Uganda: Gulu Malaria Cases Rise to 10,000 Per Week

[Monitor] Gulu -Gulu District has been hit by yet another malaria epidemic with cases rising from 2,169 in May last year to 38,096 today.
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Abstract At the time of writing in 2019, there have been 754 confirmed cases of Lassa fever in Nigeria, 21% of whom have died. Lassa is on the priority pathogen list for WHO's R&D Blueprint for Action to Prevent Epidemics. In September 2019, WHO convened 67 scientists, regulators, ethicists, public health officials, funders and vaccine developers to discuss the end-to-end clinical development plan for Lassa fever vaccines. The substantial increases in vaccine trial capacity in Africa were reviewed, together with lessons learned from the evaluation of vaccines against HIV, TB, malaria, and Ebola in Africa. Particip...
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sa Weaver The risk of emergence and/or re-emergence of arthropod-borne viral (arboviral) infections is rapidly growing worldwide, particularly in Africa. The burden of arboviral infections and diseases is not well scrutinized because of the inefficient surveillance systems in endemic countries. Furthermore, the health systems are fully occupied by the burden of other co-existing febrile illnesses, especially malaria. In this review we summarize the epidemiology and risk factors associated with the major human arboviral diseases and highlight the gap in knowledge, research, and control in Sudan. Published data in Eng...
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Authors: Sabbatani S, Fiorino S, Manfredi R Abstract During the Great War, which involved Italy from May 1915 until November 1918, the Italian Army paid an extremely high price in terms of suffering; around 600,000 soldiers died. About 100,000 of these deaths were caused by diseases, mainly infectious ones. The casualties accounted for over one million cases. Epidemics of cholera and petechial typhus were recorded as well as an increase in morbidity due to tuberculosis and malaria, which had shown some minor epidemiological reduction in several regions of Italy during the years preceding the Great War. A large numb...
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[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -More than 1.8 million cases of malaria were reported from across Sudan so far in 2019, a sharp increase compared to previous years, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Thursday. Cases of diphtheria, dengue fever, rift valley fever, chikungunya, and cholera continue to be recorded across the country, according to the Sudanese Ministry of Health.
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[The Conversation Africa] The infectious disease burden in Africa is very high, particularly for tuberculosis (TB), malaria and HIV/AIDS. In 2018, nearly a quarter (24%) of TB cases in the world were in Africa. The region accounted for 93% of malaria cases. The continent also bears the brunt of the HIV epidemic: 20.6 million of the 37.9 million people living with HIV are in eastern and southern Africa.
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[Radio Dabanga] El Fasher -On Wednesday, North Darfur health authorities reported that 23 people died of malaria and four of dengue fever during the past week, stressing that the state has never seen such epidemics before. The federal Minister of Health announced an emergency plan to contain the spread of diseases in the region.
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[Radio Dabanga] El Fasher -The Sudan Doctors' Central Committee of North Darfur reported the outbreak of a renewed malaria epidemic yesterday. Ten people have died of malaria at the El Fasher Teaching Hospital this month.
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Climate change is making it harder to eradicate deadly epidemics, with rising temperatures helping mosquitoes spread malaria in higher places in Africa, the head of a global health fund said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information
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