Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is becoming increasingly undermined by security challenges in at-risk areas, particularly Beni. These incidents severely impact both civilians and frontline workers, forcing suspension of EVD response activities and increasing the risk that the virus will continue to spread. WHO continues to distinguish between the incidents of conflict between rebel and government forces, and pockets of community push-back on the response. A recent increase in the incidence of new cases (Figure 1) is the result of the multitude of challenges fac...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Cholera – Zimbabwe
Since the last Disease Outbreak News was published on 20 September (with data as of 15 September), an additional 4914 cases have been reported including 92 confirmed cases (Figure 1). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Cholera – Niger
On 15 July, the outbreak of cholera was officially declared by the Ministry of Public Health of Niger. The first three cases were residents of Nigeria from Jibiya Local Government Area (LGA) in Katsina State on the border with Niger. The cases were all from the same family and reportedly had an onset of symptoms in Jibiya LGA before seeking treatment on 5 July 2018 at a health facility in a bordering town in Niger. Vibrio cholerae serotype O1 Inaba was confirmed in stool samples from all three cases, one of which died within minutes of admission. In addition to these cases, six cases were reported in the following two days...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Monkeypox – Nigeria
On 26 September 2017, WHO was alerted to a suspected outbreak of monkeypox in Yenagoa Local Government Area (LGA) in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The index cluster was reported in a family. All of whom developed similar symptoms of fever and generalized skin rash over a period of four weeks. Epidemiological investigations into the cluster show that all infected cases had a contact with monkey about a month prior to onset. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is at a critical juncture. WHO faces a precarious situation given recent increases in insecurity, incidents of community mistrust, and increased geographical spread. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
From 1 June through 16 September 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 32 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including 10 deaths. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is at a critical juncture. While substantial progress has been made, the situation is precarious given recent increases in insecurity, incidents of community reluctance and geographical spread. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo remains active. While substantial progress has been made to limit the spread of the disease to new areas and the situation in Mangina (Mabalako Health Zone) is stabilizing, the cities of Beni and Butembo have become the new hotspot. Response teams continue to enhance activities to mitigate potential clusters in these cities and prevent spread to other areas. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Cholera – Zimbabwe
On 6 September 2018, a cholera outbreak in Harare was declared by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) of Zimbabwe and notified to WHO on the same day. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Cholera – Algeria
On 23 August 2018, the Algerian Ministry of Health (MoH) announced an outbreak of cholera in northern parts of the country, in and around the capital province Algiers. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Six weeks into the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the overall situation has improved since the height of the epidemic; however, significant risks remain surrounding the continued detections of sporadic cases within Mabalako, Beni and Butembo health zones in North Kivu Province. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection – Republic of Korea
On 8 September 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point (NFP) of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of a laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Republic of the Congo
Yellow fever outbreak in Republic of the Congo 7 September 2018 (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Situation report on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC 7 September 2018 (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China: Update
Since March 2013, when the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection was first detected in humans, a total of 1567 laboratory-confirmed human cases, including at least 615 deaths, have been reported to WHO (Figure 1) in accordance with the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005). So far, all but three reported cases have occurred in China. In the latest wave (the sixth wave, which began in October 2017), only three human cases have been detected; meanwhile there have been fewer A(H7N9) virus detections in poultry and environment samples, according to reports from mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region C...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
On 22 August 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland notified WHO about a laboratory-confirmed Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. The patient is a resident of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who was visiting the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is at a key juncture. Recent trends (Figure 1) suggest that control measures are working. Over the past week, contact follow-up rates have substantially improved, most patients recently admitted to Ebola treatment centres (ETC) received therapeutics within hours of being confirmed, and ring vaccination activities have scaled to reach contacts (and their contacts) of most confirmed cases reported in the last three weeks. However, the outbreak trend must be interpreted with caution. Since the last Disease Outbreak News on 24 August 2018, 13 add...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yellow fever – France – French Guiana
Disease outbreak news for Yellow fever in French Guiana. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Disease outbreak news for EVD in DRC. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the town of Mangina, Mabalako Health Zone, North Kivu Province. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Operational readiness and preparedness in neighbouring countries
Disease outbreak news on Ebola in the DRC - Operational readiness and preparedness in neighbouring countries. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu Province, in the eastern part of the country. North Kivu is among the most populated provinces in the country, shares borders with Uganda and Rwanda, and experiences conflict and insecurity, with over one million internally displaced people and migration of refugees to neighbouring countries. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Nigeria
On 5 June 2018, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak was confirmed in Sokoto State, Nigeria. From 30 January through 23 May 2018, ten environmental samples collected from two collection sites all tested positive for genetically-related VDPV2 viruses. No associated cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) have been detected with this cVDPV2. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nipah virus – India
As of 17 July 2018, a total of 19 Nipah virus (NiV) cases, including 17 deaths, were reported from Kerala State: 18 of the cases were laboratory-confirmed and the deceased index case was suspected to have NiV but could not be tested. The outbreak was localized to two districts in Kerala State: Kozhikode and Malappuram. No new cases or deaths have been reported since 1 June 2018 and, as of 30 July, human-to-human transmission of NiV has been contained in Kerala State. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Disease outbreak news for ebola in DRC. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
As 42 days (two incubation periods) have passed since the last possible exposure to a confirmed Ebola virus disease case, on 24 July 2018, the Minister of Health, Dr Oly Ilunga announced the end of the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, commends the country and partners in the response against the outbreak while urging them to extend this success to combatting other diseases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Democratic Republic of the Congo
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, three different circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreaks have been detected in acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Ministry of Health and WHO continue to closely monitor the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine derived poliovirus – Papua New Guinea
On 21 May 2018, the regional polio reference laboratory reported to WHO the isolation of vaccine derived poliovirus type 1 (VDPV1) from a child with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. The onset of the child ’s paralysis occurred on 24 April 2018. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Measles – Japan
This report provides the latest information on the epidemiologic situation of measles in Japan, including outbreak cases in Oki nawa Prefecture and the other cases, and indicates the need for continued vigilance. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Disease outbreak news for ebola in DRC. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Rift Valley fever – Kenya
On 8 June 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH) for Kenya confirmed an outbreak of Rift Valley fever. The first patient was admitted to a hospital in Wajir County in north-eastern Kenya on 2 June with fever, body weakness, and bleeding from the gums and mouth. The patient reported having consumed meat from a sick animal; the patient died the same day. On 4 June, two relatives of the index patient were admitted. Blood samples were collected and sent to the Kenya Medical Research Institute, one of which was confirmed positive for Rift Valley fever on 6 June. As of 16 June, a total of 26 human cases have been reported from Wajir...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Disease news outbreak for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Saudi Arabia. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Cholera – Cameroon
Disease outbreak news for cholera in Cameroon. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Disease news outbreak for ebola in DRC. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Operational readiness and preparedness in nine countries neighbouring the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Following the notification of an Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Equateur Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 5 May 2018, WHO conducted a formal rapid risk assessment which determined that the public risk is high at the regional level. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Measles – Brazil
Disease news outbreak for measles in Brazil. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Since the last Disease Outbreak News on 30 May 2018, two additional cases have been laboratory confirmed for Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; both cases were reported from Iboko Health Zone. Recently available information has enabled the classification of some cases to be updated. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Points of Entry
In response to the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, WHO in collaboration with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and other partners, has developed a comprehensive strategic response plan for points of entry. The aim of the plan is to avoid the spread of the disease to other provinces or at the international level. The plan includes mapping strategic points of entry and the locations of areas where travellers congregate and interact with the local populatio...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Monkeypox – Cameroon
From 30 April through 30 May 2018, a total of 16 confirmed and suspected cases (one confirmed and 15 suspected cases) were reported to the Directorate of Control of Epidemic and Pandemic diseases (DLMEP). These cases were located in five districts of Cameroon: Njikwa Health district (n=6 suspected, n=1 confirmed) Akwaya Health District (n=6 suspected), Biyem-Assi Health District (n=1 suspected), Bertoua Health District (n=1 suspected), and Fotokol Health district (n=1 suspected). On 14 May, one of the 16 cases tested positive by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) from the Centre Pasteur du Cameroun (C...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nipah virus - India
On 19 May 2018, three deaths due to Nipah virus infection were reported in Kozhikode District, Kerala State, India. The three deaths occurred in a family cluster and a fourth death was subsequently reported in a health care worker who was involved in treatment of the family in the local hospital. Laboratory testing of throat swabs, urine and blood samples collected from four suspected patients has been conducted by the National Institute of Virology in Pune; three of the four reported deaths were confirmed positive for Nipah virus (NiV) by real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and IgM Elisa for NiV. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Since the last Disease Outbreak News on 23 May 2018, six additional cases have been laboratory confirmed for Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Recently available information has enabled the classification of some cases to be updated. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates
Disease news outbreak for mers in uae. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Disease outbreak news for ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Update on Ring Vaccination
In response to the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, WHO is working with the Ministry of Health, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF), UNICEF and other partners including the Ministry of Health of Guinea, to conduct vaccination against Ebola for people at high risk of infection in affected health zones. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses – Horn of Africa
In Somalia, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 3 (cVDPV3) has been confirmed, following isolation of this virus from four environmental samples collected between 8-22 March from two environmental sites in Waberi District, Banadir Province (Mogadishu). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Since the publication of the first Disease Outbreak News on the Ebola outbreak in Equateur province, Democratic Republic of the Congo on 10 May 2018, an additional seven suspected cases have been notified by the country ’s Ministry of Health. Importantly, since the last update, cases have been reviewed and reclassified, and some discarded. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 8 May 2018, WHO was notified by the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo of two confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease occurring in Bikoro health zone, Equateur province. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Listeriosis – South Africa
Disease outbreak news for Listeriosis in South Africa update. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Dengue fever – Réunion, France
On 16 March 2018, WHO was notified by the International Health Regulations (2005) National Focal Point for France through the European Commission (EC) Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) about a sharp increase in the number of dengue cases reported in R éunion, France since the beginning of 2018. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news