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

Lassa Fever – Nigeria
From 1 January through 15 April 2018, 1849 suspected cases have been reported from 21 states (Abia, Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Federal Capital Territory, Gombe, Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Rivers, and Taraba). Of these, 413 patients were confirmed with Lassa fever, nine were classified as probable 1422 tested negative and were classified as non-cases and for the five remaining suspect cases laboratory results are pending. Among the 413 confirmed and the nine probable Lassa fever cases, 114 deaths were reported (case fatality rate for confirmed cases is 25.4% and...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Listeriosis – Australia
On 2 March 2018, the Australian National Focal Point (NFP) notified WHO of an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis) associated with the consumption of rockmelons (cantaloupe) from a single grower. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Cholera – Somalia
The ongoing cholera outbreak in Somalia started in December 2017. As of 18 March 2018, a total of 1613 cholera cases, including nine deaths (case fatality rate = 0.6 %), have been reported from four regions: Hiraan, Banadir, Lower Juba and Middle Shabelle. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Listeriosis – South Africa
Disease outbreak news for listeria in South Africa. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – Nigeria
From 1 January through 18 March 2018, 1495 suspected cases and 119 deaths have been reported from 19 states (Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Federal Capital Territory, Gombe, Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Rivers, and Taraba). During this period 376 patients were confirmed, nine were classified as probable, 1084 tested negative and 26 are awaiting laboratory results (pending). Among the 376 cases classified as confirmed and nine classified as probable, 95 deaths were reported (case fatality rate for confirmed and probable cases = 24.7%). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Human infection with a seasonal reassortant A(H1N2) influenza virus – Netherlands
On 20 March 2018, the National International Health Regulations focal point for the Netherlands notified WHO about a human infected with a new reassortant A(H1N2) of seasonal influenza viruses that was detected in the routine sentinel influenza surveillance for influenza-like illness and other acute respiratory infections in the Netherlands. The patient is a child aged less than two years old, who had onset of symptoms in early March 2018. He was seen by a general practitioner, but did not require hospitalization and has fully recovered. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Oman
Disease news outbreak for MERS_CoV in Oman. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Brazil
Disease news outbreak for Yellow fever in Brazil. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Somalia
Circulation of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed in Somalia. Disease news outbreak for Somalia. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Cholera – Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
From 25 November 2017 through 23 February 2018, 1065 cases including 43 deaths (case fatality rate = 4%) have been reported from 32 out of 35 health zones in Kinshasa province. From 25 November 2017 through 15 February 2018, 177 stool specimens were collected for testing at the Institut National de Recherche Biom édicale (INRB). Out of the total stool specimens, 83 tested positive for Vibrio cholerae, 83 tested negative, and 11 are currently being analysed. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – Nigeria
From 1 January through 25 February 2018, 1081 suspected cases and 90 deaths have been reported from 18 states (Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekite, Federal Capital Territory, Gombe, Imo, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Rivers, and Taraba). During this period, 317 cases have been classified as confirmed and eight as probable, including 72 deaths (case fatality rate for confirmed and probable cases = 22%). A total of 2845 contacts have been identified in 18 states. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Brazil
During the first four weeks of 2018, a rapid increase in the number of confirmed human cases of yellow fever was observed in the states of Rio de Janeiro, S ão Paulo, and Minas Gerais. From 1 July 2017 through 16 February 2018, 464 confirmed human cases of yellow fever have been reported in Brazil, including 154 deaths. Confirmed cases were reported in São Paulo (181 cases, including 53 deaths), Minas Gerais (225 cases, including 76 deaths), and Rio d e Janeiro (57 cases, including 24 deaths) states and in the Federal District (1 fatal case). Unlike the previous seasonal period, the current seasonal period ha...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Chikungunya – Mombasa, Kenya
From mid-December 2017 through 3 February 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Kenya reported 453 cases, including 32 laboratory-confirmed cases and 421 suspected cases, of chikungunya from Mombasa County. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Rift Valley fever – Gambia
On 3 January 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH), Senegal notified WHO of a case of Rift Valley fever, a 52-year-old Korean man who was a resident of Gambia. The case was reported from a hospital in Dakar. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Lassa fever – Liberia
On 9 January 2018, a patient from Guinea with fever, neck pain, body pain and vomiting was admitted to a hospital in Ganta in Nimba County, Liberia. The patient was treated with Ribavirin until her death on 11 January 2018. The patient first experienced symptoms on 29 December 2017. Prior to hospitalization in Liberia, she sought medical care at a health facility in Di écké in N'Zérékore Region, Guinea where she was treated for typhoid and malaria. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Cholera – Mozambique
On 27 October 2017, the Ministry of Health in Mozambique notified WHO of an outbreak of cholera. From 14 August 2017 through 11 February 2018, 1799 cases and one death (case fatality rate = 0.06%) of cholera were reported from the two provinces; Nampula (1580 cases) and Cabo Delgado (219 cases). Underreporting of the number of cases and deaths is likely. This outbreak has been confirmed by Rapid Diagnostic Tests and culture. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 9 December 2017 and 17 January 2018, the National IHR Focal Point of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reported 20 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including eight deaths. In addition, one death from a previously reported case was reported to WHO. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Brazil
Disease news outbreak for yellow fever in Brazil. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Hepatitis E – Namibia
During the week ending on 13 October 2017, the first identified case was admitted to a public hospital in Windhoek district, with signs and symptoms of hepatitis E. During the week ending on 8 January 2018, a total of 237 probable and confirmed cases have been seen at various health facilities in Windhoek district with the same signs and symptoms. All suspected patients tested negative for hepatitis A, B, and C. A total of 41 of the 237 cases were sent for further testing, and on 8 January 2018, the results showed 21 were IgM positive for hepatitis E. On 19 November 2017, there was one confirmed deceased case, a 26 year-ol...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Cholera – United Republic of Tanzania
Disease news outbreak for Cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Malaysia
Disease News Outbreak on Middle East coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Malaysia. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates
On 11 December 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported one additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection. Detailed information concerning the case reported, a 39-year-old male residing in Hemma Region, Oman can be found in a separate document (see link below). The case is currently asymptomatic, is in home isolation in Oman, and is being monitored for the development of symptoms. 

 (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Diphtheria – Yemen
Disease outbreak news for diphtheria in yemen (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Nigeria
Disease outbreak news for yellow fever in Nigeria (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Outbreak of < i > Salmonella < /i > Agona infections linked to internationally distributed infant formula – France
Disease outbreak news for an outbreak of Salmonella Agona infections linked to internationally distributed infant formula in France (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Monkeypox – Nigeria
Disease outbreak news for monkeypox in Nigeria (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news