Yellow fever – Uganda
From 4 November through 14 February 2020, eight laboratory confirmed cases of yellow fever in Buliisa (3), Maracha (1) and Moyo (4); including four deaths (CFR 50%), were detected through the national surveillance system. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
During the past week, the incidence of new Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases has remained low (Figure 1). From 12 to 18 February, one new confirmed case was reported. The case was reported in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province and had an epidemiological link to a confirmed case reported on 5 February. As the case was alerted and transferred to an Ebola Treated Centre four days after symptom onset, there remains a risk that onward transmission to contacts may have occurred, and further cases may be expected from the currently active chain of transmission. Ebola virus may also persist in some survivors ’ body fluids f...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – Nigeria
From 1 January through 9 February 2020, 472 laboratory confirmed cases including 70 deaths (case fatality ratio= 14.8%) have been reported in 26 out of 36 Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
This week, the case incidence continued to be low in the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Figure 1). From 5 to 11 February, three new confirmed cases were reported in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province. All three cases have epidemiological links to a transmission chain originating in Aloya Health Area, Mabalako Health Zone, with possible nosocomial exposure in Beni. The most recent case reported from Beni Health Zone on 11 February was isolated one day after symptom onset. Early detection of cases reduces the probability of transmission of EVD in the community and significantly...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
From 29 January to 4 February four new confirmed cases were reported in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates
On 9 and 13 January 2020, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported an additional two (2) laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to WHO. The link below provides details of the 2 reported cases: (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
From 22 to 28 January five new confirmed cases were reported in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nine new confirmed cases were reported from 15 to 21 January in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Novel Coronavirus – Republic of Korea (ex-China)
On 20 January 2020, National IHR Focal Point (NFP) for Republic of Korea reported the first case of novel coronavirus in the Republic of Korea. The case is a 35-year-old female, Chinese national, residing in Wuhan, Hubei province in China. The case-patient had developed fever, chill, and muscle pain on 18 January while in Wuhan. She visited a local hospital in Wuhan and was initially diagnosed with a cold. On 19 January , the case-patient was detected with fever (38.3 °C) upon arrival at the Incheon International Airport. The case-patient was transferred to a national designated isolation hospital for testing and treat...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Novel Coronavirus – Japan (ex-China)
On 15 January 2020, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan (MHLW) reported an imported case of laboratory-confirmed 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The case-patient is male, between the age of 30-39 years, living in Japan. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Fourteen new confirmed cases were reported from 8 to 14 January in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Novel Coronavirus – Japan (ex-China)
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, today informed the World Health Organization (WHO) of a confirmed case of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a person who travelled to Wuhan, China. This is the second confirmed case of 2019-nCoV that has been detected outside of China, following confirmation of a case in Thailand on 13 January. Considering global travel patterns, additional cases in other countries are likely. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Novel Coronavirus – Thailand (ex-China)
On 13 January 2020, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Thailand reported the first imported case of lab-confirmed novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The case is a 61-year-old Chinese woman living in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. On 5 January 2020, she developed fever with chills, sore throat and headache. On 8 January 2020, she took a direct flight to Thailand from Wuhan City together with five family members in a tour group of 16 people. The traveler with febrile illness was detected on the same day by thermal surveillance at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Thailand, and was hospitalized ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Novel Coronavirus – Thailand (ex-China)
On 13 January 2020, the Thailand ’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported the first imported case of lab-confirmed novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The case is a 61-year-old Chinese woman living in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. On 5 January 2020, she developed fever with chills, sore throat and headache. On 8 January 2020, she took a direct flight to Thailand from Wuhan City together with five family members in a tour group of 16 people. The traveler with febrile illness was detected on the same day by thermal surveillance at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Thailand, and was hospi...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Novel Coronavirus – China
On 11 and 12 January 2020, WHO received further detailed information from the National Health Commission about the outbreak. WHO is reassured of the quality of the ongoing investigations and the response measures implemented in Wuhan, and the commitment to share information regularly. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Measles – occupied Palestinian territory
From 1 January through 19 December 2019, a total of 124 laboratory confirmed cases of measles, including two deaths, were reported in the Gaza Strip (case fatality ratio=1.6%). Of the confirmed cases, forty-nine cases (40%) were hospitalized, 12 were among health care workers, and seventy-five (60%) were males. Gaza Strip has an estimated population of 1.99 million (Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics-2019). In addition, of the confirmed cases, 57 cases (46%) were un-vaccinated, of which 28 (23%) were among infants between 6 months to one year old, and 29 (23%) among age groups higher than 30 years old. Between 2009 a...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Measles – Gaza Strip
From 1 January through 19 December 2019, a total of 124 laboratory confirmed cases of measles, including two deaths, were reported in the Gaza Strip (case fatality ratio=1.6%). Of the confirmed cases, forty-nine cases (40%) were hospitalized, 12 were among health care workers, and seventy-five (60%) were males. Gaza Strip has an estimated population of 1.99 million (Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics-2019). In addition, of the confirmed cases, 57 cases (46%) were un-vaccinated, of which 28 (23%) were among infants between 6 months to one year old, and 29 (23%) among age groups higher than 30 years old. Between 2009 a...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Twelve new confirmed cases were reported from 1 to 7 January in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The United Arab Emirates
On 29 December 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported one laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to WHO. The case is a 74-year-old male national who owns a camel farm located in Al Ain City, Abu Dhabi region in UAE where he is living. He developed fever, cough and sore throat on 8 December 2019 and was admitted to hospital on 10 December, then transferred to ICU on 16 December. A nasopharyngeal aspirate was collected and tested positive for MERS-CoV by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) (UpE and Orf1a genes) on 16 Dec...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Pneumonia of unknown cause – China
On 31 December 2019, the WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology (unknown cause) detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. As of 3 January 2020, a total of 44 patients with pneumonia of unknown etiology have been reported to WHO by the national authorities in China. Of the 44 cases reported, 11 are severely ill, while the remaining 33 patients are in stable condition. According to media reports, the concerned market in Wuhan was closed on 1 January 2020 for environmental sanitation and disinfection. The causal agent has not yet been identified or confirmed. On 1 January 2020, ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Since the lastdisease outbreak news published on 19 December 2019, 29 new confirmed cases were reported from 18 to 31 December in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu province. The confirmed cases in this week were reported from eight health areas in four health zones: Mabalako (62%,n=18), Butembo (14%,n=4), Kalunguta (17%,n=5), and Katwa (7%,n=2). Three of the four cases reported in Butembo in the past fourteen days are linked to a transmission chain of more than 50 people that originated in Aloya Health Area, Mabalako Health Zone. One individual classified as a relapse case of EVD, infected severa...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Mali
From 3 November through 8 December 2019, three laboratory confirmed cases of yellow fever including two deaths (case fatality rate = 67%) were detected through the national surveillance system in Mali. The first case-patient was a 15-year-old girl from a village in Kati district, Koulikoro region, Mali. The second and third case were in 17 and 25-year-old men, nationals from Cote d'Ivoire, living in the district of Bouguimi, Sikasso region, Mali. All three cases tested positive for yellow fever by Immunoglobulin M (IgM) and reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) on 3 December 2019 at Institute Pasteur Dak...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Qatar
On 5 December 2019, the National IHR Focal Point for Qatar reported three laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection to WHO. The first case-patient (case #1) is a 67-year-old female from Doha, Qatar. She developed fever, cough, shortness of breath and headache on 23 November 2019, and presented to a hospital on 25 November. On 27 November, she went to the same hospital for follow up. However, on 28 November, her condition worsened and she was admitted to the hospital. A nasopharyngeal swab was collected on 28 November and tested positive for MERS-CoV by reverse-transcriptase polymer...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Eleven new confirmed cases were reported from 11 to 17 December in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
From 1 through 30 November 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 10 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection and one associated deaths. The cases were reported from Riyadh (4), Madinah (2), Al-Qassim (1), Assir (1), Taif (1), and Makkah (1) regions. The link below provides details of the 10 reported cases: (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Nigeria
Nigeria is responding to successive yellow fever outbreaks, with nearly a three-fold increase in number of confirmed cases in 2019 compared to 2018, suggesting intensification of yellow fever virus transmission. Additionally, there have been cases reported in parts of the country that have confirmed cases for the first time since the outbreak started in September 2017. From 1 January through 10 December 2019, a total of 4,189 suspected yellow fever cases were reported from 604 of 774 Local Government Area (LGAs) across all the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria. Of the total 3,547 samples taken, 207 tes...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Measles – Pacific Island Countries and Areas
A resurgence of measles cases has been seen in all WHO Regions since 2017. In the Asia Pacific Region, outbreaks of measles have been reported from countries where measles has previously been eliminated (including Australia, Cambodia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea) and in endemic countries with high incidence rates (including Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Dengue fever – Afghanistan
On 1 May 2019, in response to increasing numbers of dengue fever cases in Pakistan and India, health authorities in Afghanistan heightened monitoring for the disease. As part of this increased vigilance, the Central Public Health Laboratory (CPHL) in Kabul began to broaden its investigation for possible cases of the disease, such as reviewing samples that tested negative for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) to see if they were positive for dengue. The laboratory performed differential diagnosis and tests on 40 samples that had tested negative for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF). Between 1 October to 4 December...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Twenty-seven new confirmed cases were reported from 4 to 10 December in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nine new confirmed cases were reported from 27 November to 3 December in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. The confirmed cases in this week were reported from Mandima (56%,n=5) and Mabalako (44%,n=4) Health Zones. In the past two weeks, violence, widespread civil unrest, and targeted attacks have severely disrupted the Ebola response and restricted access to affected communities in multiple locations. As a result, several key activities of the response experienced diminished performance, including the volume of reported and investigated alerts and the number of contacts regis...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
From 1 through 31 October 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 15 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection and six associated deaths. The cases were reported from Assir (5 cases), Al-Qassim (3 cases), Riyadh (6 cases), and Taif (1 case) regions. Of the 15 cases reported, four were linked to two separate clusters. Cluster 1 involved a patient (case #1) and a health care worker (case #5) in Assir region. Cluster 2 involved a patient (case #12) and a health care worker (case #15) in Riyadh region. The link below provides details of the 15 reported cases: (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – African Region
This report provides a situational update on current cVDPV2 outbreaks in newly affected countries in Africa. No wild poliovirus has been detected on the continent since September 2016. In West Africa and the Lake Chad sub-region, a cVDPV2 outbreak originating from Jigawa state, Nigeria, continues to spread. Following detection of this outbreak in Cameroon, Ghana, Benin and the Republic of Niger earlier this year and in 2018, the virus has now been detected in Chad, Togo and C ôte d’Ivoire. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Dengue fever –Spain
On 6 November 2019, the Spanish authorities reported a likely sexual transmission of dengue between two men who have sex with men (MSM) in the municipality of Madrid in central Spain. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – The Netherlands (ex –Sierra Leone)
Sierra Leone health officials, supported by WHO, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other partners, are responding to an outbreak of Lassa fever. On 20 November 2019, WHO was informed by The Netherlands ’ International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of one imported case of Lassa fever from Sierra Leone. The patient was a male doctor, a Dutch national who worked in a rural Masanga hospital in Tonkolili district, Northern province in Sierra Leone. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Six new confirmed cases were reported between 20 to 26 November in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Pakistan
Through national disease surveillance, an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type-2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed in Pakistan in 2019. Between 7 July and 3 November 2019, 11 children have been paralysed from cVDPV2 in Pakistan – four in Diamir district, Gilgit-Baltistan province, three in Kohistan, two in Torghar and one in Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, and one in Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad. The median age for these cases was 22 months ranging from 8 to 66 months . The virus was also isolated in stool samples from two contacts of one patient from Diamir, one contact of one patient...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Measles – Global situation
Many countries around the world are experiencing measles outbreaks. As of 5 November 2019, there have been 440,263 confirmed cases reported to WHO through official monthly reporting by 187 Member States in 2019. Data Source: IVB Database - This is surveillance data, hence for the last month(s), the data may be incomplete. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Dengue fever – Republic of the Sudan
On 10 October 2019, the Sudan International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point (NFP) notified WHO of 99 suspected cases of dengue fever in Kassala State. The first reported case presented to the health facilities on 8 August 2019 with symptoms including high-grade fever, headache, and joint pain, with or without vomiting. From 8 August through 4 November 2019, a total of 1,197 suspected cases of dengue fever including five deaths have been reported from seven states: Kassala (1,111 cases; 3 deaths), West Darfur (43 cases; 1 death), North Darfur (29 cases; 1 death), Red Sea (9 cases; 0 deaths), South Darfur (3 ca...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Seven new confirmed cases were reported in the past week (13 to 19 November) in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
On 13 November 2019, the Venezuela International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point (NFP) and the Venezuela PAHO/WHO Country Office shared information about a confirmed case of yellow fever in Bolivar State. The case-patient is a 46-year-old male resident of the municipality of Gran Sabana, Bolivar State. He was in the locality of Uriman municipality of Gran Sabana within the 19 days prior to the onset of symptoms. Symptom onset was on 14 September 2019, and included fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, epistaxis, petechiae, and diarrhoea. On 26 September 2019, he visited a public hospital in the municipality of Her...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Dengue fever – Pakistan
Health authorities in Pakistan are responding to an ongoing outbreak of dengue fever. This outbreak was first reported on 8 July 2019 by the Khyber Teaching Hospital in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. Since then, three other provinces (Punjab, Balochistan, and Sindh), as well as Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK; one of the two autonomous territories) have also reported cases of dengue fever. From 8 July to 12 November 2019, a total of 47,120 confirmed cases of dengue fever, including 75 deaths, were reported from the four provinces (KP, Punjab, Balochistan, and Sindh), Islamaba...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Six new confirmed cases were reported in the past week (6 to 12 November) in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Rift Valley Fever – Republic of the Sudan
On 10 October 2019, the National IHR Focal Point for Sudan notified WHO of 47 suspected cases of Rift Valley Fever (RVF), including two deaths in Arb ’aat Area, Towashan Village, in El Qaneb locality, Red Sea State. The suspected cases presented with high-grade fever, headaches, joint pain, vomiting. There were no hemorrhagic signs or symptoms observed. The first case presented to the health facility on 19 September 2019. On 28 September 2019, a total of 14 samples were sent to the National Public Health Laboratory in Khartoum, and 5 tested positive for RVF by Immunoglobulin M (IgM) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Fifteen confirmed cases were reported in the past week (30 October – 5 November) in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Zika virus disease – France
On 9 October 2019, the French authorities reported an autochthonous Zika virus (ZKV) case in Hyeres, Var department, France. The case had reported symptom onset on 29 July 2019. No travel history to Zika endemic countries was reported for the patient or partner. Since this notification, French authorities reported an additional two probable autochthonous ZKV cases, identified through active case finding, in Hyeres, in the same area and same timeframe (symptom onsets of the three cases from 6 to 15 August 2019). All three patients have recovered. Epidemiological and entomological field investigations by French authorities a...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the North Kivu and Ituri provinces saw a stabilization in the number of new cases this past week, with 19 confirmed cases reported in the past week (23 –29 October), essentially equivalent to the 20 confirmed cases the week before. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The United Arab Emirates
On 7 October 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) notified WHO of one laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. The patient is a 44-year-old male non-national farmer from Al Ain city, Abu Dhabi region, UAE. He developed fever, runny nose, headache, vomiting, productive cough and shortness of breath on 25 September 2019, and was admitted to hospital on 29 September. A nasopharyngeal aspirate was collected and tested positive for MERS-CoV by reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) on 3 October at the Shiekh Khalifa Medical ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The number of confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) remains relatively low this week, with 21 new confirmed cases reported in North Kivu and Ituri provinces during the epidemiological week of 14 – 20 October. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 – The Philippines
On 27 September 2019 , a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) has been confirmed in environmental samples in Philippines. The virus has been isolated from ten environmental samples, all genetically related, which were collected from one sewage collection site and its tributary pumping stations in Manila, between 1 July and 23 September 2019. This sewage collection site in the city of Manila has a catchment area of over 600,000 people. Vaccine-derived polioviruses are rarely occurring forms of the poliovirus that have genetically changed from the attenuated (weakened) virus contained in oral polio vaccine....
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Measles – Lebanon
Health authorities in Lebanon are responding to an outbreak of measles. From 1 November 2018 through 12 October 2019, a total of 1,171 cases have been reported, of which 675 (57.6%) were laboratory confirmed, 8 (0.7%) epidemiologically linked cases, and 488 (41.7%) were clinically diagnosed. No associated deaths have been reported as of now. Measles cases have been reported in all eight Lebanese governorates, with Aakar, Baalbek-El-Hermel, Bekaa North, and Mount Lebanon governorates most affected. Ninety percent of suspected measles cases were Lebanese nationals, while 10% were Syrians living in informal settlements and in...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news