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Plague – Madagascar

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 01:16:00 GMT

Disease Outbreak News Plague Madagascar



Yellow fever – Brazil

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:10:00 GMT

Yellow fever in Brazil, 24 November 2017



Marburg virus disease – Uganda and Kenya

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:41:00 GMT

Disease Outbreak News Uganda Kenya Marburg virus disease



Plague – Madagascar

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:16:00 GMT

Plague Madagascar DON



Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Oman

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Disease Outbreak News for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Oman



Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 11:07:00 GMT

Update on MERS CoV in Saudi Arabia, 7 November 2017



Marburg virus disease – Uganda and Kenya

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:41:00 GMT

Update on Marburg virus disease outbreak in Uganda and Kenya, 7 November 2017



Dengue fever – Burkina Faso

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:44:00 GMT

Burkina Faso has been experiencing an epidemic of dengue fever since week 31 of 2017 (week ending on 6 August). WHO officially declared the outbreak on 28 September 2017.



Plague – Madagascar

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Disease Outbreak News on Plague in Madagascar



Seychelles – Suspected Plague (Ex- Madagascar)

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 22:08:00 GMT

Madagascar is experiencing a large outbreak of plague affecting major cities and other non-endemic areas since August 2017. This outbreak carries a moderate risk of spread to neighbouring Indian Ocean islands which is mitigated naturally by the short incubation period of pneumonic plague and the institution of exit screening measures at the airport and other major ports.



Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:08:00 GMT

On 8 and 15 September 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of two additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China.



Marburg virus disease – Uganda

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:41:00 GMT

On 17 October 2017, the Ugandan Ministry of Health notified WHO of a confirmed outbreak of Marburg virus disease in Kween District, Eastern Uganda. The Ministry for Health officially declared the outbreak on 19 October 2017.



Seychelles – Suspected Plague (Ex- Madagascar)

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 13:28:00 GMT

On 10 October 2017, the Seychellois Ministry of Health notified WHO of a probable case of pneumonic plague. The probable case is a 34-year-old man who had visited Madagascar and returned to Seychelles on 6 October 2017. He developed symptoms on 9 October 2017 and presented to a local health centre. Based on a medical examination and reported history of recent travel to Madagascar, pneumonic plague infection was suspected and he was immediately referred to hospital where he was isolated and treated.



Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:07:00 GMT

Between 31 August and 26 September 2017, the national IHR focal point of Saudi Arabia reported nine additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including four deaths. In addition, four deaths from previously reported cases were reported.



Plague – Madagascar

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:29:00 GMT

From 23 August to 30 September 2017, a total of 73 suspected, probable, and confirmed cases of pneumonic plague, including 17 deaths have been reported in Madagascar. The diagnosis was confirmed by the Institut Pasteur de Madagascar by polymerase chain reaction test or using rapid diagnostic test.



Plague – Madagascar

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:28:00 GMT

On 23 August 2017, a 31-year-old male from Tamatave, visiting Ankazobe District in central highlands, developed malaria-like symptoms. On 27 August, he developed respiratory symptoms during his journey in a shared public taxi from Ankazobe District to Tamatave (via Antananarivo). His condition worsened and he died. His body was prepared for a funeral at the nearest hospital, Moramanga District Hospital, without safety procedures. Additionally, 31 people who came into contact with this case either through direct contact with the primary case or had other epidemiological links, became ill, and four cases of them died.



Chikungunya – Italy

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:45:00 GMT

As of 26 September, 183 cases have been notified to the Lazio Region of Italy, which includes the coastal areas of Anzio and Latina as well as the city of Rome. Of the notified cases, 109 are confirmed and 74 additional cases are being investigated (all with an epidemiological link to the Lazio Region). Three more confirmed cases have also been notified from other areas with a travel history to Anzio.



Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:31:00 GMT

On 23 August 2017, the national IHR focal point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported one additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection.



Chikungunya – Italy

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:50:00 GMT

As of 14 September, fourteen autochthonous confirmed cases of chikungunya have been diagnosed in Italy, six in Rome and eight in the coastal area of Anzio (Lazio Region). There are additional cases being investigated.



Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:51:00 GMT

On 18, 25 August and 4 September 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of four additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China.