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

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:29:00 GMT

On 11 January 2017, the Department of Health, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) notified WHO of a laboratory-confirmed human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus affecting a 10-year-old boy and on 12 January 2017, the Health Bureau, China, Macao SAR notified WHO of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus affecting a 72-year old female.



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

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:41:00 GMT

Between 16 and 31 December 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported fifteen (15) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including two (2) fatal cases. Five (5) deaths among previously reported MERS cases were also reported.



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

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:45:00 GMT

On 5 January 2017, the Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) notified WHO of a case of laboratory-confirmed human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus and on 9 January 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 106 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.



Yellow fever – Brazil

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:36:00 GMT

On 6 January 2017, the Brazil Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 12 suspected cases of yellow fever from six municipalities in the state of Minas Gerais.



Plague – Madagascar

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:04:00 GMT

On 6 December 2016, the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Madagascar alerted WHO of a suspected plague outbreak in Befotaka district, Atsimo Atsinanana region in the south-eastern part of the country. The district is outside the area known to be endemic area in Madagascar. No plague cases have been reported in this area since 1950.



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

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:30:00 GMT

On 30 December 2016, the Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) notified WHO of a case of laboratory-confirmed human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.



Summary of poliovirus circulation in 2016 – Pakistan

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:50:00 GMT

In Pakistan, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been detected from environmental samples in Quetta, Balochistan. Two isolates with apparent genetic linkages were isolated from environmental samples, collected on 20 October and 28 November 2016. Virus was isolated from environmental samples only and no associated cases of paralysis linked to the isolated strains have been detected in Quetta or anywhere else in the province.



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

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:30:00 GMT

On 20 December 2016, the Department of Health (DOH), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) notified WHO of a case of laboratory-confirmed human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.



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

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 23:00:00 GMT

On 14 December 2016, the Health Bureau, Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) (China) confirmed a case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus affecting a 58-year old male.



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

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:30:00 GMT

On 12 December 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of six (6) additional cases of laboratory-confirmed human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.



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

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:50:00 GMT

Between 6 and 13 December 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported ten (10) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including two (2) fatal cases. Three (3) deaths among previously reported MERS cases were also reported.



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

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:17:00 GMT

Between 27 November and 5 December 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported twelve (12) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Two (2) deaths among previously reported MERS cases were also reported.



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

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:23:00 GMT

On 29 November 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Oman reported one (1) additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).



Human infections with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus – China

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:06:00 GMT

The National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China has notified WHO of two laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus.



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

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Between 12 and 27 November 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported nine (9) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including one fatal case.



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

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Between 3 and 10 November 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported six (6) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Two (2) deaths among previously reported MERS cases were also reported.



Rift Valley Fever in Niger

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:10:00 GMT

On 30 August, the Ministry of Health in Niger notified WHO of unexplained deaths among humans, along with deaths in livestock in the Tahoua region of Niger. On 23 September, human and animal specimens were tested at the Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) and were reported positive for Rift Valley Fever (RVF) virus by PCR and for specific IgM antibodies confirming the first outbreak of RVF in Niger. Initially the outbreak was centered in the north west of the country in areas bordering Mali, in particular around Tassara and Tchintabaraden in the Tahoua Region, however suspected cases of RVF have recently been identified in new areas to the north and south of Tchintabaraden.



Dengue Fever – Burkina Faso

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:44:00 GMT

Since August 2016, suspected dengue fever cases and deaths have been reported in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso.



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

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:00:00 GMT

On 11 November 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of two additional cases of laboratory-confirmed human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.



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

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:20:00 GMT

Between 15 and 29 October 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported thirteen (13) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including four (4) fatal cases.

A MERS outbreak has affected a hospital in Hofouf city, Al Ahssa Region. Four (4) cases are associated with this hospital outbreak. These cases are: