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

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:00:00 GMT

Between 23 August and 11 September 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported five (5) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).



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

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:15:00 GMT

On 8 September 2016 the National IHR Focal Point for Austria notified WHO of a laboratory confirmed case of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. This is the second case of MERS-CoV in Austria.



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

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:00:00 GMT

Between 20 July and 18 August 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported eight (8) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including one (1) fatal case. The death of two (2) previously reported MERS cases was also reported.



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

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:30:00 GMT

On 30 July 2016, the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, announced a laboratory confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) in an 18-year-old Kuwaiti man who arrived in Thailand on 25 July with his family.

The patient developed symptoms on 25 July during a flight from Kuwait to Bangkok. On 26 July he sought medical treatment at a hospital in Bangkok. Although there was no history of direct contact with camels or with a suspected human case of MERS-CoV infection, he had a history of travel in the Middle East in the previous 14 days. On 28 July, he tested positive for MERS-CoV in three separate laboratories.



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

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:00:00 GMT

On 11 August 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified WHO of five additional cases of laboratory-confirmed human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, including one death.



Chikungunya – Kenya

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT

On 28 May 2016, the Ministry of Health of Kenya notified WHO of an outbreak of Chikungunya in Mandera East sub-county.



Rift Valley fever in China

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:10:00 GMT

On 23 July 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of China notified WHO of an imported case of Rift Valley fever (RVF).



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

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMT

Between 2 and 14 July 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 9 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 2 deaths.



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

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:00:00 GMT

On 12 July 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 7 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, including 4 deaths.



Enterohaemorrhagic Escherischia coli – United Kingdom

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:30:00 GMT

On 1 July 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for the United Kingdom notified WHO of an outbreak of Enterohaemorrhagic Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 PT34 in England and Wales.



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

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:15:00 GMT

Between 21 June and 30 June 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 13 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 1 death.



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

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:00 GMT

On 15 June 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 5 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, including 1 death.



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

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:00:00 GMT

On 12 June 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.



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

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Between 19 and 20 June 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported six additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).



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

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:00:00 GMT

On 16 June 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported one additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).



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

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Between 16 and 18 June 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 22 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV).



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

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Between 15 May and 15 June 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 6 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 1 death.



Chikungunya – United States of America

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMT

On 2 June 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of the United States of America notified PAHO/WHO of the first laboratory-confirmed case of locally-acquired Chikungunya virus in the state of Texas.



Yellow fever – Angola

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:00:00 GMT

On 21 January 2016, the Ministry of Health of Angola notified WHO of an outbreak of yellow fever (YF). The first case (with onset date of 5 December 2015) was identified in Viana municipality, Luanda province.



Lassa Fever – Benin

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMT

On 25 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Benin notified WHO of an outbreak of Lassa fever (see DON published on 19 February).