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Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N4) virus – China

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:00:00 GMT

On 14 February 2018, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of one case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N4) virus. This is the first human case of avian influenza A(H7N4) infection to be reported worldwide.



Lassa fever – Liberia

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:37:00 GMT

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 Diécké in N'Zérékore Region, Guinea where she was treated for typhoid and malaria.



Cholera – Mozambique

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:44:00 GMT

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.



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

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 01:07:00 GMT

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 nine deaths. In addition, one death from a previously reported case was reported to WHO.



Yellow fever – Brazil

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:10:00 GMT

Disease news outbreak for yellow fever in Brazil.



Hepatitis E – Namibia

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:37:00 GMT

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-old female, and four days prior to her death she had delivered a baby. The status of the baby is unknown. The majority of the cases were from Windhoek district, Khomas region.



Cholera – United Republic of Tanzania

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:45:00 GMT

Disease news outbreak for Cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania



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

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Disease News Outbreak on Middle East coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Malaysia.



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

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 23:00:00 GMT

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 cases reported can be found in a separate document (see link below).



Outbreak of Salmonella Agona infections linked to internationally distributed infant formula – France

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Disease outbreak news for an outbreak of Salmonella Agona infections linked to internationally distributed infant formula in France



Yellow fever – Nigeria

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Disease outbreak news for yellow fever in Nigeria



Diphtheria – Yemen

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Disease outbreak news for diphtheria in yemen



Monkeypox – Nigeria

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Disease outbreak news for monkeypox in Nigeria



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

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 01:07:00 GMT

Disease outbreak news for MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia



Diphtheria – Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Disease Outbreak News for Diphtheria in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh



Cholera – Kenya

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:44:00 GMT

Disease news outbreak for cholera in Kenya.



Cholera – Zambia

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:50:00 GMT

Disease news outbreak for cholera in Zambia.



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