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

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:31:00 GMT

Between 18 March and 20 April 2017 the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 13 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including two fatal cases. On 18 April 2017 the national IHR Focal Point of Qatar reported one additional case of MERS.



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

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:07:00 GMT

Between 9 and 11 April 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported two additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).



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

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:19:00 GMT

On 14 April 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 15 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China.



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

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:45:00 GMT

On 7 April 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 14 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China.



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

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:50:00 GMT

On 31 March 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 17 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China.



Yellow fever – Brazil

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 20:10:00 GMT

This is an update to the WHO advice posted in the Disease Outbreak News of 27 January 2017, 6 March 2017, and 20 March 2017; and on the WHO International Travel and Health website on 31 January 2017, 14 February 2017, 6 March 2017, and 17 March 2017.



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

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:50:00 GMT

On 21 March 2017 the national IHR focal point of Qatar reported one additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).



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

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 20:18:00 GMT

Between 23 February and 16 March 2017 the national IHR focal point of Saudi Arabia reported 18 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including two fatal cases. Four deaths among previously reported MERS cases were also reported (case numbers 1, 4, 5 and 7 in the Disease Outbreak News published on 10 March 2017).



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

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:02:00 GMT

On 24 March 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 18 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China.



Yellow fever – Suriname

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:20:00 GMT

On 9 March 2017, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands reported a case of yellow fever to WHO. The patient is a Dutch adult female traveller who visited Suriname from the middle of February until early March 2017. She was not vaccinated against yellow fever.



Meningococcal disease – Nigeria

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:18:00 GMT

As of 19 March 2017 (epidemiological week 11), a total of 1407 suspected cases of meningitis and 211 deaths (case fatality rate: 15%) have been reported from 40 local government areas (LGAs) in five states of Nigeria since December 2016. Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto account for 89% of these cases. Twenty-six LGAs from all five states reported 361 cases in epidemiological week 11 alone. Twenty-two wards in 15 LGAs have crossed the epidemic threshold. Three of these LGAs share borders with Niger. NmC is the predominant serotype in this outbreak.



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

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:14:00 GMT

On 17 March 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 22 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China.



Yellow fever – Brazil

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:16:00 GMT

As of 16 March 2017, yellow fever virus transmission continues to expand towards the Atlantic coast of Brazil in areas not deemed to be at risk for yellow fever transmission prior to the revised risk assessment, supported by the scientific and technical advisory group on geographical yellow fever risk mapping (GRYF), and published by WHO in the Disease Outbreak News of 27 January 2017 and 6 March 2017; as well as on the WHO International Travel and Health website on 31 January 2017, 14 February 2017, and 6 March 2017.



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

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:02:00 GMT

On 10 March 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 26 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China.



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

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:03:00 GMT

Between 24 February and 7 March 2017, a total of 58 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection have been reported to WHO from mainland China and China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).



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

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:06:00 GMT

Between 6 and 21 February 2017 the national IHR focal point of Saudi Arabia reported 12 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including three fatal cases. Four deaths among previously reported MERS cases were also reported (case numbers 1, 2, 4 and 6 in the Disease Outbreak News published on 10 February 2017).



Lassa Fever – Benin, Togo and Burkina Faso

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:02:00 GMT

On 20 February 2017, the Ministry of Health of Benin notified WHO of a Lassa fever case in Tchaourou district, Borgou Department, Benin, close to the border with Nigeria. The case was a pregnant woman who was living in Nigeria (close to the border with Benin).



Yellow fever – Brazil

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:34:00 GMT

As of 3 March 2017, yellow fever virus transmission continues to expand towards the Atlantic coast of Brazil in areas not deemed to be at risk for yellow fever transmission prior to the revised risk assessment, supported by the scientific and technical advisory group on geographical yellow fever risk mapping (GRYF), and published by WHO in the Disease Outbreak News of 27 January 2017, and on the WHO International Travel and Health website on 31 January 2017 and 14 February 2017.



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

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:03:00 GMT

On 18 February 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) reported to WHO the results of genetic sequencing on virus isolates from two previously reported cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus from Guangdong province. Changes at the cleavage site of the HA gene suggestive of being highly pathogenic to poultry was confirmed by the Chinese National Influenza Centre of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC).



Yellow fever – Brazil

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:10:00 GMT

From 1 December 2016 to 22 February 2017, a total of 1336 cases of yellow fever infection (292 confirmed, 920 suspected, and 124 discarded), including 215 deaths (101 confirmed, 109 suspected, 5 discarded), have been detected in six states (Bahia, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Norte, São Paulo, and Tocantins). The estimated case fatality rate is 35% for confirmed cases and 12% for suspected cases. To date, the majority (86%) of the confirmed cases are men and of which, approximately 81% are aged between 21 and 60 years.