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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.



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

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:39:00 GMT

On 30 August 2017, the national IHR focal point of Oman reported one case of Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The last report of MERS-CoV from Oman was on 29 November 2016.



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

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:23:00 GMT

Between 13 and 30 August 2017, the national IHR focal point of Saudi Arabia reported 12 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), including one death, and one death from a previously reported case.



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

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 11:13:00 GMT

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



Yellow fever – France – French Guiana

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:55:00 GMT

On 22 August 2017, the National IHR Focal Point for France notified a confirmed fatal case of yellow fever in a 43-year-old Brazilian woman in French Guiana, with an unknown vaccination status.



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

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:30:00 GMT

On 29 July 2017, the national IHR focal point of the United Arab Emirates reported one additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)



Chikungunya – France

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:45:00 GMT

Local transmission of chikungunya has been confirmed in south eastern France, with four cases diagnosed in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region as of 23 August 2017. In addition, there is one probable case, and eight suspected cases.



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

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:23:00 GMT

Between 4 July and 12 August 2017, the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 26 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including six deaths, and two deaths among previously reported cases.



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

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:13:00 GMT

On 11, 14, and 21 July 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of three individual laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China.



Dengue fever – Côte d’Ivoire

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 21:01:00 GMT

On 6 May 2017, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Côte d’Ivoire notified World Health Organization (WHO) of a dengue fever outbreak in Abidjan, the capital city of Côte d’Ivoire.



Cholera – Kenya

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:50:00 GMT

Since the beginning of 2017, Kenya is experiencing an upsurge of cholera cases. The first cholera outbreak reported in 2017 was in Tana River County. The outbreak started on 10 October 2016 and was controlled by April 2017.



Dengue fever – Sri Lanka

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:05:00 GMT

From 1 January to 7 July 2017, the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health (MoH) Sri Lanka reported 80 732 dengue fever cases, including 215 deaths. This is a 4.3 fold higher than the average number of cases for the same period between 2010 and 2016, and the monthly number of cases exceeds the mean plus three standard deviations for each of the past six months. Based on sentinel site surveillance for the past seven years the expected peak months of May to July coincides with the south-western monsoon which commences in late April.



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

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:05:00 GMT

On 19 June 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of five additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. On 24 June 2017, the NHFPC notified WHO of 10 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. On 30 June 2017, the NHFPC notified WHO of six additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China.