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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.



Cholera – Nigeria

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:55:00 GMT

On 7 June 2017, World Health Organization (WHO) was notified of a cholera outbreak in Kwara State, Nigeria, where the event currently remains localized. The first cases of acute watery diarrhoea were reported during the last week of April 2017 and a sharp increase in the number of cases and deaths has been observed since 1 May 2017. However, the number of new cases reported has shown a decline over the last four reporting weeks.



Acute hepatitis E – Nigeria

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:23:00 GMT

On 18 June 2017, the Nigerian Ministry of Health notified World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of hepatitis E located in the north-east region of the country. The first case was detected on 3 May 2017 in Damasak, a locality at the border with the Republic of the Niger. Samples were collected from the case and sent to laboratory for confirmation. Cases were later reported in Ngala, one of the local government areas in Borno State that borders Cameroon. As of 2 July 2017, 146 confirmed and suspected cases were reported including 21 confirmed cases.



Meningococcal septicaemia associated with attending a funeral – Liberia

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:00:00 GMT

On 25 April 2017, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Liberia notified WHO and partners of a cluster of sudden deaths of unknown aetiology in Sinoe County. The event started on 23 April 2017, when an 11-year-old female had been admitted to hospital presenting with diarrhoea, vomiting, and mental confusion after attending the funeral of a religious leader on 22 April 2017. The child died within one hour of admission.



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

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:14:00 GMT

Between 24 June and 3 July 2017, the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported three additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, and two deaths among previously reported cases.



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

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:38:00 GMT

On 19 June 2017, the national IHR focal point of Lebanon reported one additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.