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

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Between 3 and 10 November 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported six (6) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Two (2) deaths among previously reported MERS cases were also reported.



Rift Valley Fever in Niger

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:10:00 GMT

On 30 August, the Ministry of Health in Niger notified WHO of unexplained deaths among humans, along with deaths in livestock in the Tahoua region of Niger. On 23 September, human and animal specimens were tested at the Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) and were reported positive for Rift Valley Fever (RVF) virus by PCR and for specific IgM antibodies confirming the first outbreak of RVF in Niger. Initially the outbreak was centered in the north west of the country in areas bordering Mali, in particular around Tassara and Tchintabaraden in the Tahoua Region, however suspected cases of RVF have recently been identified in new areas to the north and south of Tchintabaraden.



Dengue Fever – Burkina Faso

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:44:00 GMT

Since August 2016, suspected dengue fever cases and deaths have been reported in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso.



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

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:00:00 GMT

On 11 November 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of two additional cases of laboratory-confirmed human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.



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

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:20:00 GMT

Between 15 and 29 October 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported thirteen (13) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including four (4) fatal cases.

A MERS outbreak has affected a hospital in Hofouf city, Al Ahssa Region. Four (4) cases are associated with this hospital outbreak. These cases are:



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

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Between 16 September and 10 October 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia seven (7) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including one (1) fatal case.



Monkeypox in Central African Republic

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:19:00 GMT

On 6 September 2016, the Ministry of Health staff from Haute-Kotto health district alerted the central level of suspected monkeypox cases admitted at Ira Banda health centre. The index case was a hunter who fell ill on 17 August and died in his village without specimens being collected for laboratory testing. Between 4 September and 7 October, 26 cases have been admitted and of these, three have been laboratory confirmed for monkeypox. Epidemiological investigations are currently on-going to evaluate the magnitude of the outbreak.



Wild polio and vaccine derived polio in Nigeria

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT

After more than two years without the detection of wild polio in Nigeria, the Government reported three laboratory confirmed wild poliovirus type one (WPV1) cases with onset between July and August 2016.



Rift Valley fever in Niger

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:10:00 GMT

On 30 August 2016, WHO received reports about unexplained deaths among humans, along with death and abortion in livestock in the North Western parts of Niger, and the areas bordering Mali.

From 2 August to 22 September 2016, 64 human cases including 23 deaths have been reported in Tchintabaraden health district in Tahoua region. The area is mainly populated by nomadic stockbreeders.



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.