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Zika virus infection – India

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:50:00 GMT

On 15 May 2017, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare-Government of India (MoHFW) reported three laboratory confirmed cases of Zika virus disease in Bapunagar area, Ahmedabad District, Gujarat, State, India.



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

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:14:00 GMT

On 13 May 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 23 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China.



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

Thu, 18 May 2017 15:15:00 GMT

On 5 May 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 24 additional laboratory-confirmed human infections with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China.



Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sat, 13 May 2017 09:26:00 GMT

On 9 May 2017, WHO was informed of a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bordering Central African Republic. Since 22 April, nine cases including three deaths have been reported. Six cases are currently hospitalized.



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

Tue, 09 May 2017 17:40:00 GMT

On 30 April 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.



Unexplained cluster of deaths – Liberia

Fri, 05 May 2017 19:58:00 GMT

On 25 April 2017, the Ministry of Health 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 child 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.



Hepatitis E – Niger

Fri, 05 May 2017 18:59:00 GMT

On 12 April 2017, the Niger Ministry of Health notified WHO of a hepatitis E virus (HEV) outbreak in the Diffa region, located in the eastern part of the country. On 19 April 2017, the outbreak was officially declared by the Minister of Health.



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

Mon, 01 May 2017 16:09:00 GMT

On 21 April 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 28 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China.



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.