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Preparedness, surveillance and response

Somaliland – first victim of cholera reported as a cross-border case with Ethiopia

Cholera has spread to Somaliland from the Ethiopian border, with one case reported in the Sabawanaag district close to Hargeisa. The victim was taken to Hargeisa in a very serious condition and later died in hospital. No emergency team has been sent to the area affected by the contagious disease and there is no government plan to counter this epidemic which could pose a threat to the Somaliland population

April 12, 2017
Qaran News
April 9, 2017
Medisha Valley

China's H7N9 bird flu death toll at 47 in March - government data

China reported 47 human fatalities from H7N9 bird flu in march, the national health authority said, compared with 61 deaths in February. It also reported 96 cases of human infection from H7N9 bird flu for last month, according to the statement posted on the National Health and Family Planning Commission website

April 12, 2017
Channel News Asia, Reuters, Business Insider

H1N1 claimed 103 lives in Maharashtra so far this year

Swine flu (H1N1) has claimed more than 100 lives across Maharashtra this year, the state health department said. Up till April 11th, 103 people had died while 3700 people were diagnosed with H1N1 in civic hospitals across the state

April 12, 2017
Daily Post
April 11, 2017
Tribune India, Hindustan Times, Indian Express

Two new cases of Zika confirmed in Singapore

Singaporean health authorities confirmed that two new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection have occurred in the Poh Huat Terrace/Terrasse lane area, in the neighbourhood of two other clusters discovered recently

April 12, 2017
Straits Times
April 11, 2017
Channel News Asia, Today Online

Piura; Now the region has registered its sixth dengue victim as another two die

The number of dengue victims in Piura continued rising with another death bring the total to six for the year to date. Health authorities said there has been 746 cases to date and a possible 3,000 cases, which have also seen the spread of zika and chikungunya

April 12, 2017
Peru21, Diario Correo, La Republica

Espírito Santo registra 465 casos suspeitos de Chikungunya em quatro meses

The Brazilian state of Espirito Santo reported 465 suspected cases of chikungunya in the period from January 1st to the end of last week. This is almost at a par with last year’s figures which stood at 497 cases. Chikungunya has been recorded in 11 municipalities and there are some suspected cases as yet unconfirmed

April 13, 2017
Folha Vitoria

Search for Zika and Ebola in Kenya finds deadly germs

A four year countrywide search for the deadly Ebola, Zika and Marburg virus in bats has identified germs that are potentially dangerous to Kenyans. A collaboration between Kenya and China found local bats host viruses closely related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)  

April 13, 2017
Standard Media

120 Alerted On Tuberculosis Case At UH-Hilo

Hawaiian health authorities notified approximately 120 students and staff members of the University of Hawaii at Hilo campus of possible exposure to a tuberculosis case. The department of health is investigating the case and evaluating potential contacts and possible exposure and people will receive notification as to whether TB testing is recommended

April 12, 2017
Big Island Video News, Khon2.com

Deadly cholera/acute watery diarrhoea outbreak in Somaliland lays bare devastating vulnerability...

An outbreak of cholera/acute watery diarrhoea in Somaliland has killed 28 people in the last ten days and hospitalized a further 167. More than 411 cases of cholera/AWD have been reported in Somaliland since the start of April. In neighbouring Puntland, the numbers are concerning. Since the beginning of the year there have been more than 1600 cases of cholera/AWD with 57 deaths

April 12, 2017
Somaliland Press, Red Cross, Asia Pacific Daily, India.com, Punch Nigeria

Paraguay reports 116 confirmed cases of dengue

Paraguayan Health Department said it is seeing 500 cases of infectious diseases linked to the Aedes aegypti mosquito per week. It confirmed 116 cases of dengue and 288 probable, 4 cases of chikungunya and 2 cases of probable Zika. There are also cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome and flu

April 12, 2017
ABC Paraguay
April 11, 2017
ADN Paraguayo, Radio 1000.com, Hoy.com

Minas tem mais de 19 mil casos de dengue; 29 cidades estão em situação de risco para surto

The state of Minas Gerais has registered 19,784 probable cases of dengue this year alone. Of these cases, one has died and another seventeen are under investigation. Health authorities said 29 municipalities are at high level of risk for a possible outbreak and a further 78 municipalities are on alert

April 12, 2017
Hoje Em Dia

Death toll rises to 489 in Nigeria meningitis outbreak

A Nigerian health official said Wednesday that a suspected 489 people have died during the latest meningitis outbreak to hit the country. At least five northern states have been affected by the epidemic over the last five months. As of now, there have been 4,637 suspected cases from which the fatalities came

April 12, 2017
Daily Sabah, ABC news

More cases of dengue emerge in Karachi

Twelve more dengue fever cases were reported in Karachi city, taking the patient toll to 162 since the start of the year. A new health updates suggests around 170 dengue fever cases have been reported in Sindh province so far, 162 in Karachi, four in Hyderabad, two each in Tharparkar and Umerkot

April 11, 2017
PPI News

Swine Flu deaths cross 100 in Maharashtra

The number of Swine Flu deaths in Maharashtra has crossed 100 this year and there is a rise in number of cases in March and April due to the scorching heat and prevailing conditions

April 10, 2017
Deccan Herald

Panama government failed to notify OIE of a bovine outbreak for four months

Panamanian government health officials were called out by the press for not formally notifying the OIE of an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis, which could put at risk both public health but also lead to restrictions on meat exports from the country. The government sat on the information for four weeks, claiming they were waiting to receive all the phyto-sanitary paperwork before doing so

April 11, 2017
La Prensa

Hundreds diagnosed with tuberculosis in Ghazni

Local health officials in Ghazni (Pajhwok) in Afghanistan said that 1,600 people, half of them women, have been diagnosed with TB in southern Ghazni province. Local people have been complaining about an absence of health clinics for some while so the numbers are likely to be far higher

April 11, 2017
Pajhwok News

Delhi: 79 chikungunya, 24 dengue cases reported in 2017, according to SMDC data

At least 79 cases of chikungunya have been reported in the national capital this year, revealed a report on vector borne diseases by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC). The data also revealed that 24 cases of dengue have been reported in the capital in the last three months. Of these, 11 patients had acquired the infection from one of the neighbouring states, the report states

April 11, 2017
Indian Express
April 10, 2017
Business Standard, PTI News

Leishmaniasis outbreak kills one and puts 13 in hospital in south east Nepal

There has been an outbreak of Visceral Leishmaniasis, or black fever, which has led to the death of one woman and the hospitalisation of 13 villagers in Raiter Khor in the Sarlhari

April 12, 2017
Katmandu Post

Le paludisme sévit toujours au Burundi

Over the last 3 months some 949 people have died from malaria in Burundi and over 1,800,000 people have been infected. Now, the government is looking to raise $32m in aid to fight the

April 12, 2017
VOA Afrique

Alarm as 100 malaria patients treated at MTRH

At least 100 people have been treated for malaria at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret in the past month, raising fears there could be an outbreak of the disease in the region. The Uasin Gishu County authorities confirmed the cases and says measures are being put into place to treat the infected

April 11, 2017
Daily Nation
April 12, 2017
East African Business News

Más de 40 policías habrían contraído dengue en Piura

The local Piura and Tumbes region police chief reported that there were 43 policemen sick from dengue, who likely contracted it during their work helping the many communities along the Rio Piura that were hit by recent storms and severe flooding

April 16, 2017
La Republica
April 15, 2017
Diario Correo
April 16, 2017
El Tiempo
April 15, 2017
La Republica

César Morón, director regional de Salud: “Diariamente se reportan 300 casos probables de den...

Piura’s regional health director, Cesar Moron, said hospitals in the region are facing around 300 cases of probable dengue per day. That is to say people are arriving at hospitals with symptoms of dengue and require hospitalization and support so he considers this to be an epidemic

April 16, 2017
Diario Correo
April 15, 2017
El Comercio

Piura tiene déficit de médicos ante gran cantidad de casos de dengue [VIDEO]

The health system in the Piura region (Peru) is on the point of collapse. Patients have to be seen in hallways and waiting areas and in many cases are having to wait hours. Drugs to treat the sheer scale of dengue cases are running out in some place as the volume of cases overwhelms the healthcare system

April 16, 2017
La Republica, El Comercio
April 17, 2017
El Popular, AmericaTV

Declaran en alerta a 18 centros de salud de Chiclayo por casos de dengue

A state of high alert has been declared by Peruvian health officials at 18 medical centres in Chiclayo in the face of a dengue outbreak. Regional authorities in Lambayeque said it is a necessary measure to reinforce health controls to combat the disease and said there were 22 cases of dengue in Chiclayo alone. In the Tuman district in the province of Chiclayo there were 322 confirmed cases and two people have died from dengue so far this year

April 18, 2017
RPP Noticias, Diario Correo
April 19, 2017
RPP Noticias

56 more Chikungunya cases reported in Karachi

As many as 56 more cases of chikungunya viral fever were reported in Karachi city, taking the reported cases to 1,639 in the city since the start of the year. The majority of the suspected cases have been in Saudabad, Orangi, Bin Qasim and Lyari Town

April 18, 2017
PPI News

H1N1 victim’s relative tests positive, six others show symptoms of virus

In Malaysia, a family member of a pregnant woman who died from H1N1 influenza in Terengganu last week, has tested positive for the virus. The health director of the region said six other relatives are showing symptoms too, including fever, flu and cough

April 18, 2017
The Sun Daily, MIMS, New Straits Times

Swine flu claims 22 lives in Telangana since August

22 people have lost their lives due to swine flu and related complications in Telangana since August of last year, a stat bulletin on H1N1 said yesterday. As many as 9,614 samples had been tested since August last year to April 17 and 1,370 of them were found to be positive for the virus. To date, no deaths have been reported 

April 18, 2017
DNA India

Four new cases of H7N9 reported in north China

Two new cases of H7N9 infection have been reported in Henan Province in China, local authorities said, taking the number of new cases in northern China in recent days to four. Earlier, authorities in Hebei province, which surrounds Beijing, said a man had contracted the H7N9 virus. Tianjin also reported a 58 year-old woman had been infected with H7N9 last Friday

April 16, 2017
South China Morning Post
April 15, 2017
Asia Pacific Daily
April 14, 2017
China.org, Sina.com, Jiangsu Now
April 15, 2017
Sina.com

Reduzem casos de malária em Nampula Diarreias matam trinta e uma pessoas em 3 meses na Zambézi...

Diarrhoea has killed 31 people in the last three months in Zambezia Province in Mozambique, though the number of malaria cases is down on last year’s figures

April 14, 2017
Televisao de Mocambique

Cholera spreading in Somalia, 50,000 cases foreseen: WHO

More than 25,000 people in famine-threatened Somalia have been struck by cholera or acute watery diarrhoea and this deadly epidemic should double by the summer, the  World Health Organization said. The case fatality rate for the disease in Somalia is already twice the emergency threshold and at least 524 deaths have been recorded. The UN told a news briefing that Somali death rates for cholera now reach 14.1% in Middle Jub and 5.1% in Bakool. The centre of the cholera outbreak is said to be Baidoa and thirteen of Somalia’s eighteen regions are affected

April 13, 2017
Reuters, International Business Times, Boursarama, Daily Nation, Punch Nigeria
April 14, 2017
Middle East Monitor

Maharashtra reels under the onslaught of H1N1

With both day and night time temperatures across Maharashtra remaining volatile, the number of swine flu deaths in Pune has reached an alarming high of 33. Meanwhile, a further 18 patients are said to be critical. The death toll across the state has passed the 100 line and a further 190 cases have tested positive for the lethal virus. This is a fourfold increase in H1N1 deaths on the same period last year

April 13, 2017
The Hindu

Eerste poliobesmetting in Nederland in jaren door ongelukje in laboratorium

The Dutch health secretary said that a Dutchman has become infected with poliovirus. It happened in a laboratory at Bilthoven Biologicals. The man has been placed in quarantine to prevent him from infecting others. The health secretary said he is unlikely to fall ill as he has been vaccinated against the virus but he is being well monitored and tested to ensure he can become poliovirus free

April 13, 2017
RTL Nieuws, msn.com, NRC Handelsblad, NOS, Telegraaf

Zika attack - Almost 8,000 suspected cases of the virus in JA 15 months

Jamaican health officials have recorded almost 8,000 notifications of suspected cases of zika virus in the country in the period January 2016 to march 2017. The Sunday Gleaner saw figures which said 7,767 (77%) were suspected cases of zika but only 203 confirmed cases of the virus have been officially recorded

April 16, 2017
Jamaica Gleaner

Brote de dengue en Rosario: 66 casos confirmados

There has been an outbreak of 66 confirmed cases of dengue in a district to the south of Rosario in Argentina’s Santa Fe region. In the neighbouring province of Formosa there are some confirmed cases and around 460 suspected cases

April 14, 2017
Esperanza Dia X Dia
April 12, 2017
El Litoral
April 14, 2017
LT10, Aire de Santa Fe

MINSA says there is no phytosanitary alert for bovine TB in milk in Chiriqui province

There were also reports that Panamanian health authorities in the province of Chiriqui have withdrawn milk products from supermarkets which contained evidence of bovine TB from the province of Chiriqui. MINSA said it was due to problems with the systems of pasteurization and said people were spreading false rumours

April 10, 2017
La Estrella, Critica Panama
April 11, 2017
Metro Libre

MERS causes new Saudi hospital outbreak: WHO

Ten people have caught the MERS corona virus after an outbreak in a haemodialysis unit in a hospital in Saudi Arabia, WHO said, without, at first, giving details of how the virus was able to spread within the hospital. At least 49 patients and medical staff were exposed. Later, Scientific American reported the cause was identified as a wrong diagnosis and wrong subsequent treatment

April 4, 2017
Reuters, Enca, Jakarta Globe, Scientific American, The National

Cerebrospinal Meningitis: 328 deaths in 16 states

More than 2,254 people have been affected by the CSM  with 328 deaths recorded in ninety local government councils of 16 states of the federation. Of additional concern is the fact that the Polio virus has been detected in Gombe. And the health minister confirmed that out of the 131 samples laboratory tested a majority indicate this is a Neisseria Meningitides type C. The health minister added that other countries such as Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Togo are facing meningitis outbreaks at the moment as well

April 2, 2017
Guardian Nigeria

Cholera spreading again in eastern Sudan

Isolation centres in El Gedaref in eastern Sudan have received dozens of new cholera patients over the last week and two have died. Between March 25-28 the centres received 66 new cases

April 3, 2017
Radio Dabanga

Nigeria to launch meningitis jab campaign as death toll jumps to 336

Nigeria is launching a mass vaccination campaign as part of its emergency response to an outbreak of meningitis in its north-western states as the death toll climbed to 336, with the number of suspected cases hitting 2,997, which represents 1,000 more than at the beginning of last week

April 4, 2017
Reuters
April 5, 2017
The Citizen

Piura lidera en la incidencia de dengue a nivel nacional con 1,501 casos en la región

MINSA said there are 6,362 cases of dengue at a national level and Piura accounts for the greatest number due to the recent intense rains and floods. Up till March of this year the region recorded 1,501 cases of dengue – made up of at least 600 confirmed and 1,257 probable cases, with one death. Dengue case numbers are said to have tripled in the past fortnight

April 4, 2017
El Tiempo, Peru21, RPP Noticias, Diario Correo
April 5, 2017
El Comercio

La Nouvelle-Calédonie fait face à une importante épidémie de dengue

Six people have died of dengue fever in New Caledonia since the start of the year. Since September 1st last year, there have been 2,293 cases of dengue recorded, with over 1,000 in March

April 5, 2017
Yahoo France

Samoans shocked by typhoid death

Distraught family members of a Samoan woman who died of typhoid last week said Auckland health officials did not tell them she had the disease for a week. The woman was one of up to 18 Samoans who fell ill in a typhoid outbreak over the past 10 days or so, her family had believed she died of salmonella but learned it was typhoid through the press 

April 4, 2017
Cook Islands News
April 6, 2017
The New Zealand Herald
April 5, 2017
TVNZ
April 6, 2017
RNZ
April 5, 2017
Stuff

Número de casos de febre chikungunya no Ceará dobra em uma semana

According to a Brazilian Ministry of Health report the state of Ceara has the highest incidence of Chikungunya disease in the country, with 4,735 probable cases up to March 13th. This is worrying authorities as in 2016 there were only 912 cases of chikungunya throughout the whole year

April 4, 2017
Globo.com, Diario do Nordeste

Kongo-Central: sept malades meurent d’une infection similaire au choléra à Songololo

There have been seven deaths in a week from the 82 cholera-like cases which DRC health officials have seen in Songololo (Kongo-Central). Confirmation remains a slow process as test samples need to go to Kinshasa for confirmation and then return

April 4, 2017
Radio Okapi, Afropages

Meningitis outbreak rises to 1,966 across five states

WHO confirmed that the current epidemic of meningitis that started last December has killed hundreds of Nigerians and affected many others. There are heightened concerns as the new strain of CSM does not have enough vaccine readily available. The last outbreak of CSM in Nigeria in 1996 killed 11,717 and infected 109,580 with a fatality rate of 10.7%

March 31, 2017
Guardian Nigeria, The Day, The Nation, NTA Nigeria, Daily Trust

India recorded 160 deaths due to swine flu between January 1 and March 26, govt tells Lok Sabha

Between January 1st and March 26th 160 people in India died from swine flu (H1N1) out of the 6,202 confirmed cases, the minister of state for health said. The highest number of deaths were reported in Maharashtra (63), while Telangana posted 16 deaths. A year earlier 1,786 cases were reported and 265 people had died

March 31, 2017
The Times of India, Press Trust of India, Kuwait News Agency
April 1, 2017
Pune Mirror

Cholera spreads in famine-threatened Somalia

Deadly cholera is spreading through drought-ravaged Somalia as clean water sources dry up, a top aid official said, deepening a humanitarian crisis in a country that is on the verge of famine. Johan Heffinck, the Somalia head of EU Humanitarian Aid said the country has recorded more than 18,000 cases of cholera so far this year, up from around 15,000 in all of 2016 and 5,000 in a normal year. If the rains fail the country will tip into famine. Somalia’s last famine in 2011 killed more than 260,000 people

March 31, 2017
Reuters

Karnataka: Malaria spread in 20 districts, spreading at an alarming rate!

Malaria is spreading across northern Karnataka with health officials saying it is to be found in around 20 districts and is spreading alarmingly

April 1, 2017
The Sisat Daily, Udayavani, India.com, Dot Emirates

2,500 patients of gastroenteritis, cholera admitted to PIMS

As many as 2,500 patients of gastroenteritis and cholera have been brought to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Science in the last two weeks indicating the spread of these diseases mainly due to the use of contaminated water and unhygienic food 

April 2, 2017
The News International

Cathedral falcon had bird flu

A peregrine falcon which was semi-domesticated at Uppsala Cathedral in Sweden has died of bird flu virus H5N8. It was found dead on the steps just outside the church

April 5, 2017
Upsala Nya Tidning, Sverige Radio, svt, HD

Hundreds dead in Zimbabwe malaria outbreak

A malaria outbreak linked to devastating floods has killed about 200 people in beleaguered Zimbabwe. The 194 casualties have been recorded from a cumulative figure of 134 223 reported cases since the flooding began in January. The areas suffering the aftermath of flooding meanwhile are at risk of outbreaks of the typhoid situation currently tormenting the capital Harare and nearby districts where five deaths have been recorded from over 1 900 cases.

April 8, 2017
CajNewsAfrica
April 9, 2017
Sunday News

There are more than 1,000 cases of dengue in Formosa hidden by the provincial government

An Argentine parliamentarian, Martin Hernandez, said ‘there are more than 1000 cases of confirmed dengue fever in Formosa,’ which he feels the provincial government is hiding, and he says ‘it is criminal as it stops medical help from getting to them’

April 8, 2017
El Sol
April 7, 2017
Diario El Comercial

Woman dies from H3N2 after not responding to Tamiflu in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

A 62 year old woman, with breast cancer, who had influenza type A H3N2, did not respond to treatment with Tamiflu and died on Thursday after intensive therapy in a private clinic in Santa Cruz. She followed on from an earlier victim in the week, a 14 year old girl

April 8, 2017
El Correo del Sur, Los Tiempos, El Diario Sociedad, Pagina Siete, El Dia

Piura - the number of confirmed cases of dengue has risen to 707 which is 20% of all Peru

There are now 707 confirmed cases of dengue in Piura province which represents 20% of all the cases that exist to date in the country. The areas of Piura, Sullana and Tambogrande are the most affected places. Minsa also reported there are a possible 3,161 case of dengue in the region as yet unconfirmed

April 9, 2017
El Comercio , Pan Americana

Two new H7N9 cases reported in China's Hunan province

Two new cases of H7N9 infection were reported between March 31 and April 6 in central China Hunan Province, according to the health authorities. Live poultry trading has been suspended in the provincial capital Changsha since March 17, which will last until the end of April. Nationwide, 79 people died in January from the virus, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission

April 9, 2017
China Daily
April 8, 2017
Asia Pacific Daily, Nampa.org

Battling meningitis - killer disease on the prowl, 438 dead

When the first outbreak of the deadly Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in February, many thought nothing to it as such reports had been usual and that the disease would run its circle. The number of deaths in the past week, however, is so scary and more deaths are still being reported

April 9, 2017
Nigerian Tribune, NAIJ.COM

Tibet reports first H7N9 case in migrant workers

A human infection of H7N9 bird flu has been reported in southwest China`s Tibet Autonomous Region, the local health authority said. The patient, a 41-year-old migrant worker from neighbouring Sichuan Province, was diagnosed on April 3 and is in quarantine at Tibet`s Third People`s Hospital in Lhasa, the regional health and family planning commission said on its website

April 8, 2017
Post Online, India.com
April 10, 2017
Ecns
April 8, 2017
China.org, Nampa.org

Cholera continues to kill victims in Sudan's El Gederef

One person died of cholera, and four new cases were reported in the area of Shueib in Gireisha locality on Thursday and Friday, a medical source told Radio Dabanga. He strongly criticised the state Health Ministry for its lack of interest in combating cholera and curbing its spread. He also ridiculed the federal Ministry of Health that continues to define the disease as watery diarrhoea

April 9, 2017
Dabanga Sudan

Ethiopia declares another acute watery diarrhoea outbreak - 16,000 cases

Ethiopia has declared an outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea, also known as AWD, in the country’s Somali region, where people are already struggling to cope with a persistent drought. Dr. Akpaka Kalu, the World Health Organization representative to Ethiopia, told VOA on Friday that 16,000 cases of AWD had been recorded in the region since January

April 7, 2017
Voice of America
April 10, 2017
ESAT News, Journal Focus

Samoa issues typhoid alert

Samoan health officials have issued a health alert, warning anyone who has been to Auckland in the past three weeks to get tested for typhoid. The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) on Thursday said there were now 18 confirmed cases of typhoid in the city. The day before, that figure was 16

April 7, 2017
Cook Islands News

Drought, cholera kills over 400 people in Somalia

Somalia’s health ministry said almost 18,000 people are receiving hospital treatment amid the worst drought since 1945. To date, drought and cholera have killed more than 400 people – the areas most affected are in southern and central Somalia. Experts say this is not the Somalian rainy season yet, which is still a few weeks away. Even so, health workers report at least 300 new cases every day along with dozens of deaths

April 5, 2017
Anadolu Agency, Hiiraan.com

Cholera spread rapidly in new territories in Ogaden, and the situation is out of Control

The Ogaden News Agency is reporting a cholera outbreak which is spreading through the Dollo, Korahay, Nogob, Jara and Afdheer regions killing hundreds. Local Ogaden groups want the international community to persuade Ethiopia to work with international bodies to set up a humanitarian corridor for health treatment and supplies

April 5, 2017
Ogaden News Agency

UNICEF warns of outbreaks of cholera in Yemen

UNICEF warned of outbreaks of cholera in Yemen due to the continuing conflict, lack of clean drinking water and sanitation-related diseases. UNICEF said nearly 462,000 children are suffering from malnutrition and 10,000 under-fives may have died from preventable disease. Across the country, 17 million people – 60% of the population – are food insecure

April 5, 2017
Middle East Monitor

Avian flu spreads to more chicken farms in Taiwan

Frozen chickens at three Taiwanese slaughterhouses were found to be infected with H5N2 avian flu virus. As a result, all frozen chickens at three slaughterhouses, two in Kaohsiung and one in New Taipei, have been destroyed for quarantine reasons

April 5, 2017
Focus Taiwan, USAgNet, Ecns

Gombe recorded 40 cases of leprosy in 2016

The Gombe State Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control unit told the Nigerian press that there have been 40 fresh cases of leprosy recorded in the Gombe area during 2016. Of these 40 cases, 12 were children, which means there was still likely to be ongoing infection within the community. Efforts are being made to trace down the source and health authorities urged care

April 5, 2017
Information Nigeria, Info Stride, Nigeria Today

Cholera continues to kill victims in Sudan

Authorities in the state of Jonglei, South Sudan, said that they can confirm 200 new cases of cholera and 28 deaths since this outbreak was declared in February. Most of those cases were of people from fishing vilages along the Nile and from rural communities

April 7, 2017
China.org, Africa Review

85 swine flu deaths in Maharashtra in 2017, up from 25 in 2016

The number of H1N1 deaths has significantly increased on last year. A total of 85 deaths from H1N1 have been reported in the state since January, compared to 25 in 2016. Of the 410 H1N1 cases since January, most are from Pune, Nashik and Aurangabad

April 6, 2017
Hindustan Times
April 5, 2017
The Times of India

Guinea: Battling a large-scale measles epidemic

Less than a year after the official end of the Ebola outbreak, the Guinean health system continues to struggle. Since the beginning of the year there have been 3,468 confirmed cases and 14 deaths dues to measles in Guinea, with most cases in the Conakry and Nzérékoré districts

April 6, 2017
Doctors Without Borders

Alerta por 500 probables casos de dengue en Tumán

The regional health expert for Lambayeque said the authorities are doubling down on their effort to fumigate and clean-up the Chiclayano district of Tuman, where some 288 confirmed cases of Dengue have occurred, and where there are another more than 500 likely cases classified as probable for now. He said there has been a notable jump in the number of cases over the last fortnight

April 5, 2017
RPP Noticias, RPP Noticias

Update on the Ogaden humanitarian crisis

The Ogaden region continues to be affected by the humanitarian crisis currently impacting the rest of The Horn. However, the strict restrictions on trade and movement imposed by the Ethiopian government on the Ogaden region continues to exacerbate this ongoing humanitarian current crisis. Although a limited number of areas such as Jarar have experienced scarce rainfall recently, the crisis in the Ogaden persists. Areas in the Ogaden region which have been hit hardest include the city of Birqod, it has been confirmed that 50 people have died from Cholera. It was also reported that on the night of April 2nd alone, 44 people were found dead in the town of Qorile in Doolo province. Today that number is at 91

April 6, 2017
Ogaden News Agency

Joven madre fallece por supuesto dengue grave

An investigation has been launched into the death of a 34 year old woman from haemorrhagic dengue in Caacupe in the Cordillera department of Paraguay

April 18, 2017
ABC Paraguay, ADN Digital, Ultima Hora, 780am.com

Olivera advirtió que en Formosa “estamos perdiendo la batalla contra el dengue”

Formosa councilman, Fabian Olivera, complained to the provincial government that Formosa is losing its battle against dengue. In every block there are at least three cases and someone needs to stand up and recognise there is a growing epidemic to deal with

May 1, 2017
Diario El Comercial

Dengue cases at an all-time high across Thiruvananthapuram

Dengue cases in Thiruvananthapuram stand at an all-time high as dengue has struck the city early, before the Monsoon period, and up to 923 dengue cases have been reported from various hospitals

May 1, 2017
New Indian Express

Dengue: confirman cerca de 6 mil casos en el país

Northern coastal regions have recorded almost 60% of the 6,000 confirmed cases of dengue across the country this year. Piura tops the list with 1,503 cases, La Libertad has 961, Lambayeque 688, Ica 617 and Ayacucho 388. In addition, there are around 13,897 probable cases as well, with Piura being the epicentre for most of these with 7,249 cases followed by Ica with 1,444 cases

May 1, 2017
El Comercio

Humanitarian crisis in Somalia, fuelled by cholera outbreak

International aid agencies are trying to stem a burgeoning humanitarian crisis in Somalia, as a cholera and measles epidemic compounds near famine conditions there. The Australian Red Cross says there have already been 50,000 cases of cholera since last year in Somalia, but it is continuing to spread quickly, including across the border into Ethiopia. The Red Cross expects another 20,000 to 30,000 cases over the next few weeks

May 1, 2017
abc.net.au

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

On the 21 April, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of an additional 28 laboratory confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza (H7N9) in mainland China. To date, there has been a total of 1,421 laboratory-confirmed human infections with H7N9 reported since early 2013. WHO’s risk assessment noted this fifth wave of H7N9 is greater in numbers of human cases than it was in earlier waves. WHO still views contact through infected poultry, or contaminated environments, including live poultry markets, as the primary source of infection and believes the risk of community level spread is still low

May 1, 2017
WHO.int

Kerala: Swine flu claims 23 lives in 2017, 300-400 cases recorded

H1N1 virus has seen a rise in the entire southern Indian region, a health officer for the region said. H1N1 has claimed 23 lives in Kerala so far in 2017, with the state recording higher incidence of the flu than in previous years. A total of 300-400 swine flu cases had been confirmed so far across the state. People suffering from diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular issues, cancer, HIV among others and pregnant women are considered to be the high risk or vulnerable groups, the health officer added

May 1, 2017
DNA India, Manorama Online, PTI News, Times of India
April 30, 2017
The Hindu

Tiêu hủy gần 3.600 con gia cầm bị cúm H5N1

An avian flu outbreak in Vietnam, in Dak Lak province, has led to the destruction of 3,475 ducks and 90 chickens all infected with the H5N1 virus 

May 2, 2017
Baotintuc.vn

Honduras reporta 200 niños con microcefalia en nueve meses

Honduras health authorities have reported that 200 babies were born with microcephaly in the last nine months due to Zika. Authorities are concerned by the fact that number was an average of 45 in the last year

May 1, 2017
China.org
April 29, 2017
El Heraldo

Scientist warns of drug resistant typhoid strain

Poor laboratory capabilities, poor surveillance and a lack of sanitation are enabling the spread of a typhoid strain that is resistant to drugs, a leading researcher at the Kenya Medical Research Institute has warned. Professor Sam Kariuki said the H58 strain can be traced back to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu but it is now in east Africa

May 1, 2017
Daily Nation

STAT: Personal conflict may be at the root of Puerto Rico's Zika reporting problem

The media obtained a document indicating that Puerto Rico may be intentionally under reporting Zika cases. The issue stems from a personal dispute between Miguel Valencia MD, the Puerto Rican official in charge of the territory’s tracking programme, and the CDC Director of the Vector-Borne Diseases Lyle Petersen MD, according to the report. Dr Valencia has instructed staff to use his criteria, which is narrower than that of the CDC, in identifying and recording Zika-related birth defects

May 1, 2017
Beckers Hospital Review, Stat News

Let's make malaria no more

Malaysia is on high alert due to an increase in the number of malaria cases and the detection of a new malaria parasite in three villages in Kuching, Sarawak. The newly discovered malaria parasite is called Plasmodium knowleslii, which is transmitted from infected monkeys to mosquitoes and then passed on to humans

April 30, 2017
Star2.com

Dengue hits Australia's camp in Nauru

A dengue fever outbreak in Nauru has now hit around 10% of all asylum seekers at the Australian-run asylum processing centre in Nauru

April 28, 2017
Radio New Zealand

15,000 cases of dengue in south this year

There have been more than 15,000 cases of dengue fever in the south so far this year, according to the Pasteur Institute of HCM City. HCM City, Binh Duong and An Giang provinces have reported the highest number of cases.

April 28, 2017
Vietnam News

700 Casos de Dengue Obligan a Autoridad a Actuar Con Firmeza

More than 700 cases of dengue out of the total of 900 in La Libertad state in Peru, are in the provincial town of Chepen. The Mayor of Chepen called on health and civil authorities to support efforts to eradicate the disease and to prevent it from spreading further

April 28, 2017
Unidiario, RPP Noticias

Chincha: a 54 se incrementaron los casos confirmados de zika

Chincha, Peru, has seen a steady rise in the number of confirmed Zika cases with numbers rising from 36 to 54 in the Ica region. At the same time, there are 18 dengue cases and 19 leptospirosis

April 28, 2017
RPP Noticias

Reportan 15 casos de paludismo en el Huila

The secretary of health for Huila celebrated World Health Day by announcing the local healthcare teams have treated a further 15 fresh cases of malaria in people who have come in from the surrounding areas for help 

April 28, 2017
HSB Noticias

20 personas han muerto en República Dominicana este año por leptospirosis

This is 13 more than during the same period last year. In the first three months 200 cases were reported, compared with 100 cases a year earlier, according to the health ministry

April 28, 2017
Clarin, Terra

Fiji's dengue fever outbreak confirmed

A dengue fever outbreak has been confirmed by Fiji’s ministry of health and medical services. 913 people across Fiji have been diagnosed with dengue between January and April this year. More than 85% of the cases occurred in the western and central regions, one person died and there have been 4,646 tests carried out to ascertain possible cases of dengue fever

April 30, 2017
Pina.com
May 1, 2017
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, China.org, China.org, Fiji Village, Radio New Zealand

Districts on high alert

Health authorities in all the districts are at a state of alert to the threats posed by dengue and H1N1 and they have stepped up action to deal with a rise in cases

April 29, 2017
The Hindu

Mais de 20 casos de chikungunya são confirmados em BH, diz Secretaria Municipal de Saúde

More than 20 cases of chikungunya have been confirmed in Belo Horizonte, the state of Minas Gerais has gone on alert with regards to the possible future spread of the disease

April 28, 2017
G1.globo.com, Hoje Em Dia, O Tempo

Casos prováveis de chikungunya ultrapassam os 11 mil em Minas Gerais

So far this year, 11,696 probable cases of chikungunya have been recorded, according to a state health bulletin, and 11 suspicious deaths are being investigated. Probable cases of dengue in 2017 in Minas Gerais now stands at 21,891, one death has occurred, and another 18 are being investigated. Probable cases of Zika in Minas Gerais stand at 594, with most cases having occurred during February and March

May 2, 2017
G1.Globo.com
May 3, 2017
Portugal Digital
May 2, 2017
Hoje Em Dia

Five die of chickenpox in Assam

Five people have died of chickenpox, while another 13 are undergoing treatment, a senior government health official said on Wednesday. These five victims were all admitted to the Tea Garden Hospital, while the other patients are currently receiving treatment in their homes. Elsewhere, Pakistani health experts were meeting to discuss the rise of chickenpox in districts across the country

May 3, 2017
The Statesman, The Nation, Pakistan Observer

Los casos confirmados de dengue se disparan a 277 solo en Coishco y Chimbote

Dengue continues its inexorable rise in the Pacific North region of Peru, with the focus of this outbreak on Coishco and Chimbote. In just eight days, the number of confirmed cases in Coishco jumped to 223, up from 128 cases, just 9 days earlier. Chimbote also saw a rise from 28 confirmed cases to 54 cases during the same period

May 3, 2017
Diario Correo

Registra estado 60 casos de dengue

Reynosa health authorities have announced that the town has 60 cases of dengue fever, one chikungunya and six cases of Zika and that it is working tirelessly to bring these outbreaks under control

May 3, 2017
La Tarde

Ministerio da Saude confirma 240 mortes devido a febre amarela

The Brazilian Ministry of Health reported that since the beginning of the Yellow Fever epidemic, last December, there had been 392 suspected deaths due to the disease, with 240 confirmed as yellow fever. Overall, the number for confirmed cases of yellow fever infection now stands at 715 since the outbreak began

May 3, 2017
GP1.com.br, GazetaWeb.Globo

Argentina. Confirman 40 casos de zika en el norte de Chaco

The Ministry of Health in Chaco, Argentina, said that there were 40 confirmed cases of Zika in the northern part of the province, and 32 probable cases on top of this number. In Castelli, there is a confirmed case of Zika, another in Presidencia Roque Saenz Pena, and 38 cases in El Suazalito, which is a Zika hotspot at the moment

May 3, 2017
Ecoticias

Central China reports one H7N9 death

A woman has died of H7N9 bird flu infection in China’s Hubei province, local authorities said. The 68-year old woman tested positive on April 27 after days of high fever with no apparent explanation. Additionally, Manila Times reported that there are worries in China about mutation of the H7N9 virus and its increased pathogenicity in poultry, though human cases are not linked to this new strain

May 3, 2017
Global Times
May 2, 2017
Manila Times
April 30, 2017
Telegiz.com
May 2, 2017
TelesurTV, China.org
May 3, 2017
Ecns

Côte d'Ivoire : un cas de dengue enregistré pour la première fois à Abidjan

Ivory Coast – A case of dengue type 3 has been found in Abidjan for the first time, according to health authorities, who announced plans to take rigorous measures to stop the spread. There are a further seventeen suspected cases under investigation

May 4, 2017
China.org, Africa Daily News, Afrique-su7.fr

Mexico reports H7N3 bird flu outbreak on commercial farm: OIE

Mexico has reported an outbreak of H7N3 bird flu virus on a farm in the state of Jalisco, the World Organization for Animal Health announced, citing a report from Mexico’s agriculture ministry

May 4, 2017
Reuters

La malaria se expande a más municipios en el país

Epidemiologists are predicting that Venezuela is about to see double the number of malaria cases it saw last year: 242,976 cases, as the health system breaks down with lack of affordable or available medicines, endemic hunger. The number of districts inside the country now seeing malaria outbreaks has grown by 93% on what it was 20 years ago. Bolivar state continues to be the epicentre with 59.3% of all malaria cases this year with Amazonas standing at 17.57%. What data Venezuelan health authorities have managed to collect indicates 61,737 cases, a jump of around 66% in just the first few months of the year

May 4, 2017
El Universal
May 5, 2017
Clarin

H1N1 claims 14th victim in Saurashtra

Swine flu claimed the life of a 52 year old man from Junagadh. He tested positive for H1N1 at the Rajkot Civil Hospital and died early Monday. Swine flu has claimed the lives of 14 people over the last two

May 3, 2017
Times of India

Who will be held liable for dengue, chikungunya outbreak, asks HC

The Delhi High Court asked the government and civic agencies to name the officers who would bear responsibility for combating the outbreaks of dengue and chikungunya that have occurred in the national capital. As of today, 86 cases of chikungunya and 32 cases of dengue have already been reported this year and the figures look likely to rise

May 2, 2017
Daily Pioneer, Times of India
May 1, 2017
PTI News
April 30, 2017
The Hindu

Brazil Yellow Fever Outbreak Spawns Alert: Stop Killing the Monkeys

As fear over the resurgence of yellow fever spreads in Brazil, health officials are issuing a warning to the population – stop killing monkeys. People’s panicked reactions to this alarming outbreak have included many instances where monkeys have been burnt, clubbed or stoned to death. Experts say this is the wrong target, as monkeys are dying in even greater numbers, as it is mosquitoes, not monkeys, which are the vector for the virus. Monkey populations serve as ‘warning beacons’ telling populations where yellow fever is spreading to, so killing them is dangerous

May 2, 2017
New York Times

Nigeria Lassa outbreak death toll now 68

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reports that there have been 68 fatalities due to Lassa fever, since the outbreak began mid-December, through to the end of April. Lassa is still active in nine states: Bauchi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasaraw, Kaduna, Mano, Kogi and Enugu

May 2, 2017
Outbreak News Today, IOL

Casos de malária crescem 60% entre indígenas do Alto Rio Negro

In the last two years, malaria cases have increased by 60% among the indigenous population of the Alto Rio Negro region of Amazonas. By 2015, there were around 11,000 notified cases of malaria in the region. In 2016, the number rose to more than 17,000. Three municipalities saw the majority of these cases: Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Santa Isabel do Rio Negro and Barcelos

May 2, 2017
Radio Agencia Nacional

Tambogrande: confirman 59 casos de dengue y 43 de chikungunya

These confirmed Tambogrande cases are part of a total of 839 cases, where people have fallen sick and whose cases are now being examined in laboratory tests in Lima. The majority of people infected are youngsters and adults between the ages of 15-49. Health authorities also confirmed there are 14 cases of leptospirosis in the region

May 2, 2017
El Regional Pura

Tras décima muerte por dengue los casos totales ya bordean los 10 mil

Piura health authorities announced the 12th person had died from dengue and that the total number of people exhibiting symptoms of dengue fever now stood at 9,967 cases, of which 586 cases have already been medically confirmed

May 2, 2017
RPP Noticias, Trome, RPP Noticias, Diario Correo

Swine flu claims 22 lives in Telangana since August last year

Twenty-two people have lost their lives in Telangana due to swine flu and related complications, since last August, the government told the media. As many as 10,232 samples have been tested for H1N1 and 1,146 tested positive for the virus

May 2, 2017
Indian Express

Malaria cases rise 50% after delays in spraying

Good rains and hot, humid conditions have fuelled a surge in malaria cases in 2017. There were 9,478 cases of malaria identified in South Africa during the year up to the end of March, an almost 50% increase on the 6,375 cases reported in 2016, the NICD reported

May 2, 2017
Business Live

Harrowing images of deadly cholera outbreak sweeping through South Sudan's crowded refugee camps...

A deadly outbreak of cholera has killed hundreds of people fleeing conflict in South Sudan. The country’s Ministry of Health has recorded more than 7,000 cases of cholera, and at least 29 deaths due to the disease. Children and young adults under 30 years old are the worst affected, accounting for more than 70% of the cases

May 2, 2017
International Business Times
April 27, 2017
Radio Dabanga

Two more die of strange disease in Liberia’s capital

The death toll from a strange disease that originated from Liberia’s south eastern county of Sinoe has risen to 13, following two more deaths in the country’s capital Monrovia, authorities have said. So far, 21 people are known to have contracted the disease. The health ministry said it has launched a search for all of the 60 people who attended a funeral in Greenville, as it is suspects the disease originated from there

May 2, 2017
News Ghana, Nigeria Today, Daily Observer
May 1, 2017
kplr11.com, GNN Liberia
May 2, 2017
Le Parisien, Boursarama, La Prensa
May 1, 2017
CNN
May 3, 2017
South China Morning Post

Febre Amarela: 2422 casos suspeitos e 623 confirmados

Brazil is experiencing the largest outbreak of yellow fever for decades with most of the focus on the states of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo which have the highest number of confirmed cases. Up to April 12th there were 2,422 suspected cases. Of these 623 were confirmed, 671 remained under investigation and 1,126 were dismissed. Of the total cases reported 326 died. The case fatality rate among confirmed cases is running at about 1-in-3

April 20, 2017
Conasems.org, Diario de Pernambuco
April 19, 2017
G1.Globo.com, Noticias R7.com

450 Killed By Cholera In 3 Months 25000 Hospitalised, Health Minister Says

At least 450 people have died from cholera in the last 3 months in Somalia, according to the World Health Organization’s latest report shared by the Somali Health Minister. 25,000 people have been sickened by the disease in the same period, including 3,000 children. The most hit regions were Bay, Bakool and Gedo

April 20, 2017
Radio Dalsan, AllAfrica.com
April 21, 2017
The Times

65 People Test Positive For Tuberculosis At Adult Day Care In EP

In Dallas health authorities tested 200 people for possible tuberculosis exposure at an adult day care centre and 65 results came back positive. Authorities are now conducting additional tests on those 65 people to check the status of their TB

April 20, 2017
Klaq
April 19, 2017
KFox14, KVIA

Lunda-Sul: Autoridades sanitárias registam mais de 11 mil casos de malaria

Authorities in the Angolan province of Lunda-Sul said they have recorded more than 11,000 cases of malaria in the year to date. The municipality of Dala saw 1,704 cases, Muconda 1,309, Cacolo 352 cases and Saurimo the most with 7,700 cases

April 20, 2017
Agencia Angola Press

Região metropolitana do Rio registra primeira morte por febre amarela

The Rio De Janeiro health authorities confirmed that a patient from Marica, a municipality in the metropolitan region of the capital, has died due to Yellow Fever. With this diagnosis the number of confirmed cases of the disease in the state has risen to 11 with 3 deaths so far

April 20, 2017
CenarioMT.com, Odia.ig.com
April 22, 2017
Circuitomt.com
April 20, 2017
G1.Globo.com, Noticias.Band.com

New H7N9 case reported in NE China

A H7N9 patient is in a critical condition in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, local health authorities said. The patient, a 61-year old woman, is receiving treatment in a private hospital. The province has reported four cases of H7N9 this year so far

April 21, 2017
xinhuanet, Cidrap, China.org

Más de 240 casos de dengue se han reportado en Machala

More than 240 cases of dengue have been reported in the Ecuadorian city of Machala along with 5 cases of Zika and 1 Chikungunya, during the first three months of the year, health authorities said

April 21, 2017
Diario Opinion, Noticias Anotao

Over 500 cases of waterborne infections reported in Ahmedabad

Cases of waterborne infections reported in Ahmedabad have risen sharply to more than 500 in its weekly health report. There were 334 cases of vomiting and diarrhoea, 89 cases of jaundice and 90 cases of typhoid among the 514 cases reported. There have been 12 cases of cholera in civic-body run hospitals in Ahmedabad this year with one reported last week

April 18, 2017
Times of India

Beijing reports 10 H7N9 cases this year

Beijing has reported 10 cases of human H7N9 avian flu cases in 2017 so far, according to the Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control. The latest two cases had contact with live poultry and one of them died of the infection after treatment failed

April 18, 2017
xinhuanet, Star Daily, China.org
April 17, 2017
China News

Casos de dengue, chikungunya y zika van en aumento

The health chief in the town of Villa Montes in south-eastern Bolivia said he was particularly concerned about the sharply rising number of dengue, chikungunya and zika cases in this region. To date the region has 406 recorded cases of dengue, with some 18 confirmed a day earlier. There are 163 suspected cases of chikungunya and 29 suspected zika cases, two of which have been confirmed during the last week

April 18, 2017
El Pais
April 17, 2017
Eju!

Sudan: Cholera Patient Dies, 42 New Cases in Eastern Sudan

Another cholera patient died in El Gedaref in Sudan and 42 new cases were recorded in various parts of the eastern Sudanese state. The victim was from the area of Madardama in West El Gallabat. Four new cases were recorded in the same area and eight other new patients were recorded in Sabouni, while the Mahala isolation district in East El Dallabat saw 10 new cases from Um Seneibra (

April 18, 2017
Africa News
April 17, 2017
Radio Dabanga, AllAfrica.com

Más de 150 policías infectados con dengue reciben cuidados intensivos

More than 150 policemen and women who tirelessly work to help victims of the recent heavy rains and floods in the Piura coastal region have fallen sick with dengue fever as an indirect consequence of the work. There is particular concern for one 24 year old officer who has been diagnosed with haemorrhagic dengue

April 19, 2017
La Republica

Malaria cases on the rise in Boma

The Minister of health in Boma state said that more 30 people have died of suspected malaria in a remote village since the start of April. The deaths were reported in Meun Payam, in a mountainous area close to the Ethiopian border. Despite assurances that the outbreak is in hand, the local MP said the rise in malaria cases was caused by a lack of medical services and 37 people have died, with two of them just a day earlier, with most of the victims being children

April 19, 2017
Eye Radio

H1N1 cases high in Ernakulam

The Deccan Chronicle reports that H1N1 cases are higher in Ernakulam this year, with 46 cases reported and 13 of these being confirmed in April. As many as 260 confirmed cases have been confirmed across the whole state and 17 people have died. The Deccan Chronicle says that ‘no special screening centres have been opened at hospitals and many existing centres are not functioning as they should. Tamiflu is not available in syrup form and paediatricians are having to prescribe capsules to children’

April 19, 2017
Deccan Chronicle

Nouvelle-Calédonie: 7 morts de la dengue

Against the backdrop of 2,400 suspected dengue cases, seven people have died in New Caledonia since January, yet still the local authorities believe this epidemic has not peaked. With standing water, following on from cyclone Cook and other storms, followed by warm weather, the situation is a perfect cocktail for mosquitoes to multiply and worsen the health crisis

April 18, 2017
Le Figaro, Ouest France, L`Express, Francetv.info, Francetv.info, France Soir, La Depeche

Sube a 9 número de fallecidos por dengue en Piura

Some health centres in the Piura region are buckling at the knees at the volume of dengue cases they are having to admit to the hospitals each day. Deaths from dengue have risen once more and now stand at nine. There are around 8,000 probable dengue cases and 800 confirmed across the region. It is clear to local health experts that there is a need for more doctors to deal with the emergency

April 18, 2017
La Republica, Peru 21
April 17, 2017
Diario Vea, Peru 21

Áncash: detectan 86 casos de dengue en provincia de El Santa

Ministry of Health authorities in the Ancash region of Peru have confirmed 86 cases of dengue in Coishco, 6 in Nuevo Chimbote and 1 in Chimbote. There are also around 50 further probable dengue cases in Nuevo Chimbote, while the district of Coishco has 708 possible cases of dengue

April 19, 2017
El Comercio
April 18, 2017
Diario Correo, RPP Noticias

Cholera kills 172 in South Sudan: UN

At least 172 people have died from cholera across 14 counties of South Sudan since the initial outbreak was reported in June last year, according to the UN. OCHA said that as of April 14th 6,222 cholera cases had been reported since the start on June 18th 2016. There are now real concerns the outbreak will intensify and spread during the upcoming rainy season due to continued conflict, displacement and inadequate access to clean water and sanitation

April 21, 2017
xinhuanet
April 20, 2017
China.org, Daily Times
April 21, 2017
Africa News
April 20, 2017
PMNews Nigeria
April 21, 2017
L`Expression

Cunene: Angola regista quatro milhões de casos de malária em 12 meses

The Angolan minister of health told reporters the country recorded 4m cases of malaria in the last twelve months which resulted in 15,000 deaths across the country’s 18 provinces. Malaria continues to be one of the highest causes of morbidity in the country, particularly amongst children under five and pregnant women

April 25, 2017
Agencia Angola Press, Observador, Impala

Casos de dengue en el Perú ascienden a 4.738, confirma el Minsa

In Peru, Minsa said that as of April 15th at least 4,738 people had contracted dengue in the year to date. Piura is the region with the majority of cases, with 1,900 confirmed and 5,307 suspected cases. To date seven people with dengue have died. There are 11,310 probable dengue cases across the 25 regions of the country

April 25, 2017
Lamula.pe
April 26, 2017
El Comercio

Cuanza Sul: Registado mais de 100 mil casos de malária durante o primeiro trimestre

The health coordinator in the Angolan province of Cuanza Sul said there had been 1,326 cases of malaria in the first three months of the year with 340 deaths, which is six percent lower than at the same stage last year

April 25, 2017
Agencia Angola Press

Casos de dengue se disparan a 153 y solo en Chimbote suben de cinco a 25

Alarm in the Pacifico Norte health region as cases of dengue in Chimbote rise from five to 25 cases, and in Coischo, from 107 to 128 cases. Overall the Pacifico Norte region has 153 confirmed cases of dengue

April 25, 2017
Diario Correo

Los casos de dengue no disminuyen en Boquerón

Health authorities recorded 86 confirmed cases of dengue and 107 likely. This was a rise of 11 new confirmed cases from last week. There are also a further 102 suspicious feverous cases and another 71 cases in which dengue has been discounted in favour of other diagnostics

April 25, 2017
ABC Paraguay

Epidemias no dan tregua en Nicaragua

In Nicaragua malaria cases continue to increase, there were 111 new cases last week, and to date there have been 1,759 malaria cases for the year – this is up on the same period in 2016 when there were 1,314 cases. There were seven deaths from pneumonia and there have been 38,039 cases so far this year. Also recorded were 41 cases of dengue and 6 cases of leptospirosos, an illness that has hit 187 people so far this year

April 25, 2017
La Prensa

Monkey fever claims woman's life in Goa - What you need to know about this condition

A 45-year-old woman from a remote area in Sattari taluka of Goa succumbed to monkey fever on Monday. The woman died due to acute respiratory distress syndrome. The Goa government set up a centre at Valpoi for suspected KFD patients. The official said the centre tested 422 samples of which 75 turned out to be positive for the disease

April 25, 2017
zeenews

25 alumnas y 6 docentes de colegio Fátima con dengue

25 students and 6 teachers at the Our Lady of Fatima school in Catacaos in the Piura region have fallen sick with dengue

April 25, 2017
El Tiempo

WHO says Liberia taking precautions after mystery deaths

Nine infected people are undergoing treatment and there are fears the numbers may rise. The disease in Sinoe County has already killed 11 people and numbers are predicted to rise. Initial tests ruled out Ebola but the health ministry is considering sending blood samples abroad for testing. Those infected with the unknown disease show symptoms of severe stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and headaches. A link between these deaths appears to be that they all attended the funeral of a religious leader, so bodily contact, or infection by ingestion, might be the method by which the virus spreads

April 26, 2017
Reuters
April 29, 2017
Front Page Africa
April 28, 2017
Guardian Nigeria
April 30, 2017
Geo TV
April 28, 2017
AllAfrica.com, Channel News Asia, Reuters, Pulse Nigeria, Guardian

Chongqing declares another case of human H7N9 infection, now stands at four

Chongqing was one of the first cities for a human-H7N9 infection, it says it has another case making its new total 4  

April 26, 2017
China News
April 25, 2017
Health Map

Sudan: Haemorrhagic Fever Outbreak Feared in Sudan's Red Sea State

Tokar hospital in Sudan’s Red Sea state has received dozens of people complaining of symptoms, which some suspect might be haemorrhagic fever, a diagnosis refuted by local authorities. The health commissioner said that 82 people have been infected with these fevers but these are normal levels during the summer months

April 27, 2017
allafrica.com, Radio Dabanga

Chikungunya bate recorde em Minas

The number of chikungunya cases in the state of Minas Gerais has broken all previous records and the numbers are multiplying each week. So far there are almost 10,000 cases recorded of people who have fallen victim to the disease. In 2016 Minas Gerais saw 503 probable cases of Zika, a year earlier, there were 31 and in 2014 there were only 18. So far, there have been 9,986 cases this year

April 27, 2017
Band.com.br

Cholera and famine strike Somalia and South Sudan

Caritas said there has been a massive influx of people into the region of Gedo in south central Somalia, most of whom are fleeing drought. This has led to high levels of hunger in the area and the assistance available is not enough to keep up with need. So doctors are facing high levels of malnutrition, which is then compounded by reduced access to water, adding indirectly to malnutrition by increasing the risk of infection, especially acute watery diarrhoea and cholera

April 28, 2017
Caritas

Tocantins, a sixth Brazilian state, has reported that it has a human case of yellow fever

Tocantins, a sixth Brazilian state, has reported that it has a human case of yellow fever. It joins Para, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais as states with confirmed human cases of yellow

April 27, 2017
Cidrap

Meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 813 people: minister

A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 813 people so far this year, the country’s health minister said. The government approved a house-to-house search in northern Nigeria to identify those afflicted with meningitis for vaccination and treatment, the minister told reporters

April 26, 2017
Reuters

WHO says Liberia taking precautions after mystery deaths

Liberian health authorities are taking rapid precautionary steps after eight people died of a mystery illness, the World Health Organization said, 10-months after the end of the two year Ebola virus outbreak. Liberian authorities said initial scientific investigations rule out Ebola as the cause but specimens from the seven bodies have been sent to the national laboratory for testing with results later this week

April 26, 2017
Reuters

Iran, Vietnam report more H5N1 outbreaks

The highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus has struck birds in Iran and Vietnam, as H5N8 outbreaks continue in Europe, including at a large poultry farm in Sweden, according to the latest notification from

April 26, 2017
Cidrap

Suspenden operaciones en Hospital de Sullana tras aumento de casos de dengue

The Sullana Hospital in the Piura district is full to bursting point with dengue patients and it has had to suspend medical interventions until it has dealt with the current crisis. The hospital team said it had dealt with 158 feverish cases in January. Then 206 in February which rose to 554 in March and April to date has seen a further 700 – making a total of 1,500 cases dealt with by this hospital in this year so far 

April 25, 2017
El Regional Piura

Malanje: Malária faz 115 mortes em três meses na província

Around 115 people have died of malaria during the year to date in Malanje province in Angola. This mortality rate is out of 86,823 cases registered during the same period. Health authorities said last year there were 117,778 cases and 86 deaths in the same period

April 25, 2017
Agencia Angola Press

‘Watery diarrhoea’ hits hundreds in Sudan’s White Nile

A watery diarrhoea outbreak has hit hundreds in the Um Jar area of Sudan’s White Nile state. Health coordinators in Um Jar confirmed about 900 people have been affected. They added that the centre is in dire need of Flagyl drips and Sandostin injections. The medicines would be too expensive for many patients as one drip or an injection costs $7. The most affected villages are Arafa, Andalus, Mabrouka and El Hasnab

April 23, 2017
Radio Dabanga, AllAfrica.com, The African.info

Fighting a deadly measles outbreak amid insecurity in Somalia

Thousands of children have been infected by measles in famine-threatened Somalia, already hit by an epidemic of cholera, UNICEF said. Data from the 2011 famine says that measles, combined with malnutrition and displacement is a lethal combination for children. Among vaccine preventable diseases none is more deadly than measles

April 24, 2017
Doctors Without Borders
April 25, 2017
Business Day , Reuters

Aumentan a 529 los casos confirmados de dengue en Lambayeque

The number of confirmed dengue cases in Lambayeque increased to 529, those most affected are stay-at-home mothers and children under 10 years old. The districts most affected are Chiclayo, La Victoria, Tuman and Jose Leonardo Ortiz

April 24, 2017
RPP Noticias

Plus de 100 cas de Zika au Québec

There have been more than 100 cases of Zika in Quebec since January 2016, according to its health body INSPQ. Thirteen pregnant women infected with the virus gave birth to a Zika-affected baby, a further twenty pregnant women underwent preventative abortions

April 22, 2017
Journal de Quebec
April 23, 2017
Lifeinquebec.com

Doce fallecidos y 4,058 afectados por dengue

The Peruvian National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) reports that 12 people have died from dengue and 4,058 people have contracted the disease as a result of heavy rains and floods. Five died in Piura, two in Loreto, two in Lambayeque, one in Ayacucho, one in Cusco and another in Tumbes. Of the 4,058 confirmed cases of dengue, 868 were in Piura, 667 in La Libertad and 397 in Lambayeque – the three regions most affected. There have been 175 cases of zika, of these 139 were recorded in the Loreto region, 33 in Ica, two in Ucayali and one in San Martin

April 22, 2017
Expresso
April 21, 2017
Peru21

Over 1,500 Seek Treatment At IDH

The Sri Lankan press report that more than 1500 patients have sought treatment for fever-like symptoms at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Angoda over the past few days. 300 people have been admitted to hospital of which 200 are receiving treatment for dengue and 25 are being treated for H1N1

April 23, 2017
Sunday Leader Sri Lanka

Áncash: reportan 153 pacientes con dengue en El Santa

There are 153 patients with confirmed dengue in Ancash, in the El Santa province. There are also a further 691 with likely symptoms

April 24, 2017
El Comercio, Ancash al Dia, La Republica

Lunda Sul: Província considerada endémica em casos de malária

The Angolan Lunda Sul health authorities recorded 11,587 cases of malaria during the first quarter of the current year. The health team said there are many victims of malaria, though the data is still at a provisional level and numbers may increase, there are currently 19 recorded deaths

April 25, 2017
Agencia Angola Press

349 guerrilleros y civiles están afectados por brote de malaria en zona veredal de Antioquia

349 former Colombian guerrillas and their associates have been hit by an outbreak of malaria in Carrizal, a zone northeast of Antioquia, according to local authorities, with the malaria outbreak appearing suddenly and there being 50 new cases in the last week

April 25, 2017
RCN Radio

OMS: Sudán del Sur registra casi 400.000 nuevos casos de malaria en cuatro meses

WHO said that there have been 391,000 new cases of malaria with 19 deaths in South Sudan since the start of the year

April 25, 2017
China.org

Sudan: New Cholera Cases in El Gedaref, Eastern Sudan

A source told Radio Dabanga that five new cases of cholera were registered on Wednesday and Thursday. Fifteen patients who entered the wards at the El Gireisha hospital were discharged after recovery. The El Mahala isolation ward in eastern El Gallabat received a new cholera patient from El Zureiga. The ward saw 20 new cases last week

April 25, 2017
Africa News
April 21, 2017
Radio Dabanga

Virus mayaro u oropuche podría afectar a los piuranos

Piura health authorities are suggesting that an unknown virus may have become virulent since the recent floods and could be circulating. The Regional Health Directorate said it could be the Mayaro virus or Oropuche, both of which offer symptoms that are very similar to dengue

April 24, 2017
Diario Correo

Minsa Talara reporta 101 casos de dengue de los cuales 37 han sido confirmados

El Regional Piura reports that the district of Parinas alone has seen 101 cases of suspected dengue, of which 37 cases have been confirmed. Authorities are now planning to take strong action against some families who are refusing to allow teams in to spray for mosquitoes and clean up possible sites for breeding

April 24, 2017
El Regional Piura

Iran has reported an outbreak of contagious H5N1 bird flu virus in backyard ducks in the norther...

Iran has reported an outbreak of contagious H5N1 bird flu virus in backyard ducks in the northern part of the country OIE reported, citing a report from the Iranian agriculture ministry

April 24, 2017
Reuters

Now Zika May Cause Heart Problems In Healthy Adults

Researchers at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Caracas identified nine patients who developed heart rhythm disorders while they had zika, only one had had cardiac problems previously - high blood pressure. “While we anticipated we would see cardiovascular effects from zika, we were surprised at the severity of the findings” researchers told the Wall Street Journal

March 10, 2017
Forbes, Science Daily
March 11, 2017
El Diario de Caracas
March 10, 2017
Physician`s Briefing
March 9, 2017
Wall Street Journal

Cholera reaches South Sudan's second-largest city, UN says

The UN says South Sudan’s cholera outbreak has reached the country’s second-largest city, as the number of cases nationwide rises beyond 5,500

March 10, 2017
News24

Aid agency warns of surge in cholera cases in Somalia

Save the Children warned of an increase in cholera cases in Somalia, which has claimed the lives of 200 people since January, amid the shadow of a looming famine. ‘All the early warning signs of an avoidable catastrophe, with deaths from cholera and acute watery diarrhoea are rising sharply’ the NGO said

March 10, 2017
xinhuanet
March 9, 2017
Public Now, Cordaid

H1N1 claims fifth victim in Rajkot since January

H1N1 swine flu claimed another life in a village on the outskirts of Rajkot, taking the death toll due to H1N1 virus to five in the city since January. Sagar Taluk in Karnataka, is reeling under the outbreak of 42 positive cases of H1N1, with 11 reported in just the last week 

March 10, 2017
Times of India
March 9, 2017
Business Standard, Times of India
March 10, 2017
The Hindu

RDC: 29 morts suite à une épidémie de choléra déclarée par les autorités dans l'est du pa...

Twenty nine people have died, from 219 cases, in the DRC, as an epidemic of cholera hit the east of the country in the Mambasa region  

March 11, 2017
cri.cn, L`Expression
March 12, 2017
Koaci.com
March 10, 2017
Radio Okapi

Chelsea Clinton praises Sanders for Zika op-ed

Senator Bernie Sanders heavily criticized Sanofi in an NYT Opinion Editorial, noting the firm has already received $43m from the government to develop a Zika vaccine and it is now expected to receive a further $130m. Senator Sanders said ‘if Trump approves this deal, Sanofi will be able to charge whatever astronomical price it likes for its vaccine.’ Chelsea Clinton praised Bernie Sanders’ article in a tweet

March 11, 2017
The Hill
March 13, 2017
Huffington Post
March 10, 2017
New York Times
March 11, 2017
Washington Examiner

Crores ‘wasted’ as dengue still a peril; staff, machines missing in hospitals

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said the capital and the government’s health department woke up far too late during the 2015 dengue virus outbreak, which claimed at least 60 lives. CAG slammed the huge amount of money wasted along with missing machines and staff and the authorities failure to properly account for the huge sums of money spent 

March 11, 2017
The Hindu
March 10, 2017
DNA India, New Indian Express
March 11, 2017
Indian Express

World facing gravest humanitarian crisis since 1945

The Financial Times reported on the UN announcement that the world is facing its biggest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War, with 20m people facing starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria

March 11, 2017
Financial Times, ABC.net
March 10, 2017
Voice of America, AlJazeera

Typhoid outbreaks out in Solwezi

Three people have died from a typhoid fever outbreak in Solwezi and Mushindamo districts in Zambia. This is out of 13 suspected cases recorded since February 27th of which 11 were from Mushindamo and two from Solwezi 

March 10, 2017
Independent Observer

How Hepatitis Became A Hidden Epidemic In Africa

It is estimated that 100m people are affected by chronic hepatitis B in Africa, most of whom don’t know they have the infection; 19m adults have hepatitis C. Despite a lack of accurate epidemiological data at national levels, various estimations put B prevalence at around 8-10% of the population in many countries

March 10, 2017
Huffington Post

ONLF: 300 dead in cholera outbreak in eastern Ethiopia

More than 300 people have died due to cholera in the last 3 days in eastern Ethiopia, according to rebel group ONLF. The group said ‘a thousand more are in dire straits without access to medicine or health support’

March 8, 2017
Hiiraan.com, ZeHabesha.com, Ogaden News Agency

Health Minister announces malaria outbreak in northern Namibia

In Namibia, the Health and Social Services Minister announced ‘there has been an outbreak of malaria in the north of the country’ with the Kavango East and West regions being the hardest hit so far, with 3,881 cases reported and it has already claimed thirteen lives

March 8, 2017
NBC.na, Xinhuanet, Nan.ng, NBC.na

Cempaka Putih most affected by dengue in Central Jakarta

The Central Jakarta municipality is urging the Cempaka Putih administration to make a more concerted effort to reduce the risk of dengue fever in Central Jakarta, after the district recorded the most cases in Central Jakarta for the second consecutive time. There were 31 dengue cases in the district in January and the Central Jakarta municipality is calling for a renewed eradication effort

March 8, 2017
Jakarta Post

No malaria drugs in Malawi’s hospitals

Malawi24 reports that ‘despite the fact that malaria accounts for 6.81% of deaths in the country, public hospitals have run out of drugs that treat the disease’ (

March 9, 2017
Malawi24, Africa News, AllAfrica.com

MINSA declara urgencia sanitaria ante casos de tuberculosis

Health authorities in Panama (MINSA) announced a health emergency, due to a tuberculosis outbreak, and admitted they hope to raise the wider alarm about the country’s lack of medical supplies to be able to treat TB cases that present themselves

March 9, 2017
Latinol.com

China bird flu death toll rises to 161 in worst outbreak since 2009

China reported 61 deaths and 161 cases of human infection from H7N9 bird flu in February, the government said, much higher than in previous years, and bringing the death toll in this winter’s outbreak to 161 since October

March 13, 2017
Reuters, Xinhuanet, Reuters, Prensa Latina, cri.cn

In Africa, Scientists Are Preparing to Use Gene Drives to End Malaria

In Burkina Faso, Mali and Uganda the groundwork is being laid for a powerful kind of experiment. A project is underway to release mosquitoes that have been genetically programmed to drive themselves and their malaria-producing brethren towards extinction

March 14, 2017
MIT Technology Review, Science Slashdot, Stat News

Nepal reports severe H5N8 bird flu on farm: OIE

Nepal reported a fresh, severe H5N8 bird flu outbreak on a farm. Vietnam reported outbreaks of H5N1 and H5N6 in northern Cao Bang province. Taiwan reported more farms hit by bird flu with H5N8, H5N2 and H5N6 among the varieties found. Malaysia reported its first H5N1 outbreak in nearly 10 years

March 13, 2017
Reuters, Global Times
March 11, 2017
Focus Taiwan
March 8, 2017
Cidrap

Autoridades de salud advierten de aumento de malaria en Nicaragua

In Nicaragua, heath authorities (MINSA) are warning about an increase in malaria cases across the country. To date, there have been 1,200 malaria cases being reported at a rate of about 17 per day. During the last week, there were 112 new cases, bringing the total up 1200. This is a 21.7% increase on cases reported at the same time last year

March 14, 2017
Vida y Estilo
March 13, 2017
Diario Las Americas

The Botswana Health ministry said ‘the country is experiencing a high level of malaria transmi...

The Botswana Health ministry said ‘the country is experiencing a high level of malaria transmission following recent heavy rains. There has been an increase in the number of malaria cases in areas such as Okavango, Ngami and Gantsi’

March 14, 2017
GABZfm
March 15, 2017
Agence Press Africaine
March 14, 2017
The Voice

China's confirms sixth bird flu outbreak at duck farm in Hubei province

China confirmed a bird flu outbreak, the sixth case in China since last October, at a duck farm in central Hubei province, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement. The H7N9 strain of the virus has caused 161 deaths in China since last October. There were 61 fatalities and 160 cases of human infection from H7H9 bird flu up to February, a government spokesperson added

March 14, 2017
Reuters
March 15, 2017
Shanghai Daily, hk.news.yahoo.com

Cholera kills 80 in Zamfara in 1 month

The Zamfara health commissioner said ‘no fewer than 80 people had been killed by a cholera outbreak in the state during the last month,’ adding that ‘around 500 people were currently receiving treatment at various health facilities across the state’

March 14, 2017
Vanguard Nigeria
March 15, 2017
NAIJ.COM, Daily Trust
March 14, 2017
The Eagle

Polio case detected

A fresh case of polio disease has been reported in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan, after a gap of six years

March 13, 2017
Dawn, Pakistan Today
March 12, 2017
Daily Times
March 11, 2017
Ary News

Bird flu expands in Vietnam, striking 2 more provinces

Strains of bird flu have been detected in a chicken breeder flock in the northern province of Bac Ninh and the birds are to be culled, to prevent the virus from entering the food chain

March 13, 2017
Voice of Vietnam

Rio Preto ultrapassa os 100 casos positivos de dengue em 2017

In Brazil, the Rio Preto Health Department reported that two serious diseases are worrying health officials: dengue fever and leishmaniasis. This year alone authorities have seen 100 confirmed cases of dengue and a further 308 are under investigation. There have been five dogs diagnosed with leishmaniasis so far and no humans. Officials speculate that mosquitoes may be breeding in closed houses or those up for sale or lease

March 13, 2017
G1.Globo.com

The Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro has announced plans to vaccinate its entire population aga...

The Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro has announced plans to vaccinate its entire population against yellow fever. The country is grappling with an outbreak that has killed more than 113 people so far. U.S. health authorities are monitoring the situation

March 12, 2017
Deutsche Welle, Indian Express, France24.com
March 8, 2017
Los Angeles Times

Piura: Los casos de dengue aumentan a 1,715

The Piura region of Peru saw a jump to 246 confirmed cases of dengue, from 209 a week earlier, with the region seeing around 1,715 cases overall as many are still under investigation. This all comes on the back of the heavy rains that hit this region

March 11, 2017
Diario Correo
March 16, 2017
RPP Noticias

Nepal reports severe H5N8 bird flu on farm - OIE

Nepal reported an outbreak of severe H5N8 bird flu on a poultry farm in the Koshi region OIE said, citing a report from Nepalese authorities. The virus killed 3,650 of the hens exposed, with the remaining animals culled. There was an earlier Nepalese outbreak of H5N1 last month, previously reported

March 13, 2017
Reuters
March 14, 2017
The Himalyan Times
March 15, 2017
The Himalyan Times

Burundi declares malaria epidemic

Burundi’s Health Minister said ‘more than 3,700 people have died since the end of 2016. There has been a 13% increase in cases related to malaria. The situation is further compounded by climate change and prolonged drought leading to people going without food.’ Deutsche Welle also added that malaria has increased in Rwanda, with nearly 700,000 cases nationwide registered up to last November

March 13, 2017
East African, Red Pepper
March 15, 2017
Deutsche Welle
March 14, 2017
Citizen, Iwacu Burundi, GBC Ghana, Voice of America

Toerist in Suriname geïnfecteerd met gele koorts virus

A tourist in Suriname has gone down with yellow fever virus, local media reports

March 13, 2017
Star Niuews

Burundi's government says malaria kills over 700 this year

Burundi’s government says malaria has killed more than 700 people this year and the country is facing an epidemic. The DRC province of Kongo Central saw 40 deaths from malaria out of 19,845 cases reported. There is mounting concern over a possible malaria outbreak in Limpopo, though the health authorities there say the situation is under control. The press in Venezuela reported that Nueva Esparta state had 15 fresh cases of malaria. Malaria patients in Odisha were treated with expired saline at the Mayurbhanj Community Health Centre

March 13, 2017
News24
March 11, 2017
Agence Congolaise de Presse
March 8, 2017
JacarandaFM
March 10, 2017
Odisha TV

Malawi: Cholera Hits Malawi in Areas Close to Mozambique - Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health said ‘it has received reports of a cholera outbreak in Mozambican communities neighbouring Malaw’ in places such as as Moatize in Tete, which is popular for cross border shopping and business’

March 13, 2017
allafrica.com, Times Malawi, Maravi Post, Capital Radio Malawi

American Samoa declared dengue emergency to access funds

Questions have been raised over American Samoa’s declaration of emergency for a dengue outbreak, after no emergency was declared when people died of dengue two years ago. The health director explained that the territory ‘can get federal money to help prevent, diagnose and treat dengue with such a declaration.’ Two types of dengue fever (types 1 and 3) have been found on Kiribati. Elsewhere, the number of dengue cases is rising in French Polynesia and on Tahiti

March 8, 2017
Radio New Zealand
March 7, 2017
Pacific Islands Report
March 6, 2017
PINA
March 7, 2017
TNTV News
March 6, 2017
Tahiti Info

Declaran urgencia sanitaria por manejo de la tuberculosis

Panamanian health authorities have declared a health emergency, due to the high risk that they will not have enough medicines at their disposal to be able to properly fight an outbreak of tuberculosis 

March 8, 2017
Panama America

Casos de dengue crescem quase 400% em 2 meses em Três Corações

Dengue cases have grown by 400% in the last two months in Tres Coracoes, a municipality in the south of Minas Gerais state in Brazil. The number has leapt by 125 cases since the start of March

March 3, 2017
G1.Globo.com

Swine flu does not seem to be under control in Coimbatore

The number of swine flu cases in Coimbatore is fluctuating each day but it does not seem to be under control as yet. Officially there has only been three deaths from swine flu, but, sources in the health department say there has been more than 15 deaths that have been under reported in the city

March 2, 2017
Deccan Chronicle, Deccan Chronicle

Cholera on the rise in famine-hit South Sudan

As tens of thousands of people flee from famine and conflict, aid organizations say more than 100 people have died from cholera over the last six month. Health workers say ‘they are facing difficulty getting access to those who are sick’

March 2, 2017
AlJazeera, Radio Dabanga

Paraíba tem 943 casos suspeitos de microcefalia desde 2015, diz Saúde

In Paraiba state, there has been 943 suspected cases of microcephaly since 2015, according to the health department.

March 2, 2017
G1.Globo.com, Paraiba Online

Ministerio de Salud confirma 785 casos de dengue en el 2017

The majority of these Costa Rican cases are concentrated in the central canton of Alajuela, where there are 159 suspected dengue cases. In terms of Zika, there are 94 cases, and of these, 13 are pregnant women. There has been 86 cases of Chikungunya during the first eight weeks of the year  

March 2, 2017
Teletica

Malaria en Venezuela logró cifra récord de casos en 2016

The Latin American press reported that Venezuela tops the list of the 8 countries with the highest jump in malaria cases. It says around 241,000 cases of malaria were reported in the country during 2016

March 5, 2017
Entorno Inteligente, La Patilla
March 1, 2017
Cronica Uno

Ecuador: Casos de dengue y zika con repunte en últimas semanas en Guayaquil

Cases of dengue and Zika have leapt in recent weeks in the Ecuadorian port city of Guayaquil. Dengue cases grew by 11.3% while cases of zika shot up by 150% in Zone 8 

March 5, 2017
Entorno Inteligente

Over 120 cases of suspected H1N1 reported in Mysuru

There have been over 120 cases of suspected H1N1 in Mysuru. Serbia and Slovenia reported their first H5N5 avian flu outbreaks. The Czech Republic reported its first H5N5 outbreak, as H5N8 also turned up in Cameroon. Proplanta Germany reported that ‘more than a million animals have been culled due to avian flu.’ The toll of H1N1 cases in Karnataka has reached 618, with 7 deaths so far in 2017. In India, H1N1 samples being sent to IPM for analysis are being poorly packed and local officials have expressed alarm

March 3, 2017
The Hindu
March 1, 2017
Cidrap
February 15, 2017
Cidrap
March 2, 2017
Proplanta
March 6, 2017
Udayavani
March 3, 2017
New Indian Express

Lassa fever breaks out in Borno after 48 years

Borno State, in north-eastern Nigeria, reports a first Lassa Fever outbreak in almost 48 years, with 20 people quarantined. MSF’s medical director said ‘there are dramatic gaps in healthcare’ whilst commenting on the displacement and violence in the area

March 3, 2017
Nigerian Pilot
July 3, 2017
Naija Loaded
February 27, 2017
Medicine Sans Frontieres

Dengue strain associated with severe illness identified

A strain of dengue, not known to be common a decade ago, is behind the most severe cases of illness in Telangana according to researchers from the University of Hyderabad, who sequenced the virus’s genome

March 4, 2017
The Hindu

Imminent cholera outbreak in parts of Brong Ahafo

The deputy regional director of public health raised public alarm about the possibility of a cholera outbreak in the region, this is partly due to a water crisis. The deputy director said ‘with the onset of rains there was the possibility that most river bodies, wells and boreholes could become contaminated’ and he urged people to boil water

March 2, 2017
Business Ghana
March 1, 2017
Peace FM

Dr Benoit Kebela parle d’une maladie apparentée au cholera qui sévit à Badengaido en Ituri

In Badengaido there has already been 16 deaths from around 79 cases recorded to date, according to the Ministry of Public Health spokesperson, Dr Benoit Kebela Ilunga

February 27, 2017
Radio Okapi

Lassa fever: 3 persons on admission in Bauchi

Four out of the five reported Lassa Fever cases in 2017 resulted in death. Now Bauchi’s main teaching hospital has identified a shortage of drugs and other needed equipment as being some of the remaining impediments hindering any successful treatment of the disease in the state

February 28, 2017
Daily Trust
March 1, 2017
Nigerian Pilot
February 25, 2017
Africa News

Study discovers new TB strain in SA

A new study has found that two thirds of patients with extensive drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) have incurable TB. XDR-TB is resistant to four key TB antibiotics and TB is the leading cause of death in South Africa among both men and women 

February 28, 2017
SABC

Lithuania reports H5N8 bird flu outbreak in swans: OIE

Lithuania reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus in the central part of the country, OIE said, citing a report from the country’s veterinary services

February 27, 2017
Reuters

China reports six new bird flu cases, one death

China is reporting six new cases of H7N9 bird flu, including one death in Hunan, after live poultry markets were shuttered in the province last month. This brings the total number of fatalities to 162 since last October. Health authorities said the cold and wet weather in Hunan played a role in the spread of the virus. The Huffington Post described the H7N9 outbreak as the worst bird flu epidemic in China since 2013

April 2, 2007
Reuters
April 2, 2017
South China Morning Post, China.org, Correio do Brasil, The Star Kenya, 20 Minutos.com, The Huffington Post

Rápido aumento de dengue en Boquerón

The western region of Paraguay, Boqueron, said the number of confirmed dengue cases reported last week (41) has jumped to 71 cases in just a week

April 3, 2007
ABC Paraguay

Más de mil 500 casos confirmados y probables de dengue en Lambayeque

There are 1,525 confirmed and probable cases of dengue in the Lambayeque region, according to the latest report from the regional health authorities. Districts recording the highest number of cases include Tuman (519), La Victoria (67), Chiclayo (51) and Jose Leonardo Ortiz (25), with a large number of women infected with this disease

May 9, 2007
RPP Noticias

Swine flu infects 44, claims 10 lives in Maharashtra

Swine flu has claimed 10 lives while it has infected 44 people in Maharashtra, so far this year, officials form the state health authority told The Times of India 

March 1, 2017
Times of India

France detects possible bird flu outbreak on northern farm

French authorities reported a possible outbreak of bird flu on a poultry farm near the port town of Dunkirk. A case of H5N8 bird flu was detected in the far north of France late last year among wild birds. The type of flu in this new case was not indicated 

March 1, 2017
Reuters

Cholera confirmed in Carnaza Island

At least 129 people have fallen sick in a cholera outbreak on Carnaza Island in the Philippines. The country’s Department of Health has sent experts to the island to respond

March 2, 2017
Sun Star
March 1, 2017
ABS-CBN

Tijuana, primer lugar en tuberculosis en el país

Tijuana is among the top 100 cities in Latin America with the most cases of tuberculosis, and it is number one for cases in Mexico, according to a popular local health news programme

March 2, 2017
Uniradionoticias

27 fresh cases of swine flu reported in Telangana

Twenty seven fresh cases of swine flu were reported in Telangana, where 21 people have died due to the H1N1 virus and other complications since last year  

March 1, 2017
Press Trust of India

Khammam in the grip of dengue fever

After two months of lull, dengue has resurfaced in the district and ‘is spreading its wings across other areas of Telangana’

March 1, 2017
The Hindu

Caso de tuberculosis en la base de Guantánamo

The U.S. Army confirmed there has been a case of tuberculosis at the Guantanamo naval base in Cuba. They said the case was not someone who worked in the hospital, or one of the 41 remaining prisoners, and the Army has put everyone working at the base on a heightened state of alert

March 6, 2017
TeleMundo 51

Hungry Somalian families face agonising choice: which child to feed

Reuters Africa reports that hungry Somali families are facing agonising choices as drought kills off their livestock and leaves the country facing a likely famine – this choice is ‘which child to feed.’ Al Jazeera is reporting that WHO are saying there are only two months left to prevent Somalia’s third famine in 25 years. The last one, six years ago, killed more than 250,000 people. Cases of diarrhoea, cholera and measles are already spreading fast because of the severe drought  

March 7, 2017
Reuters, AlJazeera, The Guardian, Daily Times

‘Antibiotic Misuse Killing Patients In JK'

The Jammu and Kashmir Doctors’ Association said they are worried about the rampant misuse of antibiotics in Jammu and Kashmir and ‘say this is responsible for unprecedented levels of antibiotic resistance which is killing patients’

March 7, 2017
Kashmir Observer
March 8, 2017
Daily Excelsior
March 7, 2017
United News of India

Another little sucker is spreading malaria in South Africa

A new species of mosquito has been implicated in spreading malaria in South Africa. Two Anopheles vaneedeni females, from Mpumalanga and KwaZulu Natal were caught by a team from Wits Research Institute for Malaria. They were found to be carrying the most dangerous form of the disease

March 7, 2017
The Sowetan , Times Live, Africa News

Two malaria deaths in Pretoria

There have been two malaria deaths in Pretoria. The NICD said neither person had travelled to a known malaria transmission area and they are investigating the cases 

March 7, 2017
The New Age

Doctors ring warning bells against antibiotics resistance in children

Antibiotic resistance is making it harder to treat many infections; such as typhoid, pneumonia and tuberculosis, Indian healthcare experts said. ‘We are fast running out of treatment options’ they warned

March 7, 2017
The Hindu

12 new chikungunya cases reported, toll rises to 39

As many as 12 new chikungunya cases were reported in Delhi this week, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 39 this year. In the corresponding months last year, there were no cases at all

March 7, 2017
DNA India

South Korea culls 50,000 farm birds as 2 new bird flu cases confirmed

South Korea has culled 50,000 farm birds as two new cases of bird flu emerged (H5N6 and H5N8 strains). Part of Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Zoo has been closed to the public, after the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus was found in a penguin. More than 500,000 animals have been culled in the Moscow area in response to a bird flu outbreak. Malaysia is reporting an outbreak of highly contagious H5N1 bird flu in the northern part of the country, OIE said on Wednesday, citing a report from the Malaysian agriculture ministry. Bird flu outbreaks have been detected in some provinces in Vietnam’s southern Mekong Delta (H5N1). Hong Kong authorities reported that a man has contracted H7N9 in Fuzhou, in Fujian Province. Karnataka state is reporting an alarming rise in H1N1 cases, it is now three times as high as it was as last year, now with 274 cases reported. Finally, USDA reported that the Tennessee strain of H7N9 bird flu that has hit a farm in the state, is genetically distinct from the China virus, which has infected humans

March 8, 2017
Reuters, Reuters, Agrarheute, Reuters, South China Morning Post
March 9, 2017
Xinhuanet
March 7, 2017
Economic Times, Bloomberg

Half of 4.3 million undocumented TB cases in India, Indonesia,

The World Health Organization said that India, Indonesia and Nigeria accounted for almost half of the estimated 4.3m cases of tuberculosis worldwide that were not documented by health authorities in 2015

March 8, 2017
DNA India

Director upheaval threatens Brazilian dengue vaccine program, scientists say

Progress on a late-stage dengue vaccine candidate, developed by U.S. scientists, is threatened, as the licensee – the Butantan Institute in Brazil recently lost its top boss. Researchers have protested about the removal of Institute Director Jorge Kalil by the Sao Paulo state government, arguing his leadership was instrumental in moving the dengue programme forward 

March 7, 2017
Fierce Pharma
February 28, 2017
Science Mag

Centro Materno Infantil reporta 30 casos confirmados de dengue

Tambogrande in the Piura region of Peru has confirmed a spike in the number of dengue cases from 26 to 30 over the last week

March 7, 2017
Piura News

Outbreak of chikungunya in Pakistan

Chikungunya is now spreading explosively in Karachi, reports The Lancet 

March 7, 2017
The Lancet

American Samoa declares health emergency over dengue

American Samoa has declared a state of emergency over a dengue virus outbreak. The number of dengue cases on Fiji has risen from 143 to 155, according to the national advisor for communicable diseases. WHO says it is likely that dengue is being spread across the Pacific by travellers

March 7, 2017
Radio New Zealand
March 3, 2017
Fiji Times
March 4, 2017
Fiji Sun
March 3, 2017
Fiji Village, Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, New Indian Express

Reportan un caso sospechoso de dengue hemorrágico en el distrito de Coishco

The Preuvian director of health for the Pacific North region said she knew of a new suspected case of hemorrhagic dengue fever, and there may be a further case. There were also five cases of dengue detected 

March 6, 2017
Chimbote en Linea
March 4, 2017
Diarreo Correo

Com mais de 140 casos de suspeita de dengue, Ji-Paraná entra em alerta

Globo Brazil reports that there are more than 140 suspected cases of dengue fever (30 confirmed) in Ji-Parana and the city is on a state of alert for more, with 19 suspected zika cases and a further 15 chikungunya

March 6, 2017
G1.Globo.com

Reportan 40 muertes a causa de dengue hasta el 25 de febrero en Malasia

The number of reported deaths from dengue in Malaysia, up to 25th February, was forty, slightly lower than last year when it was fifty-four, according to the ministry of health

March 6, 2017
Bernama

En 60 días registran 32 casos de dengue y 166 probables

During the first sixty days of this year, Paraguay saw 32 cases of dengue, plus another 116 cases which are suspected to be also, but this will be confirmed, or not, in the coming days, according to health experts. The health team say there are 3 probable cases of chikungunya and a suspected 75 cases of zika too

March 6, 2017
ABC Paraguay
March 5, 2017
ABC Paraguay, Prensa Latina

UN OCHA: 7,909 confirmed cases of cholera resulted in 196 deaths since beginning of 2017

Since the beginning of 2017, there has been nearly 7,909 cases of cholera resulting in 196 deaths in 11 regions across Somalia, according to new data released by UN OCHA on Sunday

March 6, 2017
Hiiraan.com, Africa News, Huffington Post

Burundi: Malaria - Déni d'une crise par le gouvernement burundais

The Burundi government is refusing to ask for international aid despite several MP’s advising it to do so. A WHO report in January said the malaria situation in Burundi could end up being worse than last year

March 6, 2017
allafrica.com, Yaga-Burundi.com

WHO expands vaccination advice as yellow fever covers southeast Brazil state

WHO is toughening up its vaccination advice for Brazil, as yellow fever is now a risk across the entire Brazilian state of Espirito Santo. There are growing concerns the virus could spread to urban centres like Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Vitoria, where millions live and the virus could start spreading in a human-to-human cycle via the Aedes aegypti mosquito. After seeing its twentieth death from yellow fever, Espirito Santo has been sent 500,000 doses of vaccination. The state of Minas Gerais reported that 105 people have died from yellow fever so far. Belo Horizonte confirmed that it has seen several monkeys who have contracted the disease and died

March 7, 2017
Reuters, Reuters, G1.Globo.com, Agencia Brasil, Infobae, DCI.com, G1.Globo.com, G1.Globo.com

128 cases of waterborne diseases in Ahmedabad

Around 128 cases of waterborne disease were reported in Ahmedabad, up to the end of last week, according to data provided by the local health department 

March 7, 2017
Times of India

Number of patients infected with H1N1 in Maldives rises to 176

The number of people testing positive for the H1N1 virus in the Maldives has risen to 176 statistics released by the health protection agency revealed 

March 24, 2017
Asia Pacific Daily

PCMC runs out of H1N1 vaccines

The Sakaal Times reports that municipal hospitals in Pimpri are running out of anti H1N1 vaccine, which is administered to pregnant women and patients with hypertension and diabetes. This has taken place against the backdrop of new swine flu deaths over the last two months

March 23, 2017
Sakal Times
March 24, 2017
Indian Express

Plus de 250 cas de choléra enregistrés au Kongo-Central, selon l’OMS

The Kongo-Central province of the DRC has seen more than 250 cases of cholera, with 20 dead, since the start of the year. Three health zones are at the centre of this epidemic: Moanda, Matadi and Nzanza

March 22, 2017
Radio Okapi, Agence Congolaise de Presse, Agence Congolaise de Presse

China confirms outbreak of H7N9 bird flu on Hunan egg farms

China confirmed an outbreak of H7N9 bird flu at a poultry farm in Hunan province in the southern part of the country, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement. The case comes on the back of a surge in the rate of human infections with H7N9, leading to 161 deaths in China since last October 

March 24, 2017
Reuters, CIDRAP

Taiwan reports new outbreak of bird flu

Taiwan has confirmed a new outbreak of bird flu at two poultry farms and culled more than 14,000 birds to prevent further infection, according to local health experts. Ducks at Pingdong county were confirmed with the H5N2 virus. A chicken farm in Tainan city had an outbreak of the H5 type virus

March 26, 2017
xinhuanet, Xinhuanet, Radio China International

H5N1 outbreak reported in Hà Tĩnh

There is an outbreak of H5N1 avian flu in Ha Tinh City, in the central Ha Tinh Province, the agriculture and rural development ministry’s animal health department has announced

March 27, 2017
Vietnam News, Vietnam Plus

BH tem quase 300 casos de dengue em 2017, segundo PBH

In Brazil, the Belo Horizonte region has recorded 300 cases of dengue this year, with a further 2,174 reported cases still awaiting test results, according to local health officials The eastern and north eastern regions saw higher suspected dengue cases, 460 and 461 respectively, according to health officials 

March 26, 2017
Hoj Em Dia

Somalie : Le choléra fait 343 victimes depuis le début de l'année

Drought in Somalia has hit women and children under five years old hard and the country has seen a sharp rise in water-borne diseases with 343 cholera deaths and more than 14,000 Somalians with the virus since the start of the year, according to WHO

March 24, 2017
Agence Anadolu
March 27, 2017
Afrique Jet

Ascienden a 39.636 los casos de Zika en P.Rico, tras datos del último informe

Since the first ever Zika case in December 2015 there have been 39,636 cases of Zika in Puerto Rico, according to the local department of health. In the most recent measured period at the start of March, Puerto Rico saw an additional 1,157 cases of which 89 Zika cases have been confirmed. Since 2015, Zika has affected 3,223 pregnant women and five people have died. Doctors are still monitoring 60 babies to see if they can detect signs of possible brain damage caused by Zika

March 24, 2017
Agencia EFE
March 25, 2017
La Nacion

Mosul refugees up to 433.000, 12 kids die of cholera

A doctor in the Nineveh health department said 12 children in the region have died of cholera infections and drought at areas under ISIS control in western Mosul. He added that 78 were in serious condition due to the infection, citing water contamination, poor environmental conditions and medicine shortages as the reason behind the spread of the disease

March 26, 2017
Iraqi News

Malaria cases rise in Okavango

The North West District has been hard hit by a malaria epidemic, with 670 recorded cases and five deaths since the beginning of the rainy season 

March 22, 2017
Botswana Daily News
March 20, 2017
Traveller24

Dois jovens morrem com sintomas de dengue em Volta Redonda

Two young people have died from a dengue-like illness in Volta Redonda. A third case of Yellow Fever has been confirmed in the state of Rio in the city of Jao. Sao Paulo has confirmed its third case of dengue. The number of dead from Yellow Fever in Minas Gerais now stands at 120, out of a total of 1,124 cases recorded. Five people died of malaria in Cruzeiro du Sol in the state of Acre. Malaria is confirmed as the cause of death of a resident in Catanduva in Sao Paulo state. Health authorities confirmed a second case of chikungunya in the state of Sao Paulo

March 21, 2017
odia.ig.com.br, G1.Globo.com, odia.ig.com.br, G1.Globo.com
March 22, 2017
Comercio do Jahu
March 21, 2017
G1.Globo.com, ac24horas, Diario de Votuporanga, O Imparcial

Illegal gold mining in Venezuela causing deaths, malaria, gang fights and deforestation

A three-year recession in Venezuela, paired with rampant inflation and food shortages, has prompted many to turn to illegal gold mining to get basic supplies in an overpriced black market. It is estimated that around 100,000 people are involved in illegal mining, with many sites primarily in mafia hands. However, malaria has abandoned the remote jungle areas and is now spreading at rates not seen in Venezuela for 75 years. Illegal miners are catching malaria by the tens of thousands it is reported

March 21, 2017
Mining, International Business Times

Malária já matou quase 300 pessoas este ano

Statistics released by the Ministry of Health indicate that since the beginning of 2017 there has been 1.4m malaria cases with 288 deaths, compared with 1.3m cases and 234 deaths during the same period last year

March 21, 2017
Jornal Noticias

Cholera breaks out in northern Zambia, 70 hospitalized

Cholera has broken out in two districts of northern Zambia, Chiengi and Mpulungu, although no deaths have been recorded so far. In the Chiengi district the number of cholera cases stands at 54, with 16 in Mpulungu

March 21, 2017
Asia Pacific Daily
March 22, 2017
HT Syndication, Africa News, AllAfrica.com

Dengue outbreak feared in Jeddah

Saudi health authorities reported that the number of confirmed dengue fever cases in the city recorded a steep rise in the past ten weeks with 500 new dengue cases confirmed during this period

March 21, 2017
Saudi Gazette

Dengue is endemic in Fiji: Akbar

Fiji’s minister of health said Fiji’s dengue outbreak is endemic and has affected many other countries in the region such as French Polynesia and New Caledonia. Another 13 dengue fever cases have been confirmed in Karachi, taking the number of cases to 132 since the start of the year. The Mizoram state health minister told parliament that 580 people have contracted dengue during the last year, while 14 have been infected in the last two months and to date, since dengue was first found in 2012 no one has died from it. Chhattisgarh health minister said there have been 78 deaths due to diarrhoea and 113 due to malaria in 2016-17, up to the end of January

March 22, 2017
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation
March 23, 2017
Fiji Times
March 21, 2017
Pakistan Press International, India.com, Daily Pioneer

Man dies of suspected H1N1, was treated at private hospital for 4 days

Man died of suspected swine flu in Chennai on Tuesday. As of mid-February Tamil Nadu had 1,020 recorded cases of H1N1 with Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur accounting for 25% of them. Around 25% of these confirmed cases were recorded and described as due to overcrowding and a floating population, officials said. In Kota, a 23-year old pregnant woman died while undergoing treatment at a government run hospital, she tested positive for swine flu

March 22, 2017
Times of India
March 21, 2017
India.com

Vietnam reports new bird flu outbreak

H5N1 virus has hit Vietnam’s southern Can Tho city, raising the number of bird flu-hit localities in the country to six

March 22, 2017
xinhuanet, Voice of Vietnam

First Zika cluster of 2017 reported in Hougang

Some three months after the Zika transmission in Singapore tapered off, two members of the same household have been found to have contracted the Zika virus, making the area in Hougang the first Zika cluster to be reported in Singapore this year

March 29, 2017
Today Online, Bernama, Channel News Asia, Malaysian Digest

Thousands afflicted by malaria

The Health Minister for Namibia said 11,902 people had contracted malaria in Namibia and 18 had died of the disease since January this year. This figure is an increase of 5,402 since the last figure (6,500) was given by the health ministry earlier this month

March 29, 2017
Namibian, Namibian Broadcasting Corporation- NBC

Gantsi district has recorded 16 malaria cases with a further 44 suspected

In Botswana, the Gantsi district said it has recorded 16 malaria cases with a further suspected 44 cases. The affected settlements include; Qabo, Grrotlagte, D’kar and D’kar farms 

March 29, 2017
GABZfm

Sokoto state govt treats 10,000 meningitis, malaria patients in 9 days ―Commissioner

The Sokoto State Government in Nigeria says it has treated no fewer than 10,000 meningitis and malaria patients since March 20th following the announcement of a high state of alert in the health sector

March 29, 2017
Nigerian Tribune, Business Day

UN: Malaria outbreak kills over 4 000 in Burundi this year

An outbreak of malaria has killed over 4,000 people in Burundi so far this year, the UN said, a dramatic rise over the 700 victims the government announced just two weeks ago

March 29, 2017
News24, Washington Post, Expresso, Today Nigeria

8 die of suspected Lassa fever in Kano

There has been a confirmed case of Lassa Fever in Kogi state. Kano has recorded 22 cases of meningitis and two fresh cases of Lassa fever. The Sierra Leone press reported that Lassa Fever outbreaks have been confirmed across five west African countries including Nigeria, Benin, Sierra Leone, Togo and Burkina Faso

March 30, 2017
Daily Trust
March 31, 2017
New Telegraph Online
April 2, 2017
Tribune Online, The Eagle
April 1, 2017
XYZ News, The Guardian Nigeria
April 3, 2017
Daily Post
March 30, 2017
Awoko

CHIKUNGUNYA, DENGUE E ZIKA: Roraima registra aumento alarmante de casos

In relation to chikungunya cases, Roraima went from 3 to 189 in the first 10 weeks of this year. For dengue, Roraima jumped from 51 cases to 251. Then for zika Roraima saw a jump from 51 cases to

March 31, 2017
Folha Web

Ya son mas de 6 mil casos de dengue registrados en el pais

In part due to the relentless storms and rains along the cost, MINSA said that Peru has witnessed 6,362 cases of dengue across the country to date, with five deaths (Loreto 2; Piura 1; Ayacucho 1 and Chiclayo 1). MINSA said eight regions of Peru are under emergency health restrictions: Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, Cajamarca, La Libertad, Ancash, Lima and Ica – with attention focused on outbreaks of infectious diseases

March 31, 2017
Diario Medico

H1N1 killed 854 in Gujarat last 5 years

Since 2012 swine flu has claimed at least five lives every eleven days in the state, with the peak being 2015, when 517 people lost their lives to the disease. This year there have already been nine deaths, six in Rajkot and three in Ahmedabad. Officials said 8,834 people tested positive for swine flu from 2012 to 2016, which is nearly five patients hospitalised with swine flu daily in the state

March 31, 2017
The Times of India

Cunene: Autoridades sanitárias registam aumento de casos de malária

The Angolan province of Cunene has seen 10,037 cases of malaria with 46 deaths in the first two months of this year, against 7,455 malaria cases last year

March 30, 2017
Agencia Angola Press, Portal de Angola

Has the Meningitis Vaccine Failed? Outbreak in Africa Kills More Than 260 Nigerians

More than 260 people have died in Nigeria as a result of the country’s recent meningitis outbreak, eight times more than the number of deaths caused by the disease in 2016. In a series of tweets, Nigeria’s Center for Disease Control said there were 1,828 suspected cases of meningitis reported so far in 2017. Across the country’s 15 states, 269 Nigerians had died as of last Monday, compared to the 33 people killed by the disease in 2016

March 29, 2017
Newsweek, KBC TV

China says has contained foot-and-mouth outbreak on southern Guangdong farm

China’s Ministry of Agriculture said 37 pigs on a farm in the southern Guangdong province had been killed after contracting the O-type strain of foot-and-mouth

March 30, 2017
Reuters

Somalia faces major cholera outbreak

Al Jazeera got access to a hospital in Baidoa in the southern region of Somalia and reported that the UN has raised alarm over a major outbreak of cholera in southern Somalia. Aid groups are scrambling to help people suffering from severe drought and mass malnutrition

March 29, 2017
AlJazeera

2,484 dengue patients in Trinco

A total of 2,484 dengue patients have been recorded in the Trincomalee District during this year, with the death count increasing to 15 people, according to local health officials

March 27, 2017
Ceylon Today
March 23, 2017
ITN Sri Lanka

‘Balochistan coastal towns again hit by chikungunya’

Chikungunya resurfaced in the Balochistan coastal towns of Gwadar and Pasni and as many as 472 patients were suspected to have contracted the disease in Gwadar district alone over the past two months, a report jointly compiled by the World Health Organization and the local health department confirmed

March 27, 2017
Tribune Pakistan, Balochistan Express

21 People Die of Meningitis in Sokoto, Says Health Commissioner

The death toll as a result of the meningitis epidemic in Sokoto State Nigeria has now risen to 21 people, the local health commissioner confirmed

March 27, 2017
This Day Live, Nigeria Today, Vanguard Nigeria, Agence Presse Africaine, Von.gov.ng

Zimbabwe floods 'cause spike in malaria cases'

Health authorities in Zimbabwe are stepping up the distribution of anti-malarial drugs after 151 malaria deaths were recorded during the last two months. Overall, the health ministry said, there have been 89,261 cases of malaria recorded. The regional outbreak is due to the incessant rains in recent months

March 27, 2017
News 24, Koaci.com, Enca, Africa News

New cholera outbreak flares up in Malawi

Malawi health officials reported a new cholera outbreak in Nsanje district in the southern part of Malawi. As of March 24th there were 14 cases recorded and no deaths so far. Nsanje district shares a common border with Mozambique  

March 27, 2017
Outbreak News Today

Swine flu cases from January to March ’17: 63 deaths in Maharashtra prompt minister to call re...

There has been a slight change in the pandemic virus H1N1 – an antigenic drift – according to the National Institute of Virology experts. This has been the reason for the rising number of cases and deaths across several Indian states since January this year. According to experts, from January to mid-March, there have been reportedly over 5,000 cases and more than 125 deaths with the southern and western states being largely affected

March 28, 2017
Indian Express, United News of India

WHO warns of measles outbreak in areas of Europe where vaccinations have dropped

The World Health Organization warned that there is a high risk of large measles outbreaks in countries where immunization levels dropped, after more than 500 cases of the highly contagious disease were reported in Europe in January

March 29, 2017
South China Morning Post

Registran 366 casos de zika en primer trimestre

The Bolivian health minister told the press that there had been 366 cases of Zika to date this year with 42 of these cases identified as pregnant women. This number is up on the most recent figure where there were only 19 pregnant women affected at the end of January

March 29, 2017
Los Tiempos

Yellow fever continues to advance in southeastern Brazil

An outbreak of yellow fever continues to advance across Brazil’s south-eastern region, with Rio de Janeiro state announcing the sixth yellow fever case in the state earlier this week. It was recorded in the town of Sao Fidelis and is the first case of yellow fever in the state not in the town of Casimiro de Abreu

March 28, 2017
Sina.com, Asia Pacific Daily

Reportan 56 casos confirmados de dengue en el distrito de Coishco

Peruvian health experts in the Pacifico Norte region recorded 56 confirmed cases of Dengue in the Coischo health district. The health team told the media that these cases form part of 204 cases in the province of Santa

March 28, 2017
Chimbote en Linea, Diario Correo, RPP Noticias

Casos de chicungunha avançam 23,4% ao longo de uma semana em PE e levam à investigação

In little more than a week Pernambuco has registered a 23.4% increase in Chikungunya cases, it is now being found in 73 of the 184 districts within the state, as well as the Fernando de Noronha archipelago. Health authorities taking note of the increase have decided to send experts to investigate further 

March 28, 2017
Casa Saudavel

Ceuta, Melilla y Galicia registran las tasas más altas de tuberculosis

Ceuta, Melilla and Galicia record the highest number of cases of tuberculosis in Spain. Around 100,000 people in Spain are infected with TB each year, but more than 80% of them are never diagnosed. About seven out of every 100,000 people living on the Canary Islands have tuberculosis. Spain is among the list of those countries with most cases of TB in the European Union, registering, on average, 13 new cases every day

March 21, 2017
El Medico Interactivo, TeInteresa, Noticanarias
March 23, 2017
La Opinion
March 21, 2017
La Informacion, La Verdad de Ceuta

Mosquitos infectados para atacar dengue alborotan polémica en Medellín

GM mosquitoes which have been bred to attack dengue and other diseases by the University of Antioquia in Colombia are being released in an experiment to see if they can control the mosquito borne viruses affecting the district. The project is facing some criticism as it appears to not be following WHO guidelines and using smaller scale studies, according to its critics

March 16, 2017
Pulzo.com

Zika é mais agressivo em transplantados, diz estudo brasileiro

A Brazilian study has found that Zika is more aggressive in patients who have had organ transplants

March 15, 2017
UOL Noticias
March 18, 2017
Folha de Sao Paulo
March 15, 2017
Istoe.com

More than 7,000 cases of malaria have been reported in northern regions of Namibia

More than 7,000 cases of malaria have been reported in northern regions of Namibia, so far this year. The Kavango, Zambesi and Ohangwena regions are most affected

March 15, 2017
NBC Namibia
March 14, 2017
Xinhuanet, Livefeeds.net

Chine: quatre nouveaux cas humains de grippe aviaire H7N9 signalés au Guangxi

There have been four new cases of human H7N9 confirmed in the southern region of Guangxi, making a total of 17 cases here since the start of the year. Reuters reported China was assessing the virus’ prevalence and results were expected in the coming weeks. Since the first outbreak of this bird flu in 2013, 1,320 human cases have been recorded in China, including 492 deaths, according to FAO figures

March 17, 2017
Chine Informations, Xinhuanet, Reuters

Yellow fever spreads in Brazil

The number of cases of yellow fever surpassed 400 in Brazil, as the disease spread to the state of Rio de Janeiro, the third most populated and the most touristic area. To date, 137 people have died from the disease nationwide, while another 424 cases have been confirmed and 933 are undergoing further tests

March 17, 2017
xinhuanet
March 16, 2017
The Economist
March 20, 2017
CIDRAP, G1.Globo.com, Tribuna Online, Reuters

Casos de chinkungunya aumentam em mais de 350% em Minas Gerais; morte é investigada

Cases of Chikungunya leapt by 350% in Minas Gerais. The first four months of the year there were 2,296 suspected cases, as opposed to 501 last year

March 17, 2017
Bahia Noticias, Exame, Agencia Brasil

Investigation ordered into polio case in GB

The Express Tribune Pakistan reported that a toddler in Gilgit-Baltistan who contracted polio, had received at least two routine doses of the vaccine prior to doing so, according to medical experts and the patient’s family. An investigation is underway as there ‘may have been some mishandling of the vaccine during transportation’ experts speculated 

March 15, 2017
Dawn, The News International
March 14, 2017
Pakistan Today
March 12, 2017
Daily Times
March 15, 2017
The Guardian

Tuberculosis rising in Davao Region

The DOH-Davao region in the Philippines say they have seen a sharp rise in tuberculosis cases in the area and this is worrying the health department. Around 100 people died from TB last year, with Davao City posting the most cases. The official incomplete data for 2016 is already showing 12,000 cases and health authorities said they were intensifying their information programme to avoid the disease being driven underground

March 15, 2017
Sun Star

Rivers Has Estimated 23,199 Tuberculosis Cases – Director

Rivers State had an estimated 23,199 cases of tuberculosis during 2015, according to health authorities. In that year ,no more than about 10% of all of these cases were detected officially, meaning there are huge numbers of cases hidden in communities. The main concerns held by health experts are; low community awareness of the disease, non-adherence to treatment leading to drug resistance and the poor approach of some health workers tasked with TB control

March 15, 2017
Sundiata Post

Mozambique cholera outbreak spreading, more than 1,200 infected

‘A cholera outbreak in parts of Mozambique has infected more than 1,200 people, killing two this month, since the recent heavy rains, and the disease will spread further if no action is taken,’ health ministry officials said

March 14, 2017
Reuters, Le Figaro
March 13, 2017
Club of Mozambique
March 14, 2017
Agence Press Africaine, Eye Witness News

66 schools in Kinniya closed over the dengue outbreak

In Sri Lanka, 66 schools in the Kinniya area have been temporarily closed for three days by health authorities, due to a dengue threat. Twelve school children died after contracting dengue while a further 37 are undergoing more treatment. Across Sri Lanka there has been a significant rise in the number of dengue cases reported during the first ten weeks of 2017, with the number exceeding 20,000

March 15, 2017
itnnews , Daily News, Ceylon Today

Kelantan declares 'state disaster' as H5N1 outbreak spreads

The H5N1 avian flu outbreak in Kelantan has spread to two more districts, Pasir Putih and Bachok besides Kota Baru and Pasir Mas, the new villages affected are in Bachok. The media said ‘this is the first avian influenza outbreak in ten years,’ with some speculating ‘ it may have spread via illegal cock fighting’

March 15, 2017
New Straits Times, Wattagnet.com, The Rakyat Post
March 14, 2017
Bernama
March 15, 2017
Malay Mail
March 14, 2017
Astrowani.com

Polio's last stand: frantic effort to eradicate Pakistan's 'badge of shame'

Polio`s last stand: frantic effort to eradicate Pakistan`s `badge of shame` the Guardian investigates

March 15, 2017
The Guardian, Dawn, The News International
March 14, 2017
Pakistan Today
March 12, 2017
Daily Times

Zim issues new malaria alert

Zimbabwe is finding it difficult to contain disease outbreaks in the country with health officials reporting 89,000 new cases of malaria and 151 malaria related deaths in the past two months

March 18, 2017
Daily News

Lambayeque: Salud confirmó primera víctima mortal del dengue

A 49 year old Peruvian woman died as a result of catching dengue shortly after the intense rains recently hit the region. The region has seen 182 cases so far, with dengue present in Patapo, Chiclayo, Motupe, Jayanca and Illimo districts. Peruvian health authorities also confirmed the sharp jump in dengue cases in Ica, a rise of 103 cases to 210 from a week ago

March 21, 2017
La Republica, El Comercio, Diario Correo, RPP Noticias
March 22, 2017
Chimbote en Linea

Genetically modified mosquito use under consideration in Houston

Officials are considering releasing GM mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against insects known to carry diseases such as the zika virus. Harris County officials are negotiating with Oxitec to release mosquitoes that have been genetically engineered to produce offspring that die

March 21, 2017
CBS News, Tech Times

Analizan tres posibles casos de dengue en La Paz y Concepción del Uruguay

Investigators are examining new possible cases of dengue in La Paz and Concepcion del Uruguay. So far, they’ve found 76 suspicious cases of dengue, 63 of which they rejected, but the 13 remaining are the focus of further analysis. In Rosario health teams confirmed 13 cases of dengue

March 21, 2017
El Once, APFD Digital
March 22, 2017
Radio Nacional
March 21, 2017
La Capital

Facing significant yellow fever outbreak, Brazil appeals for more vaccine

The body that maintains and manages the vaccine stockpile, the International Coordinating Group on Vaccine Provision, have released 3.5m doses of yellow fever vaccine, according to PAHO. Now, though, with yellow fever creeping ever close to two of the country’s largest cities, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, there are fears the disease may start to spread faster and more vaccine may well be needed 

March 21, 2017
Stat News, UOL.com
March 14, 2017
Miadhu

Fight against Tuberculosis spread far from over in PNG

The media confirmed that the fight against the spread of tuberculosis in PNG is far from over. There is an outbreak of TB inside the Poli Santa Teresa prison in Venezuela. A case of TB has been confirmed in Copiapo in Chile. In Colombia, the city of Manizales has confirmed another 60 patients have TB with a further 21 already diagnosed

March 21, 2017
abc.net.au
March 20, 2017
Diario la Voz
March 22, 2017
El Quehay decierto, EJE21
March 20, 2017
Sexenio

Mozambique records 1,462 cases of cholera infection

Mozambique recorded 1,462 cases of cholera infection. The Somali Drought Response Committee puts cholera victim death totals at 1,600 since the start of the drought. Mbandaka, in the DRC, has registered 79 cases of cholera since the beginning of the year. There has been 229 suspected cases of cholera in Muanda in the DRC, with 5 dead and 64 cases recoded in Kongo Central. Elsewhere, more than 700 families moved to higher ground due to a cholera outbreak in Yirol East County, South Sudan

March 18, 2017
Africa Review
March 17, 2017
AllAfrica.com
March 16, 2017
Africa News Hub, Radio Okapi, Agence Congolaise de Presse
March 19, 2017
Radio Tamazuj

FG announces outbreak of a new disease in Nigeria

This strain, which is rare in Nigeria, is said to have entered the country from Niger. The outbreak of meningitis in Sokoto and Zamfra states requires a different type of vaccine, as it is a new strain and experts are working hard to contain it

March 19, 2017
Naij.com
March 17, 2017
Nigerian Bulletin

Two new swine flu cases detected in city

The number of H1N1 virus infected cases in Nagpur has risen to 16, with two more patients testing positive for swine flu. Karnataka also reported that H1N1 seems to spreading rapidly across the state, with cases increasing nearly sharply this year, compared to figures for the whole of last year. Six more people have also tested positive for swine flu from Rajasthan, with three cases in Jaipur, which makes eight cases since January in the city

March 18, 2017
Times of India
March 17, 2017
The Hindu
March 18, 2017
Times of India

Chikungunya provoca doenças irreversíveis nos olhos e membros inferiores

A recent Brazilian study said Chikungunya disease causes eye injury with significant lesions in the retina and the optic nerve leading to a decrease in vision. There was also evidence indicating joint problems as well

March 18, 2017
ITNet.com

Reportan 180 casos de dengue mientras se investiga muerte de una persona

The Lambayeque region of Peru saw a jump of 180 cases of dengue fever, with 160 in the district of Tuman, which has failed to get the outbreak under control in partly due to the intense rain Peru has been suffering from  

March 18, 2017
RPP Noticias
March 19, 2017
El Comercio

After Bringing Cholera to Haiti, U.N. Can’t Raise Money to Fight It

After issuing a December apology for ‘bringing cholera to Haiti’ the UN launched a $400m strategy to combat the epidemic and provide material support and assistance for victims. This ‘new approach,’ however, has raised only $2m to date, with just six of the 193 UN member states contributing

March 19, 2017
New York Times
March 18, 2017
Business Standard, Rappler

Vietnam detects deadly bird flu outbreak in central province

The H5N6 strain of the bird flu virus has been identified in northern and central Vietnam. The H5N1 strain has also been circulating in a number of Vietnamese provinces. Vietnam is already battling H5N1 and H5N6 outbreaks in seven provinces with thousands of birds destroyed so far this year 

March 20, 2017
VN Express, VOH Online, Asia Pacific Daily

H7N9 Fatalities Hit 13 in East China's Jiangxi

Thirteen of the 37 people infected with H7N9 avian flu in China’s eastern Jiangxi province have died since January, the local authorities announced on Saturday. A flower farm owner from Shenzhen died after contracting H7N9 bird flu, as did a resident of Qingyuan City in Guangdong

March 20, 2017
The Poultry Site
March 21, 2017
Shenzen Daily

Sixty chikungunya cases in Delhi

At least sixty cases of chikungunya have been reported in Delhi this year, with almost half of them registered in March, even as the season for this vector borne disease ended in December

March 20, 2017
Press Trust of India

Tuberculosis deaths fall in Europe

The number of people developing and dying from TB in Europe is falling, but among the vulnerable, including migrants, prisoners and people who are HIV positive, there are still worrying increases, the new data shows. The Times of India announced the number of TB cases in Aurangebed is on the rise, with the Herald Goa reporting that TB is now a bigger cause of mortality worldwide than malaria and AIDS combined. Ghana reported that it saw more cases of TB in 2016 (14,632) than in 2015 when it had 9,714 cases

March 20, 2017
Reuters
March 17, 2017
Times of India
March 18, 2017
Oheraldo
March 17, 2017
PeaceFM

Deadly, drug-resistant Candida yeast infection spreads in the US

On 16th March the U.S. CDC reported that 53 people have been taken ill with Candida Auris, which causes multi-drug resistant infections that can result in organ failure, most of them in New York state. A further 27 healthy carriers of the ‘emerging fungus’ have been identified in three states where clinical cases were detected

March 20, 2017
New Scientist

Número de casos de febre chikungunya mantém crescimento

During 2017 there have been 33,371 suspected cases of chikungunya fever reported in the state of Ceara. Of these, 10,592 have been confirmed, according to an epidemiological bulletin. The disease confirmation rate is 31% higher than it was when reported on April 28th this year. In turn, dengue saw 6,105 cases, up from 4,988 in the previous health bulletin. There have been 1,050 suspected cases of Zika with 120 confirmed

May 5, 2017
Diario de Nordeste

Pandemic possible with H7N9 virus

A study has warned that mutations in the bird flu H7N9 virus could lead to a "pandemic" that could cause sickness and death around the world. The study, led by Yu Hongjie and fellow researchers at Fudan University`s Public Health Institute in Shanghai, is based on information from all lab-confirmed human cases of H7N9 reported in the Chinese mainland as of late February. A surge in human infections with the latest outbreak in China has prompted pandemic concerns. Virus samples collected in February from two human cases in Guangdong province were confirmed to have the mutation that made the virus capable of causing sickness and death in infected poultry as well

June 14, 2017
Ecnc.cn

Warning system predicts dengue fever risk in south China

Researchers have developed an early warning system to predict the risk of dengue fever infections in southern China`s Guangdong Province, authorities said. The system uses real-time information such as seasonal climate forecasts, infection distribution and mosquito density to produce risk estimates up to two months in advance, according to Ma Wenjun, head of the institute of public health under the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention

June 14, 2017
xinhuanet

Dengue ground zero: 1 malaria inspector for 3.3 lakh people in East Delhi

Sources told The Indian Express that of the 65 posts for malaria inspectors, 54 remain vacant; of the 153 posts for assistant malaria inspectors, 90 remain vacant; of the 420 posts for field workers, 112 remain vacant; and of the 710 posts for domestic breeding checkers, 34 remain vacant. “There are 64 malaria circles, 40 lakh people and just 12 inspectors to monitor the work. Even a full strength of 420 field workers can’t check if all the drains are covered. Money issues mean the area keeps witnessing a surge in infections,” the official said. “We need to take action, but we have very few workers for legal enforcement”

June 14, 2017
The Indian Express

The WHO is still warning about Zika in over 30 Caribbean nations

The World Health Organization’s latest Zika classification table has over 30 Caribbean countries listed as areas “with new introduction or re-introduction with ongoing transmission” of the virus, News Americas Now has found

June 16, 2017
Curacao Chronicle

Spurt in dengue cases

The incidence of dengue fever seems to be getting out of hand in Kerala with nearly 150 confirmed cases reported on average daily. On Tuesday, according to the figures of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, 220 new cases were reported across the State, out of which 130 cases were from Thiruvananthapuram. The total number of confirmed dengue cases this year so far has reached 6,340, while the suspected dengue cases have crossed an unprecedented 20,882. The IDSP also reports about 30 suspected dengue deaths from the State, while the confirmed deaths number 11

June 14, 2017
The Hindu

Cholera rages across Yemen, one child infected every minute: charity

Almost 1,000 people have died from cholera in Yemen in just over a month in what is thought to be one of the worst outbreaks of the disease since the Haiti earthquake in 2010. Since late April, 942 people have died from cholera, and there are a further 129,000 suspected cases, Save The Children said. At least one child is infected every minute, according to the aid group, which said that the infection rate had tripled over the past two weeks. More than 30 people are dying a day.“ Cholera has come within a perfect storm. Only half the country’s health centres are still operating. The speed of the disease is unprecedented,” Meritxell Relano, Unicef’s Yemen representative said

June 13, 2017
Reuters, The Globe and Mail, AlJazeera, The Times

Nigeria prey to more deadly meningitis outbreaks amid vaccine shortage

Hit by one of its deadliest meningitis outbreaks in years, with more than 1,000 deaths, Nigeria could struggle to contain future epidemics due to a shortage of vaccines, health experts said. Africa`s most populous country has recorded about 14,500 suspected cases and at least 1,150 deaths so far this year - up from 33 in 2016 - in two thirds of its 36 states, said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). "This outbreak is not just one of the worst in number of cases and deaths, but in terms of how far it has spread across Nigeria," Miriam Alia, a vaccination and outbreak response adviser at MSF, said. The shortage of vaccines for meningitis C means they can only be used to respond reactively to such outbreaks, rather than to prevent future epidemics in high risk areas, she added

June 13, 2017
Reuters

U.S. issues Zika advisory in India

Taking note of the World Health Organisation categorising India last month as a site of active transmission of the Zika virus, the United States sent out an advisory informing its citizens in India about the number of confirmed Zika infections in India. The WHO, it noted, placed India as a ‘Category-2’ country for Zika risk. A Category-2, the second highest on a four-point scale and that also includes 2015 Zika-hotspot Brazil, indicates that the virus is being actively transmitted within the country. Until April, India was a Category-4 country

June 16, 2017
The Hindu

H1N1 strikes Kerala ahead of monsoons, 36 people dead

Before the monsoon arrives in Kerala, viral infections are on a killing spree in the state. According to the Health Department statistics, 36 persons have died due to H1N1 infection this year. In 2016, there was only one death recorded from the state. But now the H1N1 influenza outbreak that is spreading across southern Indian states is not the only infection killing people of Kerala. Dengue, viral fever, jaundice and rat fever (leptospirosis) are also on the rise in the state

June 18, 2017
India Today

Israeli researchers fight back against antibiotic resistant superbugs

A unique antibiotic that can kill bacteria which are resistant to conventional anti-bacterials without damaging the cells that store them has been developed by scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The pioneering study, published in the prestigious Angewandte Chemie of the German Chemical Society, was carried out by Dr. Zvi Hayouka and colleagues at the Hebrew University’s Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Rehovot. Reviewers called the study “a most important discovery” in the field of antibiotics and researchers said they believe findings of their research “will help develop new antibiotics and reduce mortality from future infectious disease”

June 18, 2017
The Jerusalem Post

IMA chief wants pregnant women be tested for Zika

The national president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called for screening of all pregnant women for Zika virus as a precautionary and vigilance measure against the disease. Dr Agrawal says that the very presence of the virus, even in three cases, proves that the virus is there in India and must be a cause of concern for all the health authorities. "Epidemiology says that for every single positive case, there are 200 subclinical cases that are not reported”

June 18, 2017
The Times of India

15 swine flu deaths, 63 positive cases this year

Though the numbers of deaths and positive cases have declined lately, swine flu continues to make its presence felt in Nagpur. As per the data of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation, 15 deaths and 63 positive cases have been recorded since April this year. It means 2017-18 financial year has recorded the third highest number of deaths due to swine flu

June 18, 2017
The Times of india

Dengue becoming a major menace – 60 cases arrive at national hospital daily – 115 patients/1...

With the spread of dengue all main hospitals are recording large numbers of patients and it is being reported that sufficient beds, doctors and nurses are not available in some places. Over 200 dengue related deaths have been reported out of a recorded 63,897 patients, and the Colombo National Hospital said 50 to 60 patients arrive seeking treatment every day

June 18, 2017
Hiru News, Colombo Page, Sunday Times Sri Lanka

Number of Cholera Cases in Taiz Increase Due to Houthi Siege

In a report issued by the Ministry of Health in Yemen, the ministry said that its medical and epidemiological and preventive monitoring teams are facing huge difficulties to reach Sana’a, Hodeidah and Hajjah governorates where cases of illness were recently detected as a result of the control of the coup militias over these provinces. The report showed that the total number of diarrhoea cases that have been documented until June 12 has exceeded 129,000 cases while the total number of outpatients and treatments is over 126,000, with a recovery rate of 98 percent. The report also explained that the total number of suspected cases is 2,914, while confirmed cases in laboratories have reached 432, and death cases amounted to 942

June 17, 2017
Asharq Al-Awsat

Warning against cholera outbreak

The Palakkad health department issued a warning on the possible outbreak of cholera in the district. The officials said a large number of dysentery cases were reported after the onset of monsoon from different parts of the district. This could be a prelude for the outbreak of cholera. Meanwhile, the Kerala State Human Rights Commission has directed the health department to inform it within two weeks of the number of deaths due to dengue and other monsoon-related diseases in the district and the action taken to prevent them

June 17, 2017
The Times of India

Indonesia: 80 percent of children infected with dengue by age 10

Indonesia has one of the highest burdens of dengue fever in the world, and children account for many cases. Well over half of all children in urban areas are infected with dengue by the age of 5, and more than 80 percent have been infected with the virus at least once by age 10, researchers reported in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

June 17, 2017
Outbreak News Today
June 15, 2017
Science Daily

Health department to intensify drive at tribal colonies to avert diseases outbreak

The district health department has decided to take a special drive against communicable diseases in the tribal colonies which fall under the limits of various local self-government bodies to avoid disease outbreaks. The District Medical Officer in-charge has told the officials to submit a detailed report on the status of the tribal colonies and various cases of communicable diseases to chalk out an effective action plan. According to the Integrated Diseases Surveillance Project unit, a total of 91,205 fever cases have been reported in the district from January 1, 2017 to June 12

June 13, 2017
Times of India

Calls for Sudan to declare a cholera epidemic

The Sudanese opposition group, the Popular Congress Party (PCP), has called on the Sudanese prime minister to officially declare that the country is suffering from a cholera epidemic, local news outlets reported. Despite some 292 deaths and 14,659 infections since August 2016, the Sudanese government insist that affected patients suffered from an acute form of “watery diarrhoea” and not cholera

June 13, 2017
Middle East Monitor, Allafrica, Dabanga

Six people rumoured to have Congo fever admitted in Bhavnagar

Six persons from Dambhalia village of Umrala taluka in Bhavnagar were admitted to the Sir T Hospital in Bhavnagar after they were suspected of having the Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) or Congo Fever. However, doctors at the hospital claim the six patients are suspected of having H1N1 (swine flu) and for now doctors have ruled out Congo Fever. Of the six persons admitted to the hospital from the same family, cluster and community, one may have dengue. They have undergone virology tests and the blood reports show that it is not CCHF. But a conclusive picture will emerge only after the reports come in later in the week

June 12, 2017
Ahmedabad Mirror

China H7N9 bird flu death toll rose to 37 in May: health authority

China reported 37 human deaths from H7N9 bird flu in May, the national health authority said, up from 24 in April. It also reported 72 cases of human infection from H7N9 bird flu during May, according to a statement posted on the website of the National Health and Family Planning Commission

June 12, 2017
Reuters

Gonorrhoea on the up

The latest infectious disease surveillance data shows more than 100 notified cases of gonorrhoea in the Barwon south west region in the year to June 11, and almost 200 in the past 12 months. The number of reported cases is more than double that from the same period in 2015, and an increase on those figures from last year. The Victorian Health Department data showed Geelong’s gonorrhoea rate of infection was the highest non-metro rate in all of Victoria

June 13, 2017
The Mercury

Spurt in suspected dengue cases in Karnataka

With a spurt in suspected dengue cases across the State, larvae surveillance, fogging and other precautionary measures have been stepped up in high-risk areas. As many as 11,000 suspected cases of dengue — of them, 550 tested positive — have been reported from 1,139 villages in 123 taluks since this January, according to the Department of Health and Family Welfare. As many as 9,596 suspected dengue cases were reported in the State till May 5

June 11, 2017
The Hindu

More than 29,000 breeding sites in Ahmedabad: Survey over 10,000 malaria cases likely

At least 10,295 suspected cases of malaria and 29,402 mosquito-breeding sites were identified in Ahmedabad city during the 16-day-long anti-malaria drive that concluded on Friday. Out of the suspected malaria cases, 56 have been confirmed. Besides, two cases of falciparum malaria — a more lethal strain of malaria — and two cases of dengue have also been detected

June 11, 2017
The Indian Express

Dengue second wave hits Thiruvananthapuram

A second wave of spiralling dengue cases has swept the capital taking the life of a woman. While District Health Officials confirm only three dengue deaths this year, nearly 10 fever-stricken patients have died of suspected dengue

June 11, 2017
Deccan Chronicle

Man diagnosed with anthrax, admitted to hospital in Romania

A 47-year-old Romanian man diagnosed with anthrax was admitted to the Botosani County Hospital in northern Romania. Health authorities confirmed the diagnosis after lab tests, and other samples were sent for re-evaluation at the Cantacuzino Institute in Bucharest, reports local News.ro. The man is currently hospitalized in the Department of Infectious Diseases of the County Emergency Hospital, according to representatives of the Botosani Public Health Directorate. He contracted the disease from one of his cows

June 13, 2017
Romania-Insider.com

WHO confirms Congo polio outbreaks in new eradication setback

The Democratic Republic of Congo has suffered two separate outbreaks of polio, the World Health Organization said. Confirmation of the outbreaks in Congo`s Haut-Lomami and Maniema provinces came less than a week after the WHO said polio had resurfaced in Syria, in an area partly controlled by Islamic State. Like the Syrian outbreak, the four Congolese cases were caused by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2, which emerges in areas with only patchy vaccine coverage after being excreted by people who have been vaccinated

June 13, 2017
Reuters

'Monkey Malaria' Is Threatening Farmers in Sabah, Malaysia

Recent research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, in collaboration with the Department of Health at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia and Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, shows that the threat of "Monkey Malaria" to transmit to humans has increased.

June 13, 2017
The Science Times

Sudan Bans the Word Cholera, Despite 15,000 Infections

Sudan`s Ministry of Health has been suppressing reporting on an epidemic of cholera for the last month, arresting those who try to raise awareness of the disease. The UN cannot officially refer to the outbreak as cholera due to a lack of official testing and is currently reporting the disease as "acute water diarrhoea" (AWD), it has emerged. On 1 June, Sudan`s health minister, Bahr Idriss Abu Garda, told parliament that 292 people had died of AWD and 14,659 people were reported infected between August 2016 and May 2017. Yet the government appears more concerned in fighting the reporting of the epidemic than the cause of the disease itself

June 13, 2017
albawaba

Diarrhoea assumes epidemic scale in Gurugram, officials take urgent steps

Measures might have been taken to tackle vector-borne diseases like Dengue and Malaria but the increase in a number of cases of microbial diseases like Diarrhoea and Typhoid has become a major medical challenge in Gurugram. Even before the arrival of the monsoon, there have been over 2000 cases of diarrhoea registered in the city public hospital and a dozen of serious cases of diarrhoea are being reported daily. The district health department has tested water samples from thirteen prominent areas in the city. Shockingly out of the 75 water samples collected 40 have failed while the rest have been marked as suspect

June 13, 2017
milleniumpost
June 12, 2017
milleniumpost

Reportan primer caso de neurodengue en Piura

The local Director of Health explained this type of dengue is characterized by the virus attacking the nervous system, causing intense headaches, loss of consciousness and in some cases loss of ability to recognise loved ones. The woman who died from neuro dengue was 47 and a native of El Chilcal district in the city

June 13, 2017
RPP Noticias

Chega a quase 400 nº de casos confirmados de febre chikugunya em RR

The state of Roraima has 398 confirmed cases of chikungunya, however, it only had 23 cases a year ago. Around 99% of the cases are centred on the capital Boa Vista. In 2017 there have been 1,660 suspected cases of chikungunya fever reported during the first six months of the year, far higher than in 2016 when only 282 suspected cases were reported

June 13, 2017
Globo

Brasília de Minas registra mais de 500 casos suspeitos de dengue em 2017

Brasilia de Minas, in the north of Minas Gerais, has recorded 548 probable cases of dengue fever in the first five months of this year. In March alone there were 286 suspected cases of the disease and the local municipality has had to work hard to bring the numbers under control

June 13, 2017
Globo

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

Between 1 and 10 June 2017, the national IHR focal point of Saudi Arabia reported 35 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including three fatal cases and one death among previously reported cases. One cluster is in Riyadh city with 23 cases. The second cluster is in a Riyadh hospital related to the 1st cluster. The third cluster is in a third hospital in Riyadh city

June 13, 2017
WHO.int

Harare City Council should take blame for continued typhoid outbreak

Cases of typhoid continue to be reported in Harare with latest statistics from a weekly disease surveillance report (covering week ending June 4) from the Ministry of Health and Child Care indicating that 14 cases were reported in Harare

June 21, 2017
The Zimbabwean

WHO says child from Raqqa among 15 new polio cases in Syria

Seventeen children have been paralysed by polio following an outbreak of the disease in Syria that the World Health Organization says is "very serious". Earlier this month, the agency reported two polio cases in the Mayadin area of Deir al-Zour province, much of which is controlled by so-called Islamic State. Fourteen new cases have now been confirmed in the same area, while another was recorded in Raqqa province. It is the first re-emergence of polio in the war-torn country since 2014

June 20, 2017
Reuters, Times of Israel, Stat News, Al Arabiya

Pacific News Minute: Dengue Outbreak in Palau; Mumps in the Marshall Islands

At least a thousand mumps cases have been confirmed since an outbreak began in March. The Ministry of Health notes that the number of cases has been dropping in recent weeks, but Radio New Zealand reports concern that the drop could be due to under reporting and that the real number could be as high as three thousand. Three people are reported dead among 200 infected by Dengue fever in Palau. On a visit to Taipei, Health Minister Emais Roberts welcomed the donation of three intravenous infusion pumps and 240 canisters of mosquito repellent to assist in the epidemic

June 21, 2017
Hawai`i Public Radio

The U.N. owes Haiti relief from cholera epidemic it introduced

Seven years after its soldiers sparked the world’s worst cholera epidemic in Haiti, the United Nations is finally preparing to close its MINUSTAH peacekeeping mission there. When MINUSTAH soldiers discharged contaminated waste into the Artibonite River in 2010, sparking a massive cholera outbreak, the U.N. denied its role in the tragedy, in defiance of overwhelming evidence and the organization’s own obligations. While the U.N. ignored cholera’s victims, at least 10,000 Haitians died from the disease (though the U.N. has reported that the number may be three times as high). Today, cholera continues to wreak havoc on the people of Haiti, and the crisis has weakened the organization’s credibility as a human rights defender

June 21, 2017
Miami Herald
June 24, 2017
Reuters

Dengue, chikungunya cases on the rise - Karnataka

According to sources, the number of dengue cases reported in the district are 94, including 35 in Chitradurga taluk, 13 in Challakere, 18 in Hosadurga, 12 in Holalkere, five in Molkalmuru and five in Hiriyur taluk. The number of chikungunya cases reported in the district are 42. Of these, 31 cases are reported in Chitradurga taluk, one in Challakere, two in Hosadurga, five in Molkalmuru and three in Hiriyur

June 21, 2017
The Hindu

Robust Emergency Fund Needed to Respond to Future Disease Outbreaks

Creating a similar “rainy day” fund—and providing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with permission to use it in advance—could save lives and money, both at home and overseas. There have been some moves in this direction. P