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Preparedness, surveillance and response

Mysterious disease outbreak in Manipur: 41 hospitalized

After the flood, Manipur has been struck with the spread of vector-borne and other diseases particularly in Imphal Valley and Churachandpur district, a state Health department official said. There were reports of an outbreak of an unknown disease in the interior parts of Churachandpur district, particularly Henglep village, where around 41 people had fallen ill, most of them children. The state Health department has been hectically engaging in combating outbreak of diseases like Swine Flu, Dengue, Japanese Encephalitis and Scrub Typhus following the flood in Manipur

July 30, 2017
Nagaland Post

Unprecedented Dengue Outbreak Kills Nearly 300 in Sri Lanka

The worst-ever outbreak of dengue fever in Sri Lanka has killed nearly 300 people, with the number of cases rising rapidly. Sri Lanka`s Ministry of Health reports that the number of dengue infections has climbed above 103,000 since the start of 2017, with 296 deaths. The number of cases this year is already nearly double the number of dengue infections recorded in all of 2016

July 24, 2017
Voice of America
July 26, 2017
NPR
July 25, 2017
CNN, AlJazeera
July 28, 2017
Reuters

First Chikungunya, now dengue strikes Dhaka

Amid the spread of Chikungunya in Dhaka, another mosquito-borne disease, dengue, has silently struck the city amid the variation in rainfall pattern. A large number (91) of people were infected with dengue virus in the city in January this year while 58 cases were reported in February, followed by 33 in March and 72 in April this year, according to the data provided by the National Health Crisis Management Centre and Control Room of the Director General of Health Services

July 22, 2017
Dhaka Tribune
July 21, 2017
Financial Express

Sri Lankan Ministry of Health reports dengue fever outbreak

The Epidemiology Unit of Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health recently reported a total of 80,732 cases of dengue fever throughout the first six months of 2017, a figure that is 4.3 times higher than the average number of cases reported from 2010-2016 and includes 215 deaths

July 21, 2017
Homeland Preparedness News

Australia helps Sri Lanka to control dengue fever after 250 die

Australia announced programs to help control dengue fever in Sri Lanka, where the disease killed around 250 people in the first half of this year. A short-term program through the WHO will try to reduce the transmission of the dengue virus, aiming for a reduction of more than 50 percent over a period of four to six weeks. A longer-term programme will use Wolbachia bacteria, a microbe that prevents the dengue virus from replicating inside the mosquitoes that carry it, to halt its transmission to people

July 19, 2017
Reuters, ABC news
July 20, 2017
Sunday Times Sri Lanka, New Indian Express

Killer virus: South India worst hit as dengue spreads its tentacles

Kerala is in the grip of dengue: Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad districts are the worst hit, and experts say the worst is yet to come. Of the 23,000 cases and 32 deaths confirmed till July 16, 11,581 cases and 20 deaths have been in Kerala. Four of the five states with the highest cases and deaths are in south India

July 19, 2017
Hindustan Times

Dengue kills 21 in Indian tourist hotspot, crisis looms

A dengue outbreak has killed at least 21 people in India`s southern state of Kerala in the past three weeks, a government official said, adding that there was a shortage of medicines and health workers to tackle the crisis in the tourist hotspot. The mosquito-borne dengue virus, which causes flu-like symptoms and can develop into the deadly haemorrhagic dengue fever, has infected more than 11,000 people in Kerala since May, forcing the state to buy new hospital beds and cancel medical staff leave

July 18, 2017
Reuters

Dengue cases rise 84.5% in Bacolod

The Philippines Bacolod City Health Office urged residents once more to “search (for) and destroy” mosquito breeding places after recording an 84.5 percent spike in dengue cases from January to July. CHO records showed that as of July 8, 535 cases, including five children who died, were recorded compared to only 290 and two children dead during the same period last year

July 14, 2017
Interaksyon

Dengue fever outbreak in three dzongkhags

With more than 100 cases reported since last month, the Bhutan health ministry issued a public notification of an outbreak of dengue fever in Phuentsholing, Samtse and Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhags. Between June and July 13, Phuentsholing hospital reported 33 dengue fever cases while Samtse hospital saw 46 and Samdrupjongkhar hospital, 42 cases. More than 50 percent of the reported cases in Samtse are in the Royal Bhutan Army colony

July 14, 2017
Kuensel

3,000 diagnosed with dengue fever in Rangoon, 18 died

Some three thousand people in Rangoon have contracted dengue fever this year, and at least 18 have died from its effects. “From early 2017 to 9 July 2017, 2,855 people have been diagnosed with dengue fever and 18 have died from the virus,” said Dr. Khin Nan Lone of the regional public health department in Rangoon

July 12, 2017
dvb.no

16 dead as dengue fever sweeps Arakan State

Dengue fever has struck every township in Arakan State this monsoon season as storms and floods provide the conditions for mosquitoes to transmit the disease. Sixteen people have died from the dengue virus so far, an officer from the Department of Health told DVB. “Most cases of dengue were detected in Minbya, Kyauktaw, Taungup and Sittwe,” said Dr. San Kyawt Khine, assistant director of the regional public health department. “By Friday, more than 1,400 people had contracted dengue fever in the state and 16 had died,” he said

July 11, 2017
dvb.no

Venezuela convertida en foco de enfermedades prevenibles y erradicadas

Venezuela has become the focus of outbreaks of new diseases once believed to be eradicated in the country, and others, which were very treatable, such as TB, malaria, Chagas disease, dengue and diphtheria. Now, due to the decay of its public health system which has all but broken down because of political turmoil, the breakdown of all disease prevention vaccination programmes is just a symptom of this full-scale collapse

July 10, 2017
El Carabobeno

Dengue: 130 confirmed cases in Côte d’ivoire

Appearing two months ago in Ivory Coast, the dengue virus is gaining ground. According to the Pasteur Institute, the number of patients affected by dengue virus in Côte d’Ivoire currently stands at 130. Two deaths have also been identified by the National Institute of Public Hygiene even if Dr. Daouda Coulibaly, the head of the department of epidemiological surveillance, calls for caution in stating that the cause and effect relationship with the dengue fever has not yet been established

July 8, 2017
Siver Times

H1N1 cases in the state cross 1,000 mark

Thiruvananthapuram: Along with dengue threat, H1N1 cases have also been steadily increasing in the state. The number of H1N1 cases has crossed the 1,000-mark in the state in seven months claiming 63 lives. Experts say H1N1 has become rampant but remains under-documented

July 7, 2017
Times of India

48 malaria, 84 dengue cases in Udupi in June - Mangaluru

Deputy Commissioner G. Anuradha said that effective steps needed to be taken to check the spread of malaria in Udupi district. She was chairing a district-level Malaria Coordination Committee meeting. District Health and Family Welfare Officer Rohini told the meeting that 48 cases of malaria were recorded in the district in June, while 84 cases of dengue were recorded in the district during the same period

July 7, 2017
The Hindu

Sri Lanka's Worst-Ever Dengue Outbreak Kills 225

Sri Lanka is suffering its worst-ever dengue outbreak, with the virus killing 225 people and infecting more than 76,000 this year. The number of infections nationwide is already 38% higher than last year, according to the Health Ministry. The highest number of cases is in the region around Colombo, though cases were being reported across the nation

July 4, 2017
Time

113 malaria cases set alarm bells ringing in Delhi

With monsoon approaching, people in the city have another health worry — malaria. The city has already witnessed 113 cases of the diseases, while the numbers of dengue cases have inched close to 100. According to a corporation data released on Tuesday, the number of chikungunya cases recorded stand at 149. Of the 113 people affected by malaria, 70 belonged to Delhi, while the rest were traced to other states. Officials said at least 40 malaria cases have been recorded this month alone

June 28, 2017
Times of India, The Quint, Hindustan Times

H1N1 claims 260 deaths in Maharashtra, Health dept yet to procure vaccine: report

The H1N1 influenza virus has overtaken dengue and malaria to become the biggest killer among seasonal ailments in Maharashtra, claiming as many as 260 lives so far, with Pune witnessing the highest number of deaths – 62 – this year, a media report said. Despite the high occurrence of deaths, state authorities are yet to procure a vaccine against the new strain. This, despite a strong recommendation by the state committee earlier this year to prevent communicable diseases

June 28, 2017
India TV

13 dengue fever cases reported in SW China

Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China`s Yunnan Province has seen a surge in dengue fever cases, with 13 reported since the prefecture`s first case of this year on June 23. An emergency response has been launched and measures have been taken for disease prevention and control

June 28, 2017
xinhuanet

Dengue fever risks increase in Mekong Delta

Thousands of people in the region were infected with dengue fever since the beginning of the year at an alarming rate compared to 2016. The number of dengue infections has risen significantly in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, particularly in Can Tho City and the provinces of Dong Thap, Ben Tre, Ca Mau and Tien Giang, according to the Ministry of Health. Dr. Huynh Minh Truc, director of Can Tho Preventive Medicine Centre, said the city had seen nearly 600 cases of dengue fever since the beginning of the year. Can Tho’s Children Hospital has conducted 853 in-patient dengue fever treatments from patients both inside and outside the province, and about 2,600 out-patient cases, an increase of 10 per cent compared to the same period last year

June 28, 2017
elevenmyanmar.com

‘Clean Kerala’ campaign: State government finally wakes up to over 100 fever deaths in 2017

More than 100 people have died of fever in 2017 alone, with official data from the Health Department revealing that around 14 lakh people were affected by communicable diseases this year. While 53 people have died of H1N1, there were 800 confirmed cases of swine flu. Data also showed that until June this year, there were 7,300 confirmed cases of dengue, with 13 people dying from the mosquito-borne disease. Health Department stats reveal there were 204,926 cases of Hepatitis A and B, and 295 cases of malaria. And while these numbers are only from government hospitals, the actual figures may be twice this, with a number of patients going to private hospitals in Kerala as well

June 27, 2017
The News Minute

Number of dengue patients exceed 69,380

The number of dengue patients in Sri Lanka has risen to 69,380. Two hundred deaths have been reported and the majority came from the Western Province of Sri Lanka. The health ministry said the percentage of schoolchildren getting dengue fever has increased by 20%

June 25, 2017
Hiru News
June 23, 2017
Outbreak News Today
June 22, 2017
SunStar

H1N1 bigger killer than dengue and malaria in Maharashtra

The H1N1 influenza virus which entered the list of infectious diseases with a global pandemic in 2009, has overtaken dengue and malaria to become the biggest killer among seasonal ailments in Maharashtra. In the first half of 2017 alone, 247 people died of the airborne disease in Maharashtra, including 10 in Mumbai. Three deaths occurred in the last week, two of the victims being a pregnant woman and another a TB patient. Early diagnosis is becoming an issue with doctors waiting for test results. In H1N1, however, mortality could go up to 20% if treatment has not been started in the first five days, experts said

June 24, 2017
Times of India, India TV, Indian Express

Dengue cases up in Zamboanga City

Zamboanga City health officials are reporting an increase in dengue fever cases prompting them to warn of an imminent outbreak. Based on data from the City Health Office, dengue cases for the months of April and May were significantly higher, registering 130 and 188 cases, respectively, as opposed to 97 and 127 cases reported last year for the same time period. Most cases are reported in children

June 23, 2017
Outbreak News Today
June 25, 2017
Hiru News
June 22, 2017
SunStar

Dengue cases in Bengaluru shoot up by nearly 1,000 over a month

Dengue cases increased from 541 in the first week of May to 1,425 till Thursday. Chikungunya saw a spike from 132 in the first week of May to 284 till Thursday. As many as 21 fresh cases of chikungunya were confirmed on Thursday. The silver lining is the fact that there have been no deaths in the state so far

June 23, 2017
New Indian Express

Dramatic increase in dengue cases in Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Dengue fever is spreading fast in the southern tip of India. Tamil Nadu ranked second in the country with 3,259 cases and two deaths in 2017 so far, compared to 2,500 cases and five deaths last year. Its neighbor, Kerala, is not far behind. Seven out of 10 dengue cases reported in the country are registered in these two states, according to the National Vector-Borne Disease Control Programme. Coimbatore, Pollachi, Udumalpet, Palani, Theni, Kadaiyanallur, Kanyakumari and Sankarankoil were reported to be the worst affected areas

June 23, 2017
Asia Times
June 22, 2017
Times of India

How rubber plantations are exacerbating the dengue outbreak in one north Kerala area

Many residents of Koorachundu, in Kozhikode district in north Kerala, have been affected with fever in the last three months. Media reports suggest that about 12,000 residents have been infected with some kind of viral fever in the panchayat, which has a total population of 17,000. The microcosm of the Koorachundu panchayat reflects the falling health standards across Kerala. Reports suggest cups used to collect latex from where rubber trees were grown are a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Another is the fact coconut farmers have not cleaned the crown of palm trees and the fibrous stalks remain a good habitat for mosquitoes

June 22, 2017
Scroll.in

Seven succumb to dengue in Penang

Malaysian State Health Committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin said at the moment there are two dengue hotspots on the island namely in Sri Wangsa 2, George Town, and Taman Bukit Jambul in Bukit Jambul. “Penang has recorded seven dengue deaths up till June 8.” “The total number of dengue cases reported this year up till June 17 is 1,110 cases”

June 22, 2017
The Star

No let-up in fever cases in Kerala

The fever situation in Kerala continues to be grave with more people falling prey to dengue and other fevers. As per official figures, one person died of leptospirosis in Kozhikode district and one died of dengue in Thiruvananthapuram district on Tuesday. The day also saw an increase in dengue cases with 933 suspected cases and 170 confirmed cases in the state. While 21,000 fever cases were reported, 31 people were reported to have leptospirosis. According to the DHS figures, 56 chicken pox, 15 H1N1 and six malaria cases were reported on Tuesday from across the state

June 21, 2017
New Indian Express

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

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

488 malaria cases in 17 days of June

At a time when the civic body and the state government have intensified their efforts to destroy mosquito breeding sites and curb spread of vector-borne infections, malaria cases appear to be on the rise. According to data of the civic body, Ahmedabad registered 488 cases of malaria in the first 17 days of June. AMC health officials have also confirmed that they have received complaints of polluted water supply from at least 10 areas in the city. The weekly health report of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) states that six more cases of vector-borne infections including four cases of dengue and one each of chikungunya and falciparum malaria were also registered during this period

June 20, 2017
Times of India

146 Chikungunya, 87 Dengue Cases in Delhi Before ‘Season’ Starts

Nearly 150 cases of chikungunya have been reported in Delhi this year, with 9 of them being recorded this month, even as authorities gear up to combat the outbreak of vector-borne diseases. Eighty-seven cases of dengue have also been reported till 17 June, according to a municipal report

June 20, 2017
the quint

Spurt in H1N1, dengue cases in district

The number of both H1N1 and dengue fever cases has increased in Ernakulam compared to the last month’s figures. With the number of H1N1 cases already touching 51 this month with a death (of a pregnant woman at Pallarimangalam on Sunday), severity of the spread of the disease looks imminent. Dengue fever this month has already had 423 suspected cases and 66 confirmed cases. So far this year there were five H1N1 deaths in 164 cases. There were 1,208 suspected and 160 confirmed dengue cases in the district

June 20, 2017
The Hindu

Hospitals inundated with dengue patients

With leading hospitals in Colombo and the suburbs over crowded with dengue patients, the Health Ministry today decided to equip rural hospitals in Wetara, Piliyandala, Aniyakanda and Dankotuwa with additional staff, drugs and medical equipment to ease the congestion. The committee decided to use the yet unopened wing of the Ratnapura District Hospital to accommodate dengue patients. Authorities instructed officials to immediately supply these hospitals with medical specialists, nursing and minor health staff, drugs and medical equipment

June 20, 2017
Daily Mirror Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka warns of dengue epidemic

Sri Lankan health authorities warned that the country was facing a dengue epidemic with over 63,000 people affected by the virus and at least 200 patients dead. Health workers at the Ministry of Health`s Epidemiology Unit said there was a tremendous rise in the Type 2 virus and urgent preventive and curative measures were ongoing to prevent it from spreading further

June 20, 2017
The Statesman

146 cases of chikungunya, 87 of dengue in Delhi

Nearly 150 cases of chikungunya have been reported in Delhi this year, with 9 of them being recorded this month, even as authorities gear up to combat the outbreak of vector-borne diseases. Ten dengue cases have been reported this month till June 17, while eight cases were recorded in May, according to the report by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) which tabulates such cases on behalf of all the civic bodies of the city

June 20, 2017
Business Standard

Kochi declares war on mosquitoes after spurt in fever cases

Incessant rains have resulted in an increased number of fever cases in the state. So far, a total of 6,808 cases of dengue have been reported in Kerala. A total of 13 persons lost their lives. The number of fever cases reported is 11,624 among which 22 death cases were reported. 764 H1N1 cases were confirmed and of these 51 lost their lives while the total number of rat fever cases reported is 631 out of which seven have died in the State. Health experts warn that because of fluctuation in climate, the threat of contagious diseases will prevail for another couple of months

June 19, 2017
The New Indian Express
June 17, 2017
The Hindu
June 19, 2017
Scroll.in, The Indian Express

Government labs stay shut during dengue crisis in Thiruvananthapuram

Even as the capital faces a war-like situation battling dengue, not even a single case of dengue was confirmed on Sunday as the Public Health Laboratory and Medical College did not despatch any test result. Also, Health Centres barring the ones with two or more doctors remained close on Sunday despite several fever deaths being reported this week

June 19, 2017
Deccan Chronicle

11,717 cases of fever reported in Kozhikode on Sunday

As many as 11,717 cases of fever were reported at the outpatient wing of the various hospitals in the district on Sunday. Of them, 1,519 cases are viral fever. As many as 47 suspected dengue cases came for screening on Sunday. 108 cases of ADD (Acute diarrhoeal disease) were also reported. Health centres where the OP was not functional witnessed a heavy rush at casualty departments. Special clinics functioned at Koorachundu, Panangad, Kolathur areas where more dengue cases were detected

June 19, 2017
Deccan Chronicle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

District in the grip of dengue fever

Ernakulam is in the grip of dengue fever as at least 25 to 30 cases are getting reported every day from various parts of the district. On Friday, 29 cases were reported taking the total number of cases this month to 203, and the number of cases from January to June 9 to 988. The spurt in diseases had started last month with intermittent pre-monsoon showers. Payipra had reported most number of dengue cases last month (335). “The number of cases has gone down there now,” said District Surveillance Officer Dr. Jayashree. In April, there were 156 cases. There is also an increase in the number of leptospirosis and acute diarrhoeal diseases. Hepatitis A and H1N1 cases are also being reported daily

June 10, 2017
The Hindu

LG Baijal wants weekly report on dengue fight

Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal met chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and health minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday to assess preparedness to prevent an outbreak of dengue and chikungunya in the city. Despite high temperature, Delhi has reported nearly 100 chikungunya and 40 dengue cases over the past five months and officials fear that the numbers may increase significantly following the monsoon season

June 8, 2017
Times of India

Diarrhoea, dengue starting to spiral out of control in Lanka: UN

UN agencies have warned that diarrhoea and dengue are starting to "spiral out of control" in Sri Lanka after the worst flood in over a decade hit the country, killing 224 people, with heavy flooding, landslides and flash floods caused by Tropical Cyclone Mora in Myanmar and Bangladesh, the torrential monsoon rains have affected some 684,000 people in south and central Sri Lanka

June 8, 2017
Outlook India, Free Press Journal

Delhi corporation brainstorms to fight dengue and chikungunya

South Delhi Municipal Corporation held a special house meeting on Tuesday to discuss the action plan for prevention of vector-borne diseases, but with around 40 cases of dengue and 97 cases of chikungunya reported across the capital this year, the Corporation claimed everything was under control and there was nothing to worry about

June 7, 2017
Times of India

Sesapi investiga comunidade com surto de dengue em Picos

There has been an outbreak in Picos, a municipality in the state of Piauí in north eastern Brazil. Around 70 people have fallen sick with fever and health authorities believe it is an outbreak of dengue and are investigating. Other municipalities reporting high levels of probable cases include Teresina (832), Floriano (66) and Oeiras (61) according to Sesapi’s medical bulletin

June 6, 2017
45graus.com.br
June 1, 2017
180graus.com

Hepatitis A back to haunt Kalamassery again

Hepatitis A has returned to Kalamassery, even as the district is in the grip of a dengue outbreak which has seen 93 suspected cases reported in a month. There were a further four new cases of Hepatitis A in Kalamassery, making the total number of cases this month rise to 11, on top of the 77 Hepatitis cases reported in the district last month. Besides this, there is one case of leptospirosis and two fresh cases of H1N1

June 5, 2017
The Hindu

Sri Lanka dengue: ‘Patients are flocking into hospitals’

The Sunday Times reports that patients are flocking into hospitals and the need now is to declare a health emergency with regard to dengue. The latest data from the health ministry puts the dengue case count at 56,887, more than what was recorded during the whole of 2016, and approximately 30 dengue related deaths per 10,000 cases

June 4, 2017
Outbreak News Today, Sunday Times SL

Este ano, casos de dengue aumentaram 71% em Cuiabá

Dengue cases in Cuiaba have increased by 71% year-on-year. According to health authorities, there were 1,157 cases during the first five months of last year while there have been 1,984 cases this year. There have been reports of 200 probable cases of chikungunya and Cuiaba authorities are on high alert for more

June 4, 2017
CenarioMT, ExtraMT
June 2, 2017
Mato Grosso Mais

Sri Lanka Health Ministry rejects claims of dengue medicine shortage

Acting Sri Lanka Health Ministry Services DG, Dr Sarath Amunugama has denied reports that there is a shortage of medicine for dengue patients. Rejecting the claims of the Government Medical Officers Association he said the dextran medicine needed for dengue patients has been distributed to hospitals in sufficient quantities

June 3, 2017
ColomboPage
June 2, 2017
Asia Cruiser News

Ceará tem nível epidêmico de dengue, zika e chikungunya em 60% dos municípios

The Brazilian state of Ceara has cities with more than 600 cases for every 100,000 inhabitants, way above the WHO epidemic threshold of 300 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The latest epidemiological bulletin confirmed dengue and chikungunya as having killed 25 people this year, with 20 of them in Fortaleza. There have been 64,031 fever like infections reported in the state and 25,533 cases have seen the disease confirmed

June 3, 2017
globo.com
June 2, 2017
Diario do Nordeste, Diario do Nordeste

Spike in Yangon dengue cases expected

According to the Yangon Public Health Department, over 1,000 people were infected with dengue in the first five months, while 270 cases were reported in the same period last year. The Yangon region of Myanmar has seen a five-fold increase in cases

June 2, 2017
Myanmar Times

Health department on toes as dengue spreads in city

Pune Municipal Corporation has recorded 114 cases of dengue from January this year, out of which 79 were reported between March and May. Even though this is not the season for the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses health authorities were clearly concerned

June 2, 2017
Pune Mirror

Dengue cases on rise in Ernakulam

The month of May has seen the maximum number of confirmed cases of dengue and leptospirosis this year. While 47 confirmed cases of dengue were reported in May, there were 17 cases of leptospirosis. In contrast, in May last year, Ernakulam registered 131 cases of dengue. Fever cases have gone up by 15,416 in May 2017. There are 18 confirmed cases of viral hepatitis, 108 cases of chicken pox and 53 cases of H1N1

June 1, 2017
Times of India

Peru dengue update: More deaths reported through May than in all of 2016

Throughout May, Peru has reported more dengue-related fatalities (54) than reported in all of 2016 (41) or 2015 (52), according to PAHO. A total of 44,971 dengue fever cases have been seen in the country to date, compared to 26,453 cases throughout the whole of 2016

June 1, 2017
Outbreak News Today

Would have tested if we knew, say doctors

Some Indian doctors expressed consternation that the Gujarat authorities have known about three Zika cases and did not make the information more widespread. A physician in Bapungar was quoted as saying he’d seen what he thought were a few cases of severe dengue which he would have tested for Zika had he known. Gujarat’s health commissioner said the NIV Pune has yet to give a report on the gene sequencing of the virus to pinpoint its origin. He added that the first Zika case detected in November 2016 was only confirmed by the NIV on January 4th 2017, still not fully answering why the lack of transparency

May 29, 2017
Times of India, Economic Times

Nearly 100 cases of chikungunya in Delhi, 40 of dengue

At least 96 cases of chikungunya have been reported in Delhi this year, with 10 of them being recorded this month, just as authorities are gearing up to combat any outbreak situation of the vector-borne disease. As many as 4,431 cases of dengue were reported up till the end of 2016. To date, there have been 40 cases of dengue according to municipal authorities

May 29, 2017
India TV

Laos facing challenges in preventing dengue fever

Laos health authorities confirmed that they are still facing challenges in preventing dengue this year, as reported rates of cases increased from March to May 26 this year, and the dengue infection rates in the capital Vientiane were higher than other provinces in the country which saw a combined total of 268 cases, with, of these, Vientiane seeing 70 dengue cases recorded

May 29, 2017
xinhuanet

Dengue fever may reach epidemic levels in Yangon this year

The Myanmar Public Health Department has recorded nearly 2,000 cases of dengue throughout the country in the first quarter of 2017 and more than half of these were recorded in the Yangon Region, marking a steep rise since last year while, the department reported 1,924 cases nationwide, there were 1,104 cases in the Yangon region – nine have been fatal so far

May 29, 2017
Coconuts.co

Baby the latest victim of dengue in New Caledonia

A six month old baby has died from dengue fever in New Caledonia, according to the newspaper Les Nouvelles Caledoniennes the baby died from the mosquito born disease last week and she was the ninth person to die from dengue during the current outbreak. There have been more than 3,500 cases of dengue to date, with 500 hospitalised since January

May 29, 2017
RadioNZ, 20minutes.fr

Sri Lanka's flood survivors threatened by dengue, disease: aid workers

Thousands of survivors of devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka are at risk of potentially fatal diseases such as dengue fever, charities warned as the death toll from the disaster continued to rise. "The threat of water-borne diseases is a big concern with over 100,000 people displaced from their homes, many of whom are staying in damp, crowded conditions," Chris McIvor, head of Save the Children Sri Lanka, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "I`m particularly worried we could start seeing even more dengue cases because of the floods, as stagnant water provides the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. It`s the last thing needed by communities that have already lost so much"

May 29, 2017
Reuters

Dengue soaring: Two major campaigns from Thursday

The dengue death toll in Sri Lanka rose to 130 this week with more than 50,000 cases reported islandwide so far this year, according to the National Dengue Control Unit, most cases come from 12 districts: Colombo, Gampaha, Galle, Matara, Kurunegala, Puttalam, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Jaffna, Batticaloa and Trincomale

May 28, 2017
Sunday Times Sri Lanka
May 24, 2017
Outbreak News Today

As dengue arrives early in Delhi, municipal bodies rush to get their act together

With 38 cases of dengue reported in May, the highest for a month over the last six years, the vector-borne diseases have seen an early onset this year, official websites have been updated for details of ‘domestic breeding checkers’ in any locality and a schedule of their visits to different colonies has been added

May 28, 2017
Indian Express

Thailand reports 19 dengue-related deaths to date

Thai health authorities have reported 11,062 cases of dengue fever, hemorrhagic dengue fever and dengue shock syndrome accounting for 19 deaths across the country so far. 5,704 dengue fever cases were reported from 77 provinces with no deaths, 5.194 DHF cases were reported from 76 provinces accounting for 4 deaths and 164 DSS cases were reported from 40 provinces including 15 fatalities

May 27, 2017
Outbreak News Today

Dengue no da tregua a Veracruz, es el secundo estado con mas casos en el pais

The Mexican state of Veracruz now ranks the second highest in Mexico for the number of confirmed dengue cases with 144, according to an epidemiological report from health authorities. Chiapas has 217 confirmed cases, Nuevo Leon (138), Guerrero (101) and Michoacan (79). These numbers are down on a year earlier and deaths in the country are lower too with 3 this year compared to 11 by the same time last year

May 27, 2017
Imagen del Golfo

Dengue cases up 96% in Bacolod

The City Health Office recorded a 96% increase in dengue cases in the first five months of 2017 with 310 patients compared to the period a year earlier when there were only 158 cases. There have been five deaths from dengue so far this year compared with one a year earlier

May 27, 2017
Manila Times

Dengue: en Formosa confirman 100 casos

Health authorities confirmed that Formosa has 100 cases of dengue fever and that a further 300 are under investigation as contagious Zika has been found in Ingeniero Juarez and is also suspected in Clorinda. A local lawmaker did question as to whether numbers are under reported, saying a local laboratory has hinted that there could be around 700 patients with dengue

May 26, 2017
El Diario de Misiones

Honduras: Casos de dengue suman 1,800 en primer trimestre

Overall there have been 2,200 cases of dengue, zika and chikungunya during the first part of 2017, whereas numbers are dramatically down for zika and chikungunya for last year, when chikungunya registered tens of thousands of cases, this year it has only seen 200 cases. Only dengue has increased year-on-year and remains stubbornly high

May 26, 2017
El Heraldo

Áncash: confirman cinco casos de dengue en Nepeña

There are some 613 people affected by dengue in the Ancash region of Peru, with a further 647 suspected dengue cases during April still to be analysed and confirmed. Nearby La Libertad province is also seeing high numbers of dengue cases with 1,900 recorded

May 26, 2017
El Comercio
May 24, 2017
La Republica

Se incrementa a 27 cifra de fallecidos por dengue en Piura

The number of dengue cases in the Piura region of Peru for this year has now reached 28,151 suspected cases, with 5,510 cases confirmed, according to the most recent epidemiological report, and the number of deaths from dengue has now risen to 27 people

May 25, 2017
RPP Noticias

Dengue: Reportan 221 infectados en la región Cajamarca

Health authorities in Cajamarca confirmed the region has 221 recorded cases of dengue as of Week 19, according to the regional health authorities, most of those affected are concentrated in the Jaen, San Ignacio and Contumaza districts

May 24, 2017
Cronica Viva, AmericaTV.com, La Republica

Al menos 26 muertos y 8.481 casos de dengue confirmados en el país

Peruvian Ministry of Health’s latest bulletin indicates 26 have died and 8,841 people have been sick from dengue since the start of the year, additionally, the ministry said they are aware of 28,352 possible cases of dengue of which 8,841 cases are now confirmed. The region registering the highest number of cases is Piura with 2,757 confirmed and 11,243 probable. Elsewhere, confirmed cases stand at La Libertad (1,559), Ica (810), Lambayeuque (781), Ancash (475), Loreto (178) and Tumbes (122

May 23, 2017
El Comercio, La Republica, Diario El Pueblo

SL on the verge of declaring a ‘state of emergency’ over Dengue as GMOA strikes again

Sri Lanka is ‘on the verge of declaring a state of emergency’ over the current dengue outbreak, reports News First. Meanwhile, the Government Medical Officers’ Association said it is planning another 24 hour token strike on Monday

May 22, 2017
News 1st

High number of dengue fever patients reported in Hanoi

The number of dengue fever cases in Hanoi has increased sharply since the beginning of the year even though it is not yet high season for the disease. The capital has recorded 699 cases of dengue fever, double the amount of the same period last year. Just in Dong da, as many as 165 cases were reported in 18 districts, a threefold increase compared with last year. Hanoi has also reported its first death from dengue fever this year

May 22, 2017
Vietnamnet, Vietnam Plus

More than half of the municipalities of Ceará have arbovirus epidemics: dengue, chikungunya and...

In the Brazilian state of Ceara, 93 of the 184 municipalities say they are recording an epidemic level of arboviruses – dengue, chikungunya and zika, according to the latest epidemiological bulletins. Calculations on the ground put the infection rate at around 943.5 incidences per 100,000 inhabitants, well above the WHO threshold to define an epidemic which is 300 incidences per 100,000

May 22, 2017
maisfm

Dengue fever kills two in Rakhine State

The Myanmar press reports that there is an outbreak of dengue in Rakhine State with 220 reported cases and at least 16 districts affected, the Myanmar press also reported that two people have died from dengue in recent days

May 22, 2017
Eleven

Minas Gerais tem mais de 15 mil casos prováveis de chikungunya em 2017

Minas Gerais state has registered 15,693 probable cases of chikungunya in 2017, according to a department of health bulletin. Eleven suspicious deaths are being investigated and so far this year, the number of probable cases has increased more than 3,000% over the same period last year. In terms of dengue, Minas Gerais has recorded 24,557 cases, the lowest number for the first five months since 2013. Two deaths confirmed and a further 18 investigated. Minas Gerais has 753 probable cases of zika, with the number slightly higher for the first five months last year than this

May 22, 2017
G1.Globo.com

Slight dip in dengue cases in district

Thiruvananthapuram – The number of fever cases in the district registered a slight increase on Monday, though the number of dengue cases fell. Of the 26,420 outpatients cases in the district, 1,750 were found to have fever. There were 116 suspected dengue cases and 71 confirmed. In the city limits of the 107 people suffering from fever, 27 were found to have dengue

May 22, 2017
Indian Express

Vietnam: Hanoi dengue tally passes 700, 1st fatality reported

The Hanoi Department of Health has reported more than 700 dengue fever cases since the beginning of the year, double the number of cases during the same period in 2016

May 22, 2017
Outbreak News Today, Relief Web

Hà Nội reports first death from dengue fever

The Hanoi Department of Health has reported more than 700 dengue fever cases since the beginning of the year, double the number of cases during the same period in 2016

May 22, 2017
Relief Web, Outbreak News Today

Chikungunya cases up to 92, dengue cases reach 38 in city

With three more cases of chikungunya during the last week, a total of 92 cases have been reported this year so far. Meanwhile, an additional six new cases of dengue have been registered, taking the tally to 38 in the capital this year, according to a municipal report

May 22, 2017
Millennium Post

HC slams Delhi for lack of campaign on dengue, chikungunya

The Delhi High Court slammed local government in Delhi for its failure to launch a public awareness campaign about mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya, their symptoms and treatment. Last week the court pulled up the government for celebrating National Dengue Day on May 16 without taking a single step to prevent it

May 22, 2017
India.com, Siasat.com
May 23, 2017
Times of India

Dengue fever reported in Kisumu

Kisumu County has reported its first locally-acquired dengue fever; weeks after some 153 related cases were confirmed in Mombasa. Chief Executive Officer of Health Dr Ojwang Lusi said a 16-year-old Chavakali High School student tested positive for the disease. The student was diagnosed at Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu on May 12. “He complained of general malaise, joint pains, fever and headache,’’ said Dr Lusi. He tested positive but was quickly treated and discharged yesterday.

May 21, 2017
Standard Media

Brace for dengue surge

The dengue epidemic has reached alarming levels this year with more than 45,000 dengue patients reported in the first 5 months of the year. According to health experts, some 117 people have died of dengue and 46,669 cases have been reported, with many government institutions guilty of failing to destroy mosquito breeding places. In 2016 the total number of dengue cases reported was 55,150 and 88 people died. The numbers in the first six months of 2017 look set to surpass the numbers for the whole of 2016

May 21, 2017
Ceylon Today, Sunday Times Sri Lanka, Sunday Observer

Fever grips Kerala – 68 deaths reported – Thiruvananthapuram worst hit with 2,214 dengue cas...

Up to the middle of May this year 68 people in Kerala have died from dengue fever, according to data provided by the state health services. The number of fever cases reported were 9,549, among which were 1,173 from Thiruvananthapuram. A total of 332 dengue fever cases were also reported. Dengue cases from Thiruvananthapuram stood at 171

May 20, 2017
The News Minute, zeenews

Cusco: confirman tres muertes por dengue en La Convención

In the province of La Convencion in the Cusco region of Peru, to date this year, there have been 278 cases of dengue, of which 215 occurred in Pichari and 63 in Kimbiri. Now the health authorities in the Pichari-Kimbiri region said they have just had three deaths from dengue

May 20, 2017
El Comercio, RPP Noticias
May 17, 2017
La Republica, RPP Noticias

Piura afronta la peor epidemia de dengue, ya hay 22 muertos

Piura - The number of deaths from dengue has risen again to 22 in just the first five months of this year, this is already as many deaths as were recorded during the whole of last year

May 20, 2017
Radio Onda Azul, La Republica, El Comercio

Suman 16 casos de dengue clasico en Matamoros

Mexico - There were two new cases of dengue in Matamoros which takes this year’s total up to 16. There have been only two cases of Zika to date and as yet no case of chikungunya

May 20, 2017
Hoy Tamaulipas

2,100 dengue cases in Capital

Among the 3,100 dengue cases reported across Kerala, 2,100 are from the Thiruvananthapuram district, the health minister told the state parliament. The government noted that healthcare professionals are contracting dengue and that the majority of the dengue cases are from within the city limits 

May 18, 2017
Hindu
May 16, 2017
Times of India
May 18, 2017
New Indian Express

About 32 dengue positive cases reported in Visakhapatnam district this year

According to the officials of the Visakhapatnam district health department, since January 1st to May 15th, as many as 466 people had symptoms of dengue and their test samples have been sent for examination. As many as 32 of the 466 people have tested positive for dengue

May 18, 2017
New Indian Express

Deadly dengue epidemic declared in region of Peru

WHO has declared a dengue fever epidemic in Peru’s north western region of Piura after the local death toll reached 19. According to official figures, 3,150 cases have been confirmed in Peru in the latest outbreak, with another possible 12,446. In Piura alone, there are three hundred possible new dengue infections daily

May 17, 2017
Post-Courier, Pan Americana, Pysn Noticias
May 16, 2017
euronews

Dengue still a threat, with 29 deaths and 18,534 cases in S'gor this year

A spike in the number of dengue cases in Hulu Langat has the Selangor state government worried, especially with over 48% of the total deaths in the state since January being recorded in the district. This area has the highest number of dengue cases in the state, with 4,927 cases and 14 deaths. Overall, Selangor has recorded 18,534 cases up to May 13th with 29 deaths so far

May 17, 2017
Star Online

Dengue claims another life in New Caledonia

A 20-year old man has died of dengue in New Caledonia, becoming the eighth fatality in this year’s outbreak. Health authorities said a further 17 people with dengue are being cared for in the hospital

May 17, 2017
Radio New Zealand

10,000 fever cases reported since Jan 2017; CMO sets up health camps across Meerut

The district of Meerut has registered 10,000 cases of fever since January. A majority of the 10,000 fever cases this year have been recorded as fever unknown origin, although efforts are being made to probe the causes of the fever. The health camps are in urban and rural areas to take samples, conduct tests and gather statistics on dengue or chikungunya

May 17, 2017
Times of India

Muertes por el dengue en Piura se elevan a 21 en lo que va del año

The number of deaths from dengue fever in the Piura region of Peru rose once more to 21 victims. Confirmed cases in the region now stand at 3,765 and there are another 14,000 probable cases, according to regional health authorities

May 17, 2017
Peru21, El Comercio, La Republica, RPP Noticias

69 casos de dengue y lo peor está por venir

Tamaulipas health authorities confirmed they had an outbreak of 69 confirmed cases of dengue, 6 cases of zika and one case of chikungunya. The health team warned that these numbers are only likely to rise as the Atlantic hurricane season approaches, asking the population to keep places clean that could become breeding bolt holes for mosquitoes

May 17, 2017
EnLineaDirecta.info

Áncash: A 519 se elevan los casos de dengue

In the Peruvian coastal zone of Ancash the number of patients suffering from dengue fever rose by a further 67 cases to 519, according to regional health authorities with the numbers up to the end of last

May 17, 2017
Diario Correo, Diario Correo

Dengue tightens grip on the Thiruvananthapuram

Thruvananthapuram: The dengue-stricken capital has more to worry about as the healers are becoming sick. As of Monday, 50 dengue cases were reported among staff at the General Hospital. This hospital is also dealing with a blood shortage and an ever increasing incidence of dengue cases. One member of the hospital staff has even died from dengue. Times of India reports a lack of availability of preventative vaccines and adequate mosquito control measures in the hospital have added to the crisis

May 16, 2017
Times of India

89 chikungunya cases reported so far

Delhi has already recorded 89 cases of chikungunya so far this year, while there had been no cases of the disease before July last year, according to health data released on Monday. As per this report, there were 89 cases of chikungunya, 36 cases of dengue and 15 cases of malaria as of May 13

May 16, 2017
The Hindu, Arunchal Times
May 15, 2017
Millennium Post

Muertes por dengue aumentan a 19 en Piura

The number of deaths from dengue rose again in Piura (to 19) as a 31 year old man died. Health authorities confirmed that there have been 3,150 confirmed cases of dengue and another 12,446 probable cases so far

May 16, 2017
El Comercio
May 14, 2017
Diario Correo

Más de 40 casos de dengue confirmados en la jurisdicción de la RSPS

In Peru, the Pacifico Sur Health region has confirmed there have been 45 confirmed cases of dengue. The hotspots for these cases were in El Satelite, Garatea, Tres de Octubre and Villa Maria in the Nuevo Chimbote district

May 15, 2017
RPP

OMS confirma: "Tenemos una epidemia de dengue en Piura"

The World Health Organization’s Raul Gonzalez spoke to the media and said there is a dengue epidemic in the Piura region and in the north of the country and added there are cases of dengue in Lima

May 15, 2017
Peru21, Peru, Gestion

Registran 187 casos de dengue en Cajamarca

The regional health authorities said that there were 187 recorded cases of dengue in the Peruvian region of Cajamarca with 71 cases in the Chilete district and the rest in Jaen

May 15, 2017
Panorama Acajamarquino

Dengue cases on the rise

Kerala – health authorities said that there have been twenty five cases of dengue reported over the last 12 days. So far, to date, there have been 72 dengue cases reported this year. As many as 38 leptospirosis and 77 cases of hepatitis A have been recorded 

May 13, 2017
The Hindu

En Cajamarca reportan 187 casos de dengue

The dengue outbreak that has hit Tumbes, Piura and Lambayeque has now spread into the neighbouring region of Cajamarca. So far there have been 187 cases recorded, of which 71 correspond to patients in the Chilete district, the rest have been recorded in Jaen province, according to the Epidemiological director for the region 

May 13, 2017
La Republica
May 12, 2017
RPP, La Republica, El Comercio

Chiapas is the state recording the highest number of dengue cases (158), according to health au...

For the seventh week in a row the Mexican municipality of Alvarado recorded the most cases of dengue in the state of Veracruz. Chiapas is the state recording the highest number of dengue cases (158), according to health authorities, Veracruz is in second place with 127 cases

May 13, 2017
Al Calor Politico

Alerta sanitaria que vive Piura y el norte

The major health alert in the Piura and northern Peru region is still in effect with 19 deaths due to dengue, 2,700 confirmed dengue cases at least 10,900 probable cases

May 13, 2017
Diario Correo

Áncash: se han confirmado 441 casos de dengue en la región

Cases of dengue carry on rising in some parts of Peru. Ancash health authorities confirm 441 cases of dengue. The province of El Santa remains most affected with 439 patients infected. Elsewhere across the region there were 287 dengue patients in the district of Coischo, in Chimbote there were 101 dengue sufferers and Nuevo Chimbote has a further 45 cases. The health authorities said 581 people developed probable symptoms of dengue during March and April 

May 12, 2017
El Comercio
May 8, 2017
La Republica
May 12, 2017
Diario Correo, Rpp

BH tem mais de 30 casos de chikungunya confirmados em 2017

Belo Horizonte health authorities said that there have been 38 confirmed cases of chikungunya in 2017 to date with 13,342 probable cases of the disease, this represents an increase of 4,373% over the same period last year. Belo Horizonte has seen 474 cases of dengue to date, with 1,580 cases still under investigation. Nine cases of Zika have been confirmed in the capital of Minas Gerais and a further 15 cases are under investigation

May 12, 2017
G1.Globo.com

UGEL Talara confirma 43 casos de dengue en escolares de esa provincia

According to the Piura regional health authorities 707 cases of dengue have been confirmed in the Piura region. Talara now reports that there are 43 cases of dengue among schoolchildren, teachers and service personnel in its region (

May 9, 2017
Andina, El Regional Piura

Piura: La mortalidad del dengue alcanza las cifras que registró el año pasado

With another victim of the deadly dengue epidemic recorded in Piura, the health authorities have said they’ve almost reached the same number of deaths as there were during the whole of last year in just four months. They said they feared there would be more than double the number of dengue cases on last year and said they were concerned that many people are not seeking the medical attention they need as well

May 9, 2017
Diario Correo
May 8, 2017
Peru21

Casos prováveis de chikungunya passam dos 13 mil em Minas Gerais

In 2017, to date, there have been 13,342 probable cases of chikungunya recorded in Minas Gerais, of which 74 are linked to pregnant women. According to the local health authorities, this number represents an increase of over 4,373% over the same period last year. Eleven suspicious deaths are being investigated. The number of probable dengue cases in Minas Gerais is 22,793, according to the local health secretary

May 9, 2017
G1.Globo.com, Hoje Em Dia, em.com.br

Dengue fever has spread in Pauktaw: health officer

Thirty five people out of 64 patients have been classified as suspected dengue fever cases, while 12 have had the disease confirmed. More cases are expected to be confirmed. News of the disease broke initially through Facebook and now medical authorities are at work trying to bring the outbreak under control

May 9, 2017
Eleven Myanmar

Rising Dengue in Western Province – cause for alarm (Video)

The number of dengue patients in Sri Lankan hospitals continues to rise with over 90 people dying over the last five months and the number of suspected cases rising to more than 40,000

May 8, 2017
News First

Suben a 700 los casos de dengue en Chepén pese a avances en labores de fumigación

There has been a rise to 700 cases of dengue in Chepen, despite efforts to combat mosquitoes. Health authorities in La Libertad region report that there have been a thousand cases of dengue, of which 700 have been recorded in the province of Chepen and the rest in the province of Trujillo and numbers are still rising

May 8, 2017
La Republica

Aumentano casi di dengue, 25 in Italia fino ad aprile

Italy reports there has been an increase in the number of people with dengue compared to numbers a year earlier. From the start of January to the beginning of April health authorities reported 25 cases, mostly of people who were infected abroad and then returned to Italy

May 8, 2017
Adnkronos
May 9, 2017
Diario Salute, Prensa Latina

Áncash: casos confirmados de dengue superan los 310 en El Santa

Health authorities in the Ancash region confirmed that cases of dengue now are up to 316 with a large number under suspicion. In the district of Chimbote there are 75 recorded cases and in Coishco there are 237 confirmed cases. The Piura region tops the list for infectious diseases in Peru, following on from the recent rains and coastal floods which produced ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes

May 7, 2017
AmericaTV, El Comercio, Andina, Diario Correo
May 5, 2017
El Comercio

Minsa reporta 86 casos de dengue y 55 de zika en Herrera

In Panama, a total of 86 cases of dengue and 55 cases of Zika have been recorded in Herrera province so far this year. Health agencies are urging people to be vigilant and H1N1 vaccination stations have been set up

May 7, 2017
Telemetro, Dia-a-Dia, Panama America

Alerte à la dengue au Kenya

Kenyan health authorities in the Mombassa region sounded an alert after 150 suspected cases of dengue, with 119 confirmed, was diagnosed across several health centres in the district

May 7, 2017
Afrik.com, Daily Nation, Star Kenya, Standard Media , Tribune Online, Xinhuanet

Paraguay registra 175 casos de dengue, 4 de chikunguña y 2 de probable zika informó el Ministe...

On top of the 175 recorded cases of dengue, the health ministry said there were 361 people suspected to have dengue and the outbreaks are strongest in the Boqueron, Paraguari and Central districts. On top of the two confirmed zika cases there are 94 probable cases

May 7, 2017
Diario el Pueblo, ABC Paraguay, Etorno Inteligente

Aumentan casos de zika, chikungunya y dengue en Costa Rica

Costa Rican ministry of health data reveal 142 cases of Zika confirmed in the first 13 weeks of 2017, with a possible 686 further cases. In the same period authorities saw 122 cases of chikungunya, far lower than a year earlier. Figures for dengue were down to 940 confirmed cases out of 6,396 possible cases in the first 90 days of the year. This is down from 22,361 cases last year

May 7, 2017
Radio La Primerisima, Radio Habana Cuba, Prensa Latina

Registros de dengue voltam a crescer no Estado

The state of Mato Grosso said there were 6,128 cases of dengue by the end of April and around 50 new cases a day. In comparison with earlier years the incidences are now starting to decline in some places, but as far as the districts of Cuiaba and Varzea Grande are concerned, the numbers are still rising, according to health authorities

May 6, 2017
Diario de Cuiaba
May 5, 2017
Midia News, SoNoticias

Aumentan a 15 las víctimas por dengue en Piura. La última es una gestante

According to Peruvian health authorities the total number of dengue cases has risen to 10,368 of which 1,734 have been confirmed. It also added that 383 health service sector workers had contracted dengue

May 6, 2017
La Republica, Expreso, Diario Correo
May 5, 2017
RPP Noticias, Canaln

A 45 suben casos de dengue en el sur

The southern region of Peru has seen a jump in the number of confirmed dengue cases in recent days with 45 confirmed cases. Most of these are to be found in the Nuevo Chimbote district, health authorities are working to contain the outbreak

May 6, 2017
Diario Correo

Dengue in Hanoi up 45 percent, Environmental sanitation campaign to launch

Dengue in Hanoi is up 45%, the government is planning to launch an environmental sanitation campaign to combat the mosquitoes. As of the end of April dengue fever cases were in 173 communes, wards and towns across the 26 districts, an increase of 45% over a year earlier. Ho Chi Minh city has also recorded 19 cases of Zika

May 6, 2017
Outbreak News Today
May 5, 2017
Vietnam Plus, Vietnam Plus

Dengue fever: Peru reports 6000 confirmed cases, northern coast most affected

Officials with the National Emergency Centre in Peru are reporting 5,924 confirmed cases of dengue nationwide, as of April 22, with 60% reported from along the northern coast, and thirteen deaths. In addition, there are 13,897 probable cases reported. El Nino and its impact are being blamed for setting off the epidemic in this region

May 5, 2017
Outbreak News Today

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Non communicable diseases

Thiruvananthapuram: Lifestyle diseases make dengue-hit vulnerable

The state has close to a 20% diabetic population which is also susceptible to vector borne diseases. The Deccan Chronicle suggests ‘lifestyle diseases are inversely proportionate to resistance to infections which compounds the dengue problem.’ Higher cholesterol, sugar levels and blood pressure may lower the resistance of people across the state to dengue, thus, increasing the risk of morbidity and mortality due to fever

May 20, 2017
Deccan Chronicle

Preocupación en Perú por posible propagación de enfermedades luego de las inundaciones

Worry spreads in Peru as many fear the likely spread of a range of waterborne diseases on the back of the recent torrential rains

March 22, 2017
CNN Chile

Health systems

Broke on Eid: Dengue workers awaiting salaries as season approaches

Eidul-Fitr is around the corner and around 3,000 people who work as dengue workers and vaccinators in the city haven’t been paid yet. Around 400 workers, associated with the Shalamar Union Council, are also waiting to be made permanent by the health department since 2011. Almost every year, the workers are told by the health department their employment would be regularised by the next dengue season. The health department spokesperson said ‘instead of pressuring the health department, they should wait their turns to receive appointment letters’

June 22, 2017
The Express Tribune

P1.4B dengue vaccine undispensed, mired in controversy

The Philippine government procured 3 million doses in 2015 for P3 billion to strengthen its anti-dengue campaign. It was meant to immunize one million public school students. Touted as the world’s first dengue vaccine, the cache of Dengvaxia is a remnant of the previous administration’s school based dengue immunization program. Today, less than half a million children have been vaccinated. An estimated P1.44 billion worth of vaccines continue to sit idly in the ice-cold storage. Dr. Anthony Leachon, past president of the Philippine College of Physicians, said the previous government should have purchased vaccines based on the number of parents who consented to the vaccination of their children, not the number of target beneficiaries

June 21, 2017
ABS CBN News

Dengue workers demand 10-month salary

A large number of daily wagers, hired by the Sheikupura district government for its anti-dengue drive, held a protest outside the Punjab Assembly against the non-payment of their salaries and sacking of trained staff. Carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans in favour of their demands, dozens of participants, shouted slogans against the government. The demonstrators said they were demanding the payment of salaries for the last 10 months

June 17, 2017
Tribune

Rs 600 cap on dengue, malaria tests

Indian hospitals and medical laboratories charging exorbitant amounts in the name of tests for vector-borne diseases were issued a fresh notice by the health department that places a cap of 600 Rupees on all tests to diagnose dengue, chikungunya and malaria in the district

April 23, 2017
Times of India

Communicable diseases

New DNA vaccine shown to induce immune response against one of four Dengue virus serotypes

A new DNA vaccine candidate was shown to induce persistent humoral and cellular immune responses and provided protection from the DV1 dengue virus serotype among inoculated mice, according to a recent study conducted by Capital Medical University in Beijing and the Beijing Institute for Brain Disorders

July 6, 2017
Homeland Preparedness News
June 29, 2017
Science Daily

Govt lacks tools to stem virus infection cases: Health officials

At a time when viruses like the H1N1, malaria, influenza and dengue are on the rise, the Mumbai government is lacking the tools to combat them and is yet to design a vaccination plan to fight them. Health officials have also said that there is no proper awareness campaign in place either to educate people about the spread and effect of these deadly viruses, which is on the rise in the city due to temperature fluctuations brought by intermittent rainfall. Officials said viral infections have claimed nearly 2,500 lives in the state, most as a result of dengue and malaria. Viral infections are now proliferating in addition to tuberculosis (TB) and AIDS in the state’s list of top contagious killer diseases, they added

June 25, 2017
Asian Age

Can Synbio Cure Malaria? – Fireside Chat with Oxitec’s CEO Hadyn Parry

Oxitec’s technology hinges on engineering male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which transmit Zika and Dengue, with a ‘self-limiting’ gene causing their offspring to die. Using this approach, the biotech has been able to reduce mosquito populations of the Aedes aegypti species by over 90% by releasing Oxitec’s Friendly Aedes mosquito in field trials in Brazil, the Cayman Islands, and Panama. A massive shift, compared to the 35% reduction that can be achieved using conventional insecticides. Additionally, all of Oxitec’s mosquitoes are equipped with a fluorescent marker that allows to monitor the insects with an app

June 21, 2017
labiotech.eu

More U.S. counties are finding mosquitoes that can spread Zika

With the summer mosquito season in full swing in many states, a new report shows a significant increase in U.S. counties across the South that have reported mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika and related viruses. Two types of mosquitoes are the primary transmitters of Zika, dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses. Based on updated data collected through 2016, research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 38 additional counties — primarily in Texas but as far north as Illinois — documented the presence of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, Zika`s main vector. That`s an increase of 21 percent compared with an earlier 2016 survey

June 20, 2017
Washington Post, Miami Herald, USA Today, Newsweek

Brazil scientists develop biosensor for cheap dengue diagnosis

Brazilian scientists have developed a biosensor that can quickly detect dengue and could help create a cheap tool to diagnose the painful mosquito-borne virus that infects millions each year and they are looking to produce a testing kit that would cost clinics and hospitals around $30 and take about 15 minutes to analyse blood samples for a key dengue protein, said Cleverton Luiz Pirich, a researcher at the Federal University of Paraná

June 9, 2017
Reuters

Periodistas evalúan impacto de vacuna contra el dengue

Latin American journalists were invited by Sanofi Pasteur Labs to come and hear all about the findings of a dengue vaccine test in Parana, where each person was to have a jab every 6 months starting from last July. They reached 200,000 people in 30 districts, those most affected by dengue, however, there was little interest among people to get vaccinated and authorities had to go house to house to get people to do so in some instances. The vaccine really only reached middle and upper class people making the dose that much more expensive per person. There needs to be more agreement on pricing and more public education campaign support, so its effectiveness is not yet proven

May 23, 2017
La Nacion

Aedes consegue transmitir zika, dengue e chikungunya na mesma picada, diz estudo

The Aedes aegypti mosquito can transmit Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya in the same bite, a new study by Colorado State University researchers indicates. The results were published in Nature Communications and researchers say they shed some light on how multiple viruses occur. They say the mechanism is still not fully understood and there needs to be further research work in this field

May 20, 2017
Gazetta Web, Diario do Nordeste, Bhaz.com

Commitment at all levels is essential for prevention of Dengue: Nadda

Union Minister of health and Family Welfare, JP Nadda, said commitment at all levels is essential for prevention and control of dengue, adding that by working together dengue can be prevented. For this purpose cleanliness is the most important thing. National Dengue Day is an occasion to spread awareness about its prevention and control. We must not create an environment for the dengue to breed in

May 16, 2017
Business Standard, Outlook India

Si no puedes con el mosquito, inféctalo

El Pais reported on the Medellin project to eliminate dengue by inoculating a bacterium into mosquitoes (wolbachia) which shortens mosquito lives. They are most infectious at their final stages in the life cycle, so this process cuts the risk of the mosquitoes transmitting dengue, yellow fever, Zika and chikungunya. Wolbachia is transmitted from mothers to children, so all the mosquito offspring are unable to transmit to humans. If a male is the carrier and the female is not, the eggs are infertile. This theory was put into successful practice in Australia and now experiments are beginning in Indonesia, Brazil and Colombia

May 3, 2017
El Pais, Tele Medellin

Concern over Zika leads WHO to go for pilot programmes

Growing concern internationally over Zika persuaded WHO to develop carefully planned pilot programmes accompanied by independent monitoring and evaluation. Oxitec trials show a reduction in mosquito populations of above 90%. But as critics point out, that does not necessarily lead to a similar level of disease reduction. Other factors may sustain infection even with a smaller number of insects 

April 25, 2017
Financial Express, Financial Times

WHO Approves World's First-Ever Dengue Vaccine

Known as the Dengvaxia, several countries have already licensed it: for example, Mexico, Brazil, El Salvador and the Philippines, but last weeks’ WHO approval is likely to spur a host of other developing nations to follow suit at a time when climate change and urbanization are putting increasing numbers of people at risk from mosquito-borne diseases

April 15, 2017
Time

Prior exposure to dengue or West Nile could make Zika worse: report

A new study says that prior infection with West Nile of dengue, two viruses closely related to Zika, can make Zika symptoms worse. It raises a degree of concern about current or experimental dengue vaccines because they could inadvertently make Zika infection worse. The study authors suggested that companies consider combining a dengue and Zika vaccine to protect against both illnesses at the same time

March 30, 2017
Reuters
March 31, 2017
Wired

Opinion: My vision for the WHO

One of the three candidates to become Director General of the World Health Organization talks to devex.com about his vision for the future of the World Health Organization should his campaign turn out successful

March 27, 2017
Devex

Peru reels from floods as it waits for end to brutal rainy season

The spectre of diseases thriving amid pools of stagnant water in flooded neighbourhoods is one of a raft of problems Peru faces as it waits for the end of an unusually brutal rainy season. More than 80 people have been killed and 110,000 people displaced in rain-related incidents since December, most of them this month after a sudden warming of Pacific waters off the coast unleashed torrential downpours in a damaging local El Nino phenomenon

March 23, 2017
Reuters
March 24, 2017
La Prensa
March 27, 2017
Diario Correo, Peru Informa

Number of rural Indians without clean water equivalent to UK population - charity

Reuters reports India is home to the highest number of rural people without access to clean water, and it faces increased strain on scarce resources due to a rising population and climate change among other facts, Water Aid said (

March 21, 2017
Reuters, Press Trust of India, The Hindu