Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Dengue Fever – Singapore

Singapore environmental officials are on the verge of reporting more than 1000 dengue fever cases for the fifth week in a row, as the numbers continue to mount in the city-state. Between July 5 to 8, 887 cases have been reported, sure to surpass 1000 today. The total dengue case count as of now is 16,157.

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Ebola – DR Congo

Since our last report on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Equateur province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Friday, the number of total cases has risen from 34 to 41.

West Nile Virus – Florida, USA

Four additional human cases of West Nile virus infection of local transmission have been confirmed in Miami-Dade residents. There has been a total of eighteen West Nile virus infections in 2020.

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Plague – Mongolia

A hospital in northern China’s Inner Mongolia reported one suspected case of bubonic plague on Saturday, according to a statement on the local health commission’s website.

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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MERS coronavirus update

Global health officials have reported 61 Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases since the beginning of the year. The cases have been reported in Saudi Arabia (57), United Arab Emirates (2) and Qatar (1). Riyadh accounted for 25 of Saudi Arabia’s cases. 20 deaths have been reported in Saudi Arabia.

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Bulgaria

Officials with the Bulgarian National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases reported a Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) case during the week of June 7. This is the first case of CCHF of 2020 in Bulgaria.

Eastern equine encephalitis – Massachusetts, USA

Massachusetts state health officials reported Friday that eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year.

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Diphtheria – Vietnam

Health officials in Kon Tum Province in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam are reporting 12 diphtheria cases since early June. At least one death has been reported in a nine-year-old girl from Đắk G’long District.

Diphtheria – Haiti

Haitian health officials have reported 20 confirmed diphtheria cases, including 4 deaths through the end of April this year.

Malaria/Plague – Madagascar

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that the number of malaria cases in the island country has risen in 2020 compared to 2019 numbers. Since the beginning of the year, malaria cases have increased with 663,558 cases recorded since January, including 398 deaths; compared to 402,385 cases in 2019 during the same period.

In some better news, after reporting huge numbers of measles cases in 2018 into 2019, measles cases have decreased with only 34 cases reported since January 2020. This is thanks to increased vaccination and surveillance efforts.

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Wild Poliovirus – Afghanistan

The number of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases reported in Afghanistan has risen to 26 after officials reported seven new cases during the past week.

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

Between 1 April and 31 May 2020, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported nine new cases of MERS-CoV infection, including five deaths.

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Plague – Mongolia

The Mongolia Ministry of Health is reporting (computer translated) a suspect case of plague in the western part of the country. The person reportedly ate an infected marmot.

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Ebola – DR Congo

The Ministère de la Santé in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported two additional Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases Monday, bringing the outbreak total in Mbandaka, Équateur Province to 30-(27 confirmed & 3 probable), with 13 associated deaths.

Dengue Fever – Costa Rica

Through the first week of June, Costa Rica health officials have recorded 3,729 total dengue fever cases. This compares with 1,564 cases during the same period in 2019.

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Malaria – Yemen

Yemeni medical officials reported 250,000 malaria cases during the past six months, This is the latest infectious disease outbreak facing the war torn country with a crumbling health infrastructure.

Ebola – DR Congo

Four more cases have been reported from the Equator Province. Total cases in the latest outbreak are 28 cases (25 confirmed & 3 probable), with 13 associated deaths & 2 recoveries.

New swine flu found in China has pandemic potential

Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic, according to a study published on Monday in the US science journal PNAS. Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009. It possesses “all the essential hallmarks of being highly adapted to infect humans,” say the authors.

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Plague – DR Congo

In a follow-up on the plague situation in the Ituri endemic focus of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djugu territory, officials with Ecohealth Alliance said in a post on ProMED-mail that the cases have risen to 29 (17 female, 12 male) with 6 deaths (CFR = 0.2).

Hamburger Disease -South Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered the inspection of meals served at preschools and daycare centers across the country following an outbreak of a disease that can cause kidney failure in children. Officials expressed concern regarding a possible outbreak of hemolytic uremic syndrome, sometimes referred to as hamburger disease, among children in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province. On Friday, authorities said 102 of the 202 people tested showed symptoms of EHEC infection. Among those tested, 57 people were confirmed for the pathogen.

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Tuberculosis – India

India has the highest TB burden in the world and India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently released the India TB report 2020 that showed over 24.04 lakh patients (2.4 million) were notified in 2019, an increase of 14 per cent over the previous year. In addition, the report stated that 79,144 deaths were reported.

Ebola – DR Congo

After some 23 months and nearly 2300 deaths, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health announced the 10th Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the country is now over. The outbreak was declared on August 1, 2018. The world’s second largest EVD outbreak, after the West Africa 2014-2016 outbreak, resulted in a total of 3,470 reported cases, including 2.287 reported deaths (overall case fatality ratio 66%). 3 provinces were affected: North and South Kivu and Ituri.

Foot and Mouth Disease – Rwanda

Rwandan ministry of Agriculture and Animal resources on Thursday confirmed an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in cattle in several parts of Eastern Province, urging owners of livestock to take preventive measures.The most affected  districts are Gatsibo, Kayonza and Kirehe where movement of any cattle  from the breakdown herd is prohibited with immediate effect, the  ministry said. Cattle from herds restricted for disease reasons only may go directly to an abattoir, it said.