Disease

Covid-19

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

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Human infection with avian influenza A (H5N8) – the Russian Federation

On 18 February 2021, the National IHR Focal Point for the Russian Federation notified WHO of detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in seven human clinical specimens. These are the first reported detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in humans.

Leishmaniasis – Kenya

At least 19 cases of the parasitic disease visceral leishmaniasis, or kala-azar have been reported in Mandera in northeastern Kenya.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Ebola – Guinea

As of Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported nine confirmed and probable Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases, including five deaths. While no confirmed cases of Ebola have been recorded outside of the country, the latest outbreak in N’Zerekore prefecture is close to porous borders with Liberia, Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Lassa fever – Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported an additional confirmed Lassa fever cases the week ending February 21, bringing the country total to 102. In addition, three additional deaths were reported–bringing the death toll to 22 for the first seven weeks of 2021.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Ebola – DR Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), authorities announced a 7th positive case of the Ebola virus.

Leptospirosis – New Caledonia

The New Caledonia Department of Health and Social Affairs reports an increase in leptospirosis cases in the first two months of 2021. From January 1 to February 21, a total of 80 cases were reported.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Ebola – Guinea

Health authorities in Guinea have reported a confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Kankan region–outside the Gouecké, Nzérékoré and Conakary areas. This is the first case of Ebola recorded in Léro in the prefecture of Siguiri.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Paraguay

The Paraguay Ministry of Health reported today that approximately 700 dengue fever notifications a week to date, prompting calls for the public to eliminate breeding sites and use protection barriers to avoid mosquito bites. In addition, health officials reported the second dengue-related death.

Bird Flu in Humans – Russia

Russian officials are reporting 7 human infections with the A(H5N8) bird flu virus. The virus infected workers of a poultry farm in southern Russia, where an outbreak was recorded among the birds in December.

Plague – DR Congo

In a follow-up report at the beginning of the year, health officials in the Ituri province region in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are reporting some 520 plague cases during the past three months, including 31 deaths.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Cholera – DR Congo

In the past week, more than 80 cases of cholera including 3 deaths have been recorded in the city of Sange in the territory of Uvira in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Ebola – DR Congo

Two new cases of Ebola virus disease were confirmed in the province of North Kivu, in the east of the country on Thursday, February 18, 2021 after investigations carried out by response teams.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Legionnaires Disease – Australia

NSW Health is reporting an increase in Legionnaires’ disease cases in the Greater Sydney area in December and January. Seventeen cases of Legionnaires’ disease were notified across Sydney and in the Illawarra in January. Health officials has not identified a specific source to date.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Ebola – Guinea, DR Congo

In a follow-up on the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, the African CDC reports a total of 17 cases–N’Zerekore prefecture (16) and Conakry (1). Five deaths have been reported in N’Zerekore. In addition, over 2,000 miles away in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), four cases and two deaths have been reported.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Ebola – Guinea

As the Democratic Republic of the Congo reports at least three confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases in the past week, more than 2,000 miles away, Guinea’s Health Minister provided details on the alleged return of the Ebola hemorrhagic disease in Guinea, according to local media.

Dengue Fever – Cook Islands

In a follow-up to the dengue virus serotype 2 (DENV-2) outbreak in the Cook Islands, as of February 12, 30 probable and confirmed cases have been reported. Twelve people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported.

Botulism – Uzbekistan

On February 7, five people with signs of food poisoning were admitted to the infectious diseases department of the Bulungur District Medical Association in Samarkand region in southeastern Uzbekistan. They were later diagnosed with botulism at the hospital. Despite the efforts of the doctors, one of the admitted, a 20-year-old man, died. The cases are believed to be linked to named tomatoes.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Ebola – DR Congo

Since the declaration by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of a new outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Butembo Area of North Kivu Province, two additional cases have been reported, including one death.