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Novel Coronavirus

– Confirmed cases: At least 1,297 in China, 19 abroad

– Deaths: 41

– Cities and provinces that have launched highest level of emergency response: Zhejiang, Guangdong, Hunan, Hubei, Anhui, Tianjin, Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Sichuan, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, Shandong, Fujian, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Hebei, Jiangsu, Hainan

– Human-to-human transmission confirmed

– Health experts say the virus has the potential to mutate

France – France’s Ministry of Solidarity and Health reported Friday three confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV. The three patients, having stayed in China, are currently hospitalized in referral health establishments (ESR), one in Bordeaux and two in Paris.

Hong Kong – The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reports investigating three additional imported cases of novel coronavirus infection. This brings the total cases in Hong Kong to five.

USA – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the second infection with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States has been detected in Illinois.

Marburg Virus – Sierra Leone

Scientists have detected Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa. Eleven Egyptian rousette fruit bats tested positive for active Marburg virus infection.

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Lassa fever – Nigeria

The Lassa fever case count and death toll continues to rise in Nigeria this January. The Nigerian CDC reported an additional 81 confirmed Lassa cases during the week ending Jan. 19, bringing the case tally for 2020 to 163 to date. In addition, 10 more deaths were reported that week.

Novel Coronavirus

Vietnam – Health officials in Vietnam are reporting (computer translated) two positive 2019-NoCv cases.

Singapore – The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) reported today the confirmation of a imported case of novel coronavirus infection in the city-state.

Ebola – DR Congo

Nine new confirmed cases were reported from 15 to 21 January in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Hepatitis A – Florida, USA

The Florida Department of Health saw an additional 40 outbreak hepatitis A (HAV) cases during the past week, bringing the total to 4,046 cases since Jan. 2018. This also puts the case tally for 2020 to over 100.

Novel Coronavirus – China

China banned trains and planes from leaving a major city at the centre of a virus outbreak on Thursday, seeking to seal off its 11 million people to contain the contagious disease that has claimed 17 lives, infected hundreds and spread to other countries.

Authorities in Wuhan, a major transport hub, also suspended public buses and subways, and said residents should not leave “without a special reason”.

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Novel Coronavirus – China

China warned Wednesday that a SARS-like virus could mutate and spread as the death toll rose to nine and the number of cases reached 445 across the country. Authorities announced measures to contain the disease as hundreds of millions of people travel across the country for this week’s Lunar New Year holiday, including disinfection and ventilation at airports, train stations and shopping centres.

Health officials are reporting the first confirmed novel coronavirus case in Macao. This is the ninth case reported outside China.

Federal health officials reported today of the first confirmed case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in the state of Washington. The patient, age 35, recently returned from Wuhan, China.

On 20 January 2020, National IHR Focal Point (NFP) for Republic of Korea reported the first case of novel coronavirus in the Republic of Korea. The case is a 35-year-old female, Chinese national, residing in Wuhan.

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Brazilian hemorrhagic fever – Brazil

For the first time in 20 years, Brazil health authorities are reporting a confirmed case of Brazilian hemorrhagic fever. During this period, there were four cases in humans, three cases acquired in a wild environment in the state of São Paulo and one due to infection in a laboratory environment.

Novel Coronavirus – Taiwan

Taiwan health officials reported today on the first novel coronavirus case. The patient, a woman in her 50s, worked in Wuhan, Mainland China.

Novel Coronavirus – China

The Wuhan Municipal Commission of Health is reporting an additional 60 novel coronavirus (2019-NoCv) cases and two deaths. China’s mysterious and deadly coronavirus can be spread from person to person, Chinese medical authorities confirmed on Monday.

Dengue Fever – Singapore

Officials with the Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA) are reporting more than 1,000 dengue fever cases during the first 20 days of 2020. To date, 1,118 cases have been reported and as of today, there are 100 active dengue clusters reported.

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Novel Coronavirus – China

Officials with the Beijing Daxing District Health and Health Committee have confirmed two novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases in the city. The patients had a history of travel to Wuhan. The authorities in China reported a third death from a mysterious virus and more than 130 new cases over the weekend, including the ones found in Beijing and southern China for the first time. The jump in cases raised questions about how the virus is being transmitted and added to concerns about the spread of the illness ahead of China’s busiest travel season.

Novel Coronavirus – South Korea

The South Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported today on the first confirmed, imported case of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

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Novel Coronavirus – China

n an update on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in Wuhan City, China, the Wuhan Municipal Commission of Health reports (computer translated) 17 additional cases, bringing the total in the city to 62. No additional deaths were reported. The death toll remains at two.

Anthrax – Zimbabwe

Health officials in Zimbabwe are reporting some 177 cattle have died from anthrax while 87 people were treated for the disease in various clinics and hospitals in areas across the country after eating meat from cattle that died from the infection during this season.

Chikungunya – Djibouti

In a follow-up on the chikungunya situation in Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, the chikungunya epidemic in the country is considered to be unprecedented. According to an official communication from the Minister of Health, the significant increase in the number of fever cases in the Republic of Djibouti is mainly due to three diseases: malaria, dengue fever and chikungunya. The health services have reportedly recorded 16,000 cases in the various health structures.

Olive Tree Disease – Italy

More than a third of olive oil in the U.S. comes from Italy, which has kept a longstanding reputation for quality. But the quantity of olive oil made in the south of Italy has been in sharp decline. A disease in the region of Puglia has been attacking olive trees, decimating the industry and causing Italy to import olive oil for the first time. In the past there were 500 olive oil mills in the Salento area. Now in the Province of Lecce, there are no more than 15 olive oil mills.

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Nipah Virus – Pakistan

After reporting 24 human rabies deaths in 2019, the third rabies case has been reported in Karachi in January to date. The third and latest case is a 35-year-old woman from Thatta who was received a dog bite two months ago.

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Ebola – DR Congo

Fourteen new confirmed cases were reported from 8 to 14 January in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Novel Coronavirus – First Case in Japan

The Japanese Ministry of Health reported a case of the novel coronavirus in Kanagawa Prefecture. The individual recently traveled to Wuhan City, Hubei province, China.

Dengue Fever – Yemen

First it was cholera, then diphtheria, now it appears the latest infectious disease epidemic to hit war-stricken Yemen is dengue fever. In a recent Save the Children press release, the NGO warns of a dengue epidemic. This comes after more than 52,000 suspected cases have been recorded across the country, including 192 deaths.

African Swine Fever – Serbia

Serbia has seen an outbreak of the pig disease African swine fever (ASF) in wild boars in the east of the country, close to the country’s borders with Bulgaria and Romania, the state Tanjug news agency said on Wednesday.

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Novel Coronavirus – First Case in Thailand

Thailand health officials reported a laboratory confirmed novel coronavirus case on Sunday, the first in Thailand and the first reported outside of China. The Ministry of Public Health reiterated that there is no coronavirus outbreak in Thailand. Thailand has implemented surveillance measures for screening patients traveling from Wuhan City since January.

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Measles – Tonga

In a follow-up on the 2019-2020 Tonga measles outbreak, the Government of Tonga reports six new measles case-patients in Tongatapu and Vava’u and 12 cases were added retrospectively, bringing the outbreak total to 630 confirmed or suspected cases.

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Anthrax – Zimbabwe

Officials in Zimbabwe report at least three human anthrax cases in the Mahusekwa, Marondera district in Zimbabwe. The three people are in a serious condition after eating meat from animals that died of anthrax.

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Coronavirus – China

The novel virus sweeping across China has inflicted its first casualty, suggesting the brand new bug could potentially rival its microbial cousin – SARS – in lethality. Health officials are now scrambling to combat the outbreak. The bug’s first fatality was reported in the city of Wuhan early on Saturday, by Chinese state media, which offered few details beyond the death itself. Unknown to science when it first emerged on the scene, the coronavirus has hit Wuhan hardest, where it rapidly spread to at least confirmed 59 patients, seven of whom are now in critical condition.

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Ebola – DR Congo

Twelve new confirmed cases were reported from 1 to 7 January in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces.

Dengue Fever

Bangladesh – The number of dengue fever cases in Bangladesh dropped to 1247 in December 2019 in a year that saw more cases reported in the country than was seen since the first cases in 2000. The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) closed out the record year with 101,354 cases and 164 deaths.

Vietnam – According to data from the General Department of Preventive Medicine with the Ministry of Health in VietNam, the number of dengue fever cases reported in 2019 was a significant increase compared to 2018. Since Jan. 1 through Dec. 14, 2019, there have been a total of 320,702 cases with 54 deaths reported.

Measles – Gaza Strip

From 1 January through 19 December 2019, a total of 124 laboratory confirmed cases of measles, including two deaths, were reported in the Gaza Strip (case fatality ratio=1.6%).