Disease

COVID-19

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

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Ebola – DR Congo

Health officials recorded an additional Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Equateur province, bringing the total in the 11th Ebola outbreak in the country to 124 (118 confirmed and 6 probable). The death toll remains at 50 (44 confirmed and 6 probable).

Wild Poliovirus – Pakistan, Afghanistan

In Pakistan, two wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported; one each in Balochistan and Sindh province, bringing the total for 2020 to 70 to date.

In Afghanistan, two wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported; one each in Khost and Paktika provinces. There are now 46 WPV1 cases reported in 2020.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Measles – Africa

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice this week concerning travel to Africa due to measles outbreaks in more than a dozen countries. Measles outbreaks are reported in the following countries: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria and South Sudan.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Trichinosis – Argentina

The Ministry of Health of Córdoba have reported 12 cases of trichinosis in two towns of the province, prompting a warning about the risks of consuming or buying pork of doubtful origin or without the corresponding sanitary inspection.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Thailand.

The Thailand Bureau of Epidemiology in an update Monday are now reporting 55,004 total cases (38,653 dengue fever, 15,917 dengue hemorrhagic fever and 434 dengue shock syndrome cases) in all 77 provinces. 38 dengue related fatalities have been reported.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Cholera – Ethiop[ia

UN health officials are reporting nearly 15,000 cholera cases since an outbreak began in April 2019 in Telemt woreda, Amhara Region. Through Sep. 6, a cumulative total of 14,728 cases with 257 deaths (case fatality ratio 1.7%) reported (Since the beginning of the year, more than 11,000 cases and at least 175 associated deaths).

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Polio – Sudan

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) in Sudan has confirmed 21 confirmed cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) in 10 states. The first case was reported in South Darfur in March. The cases are all linked to the cVDPV2 currently circulating in Chad.

Chronic Wasting Disease in Reindeer – Norway

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute reported Thursday of a confirmed case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a wild reindeer shot during the ordinary hunt on the Hardanger plateau in central southern Norway. This is the first case of classical CWD in reindeer identified outside the Nordfjella zone 1, where the disease was first detected in 2016.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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West Nile Virus – Florida, USA

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH-Miami-Dade) reported Friday on five additional human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection of local transmission. This brings total to 54 West Nile virus infections in 2020. West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States.

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 Équateur Province in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Sept. 6, an additional nine total EVD cases have been reported. This brings the outbreak total to 121 (115 confirmed and 6 probable cases). 53 people have recovered and 48 total deaths (including 42 confirmed and 6 probable) have been reported.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Chikungunya – Thailand

Officials with Thailand’s Epidemiology department reported an additional 685 chikungunya cases in the past week. This brings the country’s total to 8,363 cases through Sept 5 from 70 of the 77 Thai provinces. No deaths have been reported.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Plague – Colorado, USA

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is reporting the second case of human plague in the state this summer. The case, reported to the department on Sept. 3, is a resident from a rural county in Colorado.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Chikungunya – Chad

Cases of chikungunya have been rising rapidly in Chad in the past weeks, suggesting a heavy vector load in the city of Abéché, the most affected area of the country. In a follow-up on the chikungunya outbreak in Chad, the World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting a total of 10,631 cases as of August 31.