Disease

Covid-19

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

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Legionnaires Disease – Portland, USA

A bacterial pneumonia outbreak, known as Legionnaires’ disease has hit a Portland-based senior housing complex, leaving 1 dead and 4 hospitalized as more than 100 residents were evacuated from the housing complex. A report released by the Multnomah County Health Department said that the outbreak is caused by contaminated water that has entered the Rosemont Court senior living complex.

Bird Flu – India

The Indian states of Rajasthan, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala have reported bird flu outbreaks in their respective states.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Cholera – Togo

From 11 November to 28 December, 2020 a total of 67 suspected cholera cases presenting with diarrhea and vomiting, including two deaths a case fatality ratio (CFR: 3%) were reported from the municipalities “Golfe 1” and “Golfe 6” in Lomé, Togo.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Puffer Fish Poisoning – Philippines

Officials in the Tabango municipality in northern Leyte in the Philippines are reporting at least three deaths due to puffer fish poisoning, or butete as it is known in the province. In addition to the fatalities, four others were also hospitalized with the food poisoning.

Bird Flu – Japan

Japan reports another wave of bird flu outbreak, this time in the prefecture of Gifu, as state officials have reported it coming from a chicken farm in the city of Minokamo. Polymerase chain reaction tests conducted later detected an H5 subtype virus from all samples collected from chickens at the farm. More than 68,000 chickens at the Minokamo chicken farm are needed to be culled, as local authorities are putting a 3-kilometer radius around the farm to observe the outbreak. Farms within the area are told not to move their poultry and its eggs.

Bird Flu – Denmark

Local authorities in the municipality of Vibord in Denmark have decided to cull nearly 9,000 poultry after a farm in the Lovel village found that it is dealing with a strain of bird flu.

Diarrhoea – Philippines

Occidental province in the Mindanao part of the Philippines has recorded a diarrhea outbreak in Barangay Butuan in the Municipality of Jose Abad Santos, Mayor Jason John Joyce reported. The outbreak has left 1 dead and 33 others hospitalized in the town’s district hospital.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Plague – DR Congo

According to a recent UNICEF Humanitarian Report, in Ituri province in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), officials have reported 286 cases of bubonic plague, including 27 deaths were reported since August. Rethy and Biringi health zones have the highest number of cases, with 210 registered cases, including 15 deaths.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Cholera – West Africa

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released statistics on the ongoing cholera outbreak in West Africa, and noted certain increases in cases in the region, with 22,366 cases and 475 deaths of cholera recorded within 48 weeks of observation. The Congo River Basin remains to be the epicenter of the outbreak.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Yellow Fever – Senegal

From October to December 2020, a total of seven confirmed cases of yellow fever (YF) have been reported from four health districts in three regions in Senegal.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Leishmaniasis – Syria

Officials at Hajin Hospital are reporting a widespread surge of cutaneous leishmaniasis, aka Aleppo boil, among children in Hajin and its villages east of Deir ez-Zor, according a Radio Al-kul report. It is reported that 1750 cases among children have been seen this year in the area.