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.

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