Disease

Covid-19

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

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Dengue Fever – 2020

Brazil was the country with the most dengue fever cases in 2020, hitting a total of 1,418,296 cases, more than half the cases seen in the Americas last year (2,245,733). Following Brazil last year was Paraguay (223,082), Vietnam (121,398 during the first 11 months), Mexico (120,239) and Malaysia with more than 88,000.

Foot and Mount Disease – Namibia

Nambia’s Ministry of Agriculture has reported another outbreak of highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). This comes after an outbreak in October of 2020. The unfortunate and continued presence of FMD outbreaks in Namibia is a serious concern. While the latest outbreak occurred in the buffer zone and north of the cordon fence, this is the second occurrence of FMD in a matter of months.

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