The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:
Dengue Fever – Paraguay
The Paraguay Ministry of Health reported today that approximately 700 dengue fever notifications a week to date, prompting calls for the public to eliminate breeding sites and use protection barriers to avoid mosquito bites. In addition, health officials reported the second dengue-related death.
Bird Flu in Humans – Russia
Russian officials are reporting 7 human infections with the A(H5N8) bird flu virus. The virus infected workers of a poultry farm in southern Russia, where an outbreak was recorded among the birds in December.
Plague – DR Congo
In a follow-up report at the beginning of the year, health officials in the Ituri province region in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are reporting some 520 plague cases during the past three months, including 31 deaths.