Disease

Covid-19

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

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Lassa fever – Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported an additional four confirmed Lassa fever cases the week ending September 12, including three deaths among the confirmed cases. This brings the cumulative total confirmed cases this year to 369, including 76 deaths (20.6% CFR).

Dengue Fever – Bangladesh

Bangladesh health authorities reported an additional 241 new dengue patients who were hospitalized Sunday morning. Approximately three quarters (76%) of the new cases were reported in the capital city of Dhaka, while the remaining 57 cases were reported elsewhere in the country. This brings the case total in the country this year at 15,701.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Mad Cow Disease – England

The UK Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) reports a single confirmed case of classical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on a Somerset farm Friday. The animal is deceased and has been removed from the farm. There is no risk to food safety.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Bird Flu – China

Officials with the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) report monitoring an additional human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in mainland China.

Rabies – Florida, USA

The Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology has reported 53 confirmed animal rabies cases since the beginning of the year through August 31. Of the 53 animals, raccoons accounted for more than half with 27, followed by foxes with 14.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Plague – Wyoming, USA

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) announced Wednesday the detection of a rare but serious case of pneumonic plague in a northern Fremont County resident.

Anthrax – Spain

The appearance of two almost simultaneous outbreaks of anthrax (in Ciudad Real and Badajoz) have set off veterinary alarms. The first of the outbreaks, registered in the La Mancha town of Poblete, affected 26 cows, the second outbreak is located in Navalvillar de Pela and in Talarrubia (Badajoz), where 12 horses have already died.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Iraq

Health officials in Iraq are reporting the death of a person working as a butcher in Mosul city due to infection with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF).

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Chickenpox – DR Congo

Twenty cases of chickenpox were recorded in the space of a week in the Banga health zone in Ilebo territory in Kasai province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Yellow Fever – Cameroon

UN health officials report in Cameroon, a total of nine presumptive cases of yellow fever, including three deaths (case fatality rate 33 %).

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Plague – Madagascar

In a follow-up, the World Health Organization (WHO) says on August 29, in the Itasy region, in the Arivonimamo health district, an alert was received by the health authorities regarding cases of Pulmonary Plague. As of September 3, a total of 30 suspected cases of pulmonary plague including 12 confirmed and 7 death cases (CFR=23%) are reported so far.

Bird Flu – China

Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reports monitoring a human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in mainland China, the 18th case reported in the past year.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Anthrax – Spain

Veterinary Health authorities have reported an outbreak of anthrax in a bovine farm in Ciudad Real. According to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), 25 animals died from the disease.

Mad Cow Disease – Brazil

The Brazilian Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Surveillance System detected two cases of atypical BSE, type H in two beef cows in meat plants in two different states–Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso.

Monkeypox – Nigeria

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in August 2021, a total of nine suspected monkeypox cases, six confirmed cases and 0 deaths were reported from six states. This is up from the four confirmed cases reported in July.

Disease

Covid-19

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

Dengue Fever – Bangladesh

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Bangladesh reports 315 additional dengue fever hospitalizations Sunday and one additional fatality. Since the beginning of the year, 11,816 people have been hospitalized for dengue with the vast majority in Dhaka. The death toll has risen to 52 this year.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Plague – Madagascar

Seven people, including a child, died from this pneumonic plague between August 25 and 30, according to a Russian media report citing the local Ministry of Health. Three patients died in a medical facility, the rest of the disease was diagnosed during a postmortem examination. Currently, 22 patients are being treated.

Syphilis – Japan

Since our last report on the Japanese syphilis situation in mid-July 2021, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo reported more than 1300 additional cases, including 100 cases in just the week ending August 25. This brings the cumulative total to 4349 syphilis cases through the end of August.