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Plague – California, USA

El Dorado County health officials have been notified by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) that a South Lake Tahoe resident has tested positive for plague. This is the first case in California in five years.

Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever – Senegal

On Aug. 12, health officials reported a Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Senegal. The case was detected as part of the epidemiological surveillance system in the country.

Rabies in Elephants – India

Some 16 elephants have died from rabies in the past 3 weeks at Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve in Assam, India, according to Times Now News report. According to Park Director P.Shivkumar, the domestic elephants contracted the lethal virus from wild foxes in the park that are biting the animals. This has prompted a massive anti-rabies vaccination drive.



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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Kazakhstan

A Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) case has been confirmed in a resident of Shymkent, Kazakhstan, near the border of Uzbekistan.

Dengue Fever – Singapore

The of dengue fever cases in Singapore has reached 22,403 through Tuesday, eclipsing the former record of 22,170 seen in 2013. Twenty deaths have been recorded. 1,380 dengue cases were reported in the week ending 1 Aug 2020.



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MERS coronavirus update

Global health officials have reported 61 Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases since the beginning of the year. The cases have been reported in Saudi Arabia (57), United Arab Emirates (2) and Qatar (1). Riyadh accounted for 25 of Saudi Arabia’s cases. 20 deaths have been reported in Saudi Arabia.

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Bulgaria

Officials with the Bulgarian National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases reported a Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) case during the week of June 7. This is the first case of CCHF of 2020 in Bulgaria.

Eastern equine encephalitis – Massachusetts, USA

Massachusetts state health officials reported Friday that eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year.



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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Turkey

Local media report that Turkey is seeing an increase in Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) cases. They report 480 cases of viral infection, including 15 fatalities.

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Spain

Health officials in the Junta de Castilla y León has confirmed a case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF).



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Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever – Russia

Health officials in Russia have reported (computer translated) two laboratory-confirmed cases of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever were confirmed among residents of Krasnosulinsky and Tselinsky districts. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a widespread disease caused by a tick-borne virus (Nairovirus) of the Bunyaviridae family. The CCHF virus causes severe viral hemorrhagic fever outbreaks, with a case fatality rate of 10-40%.



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With an increase of 106,000 COVID-19 cases worldwide in the last day, the globe is experiencing its highest one-day increase since the outbreak began, WHO said Wednesday. Two-thirds of those cases were reported in only four countries.

Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever  – Mauritania

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported this week on a confirmed case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Mauritania in a 60 year old man with a history of handling meat carcasses.



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Measles – Russia

Health officials in St. Petersburg, Russia reported since the beginning of the year, 46 measles cases have been registered, including 30 cases in children under 17 years of age.

Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever – Russia

The Office of Rospotrebnadzor in the Stavropol Territory reports the first case of infection with Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) this year in the southwestern Russia region. 



Worldwide fatalities are over 43,200. More than 862,000 people have been infected.

USA – The number of people infected with the virus in the United States hit more than 189 600 000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 4,000.

New York – New York reported almost 7,000 new cases of the virus, bringing the total to over 75,000. Most of the cases were in New York City, where, officials reported more than 40 000 people had been infected with 1,096 deaths. Some 1,550 deaths have been recorded statewide.

Italy – The country’s total cases is 105,792. More deaths were also reported bringing the total to 12,428.

Germany – The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has reached 71,808. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 775.

Iran – Iran’s death toll from the new coronavirus has increased to 2,898. Total cases have reached 44,605.

Spain – Spain’s coronavirus death toll rose to 8,464. The total number of infections rose to 95,932.

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Pakistan

Officials with Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) in Karachi are reporting two cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Sindh province in a week.


Novel Coronavirus

Today, Chinese officials reported 1886 new confirmed cases and 98 new deaths (93 in Hubei, and 3 in Henan). To date, 72,436 confirmed cases have been reported in China, including 1,868 deaths.

Monkeypox – DR Congo

From the beginning of the year through January 26, 2020, 222 monkeypox cases were reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Four deaths have been recorded.

Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever – Uganda

he World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting a Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Uganda.

Typhoid – Haiti

The Mayor of the commune of Mont-Organisé , in North-East department, said todaythat Typhoid fever is raging because of the poor quality of the water consumed by the population.


Novel Coronavirus

Origins found in Pangolins – The deadly novel coronavirus pandemic has been traced to pangolins, the world’s most trafficked and endangered mammal, according to researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. This had been confirmed by researchers at the South China Agricultural University. DNA analysed by the Baylor researchers appears to offer a near-perfect match for the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (nCoV-2019). Importantly, the analysis also shows that nCoV-2019 may be present in trafficked pangolins beyond the outbreak epicentre in Wuhan, a metropolis of 11-million people in Hubei province, where market wildlife is thought to have infected traders. The analysis found it in pangolins in Guangdong. Hubei province and Guangdong province are both major nerve centres for China’s pangolin trade. It is probable that the virus originated in bats, with pangolins being the vector into humans. In past epidemics, vectors have been pigs, chickens, ducks and camels.

Singapore – The Singapore Ministry of Health reported an additional three novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases today, all with no links to previous cases or travel history to China. This brings the total in the country to 33.

Japan – Another 41 people on a cruise ship quarantined off Japan have the new coronavirus. The newly diagnosed infections mean at least 61 people from the ship have contracted the virus. There were more than 3 700 passengers and crew on the ship when it arrived off Japan’s coast on Monday evening. The ship will remain in quarantine until February 19.

Hong Kong – Hong Kong has begun a mandatory two-week quarantine for anyone arriving from mainland China, in a fresh effort to contain the deadly new coronavirus. Visitors must isolate themselves in hotel rooms or government-run centres. Residents must stay inside their homes. Anyone caught flouting the new rules faces a fine and a prison sentence.

Thailand – The Thai health minister has called for any tourists who refuse to wear medical face masks to be kicked out of the country. He was frustrated by tourists who refuse to wear face masks putting Thai residents at risk of contracting the disease and also suggested the Thai government impose a travel ban on Chinese nationals in order to help prevent the Coronavirus pandemic spreading.

Botulism – Argentina

In Argentina, the Ministry of Health of Córdoba confirmed two cases of botulism in the province. The patients were visitors to the province who “bought pickled wild boar and got sick”. They were both in critical condition in hospital.

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Mali

Government officials in the governorate of Mopti are reporting seven human Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) deaths. In the village of Samoa, 14 cases were detected and 7 people died. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a widespread disease caused by a tick-borne virus (Nairovirus) of the Bunyaviridae family.


Syphilis – Brazil

Health authorities in Brazil are reporting 158,000 cases of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis syphilis this year, or 75.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. This is the highest number of cases since 2010.

Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever – Pakistan

The Pakistan Observer reports the 20th fatality due to Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in Karachi Monday. Health officials issued a health alert due to CCHF this past July.

Plague – China

Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It’s the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region — in May, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney of a marmot, a local folk health remedy.

Florida, USA Citrus in Danger

Bacteria is killing the second leading industry in Florida agriculture, specifically, our oranges. Florida’s orange production has been on decline for many years, in fact there are only a handful of citrus farms left in the state. Hurricanes and storms affect orange production, but a small insect, a psyllid, plays a part as well.

The insect originated in Asia and was spotted in South Florida around 2005. Although the insect does not produce the bacteria, it does spread it with ease, starting in the tree’s root and making its way up the leaves. Once infected the oranges are not orange, they are green, hence the name citrus greening. This disease is considered one of the most critical plant diseases in the planet, and there is no turning back once a tree is infected. “Ghost” orange groves in Florida are becoming more numerous as growers simply abandon their trees.


Measles – Thailand

Thailand health officials have reported a total of 4,648 measles cases from 74 provinces through Sept. 15–including 539 cases with complications and 14 deaths.

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Namibia

Health officials in Namibia reported a confirmed Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) case from Outapi District Hospital in Omusati region on Sep. 12. The case is from Oukwandongo village in Cunene province, Angola, bordering Oukwandongo village in Outapi district, Namibia. No death has been reported.



Brazil – From the beginning of the year through July, Brazil health authorities have reported 97,900 probable cases of chikungunya in the country.

Thailand – In an update on the chikungunya situation in Thailand, the Ministry of Health reports that since the beginning of the year through August 4, 5,996 cases from 44 provinces have been reported, an increase of some 1,500 in about one month.

Measles – New Zealand

Officials with the Auckland Regional Public Health Service have reported some 100 additional measles cases during the past week. On August 13, officials were reporting 410 cases and this morning the total has risen to 507 with some 50 cases reported just over the weekend. Nationally, New Zealand’s measles total has reached 639 cases.

Crimea-Congo Haemorrhagic fever – Uganda

A confirmed case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) involving a 42-year-old businessman dealing in cattle has been reported from Kasagama Subcounty, Lyantonde District.

Malaria – Uganda

The Uganda Ministry of Health is reporting an increase in malaria cases in 2019. The cases of malaria have increased by over 400,000 cases when compared with 2018 and 2019 from about 1 million cases in June 2018 to 1.4 million in June 2019 (40% increase). However, it is worth noting that cases are still low compared to 2017 and 2016 in the same period.

Diphtheria – India

Health officials at the Government Fever Hospital in Hyderabad, Telangana state, India are reporting a surge in cases of the vaccine-preventable disease, diphtheria. According to a Times of India report, during the past two months they have seen 240 cases reported from Hyderabad, including seven death in just the past month.

Measles kill more people in DR Congo than Ebola

Measles has killed 2,758 people in the DR Congo since January, more than the Ebola epidemic in a year, medical NGO Doctors Without Borders said. The disease, preventable with a vaccine, has infected over 145,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo between January and early August.


Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic fever – Iran

The Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus has been the cause of 100-plus human infections in Iran annually since it was first reported about a decade ago. This calendar year in Iran (which begins in March), the Ministry of Health has reported 54 CCHF cases, including five deaths.


Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Iran

Iranian health authorities have reported twelve Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) since Mar. 21, according to a Tehran Times report. Of this total, two people have died.

Hepatitis A – Arizona, USA

Arizona state health officials report 353 hepatitis A outbreak cases since November 2018. May 2019 was the hardest hit month to date with 86 cases. Eight out of 10 cases required hospital treatment and two died.

Syphilis – Japan

Japan’s battle with the sexually transmitted infection (STI), syphilis continues. Through May 26, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases report 2472 syphilis cases, with a quarter of cases being reported in Tokyo. Osaka, Aichi and Kanagawa have also see high numbers of cases.

Polio – Pakistan

The Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations is gravely concerned by the significant further increase in WPV1 cases globally in 2019, particularly in Pakistan where 15 cases have already been reported.