Disease

COVID-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Thailand.

The Thailand Bureau of Epidemiology in an update Monday are now reporting 55,004 total cases (38,653 dengue fever, 15,917 dengue hemorrhagic fever and 434 dengue shock syndrome cases) in all 77 provinces. 38 dengue related fatalities have been reported.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Singapore

The Singapore government has now reported more than 27,000 dengue fever cases through Aug 28 in this record setting year after recording around one thousand cases during the past week. In addition, 20 deaths have been recorded to date.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Ebola – DR Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported one additional Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case and an additional death, bringing the outbreak total in Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to 89 total cases (85 confirmed, 4 probable) and 37 deaths.

Dengue fever and West Nile virus – Florida, USA

In an update on the dengue fever situation in the Florida Keys, the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County reported three additional cases that were identified through retrospective case finding efforts. State health officials now report 46 locally acquired dengue fever cases.

Statewide, there are now a total of 35 West Nile Virus infections in 2020.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Peru

In 2020, Paraguay has reported 220,050 dengue fever cases and 73 deaths, the highest number of cases in its history.

Chikungunya – Thailand

The number of chikungunya cases in Thailand has risen to 6113, an increase of some 400 in the past week.

Polio – Sudan

The Sudanese Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of poliomyelitis on Aug. 9 after the confirmation of two vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) in South Darfur.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Peru

Peru health officials have reported a 263% increase in dengue fever cases during the first 30 weeks of 2020 compared to the same period last year. To date, 29,144 total dengue cases have been reported.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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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.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Brazil

In an update on the dengue fever situation in Brazil, officials in Paraná state report 157 deaths and 217,891 confirmed cases of dengue since July 2019, when the current epidemiological period began.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Syphilis – Japan

Through July 15 this year, Japan has reported 3,027 syphilis cases with 781 being reported from Tokyo and 510 in Osaka.

Dengue Fever – Brazil

The number of dengue fever cases in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil in the first six months of 2020 stands at 525, a 2–% increase over 2019.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Monkeypox – DR Congo

Since the beginning of the year through July 5, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported a total of 2,591 suspected monkeypox cases and 97 deaths. This includes 115 cases and four deaths recorded during the week ending July 5.

Dengue Fever – Singapore

Singapore environment officials recorded a record number of dengue fever cases last week as the city-state races for a record season. 1,733 dengue cases were reported in the week ending 18 July 2020. This figure is the highest number of weekly dengue cases ever recorded in Singapore.

Plague – DR Congo

In a follow-up on the plague situation in the health zone of Rethy in Ituri province, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, since the upsurge of cases began in early June 2020, a total of 45 cases including nine deaths (case fatality rate: 20%) have been reported.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Thailand

In a follow-up on the dengue fever situation in Thailand, the Bureau of Epidemiology reported an additional 2,600 cases and five deaths in the past week. This brings the country’s total to 28,300 through July 13 from all 77 provinces. The death count from dengue has risen to 20.

Foot and Mouth Disease – China

China on Monday warned of an outbreak of highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) among pigs in the southern Guangdong province. The outbreak was detected in Leizhou, a county administered by the coastal city of Zhanjiang. Out of a herd of 131 pigs, 39 had become infected with the viral disease.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Dengue Fever/Chikungunya – Thailand

In a follow-up on the chikungunya situation in Thailand, health officials now report 4,040 cases in 58 provinces through July 6.

In addition, the Bureau of Epidemiology is now reporting 25,708 total dengue fever cases in all 77 provinces. Of this total, 7645 are dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) cases and 212 are dengue shock syndrome (DSS) cases. 15 deaths have been reported.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Singapore

Singapore environmental officials are on the verge of reporting more than 1000 dengue fever cases for the fifth week in a row, as the numbers continue to mount in the city-state. Between July 5 to 8, 887 cases have been reported, sure to surpass 1000 today. The total dengue case count as of now is 16,157.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Ebola – DR Congo

The Ministère de la Santé in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported two additional Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases Monday, bringing the outbreak total in Mbandaka, Équateur Province to 30-(27 confirmed & 3 probable), with 13 associated deaths.

Dengue Fever – Costa Rica

Through the first week of June, Costa Rica health officials have recorded 3,729 total dengue fever cases. This compares with 1,564 cases during the same period in 2019.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Singapore

Singapore reported a record week of dengue fever cases during the week ending Friday, June 12. According to NEA data, 895 cases were recorded during the five-plus days from June 7 to June 12, eclipsing the former one week record from 2014 (891). 

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Brazil

Health officials in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul reported 1,126 additional dengue fever cases in the past week, bringing the total this year so far to 61,604 confirmed cases. Two additional deaths were recorded in the city of Ponta Porã in May, bringing the total dengue related fatalities to 39.

Covid-19 Sniffers

French researchers say Belgian Malinois shepherd dogs can sniff out humans exposed to the COVID-19 coronavirus from the distinct odor in armpits resulting from the infection. Using dogs trained to work in search and rescue missions, detecting explosives or sniffing out colon cancer, scientists from the National Veterinary School of Alfort say that four of the dogs had a 100% success rate in detecting the virus among 360 human subjects. Another four of the canines had an accuracy rate of between 83% and 94%. More dogs are now being trained as COVID sniffers.

Antarctic Buffer

New Zealand announced that it will help keep Antarctica coronavirus-free by temporarily cutting many of its scientific projects there. Only essential operations and planned maintenance will be allowed during the Antarctic summer season. The government says the number of projects on the frozen continent will be slashed from 36 to 13 between October and March.

Ebola – DR Congo

No new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu Provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 27 April 2020.