Disease

COVID-19

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

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Botulism – Kyrgyzstan

Health officials in Kyrgyzstan are reporting 28 foodborne botulism cases through Oct. 2020, prompting a warning for the public. Of the 28 cases, 19 were reported in the Osh region.

Yellow Fever – Nigeria

Reports of a cluster of deaths from an undiagnosed disease were notified on 1 November 2020 through Event Based Surveillance in two states, Delta and Enugu, located in southern Nigeria. The disease has now been identified as yellow fever.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Costa Rica

Costa Rica health officials report that through the end of October, the number of dengue fever cases in the country has exceeded the total in all of 2019. The country counted 9,438 cases of dengue through Oct. 31, surpassing the total number of cases registered last year, which closed with 9,400.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Legionnaires Disease – Portugal

Public health authorities in Portugal are reporting a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the Greater Porto region of the northern region of the country. Three counties have been affected–Póvoa de Varzim, Vila do Conde and Matosinhos. The number of legionella cases diagnosed since the outbreak began on Oct. 29 is 85, including nine deaths.

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 five confirmed Lassa fever cases last week, including one death, bringing the total confirmed cases/deaths for 2020 through the first week of the year to 1136 and 234 deaths.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Ebola – DR Congo

In a follow-up on the 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today the outbreak has been declared over.

Avian Influenza A(H5N1)- Lao People’s Democratic Republic

The Ministry of Health in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) reported a human case of infection with an avian influenza A(H5N1) virus.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Rift Valley Fever – Mauretania

The Ministry of Health (MoH) notified WHO that between 13 September and 1 October 2020, eight cases of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) including seven deaths were confirmed in animal breeders. Between 4 September to 7 November 2020, a total of 214 people were sampled and their samples have been sent to the INRSP for laboratory testing with a total of 75 testing positive for RVF. Thus far a total of 25 deaths have been reported from this outbreak.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported a laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection in a 51-year-old male in Riyadh City. This is the first reported case in some months.

Yellow Fever – Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports a fresh outbreak of yellow fever in two states. On the 2nd and 3rd of November 2020, NCDC was notified by the State Ministries of Health of Delta and Enugu States respectively, of cases presenting with symptoms indicative of a viral haemorrhagic fever. Most cases presented with fever, headache, fatigue, jaundice vomiting (with or without blood) among others. As at the 6th of November 2020, three samples from Delta and one sample from Enugu tested positive for yellow fever.