Disease

Measles – South Africa

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in South Africa, the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 71 cases of measles with laboratory confirmation between September 1 and November 22, 2022.

Cholera – Lebanon

In an update on the cholera outbreak in Lebanon, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reports that as of today, since the first case was confirmed on October 5, 4,337 cumulative suspected and confirmed cases, including 595 confirmed. The total fatalities has increased to 20.

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Covid-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Vietnam

In a follow-up on the dengue fever situation in Vietnam this year, the Ministry of Health reports the case and death tally has increased to 314,271 cases and 115 deaths to date.

Dengue and Chikungunya – Paraguay

Currently, in the country there is a progressive increase in the curve of notifications of suspected cases of dengue and chikungunya. To date, 1,839 total dengue cases and 531 chikungunya cases have been reported in 2022.

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Cholera – Ethiopia

A cholera outbreak has been ongoing in Ethiopia since 27 August 2022, according to the World Health Organization. The index case was reported from Bekay Kebele, Harana Buluk Woreda of Bale Zone, Oromia Region. As of 13 November 2022, a total of 399 suspected cases of cholera have been reported.

Leptospirosis – Philippines

The number of deaths due to the bacterial infection, leptospirosis, have reached 370 through the end of October this year.

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Covid-19

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

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HIV/AIDS – DR Congo

Based on UN/AIDS figures, 14,000 people died of HIV/AIDS in 2021, in the DRC. Access and availability of treatment remains problematic due to lack of funding. More than 500,000 people are currently living with HIV/AIDS in the DRC.

Measles – South Africa

The South Africa National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 57 measles outbreak cases were reported in Limpopo province and Mpumalanga province from September 1 to November 16, 2022.

Cholera – Haiti

Since the notification of the first two confirmed cases of Vibrio cholerae O1 in the greater Port-au-Prince area on 2 October 2022, to 16 November 2022, the Haitian Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) reported a total of 9,660 suspected cases across the country, including 816 confirmed cases.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Philippines

Concerning total cases, authorities have reported 187,560 dengue cases, with 613 deaths, substantially higher than the 213 deaths for the whole of 2021.

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Middle East respiratory syndrome – Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reported four locally-acquired laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) through October 31 this year.

Ebola – Uganda

To date, the Ministry of Health has reported that the ebola outbreak has increased to 140 confirmed cases, including 55 deaths. A first case reported from Jinja district showing the disease is not contained.

Dengue Fever – Vietnam

According to the Vietnam Ministry of Health, since the beginning of the year through November 15, 303,637 dengue fever cases, including 112 fatalities have been reported.

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Dengue Fever

Malaysia – Malaysia health officials report the cumulative number of dengue fever cases reported to date is 51,262 cases. In addition, there were 35 deaths due to dengue complications.

Nepal – Nepal’s Epidemiology and Disease Control Division reported on November 9 that the cumulative total of dengue fever cases have reached 51,177. 57 deaths due to dengue have been reported to date.

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Viral Spillover

The melting Arctic could soon become “fertile ground” for new viral pandemics to emerge, according to a Canadian study of an Arctic lake bed.

A team from the University of Toronto sequenced DNA and RNA from samples taken at Lake Hazen and looked at the family tree of its viruses to determine the threat they pose to other organisms as polar melt allows them to mingle. Altered landscapes have been proven to push pathogens, parasites and hosts together in new ways. The new study suggests that increased melting in the Arctic could similarly bring greater chances of of viruses “spilling over” into other hosts.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Ebola – Uganda

In a follow-up on the outbreak Ebola disease caused by the Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV) in Uganda, since the outbreak was declared on September 20 through today, a total of 136 confirmed cases and 54 confirmed deaths (CFR 39.7%) have been reported. 18 cases have been reported in health care workers, including seven deaths.

Measles – Ohio, USA

Officials with Columbus Public Health (CPH) and Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) report investigating a measles outbreak associated with a local child care facility. Currently, there are four confirmed cases, all in unvaccinated children with no travel history. The child care facility is cooperating, has notified parents, and has temporarily closed down.

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Cholera – Haiti

The Haitian Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) is now reporting as of November 6, a total of 6,446 suspected cases in 7 departments of the country, including 639 confirmed cases, 5,628 hospitalized suspected cases, and 130 registered deaths.

Measles – Minnesota, USA

In a follow-up on the measles situation in Minnesota, state health officials are reporting 21 cases since June in the Twin Cities area. This includes 14 imported cases, two exposed within U.S. but linked to imported case and five classified as “other”. Nine children have been hospitalized.

Dengue Fever – Laos

The Laos Centre of Information and Education for Health reports that the dengue fever cases in the country has topped the 30,000 mark in 2022 this month. Through November 8, officials report 30,085 total dengue cases, including 22 deaths.

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Monkeypox

Monkeypox was found to be a contributing factor in the October death of a New Jersey resident with a history of underlying medical conditions, the New Jersey Department of Health announced Monday. This is the first reported death in New Jersey tied to monkeypox.

Dengue Fever – Americas

From the beginning of the year through October 8, WHO officials have reported a total of 2,499,358 cases of dengue in the Americas. The highest number of dengue cases in the region have been reported by the following countries: Brazil with 2,182,229 cases (87.3%), Nicaragua with 63,853 cases (2.6%), Peru with 60,869 cases.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Monkeypox

Monkeypox has infected more than 77,000 people in more than 100 countries worldwide, and — similar to COVID-19 — mutations have enabled the virus to grow stronger and smarter, evading antiviral drugs and vaccines in its mission to infect more people.

Dengue Fever – Vietnam

Vietnam health authorities recorded more than 10,000 cases of dengue fever across the country in the past week, including two additional deaths. Since the beginning of 2022, Vietnam has reported 292,439 cumulative cases of dengue fever and 112 deaths.

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Cholera – Lebanon

The Lebanon Ministry of Health reports in an update today that the cholera outbreak that began in early October has expanded to 2709 total (suspected and confirmed) cholera cases, including 436 confirmed cases. The cholera death toll now stands at 18.

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Dengue Fever – Malaysia

In a follow-up on the dengue fever situation in Malaysia, health authorities report 46,495 cumulative cases through October 15. This is a 123 percent increase compared to the same period in 2021 (20,847). The dengue related death toll has risen to 28 this year, up from 15.