Disease

COVID-19

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

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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. 

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Disease

COVID-19

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

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African Swine Fever – Togo

Togo reported an outbreak of African swine fever in a farm northwest of the capital Lome, where 44 pigs have died of the disease since April 18. The government took a series of prevention and disinfection measures to curb the spread of the disease, including the slaughter of all pigs in the farm area.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Disease

COVID-19

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

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Lassa fever – Nigeria

Nigerian health officials reported five additional confirmed Lassa fever cases the week ending May 3, including two deaths a week after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) declared the emergency phase of the 2020 Lassa fever outbreak over. Lassa fever cases have dropped dramatically from the weekly high of 115 cases in mid-February.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Polio – Afghanistan/Pakistan

There were eight additional wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases reported during the past week–six in Afghanistan and two in Pakistan. Globally, 54 WPV-1 cases are reported in 2020 to date.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Botulism – Ukraine

A shipment of 204 vials of Canadian-produced anti-botulism serum, procured under Ukraine’s state budget, is being delivered to the country’s regions. 44 cases of botulism have been reported in the Ukraine to date this year.

Ebola – DR Congo

From 29 April to 5 May 2020, no new cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported from North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Indonesia

While Indonesia, like virtually every country, battles the rise inCOVID-19 cases and deaths, 39,860 people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in the first three months of the year.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Measles – Burundi

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting a measles outbreak in the African nation of Burundi. The outbreak, which started in a refugee transit camp where people arrived from from measles-affected provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Plague – DR Congo

After going several week without a reported human plague case in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), new cases were reported between mid-February and mid-March. Since the beginning of the year a total of 20 suspected bubonic plague cases with 7 deaths (case fatality ratio 35%) were notified.

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

From 1 through 31 March 2020, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 15 additional cases of MERS-CoV infection, including five associated deaths.

African Swine Fever – India

News media from India are reporting that African swine fever has been detected in the country’s northeastern state of Assam, where the disease is said to have killed around 2,500 pigs. This is the first confirmed ASF outbreak in India,

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Discovery of antibody that blocks Covid-19

Researchers at Utrecht University, Erasmus Medical Center and Harbour BioMed (HBM) today reported that they have identified a fully human monoclonal antibody that prevents the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus from infecting cultured cells. The discovery, published online today in Nature Communications, is an initial step towards developing a fully human antibody to treat or prevent the respiratory illness.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Yellow Fever – Brazil

Recent data released by the Directorate of Epidemiological Surveillance (Dive-SC) shows 15 people have been infected with yellow fever in Santa Catarina State.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Disease

COVID-19

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

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Ebola – DR Congo

From 22 to 28 April 2020, one new confirmed case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was reported from Beni Health Zone in North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.