Gastroenteritis – Australia
Officials with New South Wales Health (NSW Health) urging parents and carers to keep young children at home if they are sick amid a rise in viral gastro cases. NSW Health’s Acting Manager of Enteric and Zoonotic Diseases said the warning has been prompted by an increase in gastroenteritis outbreaks at childcare centres across the state and a high number of children aged under 5 seeking treatment at emergency departments. “Nearly 100 childcare centres reported outbreaks of gastro in August and at least 820 children and 165 staff have fallen ill.”
Malaria-free – Argentina and Algeria
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Monday that two additional countries have been certified as malaria-free–Algeria and Argentina.
Algeria is the second country in the WHO African Region to be officially recognized as malaria-free, after Mauritius, which was certified in 1973. Argentina is the second country in the WHO Region of the Americas to be certified in 45 years, after Paraguay in June 2018. They reported their last local transmission of malaria in 2013 and 2010, respectively.
Acute Gastro-enteritis – Philippines
Officials with the Pangasinan Provincial Health Office in the western area of the island of Luzon are reporting an increase in acute gastroenteritis cases during the first five months of 2019. 4,282 cases have been reported through May 20.
Australia: Viral gastroenteritis
NSW Health is urging the community to wash their hands and stay at home if affected by gastroenteritis, following an increase in viral gastroenteritis notifications and emergency department presentations in hospitals across the state. More than 1,900 people attended NSW emergency departments with gastroenteritis in the past week.
Dengue fever – Côte d’Ivoire
On 6 May 2017, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Côte d’Ivoire notified World Health Organization (WHO) of a dengue fever outbreak in Abidjan, the capital city of Côte d’Ivoire.
Cholera in Sudan
Three people are dead after a cholera outbreak in South Sudan’s Jonglei state.
Gastroenteritis outbreak in Kashmir
More than 200 people have been affected by an outbreak of gastroenteritis in Qazegund, Kashmir. The locals in the village have been advised to consume boiled water and avoid unhygienic living conditions.
More than 6,500 German children and teenagers have fallen ill with diarrhoea and vomiting that health authorities say has likely been caused by a food-borne virus in meals delivered to schools and daycare centres. Youngsters from five of Germany’s 16 states had been affected by the acute gastroenteritis.