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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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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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Cholera – Lebanon

Still less than a month since the first cholera case was reported in Lebanon, the first such case in nearly thirty years, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) updated the situation on Saturday: As of October 29, 1,409 cumulative (suspected and confirmed) cholera cases have been reported, which includes 381 confirmed cases.

Dengue Fever

Bangladesh – In a follow-up on the dengue fever situation in Bangladesh in 2022, the country’s Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported 1020 additional cases Saturday, bringing the total cases to 37,151 year to date. In October alone, 21,059 cases have been reported so far with two days left. The death toll has increased to 136.

India – 150 people are getting positive every day. With the end of the monsoon, seasonal diseases started increasing rapidly in Rajasthan.

Measles – Angola

The number of cases of children with measles continues to increase in Angola. In the last three weeks alone, health authorities have recorded more than 2,000 new cases of the disease.

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Cholera – Haiti

In a follow-up on the resurgent cholera situation in Haiti, Public Health reports that as of October 5, there has been 11 confirmed cases (culture positive), including two institutional deaths (Any suspected, probable or confirmed case who dies in a caring institution). In addition, the suspected cholera cases stands at 111, with 107 being hospitalized.

Measles – Ethiopia

According to the World Health Organization, from January to 30 September 2022, a total of 9,850 suspected measles cases, including 5,806 confirmed and 56 deaths (CFR 0.6%) have been reported in Ethiopia.

Human Bird Flu – Spain

On September 27, the detection of influenza A(H5N1) was confirmed in a respiratory sample, which constitutes the first detection in the human being in Spain. The sample belonged to a male 19 years old, a worker at a poultry farm in the province of Guadalajara, where he had detected a focus of infection by this virus in birds on September 17, 2022.

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Measles – DR Congo

From the beginning of the year and through August 28, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported 100,044 suspected measles cases, of which 4,652 cases were confirmed. In addition, 1,294 measles related deaths have been reported (1.3% case fatality rate).

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Brazil

The Ministry of Health confirmed the death of 831 people from dengue in Brazil in 2022, which represents 3.3 times more victims than in 2021.

Measles – Zimbabwe

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Zimbabwe, the Ministry of Health reported as of September 4, 6,291 confirmed cases, 4,459 recoveries and 698 deaths. Cases are mainly concentrated in the eastern part of the country.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Measles – Tanzania

A measles outbreak is ongoing in Tanzania since June 2022, according to the World Health Organization. As of 23 August 2022, a cumulative total of 223 suspected measles cases, with two IgM positive cases are reported since the onset of the outbreak in June 2022. A total of 88 cases were admitted to the local hospitals. About 48% (108 cases) of the suspected cases were children under five years of age.

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Measles – DR Congo

Health authorities in the Kasaï-Oriental province said this week the number of measles cases has increased significantly in the province to more than 6,000 cases with fifty deaths even in health zones where vaccination days were organized in April and May.

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Dengue Fever

Laos – Since our last report on the dengue fever outbreak in Laos on August 1, the country has reported more than 4,200 cases. As of August 15, Laos health officials report 17,892 total dengue cases with more than half the cases reported from the capital city of Vientiane (9,114).

Philippines – In the Philippines, 102,619 dengue cases were reported from January 1 to July 30 this year.

Measles – Nigeria

From January 2022 to June 1, Nigeria tops the list for the country with the most measles cases with 18,628 cases.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Iraq

The Iraq Ministry of Health is now reporting 289 confirmed Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) cases and 52 deaths as of August 11. This is an increase of 16 cases and 3 deaths since our last report on August 3.

Brazil – Dengue Fever

The Secretary of State for Health confirmed recently 12 more deaths caused by dengue. In the last seven days, Paraná reported 2,682 more cases of dengue, the disease transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. With the data included in the weekly bulletin on the disease, Paraná has accumulated 132,328 confirmed cases and 88 deaths caused by dengue.

Measles – Zimbabwe

A measles outbreak has killed 80 children in Zimbabwe since April, the ministry of health has said, blaming church sect gatherings for the surge. In a statement seen by Reuters on Sunday, the ministry said the outbreak had now spread nationwide, with a case fatality rate of 6.9%. 1,036 suspected cases and 125 confirmed cases had been reported since the outbreak.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Measles – DR Congo

The measles epidemic continues to spread in the health zones that make up the province of Kasaï-Oriental. More than 300 cases including 7 deaths were recorded in one week. In 2022 through June 19, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen 71,327 total measles cases, including 1,001 deaths (1.4% CFR).

Monkeypox

France – According to Public Health France, as of July 12, 912 cases have been confirmed.

USA – New Monkeypox cases have been reported from Delaware, the Florida Keys, Louisiana and Wisconsin.

Dengue Fever – Vietnam

In a follow-up on the dengue fever epidemic in Vietnam, according to local reports, as of July 11, the country recorded more than 103,000 cases of dengue fever. This number increased by about 11,000 cases compared to the statistics 1 week earlier.

Unknown Illness – Tanzania

The Tanzania Ministry of Health reported today that thirteen patients have been diagnosed with an undiagnosed disease in Mbekenyera village, Ruangwa District Council, Lindi Region and three of them have died.

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Polio – Pakistan

Pakistani officials reported two additional wild polio cases this week in children in North Waziristan. One case proved fatal.

Measles – Afghanistan

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Afghanistan, UNICEF reports between January and the end of May 2022, there were 50,433 reported cases of measles and 309 deaths.

Monkeypox – USA

San Diego County health officials reported Wednesday that two probable cases of monkeypox have been identified.

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Monkeypox

Brazil – According to the Brazil Ministry of Health on June 4, six suspected monkeypox cases have been reported in the country.

USA – The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) announced Friday that the first probable case of monkeypox has been identified in an SF resident.

Measles 

Yemen – According to the Yemeni Ministry of Public Health and Population (MOPHP), during the past 5 months of this year, the number of measles infected people in areas controlled by the Yemeni government reached 2,924 cases, including 34 deaths, excluding the governorates under the control of the Houthis faction.

South Africa – The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa report over the last two weeks of May 2022, four laboratory-confirmed cases of measles from persons resident in Gauteng.

Cholera – DR Congo

In South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), officials announced an increase in cholera cases in the health zone of Kalehe. At epidemiological week 22, 107 cases including 5 deaths have been reported.

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Anthrax – Sierra Leone

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone has declared an outbreak of human anthrax in the country after identifying 3 lab confirmed cutaneous anthrax cases in Karene district. This is subsequent to an investigation of 7 suspected anthrax cases, all residing in Buya chiefdom.

Polio – Pakistan

The Pakistan Polio Eradication Programme reported today on the fourth wild poliovirus case of the year in North Waziristan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The 13-month-old boy had an onset of paralysis on 5 May in Mir Ali.

DR Congo – Multiple Outbreaks

Cholera: In 2022 through May 1, 5,485 suspected cholera cases including 79 deaths (CFR: 1.4%) were recorded in 54 health zones across 11 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Measles: From 1 January to 1 May 2022, 47,514 suspected measles cases and 684 deaths (CFR 1.4%) were reported in 349 health zones in 26 provinces.

Monkeypox: In the first four months of 2022, DRC has reported 1,238 monkeypox cases, including 57 deaths (CFR 4.6%).

Plague: Through May 1, DRC has seen 88 cases of plague, including 2 deaths (2.0% CFR). Lokpa remains the epicentre reporting 95% of cases reported this year.

Typhoid fever: In 2022, through May 1, 634,401 suspected cases of typhoid fever including 279 deaths were recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In addition, outbreaks of yellow fever, meningitis and circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) are reported and being monitored.