Disease

COVID-19

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

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Measles – DR Congo

In week ending 17 May 2020, 1,375 measles cases including 34 deaths (CFR 2.5 %) were reported across the country, bringing the country total since the beginning of the year to nearly 60,000 cases and 783 deaths.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Measles, Dengue Fever – Brazil

While most of the attention on infectious diseases in Brazil is focused on the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the country, other outbreaks are making their mark in the largest South America country. This include some one million dengue fever cases and by far the most measles cases reported in the western hemisphere. Between 1 January and 20 May 2020, Brazil has reported 3,155 confirmed cases, including four deaths.

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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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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Dengue Fever

Costa Rica – The Costa Rica Health Ministry is calling on the public to eliminate mosquito breeding sites as the number of dengue fever cases reported to date is significantly higher to date than 2019. According to officials, from the beginning of the year through the end of March, 1,760 cases of dengue have been confirmed.

Mayotte – Mayotte Island is part of the Comoros archipelago (Mozambique Channel, southwestern Indian Ocean), which is under French administration. Since the beginning of the year, the Agence Régionale de Santé of Mayotte has reported 3533 confirmed cases of dengue fever on the island, including 16 deaths.

Measles – Mexico

Mexico is experiencing a measles outbreak. Between 1 January and 2 April 2020, 1,364 probable1cases of measles were reported, of which 124 were laboratory confirmed, 991 were discarded and 328 remain under investigation.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Americas

During the first 15 weeks of 2020, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has reported 1,126,481 total dengue fever cases in the countries of the Americas. About one-third of these cases (365,699) are laboratory confirmed.

Measles – Americas

Between 1 January and 10 April 2020, 7 countries have reported 1,104 confirmed cases in the Region of the Americas: Argentina (54 cases, including 1 death), Brazil (909 cases, including 4 deaths), Canada (1 case), Chile (2 cases), Mexico (124 cases), the United States of America (12 cases), and Uruguay (2 cases).

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are over 74,870. More than 1,350,841 people have been infected.

USA – The number of people infected with the virus in the United States hit more than 367 758 000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 10,981.

New York – New York City has reported 2,738 deaths from nearly 68,776 cases. Some 4,758 deaths have been recorded statewide from 130,703 cases.

Italy – The country’s total cases is 132,547. More deaths were also reported bringing the total to 16,523.

Germany – The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has reached 103,375. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to over 1,810.

Spain – Spain reported 13,798 deaths with over 140,000 cases.

France – France has confirmed nearly 74,390 cases of the coronavirus with 8,911 deaths.

UK – The UK has now recorded 51,608 cases and the death toll has risen to 5,373.

Monkeypox – DR Congo

During the week ending March 15, health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo reported an additional 73 suspected cases of monkeypox, bringing the total to 1,471 suspected cases including 18 deaths were reported in the country.

Measles – DR Congo

During the first 12 weeks of 2020, a total of 42,143 suspected cases have been reported, with 527 deaths (case fatality ratio 1.3%). As of 22 March 2020, there has been a total of 353,551 cases and 6,558 deaths.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are over 69,529. More than 1,276,302 people have been infected.

USA – The number of people infected with the virus in the United States hit more than 337 300 000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 9,643.

New York – New York City has reported 2,472 deaths from nearly 67,552 cases. Some 4,161 deaths have been recorded statewide from 122,911 cases.

Italy – The country’s total cases is 128,948. More deaths were also reported bringing the total to 15,887.

Germany – The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has reached 100,132. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to over 1,584.

Spain – Spain reported 13,055 deaths with over 135,000 cases.

France – France has confirmed nearly 70,478 cases of the coronavirus with 8,078 deaths.

UK – The UK has now recorded 47,806 cases and the death toll has risen to 4,932.

Iran – The death toll in Iran from the coronavirus outbreak has reached 3,739, from 60,500 cases.

Russia – Russia’s coronavirus case tally has risen to 6,343 in the past 24 hours, a record daily increase of 954, the country’s crisis response centre has said. At least 47 people have died across the country.

Positive Tiger

A tiger at New York’s Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the United States or a tiger anywhere in the world, federal officials and the zoo said.

Measles – Mexico

Health officials in Mexico are reporting a measles outbreak that has affected 101, including 87 cases in Mexico City, according to a La Silla Rota report.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are over 64,849. More than 1,204,000 people have been infected.

USA – The number of people infected with the virus in the United States hit more than 311 600 000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 8,492.

New York – New York City has reported 2,254 deaths from nearly 63,305 cases. Some 3,568 deaths have been recorded statewide from 114,996 cases.

Italy – The country’s total cases is 124,632. More deaths were also reported bringing the total to 15,362.

Germany – The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has reached 96,000. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to over 1,446.

Spain – Spain reported 12,419 deaths with over 130,700 cases.

France – France has confirmed nearly 68,605 cases of the coronavirus with 7,560 deaths.

UK – The UK has now recorded 41,903 cases and the death toll has risen to 4,313.

Brazil – Following the Brazilian President’s disparaging attitude towards Covid-19, the Brazil Ministry of Health reported today that the number of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 cases in the country is now 10,278. There were 1,222 new confirmations in 24 hours. The number of deaths has also increased, now there are 432. Most are in São Paulo, which has seen 260 deaths. Health practitioners have stated there are ‘MANY more’ cases.

Covid-19 Cure?

A collaborative study led by Monash University‘s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) in Melbourne, Australia, with the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), has shown that an anti-parasitic drug already available around the world, Ivermectin, kills the virus within 48 hours.

Measles – Bangladesh

Health officials in Bangladesh report battling a measles outbreak amidst the current COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Officials say an outbreak of measles has claimed the lives of 8 children and infected more than 300 people in Sajek union, Baghaichhari Upazila in Rangamati District.

Disease

COVID-19

China – China reported 508 new cases and 71 new deaths on Tuesday in an outbreak of the coronavirus that has spread to other parts of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Europe, infecting more than 80,000 globally. The updates bring mainland China’s totals to 77,658 cases and 2,663 deaths.

South Korea, which reported 144 more cases of the new virus, bringing its total to 977 with ten deaths. Meanwhile, Iran’s death toll has risen to 15 among 64 reported cases.

The Italian Ministry of Health reports 219 people are infected with the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in Italy. Of these 5 people have died and one person has recovered.

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

From 1 December 2019 through 31 January 2020, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 19 additional cases of MERS-CoV infection, including 8 associated deaths.

Measles – DR Congo

The measles outbreak that affected more than 300,000 people and killing more than 6,000 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last year continues into 2020, albeit slowing. Since the beginning of the year, 20,475 measles cases and 252 deaths have been reported.

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Measles – Tonga

In a follow-up on the 2019-2020 Tonga measles outbreak, the Government of Tonga reports six new measles case-patients in Tongatapu and Vava’u and 12 cases were added retrospectively, bringing the outbreak total to 630 confirmed or suspected cases.

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Ebola – DR Congo

Twelve new confirmed cases were reported from 1 to 7 January in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces.

Dengue Fever

Bangladesh – The number of dengue fever cases in Bangladesh dropped to 1247 in December 2019 in a year that saw more cases reported in the country than was seen since the first cases in 2000. The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) closed out the record year with 101,354 cases and 164 deaths.

Vietnam – According to data from the General Department of Preventive Medicine with the Ministry of Health in VietNam, the number of dengue fever cases reported in 2019 was a significant increase compared to 2018. Since Jan. 1 through Dec. 14, 2019, there have been a total of 320,702 cases with 54 deaths reported.

Measles – Gaza Strip

From 1 January through 19 December 2019, a total of 124 laboratory confirmed cases of measles, including two deaths, were reported in the Gaza Strip (case fatality ratio=1.6%).

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Measles – DR Congo

The number of measles fatalities in the world’s worst measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has topped 6,000, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The 6,000 deaths are part of the astounding 310,000 measles cases reported since January 2019. UN officials say this massive outbreak is due to multiple factors: low vaccination coverage among vulnerable communities, malnutrition, weak public health systems, outbreaks of other epidemic-prone diseases, difficult access by vulnerable populations to health care and insecurity that has hampered response in some areas.

Unidentified Virus – China

The unidentified viral illness that has sickened dozens in the Chinese city of Wuhan is not severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), according to local health officials. Oficials also confirmed that the mystery illness is not Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bird flu or an adenovirus.

As of Sunday (Jan. 5), 59 people in Wuhan have been diagnosed with the unidentified disease, presenting with symptoms of fever, body aches, breathing difficulties and lung injury. The total number of infected people is up from the 44 cases reported last week.

In addition, 21 people who recently visited the city were hospitalized in Hong Kong between Dec. 31 and Jan. 6, according to a report from the Hong Kong health department.

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Measles – Argentina

In a follow-up on the measles situation in Argentina, the Ministry of Health has reported 97 cases in 2019. Most of the cases were reported since late August representing the largest measles outbreak in the country since the elimination of the endemic circulation of the virus, reached in 2000 and certified in 2016 by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The majority of cases have been reported in the City of Buenos Aires and the province of Buenos Aires, which is associated with summer vacations and high population mobility towards tourist areas, making it even more of a concern.

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Measles – Europe

UN health officials report the number of measles cases reported in Europe from January to October 2019 exceeds the total cases for 2018 and nearly quadruples 2017s total. 101,280 measles cases were reported during the first ten months of 2019, including 44 deaths.

Dengue Fever – Philippines

In an update on the dengue fever outbreak in the Philippines, health officials now report 414,532 cases through November 30. In addition, 1,546 dengue related deaths have been recorded. These numbers are significantly higher than the 222,849 cases including 1,122 deaths reported during the same period in 2018.

Pneumonia – China

China on Friday confirmed more cases of a mystery viral pneumonia that has sparked fears about a resurgence of SARS, the flu-like virus that killed hundreds of people more than a decade ago. The 44 cases, up from the initial 27 announced on Tuesday, include 11 “severe cases”, health authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan said in a statement.