Philippines – The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) confirmed today the first imported novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) case.
Finland – The Finland National Institute of Health and Welfare reported today a traveler has been diagnosed with Wuhan coronavirus infection at the Central Hospital of Lapland. He is currently in isolation.
China – On Wednesday, 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 1737 new confirmed cases (the first confirmed case in Tibet), 131 new severe cases, and 38 new deaths. As of January 29, the National Health and Health Commission has received a cumulative report of 7711 confirmed cases, 31 cases of severe cases, 170 death cases.
Guinea Worm Disease – Chad
The Carter Center announced today that a provisional total of 53 cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2019, up from 28 cases reported in 2018.
Meningococcal Disease – Benin
An outbreak of meningococcal disease has been reported in the Banikora District of the Republic of Benin. Meningococcal disease includes infections of the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and bloodstream infections. The bacteria that cause meningococcal disease is spread through respiratory secretions, such as saliva, says the CDC