Disease

Covid-19

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

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Cholera – Benin

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported Tuesday that Benin reported its first epidemic wave of cholera between March and April, in the commune of So-Ava, Atlantique Department, with 103 cases including three laboratory-confirmed cases and no deaths. A second epidemic wave began in September 2021, with 1430 cases and 20 deaths from 1 September 2021 to 16 January 2022.

Disease

Covid-19

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

Malaria – South Africa

South African health authorities have issues a malaria alert. Despite South Africa entering its peak malaria season, many malaria cases are being misdiagnosed as COVID-19. Both malaria and COVID-19 have similar non-specific early symptoms including fever, chills, headaches, fatigue and muscle pain. Undiagnosed and untreated malaria rapidly progresses to severe illness, with a potentially fatal outcome.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Paraguay.

More than 300 dengue fever cases have been reported weekly in Paraguay in 2022 so far. To date, Paraguay has reported 630 total cases. Fifty-eight percent of cases have been reported in Central department and in Asunción.

Lassa fever – Nigeria

For the second week in a row, Nigerian health officials reported 48 confirmed Lassa fever cases in the country, bringing to total confirmed cases to 96 through January 16.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Brazil

Health officials in Minas Gerais, Brazil are reporting 814 probable and 178 confirmed dengue fever cases through January 20. No deaths from dengue have been confirmed to date.

DR Congo

Monkeypox – Health authorities reported an additional 189 total monkeypox cases. including two deaths in the past two weeks, bringing the country total for 2021 to 3,087 cases with 83 deaths (CFR 2.7%) through December 26.

Plague – Eight additional human plague cases were reported in the DRC since the last update two weeks prior. This year through December 26, 138 suspected pneumonic plague cases including 14 deaths (CFR: 10.1%) were reported in eight health zones in Ituri province.

Polio – The World Health Organization reports two additional circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases, bringing the total for 2021 to 19 confirmed.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Botulism – Ukraine

The Ukraine Ministry of Health reported 88 outbreaks of botulism in 2021, as a result of which 98 people became ill, including three children. Ten cases were fatal.

Syphilis – Japan

Health officials in Japan reported 7,873 syphilis cases in 2021, the highest number of cases in years.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Bird Flu – Spain

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced today an outbreak of avian influenza in domestic birds in Spain. The highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus on a farm in the province of Segovia, north of Madrid. The virus killed killed more than 900 fattening turkeys since last Friday at the Fuenterrebollo farm.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Rift Valley Fever – Uganda

Ugandan health officials report a Rift Valley Fever (RVF) outbreak in Kagadi district in the western part of the country. One man has died from the disease.

H5N1 avian influenza – Isle of Man

Officials with the Isle of Man government are reporting the first H5N1 avian influenza cases in birds on the Island. The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) responded on Friday after a bird keeper in Sulby found 11 of his geese dead near a pond on his property.

H9N2 Bird Flu – China

The Health Bureau in Macao reported four additional H9N2 avian influenza cases in Mainland China in late 2021. The four cases one male and three females, aged from 3 to 14 years old.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Anthrax – Uruguay

The Uruguay Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fishing reported Thursday outbreaks of anthrax in cattle, horses, and possibly humans, in the department of Rocha, in the eastern part of the country. In Uruguay, anthrax outbreaks occur in the summer months, with a peak in February. Anthrax spores are very resistant, being able to survive for years or decades in the soil, so the disease tends to be localized in certain high-risk areas.

England – Avian Malaria

Officials at the Dudley Zoo and Castle are reporting a huge loss of Humboldt penguins due to the parasitic disease, Avian malaria. The malarial infection killed 50 of the 69 penguin colony.

African Swine Fever – Thailand

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced the first cases of African swine fever (ASF) in Thailand. The outbreak in Wang Thonglang in the Bangkok Metro area affected three swine that all died. According to the report, the owner bought these pigs for companion purposes.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Lassa fever – Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 48 confirmed Lassa fever cases in the first week of 2022. This is up from 28 cases reported the last week of 2021. Two fatalities were reported, putting the case fatality rate at 4.2 percent.

Dengue Fever – Panama

One death and 21 confirmed cases of dengue were reported early in 2022 in the Metropolitan Region, according to authorities.