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

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Schistosomiasis – Kenya

Some 200 children in Boni forest, Garissa County, Kenya have been stricken by an outbreak of schistosomiasis, aka bilharzia and diarrhea due to drinking contaminated water, according to a report in The Star. The affected children are from Kiangwe, Mangai, Milimani and Basuba villages inside the dense Boni forest.

Leishmaniasis – Panama

According to the Panama Ministry of Health, 22 leishmaniasis cases were reported, including adults and children in the province of Bocas del Toro in the north eastern part of the country. Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease spread by the bite of the female sandfly.

Malaria – Niger

Since the beginning of the year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports 2,297,488 confirmed malaria cases through routine surveillance in Niger through September 19. Of this total, 2,124 deaths were recorded (CFR 0.1%).

Meningitis – DR Congo

In a follow-up on the meningitis outbreak in Panga, Banalia territory in the Kisangani district of Tshopo Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as of October 4, 2021, 1,470 cases have been reported including 192 deaths (CFR= 13.1%).

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