Cholera – South Africa

The death toll of people who died from cholera during an outbreak in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, has risen to 12. On Sunday Gauteng MEC for health and wellness confirmed the cholera outbreak in Hammanskraal after hundreds of people presented with gastrointestinal symptoms. The City of Tshwane has urged Hammanskraal residents not to drink tap water.

Measles – South Africa

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in South Africa, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 1,004 confirmed measles cases from October 2022 through May 11, 2023. A measles outbreak has been declared in all the provinces in South Africa except for the Eastern Cape.

Dengue Fever – Argentina

The Argentina Ministry of Health reported that during the current dengue and other arboviruses season starting July 31, 2022 through May 14, 2023, 100,675 cases of dengue were registered in Argentina, of which 93,844 are autochthonous.

Dengue Fever – Sri Lanka

In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Sri Lanka, an elevated level of dengue fever activity has been reported nationwide in Sri Lanka. Since the beginning of 2023, the National Dengue Control Unit (NDCU) in Sri Lanka has reported 35,419 dengue cases, with approximately half from the Western Province.

Dengue Fever, Chikungunya – Paraguay

The epidemiological scenario of arboviral diseases in Paraguay reflects the consolidation of the gradual decline in chikungunya, after eight consecutive weeks with fewer cases than reported in Epidemiological Week 11, which was the last peak so far in 2023, with 6,721 confirmed.

On the other hand, a gradual increase in the number of dengue cases is identified. So far this year, there have been 3,928 accumulated cases of the disease nationwide. The highest proportion of those affected (54%) is located in Central, Boquerón and Asunción.

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