Measles – Mauritania

The measles outbreak, which began in the last week of 2022 in Mauritania, has grown to 285 suspected cases of measles of which 186 cases were confirmed positive to date. In addition, three deaths have been reported.

Cholera – DR Congo

More than 70 cases of cholera were reported in the space of one week, from May 14 to 20, 2023, in the city of Bukavu (South Kivu).

Anthrax – Kenya

The World Health Organization reports on an anthrax outbreak in Muranga County in central Kenya. Since April 10, a total of 15 cases and three deaths (20% case fatality) have been reported. It is not disclosed how it was contracted.

Dengue and Chikungunya update – Brazil: Minas Gerais

Through May 15 this year, health officials in Minas Gerais state report 311,908 probable cases of dengue. Of this total, 149,091 cases were confirmed for the disease. There are 79 confirmed deaths from dengue in Minas Gerais and 118 deaths under investigation. To date, Brazil has reported 1.5 million total dengue fever cases, including 387 deaths, according to the Pan American Health Organization.

With regard to Chikungunya fever, 62,343 probable cases of the disease were registered, of which 29,343 were confirmed. So far, 18 deaths from Chikungunya have been confirmed in Minas Gerais and 17 are under investigation. Through May 6, Brazil has reported 124,270 total chikungunya cases, including 25 deaths.

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