Disease

Dengue Fever – France

In a follow-up on the locally-acquired dengue fever cases in metropolitan France, Public Health France now reports 57 indigenous cases of dengue as of September 26, 2022.

Dengue Fever – Malaysia

The Malaysia Ministry of Health reports the number of dengue fever cases reported in 2022 to date have more than doubled the numbers seen during the same period in 2021. Through September 24, Malaysia has seen a cumulative 42,084 cases compared to 19,423 cases for the same period in 2021.

Ebola – Uganda

The Uganda Ministry of Health reported today an update on the Sudan Virus Disease (SVD) outbreak. They reported four new confirmed cases and one death, bringing the cumulative confirmed totals to 35 cases and seven deaths.

Malaria spike linked to amphibian die-off in Central America

Dozens of species of frogs, salamanders and other amphibians quietly disappeared from parts of Latin America in the 1980s and 2000s, with little notice from humans, outside of a small group of ecologists. Yet the amphibian decline had direct health consequences for people.

The study links an amphibian die-off in Costa Rica and Panama with a spike in malaria cases in the region. At the spike’s peak, up to 1 person per 1,000 annually contracted malaria that normally would not have had the amphibian die-off not occurred.

Stable ecosystems underpin all sorts of aspects of human well-being, including regulating processes important for disease prevention and health. If we allow massive ecosystem disruptions to happen, it can substantially impact human health in ways that are difficult to predict ahead of time and hard to control once they’re underway.

From the early 1980s to the mid-1990s, a deadly fungal pathogen called Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, or “Bd,” traveled across Costa Rica, devastating amphibian populations. This amphibian chytrid fungus continued its path eastward across Panama through the 2000s. Globally, the pathogen led to the extinction of at least 90 amphibian species, and to the decline of at least 500 additional species.

Shortly after the mass die-off of amphibians in Costa Rica and Panama, both countries experienced a spike in malaria cases.

Disease

Ebola – Uganda

In a follow-up on the Ebola (Sudan) outbreak in Uganda, the Ministry of Health reported today that four additional cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 11. In addition, three new deaths were reported, bringing the cumulative deaths to 11 (including confirmed and probable deaths).

Malaria – Costa Rica

In a follow-up on the malaria situation in Costa Rica, data from the epidemiology area of ​​the regional director of the CCSS shows 318 malaria cases in the North Zone.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Rabies – South Africa

South African health officials report in the last month, two cases of rabies were reported in two children from the Eastern Cape province. As of 25 August, 2022, South Africa reported ten laboratory-confirmed rabies. Furthermore, five deaths from probable rabies have been reported from the Eastern Cape Province.

Ebola – Uganda

Uganda health officials reported six new confirmed cases of Ebola, bringing the total number of people infected to seven. One death has been reported. The confirmed cases are Sudan ebolavirus. Forty-three contacts have been identified and 10 people suspected to have caught the virus are receiving treatment at the regional referral hospital in Mubende.

Malaria – Pakistan

The death toll from malaria and other diseases tearing through Pakistan’s flood-ravaged regions reached 324, authorities said on Wednesday. Hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the floods were living in the open. Stagnant floodwaters, spread over hundreds of kilometres, may take two to six months to recede. Already they have led to widespread cases of skin and eye infections, diarrhoea, malaria, typhoid and dengue fever.

Disease

Malaria – Panama

he Panama Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Friday that, at the national level, a total of 4,076 accumulated cases of malaria are registered according to the latest report issued by the Department of Epidemiology.

Dengue Fever – Taiwan

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced four new cases of local dengue fever, all living in Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung City. The CDC stated that none of the four cases had a recent history of domestic or foreign travel. There have been nine local cases of dengue fever in Taiwan so far this year.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Climate Diseases

More than half of diseases that infect humans from pathogens such as viruses and bacteria have been made worse by the deepening climate emergency, according to a new report. Researchers at the University of Hawaii reviewed more than 70,000 studies of all known infections and pathogenic diseases that have ever affected humanity, and looked at how global heating has affected them.

Writing in Nature Climate Change, they say diseases such as Zika, malaria, dengue and even COVID-19 have been made more severe to humans by climate-related events such as extreme rainfall, floods, drought, heat waves and wildfires. They add that altered rainfall patterns have expanded the ranges of disease-carrying pests such as ticks, fleas and mosquitoes, which carry malaria, Lyme disease, West Nile virus and other illnesses.

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Spain

The Ministry of Health has confirmed two new cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in two men – one of them deceased – residing in the Bierzo region (León).

Monkeypox – Peru

To date, Peru has registered 583 cases of the monkeypox in 14 regions and there have already been 221 epidemiological discharges.

Malaria – Peru

CDC Peru reported that during epidemiological week 30, 15,381 cases of malaria have been reported since the beginning of 2022. These notifications include 4 deaths from autochthonous transmission; of which, 3 deaths were in young children.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Malaria – Madagascar

From the beginning of the year through June 5, 2022, Madagascar has reported 543,994 cases and 68 deaths (CFR 0.01%), according to the World Health Organization.

Yellow Fever – Uganda

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports a total of 200 cases of suspected yellow fever in Uganda since the beginning of 2022 to 26 June 2022 with no deaths reported.

Marbuurg Virus – Ghana

Ghana is on high alert over its first outbreak of the Ebola-like Marburg virus. It comes after the World Health Organisation collaborated with the country to test two suspected cases of the infectious disease early in July. Those tests have just come back positive. Both cases, which were unrelated, died.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Monkeypox

New York City, USA – According to the New York City Department of Health, as of July 5, 111 people in the city have tested positive for monkeypox.

Peru – Health authorities have confirmed 12 new cases of monkeypox, bringing the total to 15 in the country.

Alberta, Canada – A total of 8 adult cases of monkeypox have now been identified in Alberta.

Florida, USA – The Florida Department of Health has reported four confirmed/probable monkeypox cases in the Tampa Bay area as of July 4. To date, 63 total cases have been reported in the state from 10 counties.

Malaria – Costa Rica

The Costa Rica Ministry of Health reported last week that from Jan. 1 to June 18 this year, 256 cases of malaria have been recorded.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Leptospirosis – Brazil

Heavy rains in Petrópolis (Rio de Janeiro) in February has caused cases of leptospirosis to rise dramatically. In the first three months of the year, Petrópolis registered 99 probable cases of the disease, compared to only three notifications in the same period last year.

Malaria – Venezuela

The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that Venezuela registered 2,796 cases of malaria during the first two epidemiological weeks of 2022.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Typhoid Fever – DR Congo

In January 2022, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) saw 142,383 suspected cases of typhoid fever including 45 deaths. Approximately 1.4 million typhoid cases were reported in 2021.

Monkeypox – Central African Republic

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports four cases of monkeypox, including 2 deaths during the last week of February in the Central African Republic. The cases were reported in the health districts of Mbaïki and Bimbo. Monkeypox is in the same family of viruses as smallpox but generally causes a milder infection.

Malaria – Venezuela

Falcón State, in northern Venezuela continues to report malaria cases. In the last quarter of 2021, 380 indigenous cases were registered, and so far in 2022, 134 have been recorded through the first seven weeks.

Dengue fever – Singapore

Singapore reported today the weekly reported dengue cases are rising sharply, with 264 cases recorded in the week ending 5 March 2022 – 65 cases more than in the previous week. As of the week ending 5 March 2022, there have been more than 1,500 reported dengue cases this year.

Leptospirosis – New Caledonia

Since the beginning of the year, 83 leptospirosis cases have been reported in New Caledonia. In addition, one death has been recorded. The disease is occurs every year during the rainy season. Last year, 229 cases and four deaths were registered.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Malaria – Nicaragua

Nicaragua closed the year 2021 with the second highest number of malaria cases in the last two decades. According to the Epidemiological Bulletin 46, through the last week of November 2021, there were 21,030 cases in the country.

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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Malaria – South Sudan

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced monitoring a malaria outbreak in South Sudan. According to the latest data, from the beginning of 2021 through December 19, 3,707,252 total malaria cases were reported in the east/central African country. In addition, 2,923 deaths were recorded.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Malaria –  Global

According to WHO’s latest World malaria report, there were an estimated 241 million malaria cases and 627 000 malaria deaths worldwide in 2020. This represents about 14 million more cases in 2020 compared to 2019, and 69 000 more deaths.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Malaria – Costa Rica

Costa Rica health authorities report an increase in malaria cases in the last four weeks in the Northern Zone, prompting reinforcement of the epidemiological fence operation in the border corridor. Local health services confirmed that there was a total of 138 cases as of November 27, of which 13 are relapses in people infected previously.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Malaria – DR Congo

More than 10,000 cases of malaria have been identified in the Kasai-Oriental province in the space of only one week. This upsurge in malaria cases is accompanied by a very high case fatality rate in this part of the country.