Disease

Covid-19

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

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Monkeypox – Wales

Public Health Wales (PHW) is reporting two cases of monkeypox identified in north Wales, according to multiple news reports. Health officials say the initial case was acquired overseas and both cases were identified in two people from the same household.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health (MOH) reported this week on a new case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The patient is a 63-year-old man from Almwaih City, Taif who had contact with camels. This is the ninth MERS case of 2021 in the Kingdom.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus – Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported this week a fatal case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in a 36-year-old male in Hafar Albatin city, Hafar Albatin. The deceased reportedly had contact with camels.

Swine Flu – Canada

The Manitoba, Canada government reported two separate cases of variant influenza viruses in the province in April in two separate areas of southern Manitoba. They appear to be isolated cases. One is a case of human influenza A(H1N2)v and one is a case of human influenza A(H1N1)v.

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 25 confirmed Lassa fever cases the week ending March 7, including one more death, bringing the country totals for 2021 to date to 161 cases and 32 deaths.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

In a follow-up report on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) situation in Saudi Arabia in 2021, on Thursday, the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health (MOH) reported two additional cases in people from Riyadh City.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, health officials have reported five Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases during the first two months of 2021. Of these five cases, all were primary cases, of whom three reported contact with camels. These five cases were reported in Riyadh (2), Makkah (2) and Eastern Province (1).

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Between 1 June through 31 December 2020, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported four additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) with one associated death.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health (MOH) have reported three confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection since December 1.

Lassa fever – Nigeria

Through the week ending Dec. 12, Nigerian health officials have reported a total of 1163 confirmed Lassa fever cases, of which, 241 were fatal cases, or 20.7 percent. This includes the five confirmed cases and one death reported last week.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported a laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection in a 51-year-old male in Riyadh City. This is the first reported case in some months.

Yellow Fever – Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports a fresh outbreak of yellow fever in two states. On the 2nd and 3rd of November 2020, NCDC was notified by the State Ministries of Health of Delta and Enugu States respectively, of cases presenting with symptoms indicative of a viral haemorrhagic fever. Most cases presented with fever, headache, fatigue, jaundice vomiting (with or without blood) among others. As at the 6th of November 2020, three samples from Delta and one sample from Enugu tested positive for yellow fever.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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MERS coronavirus 2020

Since the beginning of the year, 61 total Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases have been reported through October 6, mostly in Saudi Arabia. No new cases have been reported in several months. Of the 61 cases, 57 were reported from Saudi Arabia.

COVID-19 Immunity

People who survive serious COVID-19 infections have long-lasting immune responses against the virus, according to a new study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The study, published in Science Immunology, offers hope that people infected with the virus will develop lasting protection against reinfection.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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MERS coronavirus update

Global health officials have reported 61 Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases since the beginning of the year. The cases have been reported in Saudi Arabia (57), United Arab Emirates (2) and Qatar (1). Riyadh accounted for 25 of Saudi Arabia’s cases. 20 deaths have been reported in Saudi Arabia.

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Bulgaria

Officials with the Bulgarian National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases reported a Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) case during the week of June 7. This is the first case of CCHF of 2020 in Bulgaria.

Eastern equine encephalitis – Massachusetts, USA

Massachusetts state health officials reported Friday that eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Wild Poliovirus – Afghanistan

The number of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases reported in Afghanistan has risen to 26 after officials reported seven new cases during the past week.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Between 1 April and 31 May 2020, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported nine new cases of MERS-CoV infection, including five deaths.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Plague – DR Congo

After going several week without a reported human plague case in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), new cases were reported between mid-February and mid-March. Since the beginning of the year a total of 20 suspected bubonic plague cases with 7 deaths (case fatality ratio 35%) were notified.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

From 1 through 31 March 2020, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 15 additional cases of MERS-CoV infection, including five associated deaths.

African Swine Fever – India

News media from India are reporting that African swine fever has been detected in the country’s northeastern state of Assam, where the disease is said to have killed around 2,500 pigs. This is the first confirmed ASF outbreak in India,

Disease

COVID-19

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

From 1 through 29 February 2020, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 18 additional cases of MERS-CoV infection, including five associated deaths.

African Swine Fever – Poland

An outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) was confirmed on Monday on a farm near the village of Więckowice near Poznań in western Poland, less than 150km (93 miles) from the border with Germany. The outbreak is Poland’s second in 2020 and the first in the Poznań region, an important centre of pig farming.

There are just over 10,000 piglets on the farm that will have to be culled, local authorities said, but the eradication of the outbreak might be slowed by safety and social distancing measures imposed in Poland in order to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Disease

COVID-19

China – China reported 508 new cases and 71 new deaths on Tuesday in an outbreak of the coronavirus that has spread to other parts of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Europe, infecting more than 80,000 globally. The updates bring mainland China’s totals to 77,658 cases and 2,663 deaths.

South Korea, which reported 144 more cases of the new virus, bringing its total to 977 with ten deaths. Meanwhile, Iran’s death toll has risen to 15 among 64 reported cases.

The Italian Ministry of Health reports 219 people are infected with the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in Italy. Of these 5 people have died and one person has recovered.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

From 1 December 2019 through 31 January 2020, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 19 additional cases of MERS-CoV infection, including 8 associated deaths.

Measles – DR Congo

The measles outbreak that affected more than 300,000 people and killing more than 6,000 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last year continues into 2020, albeit slowing. Since the beginning of the year, 20,475 measles cases and 252 deaths have been reported.

Disease

Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV – United Arab Emirates

Health officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported an additional two (2) laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in January.

Novel Coronavirus

Bavaria – A ministry spokesman said in Munich that, the seventh locally acquired coronavirus case in Bavaria had been confirmed.

USA – The third case has been reported in California and the seventh case confirmed in the United States.

India – India health officials reported the first confirmed novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) case Thursday in Kerala.

Thailand – Thailand health officials reported five additional novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases– four in Chinese nationals and one in a Thai national. This brings the total to 19 cases in the Kingdom.

Italy – On Thursday, Italy reported the first two confirmed cases of infection in two Chinese tourists.

China Update – Chinese health authorities reported (computer translated) 2102 cases of new coronavirus infection today, including 46 deaths. As of January 31, the national health committee received 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported a total of confirmed cases 11791 cases (Jiangxi, Shaanxi Province, Gansu Province, each subtract 1 case), and a total of 259 deaths.

Disease

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The United Arab Emirates

On 29 December 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported one laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to WHO.

Mystery Disease Identified – China

The mysterious pneumonia outbreak that has struck dozens of people and put China on edge is from the same family of viruses as the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), according to Chinese scientists.

They’ve found a new coronavirus in 15 of 57 patients with the illness in the central city of Wuhan, Hubei province saying it has been preliminarily identified as the pathogen for the outbreak.