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Covid-19

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

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Monkeypox, Typhoid, Plague – DR Congo

From 1 January – 28 July 2022, the Democratic Republic of the Congo reported 2,266 suspected including 163 confirmed cases from 116 health zones across 20 provinces.

In 2022, from the beginning of the year to 10 July 2022, 1,021,535 suspected cases of typhoid fever including 471 deaths were recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

DRC reports 537 suspected plague cases in the health zone of Rethy, located in Djugu territory, Ituri province, DR Congo for the four month period of 27 Mar 2022 to 31 Jul 2022.

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic Fever – Iraq

In a brief statement, the ministry stated that the number of hemorrhagic fever cases rose to 273, while 49 deaths were recorded.

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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Iraq

The Iraqi Ministry of Health announced on Thursday that the number of confirmed Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever cases has increased to 225 from 208 cases last week.

Plague – DR Congo

On 04 April 2022, the Provincial Health Division (DPS) of the province of Ituri declared a resurgence of the Bubonic Plague epidemic in the health zone of Rethy, in the territory of Djugu. From 27 Mar 2022 to 26 Jun 2022, 91 days of the epidemic, the health zone of Rethy, located in Djugu territory, Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), continues to report plague cases. A total of 351 suspected cases of plague have been reported, representing an attack rate of 0.14% with 5 deaths (case fatality rate 1.4%).

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Monkeypox

Brazil – The Municipal Health Department (SMS) confirms the first case of monkeypox (monkeypox) in the capital of São Paulo. The 41-year-old man, according to a preliminary investigation, passed through Portugal.

Plague – DR Congo

A first case of pneumonic plague was recorded Thursday, June 2, in the health zone of Rethy, in the territory of Djugu (Ituri).

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Anthrax – Sierra Leone

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone has declared an outbreak of human anthrax in the country after identifying 3 lab confirmed cutaneous anthrax cases in Karene district. This is subsequent to an investigation of 7 suspected anthrax cases, all residing in Buya chiefdom.

Polio – Pakistan

The Pakistan Polio Eradication Programme reported today on the fourth wild poliovirus case of the year in North Waziristan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The 13-month-old boy had an onset of paralysis on 5 May in Mir Ali.

DR Congo – Multiple Outbreaks

Cholera: In 2022 through May 1, 5,485 suspected cholera cases including 79 deaths (CFR: 1.4%) were recorded in 54 health zones across 11 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Measles: From 1 January to 1 May 2022, 47,514 suspected measles cases and 684 deaths (CFR 1.4%) were reported in 349 health zones in 26 provinces.

Monkeypox: In the first four months of 2022, DRC has reported 1,238 monkeypox cases, including 57 deaths (CFR 4.6%).

Plague: Through May 1, DRC has seen 88 cases of plague, including 2 deaths (2.0% CFR). Lokpa remains the epicentre reporting 95% of cases reported this year.

Typhoid fever: In 2022, through May 1, 634,401 suspected cases of typhoid fever including 279 deaths were recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In addition, outbreaks of yellow fever, meningitis and circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) are reported and being monitored.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Monkeypox – DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has tallied 1,088 monkeypox cases during the first three months of 2022, according to the latest information from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Plague – DR Congo

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), through April 17 this year, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported 56 cases of bubonic plague, including two deaths.

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Covid-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Brazil

Health officials in Minas Gerais, Brazil are reporting 814 probable and 178 confirmed dengue fever cases through January 20. No deaths from dengue have been confirmed to date.

DR Congo

Monkeypox – Health authorities reported an additional 189 total monkeypox cases. including two deaths in the past two weeks, bringing the country total for 2021 to 3,087 cases with 83 deaths (CFR 2.7%) through December 26.

Plague – Eight additional human plague cases were reported in the DRC since the last update two weeks prior. This year through December 26, 138 suspected pneumonic plague cases including 14 deaths (CFR: 10.1%) were reported in eight health zones in Ituri province.

Polio – The World Health Organization reports two additional circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases, bringing the total for 2021 to 19 confirmed.

Wildlife

Resurgent Rodents

Australia’s disastrous mouse plague is growing rapidly again as the country leaves wintertime and approaches the summer growing season.

Following a lull in recent months, experts warn that farmers could again be forced to destroy their crops if they become contaminated by the pests’ droppings or decaying bodies.

The losses and emotional toll inflicted last autumn by untold hundreds of millions of the marauding mice created economic and mental health crises for many growers. Wildlife experts say that the poisons used by farmers to help control the ravenous hordes have also killed large clusters of cockatoos and other creatures.

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Disease

Covid-19

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

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African Swine Fever -0 Dominican Republic

On July 28, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) reported samples collected from pigs in the Dominican Republic were positive for African Swine Fever (ASF). This is the first time the disease was seen in the Americas in 40 years.

Plague – Madagascar

As of September 16, a total of 38 suspected cases of pulmonary plague including 19 confirmed and 6 death cases (CFR= 15.8%) are reported so far. The cases have all been from the Itasy region.

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Covid-19

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

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Plague – Wyoming, USA

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) announced Wednesday the detection of a rare but serious case of pneumonic plague in a northern Fremont County resident.

Anthrax – Spain

The appearance of two almost simultaneous outbreaks of anthrax (in Ciudad Real and Badajoz) have set off veterinary alarms. The first of the outbreaks, registered in the La Mancha town of Poblete, affected 26 cows, the second outbreak is located in Navalvillar de Pela and in Talarrubia (Badajoz), where 12 horses have already died.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Plague – Madagascar

In a follow-up, the World Health Organization (WHO) says on August 29, in the Itasy region, in the Arivonimamo health district, an alert was received by the health authorities regarding cases of Pulmonary Plague. As of September 3, a total of 30 suspected cases of pulmonary plague including 12 confirmed and 7 death cases (CFR=23%) are reported so far.

Bird Flu – China

Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reports monitoring a human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in mainland China, the 18th case reported in the past year.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Plague – Madagascar

Seven people, including a child, died from this pneumonic plague between August 25 and 30, according to a Russian media report citing the local Ministry of Health. Three patients died in a medical facility, the rest of the disease was diagnosed during a postmortem examination. Currently, 22 patients are being treated.

Syphilis – Japan

Since our last report on the Japanese syphilis situation in mid-July 2021, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo reported more than 1300 additional cases, including 100 cases in just the week ending August 25. This brings the cumulative total to 4349 syphilis cases through the end of August.

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Covid-19

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

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Plague – China

The Health Commission of Ningxia has reported a confirmed bubonic plague case in capital Yinchuan, imported from North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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Covid-19

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

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Tetanus – Russia

In August, two cases of tetanus among children were registered in the Altai Territory in southern Siberia, according to the regional department of Rospotrebnadzor. Their parents refused to vaccinate against this disease.

Leptospirosis – India

Health officials in the heavily populated Maharashtra state, India, are reporting 184 cases to date this year.

Plague – USA

New Mexico state health officials reported the first human case of bubonic plague in the state this year Friday. The patient – a resident of Torrance County – is being treated in a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Tetanus – Dominican Republic

Health officials in the Dominican Republic have reported 19 tetanus cases so far this year, which has resulted in six fatalities, according to epidemiological surveillance.

Plague – Colorado, USA

According to a report in the Durango Herald today, local health officials say a sample of fleas collected in south central La Plata County has tested positive for Yersinia pestis, the bacterial agent of plague.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Typhoid – DR Congo

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 716,494 suspected cases of typhoid fever, including 198 deaths, were recorded in selected health zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Plague – DR Congo

Since the beginning of the year, Ituri province in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported a total of 117 suspected cases of bubonic and pulmonary plague and 13 deaths.