Disease

Polio – Mozambique

In a follow-up on a wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case reported in Mozambique’s north-eastern Tete province in May, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) reported this week an additional three cases from Tete province. This brings the total number of cases in the country to four.

Chikungunya – Brazil

In a follow-up on the chikungunya situation in Brazil this year, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reports Brazil has seen 186,170 total cases, including 75,505 confirmed cases through July 16. 40 deaths have been recorded.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Rotavirus – Ukraine

In the first six months of 2022, 3,533 cases of rotavirus enteritis were registered in Ukraine, of which 3,388 were in children.

Polio – Pakistan

An 18-month child was paralyzed by wild polio in Lakki Marwat, the Pakistan Polio Laboratory in Islamabad confirmed on Friday. This is the thirteenth case in Pakistan this year.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Polio – New York, USA

The New York State Department of Health today alerted the public to a case of polio in a Rockland County resident. This is the first case of polio in the US in over a decade.

Newcastle disease – Denmark

Danish health officials announced the detection of Newcastle disease virus in two pigeon flocks at Næstved. The one pigeon flock was located in an animal colony in Stenbæksholm with around 1000 birds, primarily pigeons, but also hobby chickens and domestic birds. The second pigeon flock was 100 pigeons and located in Stenstrup.

Disease

Polio – Pakistan

Pakistani officials reported two additional wild polio cases this week in children in North Waziristan. One case proved fatal.

Measles – Afghanistan

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Afghanistan, UNICEF reports between January and the end of May 2022, there were 50,433 reported cases of measles and 309 deaths.

Monkeypox – USA

San Diego County health officials reported Wednesday that two probable cases of monkeypox have been identified.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Monkeypox – New York, USA

Two additional people tested positive for orthopoxvirus in NYC, which is presumed to be monkeypox. To date, seven cases have been identified. Including these two additional cases, the total confirmed monkeypox/orthopoxvirus cases stand at 27.

Legionnaires Disease – USA

In a follow-up on the cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in the Highbridge area of the Bronx, the NYC Health Department is currently investigating a community cluster of 25 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx. Two people have died and several others are currently hospitalized.

Polio – Pakistan

Pakistan officials report on the eighth wild poliovirus case of 2022 Friday. This most recent case is a 20-month-old boy was paralyzed by wild polio.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Polio – Pakistan

Pakistan officials report two more confirmed wild polio cases from North Waziristan, leaving a young boy and a girl paralyzed. Both children are 18-months old.

Disease

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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Polio – Mozambique

Mozambique health officials declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 after confirming that a child in the country’s north-eastern Tete province had contracted the disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This follows a report in February of an outbreak in Malawi. This is the first such case in Mozambique since 1992.

Monkeypox – Portugal

In a follow-up on the confirmed monkeypox cases reported in England, Portugal’s Direção-Geral da Saúde (DGS) reports more than 20 suspected cases of monkeypox infection in May, all in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region. Five of which have already been confirmed.

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease – Malaysia

In a follow-up on the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) outbreak in Malaysia, the Ministry of Health reported today a total of 31,661 cases of HFMD were reported through May 14. This is an increase of 15 times compared to 2021 during the same period (2121 cases).

Leishmaniasis – Panama

Last week, health authorities reported that there has been an increase in cases of Leishmaniasis in the country, according to a El Siglo report. He detailed that to date more than 240 have been reported, a higher number compared to previous years.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Oman

Just days after the World Health Organization (WHO) reported two Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases in Qatar, they now report on a case in Oman in the Arabian Peninsula.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Ebola – DR Congo

An Ebola virus disease outbreak has resurfaced in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo today declared an outbreak of Ebola after a case was confirmed in Mbandaka, a city in the north-western Equateur Province. This is the third outbreak in the province since 2018.

Hepatitis – Denmark

The Statens Serum Institut reported this week at present, cases of hepatitis without a known cause are seen in children in a number of countries in the world – including Denmark. Three cases have been seen here since December.

Polio – Pakistan

A 15-month-old boy was paralyzed by wild poliovirus in the first such case in 15 months. This is the third case of wild polio to be reported globally in 2022. The type-1 wild poliovirus (WPV1) was confirmed in the child from North Waziristan on 22 April 2022 by the Pakistan National polio laboratory.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Singapore

The Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA) reports the number of weekly dengue cases continues to rise sharply, even before the peak dengue season in June. For the first 15 weeks of 2022, officials report 4,493 dengue cases, approximately twice the total reported in the same period last year.

Polio – Israel

The State of Israel is in the throes of a polio outbreak. In the Jerusalem area and the surrounding area – 7 asymptomatic cVDPV3 cases have been reported and one child with paralysis since the index case in early March. All are not vaccinated.

Anthrax – Kazakhstan

Anthrax was detected in two residents of the Tyulkubas district of the Turkestan region.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Polio – Israel

The Israel Ministry of Health reported today a case of polio (child paralysis) in a 4-year-old child in Jerusalem who was unvaccinated. The source of the disease in this case, a polio virus that has undergone changes and may cause disease in those who are not vaccinated. This is the first case in Israel in over 30 years.

Rabies – India 

Two women in Vemulamada village in Movva mandal of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh, India have died from rabies two months after being bitten by a cat.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Polio – Malawi

UN officials have reported a type 1 wild poliovirus (WPV1) in a child suffering from paralysis in Tsabango, Lilongwe, Malawi. Malawi last recorded a case of wild poliovirus in 1992.

Disease

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.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Covid-19 – New Zealand

Auckland health officials reported a positive case of COVID-19 in a 58-year-old man who was unvaccinated–the first locally acquired case in six months. This prompted New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern to put the whole country on lockdown–7 days for Auckland and 3 days for the rest of the country.

Syphilis – Alberta, Canada

Health officials in the province say Alberta has not seen such high levels of syphilis since 1948. With 765 cases reported in the province during the first three months of 2021.

Polio – Uganda

The Ministry of Health has declared Polio a Public Health Emergency in Uganda following confirmation of positive laboratory tests from environmental samples in Kampala. The samples were collected from the sewage plants in Bugolobi and Lbigi which are two of the sentinel environmental surveillance sites in Kampala.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Polio – Afghanistan – Global

Afghanistan reported two additional wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases in Hilmand province, bringing the total to 56 in 2020 to date. The number of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) across countries in Africa and Asia and the Middle East rose by some 69 cases last week.