Malaria prompts travel notice for Praia, Cape Verde

A malaria outbreak in the capital city of Praia, Cape Verde has prompted federal health officials to issue a travel notice for the archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa. Recently, there has been a substantial increase in malaria in Praia on São Tiago Island (also known as Santiago Island). Public health authorities in Cape Verde […] The post Malaria prompts travel notice for Praia, Cape Verde appeared first on Outbreak…

August 20, 2017
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‘Somalia is facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world’: WHO

As millions of people in Somalia remain trapped in a devastating cycle of hunger and disease, WHO and health partners are working with national health authorities to save lives and reach the most vulnerable with essential health services. More than 2 years of insufficient rainfall and poor harvests have led to drought, food insecurity and […] The post ‘Somalia is facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world’:…

August 17, 2017
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Malaria situation in Burundi shows improvement, still serious

In a follow-up on the malaria outbreak in Burundi, the World Health Organization (WHO) says the situation has shown marked improvement in the last weeks, though the overall situation remains serious. While improvement is noted, officials say even with a declining in cases in recent weeks, the number of cases are still much higher than last […] The post Malaria situation in Burundi shows improvement, still serious appeared first on Outbreak…

August 16, 2017
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South Africa: Diphtheria outbreak in Western Cape

Officials with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa are reporting a diphtheria outbreak that has affected four people, including one fatality, according to a local media report today. The four cases were reported in Helderberg in the Western Cape. The patients include a mother and two children and a neighbor. It is not […] The post South Africa: Diphtheria outbreak in Western Cape appeared first on Outbreak News…

August 15, 2017
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Uganda issues viral hemorrhagic fever alert

On Monday, the Uganda Ministry of Health received a report of a suspect viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) death in Luwero district. The case, a 20-year old female presented with a high fever, dizziness and blood secretion from her ears and mouth. In addition, three other female patients have been admitted to Bishop Asili Hospital and are observation, according […] The post Uganda issues viral hemorrhagic fever alert appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

August 14, 2017
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Measles outbreak reported in Uganda districts

The Uganda Ministry of Health has reported a measles outbreak in the districts of Kampala and Wakiso, according to Prof. Anthony Mbonye, acting Director of Health Services. All the 5 divisions of Kampala, as well as several suburbs in Wakiso District, are affected. To date, 67 measles cases have been identified by surveillance and of this total, seven cases […] The post Measles outbreak reported in Uganda districts appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

August 13, 2017
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Polio update: More cVDPV2 reported in Syria, DRC

Additional cases of type 2 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) have been reported recently in both Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) this week. Syria Three new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were officially confirmed at WHO headquarters in the past week, bringing the […] The post Polio update: More cVDPV2 reported in Syria, DRC appeared first on Outbreak…

August 12, 2017
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