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  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo October 17, 2019
    The number of confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been relatively low in recent weeks, with 15 new confirmed cases reported in North Kivu and Ituri provinces during the epidemiological week of 7 October through 13 October (Figure 1).
  • Cholera – Republic of the Sudan October 15, 2019
    On 8 September, Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) notified WHO about a cholera outbreak in four localities in the Blue Nile State (BNS), south-eastern Sudan, bordering Ethiopia and South Sudan. The first case was detected on 28 of August 2019. From 28 August through 12 October 2019, a total of 278 suspected cholera cases, […]
  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo October 10, 2019
    The number of reported cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) consistently declined in recent weeks, with 14 new confirmed cases reported in North Kivu and Ituri provinces during the epidemiological week of 30 September through 6 October (Figure 1).
  • Yellow fever – Nigeria October 8, 2019
    On 29 August 2019, a suspected yellow fever case was reported from Kano state with a travel history to Yankari game reserve, Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA), Bauchi state, Nigeria. From 29 August through 22 September 2019, Nigeria reported an outbreak of yellow fever with an epi-centre in the Yankari game reserve of Alkaleri LGA, […]

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RSS Dengue Updates

  • Study: Socioeconomics influences mosquito-borne disease risk in Baltimore October 16, 2019
    Low-income urban neighborhoods not only have more mosquitoes, but they are larger-bodied, indicating that they could be more efficient at transmitting diseases. So reports a Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies-led study, published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, investigating how socioeconomics influences mosquito-borne disease risk in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Mutations in specific protein make dengue virus resistant to vaccines and therapeutics September 20, 2019
    Dengue virus infects about 400 million people annually around the world, with a high prevalence in tropical and sub-tropical regions.
  • Philippines declares return of Polio after 19 years September 20, 2019
    The eradication of polio or poliomyelitis has been a success story for many countries across the globe, including the Philippines. For nearly two decades, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the country’s Department of Health (DOH) declared the nation polio-free, thanks to immunization programs and efforts.
  • Low blood iron levels increase risk of Dengue September 17, 2019
    The more anemic you are, the more likely it is that you could spread dengue fever because mosquitoes feeding on your blood have a greater chance of picking up the virus. This was reported by a new study published in the journal Nature Microbiology on September 16, 2019.