RSS WHO Updates

  • Yellow fever – Brazil April 18, 2019
    In Brazil, seasonal increases of yellow fever have historically occurred between December and May.
  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo April 11, 2019
    The rise in number of Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases observed in the North Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues this week. During the last 21 days (20 March to 9 April 2019), 57 health areas within 11 health zones reported new cases; 40% of the 141 health areas affected to […]
  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo April 4, 2019
    This past week saw a marked increase in the number of Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. During the last 21 days (13 March to 2 April 2019), 57 health areas within 12 health zones reported new cases; 42% of the 135 health areas affected to date (Table 1 […]
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia March 29, 2019
    From 1 through 28 February 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 68 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 10 deaths. Of the 68 MERS cases reported in February, 19 cases occurred in cities other than Wadi Aldwasir. This Disease Outbreak News update describes the 19 cases. […]

RSS Zika Updates

RSS Dengue Updates

  • Europe under major threat from vector-borne diseases April 15, 2019
    Researchers presenting at ECCMID have warned that vector-borne diseases are on the rise and threatening to spread into many parts of Europe.
  • Geographical range of vector-borne diseases expands rapidly, shows research April 15, 2019
    New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases in Amsterdam, Netherlands shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis is expanding rapidly.
  • Innovative model identifies primate species with potential to transmit Zika in the Americas March 19, 2019
    In the Americas, primate species likely to harbor Zika - and potentially transmit the virus - are common, abundant, and often live near people. So reports a new study published today in Epidemics. Findings are based on an innovative model developed by a collaborative team of researchers from Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and IBM […]
  • New sensing tool could aid in early detection of Dengue virus March 12, 2019
    Dr Paulo Rocha from the University of Bath's Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering is developing a low-cost integrative sensing tool for early detection of Dengue virus, using a novel platform containing electrical sensors to investigate the behavior of human cells infected with Dengue virus.