Strains in Africa are becoming more drug resistant.
Legionella continues to be the most common cause of outbreaks linked to drinking water and also fuels many outbreaks linked to environmental water exposure.
Rates of gonorrhea and genital chlamydia infection in Australia have been increasing for several years (1,2). The following charts were generated by a tool in GIDEON, which converts yearly incidence data into rates per 100 000, and combines graphs selected by the user (3). Note that trends in the United States parallel those of Australia, with lower rates for individual diseases reported in the latter. Rates (per 100 000) of granuloma inguinale in Australia bear a striking resemblance to those
The state Secretary of Health confirmed this [Tue 7 Nov 2017], the 2nd case of yellow fever in humans in Itatiba [Sao Paulo, SP].
The patient, 68 years old, remained hospitalized in the Unicamp hospital in Campinas, without forecasted release. On [17 Oct 2017], the municipal government said that a 76-year-old died of yellow fever in the city.
According to a note issued by the Itatiba municipal government at the time, the individual lived on the border with Jundiai (SP), a municipality
Tropical Race 4 of Panama disease (TR4 of Fusarium wilt) is spreading to new localities in Asia and the Middle East, [due to] expansion of Cavendish banana production. The 1st incidences in Laos and Viet Nam have just been reported [see links below].
The 1st global campaign to address the disease has just been launched by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and partners [see link below]. Currently, the only [control] option are Cavendish variants bred in Taiwan,
Farmers have been urged to up their vigilance after the bluetongue virus was detected at a farm in Kendal.
Movement restrictions are in place at the unidentified premises while the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) rules out spreading by local midges.
The disease was found in 32 cattle imported from an area in France where the disease is prevalent.
Two of the animals were found in Kendal, and experts are stressing the need for farmers in South Lakeland to vaccinate their stock
- Ten (10) new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week from Mayadeen and Boukamal districts, Deir Ez-Zor governorate. Isolates from some cases had been laboratory pending for some time. The most recent case (by date of onset) remains [25 Aug 2017]
- The total number of cVDPV2 cases is 63
- IPV will be offered to children 2-23 moths in areas of Damascus and Rural Damascus with large IDP populations in the upcoming Sub-National Immunization Days (SNIDs) targeting children
In the past, the city has experienced outbreaks of dengue, Zika, and chikungunya that were spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
The study highlights ADE, when previous virus exposure enhances disease response.
Malaria has broken again the record of last 4 years. According to latest reports released by the anti-malaria headquarters of the South Delhi municipal corporation till [Sat 4 Nov 2017] altogether 552 cases of malaria have been reported while 423 cases were reported for the same period in 2016, 305 cases in 2015, 193 cases in 2014 and 456 cases in 2013.
Altogether 82 cases of malaria have been reported from each of North and South Corporations while East Delhi has reported 50 cases of
Suspected cases = 910 996
Associated deaths = 2195
Case fatality rate = 0.24 percent
Governorates affected = 96 percent (22 of 23)
Districts affected = 92 percent (305 of 333)
Key cholera indices per governorate
Governorate / Cases / Deaths / CFR / Population / Attack rate per 100 000
Amran / 89 411 / 170 / 0.19 percent / 1 160 559 / 770.41
Al Mahwit / 52 777 / 145 / 0.27 percent / 730 209 / 722.77
Al Dhale'e / 46 721 / 81 / 0.17 percent / 731 496
On 8 and 15 Sep 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 2 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China.
Details of the case-patients
On 8 Sep 2017, the NHFPC reported one laboratory-confirmed human case of infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. The case-patient is a 67-year-old male from Hunan province who developed symptoms on 27 Aug 2017,
On 17 Oct 2017, the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MoH) notified WHO of a confirmed outbreak of Marburg virus disease in Kween district, Eastern Uganda. The Ministry for Health officially declared the outbreak on 19 Oct 2017.
As of [3 Nov 2017], the 3 cases that have been previously reported (2 confirmed and one probable case, the latter being the index case) have died, thus, resulting in an overall case-fatality rate of 100 percent. The cases were epidemiologically linked and come from one
The Health Directorate General (DGS) of Portugal announced on [Mon 6 Nov 2017], the deaths of 2 people following a [legionellosis] outbreak in Lisbon.
The outbreak occurred at Sao Francisco Xavier Hospital, and caused the death of a 77-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman. 26 other people were diagnosed with the same infection.
The outbreak that broke out at Sao Francisco Xavier Hospital was detected on [31 Oct 2017]. It was determined to have originated in the facility's water