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22 Jul 2016 description
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

21 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cereal production in 2016 forecast at record level
  • Maize exports in 2016/17 marketing year forecast at all‑time high
  • Wheat prices remain stable during first half of July, maize prices decline moderately

Cereal production in 2016 forecast at record level

08 Jul 2016 description

To date, 40 countries and territories have confirmed local, vectorial transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported Zika cases by sexual transmission (Argentina, Canada, Chile, Peru, and the United States of America). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 30 June 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

06 Jul 2016 description

A partir de un convenio firmado por la cartera sanitaria nacional y la Administración General de Puertos, la vacunación contra esa enfermedad será obligatoria solamente para los tripulantes de cruceros de pasajeros que procedan o hayan recalado en áreas endémicas.

05 Jul 2016 description

Global overview

What is La Niña?

La Niña is the cooling of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every three to five years, lasting from six to 24 months. The chances of La Niña following an El Niño episode are higher on average — half of the El Niño events are followed by a La Niña — and typically it affects global climate patterns in the opposite way El Niño does. The intensity of the La Niña climatic phenomenon generally peaks between October and January.

Purpose of this report

05 Jul 2016 description
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DESTACADOS:

  • TERREMOTO EN ECUADOR: El Gobierno ha evaluado unas 218,857 edificaciones en las provincias de Esmeraldas y Manabí, de estas 13,506 están afectadas y 3,270 destruidas.

  • INUNDACIONES EN GUATEMALA: Fuertes lluvias en el departamento de Izabal (1 de julio) provocaron el desborde del río Sumach que afectó a 300 personas. 50 viviendas se reportan con daños.

02 Jul 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 40 countries and territories have confirmed local, vectorial transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 23 June 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

Congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection

30 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION OVERVIEW

ZIKV continues to spread: 61 countries or territories around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.

5 LAC countries have reported person-toperson ZIKV transmission, probably via a sexual route.

Over 454,976 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 24 June 2016.

30 Jun 2016 description

Summary

 As of 29 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

28 Jun 2016 description

El río Paraná creció un centímetro, aunque se mantiene por debajo del nivel de alerta de 5,30 metros y de evacuación de 5,70 metros, mientras que el Salado también ascendió un centímetro y se encuentra a cuatro del nivel de alerta que es 4,70 metros.

24 Jun 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 40 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 16 June 2016, Anguilla has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

Congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection

23 Jun 2016 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 22 de junio de 2016.- El Directorio Ejecutivo del Banco Mundial aprobó hoy un nuevo proyecto para Argentina por US$200 millones que fortalecerá la gestión de la ciudad de Buenos Aires contra el riesgo de inundaciones y a favor de mejoras a sistemas de drenaje de las cuencas de los arroyos Cildáñez, Vega y Maldonado. El proyecto beneficiará de manera directa a 3 millones de personas.

23 Jun 2016 description

 As of 22 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

23 Jun 2016 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a new project for Argentina today totaling US$200 million to strengthen flood risk management in the city of Buenos Aires and improve drainage systems in the Cildáñez, Vega and Maldonado Stream basins. The project will directly benefit 3 million people.

23 Jun 2016 description

Washington, DC, 22 de junio de 2016 (OPS/OMS)--Las perspectivas a largo plazo para las Américas como resultado de la epidemia del virus del Zika son inciertas y es difícil medir el número de personas afectadas, pero la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) está respondiendo con una estrategia fuerte de cuatro niveles, para apoyar a sus países, señaló Sylvain Aldighieri, gerente de incidentes de la OPS para zika.

23 Jun 2016 description

Washington, DC, June 22, 2016 (PAHO/WHO)—The long-term outlook for the Americas resulting from the Zika virus outbreak is uncertain and the number of people affected is difficult to gauge, but the Pan American Health Organization is responding with a strong, four-tiered strategy to support its countries, according to Dr. Sylvain Aldighieri, PAHO's incident manager for Zika.

20 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Leah Selim

NEW YORK, United States of America, 17 June 2016 – The Executive Board makes field visits to UNICEF country offices each year, to gain a deeper understanding of the organization’s programmes and its collaborations with Governments and other key partners and stakeholders. This past April, two delegations travelled to Argentina and Côte d’Ivoire to learn more about how UNICEF’s activities in these countries are helping children to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential.