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02 Dec 2016 description

To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015.

In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases. Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 17 November 2016, no new country or territory has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas.

29 Nov 2016 description

DESTACADOS

• Más de 1.4 millones de personas en necesidad de asistencia humanitaria en Cuba y Haití, tras el paso del huracán Matthew.

• 12.5 millones de personas afectadas por desastres en 2016. La sequía y los huracanes son los principales desastres.

• Seis meses después del terremoto en Ecuador, US$26.9 millones han sido financiados de los $72.8 solicitados en el Llamamiento Internacional.

29 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• More than 1.4 million people need humanitarian assistance in Cuba and Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

• Some 12.5 million people have been affected by disasters in 2016. Droughts and hurricanes have caused the worst impacts .

• Six months after the Ecuador earthquake, US$26.9 million has been funded of the $72.8 international appeal

• A study shows that gender equality in humanitarian action is most effective when it focuses on protecting the rights and long-term well -being of the most vulnerable people.

29 Nov 2016 description
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Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2015 and 1996 to 2015

24 Nov 2016 description

1.0 The Situation:

Hurricane Matthew, the 5th named hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season, was formed near the Windward Islands on September 28, 2016. As a Tropical Storm, Matthew impacted Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday September 28, 2016. As a Hurricane, Matthew impacted Jamaica on the 3rd; Haiti on the 4th and The Commonwealth of the Bahamas during 4th - 6th October, 2016.

18 Nov 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015. In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 3 November 2016, Montserrat has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas

17 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o Argentina and Guadeloupe

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

16 Nov 2016 description

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that as of 14th November, 2016 twenty four (24) confirmed cases of Zika have been recorded in the Bahamas. Twenty two (22) on the island of New Providence, one (1) on the island of Bimini and one (1) on the island of Eleuthera. All cases sought medical attention after having symptoms suggestive of Zika virus infection. All patients have been treated for associated symptoms and are doing well. Based on the histories received from the cases it has been determined that there is a mix of travel associated and local transmission.

15 Nov 2016 description

PORT AU PRINCE (UNHCR) – A UNHCR-chartered cargo plane carrying emergency relief supplies including shelter materials and solar lamps for 80,000 people arrived in Port au Prince on Monday as the UN Refugee Agency stepped up efforts to ensure vital humanitarian aid reaches thousands of people in Haiti and the Bahamas still reeling from the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew last month.

“The people of Haiti are suffering tremendously,” said Roland Weil, the UNHCR representative in Haiti, who was on hand for delivery of the fresh relief supplies.

10 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o Montserrat, Palau

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

05 Nov 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 7 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous , vector - borne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015 .In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.Since th e last Zika Epidemiological Update o fOctober 2016 , no additional countries and/or territories have confirmed vector - borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas ( Figure 1 ) .

04 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o Bolivia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Viet Nam

02 Nov 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 47 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos por transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika y cinco países notificaron casos de Zika transmitidos sexualmente. Desde la Actualización Epidemiológica del 6 de octubre de 2016, no hay nuevos países/territorios que han confirmado transmisión vectorial autóctona (Figura 1).

A continuación, se presenta un resumen de la situación epidemiológica de Zika por sub regiones.

América del Norte

02 Nov 2016 description

CHUB CAY, The Berry Islands, The Bahamas -- After viewing the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Matthew on Chub Cay, Minister with responsibility for Hurricane Relief and Restoration the Hon. Shane Gibson pointed out, on October 31, 2016 that Chub Cay’s damage affects residents of North Andros, many of whom are still attempting to restore their lives after the Hurricane's onslaught on that nearby island.

29 Oct 2016 description

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that as of 28th October, 2016 eighteen (18) confirmed cases of Zika have been recorded on the island of New Providence. All cases sought medical attention after having symptoms suggestive of Zika virus infection. All patients have been treated for associated symptoms and are doing well. Based on the histories received from the cases it has been determined that there is a mix of travel associated and local transmission.

27 Oct 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

26 Oct 2016 description

Authored by: Eric Rose

Source: Bahamas Information Services

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie praised the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), on October 25, 2016, for "another wonderful gesture in support of a disaster and its impact" on The Bahamas, in the form of its donation of $300,000 to Hurricane Matthew damage in the region -- inclusive of direct donations of $100,000 to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Bahamas Red Cross, respectively.