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26 Jul 2016 description

20 DE JULIO DE 2016 | GINEBRA - En vísperas del 28 de julio, Día Mundial contra la Hepatitis, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) insta a los países a actuar con presteza para mejorar el conocimiento de estas enfermedades y para aumentar el acceso a las pruebas de detección y al tratamiento. En la actualidad, solo una de cada 20 personas que han contraído una hepatitis vírica sabe que están infectadas, y solo se trata a una de cada 100 personas que la padecen.

22 Jul 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 17 - 23 July 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever, influenzas A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) and Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea.

22 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • In Angola, as of 15 July 2016 a total of 3682 suspected cases have been reported, of which 877 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 361, of which 117 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 79 of 125 reporting districts.

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
report UN Population Fund

SALVADOR, Brazil – When 30-year-old Greicy Alves was diagnosed with Zika in her first trimester, it did not seem like a big deal. The disease was widely considered to be mild. But by the time her son, Gabriel, was born, Zika had been declared global health emergency. “It was about five days later that I realized the size of his head in comparison with other newborns,” she recalled. “That’s when it hit me.”

21 Jul 2016 description

Washington, 21 de julio de 2016 (OPS / OMS) - Científicos de Brasil, Colombia y Argentina, expertos de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) y la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), y funcionarios de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades de Estados Unidos (CDC) están analizando los detalles de la infección por el virus del Zika y sus efectos sobre el feto, esta semana, en una reunión técnica en Recife, Pernambuco esta semana.

21 Jul 2016 description

Washington, July 21, 2016 (PAHO/WHO)—Scientists from Brazil, Colombia and Argentina, experts from the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), and officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are probing the details of Zika virus infection and its effects on the fetus at a technical meeting in Recife, Pernambuco this week. They plan to advance toward defining exactly what Zika congenital syndrome would be, based on data they have collected so far.

20 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cereal production in 2016 forecast at lowest level in five years

  • Cereal imports for 2016 marketing year to increase to their highest level in five years

  • Yellow maize prices sharply decline during first half of July; wheat and wheat flour prices increase

Cereal production in 2016 forecast at lowest level in five years

18 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three months after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated the central and coastal provinces of Ecuador, 30,000 people remain in shelters.

  • UNHCR and OCHA are coordinating Protection Working Groups focused on the humanitarian impacts of violence in Northern Triangle countries.

  • The World Humanitarian Summit (Istanbul, Turkey, 23-24 May) was a pivotal moment for the global humanitarian agenda.

7.3 million people affected by disasters in 2016

16 Jul 2016 description

​​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health prefessionals on active public health threts. This issue covers the period 10-16 July 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, polio, West Nile virus, MERS, and yellow fever in Angola.

15 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • In Angola, as of 8 July 2016 a total of 3625 suspected cases have been reported, of which 876 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 357, of which 117 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 80 of 125 reporting districts.

14 Jul 2016 description

Summary

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.

13 Jul 2016 description

Washington, DC, 11 de Julio de 2016 (OPS/OMS)—Para continuar el combate eficaz contra los mosquitos que transmiten los virus del Zika, el dengue y el chikungunya, expertos de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) y de la Fundación Oswaldo Cruz de Brasil han entrenado a entomólogos de 11 países en las técnicas más actuales para supervisar y gestionar la resistencia a los insecticidas en los mosquitos Aedes aegypti.

13 Jul 2016 description

Introduction

For over a decade, the Global Risks Report series has shed light on the increasing interconnectedness and rapidly evolving nature of global risks. As of its 2015 edition, the Report has put forward actionable solutions to address global risks, the scope of which is beyond the domain of just one actor.

12 Jul 2016 description

Conclusions and options for response

Given the current circulation of Zika virus; the evidence of an association between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and congenital malformations of the central nervous system (CNS); the association between Zika virus infection and Guillain–Barré Syndrome (GBS) and the risk of local vector-borne transmission in Europe during the 2016 summer season, EU/EEA Member States are recommended to consider a range of mitigation measures.

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.

08 Jul 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health prefessionals on active public health threts. This issue covers the period 2-9 July 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, polio, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile virus and yellow fever in Angola.