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25 Feb 2017 description

From 1 December 2016 to 22 February 2017, a total of 1336 cases of yellow fever infection (292 confirmed, 920 suspected, and 124 discarded), including 215 deaths (101 confirmed, 109 suspected, 5 discarded), have been detected in six states (Bahia, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Norte, São Paulo, and Tocantins). The estimated case fatality rate is 35% for confirmed cases and 12% for suspected cases. To date, the majority (86%) of the confirmed cases are men and of which, approximately 81% are aged between 21 and 60 years.

24 Feb 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 6 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and the Plurinational State of Bolivia, have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

The following is a situation summary in Brazil.

24 Feb 2017 description

The new research proposals are aimed at identifying solutions to address the virus. They range from the identification of transmission risk factors to the evaluation of diagnostic tools.

Geneva/Washington, DC, February 23, 2017 (PAHO/WHO)—A total of 17 new research proposals on Zika will be conducted in Latin America and the Caribbean to identify solutions to address this virus, which causes congenital brain abnormalities when pregnant women are infected, and triggers Guillain-Barré syndrome in some infected people.

23 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• UNICEF has worked with government and non-government partners to ensure pregnant women in high-risk areas receive quality information on how to prevent ZIKV, including avoiding sexual transmission. Using mass communication, 166 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean have been reached with key preventive messages.

17 Feb 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 5 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and the Plurinational State of Bolivia, have reported yellow fever cases. Colombia and Peru have reported probable cases, one and three respectively; the Plurinational State of Bolivia reported a case under investigation while Brazil has reported confirmed and suspected cases under investigation.

The following is a situation summary in Bolivia and Brazil.

17 Feb 2017 description

"If the reservoir does not fill up, the city's water system will collapse by mid-year. You would have to evacuate the city"

By Anthony Boadle

CAMPINA GRANDE, Brazil, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The shrunken carcasses of cows lie in scorched fields outside the city of Campina Grande in northeast Brazil, and hungry goats search for food on the cracked-earth floor of the Boqueirao reservoir that serves the desperate town.

16 Feb 2017 description

Washington, DC, Atlanta, Panama City, February 16, 2017 (PAHO/WHO/CNLA/UNICEF) – Cartoon Network and its partners the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are launching a new Public Service Announcement aimed at educating children in Latin America and the Caribbean about controlling the spread of the Zika virus, which continues to affect vulnerable populations in the region.

15 Feb 2017 description

WASHINGTON, DC, ATLANTA, CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, 9 de febrero de 2017 (OPS/OMS - CNLA - UNICEF) – Cartoon Network América Latina, junto a la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) y el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF), lanza hoy un nuevo anuncio de interés público para educar a los niños de Latinoamérica y el Caribe sobre cómo evitar la propagación del virus del Zika, que sigue siendo una amenaza en la región.

15 Feb 2017 description

La Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y Media Luna Roja (FICR), a través de la Operación Zika y con el apoyo técnico del Centro de Referencia para la Preparación en Desastres (CREPD) y el Centro de Referencia para la Gestión de Riesgo de Desastres del Caribe (CADRIM), realizó una reunión regional para revisar la estrategia de formación que apoya la respuesta a la epidemia por el virus del Zika.

15 Feb 2017 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, through its Zika Operation and with technical support from the Reference Center for Institutional Disaster Preparedness (CREPD) and the Red Cross Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Reference Centre (CADRIM), held a 3-day regional meeting to revise the capacity building strategy that supports the response to the Zika outbreak.

13 Feb 2017 description

Note: The Epidemiological Update publication schedule is being changed from bi-weekly to monthly until further notice. Accordingly, the next Zika-Epidemiological Update is scheduled for 9 March 2017.

Situation summary in the Americas

10 Feb 2017 description

DESTACADOS

• 2016 cerró con 10.7 millones de personas afectadas, 10 % más que en 2015.

• Las inundaciones ocupan el primer lugar en tipo de desastre en la región, aunque la sequía genera el mayor número de personas afectadas.

• La temporada de huracanes en el Atlántico fue la más activa desde 2012 y las más mortal desde 2005.

• Durante 2016, Naciones Unidas solicitó fondos por US$339 millones en la región.

• 2016 marcó el 25 aniversario de la Resolución 46/182 de la ONU.

10 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 2016 closed with 10.7 million people affected, 10 per cent more than in 2015.

• Floods are the most frequent type of disaster in the region, although drought affected more people.

• The Atlantic hurricane season was more active than 2012 and more deadly than 2005.

• The United Nations requested funding for US$339 million for emergencies in the region.

• 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of UN Resolution 46/182.

More than 10 million people affected by disaster in 2016

10 Feb 2017 description

Resumen de la situación en las Américas

Desde la semana epidemiológica (SE) 44 de 2016 ningún nuevo país/territorio de las Américas confirmó transmisión autóctona vectorial de Zika. Se mantiene en 48 el número de países y territorios de las Américas que confirmaron casos autóctonos por transmisión vectorial de Zika1 y en cinco el número de países que notificaron casos de Zika transmitidos sexualmente2

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

América del Norte

09 Feb 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

In 2017, as of 8 February, yellow fever cases have been confirmed in Brazil, whereas Colombia and Peru have only reported probable cases, one and three respectively.

In Brazil, between 1 December 2016 and 8 February 2017, there were 1,060 cases of yellow fever reported (215 confirmed, 80 discarded, and 765 suspected cases remain under investigation), including 166 deaths (70 confirmed, 3 discarded, and 93 under investigation). The case fatality rate (CFR) is 33% among confirmed cases and 12% among suspected cases.

09 Feb 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 7.51 million Swiss francs (decreased from 9.27 million Swiss francs) to enable the IFRC to support National Societies world-wide to respond to the global Zika virus outbreak, delivering assistance to 7 million people for 19 months, with a focus on 10 priority intervention areas, including health emergency risk management, preparedness, vector control, community based surveillance, community engagement and psychosocial support.

08 Feb 2017 description

Dra. Margaret Chan, Directora General de la OMS

El 1 de febrero de 2016 declaré que el brote de enfermedad por el virus de Zika que se estaba propagando por las Américas constituía una emergencia de salud pública de importancia internacional. No fue una decisión fácil, pero, mirando atrás, fue la decisión correcta.

06 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Planting of 2017 “de safrihna” crop delayed by excess precipitations

  • Cereal imports for 2016/17 marketing year forecast at high level

  • Prices for most cereals decline reflecting high import levels, rice prices remain high

Planting of 2017 “de safrihna” crop delayed by excess precipitations

06 Feb 2017 description
map MapAction

Mapa de situación que muestra:

I. incendios en combate por brigadas nacionales y / o internacionales, extensión y incendios activos en VIII Región: Bío Bío.

II. la presencia de Brigadas Internacionales en la región.

03 Feb 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

In 2017, as of 2 February yellow fever cases have been confirmed in Brazil, whereas Colombia and Peru have only reported probable cases.

In Brazil, between 1 December 2016 and 2 February 2017, 901 cases of yellow fever were reported (151 confirmed, 42 discarded, and 708 suspected cases remain under investigation), including 143 deaths (54 confirmed, 3 discarded, and 86 under investigation). The overall case- fatality rate (CFR) is 16%, with 36% CFR among confirmed cases and 12% CFR among suspected cases.