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Hundreds of Millions Face Health Risk as Water Pollution Rises Across Three Continents

29 Aug 2016 description

Key updates

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

    • 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:

28 Aug 2016 description

Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 45 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos por transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika. Además, cinco países notificaron casos de Zika transmitidos sexualmente. Desde la Actualización Epidemiológica del 11 de agosto de 2016, ningún nuevo país/territorio confirmó la transmisión autóctona

28 Aug 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 45 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos por transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika. Además, 5 países notificaron casos de Zika transmitidos sexualmente. Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica de la OPS/OMS publicada el 29 de julio de 2016, las Bahamas, los Estados Unidos y las Islas Caimán han confirmado transmisión autóctona

26 Aug 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 21-27 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and malaria in Greece.

25 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

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

  • 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:

  • Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Haiti

23 Aug 2016 description

By Andy McElroy

BANGKOK, 23 August 2016 – The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction today received a major boost from the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – which have agreed to set up a joint task force on disaster risk management.

India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs and UNISDR Champion, Mr. Kiren Rijiju is the driving force behind the Udaipur Declaration issued today, which he said would be “a positive influence on the global agenda for strengthening efforts on DRR and resilience”.

19 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

by Kent Page

Controlling the spread of the Zika virus is an urgent challenge throughout Brazil and in many areas of Latin America and the Caribbean. When the city of Campina Grande was figuring out how to stop the proliferation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the main vector of the virus, they found an answer in the local schools.

CAMPINA GRANDE, Paraíba State, Brazil – “I told him that I thought I might have a solution,” says Iolanda Barbosa, Secretary of Education in Campina Grande, the capital city of Paraíba State in north-east Brazil.

18 Aug 2016 description

Des migrants de transit d’origine haïtienne se retrouvent bloquer depuis des mois dans plusieurs pays tels que le Chili, la Colombie, l’Equateur, le Nicaragua, le Panama, le Brésil, etc. Des organisations partenaires ont dressé un tableau sombre de la situation de ces migrant-e-s irréguliers installés dans des espaces improvisés, où beaucoup d’entre eux sont affamés et atteints de maladies. D’autres sont en proie à toutes formes de violences, d’extorsions, de viols, en raison de leur condition de vulnérabilité.

18 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

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

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

Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Costa Rica and Guatemala

17 Aug 2016 description

Washington, D.C., 11 August 2016 (PAHO/WHO)–With Zika already present in 45 countries and territories of the Americas, a delegation of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today explained that countries are stepping up activities to detect, prevent, and respond to the virus outbreak.

16 Aug 2016 description

Los resultados permitirán que los países puedan ajustar sus mensajes y alentar cambios de comportamiento de las personas para prevenir la infección y controlar mejor al mosquito transmisor.

Washington, D.C., 12 de agosto de 2016 (OPS/OMS) — Países de América Latina están realizando una serie de encuestas a nivel comunitario para identificar brechas en el conocimiento sobre el virus del Zika y así ajustar los mensajes para cambiar el comportamiento de la población en la prevención de la infección y el control del mosquito transmisor.

16 Aug 2016 description

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. On average, half of El Niño events are followed by a La Niña, which typically 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

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15 Aug 2016 description

Washington, DC, 11 de agosto de 2016 (OPS/OMS) – Con el zika ya presente en 45 países y territorios de las Américas, se continúan fortaleciendo las acciones para enfrentar el brote del virus en cuanto a su detección, prevención y respuesta, explicó hoy una delegación de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) al Consejo Permanente de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA).

15 Aug 2016 description
  • As of 10 August 2016, 69 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (66 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

12 Aug 2016 description

Findings will enable countries to modify their messages and encourage behavioral changes in the population to prevent the infection and better control the mosquito vector.

Washington, D.C., 12 August 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — Latin American countries are conducting a series of grassroots surveys to identify gaps in knowledge about the Zika virus and modify their messages accordingly to encourage behavioral changes in the population to prevent the infection and control the mosquito vector.

12 Aug 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiolgists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 7-13 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever in Angola, polio, MERS CoV and West Nile virus.

10 Aug 2016 description
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Full list of award nominees and their projects

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today 21 potentially game changing solutions to mitigate the spread and impact of the Zika virus. These award nominees underwent a rigorous review process, and have been selected for accelerated development, testing and deployment.