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28 May 2016 description
report IRIN

By Lorenzo Morales

Alejandro Labarte, a 32-year-old X-ray operator from Cuba, has been stuck for the last 20 days in a warehouse in Turbo, a chaotic port in northern Colombia near the Panamanian border. His journey north towards the United States was interrupted earlier this month when Panama closed the border in an attempt to halt the flow of mainly Cuban migrants.

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27 May 2016 description

Zika virus (ZIKV) - Incidence and Trends

To date, 39 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus 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 19 May 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

25 May 2016 description

Zika virus (ZIKV) - Incidence and Trends

To date, 39 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015. Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 12 May 2016, Argentina has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

20 May 2016 description

Este boletín analiza la seguridad alimentaria, la producción y comercio de cereales y las políticas de los países referidas a la seguridad alimentaria durante el primer trimestre de 2016.

Mensajes Principales

19 May 2016 description
  • As of 18 May 2016, 60 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

  • 46 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.

18 May 2016 description
report El Espectador

Entre 250 y 600 personas de Cuba, Haití, Pakistán, India, y varios países de África, duermen a la intemperie debido a los controles fronterizos de Panamá para frenar el flujo de indocumentados.

Cansados y desesperados, cientos de emigrantes, la mayoría cubanos que entraron a Colombia de forma ilegal, están varados cerca de Panamá, una semana después de que este país reforzara los controles fronterizos para frenar el flujo de indocumentados que tratan de llegar a Estados Unidos, informaron autoridades.

13 May 2016 description

Zika virus (ZIKV) – Incidence and Trends

To date, 38 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015. Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 5 May 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

12 May 2016 description

Del 11 al 13 de mayo, la Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres en apoyo con el Grupo Asesor Internacional de Operaciones de Búsqueda y Rescate –INSARAG-, realizan el taller de preparación para el ejercicio de simulación SIMEX, el cual se llevará a cabo en Bogotá entre el 25 y 29 de septiembre.

12 May 2016 description

Summary

  • As of 11 May 2016, 58 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission of which:

  • 45 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitoes.

  • 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

10 May 2016 description

Destacados

  • TERREMOTO EN ECUADOR: El llamamiento de ayuda solo tiene cobertura del 12%, mientras las necesidades continúan. A la tercera semana de ocurrido el terremoto, se reportan 660 personas muertas y 15 desaparecidas, mientras cerca de 32,000 permanecen en albergues temporales de emergencia.

  • LLUVIAS E INUNDACIONES: República Dominicana, Colombia y Nicaragua, entre otros, registran inundaciones en varias de sus regiones debido a las fuertes lluvias de los últimos días.

10 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • EARTHQUAKE IN ECUADOR: A coverage of 12% has been achieved from the Flash Appeal in the first three weeks. The death toll rose to 660 people, 15 people are still missing, 190,364 received sanitary attention and 32,757 people are sheltered.

  • RAINS AND FLOODS: Dominican Republic, Colombia and Nicaragua report floods in various regions due to heavy rains in the last days.

10 May 2016 description

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 9 May, 2016 (CARPHA)—Eliminating mosquito breeding sites, avoiding mosquito bites, and protecting pregnant women from Zika virus are the key messages of the inaugural Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week, launched today by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the CARICOM Secretariat.

06 May 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 38 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015. Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 28 April, Grenada, Peru, and Saint Barthélemy have confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

05 May 2016 description
  • As of 4 May 2016, 57 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 44 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

  • Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

  • 44 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

  • 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.