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04 Dec 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Rice production in 2016 forecast down from 2015 record level

  • Rice exports in 2016/17 marketing year to slightly decline from last year’s high level

Rice production in 2016 forecast down from 2015 record level

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.

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

IDB-funded program aims to increase productivity of the agricultural sector while maintaining a sustainable and climate-resilient use of natural resources in Guyana

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of the Co–operative Republic of Guyana are partnering in a new agricultural development initiative to increase the sustainable use of natural resources and agricultural productivity of small farmers.

16 Nov 2016 description
report GFDRR

Project Description

In January 2005, heavy rainfall caused catastrophic flooding along Guyana’s coasts, affecting 290,000 people – almost half of Guyana’s population. Total flood damage was estimated at $465 million, or nearly 60 percent of the country’s GDP, prompting the government to work towards increasing its capacity to manage flood risk.

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

28 Oct 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 23-29 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extensively drug-resistant TB.

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

Foreword

WHO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH EMERGENCIES PROGRAMME

21 Oct 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 47 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015.1 In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.2 Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 6 October 2016, no additional countries and/or territories have confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas (Figure 1).

21 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 Grenada

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week: o None

14 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Response Highlights

UNICEF response to ZIKV (Zika virus) continues in 32 countries and territories across Latin America and the Caribbean. From working with communities to challenge the low risk perception of ZIKV to supporting the identification of appropriate care and support activities for children with Congenital Zika Syndrome, UNICEF is working with governments and other partners across the region to implement their response strategies.

13 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