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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.

20 Jul 2016 description

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) continues to implement Regional Disaster Risk Management Systems (RDRMS) across Guyana with Region Three being the latest beneficiary.

An RDRMS was established during a two-day event that opened today, at the Regional Democratic Council boardroom, Vreed-en-Hoop.

In his opening remarks, Regional Vice Chairman, Sheik Inshan Ayube explained that the RDRS is necessary since it is critical for the region to have preparedness and response plans in place to quickly respond to disasters.

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.

14 Jul 2016 description

Georgetown, GINA, July 13, 2016

The Berbice Regional Health Services (BRHS) has administered in excess of 9,000 yellow fever vaccines to residents of Region Six, East Berbice and Rosignol, Region Five, West Coast Berbice in the last three weeks.

Director of BRHS, Jevaughn Stephens told the Government Information Agency (GINA) during a telephone interview that these vaccines were administered at the Public Health building located on the bottom flat of the BRHS building.

14 Jul 2016 description

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency.

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.

07 Jul 2016 description

Summary

  • WHO and partners have established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of vector-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). In addition, this will facilitate public health recommendations for residents and travellers. Based on these definitions, countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission were reclassified.

07 Jul 2016 description

Georgetown, GINA, July 6, 2016

Several Region Five communities are again flooded as a result of heavy rainfall over the past few days. The areas include Bushlot, Golden Grove, Lovely Lass, Onverwagt, Trafalgar and Tempe.

Frederick Flatts, Chief Executive Officer (ag) of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) said that apart from the rainfall, the measures used to mitigate flooding from water released by farmers previously, compounded the situation.

07 Jul 2016 description

Georgetown, GINA, July 6, 2016

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) with support from the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) and the Region Three Administration will be undertaking a drainage improvement project in Lust-en-Rust and parts of Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara.

The project will address the two communities’ concerns about standing water in the yards of residents, through the excavation of the Canal Number One Polder, main drainage canal and the internal drains in Lust-en-Rust and sections of Parfaite Harmonie.

05 Jul 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.

02 Jul 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

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). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 23 June 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

Congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection

30 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION OVERVIEW

ZIKV continues to spread: 61 countries or territories around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.

5 LAC countries have reported person-toperson ZIKV transmission, probably via a sexual route.

Over 454,976 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 24 June 2016.

30 Jun 2016 description

Summary

 As of 29 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 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.

29 Jun 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 40 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos (transmisión vectorial) de enfermedad por virus del Zika. Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica de la OPS/OMS publicada el 16 de junio de 2016, un nuevo territorio ha confirmado transmisión autóctona esta semana: Anguila

24 Jun 2016 description

Flood-affected residents of Region Five were given additional relief when two new pumps were installed to address the flooding in the communities.

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, today, visited the affected areas of Trafalgar, Number 28, Number 29 and Number 33 villages to assess the damage.

24 Jun 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 40 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease 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 16 June 2016, Anguilla has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

Congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection

23 Jun 2016 description

 As of 22 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 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.