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08 Feb 2016 description

Disease Outbreak News
8 February 2016

Between 27 and 30 January 2016, PAHO/WHO was notified of cases of Zika virus infection in Costa Rica, Curaçao, Jamaica and Nicaragua.

Costa Rica

On 27 January, the National IHR Focal Point of the United States reported of a case of Zika virus infection in a patient returning from Costa Rica.

05 Feb 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • An Emergency Committee was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) on 1 February 2016. Following the advice of the Committee, the Director-General announced the recent cluster of microcephaly and other neurologic disorders reported in Brazil to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

02 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • ZIKA: World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a public health emergency due to Zika virus. The Zika has already been reported in at least 24 countries and territories in the region.
    United Nations Agencies, the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and NGOs are already working in actions related to vector control, resource mobilization and dissemination of key messages.

02 Feb 2016 description

Destacados

  • VIRUS ZIKA: La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) ha declarado el virus del Zika una "emergencia global". El Zika se ha reportado ya en al menos 24 países y territorios de la región. Agencias del Sistema de Naciones Unidas, la Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja (IFRC) y organizaciones no gubernamentales trabajan en acciones relacionadas con el control de vectores, movilización de recursos y difusión de mensajes clave.

01 Feb 2016 description

The Ministry of Health has confirmed one case of the Zika virus in Jamaica. The patient who has now recovered is a four year old child from Portmore, St. Catherine. The child began showing symptoms on January 17, 2016 after earlier returning to Jamaica from travel to Texas in the United States. The child was investigated at the Bustamante Hospital for Children and samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing on January 26, 2016.

29 Jan 2016 description

Bridgetown, Barbados - El Gobierno de Japón y el Programa de Desarrollo de las Naciones Unidas (PNUD) lanzaron el día de hoy, con una inversión de 15 millones de dolares, la iniciativa Japón-Caribe Alianza por el Cambio Climático (J-CCCP, por sus siglas en inglés). La iniciativa está alineada al Acuerdo de París sobre el Cambio Climático, para mantener el calentamiento global por debajo de 2 grados Celsius e impulsar los esfuerzos para limitar el aumento de la temperatura aún más a 1,5 grados centígrados por encima de los niveles pre-industriales.

28 Jan 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Amanda Klasing

Senior Researcher, Women's Rights Division

The rapid spread of the Zika virus has raised concern among public health officials across the Americas. The World Health Organization warned Sunday that the virus is likely to spread further across the region.

28 Jan 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Amanda Klasing

Senior Researcher, Women's Rights Division

La rápida propagación del virus del Zika ha suscitado preocupación entre funcionarios de salud pública de toda América. La Organización Mundial de la Salud advirtió el domingo que es probable que el virus continúe extendiéndose en la región.