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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.

29 Nov 2016 description

DESTACADOS

• Más de 1.4 millones de personas en necesidad de asistencia humanitaria en Cuba y Haití, tras el paso del huracán Matthew.

• 12.5 millones de personas afectadas por desastres en 2016. La sequía y los huracanes son los principales desastres.

• Seis meses después del terremoto en Ecuador, US$26.9 millones han sido financiados de los $72.8 solicitados en el Llamamiento Internacional.

29 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• More than 1.4 million people need humanitarian assistance in Cuba and Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

• Some 12.5 million people have been affected by disasters in 2016. Droughts and hurricanes have caused the worst impacts .

• Six months after the Ecuador earthquake, US$26.9 million has been funded of the $72.8 international appeal

• A study shows that gender equality in humanitarian action is most effective when it focuses on protecting the rights and long-term well -being of the most vulnerable people.

24 Nov 2016 description

1.0 The Situation:

Hurricane Matthew, the 5th named hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season, was formed near the Windward Islands on September 28, 2016. As a Tropical Storm, Matthew impacted Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday September 28, 2016. As a Hurricane, Matthew impacted Jamaica on the 3rd; Haiti on the 4th and The Commonwealth of the Bahamas during 4th - 6th October, 2016.

18 Nov 2016 description

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has advised that there is currently a frontal system located West of Jamaica. The system should be within the island’s vicinity this evening and forecasted to travel across the island tomorrow.

Periodic outbreak of showers in the North Eastern section of the island has resulted in incidences of flooding being reported in the parish of Portland.

Reports

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

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

29 Oct 2016 description

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has issued a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Catherine, Clarendon, Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Thomas, Portland, St. Mary and St. Ann. The advisory is effective until 5.00pm on Thursday October 27, 2016.

UPDATE

  • St. Thomas: The Johnson and Morant Rivers in the vicinity of the Hillside Community are in spate, persons are therefore cautioned to avoid the general Hillside area. The road to the Reggae Falls is now impassable.

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

27 Oct 2016 description

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has issued a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Catherine, Clarendon, Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Thomas, Portland, St. Mary and St. Ann. The advisory is effective until 5.00pm on Thursday October 27, 2016.

Projections are for continued showers and thunderstorms, which could be heavy at times, to affect Jamaica today into Friday especially across eastern and central parishes.

26 Oct 2016 description

Foreword

WHO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH EMERGENCIES PROGRAMME