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26 Apr 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 16 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

The following is an update on the situation in Brazil and Peru.

21 Apr 2017 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 16-22 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, cholera, poliomyelitis, measles, legionnaires' disease and yellow fever.

18 Apr 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 15 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

Following is an update on the situation in Brazil.

10 Apr 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 14 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

Following is a summary of the situation in Brazil.

07 Apr 2017 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 2-8 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, MDR TB and Measles.

06 Apr 2017 description

Resumen ejecutivo

Desde un punto de vista económico y social, las amenazas a la salud mundial pueden ser devastadoras para algunas comunidades y ralentizar su desarrollo. Las epidemias de enfermedades tales como la fi ebre amarilla, el ébola o la gripe pueden aumentar la desigualdad social y de salud y, en consecuencia, socavar la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible y su visión de «no dejar a nadie atrás».

06 Apr 2017 description

Social and economic costs of Zika can reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean

The epidemic will have a long-term impact, disproportionately affecting the poorest and most vulnerable communities, and could contribute to widening inequalities in the region.

04 Apr 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 13 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

Following is a summary of the situation in Brazil.

29 Mar 2017 description

On 9 March 2017, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands reported a case of yellow fever to WHO. The patient is a Dutch adult female traveller who visited Suriname from the middle of February until early March 2017. She was not vaccinated against yellow fever.

24 Mar 2017 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 19-25 March 2017 and includes updates on influenza, Legionnaires' disease and rubella.

24 Mar 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 11 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

Following is a summary of the situation in Brazil and Peru.

In Brazil, since the beginning of the outbreak in December 2016 to 17 March of 2017, there were 1,561 cases of yellow fever reported, of which 28.7% were laboratory-confirmed (n=448),

17 Mar 2017 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 12-18 March 2017 and includes updates on cholera, measles and Legionnaires disease.

17 Mar 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 9 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

Following is a summary of the situation in Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname.

11 Mar 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus since 2015 (Figure 1). In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

Highlighted below is a summary of the epidemiological situation by sub-regions.

North America

10 Mar 2017 description

PAHO/WHO donates 20,000 water purification tablets: In several villages that had flooding, residents do not have access to clean and safe drinking water. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is providing 20,000 water purification tablets to Suriname. A delegation from the Ministry of Health will visit the affected areas to further review the situation. (M: STAR NEWS)

10 Mar 2017 description

Key updates

  • Countries, territories and subnational areas reporting vector-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) infections for the first time since 1 February: None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system malformations potentially associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Mexico, Saint Martin

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome cases associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Curaçao, Trinidad and Tobago

02 Mar 2017 description

This publication features 50 good practices, tools and initiatives that were supported under the 2015-2016 DIPECHO Action Plan. These contribute to the implementation of the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy 2014-2024 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. All initiatives in the publication are associated to one of the following four thematic focus areas:

01 Mar 2017 description

As of February 28, 2017, approximately 6000-8000 persons are affected due to the flooding and no emergency has been declared yet. An estimated 14,000 people are considered at risk and vulnerable to the flooding in Lawa – Tapanahony. Flooding downstream of the banks of the Lawa River and Tapanahony river have increased the contamination and pollution of the Marowijne river upstream. The flood waters have affected the water supply and other public infrastructure including schools and roads. Food packages have been distributed by the Suriname National Coordination Center NCCR.