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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

28 Jun 2016 description
report IRIN

By Ana Vanessa Herrero

Raquel Díaz spends most of her time waiting in long lines outside supermarkets in Venezuela’s chaotic capital city, Caracas. The unemployed, 32-year-old single mother is constantly trying to find something to feed her six children. “We used to find food after hours waiting in line, but not anymore,” she said.

24 Jun 2016 description
report El Espectador

El gobierno venezolano transportará aproximadamente 170 toneladas más de víveres en los próximos tres días. El país está aquejado por una escasez del 80%.

Cerca de 68 toneladas de alimentos y otros productos básicos fueron enviados desde Trinidad y Tobago a Venezuela este jueves, como parte de un acuerdo comercial suscrito por ambos gobiernos que prevé la importación por el país suramericano de un total de 600 toneladas de mercancías.

24 Jun 2016 description
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In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro immediately recognised the opposition Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition’s resounding legislative election victory. For the first time in over sixteen years, the prospect arose of political cohabitation between the alliance led by the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and its opponents, and with it a unique opportunity to resolve the protracted political crisis by peaceful and democratic means.

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.

23 Jun 2016 description

Washington, DC, 22 de junio de 2016 (OPS/OMS)--Las perspectivas a largo plazo para las Américas como resultado de la epidemia del virus del Zika son inciertas y es difícil medir el número de personas afectadas, pero la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) está respondiendo con una estrategia fuerte de cuatro niveles, para apoyar a sus países, señaló Sylvain Aldighieri, gerente de incidentes de la OPS para zika.

23 Jun 2016 description

Washington, DC, June 22, 2016 (PAHO/WHO)—The long-term outlook for the Americas resulting from the Zika virus outbreak is uncertain and the number of people affected is difficult to gauge, but the Pan American Health Organization is responding with a strong, four-tiered strategy to support its countries, according to Dr. Sylvain Aldighieri, PAHO's incident manager for Zika.

20 Jun 2016 description

Food Security Snapshot - Cereal production in 2016 anticipated to remain below average - Cereal imports in 2016/17 marketing year (July/June) forecast to increase - Consumer prices under strong upward pressure

17 Jun 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 39 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 9 de junio de 2016, ningún nuevo país/territorio ha confirmado transmisión autóctona.

17 Jun 2016 description
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17 June 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO)/the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and partners have set out their strategic response to Zika which will place a greater focus on preventing and managing medical complications caused by Zika virus infection. To date, US$121.9 million are necessary to effectively implement the Zika Strategic Response Plan, July 2016 to December 2017.

17 Jun 2016 description

Caracas, Venezuela | AFP | Friday 6/17/2016 - 06:06 GMT

by Alexander MARTINEZ

Venezuelan police have arrested hundreds of people as the country's food crisis erupted into deadly looting this week, heightening hardship and political uncertainty in the impoverished oil-producing nation.

Dozens of bakeries, supermarkets and hardware shops were looted on Tuesday in the eastern city of Cumana, the latest flashpoint in a crisis that has killed at least four people so far.

16 Jun 2016 description

 The third meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus was held by teleconference on 14 June 20161. The committee concurred with the international scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and GBS, and, consequently, that Zika virus infection and its associated congenital and other neurological disorders is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

16 Jun 2016 description

Zika virus - Incidence and trends

To date, 39 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 9 June 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

13 Jun 2016 description

In a wide-ranging opening speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein sheds a light on "preventable calamities" and worrying trends in human rights around the world, including detailed concerns about the situation in more than 50 countries

Distinguished President of the Council,
Director-General,
Excellencies
Colleagues and friends

10 Jun 2016 description

The Venezuelan authorities’ stubborn denial over the country’s current humanitarian crisis, coupled with their refusal to ask for international aid, are putting the lives and rights of millions of people at serious risk, Amnesty International said as it concluded a visit to the country.