- ZIKV continues to spread: 65 countries around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these countries are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
- 22,446 cases of Zika virus disease in pregnant women were reported through laboratory-confirmed by RT-PC.
- Over 520,383 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 21 July 2016.
- 1,745 confirmed cases of microcephaly and other fetal malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection reported in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, …
As of 27 July 2016, 67 countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (64 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):
50 countries and territories with a first reported outbreak from 2015 onwards.
Four countries are classified as having possible endemic transmission or have reported evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in 2016.
El Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina (CAF) otorgó un préstamo por US$100 millones a Ecuador para apoyar en las gestiones de atención a los damnificados por el terremoto en la reconstrucción y readecuación de la infraestructura urbana y vivienda. El monto será canalizado para atender a 7,900 familias (alrededor de 40,000 personas) con la instalación de nuevos asentamientos.
Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina.
The Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) granted a US$100 million loan to support people affected by the earthquake with the reconstruction of houses and urban infrastructure. Some 7,900 families (around 40,000 people) will be receive new homes.
Development Bank of Latin America
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.
• Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of the country over the past few days causing floods and landslides.
Bogota, Colombia | AFP | Friday 7/22/2016 - 18:32 GMT
Venezuela's economic crisis has sent a huge but largely ignored wave of people into Colombia, and many more could be on the way, a senior UN refugee official said.
"It's a silent arrival of a lot of people who are crossing the border and staying illegally on the Colombian side," said Martin Gottwald, the United Nations Refugee Agency's representative in Colombia.
Due to rains in recent days, 153 homes were affected in the State of Miranda, of which 56 were in Guarenas-Guatire and 97 were in Barlovento. Homes were affected by flooding, strong winds, and other environmental factors. (M: EL UNIVERSAL)
Venezuela, 18 de Julio 2016
Fuente: El Universal
En su último reporte, emitido hoy en la mañana, el Centro Estadal de Prevención y Atención de Desastres del estado Miranda reportó 153 viviendas afectadas por las lluvias de los últimos días. 56 de las casas afectadas están situadas en Guarenas-Guatire y 97 en Barlovento.
Del total de inmuebles perjudicados en ambas subregiones, el Cesprad detalló que 51 resultaron anegados, 65 se vieron afectados por movimiento de tierra y 36 por ráfagas de viento. Otra casa sufrió daños por árbol caído.
◾Over the weekend, Venezuela opened its border with Colombia for the second time this month to allow people to purchase basic foods and medicines. The border has been closed for the last year by the Government of Venezuela.
Tres meses después del terremoto del 16 de abril (magnitud 7,8), unas 2,220 réplicas han sido registradas. Las réplicas aumentan el número de personas en los albergues. El terremoto dejó un saldo de 668 personas muertas. De acuerdo a la Secretaría Nacional de Planificación, la reconstrucción de las zonas afectadas por el terremoto costará unos US$3,344 millones. Hasta la fecha se han recibido $18 millones, de los $73 solicitados por el llamamiento de ayuda internacional, esto representa un 18% de cobertura
Three months after the April 16 earthquake (magnitude 7.8), some 2,220 aftershocks have been recorded. Aftershocks have caused an increase in the number of people moving to shelters. The earthquake left 668 people dead. The National Planning Secretariat reports that the reconstruction of areas affected by the earthquake will cost about US$3.3 billion. So far $18 million has been received of the $73 requested through the international appeal – representing 18% coverage.
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Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia
Zika virus – Incidence and trends
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.
Soap, toilet paper, and most importantly medicine: these were the necessary items Venezuelans rushed through the border to buy. The border between the two countries had been closed for nearly a year.
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans poured over the frontier with Colombia on Sunday to buy food and medicine after Caracas ordered the border open for the first time in eleven months. President Nicolas Maduro authorized a 12-hour-only window for his citizens to cross the pedestrian bridge that connects Tachira, Venezuela and Cucuta, Colombia.
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.
15 familias de la aldea rural La Blanca, ubicada en el municipio San Cristóbal del estado Táchira, resultaron incomunicadas luego de que deslizamientos de tierra colapsaran la vialidad.
El director de Protección Civil de San Cristóbal, Danny Lozada, señaló que un total de 80 personas, la mayoría adultos mayores, se vieron afectados por la obstrucción del 100% de la vía y que en la actualidad se encuentra habilitado un paso peatonal.