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25 May 2016 description

Zika virus (ZIKV) - Incidence and Trends

To date, 39 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015. Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 12 May 2016, Argentina has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

20 May 2016 description

Este boletín analiza la seguridad alimentaria, la producción y comercio de cereales y las políticas de los países referidas a la seguridad alimentaria durante el primer trimestre de 2016.

Mensajes Principales

20 May 2016 description

Hasta la fecha, 39 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos (transmisión vectorial) de infección por virus del Zika. Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica de la OPS/OMS publicada el 12 de mayo de 2016, Argentina se agrega a los países/territorios con transmisión autóctona (Figura 1).

19 May 2016 description

Desde el año 2006, la Cruz Roja Venezolana (CRV) ha desarrollado actividades de asistencia a comunidades rurales cercanas a Colombia, donde el acceso al servicio de salud es limitado.

A inicios de mayo, más de 400 habitantes de la localidad de El Amparo, ubicada en la frontera con Colombia, fueron beneficiados con una jornada de salud realizada por la CRV, con el apoyo del CICR y en asociación con las autoridades locales de salud.

19 May 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

President Targets National Assembly, Independent Groups

(New York, NY) – The Organization of American States should press President Nicolás Maduro to revoke an emergency decree that would limit the ability of the opposition-led National Assembly and Venezuelan nongovernmental organizations to challenge abuses of power by the government, Human Rights Watch said today.

19 May 2016 description
  • As of 18 May 2016, 60 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

  • 46 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.

13 May 2016 description

Hasta la fecha, 38 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos (transmisión vectorial) de infección por virus del Zika. Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica de la OPS/OMS publicada el 5 de mayo de 2016 no sean agregado nuevos países/territorios.

13 May 2016 description

Zika virus (ZIKV) – Incidence and Trends

To date, 38 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015. Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 5 May 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

12 May 2016 description

Summary

  • As of 11 May 2016, 58 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission of which:

  • 45 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitoes.

  • 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

11 May 2016 description

Mensajes principales

•El escenario económico internacional continúa siendo preocupante para la América Latina y el Caribe, sin embargo sus implicancias difieren entre países dependiendo, en parte, de cual sea su vinculación comercial con las grandes economías del mundo. Para el presente año se espera que la región presente una contracción de su economía de -0,5% y se proyecta para 2017 un repunte con una tasa de crecimiento de 1,5%.

10 May 2016 description

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 9 May, 2016 (CARPHA)—Eliminating mosquito breeding sites, avoiding mosquito bites, and protecting pregnant women from Zika virus are the key messages of the inaugural Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week, launched today by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the CARICOM Secretariat.

10 May 2016 description
report El Espectador

La medida, puesta en marcha a finales de abril, obedece a que continúa siendo "crítico" el nivel del embalse de la represa El Guri, que genera el 70% de la electricidad del país. Los viernes 20 y 27 de mayo tampoco habrá actividades educativas en escuelas.

El gobierno venezolano prorrogó hasta el 27 de mayo un asueto laboral para el sector público, que reduce la jornada a dos días por semana, debido a una crisis energética por la prolongada sequía.

07 May 2016 description

Washington, May 7, 2016 (PAHO/WHO) —The Zika virus epidemic has become notorious. It has made headlines in newspapers and television news programs around the world. Researchers on various continents are scrambling to discover more about it. And health authorities in the Americas are struggling to raise awareness of the potentially devastating impact of this new virus-- without causing undue alarm.

06 May 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 38 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015. Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 28 April, Grenada, Peru, and Saint Barthélemy have confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

05 May 2016 description
  • As of 4 May 2016, 57 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 44 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

  • Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

  • 44 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

  • 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

05 May 2016 description

Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) officially launched its new agricultural research and development indicators for Latin America and the Caribbean at a roundtable event at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Wednesday April 27.

02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.