Epidemic

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République Démocratique du Congo: Bulletin humanitaire numéro 5 | juin 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Nord-Kivu : Plus de 33 000 personnes déplacées en juin.
  • Katanga : Les déplacements continuent avec l’expansion de la zone d’insécurité.
  • Maniema : Plus de 85 000 personnes retournées en six mois, mais d’autres déplacés arrivent du Sud-Kivu.
  • Le sud du Territoire d’Irumu, nouvel épicentre des déplacements en Province Orientale.
  • Plus de la moitié des zones de santé de Kinshasa touchée par la rougeole

CHIFFRES CLÉS

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Haiti to launch cholera vaccination with PAHO/WHO support

Campaign will target 200,000 people in three departments. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented the vaccines, which were financed with UN emergency funds

Port-of-Prince, Haiti, 23 July 2014 (PAHO/WHO) – Haiti is set to vaccinate 200,000 people in three departments against cholera starting in August, with support from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

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Haiti : Tableau de bord humanitaire (janvier - mars 2014)

APERÇU DE LA SITUATION

Entre janvier et mars 2014, la situation humanitaire a été marquée par la détérioration de la sécurité alimentaire dans le département du Nord-Ouest. Ceci est le résultat des effets combinés du manque de mécanismes d'adaptation viables en raison de l'extrême pauvreté de la population et des mauvaises récoltes de printemps et d’hiver, ainsi que la sécheresse prolongée depuis novembre 2013. Selon les estimations, 143 000 personnes sont touchées par cette situation.

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Cholera threatens lives of thousands during harsh rainy season

23-07-2014 Operational Update

With the rainy season nearly at its peak in South Sudan, cholera continues to spread in the war-torn country. The South Sudan Red Cross is working hard to prevent further spread of the epidemic in Eastern Equatoria and Upper Nile states, supported by its Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners.

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Sierra Leone chief Ebola doctor infected

The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency has said.

Sheik Umar Khan tested positive and has been admitted to hospital in Kailahun, the epicentre of the outbreak.

More than 630 people have died of Ebola in the three West African states since the outbreak began in Guinea in February, United Nations figures show.

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Post-disaster measles campaign completed in flood-affected provinces

Kabul 23 July 2014 – WHO and the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) with other partners have completed a post-disaster measles vaccination campaign in provinces affected by severe flooding in April-May this year.

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Nigeria + 5 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (17 - 22 July 2014)

Affected persons are sheltering in schools, churches and in host communities. Malaria, diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases were reported at refuge centres. Some cholera cases are also suspected.

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Chad + 2 others
Polio-free Chad: UNICEF quarterly newsletter on the polio eradication initiative in Chad, July 2014

Thanks to the continued engagement of the Chadian government, backed by committed donor support and through close collaboration with UN operating agencies UNICEF and WHO, the country has now achieved a polio-free status for two consecutive years.

The last cases of Wild Poliovirus (WPV) and circulating Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus (cVDPV) were notified in June 2012 and May 2013 respectively, marking vital milestones towards eradicating polio in the country, which as recently as 2011 had reached an all-time high of 132 new cases.

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Encephalitis outbreaks in India kill more than 150

07/23/2014 09:39 GMT

NEW DELHI, July 23, 2014 (AFP) - Recent outbreaks of encephalitis in India have killed more than 150 people, with health officials on alert fearing the death toll could rise further, state government directors said.

Some 102 people have died in West Bengal state from the mosquito-borne virus which affects mainly malnourished children and can cause brain damage and seizures, said medical education director Sushanta Banerjee.

Many of the deaths have occurred since the onset of the monsoon season in June when mosquitoes breed in large numbers.

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Guinea + 2 others
Maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest – mise à jour 19 juillet 2014

Bulletin d’information sur les flambées épidémiques 19 juillet 2014

Épidémiologie et surveillance

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Liberia + 2 others
Hong Kong Red Cross second round delegates work in response to Ebola Virus Outbreak in West Africa

First local Clinical Psychologist helps support the affected

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Cholera in South Sudan Situation Report # 66 as at 23:59 Hours, 21 July 2014

Situation Update

A total of 4,692 cholera cases including 106 deaths (CFR 2.3%) had been reported in South Sudan as of 21 July 2014, as summarized in Tables 1 and 2. Laboratory test results received today confirmed cholera cases in Kapoeta North.

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Health Situation Report #10 - Pakistan: North Waziristan Displacement

Needs and gaps

  • Health Cluster has conducted Rapid Health Need Assessment in District Bannu which reveals that the highest percentage of disease prevalence reported is Diarrhea 52% whereas the lowest been recoded as measles 5%. Similarly cough/cold/fever and malaria comprised of 47% and 43% of the reported diseases while skin diseases and other diseases such as hepatitis, hypertension, TB, Diabetes were documented at 19% and 7% respectively

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Comisión Nacional de Protección Civil brinda informe sobre condición de sequía y situación del dengue y del volcán Chaparrastique

San Salvador, 22 de julio de 2014. La Comisión Nacional de Protección Civil, presidida por el Ministro Gobernación y Desarrollo Territorial, Arístides Valencia brindó un informe sobre la proyección climática y la condición de sequía que experimenta el país, además, de la situación del dengue y del volcán Chaparrastique.

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UNICEF-Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease: Weekly update of 21st July 2014

Summary

  • The cumulative number of Laboratory confirmed cases are 409 whiles confirmed death is 139 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 34.0%.

  • Twenty-eight (28) patients are currently admitted at the Kailahun Isolation Units with no report received from Kenema Isolation Unit. Cumulative discharges are 98

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Press Release on the EBOLA Virus disease epidemic in Liberia, July 22, 2014.

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has reaffirmed that the Ebola outbreak in the country is a National Emergency, and has called on all Liberians and residents within the borders of Liberia, to join the government and partners in the fight against the deadly virus.

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Nigeria CO Humanitarian Situation Report June 2014

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners have admitted 98,620 severely acutely malnourished children for treatment into 150 sites in conflict affected areas of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa from January to May 2014.

  • Master trainers (39) from 11 local government areas in Borno state including four from Chibok were trained by UNICEF in basic psychosocial skills to in efforts to scale up and reinforce access to psychosocial support services for children affected by conflict.

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Polio transmission still not yet over in Somalia

Galkayo, Somalia, 22 July 2014 – Despite an ongoing intensive vaccination campaign, four new cases of polio have been confirmed in Somalia this year bringing the total number of those affected since the outbreak began in May 2013 to 198 – most of them children. UNICEF and WHO have warned that unless all children are vaccinated, the number of those affected will continue to rise.

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Liberia + 2 others
The World Health Organization’s Regional Director Dr Sambo calls for accelerated efforts to control Ebola

Monrovia, 22 July 2014 - The World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa Dr Luis Sambo began official visits to the three West African Countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. On the first leg of the visit, the Regional Director arrived in Liberia on Monday 21 July 2014 to review current outbreak response and challenges, and explore the best ways to rapidly contain the EVD outbreak in West Africa.

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Secretaría de Salud confirma primera defunción por dengue

Autoridades de la Secretaría de Salud confirmaron en conferencia de prensa esta mañana la primera defunción por dengue, se trata de una menor de tres años que fue llevada al hospital del Sur con un cuadro delicado a la vez se informó de los últimos datos sospechosos de dengue y las acciones que se están realizando a nivel nacional.

A la menor se le realizaron los análisis correspondientes las cuales dieron positivos y virología ha confirmado la positividad por dengue.