Epidemic

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Ghanaian Authorities Struggle to Contain Cholera Outbreak

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Voice of America

Chris Stein

ACCRA— While the world is focused on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, cholera has sickened more than 7,000 in Ghana’s capital, Accra, since breaking out this summer. Fifty-seven victims have died.

Simpson Boateng, director of public health for the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, said the outbreak was traceable to the cooking of food in the unsanitary conditions of the city's slums. Overflowing gutters and fetid, open sewers are common across the capital.

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El Salvador: Chikungunya and dengue fever outbreak Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Update Operation n° MDRSV007

Summary: On 2 July 2014, 167,572 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Salvadorean Red Cross Society (SRCS) in the delivery of immediate assistance for up to 25,000 people. Un-earmarked funds to repay the DREF are encouraged. The operation’s implementation timeframe was extended by an additional month in order to continue with response actions and strengthen the affected population’s organizing and community-based surveillance.

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Mali confirms its first case of Ebola

The patient’s symptomatic state during the bus journey is especially concerning, as it presented multiple opportunities for exposures - including high-risk exposures - involving many people.

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Girl dies of Ebola in Mali's first case: government source

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Friday 10/24/2014 - 20:47 GMT

A two-year-old girl died of Ebola in Mali on Friday, in the first case of the disease in the west African nation, a source in the prime minister's office told AFP.

"Unfortunately she died between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm," said the source, adding that the girl's death had been confirmed by the governor of the western region of Kayes.

The girl had recently returned to Mali from neighbouring Guinea, one of the countries most affected by an epidemic that has killed nearly 4,900 people.

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Mali + 8 others
Ebola : tests probables de vaccins dans les pays les plus touchés, mort d'une fillette au Mali

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | jeudi 23/10/2014 - 09:40 GMT

par Marie-Noëlle BLESSIG à Genève et Brigitte DUSSEAU à New York

Des vaccins contre la fièvre Ebola seront testés, si possible en décembre, dans les trois principaux pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest touchés par l'épidémie selon l'OMS, alors qu'au Mali, la fillette infectée, premier cas dans ce pays, est morte vendredi, selon une source gouvernementale.

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Autoridades toman acciones por casos de chikungunya

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Redhum

Fuente: La Prensa Libre

Autoridades del Área de Salud y la Municipalidad de Puerto San José, Escuintla, iniciaron este jueves la fumigación de varias viviendas y recolección de chatarra, luego de que en ese municipios de reportaran 28 casos de chikungunya.

Junior Granillo, gerente de Recursos Humanos del Área de Salud de Escuintla, indicó que los 28 casos de chikungunya fueron detectados en varios sectores de ese municipio.

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El chikungunya ha afectado a 71,548 personas

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Redhum

Fuente: La Prensa Gráfica

El incremento de casos sigue imparable en todo el país. Registran 12,691 casos más en una semana y el ISSS ha dado $431,000 en incapacidades. Ayer se lanzó la cuarta jornada nacional contra dengue y chik. El Ministerio de Salud espera la colaboración de todos.

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Liberia + 3 others
Ebola: Aporte de un millón de dólares a ONU

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Redhum

Con el propósito de atender la necesidad de los países vulnerables en contra de la propagación del virus ébola ayer el presidente del Estado Evo Morales informó que, por decisión del gabinete de ministros, reunidos ayer, se resolvió aportar con un millón de dólares a la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU), para coadyuvar en el proceso de prevención contra la epidemia de la mortal enfermedad.

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DR Congo UNICEF Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report (01 August - 30 September 2014) [EN/FR]

Highlights

  • Ebola: an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease was declared by the DRC Minister of Health on August 24, 2014, in a remote rural area in north-western Equateur province’s Boende health zone (HZ). As of 18 October there were 68 cases of which 2 suspected, 28 likely and 38 confirmed. There have been 49 deaths total, of which 28 likely and 21 confirmed. There are currently 2 patients in isolation in Lokolia. Since the declaration of the outbreak, UNICEF has joined efforts with the Government and partners to rapidly respond (details, p. 8).

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Liberia + 3 others
Ethiopia Contributes to African Union Ebola Response Efforts

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African Union

Press Release Nº290/2014

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia–24 October 2014:The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has answered to the appeal made by the African Union Commission Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma last week to Member States to urgently contribute human resources to the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

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Point d’information sur la maladie à virus Ebola dans l’Equateur (RDC) N°.16 au 23 octobre 2014

Développements importants / Coordination

  • *Deux cas suspects ont été déchargés depuis la dernière mise à jour, ramenant le nombre total de cas au 21 octobre à 67 (voir tableau ci-dessus pour détails) dont 49 décès, soit une létalité globale de 73,1%. Le dernier cas confirmé date du 04 octobre 2014.

  • Renforcement de la surveillance épidémiologique par la recherche active des cas, le contrôle de l’infection et la prévention sur l’axe Watsikengo – Ituku – Bolenge.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Mali + 2 others
Médicos del Mundo reclama políticas de prevención del ébola en Malí y otros países de África Occidental

La ONG sigue de cerca la aparición del primer caso en el país, en el que lleva trabajando desde 1998

Madrid, 24 de octubre de 2014. - Tras la confirmación del primer caso de contagio de bola en Malí, Médicos del Mundo quiere reclamar de nuevo un compromiso más decidido con las políticas preventivas en los países limítrofes a los afectados por la epidemia. La organización diseñó hace meses un plan de prevención y preparación a la respuesta en toda la región

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Liberia + 3 others
Déclaration sur la 3ème réunion du Comité d’urgence du Règlement sanitaire international concernant la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

La troisième réunion du Comité d’urgence convoquée par le Directeur général de l’OMS au titre du Règlement sanitaire international (2005) [RSI (2005)] concernant la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola en 2014 en Afrique de l’Ouest s’est tenue le mercredi 22 octobre 2014, de 13 heures à 17 h 10 (HEC), avec les membres et les conseillers du Comité.

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Liberia + 3 others
IMO reiterates: no ban on travel or trade needed due to Ebola

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) today (24 October) reiterated that there should be no general ban on international travel or trade due to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, citing the recommendations of the third meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General on Wednesday, 22 October 2014.

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AmeriCares Responds to Ebola Outbreak in Guinea

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AmeriCares

Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 24, 2014 – Nearly 30,000 pounds of safety equipment and medical supplies from AmeriCares is headed to Guinea for health workers fighting the Ebola epidemic. The shipment – AmeriCares first aid delivery to Guinea for the crisis – includes more than 350,000 masks, 35,000 gowns and other protective equipment to support the Ebola response in Guinea. This personal protective equipment will be distributed to Ebola Treatment Units and health clinics and will be used to train health workers in infection control procedures.

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Sierra Leone + 2 others
Church fights back against Ebola, Says Tearfund

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Tearfund

Church leaders in Ebola-affected Sierra Leone and Liberia are playing a vital role in helping people to stay safe, says Christian relief and development agency Tearfund.

Tearfund partners have found that church leaders are widely trusted and are able to use church services and other gatherings to help people understand how to stop the spread of Ebola.

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World + 3 others
WHO convenes industry leaders and key partners to discuss trials and production of Ebola vaccine

Trials of vaccines have already begun in the U.S., U.K., and Mali, and are beginning in Gabon, Germany, Kenya and Switzerland to determine safety, dosing and efficacy. Results from phase 1 clinical trials are expected to be available in December 2014.