Epidemic

Maps and updates related to this term.

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Measles spread must be put under control: PM

VGP – PM Nguyen Tan Dung has requested strong determination to put an end to the spread of measles.

The Government chief made the request on April 23 in Ha Noi in the wake of the infectious disease developing in a complicated manner.

He asked the Ministry of Health and localities especially Ha Noi to keep a close watch on the disease developments and provide emergency treatment to measles patients in order to minimize fatalities; prepare for adequate expenditures, medicines, and equipment to quickly end the outbreak as soon as possible.

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South Sudan + 1 other
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #19, 21 April 2014

Highlights

 Following heavy fighting in Bentiu (Unity State) on 14 and 15 April, the number of people displaced inside the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site increased to 23,000, up from 4,000 just a week ago. With the current water supply, IDPs are receiving less than two liters of water per person per day. There is now just one latrine per 317 people.

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Karachi Electric and UNICEF unite against childhood preventable diseases in Pakistan

Karachi, 22 April, 2014 – Good Health and nutrition status and access to clean water and sanitation as well as education are part of fundamental rights of children. These rights makes sense not just in principle but also in practice as poor social indicators have an often significant negative impact on growth and social development. Often disparities in access to basic social services due to wealth, ethnicity, gender or location such as rural and urban location further amplify disparities in access.

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Brote de chikungunya afecta a médicos del hospital Reid Cabral

Report
Redhum

Un brote de la fiebre chikungunya se ha desatado entre el personal de salud del hospital Infantil Robert Reid Cabral, afectando hasta ayer a por lo menos 12 médicos, tres enfermeras y dos laboratoristas.

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En un 21 por ciento aumentan los casos de dengue en Honduras

Report
Redhum

Continúan en aumento los casos de dengue a nivel nacional, para la semana epidemiológica número 14 se reporta un incremento de un 21 por ciento.

El director de Vigilancia de la Salud, Bredy Lara, detalló que “hasta la fecha tenemos dos mil 490 casos, 662 menos que la semana 14 del 2013 en la que ya habían registrado más de tres mil casos”.

Añadió que uno de los municipios más afectado es Tegucigalpa, capital de Honduras, con 646 casos, seguido de San Pedro Sula, zona norte del país, con 519.

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Kenya + 1 other
Kenya Country Office Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report March 2014 (Including UNICEF’s response to South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma)

Highlights

  • As of 7 April 2014, Kakuma refugee Camp hosts 33,399 South Sudanese refugees. 65% of those are children under 18 years. UNICEF through partners on the ground continues to provide technical and material support. Funding remains the key bottleneck across all sectors;

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MINSA pide a la población continuar con las medidas de prevención contra el dengue

Ante la proximidad de la estación lluviosa, el Ministerio de Salud (MINSA) hace un llamado a los dueños de establecimientos comerciales, instituciones gubernamentales, escuelas, universidades públicas y privadas, a los clubes cívicos y a la población en general a retomar las jornadas de limpieza, para evitar la proliferación del mosquito Aedes aegypti, transmisor del dengue.

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Syria Crisis Monthly humanitarian situation report - 18 March – 17 April 2014: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt

Highlights

• During the reporting period, UNICEF participated in four inter-agency convoys in Syria, reaching 2,800 families in Douma, in Rural Damascus; 3,500 families in Sarmada and 4,000 families in Saraqib in Idleb; as well as 3,000 families in Termalleh and 1,000 in Al Ghanto, in Homs.

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Chad participates in the African Vaccination Week to improve routine immunization

By Nadim Boughanmi

N’djamena, 23rd April 2014 - The fourth edition of the African Vaccination Week is currently underway in several participating African countries including Chad.

With a main objective to increase all stakeholders’ awareness on the importance of routine vaccination for the survival of the child, the African Vaccination Week initiative aims to increase immunization indicators, through improved advocacy, communication tools and integrated health services and activities.

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Confirman 2,790 casos de dengue en El Salvador

Report
Redhum

Fuente: La Prensa Gráfica

Las autoridades indicaron además que hay 69 casos de dengue grave y contabiliza, en las mismas fechas, una muerte.

Hasta el 19 de abril, el Ministerio de Salud contabiliza un total de 2,790 casos confirmados de dengue en El Salvador. Indican que hay 69 por dengue grave (hasta la semana 15), de acuerdo con la actualización de datos brindada hoy por el viceministro del ramo de políticas sectoriales, Eduardo Espinoza.

Los departamentos más afectados son San Salvador, Santa Ana, La Libertad y San Miguel.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16–23 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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A slippery slope called Katanga - April 2014

Not a week goes by without an attack on villages by the Mayi-Mayi. From 1 January to 31 March, more than 35 attacks were reported in the territories known as the 'Triangle of Death'.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province du Sud-Kivu N° 14/14, 22 avril 2014

Faits saillants

ƒ - Les personnes déplacées de Mulungu n'ont toujours pas regagné leurs villages

-ƒ Les déplacés de Mule nécessitent une assistance en vivres et en articles ménagers essentiels ƒ - Amélioration de la situation du choléra à Uvira

Contexte général

Mouvements de population

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR Regional Update 11, 14 – 17 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: The Opposition fighters are mobilizing for a campaign to capture the oil fields in Paloch that are still pumping – the last major source of revenue for the Government. A battle for Paloch would thrust South Sudan into still more chaos.

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Pakistan + 1 other
Pakistan: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 22 April 2014)

COMPLEX EMERGENCY IN KP AND FATA

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Saint Lucia records first case of Chikungunya

by Glen Simon, Ministry of Health

The public warned against inadvertently creating breeding sites for the mosquito

Saint Lucia has recorded its first confirmed case of Chikungunya. Chikungunya is a mosquito borne disease transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the same vector that transmits dengue fever.

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Haiti + 1 other
Red Cross Combats Cholera in the Dominican Republic and Haiti

The approaching 2014 rainy season in Haiti and the Dominican Republic could mean an increase in the threat of waterborne illnesses such as cholera, and the American Red Cross continues its efforts fighting the disease in the region.

American Red Cross:

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is provided at no cost, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. The Red Cross also supplies nearly half of the nation's lifesaving blood. This, too, is made possible by generous voluntary donations. To help the victims of disaster, you may make a secure online credit card donation or call 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Or you may send your donation to your local Red Cross or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. To donate blood, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543), or contact your local Red Cross to find out about upcoming blood drives..


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Routine immunization aims to save children's lives in Central African Republic

By Madeleine Logan

As the crisis in the Central African Republic continues to threaten the most vulnerable, UNICEF is working to protect children from deadly and preventable diseases through improved routine immunization programmes.

BANGUI, Central African Republic, 21 April 2014 - Since a group of armed men burnt down Claudia’s house, she and her baby Melanie have been living in a leaky tent in one of Bangui’s largest displacement camps. Claudia can’t protect her daughter from homelessness, and she can’t protect her from rain and cold.

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L’immunisation des enfants dans le Triangle de la Mort

Pour la Semaine Africaine de la Vaccination, le Dr. Lebo partage son expérience de la vaccination au Katanga.