Epidemic

Maps and updates related to this term.

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Guinea + 3 others
Canada Announces Emergency Contribution to Fight Ebola Virus Outbreak

April 18, 2014

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced a joint funding contribution of $1,285,000 to address the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

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Guinea + 2 others
African health workers battle Ebola; suspected Canada case

03/25/2014 03:18 GMT

by Mouctar Bah

CONAKRY, March 25, 2014 (AFP) - Health officials in Guinea battled to contain west Africa's first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus as neighbouring Liberia reported its first suspected victims and a traveller returning to Canada was hospitalised with suspicious symptoms.

At least 59 people are known to have died in Guinea's southern forests and there are six suspected cases in Liberia which, if confirmed, would mark the first spread of the highly contagious pathogen into another country.

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Guinea + 2 others
Après la Guinée, cas suspects d'Ebola détectés au Liberia et au Canada

03/25/2014 01:29 GMT

Par Mouctar BAH

CONAKRY, 25 mars 2014 (AFP) - Après la Guinée frappée par des cas de fièvre hémorragique, dont celle provoquée par le virus Ebola, qui ont fait une soixantaine de morts depuis janvier, six cas suspects d'Ebola ont été détectés lundi au Liberia voisin, dont cinq mortels, et un autre cas a été détecté au Canada.

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Pakistan + 1 other
Canada leading fight to eradicate polio in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Canada's Minister of State (Multiculturalism) Tim Uppal today concluded a visit to Pakistan where he met with vaccinators, doctors and UNICEF staff and announced Canada's latest contribution to the fight to eradicate polio in Pakistan and around the world. While in Pakistan Minister Uppal also met with local Pakistan government officials as well as visited a mosque, Gurudwara Nankana Sahib, and Joseph colony (a Christian community in Lahore).

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Canada responds to measles outbreak in Central African Republic

OTTAWA — Canada is providing immediate assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in the Central African Republic affected by a measles outbreak, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation.

"Canada is working quickly to respond to the measles outbreak in the Central African Republic," said Minister Fantino. "Our government's commitment to the quick and effective delivery of humanitarian assistance to those most in need speaks to core Canadian values."

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Le Canada réagit à une épidémie de rougeole en République centrafricaine

OTTAWA — L'honorable Julian Fantino, ministre de la Coopération internationale, a annoncé que le Canada allait apporter une aide immédiate à des centaines de milliers de personnes touchées par une épidémie de rougeole en République centrafricaine.

« Le Canada travaille rapidement pour réagir à l'épidémie de rougeole qui sévit en République centrafricaine, a déclaré le ministre Fantino. L'engagement de notre gouvernement à offrir une aide humanitaire rapide et efficace à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin témoigne des valeurs canadiennes fondamentales. »

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Uganda + 1 other
Canada helps Ugandans affected by flooding and a cholera outbreak

OTTAWA — Canada is providing life-saving assistance to combat a cholera outbreak which could affect more than 900,000 people in Uganda, as well as support to help meet the immediate needs of approximately 6,500 people affected by the flooding in western Uganda, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation.

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World + 20 others
Development for Results 2010-2011: At the heart of Canada's efforts for a better world

Ottawa―The results of Canada's commitments to developing countries are now easier to access after Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, released the Development for Results 2010-2011 report today.

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Haiti + 1 other
Haiti Ratifies Business-Oriented Prime Minister

By Betty Désir

PORT-AU-PRINCE, May 14, 2012 (IPS) - Almost three months after the seat was left vacant when the former prime minister resigned due to disagreements and political wrangling with the president, as of Monday, Haiti finally has a new prime minister.

Businessman Laurent Salvador Lamothe, 39, will succeed Dr. Gary Conille who served in the important post for only four months. The doctor – who has also worked for several United Nations agencies around the world – resigned in February because of disagreements with President Michel Martelly, elected in May 2011.

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Haiti + 4 others
Haiti Mission Head Tells Security Council Progress Made in Security, Rule of Law, but Recent Resignation of Prime Minister Could Threaten Progress to Democracy

SC/10572

Security Council
6732nd Meeting (AM)

Mariano Fernandez Says, Nearly Eight Years after Mission’s Deployment,
Goals of Peace-keeping in Sight, Despite Serious Setbacks by 2010 Earthquake

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 22 Dec 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Summary

- In North America, acute respiratory disease activity continued to decrease and is lower than expected in some areas

- In the Caribbean, all countries reported unchanged and decreasing trends in acute respiratory disease, except Barbados, which reported an increasing trend

- Central America reported decreasing

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 14 Dec 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Summary

- In North America, acute respiratory disease activity continued to decrease and is lower than expected in some areas

- In the Caribbean, unchanged and decreasing trends in acute respiratory disease were reported

- Central America reported decreasing or unchanged trends in acute respiratory disease

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Argentina + 35 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 01 Dec 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Update

- In North America, acute respiratory disease activity remained above what is expected for this time of year; however, overall trends in acute respiratory disease are decreasing

- In the Caribbean, variable trends in acute respiratory disease are being reported

- Central America reported decreasing

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 23 Nov 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Summary

- Respiratory illness activity remained above what is expected for this time of year in Canada, Mexico, and the United States; in the United States, the proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza remained above the epidemic threshold

- The United States is investigating

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Benin + 14 others
WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record 20 Nov 2009

Epidemiological summary of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus - Ontario, Canada, June 2009

Background

In March and April 2009, a novel strain of influenza A (H1N1) virus was detected in Mexico and the United States. The virus has since spread worldwide, and there have been >340 000 laboratory-confirmed cases and >4100 deaths reported to WHO as of 27 September 2009. Given the evidence of sustained community-level outbreaks of novel influenza A (H1N1) in >1 WHO region, WHO declared a global pandemic of influenza

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 16 Nov 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate slightly decreased compared to last week but remained above average for the sixth consecutive week. The number of influenza outbreaks remained high and these outbreaks were mostly reported

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 09 Nov 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

Widespread influenza activity and increased trends in acute respiratory disease continued this week.

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate increased again relative to the last week and remained above average for the fifth consecutive week. There was another

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 03 Nov 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

Widespread influenza activity and increased trends in acute respiratory disease continued this week.

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate increased again relative to the last week and remained above average for the fourth consecutive week. There was a

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Argentina + 7 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 2 Nov 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

Widespread influenza activity and increased trends in acute respiratory disease continued this week.

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate increased again relative to the last week and remained above average for the fourth consecutive week. There was a

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 26 Oct 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

In Canada and the United States, spread of influenza continues to be widespread and trends of acute respiratory disease continue to increase.

In the United States, in EW 41, outpatient influenza-like-illness (ILI) activity continued to increase, remaining