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17 Jul 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 37 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, seven Grade 1, and 21 ungraded events.

17 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • In the current Lassa Fever outbreak, seventeen (17) States (Ogun, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa, Rivers,
    Kaduna, Gombe, Cross-River, Borno, Kano, Kogi, Enugu and Anambra) have reported at least one confirmed case – Figure 1

  • As at week 27 (July 1-7, 2017), the outbreak is activei in 5 states (Anambra, Rivers, Ondo, Edo and Plateau). Taraba and Bauchi states have completed 42 days follow-up (two incubation periods) with no new confirmed case reported and the outbreak is over in these states.

17 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • In the current Lassa Fever outbreak, seventeen (17) States (Ogun, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa, Rivers, Kaduna, Gombe, Cross-River, Borno, Kano, Kogi, Enugu and Anambra) have reported at least one confirmed case – Figure 1

  • As at week 26 (June 24-30, 2017), the outbreak is activei in 7 states (Anambra, Bauchi, Rivers, Ondo, Edo, Taraba and Plateau).

  • Since the onset of LF outbreak in Dec. 2016 (Week 49), a total of 205 cases have been classified as: confirmedii (191) and probableiii

13 Jul 2017 description

PREVENTION OF CHOLERA OUTBREAKS

I: Safe Water Use and General Hygiene Practices

10 Jul 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 39 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, six Grade 1, and 24 ungraded events.

This week’s edition covers key ongoing events in the region, including the grade 3 humanitarian crises in South Sudan and Ethiopia and outbreaks of hepatitis E in the Lake Chad Basin (Chad, Niger and Nigeria), malaria in Burundi, dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire, and visceral leishmaniasis in Kenya.

03 Jul 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, six Grade 1, and twenty five ungraded events.

29 Jun 2017 description

Standard case definition for case detection- focus on Cholera

In the Epi-week ending 25th June 2017, the Cholera outbreak in Kwara state continued with a total of 1,429 suspected cases reported as at 20th June 2017. Nine cases out of this have been laboratory confirmed. Ten deaths have been recorded so far, with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.69%. The number of affected Local Government Areas (LGAs) still remains four.

28 Jun 2017 description

Main Story

Preparing to respond to a Cholera Outbreak

Nigeria usually experiences outbreaks of Cholera during the rainy season. These outbreaks usually span from May up until September or October yearly. During these months, the country records high rainfalls, sometimes leading to an overflow of sewage systems and subsequent breakdown in overall hygiene standards. Furthermore, poor access to potable water and crowded living conditions are highlighted as contributory factors to the start and spread of a cholera outbreak.

28 Jun 2017 description

Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic fever illness that is known to be endemic in various West African countries including Nigeria. As of 9 June 2017, a total of 501 suspected cases including 104 deaths have been reported since the onset of the current Lassa fever outbreaks season in December 2016. Of the reported cases, 189 have been further classified, 175 laboratory-confirmed including 59 deaths and 14 probable cases (all dead).

27 Jun 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 40 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, five Grade 1, and twenty five ungraded events.

17 Jun 2017 description

With funding from EU Humanitarian Aid and other partners, the World Health Organization has trained clinicians on disease surveillance in Nigeria. This proved to be critical as the possibility of a Lassa fever outbreak loomed large earlier in 2017.

By Dr Isabelle Devaux, WHO Epidemiologist in Maiduguri, Nigeria @WHOAFRO

16 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • In the current Lassa Fever outbreak, seventeen (17) States (Ogun, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa, Rivers,
    Kaduna, Gombe, Cross-River, Borno, Kano, Kogi, Enugu and Anambra) have reported at least one confirmed case – Figure 1

13 Jun 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly update focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: four Grade 3, seven Grade 2, four Grade 1, and 26 ungraded events.

09 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • In the current Lassa Fever outbreak, seventeen (17) States (Ogun, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa, Rivers,
    Kaduna, Gombe, Cross-River, Borno, Kano, Kogi Enugu and Anambra) have reported at least one confirmed case – Figure 1

07 Jun 2017 description

NIGERIA

There have been 490 cases of Lassa Fever since December 2016, of which 189 were confirmed, and 104 resulted in deaths. This represents an extremely high case fatality rate of 21%, which has been attributed to the ongoing humanitarian situation in the northeast, intense population movement, and poor health response capacity.

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CHAD

05 Jun 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 41 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, five Grade 1, and 26 ungraded events.