27 March 2014: World – ECHO Flash Events

GUINEA-WEST AFRICA – EBOLA (ECHO)

• National and international emergency response is ongoing with the set-up of isolation wards and case management in Gueckedou, Macenta and N’zerokore hospitals.

• Public information and safe burial practices are in place, to avoid community spread. Active case finding and contacts tracing are still required to contain the epidemic.

• Laboratory capacities for on-site cases confirmation are being put in place together with epidemiologists/investigators.

• The map shows the districts with confirmed Ebola cases (WHO).

KENYA – SEVERE WEATHER (Local Media)

• Local media report heavy rains and winds to have affected parts of Nairobi on 25 March, causing floods. Same source reports three people killed and a number of homes damaged.

INDONESIA – SEVERE WEATHER (BNPB)

• Heavy rains and consequent floods and landslides affected parts of the upper area of Solo River in Wonogiri and Sukoharjo Regencies in Central Java on 25 March. 300 people were evacuated from a village in Wonogiri, while a landslide killed two people and damaged a number of homes.

AUSTRALIA – SEVERE WEATHER (WMO, Media)

• In the last few days heavy rains affected parts of Queensland.
In Yeppoon, approx. 299mm of rain were observed in 24h, over 26-27 March. According to media, a number of homes were flooded and several roads were closed in the area of Yeppoon.

EL SALVADOR – DENGUE (ECHO)

• Warning of dengue epidemic in the country, as of 25 March • Confirmed dengue cases have increased by 88% (759 more cases) compared to 2013.

• This worrying trend will be closely followed by DG ECHO.

• The map highlights areas where municipalities have been identified as being at higher risk of generating an epidemic.