Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary
Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and 5 of 2017, a total of 1,897 cholera cases were reported in Haiti, including 28 deaths. In the Dominican Republic, from the beginning of the year to EW 2 of 2017, there were 7 suspected cholera cases and 2 confirmed cases reported, including one death.
In 2016, four countries of the Americas: the Dominican Republic (1,159), Ecuador1 (1), Haiti (41,421), and Mexico (1) reported suspected and confirmed cases.
El incendio forestal "Zemita" en las regiones del Maule y Bio Bío, afecto a 40 viviendas en las comunas de Parral y Ñiquén y 2.600 hectáreas de vegetación. A nivel nacional, la CONAF ha registrado un total de 25 incendios forestales, 17 de los cuales están controlados, 7 que están activos y 1 que se extingue. Sigue habiendo una alerta roja para las comunas de Valparaíso, Villa Alemana, Limache y otras cuatro. (FO: CONAF)
Situation summary in the Americas
Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 6 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and the Plurinational State of Bolivia, have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.
The following is a situation summary in Brazil.
On February 21, 2017, as a result of heavy rain in the area, the overflow from the irrigation channel flooded houses in the town of Trichanthera. On February 22, 2017, an over flow from Angashiyacu gorge flooded houses in the town of Angashiyacu. In both events, 91 people and 35 houses were affected. On February 22, 2017 there were floods in the District of Cotaruse- Apurimac, which resulted from heavy rain that increased the level of Iscahuaca lagoon affecting 15 families and 30 drainage services in the town of Iscahuaca.
The National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) reported that the overflow of the Rio Frio River and mudslide led to 100 destroyed houses, blocked roadways, and a loss of bridges. In addition about 3,000 hectares of crops were affected. The overflow of the Rio Frio River was due to heavy rains that affected the municipalities of Algeciras, Rivera and Campoalegre in Hualia Department. No deaths were reported; however, about 2,000 people were evacuated from the Rio Negro neighborhood. The Huila Department remains on red alert due to hydro-meteorological conditions.