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10 Jan 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

In 2016, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru reported confirmed cases of yellow fever.

Brazil confirmed six human yellow fever cases in 2016 and the number of epizootics, especially in the state of São Paulo, increased considerably during 2016 in comparison to previous years.

14 Dec 2016 description

Situation summary in the Americas

In 2016, up to epidemiological week (EW) 47, three countries reported cases of jungle yellow fever: Brazil, Colombia, and Peru.

Since the publication of the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Yellow Fever Epidemiological Update of 9 November 2016 up to EW 47 of 2016, Brazil confirmed two epizootics in nonhuman primates (NHP) in the state of Sao Paulo, one in the municipality of Severínia and another in Cajobi.

28 Jul 2016 description
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Resumen de la situación en las Américas

  • En 2015, tres países confirmaron la circulación del virus de la fiebre amarilla: Bolivia (epizootia), Brasil y Perú (casos humanos).

  • En 2016, hasta la semana epidemiológica (SE) 28, tres países notificaron casos de fiebre amarilla selvática: Brasil, Colombia y Perú.

Situación Epidemiológica

26 Jul 2016 description

Situation summary in the Americas

  • In 2015, three countries in the Americas have confirmed yellow fever virus circulation: Bolivia (epizootic), Brazil, and Peru (human cases).

  • In 2016, as of epidemiological week (EW) 28, three countries have reported jungle yellow fever: Brazil, Colombia, and Peru.

Epidemiological Situation

07 Jul 2016 description

Resumen de la situación en las Américas

  • En 2015, tres países confirmaron la circulación del virus de la fiebre amarilla: Bolivia (epizootia), Brasil y Perú (casos humanos).

  • En 2016, hasta la SE 24, tres países notificaron casos de fiebre amarilla selvática: Brasil, Colombia y Perú.

06 Jul 2016 description

Situation summary in the Americas

  • In 2015, three countries in the Americas have confirmed yellow fever virus circulation:
    Bolivia (epizootic), Brazil, and Peru (human cases).

  • In 2016, as of epidemiological week (EW) 24, three countries have reported jungle yellow fever: Brazil, Colombia, and Peru.

26 May 2016 description

In light of the circulation of yellow fever in several areas of the Region of the Americas, and considering current yellow fever outbreaks in countries outside of this Region, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) advises Member States to maintain the capacity to detect and confirm cases of yellow fever, provide updated information, and train health professionals for proper detection and case management, especially in areas at risk for yellow fever circulation.

25 May 2016 description

Considerando que el virus de fiebre amarilla circula en varias zonas de la Región de las Américas y ante el actual brote de fiebre amarilla en países fuera de la Región, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud / Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS / OMS) recomienda a los Estados Miembros que mantengan la capacidad para detectar y confirmar casos de fiebre amarilla, brinden información actualizada y capaciten a los profesionales de salud para que puedan detectar y tratar adecuadamente los casos, en especial en las áreas conocidas de circulación del virus.

23 Apr 2016 description

In light of the circulation of yellow fever in several areas of the Region, and considering current outbreaks in countries outside of this Region, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) advises Member States to maintain the capacity to detect and confirm cases of yellow fever, provide updated information for health professionals and train them to enable them to properly detect and manage cases, especially in areas at risk for yellow fever circulation. In addition, Member States are encouraged to maintain high vaccination coverage in at risk populations.

24 Oct 2010 description

Introduction

During 2009, the number of globally reported cholera cases increased by 16% compared to those reported in 2008. A total of 221,226 cases, including 4,946 deaths, were reported in 45 countries with a fatality rate of 2.24%.

In the Region of the Americas, cases were reported in Canada, Paraguay and the United States. In Paraguay, autochthonous transmission of Vibrio cholera O:1 was reported, with 5 cases notified and no deaths.