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01 Jun 2018 description

On 23 May 2018, the French government adopted a decree “experimenting certain modalities of processing of asylum applications in Guiana”, aiming to test an acceleration of the asylum procedure in Guiana; one of the main French overseas territories receiving significant numbers of asylum seekers, along with Mayotte.

02 May 2018 description

Ante el inicio de la temporada de mayor circulación de influenza en el hemisferio sur, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud / Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS) recomienda a los Estados Miembros que adopten las medidas necesarias para asegurar el manejo clínico apropiado, el estricto cumplimiento de las medidas de control de infecciones en los servicios de atención de salud y la provisión adecuada de antivirales.

20 Mar 2018 description

Resumen de la situación en las Américas Entre enero de 2016 y el 13 de marzo de 2018, siete países y territorios de la región de las Américas notificaron casos confirmados de fiebre amarilla: El Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana Francesa, Perú y Suriname. Durante este periodo se notificó el mayor número de casos humanos y epizootias registradas en la Región de las Américas en varias décadas.

09 Mar 2018 description

Resumen de la situación en las Américas

Entre enero de 2016 y enero de 2018, siete países y territorios de la región de las Américas han notificado casos confirmados de fiebre amarilla: El Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Brasil,
Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana Francesa, Perú y Suriname. Durante este periodo se notificó el mayor número de casos humanos y epizootias registradas en la Región de las Américas en varias décadas.

10 Nov 2017 description

Près de deux mois après le passage de l’ouragan Irma, chacun conserve à l’esprit les images d’un drame meurtrier : des maisons balayées, des populations privées d’eau potable et d’électricité, des écoles détruites, des centres de soins submergés. Oui, dans la nuit du 5 au 6 septembre dernier, les Caraïbes et singulièrement Saint-Martin et Saint Barthélémy, étaient confrontées à l’une des épreuves les plus terribles de leur histoire.

02 Sep 2017 description

Le 22 août 2017, le point focal national RSI pour la France a notifié un cas mortel confirmé de fièvre jaune concernant une Brésilienne de 43 ans en Guyane française; son statut vaccinal est inconnu.

La patiente a été hospitalisée le 7 août 2017 et elle est morte le 9 d’hépatite fulminante à l’hôpital de Cayenne. Elle pourrait être allée dans une zone d’exploitation aurifère près de St Elie (au Centre-Nord du pays). L’enquête est en cours pour déterminer l’itinéraire de la patiente.

31 Aug 2017 description

On 22 August 2017, the National IHR Focal Point for France notified a confirmed fatal case of yellow fever in a 43-year-old Brazilian woman in French Guiana, with an unknown vaccination status.

The patient was hospitalized on 7 August 2017 and died on 9 August 2017 at the Cayenne hospital from fulminant hepatitis. She may have visited a gold mining area near St. Elie (North center of the country). Investigations are currently ongoing in order to identify the patient's travel route.

28 Aug 2017 description

Resumen de la situación en las Américas

Desde la semana epidemiológica (SE) 44 de 2016 ningún nuevo país o territorio de las Américas confirmó transmisión autóctona vectorial de Zika; por lo que se mantiene en 48 el número de países y territorios de las Américas que confirmaron casos autóctonos por transmisión vectorial de Zika y en cinco el número de países que notificaron casos de Zika transmitidos sexualmente (Figura 1).

26 Aug 2017 description

Situation Summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease, while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

North America

27 Jul 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease,while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

The following is a summary of the epidemiological situation by sub-regions.

North America

26 May 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease, while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases. Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease.

North America

02 May 2017 description

Proyecto de la FAO apoyará la creación de una estrategia regional de gestión del virus para disminuir la población del mosquito que transmite la enfermedad.

2 de mayo de 2017, Santiago de Chile - La FAO trabajará con los países de América Latina y el Caribe para crear una estrategia regional para disminuir el impacto del virus Zika en la seguridad alimentaria de las zonas rurales.

29 Apr 2017 description

Situation Summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015, while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases (Figure 1).

23 Mar 2017 description

Le Mécanisme Européen de Protection Civile participe au premier exercice de crise "EU Richter Caraïbes 2017" aux Antilles

Cet exercice de solidarité européenne et internationale, cofinancé par l’Union Européenne, a pour objectif de tester les chaînes opérationnelles, organisationnelles et de commandement dans l’Arc antillais, pour répondre aux catastrophes de grande ampleur tels que les tremblements de terre et tsunamis, qui affectent régulièrement cette région.

16 Mar 2017 description

Washington, DC, March 15, 2017 (PAHO / WHO) —Experts on dengue and health professionals from 21 countries are exchanging experiences and best practices in diagnosis of dengue, clinical management of patients and surveillance this week, in a workshop organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the Singapore Cooperation Program in Brasilia.

11 Mar 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus since 2015 (Figure 1). In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

Highlighted below is a summary of the epidemiological situation by sub-regions.

North America

10 Mar 2017 description

Key updates

  • Countries, territories and subnational areas reporting vector-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) infections for the first time since 1 February: None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system malformations potentially associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Mexico, Saint Martin

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome cases associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Curaçao, Trinidad and Tobago