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22 Sep 2018 description

Situation Summary

In 2018, as of 21 September, a total of 6,629 confirmed cases of measles, including 72 deaths, have been reported in 11 countries of the Region of the Americas: Antigua and Barbuda (1 case), Argentina (11 cases), Brazil (1,735 cases, including 10 deaths), Canada (22 cases), Colombia (85 cases), Ecuador (19 cases), Guatemala (1 case), Mexico (5 cases), Peru (21 cases), the United States of America (124 cases), and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (4,605 cases, including 62 deaths).

13 Sep 2018 description

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Severe Weather

Guatemala

05 Sep 2018 description

Hurricane Olivia
Eastern North Pacific (alert)

30 Aug 2018 description

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Hurricane Norman
Easter North Pacific and Baja California, Mexico (alert)

07 Aug 2018 description

Hurricane John 

Eastern North Pacific and Mexico and Baja California Peninsula (Alert)
On 7 August 2018, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NOAA) reported Hurricane John is located 320 miles south west of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico and 345 miles south of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, with strong wind gusts; it is expected to become a major hurricane tonight or early tomorrow. The report is available in English at: National Hurricane Center.

06 Aug 2018 description

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Severe Weather
Panama

31 Jul 2018 description

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Volcano
Mexico

25 Jul 2018 description

Measles in the Americas: New epidemiological update

Washington, DC, 24 July 2018 (PAHO)- According to the latest epidemiological update from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), emitted on 20 July 2018, a total of 2472 confirmed cases of measles have been reported from 11 countries in the Americas so far this year.

The majority of the cases occurred in Venezuela (1613 cases) and Brazil (677), followed by the United States (91), Colombia (40), Canada (19), Ecuador (17), Argentina (5), Mexico (5), Peru (3), Antigua and Barbuda (1) and Guatemala (1).

08 Jun 2018 description

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Volcano
Guatemala (update)

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.

04 Apr 2018 description

Costa Rica, 3 de abril de 2018 (OPS/OMS)—Conocer el trabajo que realizan distintos actores en torno al abordaje de la salud de las personas migrantes en Centroamérica y México, compartir las buenas prácticas y ofrecer un espacio para la conformación de redes, fueron los objetivos de la II Reunión Técnica de Socios de la Iniciativa Conjunta de Salud para las Personas Migrantes (INCOSAMI).

27 Mar 2018 description

Last Updated: 26 March 2018 - Maintain its elimination in the Americas