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The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period from 10-16 March 2019 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Ebola virus disease, influenza, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Rift Valley fever.
Poursuite des opérations de lutte le long de la côte de la mer Rouge
La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante durant la majeure partie de février le long des deux rives de la mer Rouge avec la poursuite de la reproduction de la deuxième génération en Égypte, au Soudan, en Érythrée et en Arabie saoudite, entraînant la formation de nouveaux groupes de larves et d’ailés, ainsi que de bandes et d’essaims. Les opérations de lutte se sont poursuivies dans tous les pays, avec 80 000 ha traités.
ICRC (Kuwait / Muscat) – The ICRC is running its annual war surgery course in Muscat, to train Omani surgeons and health professionals on the management of war wounded patients. The seminar, organized jointly by the ICRC and the Ministry of Health from 4 to 7 March, brought together over 80 Omani surgeons and health professionals representing various health care institutions from the Ministry of Health, Royal Oman Police, Armed Forces, Emergency Ambulance Services, and Civil Defense staff.
General situation during February 2019
Forecast until mid-April 2019
Control operations continue along the Red Sea coast
The killing of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces in Gaza and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi Arabian consulate glaringly illustrated the unaccountability of Middle Eastern and North African states that resorted to lethal and other violence to repress dissent.
Current major event
Knowledge gaps: Multiple drug-resistant typhoid fever in Pakistan
Cases of multiple drug-resistant Salmonella typhoid (MDR S. Typhi) fever continue to report from Pakistan. Between November 2016 to February 2019, a total of 5 853 MDR typhoid fever cases were reported from different districts of Sindh province. Currently, there are a number of knowledge gaps which is hindering effective control of this out-break.
MERS cluster in Oman
During the month of January 2019, the Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman reported a cluster of five cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) infection from the North Batinah Governorate. Two cases from this cluster were fatal.
Formation et migration d’essaims dans la Région centrale
Une résurgence du Criquet pèlerin est en cours sur les plaines côtières du Soudan et de l’Érythrée, où un nombre croissant de groupes, de bandes et d’essaims se sont formés en janvier suite à une deuxième reproduction.
Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2009 and FY 2018, USAID’s Office of U.S.
By Henry Wilson-Smith
Swarms form and migrate in Central Region
A Desert Locust outbreak is in progress on the Red Sea coastal plains of Sudan and Eritrea where an increasing number of groups, bands and swarms formed during January as a result of a second generation of breeding.
General situation during January 2019
Forecast until mid-March 2019
Swarms form in the Central Region
Current major event
Dengue fever in Oman
The Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman reported an outbreak of dengue fever, which started during second week of December 2018, and till 12th January 2019, a total of 48 dengue fever cases were reported and these cases are probably the first locally-acquired dengue fever cases ever reported from Oman.
Situation générale en décembre 2018
Prévision jusqu'à mi-février 2019
Une résurgence du Criquet pèlerin se développe au Soudan et en Érythrée
General situation during November 2018
Forecast until mid-January 2019
Desert Locust outbreak develops in Sudan and Eritrea
Favourable ecological conditions and extensive breeding caused a Desert Locust outbreak to develop in the winter breeding areas along the Red Sea coast in Sudan and Eritrea during December.
Current major event
One health framework in Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR)
On 12th December 2018, an expert meeting on one health framework for action on emerging zoonotic infections was held in Amman, Jordan. The meeting, organized by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean (WHO EMRO), reviewed the framework in the light of improving efficient and coordinated multisectoral “one health” approach among human health, animal and environment sectors to prevent, detect and respond to emerging zoonotic infection.
Spotlight on Progress
While much remains to be done in the Arab States region to better address all forms of modern slavery, some positive steps are being taken. Most notably, after several years of persistent lobbying from international rights groups and worker’s unions, the Government of Qatar has pledged a series of labour reforms to improve the treatment of migrant workers there.
Déplacement de criquets vers les zones de reproduction hivernale
La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin reste calme dans tous les pays.
by Jack Durrell
Climate change threatens the viability of agriculture, ecosystems, and rural livelihoods in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In a region where agriculture is a critical source of employment and income, environmental degradation, and declining and more variable productivity, could potentially cause significant displacements, posing challenges in a region already beset by instability.
5 December 2018, Cairo, Egypt – Seven countries from the Eastern Mediterranean Region are participating in a simulation exercise for a global pandemic which started on 4 December. The exercise is coordinated by the World Health Organization’s Global Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and the EOC Network, a global network of health emergency operations centres.