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07 Nov 2018 description
  • Tropical cyclone ALCIDE formed over the south-west Indian Ocean on 6 November. On 7 November at 0:00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 1 100 km north of Mauritius Island, 1 230 km north-east of La Réunion and 870 km north-east of Antalaha town (Antsiranana Province, northern Madagascar), with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h (tropical storm).

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue south-west, strengthening to Category 2 with winds up to 157 km/h, before decreasing to a tropical storm on the approach to Madagascar.

12 Aug 2018 description

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 5-11 August 2018 and includes updates on dengue, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, West Nile virus, Measles, Rubella, Ebola virus disease, MERS-CoV.

03 Aug 2018 description

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 29 July-4 August 2018 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, dengue, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, West Nile virus, Enterovirus detections and Ebola virus disease.

13 Jul 2018 description

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 8-14 July 2018 and includes updates on carbapenemase-producing (OXA-48) Klebsiella pneumoniae, dengue, Ebola virus disease, poliomyelitis, MERS-CoV, mass gathering monitoring (FIFA Men's Football World Cup), measles, poliovirus type 2, rubella, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, and West Nile virus.

15 Jun 2018 description

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 10-16 June 2018 and includes updates on dengue, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, mass gathering monitoring, Ebola virus disease, West Nile virus, polio and Rift Valley fever.

23 May 2018 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster

A plague outbreak in Madagascar raised concern in neighbouring countries. As of 12 October 2017, a total 684 cases (suspected, probable and confirmed) including 57 deaths (CFR 8.3%) had been reported from 35 out of 114 districts. Of these, 474 were clinically classified as pneumonic plague.

On 16 October 2017, Madagascar Ministry of Health (MoH) reported that caseload that was at 805 (confirmed and suspected) with 74 deaths.

22 May 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

329,900 people impacted by floods / cyclones in 2018

8,033 cholera cases (since Jan 2018)

24 regions with active cholera outbreaks

898,000 refugees and asylum seekers hosting in the region

Overview

01 May 2018 description

Summary of situation

On 16 March 2018, WHO was notified by the International Health Regulations (2005) National Focal Point for France through the European Commission (EC) Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) about a sharp increase in the number of dengue cases reported in Réunion, France since the beginning of 2018. Réunion is a French overseas territory in the Indian Ocean.

25 Apr 2018 description
  • At least two persons died after Tropical Storm Fakir hit La Réunion with gusts of wind up to 151 km/h on 24 April. The Centre opérationnel de gestion interministérielle des crises (COGIC) reported that the phenomenon caused local flooding and mudslides, impacting roads and leaving 115 000 households without electricity.

  • On 25 April, Fakir continues on its south-eastern path and has become a Tropical Depression.

24 Apr 2018 description
  • A new Tropical Cyclone named FAKIR formed on 23 April over the south-western Indian Ocean, north-northeast of Madagascar, and started moving towards La Réunion (France) and Mauritius.

  • FAKIR could pass near the eastern coast of La Réunion on 24 April in the morning (UTC) as an intense Tropical Storm, with maximum sustained winds of 100-110 km/h. It is then forecast to continue moving southeastward over the Indian Ocean, away from La Réunion and Mauritius, weakening.

21 Apr 2018 description

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 15-21 April 2018 and includes updates on dengue, seasonal influenza and yellow fever.

14 Apr 2018 description

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 8-14 April 2018 and includes updates on measles, dengue, rubella, influenza, listeria and yellow fever.

07 Apr 2018 description

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 1-7 April 2018 and includes updates on avian influenza, dengue, poliomyelitis, seasonal influenza, MERS-CoV, and yellow fever.

28 Mar 2018 description

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 25-31 March 2018 and includes updates on dengue, chikungunya, measles, listeria, Borna diseases and gonorrhoeae.. Access the full set of maps, graphs and visuals for the CDTR at: http://ecdc.europa.eu/cdtr

24 Mar 2018 description

Health Ministers and Environment Ministers, Experts, Officials and other key stakeholders from Small Island Development States (SIDS) of Africa and South East Asian regions, namely Cabo Verde, Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Reunion Island, Sao Tome and Principes and Seychelles participated in the World Health Organization (WHO) Third Global Conference on Climate Change and Health on 21-22 March 2018 in Mauritius.

19 Mar 2018 description
  • Tropical Cyclone ELIAKIM moved over Analanjirofo and Antsinanana provinces over 17-18 March. It then continued heading off the central and southeastern coast of Madagascar as a Tropical Storm. On 19 March at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located 130 km south-east of Manakara (Vatovavy-Fitovinany) and had maximum sustained winds of 83 km/h.
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to keep heading southeast away from land, strengthening. Heavy rain and strong winds may still affect northern, central and southern Madagascar and La Reunion over 19-20 March.
18 Mar 2018 description
  • TC Eliakim-18 made landfall on 16 March in Cap Masoala and district of Maroantsetra. TC affected the main island with heavy rains and winds especially for Antongil Golf and Masoala Peninsula – district of Maroantsetra - the most vulnerable area to floods. The most rainfall impact is expected to occur particularly at the level of districts Maroantsetra, Ambilobe, Mandritsara, Brickaville, and Toamasina 2. From the first observations severe floods are confirmed Maroantsetra, and to a lesser extent to Mandritsara and Ambilobe.

17 Mar 2018 description
  • Tropical Storm ELIAKIM made initial landfall on the peninsula of Masoala in north east Madagascar at 6:00 UTC, 16 March, it has since tracked south along the eastern seaboard of Madagascar and currently is impacting the area between the towns of Andilamena and Ampasina Manigory with maximum sustained wind speeds of up to 82 km/h.
  • Over the next 48 hours the ELIAKIM is predicted to continue to move slowly south, south-east passing over Madagascar's second largest city Toamasina at 17:00 today; rentering the Indian Ocean at around 00:00 UTC, 19 March.
16 Mar 2018 description
  • Tropical Cyclone ELIAKIM made landfall on the peninsula of Masoala in north east Madagascar at 6:00 UTC. A second landfall is expected in Mananara Avaratra. Average wind speed is 100 km/h with gusts up to 140 km/h. and it had maximum sustained winds of 102 km/h.
  • Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to move south over central Madagascar regions, weakening. Its centre may reach water again on 19 March and move away from land. Heavy rain, storm surges and strong winds may affect northern, central and southern Madagascar and La Reunion over 16-20 March.