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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.
06 Mar 2018 description
  • Tropical Cyclone DUMAZILE continued moving south-south-east over the South-West Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and La Réunion Island, strengthening. On 6 March its centre was located 330 km south-west of La Reunion and 550 km south-east of Toamasina city (Madagascar). It had maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h.
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to keep moving toward the south-east, slowly weakening, and its centre will stay over water, heading away from eastern Madagascar and La Reunion.
05 Mar 2018 description
  • Tropical Cyclone DUMAZILE is moving southwards over the South-West Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and La Réunion Island, strengthening. On 5 March at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 400 km west of La Reunion and 230 km south-east of Toamasina city (Madagascar). It had maximum sustained winds of 167 km/h.

04 Mar 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Dumazile is moving southward between Madagascar and La Réunion Island with winds up to 120 km/h (Category 1 hurricane) strengthening (up to Category 3 hurricane) in the upcoming days.
Dumazile's centre is likely to stay over water, and off the eastern shore of Madagascar, meaning the highest wind gusts will be found there as well. However, heavy rainfall and strong winds should be expected both in eastern Madagascar and La Réunion Island.

17 Jan 2018 description

JTWC Summary: TROPICAL CYCLONE 06S (BERGUITTA), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 144 NM EAST-NORTHEAST OF PORT LOUIS, MAURITIUS, HAS TRACKED SOUTHWESTWARD AT 06 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS.RECENT ANIMATED MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS A SHIELD OF RELATIVELY DISORGANIZED DEEP CONVECTION PERSISTING OVER A LOW-LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER EVIDENT IN A 171715Z METOP-B ASCAT PASS AND A 1758Z METOP-A ASCAT PASS.THE CURRENT POSITION IS BASED ON THESE ASCAT PASSES, WITH HIGH CONFIDENCE.THE INTENSITY OF 65 KNOTS IS CONSISTENT WITH RECENT MULTI-AGENCY DVORAK AND AUTOMATED SATELLITE INTENSITY CONSENSUS …