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01 Nov 2019 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author Micheal Pillay PhD Candidate, climate change science, Nagasaki University

Reviewer Jennifer Fitchett Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, University of the Witwatersrand

20 May 2019 description

On 16 March 2018, WHO was notified by the National International Health Regulations (IHR) Focal Point of France, through the European Commission Early Warning and Response System, of an increase in the number of dengue cases reported on La Réunion Island, France, since the beginning of 2018.

12 Apr 2019 description

(Editors: an IFRC media advisory to mark this occasion was issued yesterday in Cannes and Geneva.)

06 Feb 2019 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Tropical cyclone FUNANI formed over South-West Indian Ocean on 5 February and started moving south-west. On 6 February at 6.00 UTC, its center was located approx. 325 km north-northeast of Rodrigues Island, with maximum sustained winds of 102 km/h.

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to strengthen as it continues south and then south-east, approx. 220 km east of Rodrigues. Mauritius MET Services has issued a cyclone warning Class II for Rodrigues.

20 Dec 2018 description
  • Tropical cyclone CILIDA (previously named SEVEN) continued south-west over the southwestern Indian Ocean, slightly strengthening. On 20 December at 0:00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 920 km north-north-east of Mauritius and 1 090 Km north-east of La Réunion with maximum sustained winds of 83 km/h (tropical storm). Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue south-west, strengthening, with maximum sustained winds up to 130 km/h.
11 Dec 2018 description

DENGUE

Dengue 2 : fin des épidémies dans le Pacifique, circulation inter-épidémique à la Réunion
Dengue 1 : circulation à Wallis et Futuna, à Nauru, en Guadeloupe et à Saint-Martin

MENINGITE A MENINGOCOQUE

Epidémie à méningocoque C à Fidji
Circulation de méningocoque W en Nouvelle-Zélande

27 Nov 2018 description

DENGUE

Dengue 2 : fin des épidémies dans le Pacifique, épidémie en cours à la Réunion
Dengue 1 : circulation en France, à Wallis et Futuna, en Guadeloupe et à Saint-Martin

MENINGITE A MENINGOCOQUE

Epidémie à méningocoque C à Fidji

Circulation de méningocoque W en Nouvelle Zélande

WEST NILE

Circulation en France

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.