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11 Sep 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 45 events in the region. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

• Cholera in Borno State, Nigeria

• Necrotising cellulitis/fasciitis in São Tomé and Príncipe

• Humanitarian crisis in the Central Africa Republic

• Cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania

• Cholera in Chad

• Dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire.

10 Sep 2017 description

Current major event

Dengue fever in Pakistan

The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination in Pakistan has recently reported a high number of dengue fever cases in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). A total of 1,279 laboratory confirmed cases were reported during the months of July and August 2017.

Editorial note

30 Aug 2017 description

Current major event

Meningitis in Yemen

The suspected bacterial meningitis cases continue to be monitored. From 01 January to 06 August 2017 (Epidemiological week 31), a total of 2,467 clinically diagnosed cases including 37 related deaths (Case fatality ratio- 1.5%) were reported through the Electronic Disease Early Warning System (eDEWS) in Yemen.

Editorial note

21 Aug 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 43 events in the region. This week, one new event has been reported: flash floods/mudslides in Sierra Leone. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

• Lassa fever and cholera in Nigeria

• Cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania

• Necrotizing cellulitis/fasciitis in the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Principe

07 Aug 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 38 events in the region. This week, one new event has been reported: malaria outbreak in Cabo Verde. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

• Lassa fever in Nigeria

• Hepatitis E in Nigeria

• Cholera in Kenya

• Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon

• Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

03 Aug 2017 description

Meningitis in Yemen

The Ministry of Health in Yemen, in collaboration with WHO, are closely monitoring the epidemiological pattern of the ongoing reported cases of meningitis in Yemen. Since the beginning of the year up to 8 July 2017 (Epidemiological week 27), a total of 2,146 suspected cases have been reported through the electronic early warning surveillance system (eDEWS) in the country (Please see the graph).

Editorial Note

27 Jul 2017 description

Implementation of Event Based Surveillance in Jordan

Jordan is conducting a training workshop for the launch of event based surveillance (EBS) for acute respiratory infections. The workshop to be conducted in Amman, Jordan, from 24 to 27 July 2017 will target public health officers responsible for surveillance and response at governorate level and health professionals from all secondary and tertiary level hospitals in the country.

Editorial note

17 Jul 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 37 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, seven Grade 1, and 21 ungraded events.

17 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • In the current Lassa Fever outbreak, seventeen (17) States (Ogun, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa, Rivers,
    Kaduna, Gombe, Cross-River, Borno, Kano, Kogi, Enugu and Anambra) have reported at least one confirmed case – Figure 1

  • As at week 27 (July 1-7, 2017), the outbreak is activei in 5 states (Anambra, Rivers, Ondo, Edo and Plateau). Taraba and Bauchi states have completed 42 days follow-up (two incubation periods) with no new confirmed case reported and the outbreak is over in these states.

17 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • In the current Lassa Fever outbreak, seventeen (17) States (Ogun, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa, Rivers, Kaduna, Gombe, Cross-River, Borno, Kano, Kogi, Enugu and Anambra) have reported at least one confirmed case – Figure 1

  • As at week 26 (June 24-30, 2017), the outbreak is activei in 7 states (Anambra, Bauchi, Rivers, Ondo, Edo, Taraba and Plateau).

  • Since the onset of LF outbreak in Dec. 2016 (Week 49), a total of 205 cases have been classified as: confirmedii (191) and probableiii

13 Jul 2017 description

PREVENTION OF CHOLERA OUTBREAKS

I: Safe Water Use and General Hygiene Practices