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25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Latin America and Caribbean region is increasingly impacted by natural disasters as well as population movements. In 2017, more than 15.6 million people - including 8 million children were affected by natural disasters. Hurricanes resulted in aggravating the humanitarian situation of more than 1.4 million people in Cuba, Haiti and the Eastern Caribbean islands. Mexico was severely hit by two major earthquakes in September 2017, while floods and landslides further exacerbated the needs of vulnerable children and their families in Colombia and Peru.

10 Aug 2018 description

Contents

409 Yellow fever in Africa and the Americas, 2017

415 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases,
January-June 2018

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409 Fièvre jaune en Afrique et dans les Amériques, 2017 415 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-juin 2018Contents 409 Yellow fever in Africa and the Americas, 2017

415 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases,
January-June 2018 Sommaire 409 Fièvre jaune en Afrique et dans les Amériques, 2017 415 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-juin 2018

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.

26 Mar 2018 description

World Tuberculosis Day 2018

New data released on 19th March 2018 by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe show that the decreasing trend in new tuberculosis (TB) cases, observed since 2007, continues at a rate of around 4% annually in EU/EEA. The rate of the decrease needs to at least double to reach the Sustainable Development Goals target of ending the epidemic of TB by 2030.

20 Mar 2018 description

Resumen de la situación en las Américas Entre enero de 2016 y el 13 de marzo de 2018, siete países y territorios de la región de las Américas notificaron casos confirmados de fiebre amarilla: El Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana Francesa, Perú y Suriname. Durante este periodo se notificó el mayor número de casos humanos y epizootias registradas en la Región de las Américas en varias décadas.

18 Mar 2018 description

In September 2017, the Ministry of Health in Brazil declared the end of the 2016–2017 yellow fever outbreak in the country. The upsurge of human cases since December 2017 and the continuous non-human primate epizootics since September 2017 indicate a continued or resumed increase in yellow fever virus circulation in Brazil. Since January 2018, most of the yellow fever cases have been reported from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais states.

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18 Mar 2018 description

This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 11-17 March 2018 and includes updates on seasonal influenza, dengue, measles, Borna diseas virus, hepatitis A, Lassa fever, yellow fever and malaria.

09 Mar 2018 description

Resumen de la situación en las Américas

Entre enero de 2016 y enero de 2018, siete países y territorios de la región de las Américas han notificado casos confirmados de fiebre amarilla: El Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Brasil,
Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana Francesa, Perú y Suriname. Durante este periodo se notificó el mayor número de casos humanos y epizootias registradas en la Región de las Américas en varias décadas.

28 Feb 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 18-24 February 2018 and includes updates on cholera, influenza, dengue, chikungunya, Zika virus, Hepatits A and yellow fever.

26 Feb 2018 description

A. Situation Analysis

A.1 Description of the Disaster

Brazil reported an outbreak of yellow fever, a mosquito-borne viral infection, in December 2016. The outbreak predominantly affected the south-eastern states of Brazil, especially Minas Gerais and Espiritu Santo, and it was the largest outbreak of the disease in decades. On 13 January, the Ministry of Health declared a public health emergency in the state of Minas Gerais.

20 Dec 2017 description

Review the biggest health stories from WHO in 2017. Relive some of WHO's major achievements in the past year.

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24 Nov 2017 description

Between July and mid-October 2017, a total of 71 suspected yellow fever cases were reported in São Paulo State, Brazil. Of these, two were confirmed, six are under investigation, and 63 were ruled out. The two confirmed cases (one of which was fatal) were reported from Itatiba from 17 September through 7 October 2017.

12 Aug 2017 description

Since the beginning of 2017 Brazil has experienced the greatest outbreak of jungle yellow fever in decades. The highest incidence of cases occurred during the months of January to April, coinciding with the rainy season of Southeastern Brazil.

10 Aug 2017 description

Resumen de la situación en las Américas

Desde la semana epidemiológica (SE) 1 de 2016 y hasta la SE 30 de 2017, el Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y Suriname han notificado casos sospechosos y confirmados de fiebre amarilla (Figura 1).

03 Aug 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

From epidemiological week (EW) 1 of 2016 to EW 30 of 2017, Brazil, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

Since the last Yellow fever Epidemiological Update published by the Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), only Bolivia has reported cases and no changes in the number of reported cases have been reported in the other countries.

12 Jul 2017 description

This DREF operations update seeks to provide an update of the implementation of activities so far whilst at the same time seeking a 1-month extension to finalize community-level activities and home visits in the target intervention areas delayed due to administrative procedures. The new operation end date is 19 August 2017.

A. Situation Analysis

A.1 Description of the disaster