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12 Dec 2017 description

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First EMARIS Conference and Fourth Meeting in Jordan

07 Dec 2017 description

Current major event

Dengue in Sudan

The Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan has recently reported an increase in suspected dengue fever cases during the period of epi week 40 and 47. A total of 90 suspected cases including 2 deaths (CFR: 2.2%) were reported across the states of Khartoum, Kassala, East Darfur, West Darfur, South Kordofan and Red Sea. The highest number of cases (80 suspected cases with no associated death) was reported in Kassala state.

Editorial note

02 Dec 2017 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 26 November - 2 December 2017 and includes updates on influenza, plague, monkeypox, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue and Zika.

26 Nov 2017 description

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Diphtheria in Yemen

A significant increase in suspected diphtheria cases has recently been reported in Yemen between epidemiological week no 33 and 44. A total number of 118 suspected cases including 10 deaths (CFR: ing 9 associated deaths (CFR: 8.7%). 8.5%), were reported in 10 governorates of the country. Majority of these cases– about 103 were reported from Ibb governorate, including 9 associated deaths (CFR: 8.7%).

Editorial note

26 Nov 2017 description

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Cholera Roadmap

Cholera morbidity and mortality continues in communities with high vulnerability imposed by tragedies such as disasters and conflicts. Currently Yemen is facing the world’s largest cholera outbreak, with over 900,000 suspected cases and more than 2,200 associated deaths reported since April 2016. Over 1000 cholera associated deaths were reported globally from the cholera endemic countries this year.

Editorial note

14 Nov 2017 description

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Deaths from Dengue in Pakistan

Pakistan is endemic for Dengue fever (DF) since 1994. The country faced a number of repeated outbreaks in different provinces during last two decades. The recorded peak transmission season of DF virus is during July to October/ November. This year an outbreak was reported from the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 69 deaths reported from this outbreak so far.

01 Nov 2017 description

Current major event

Cholera in Yemen: Key questions

The cholera outbreak in Yemen continues to rage and from April to 28 October 2017, a total of 880,987 suspected cholera cases including 2,183 associated deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.25% were reported from Yemen. The cases were reported from almost all governorates (96% of the governorates were affected) and almost all districts (92% of the districts were affected).

31 Oct 2017 description
report Frontier Post

PESHAWAR: The death toll continues to climb in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa due to dengue fever as on Monday a 25-year boy succumbed to the disease taking the death toll to 65 across the province.

According to Incharge Dengue Rapid Response Unit, Department of Health, 25 year Waqas Omer was resident of Achni Bala was admitted on October 28 at Hayatabad Medical Complex.

He said that during last 24 hours as many as 112 patients were hospitalized due to dengue fever while 102 were discharged from different hospitals.

27 Oct 2017 description
report Frontier Post

PESHAWAR: Prof Dr Siripen Kalayanarooj Director World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Dengue Case Management, Queen Siriket Hospital Mahidol University Thailand and Prof Dr Mukada consultant WHO collaborating Center for Dengue Case Management Thailand along with Head of Office WHO sub office Peshawar Dr M Saeed Akbar and Dr Sardar visited KTH.

26 Oct 2017 description

26 October 2017 – The provincial health department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan has reported an additional 12 430 suspected cases of dengue fever and 4 deaths since last week. So far, a cumulative total of 87 250 cases have been reported since 19 July 2017, including 18 892 laboratory-confirmed cases and 58 deaths.

The district Peshawar has reported the highest number of cases, with a current total of 78 844 suspected cases, including 16 991 confirmed cases and 53 deaths.

23 Oct 2017 description
report Frontier Post

PESHAWAR: The anti-dengue measures in Peshawar are paying off as entomologists of University of Peshawar (UoP) have presented a report to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government in which it has been stated that dengue mosquitos have started to reduce in the city.

The experts conducted surveys in the areas of Sufaid Dheri and Pishtakhara, and found out a significant amount of decrease in dengue larva. Dengue mosquitos were found in hundred percent houses of Pishtakhara one-and-half-month ago.

20 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoP program assists more than 262,600 displaced households to return to FATA

  • Seasonal monsoon rains and flooding in August result in more than 160 deaths countrywide

  • USAID provides nearly $9.4 million in additional multi-sector humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Oct 2017 description

19 October 2017 – The provincial health department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan has reported a cumulative total of 74 820 cases of suspected dengue fever since the outbreak was first reported on 19 July 2017, including 15 828 laboratory-confirmed cases and 54 deaths.

The district of Peshawar has reported the highest number of cases, with a current total of 68 142 suspected cases, including 14 035 confirmed cases and 50 deaths reported from local health facilities.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Frontier Post

F.P Report

PESHAWAR: About 415 patients have been tested positive for dengue in the 41 dengue screening health camps organized by Pakistan Red Crescent Society Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Peshawar and adjacent districts.

However in a total of 4230 outpatient department (OPD), 2212 patients were examined in which 415 among them were tested positive for dengue, said PRCS KP Health Manager, Dr Babar Jadoon while talking to media on Sunday.

15 Oct 2017 description

Current major event

First Conference on Acute Respiratory Infections in EMR

The World Health Organization, in partnership with Global Health Development (GHD), is launching the first Scientific Conference on Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The conference will be held in Amman, Jordan, from 11 to 14 December 2017, in conjunction with the Fourth Meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Acute Respiratory Infection Surveillance (EMARIS) Network.

12 Oct 2017 description

Current Major Event

Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network in WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region

The WHO's Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) has progressed towards establishing an Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network (EDPLN). The main purpose of the network is to enhance laboratory diagnostic capacity of Regional laboratories and to timely respond to health emergencies in the Region.

11 Oct 2017 description
report Frontier Post

PESHAWAR: The dengue continued to take lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as two more people including a woman died of the mosquito-borne disease in Peshawar on Tuesday bringing the toll from the deadly virus to 52.

According to Dengue Response Unit (DRU) the two patients including a female belonged to different areas of the provincial capital and under treatment at hospital after affected of the virus.

Meanwhile, over a thousand people were screened in different hospitals of the province and 368 of them were diagnosed with dengue virus.

09 Oct 2017 description

PESHAWAR: The district administration eventually initiated mass awareness campaign regarding dengue virus in affected areas of provincial city to sensitize people to adopt precautionary measures in this regard.