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Affected countries: Yemen
Diphtheria is making an alarming comeback in the war torn country, with 189 clinically diagnosed cases and 20 deaths – mostly children and young adults – in the last three months. Most diphtheria cases and deaths have been reported in Ibb governorate but the outbreak is spreading fast, already…
Affected countries: Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq
Iran The 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Kermanshah Province, western Iran, on [12 October 2017], has so far claimed at least 407 lives and injured over 6,700 others. The epicenter of the quake was registered at 34.86 degrees latitude and 45.9 degrees longitude, at the depth of 11km, a shallow…
Affected countries: Viet Nam
As of 5 November, Typhoon Damrey caused 29 deaths, destroyed 600 houses and damaged nearly 40,000 houses after hitting 10 provinces and the city of Danang on 4 November. National authorities have instructed all central and provincial agencies to scale up search and rescue and relief operations and…
The World Health Organization reported that a dengue serotype-2 outbreak is ongoing in Samoa (WHO, 5 Nov 2017). The Government of Samoa later confirmed that the outbreak was detected in October 2017, estimating a cumulative total of four dengue-related deaths; 1,522 clinical and confirmed cases;…
Affected countries: Honduras
A cold weather system in late October 2017 has brought heavy rainfall to Honduras, causing rivers and gorges to flood. As of 29 October 2017, a red alert was in effect for the departments Gracias a Dios, Yoro, Islas de la Bahía, Cortés, Atlántida and Colón. A yellow alert was in place for…
Affected countries: Zambia
On 6 October 2017, the Minister of Health declared an outbreak of cholera in the Zambian capital, Lusaka. From 28 September through 7 December 2017, 547 cases including 15 deaths (case fatality rate = 1.8%), have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak. The initial outbreak period was…
On 4 October 2017, according to the National Hurricane Center, life-threatening flash floods and mudslides are possible over portions of Central America from the Tropical Depression 16. Forecasts indicate the depression should be nearing the coast of Nicaragua early Thursday, then across…
Affected countries: Burkina Faso
Following an outbreak in late 2016, Burkina Faso experienced sporadic cases of dengue fever at the beginning of the year until week 10 of 2017, when cases eventually ceased. However, from week 31 (week ending 6 August 2017), there has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of dengue fever in the…
Affected countries: Togo
As at 28 September, a total of 602 households or 3,612 people have been affected by the overflow of the Nangbéto dam. Among the villages bordering the Mono river 10 villages (Agbanakin, Atchamé, Togbavi, Togbagan, Azimé-Dossou, Adamé, Gbandi, Gbandidi, Agbetiko and Handivi) have been flooded…
Affected countries: Vanuatu
On 23 September 2017, the Vanuatu Meteorology & GeoHazards Department (VMGD) increased the activity level for Monaro volcano on Ambae island, Penama province to Level 4: a moderate eruption state. With this situation, flying rocks and volcanic gas will affect the Red Zone which is about 6.5km…
Affected countries: Indonesia
The increasing unrest in the Agung Volcano in Bali, Indonesia, since 10 August 2017 has led the authorities to raise the alert at the highest level. Evacuations have taken place in an area of up to 12 km around the volcano. (ECHO, 24 Sep 2017) As of 24 September, nearly 35,000 people have been…
Affected countries: Guatemala, Mexico
According to the [BBC], an 8.1-magnitude earthquake on the Richter Scale struck off the Pacific Coast of Mexico--around 87km (54 miles) south-west of Pijijiapan--at 23:50 local time on Thursday, 7 September 2017 (04:50 [GMT] Friday). A tsunami warning was issued for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador,…
Affected countries: South Sudan
According to the State Ministry of Health, it is estimated that over 11, 000 people have been affected by flooding caused by heavy rainfall in 11 payams of Aweil North and Aweil West of former Northern Bahr el Ghazal State. More flooding also caused some deaths and injuries and has deeply affected…
Hurricane MARIA continued moving west-northwest over the Caribbean Sea, strengthening. Its center passed south of St. Croix island (US Virgin islands) early in the morning of 20 September. It then continued moving towards Puerto Rico as a category 5 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 270…
Affected countries: Rwanda
On 17 September 2017, at around 15:30 local time, the districts of Rusizi, Nyamasheke, Huye and Bugesera, Gicumbi, Ngoma, Kirehe, Rubavu and Nyabihu experienced heavy rainfall associated with heavy storms, which resulted in destruction of houses and community farm lands. The affected areas are…
Affected countries: Nigeria
On 15 September 2017, the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health notified WHO of a confirmed yellow fever case in Ifelodun Local Government Area (LGA), Kwara State...Based on the available information, the likelihood of further spread among the local population is moderate. As the affected area is over…
Affected countries: Madagascar
On 13 September 2017, the WHO was notified of an outbreak of pulmonary plague in Madagascar. The outbreak was detected on 11 September 2017. As of 14 September 2017, a total of 28 cases, including five deaths (case fatality rate 17.8%) have been reported since the initial case was detected on 27…
Affected countries: Bangladesh
The first case of measles was reported on 6 September 2017 from Kutupalong settlement. Between that date and 18 November 2017, a total of 1,714 suspected cases of measles was reported from FDMN settlements, including two related deaths (CFR 0.12 per cent). The under-5 age group represented 83 per…
As of 1 September, [NOAA]’s National Hurricane Centre (NHC), stated that Hurricane Irma’s centre was located near latitude 18.8 north, longitude 39.1 west at 5 PM Atlantic Standard Time (AST) (2100 [UTC]). Irma was moving toward the west at around 13 mph (20 km/h). A turn toward the…
Affected countries: 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. (WHO, 3 Sep…