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On 24 January 2017, the The National Liaison Centre for the International Health Regulations of Brazil (RSI for its acronym in Portuguese), (RSI,) which is an extension of WHO, provided updated information to PAHO/WHO on the country's yellow fever situation; the information that was provided…
Colombia Strong rains caused flooding and landslides in Cali. According to a preliminary report of the emergency, 6 deaths due to a landslide in the neighborhood of the Siloe were reported on 1 December. (PAHO/WHO, 2 Dec 2016) As a result of the early January rains, about 11,125 people are…
Since November 2015, severe weather brought on by El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO,) including heavy rains, floods, flash floods and landslides significantly hit South America. In Venezuela, due to rains in July 2016, 153 homes were affected in the State of Miranda, of which 56 were in…
According to official contingency planning documents for El Niño 2015-2016, Bolivia's Civil Defense reported that 100,000 households (approx. 500,000 people) may be affected by excess rainfall and/or drought in 109 municipalities of the country (OCHA, 13 Oct 2015). As of 21 December 2015, a…
Affected countries: Brazil
On 14 July 2015 Rio Grande Do Sul Civil Defence declared an emergency at the municipal level, reporting floods in several cities. The Uruguay River’s water levels reached 13.57 meters, whose average levels are barely five or six meters. This is the result of intense rainfall in the region which…
Affected countries: Brazil
Heavy seasonal rainfall started to affect parts of eastern Brazil on 7 Dec 2013, causing floods and landslides. By 16 Dec, 15 people had been killed in the southeastern states of Río de Janeiro and Bahía (OCHA, 16 Dec 2013). By 23 Dec, an emergency had been declared in the southeastern State of…
Affected countries: Brazil
The lack of rain in the North East has placed 450 municipalities in emergency and affected almost 4 million people. The federal government allocated R$ 2.7 billion (approximately US$ 1.35 billion) to assist drought victims in the region. These funds will be used for water distribution and support…
Affected countries: Brazil
The municipal secretary of Health confirmed on March 20 2012 that a 49 year old woman who lived in the Méier, northern area of the city, died on March 4 of dengue in a private hospital. The secretariat went on to report that she died of dengue virus type 4 (DEN4), which has become the dominant…
Affected countries: Brazil
In early January, after three days of landslides, the latest reports were that 19 people lost their lives due to the rains, floods and mudslides. At least 9 homes in the town of Sapucaia, population slightly over 17,000, have been destroyed and even more homes were in danger of collapsing…
Affected countries: Brazil
Starting in June, heavy rains and flooding have been reported in areas in northern, north-eastern and southern Brazil. More than 355,000 people were affected by floods after several days of heavy rains in the northern state of Roraima in June. The Brazilian Civil Defense declared a state of…
Affected countries: Brazil
More than 20, 000 people have evacuated their homes due to heavy rains that have fallen over the last 4 days, affecting the south of Brazil and causing 11 deaths. The most affected states are Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Parana and Rio Grande do Sul. The rains are forecasted to continue and…
Affected countries: Brazil
Days of heavy rain in the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco caused rivers to break their banks and burst dams, flooding towns and leaving more than 40,000 people homeless, state emergency officials said (Reuters, 23 June 2010). So far, the official death toll is 44, with 600 reported missing…
Affected countries: Brazil
Since 4 April 2010 torrential rains and mudslides have severely affected the State of Rio de Janeiro. On 19 April the National Civil Defence has reported: 256 deaths and 403 injured, and stated that more than six million people have been affected in some degree by the disaster (IFRC, 23 April…
As of 8 March 2010, the countries of the Region reported a total of 146,006 cases of dengue, out of which 2,706 were severe dengue. A total of 79 deaths have been reported, with a Regional fatality rate of 2.9%. (PAHO, 8 Mar 2010) At the beginning of 2011, several countries in South America were…
Affected countries: Brazil
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Since its emergence in April 2009, pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus affected all parts of the world, causing the first influenza pandemic since 1968. Following the observation that 1 or 2 epidemic periods had occurred in most countries and in most WHO Regions, WHO declared on 10 Aug 2010 that…
Affected countries: Brazil