20 OCTOBER 2017 | GENEVA - WHO is working to contain an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) that has appeared in eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya.
At least one person is confirmed to have died of MVD and several hundred people may have been exposed to the virus at health facilities and at traditional burial ceremonies in Kween District, a mountainous area 300 kilometres northeast of Kampala.
19 October 2017, Cairo, Egypt -- Trauma care medicines and surgical supplies have been dispatched from WHO’s regional operations hub in Dubai to Somalia to support the provision of surgical care to patients injured in the recent attacks in Mogadishu. Weighing a total of 5.5 tonnes, the three trauma A kits (including three supporting trauma B kits), contain enough medicines, medical supplies and surgical instruments for 300 surgical interventions.
Lafia,17 October, 2017 - The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar lll is assuring parents and caregivers across Nigeria, not to link the outbreak of the Monkey pox to immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases as government and partners, including World Health Organization (WHO) are working to rapidly contain spread of the disease.
Sultan Abubakar Ill made the plea when he led the Northern Traditional Leaders Committee on Primary Healthcare (NTLC) on a courtesy visit to the Governor of Nasarawa state on 17 October, 2017.
- As of 15 October, the cumulative number of suspected and confirmed cholera cases is 4,936 and 61 deaths, with a Case Fatality Rate 1.2%. Out of the 144 samples taken, 119 (83%) were RDT positive and 107 (74%) were culture positive.
- The first preliminary analysis of impact of the age-target emergency Seasonal Malaria Chemo prevention (SMC) in Borno state so far carried out between week 28 and 38 of 2017 confirmed malaria in U5s decrease by 6.7% in the intervention LGAs, while a seasonal increase of 92.2% in the non-intervention LGAs.
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh 20 October 2017 - More than 700 000 people over the age of one year have been administered oral cholera vaccine in the first phase of a campaign here to protect the newly arrived Rohingya population and their host communities against the deadly diarrheal disease.
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