WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 22: 27 May - 2 June 2017 (Data as reported by 17:00, 2 June 2017)

from World Health Organization
Published on 02 Jun 2017 View Original


  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 41 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, five Grade 1, and 26 ungraded events.

  • This weekly update focuses on key ongoing events in the region, the grade 3 humanitarian crises in Nigeria and South Sudan, the grade 2 outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, outbreaks of dengue fever in Cote d’Ivoire,
    Lassa fever in Nigeria and an outbreak of typhoid fever in Zambia.

  • For each of these events, a brief description followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

  • A table is provided at the end of the report with information on all public health events currently being monitored in the region.

  • Major challenges to be addressed include:

• Effective preparedness for prevention and rapid control of future outbreaks
• The impact of the security situation on effective response