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Epidemic disasters covered by ReliefWeb in the last 12 months.

DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Jun 2020
Status
Ongoing

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced today that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Wangata health zone, Mbandaka, in Équateur province. The announcement comes as a long, difficult and complex Ebola outbreak...

Zimbabwe: Malaria Outbreak - Mar 2020
Status
Ongoing

Zimbabwe is undergoing a surge of malaria cases since epidemiological week 10 (week ending on 8 March 2020). In week 15 (week ending on 12 April) a total of 35 311 malaria cases and 25 deaths were reported. Of the reported cases 3 359 cases (9.5%) were from...

Central African Republic: Measles Outbreak - Jan 2020
Status
Ongoing

On 24 January, the Ministry of Health declared a national epidemic of measles. More than 3,600 cases were registered and 53 persons have died so far between February 2019 and January 2020. Several cases are reported in northern and central provincial towns...

Yemen: Dengue Outbreak - Dec 2019
Status
Ongoing

A significant increase in dengue cases was observed in the last three weeks of epidemiological reporting (Weeks 47,48,49) in the country and this was further confirmed on the 18th December during the Health Cluster meeting, with 22,003 cases and 60 deaths...

Pacific: Measles Outbreak - Oct 2019
Status
Past disaster

American Samoa American Samoa: A measles outbreak has been declared by the Department of Health, American Samoa. There are 9 confirmed cases (5 travelers and 4 locally transmitted) reported. Source:- personal communication with country officials on 09...

Bangladesh: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2019
Status
Past disaster

Refugee camps in Bangladesh have seen a sustained high number of measles cases from September through November 2019. More than 1,510 measles cases have been reported for 2019, with over 110 of these manifesting only in the last week. (WHO, 1 Dec 2019). In...

Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak - Sep 2019
Status
Past disaster

A total of 19,296 dengue positive cases have been confirmed as of 2 October 2019 and more than 30 deaths were reported in September, based on government reports. Approximately 9,403 cases were reported during the first half of September across the country,...

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