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19 Jan 2018 description

Executive summary

Conclusions

The 2016/2017 yellow fever outbreak in Brazil was declared over in September 2017, yet the upsurge of human cases since December 2017 and non-human primate epizootics since September 2017 indicate a resurgence of yellow fever virus circulation in Brazil, particularly in São Paulo state.

17 Jan 2018 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Between January 2016 and December 2017, seven countries and territories of the Region of the Americas reported confirmed cases of yellow fever: the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil,
Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, and Suriname. The number of human cases and epizootics collectively reported in this period in the Region of the Americas is the highest observed in decades. The observed increase is as much related to an ecosystem favorable to the dissemination of the virus as to the unimmunized populations.

14 Dec 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Between January 2016 and December 2017, seven countries and territories of the Region of the Americas reported confirmed cases of yellow fever: the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, and Suriname. The number of human cases and epizootics collectively reported in this period in the Region of the Americas is the highest observed in decades. The observed increase is as much related to an ecosystem favorable to the dissemination of the virus as to the unimmunized populations.

12 Dec 2017 description

Countries across Latin America and beyond have received a growing number of Venezuelans fleeing economic hardship, crime and what critics call an increasingly authoritarian government

By Anthony Boadle

BOA VISTA, Brazil, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Last August, Victor Rivera, a 36-year-old unemployed baker, left his hometown in northern Venezuela and made the two-day journey by road to the remote Amazonian city of Boa Vista, Brazil.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation website

24 Nov 2017 description

Between July and mid-October 2017, a total of 71 suspected yellow fever cases were reported in São Paulo State, Brazil. Of these, two were confirmed, six are under investigation, and 63 were ruled out. The two confirmed cases (one of which was fatal) were reported from Itatiba from 17 September through 7 October 2017.

14 Nov 2017 description

AUTHORS

André Ricardo Ribas Freitas, Luciano Cavalcanti, Andrea PB Von Zuben, Maria Rita Donalisio

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Chikungunya is an emerging arbovirus that reached the Western Hemisphere at the end of 2013. Studies in the Indian Ocean and India suggest that passive surveillance systems cannot recognize many of deaths associated with chikungunya, which can be inferred by an increase in the overall mortality observed during chikungunya epidemics.

25 Sep 2017 description

Un estudio realizado por el Consejo Nacional de Inmigración de Brasil indica el perfil sociodemográfico y laboral de los venezolanos en Roraima.

02 Sep 2017 description

Nielmar de Oliveira reports from Agência Brasil

The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) launched a new stage in the fight against dengue fever in Rio de Janeiro by releasing specimens of the mosquito Aedes aegypti with the bacterium Wolbachia for the first time on large scale.

The bacterium reduces the proliferation and efficiency of the mosquito—which also transmits Zika virus and chikungunya. The initiative comes as part of a project entitled Eliminate Dengue: Our Challenge – Brazil, which aims to gradually expand the area wheren mosquitoes are released in the city.

12 Aug 2017 description

Since the beginning of 2017 Brazil has experienced the greatest outbreak of jungle yellow fever in decades. The highest incidence of cases occurred during the months of January to April, coinciding with the rainy season of Southeastern Brazil.

03 Aug 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

From epidemiological week (EW) 1 of 2016 to EW 30 of 2017, Brazil, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

Since the last Yellow fever Epidemiological Update published by the Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), only Bolivia has reported cases and no changes in the number of reported cases have been reported in the other countries.

14 Jul 2017 description
report The Guardian

Two months after government say Zika emergency at an end, water shortages and weak health system trigger fears of fresh outbreak

Weaknesses in the public health system risk another Zika epidemic in Brazil, according to a report published two months after the government declared the mosquito-borne virus was no longer an emergency.

12 Jul 2017 description

This DREF operations update seeks to provide an update of the implementation of activities so far whilst at the same time seeking a 1-month extension to finalize community-level activities and home visits in the target intervention areas delayed due to administrative procedures. The new operation end date is 19 August 2017.

A. Situation Analysis

A.1 Description of the disaster

11 Jul 2017 description

Desde la semana epidemiológica (SE) 1 y hasta la SE 26 de 2017, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, el Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Perú y Suriname han notificado casos sospechosos y confirmados de fiebre amarilla.
A continuación, la actualización sobre la situación en Brasil, el Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Ecuador y Perú. No se reportan cambios en el número de casos notificados por los otros países.

10 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• UNICEF is now implementing Care and Support activity for families affected by Congenital ZIKV Syndrome in Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil and Belize. To date 556 families across the region have benefited from non-clinical care and support interventions.

14 Jun 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

In the north-eastern region of Brazil, the rainy season starts in May and extends through July.
Atmospheric conditions continued to be unstable from 21 to 31 May 2017, which was increased on 27 and 28 May. A combination of low- and high-level winds, originating in the Atlantic Ocean, brought significant rainfall.

30 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNICEF is working with partners to directly provide nonclinical care and support to 68 families with babies affected by Zika Congenital Syndrome in the Dominican Republic, and over 350 in Brazil.

  • Ministries of Health in the region such as in Honduras and Guatemala are reporting increased numbers of cases of Congenital ZIKV Syndrome. As a result of this UNICEF is working with partners to improve surveillance and detection mechanisms both for ZIKV and its consequences.