WHO Disease Outbreak News

WHO disease outbreak news
  1. Marburg virus disease – Uganda and Kenya

    Disease Outbreak News Uganda Kenya Marburg virus disease
  2. Plague – Madagascar

    Plague Madagascar DON
  3. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Oman

    Disease Outbreak News for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Oman
  4. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

    Update on MERS CoV in Saudi Arabia, 7 November 2017
  5. Marburg virus disease – Uganda and Kenya

    Update on Marburg virus disease outbreak in Uganda and Kenya, 7 November 2017
  6. Dengue fever – Burkina Faso

    Burkina Faso has been experiencing an epidemic of dengue fever since week 31 of 2017 (week ending on 6 August). WHO officially declared the outbreak on 28 September 2017.
  7. Plague – Madagascar

    Disease Outbreak News on Plague in Madagascar
  8. Seychelles – Suspected Plague (Ex- Madagascar)

    Madagascar is experiencing a large outbreak of plague affecting major cities and other non-endemic areas since August 2017. This outbreak carries a moderate risk of spread to neighbouring Indian Ocean islands which is mitigated naturally by the short incubation period of pneumonic plague and the institution of exit screening measures at the airport and other major ports.
  9. Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

    On 8 and 15 September 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of two additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China.
  10. Marburg virus disease – Uganda

    On 17 October 2017, the Ugandan Ministry of Health notified WHO of a confirmed outbreak of Marburg virus disease in Kween District, Eastern Uganda. The Ministry for Health officially declared the outbreak on 19 October 2017.

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