Outbreak and Current Disease Status Information

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 05:15
On 18 April 2014, the Ministry of Health of Greece reported 1 laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 06:00
As of 18:00 on 17 April, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 203 clinical cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 129 deaths. To date, 158 patients have been tested for ebolavirus infection and 109 cases have been laboratory confirmed, including 61 deaths. In addition, 41 cases (34 deaths) meet the probable case definition for EVD and 53 cases (34 deaths) are classified as suspected cases. Twenty-four (24) health-care workers (HCW) have been affected (18 confirmed), with 15 deaths (11 confirmed).

Update on polio in central Africa - polio confirmed in Equatorial Guinea, linked to outbreak in Cameroon

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:00
In Equatorial Guinea, three new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases have been reported on 14 April 2014, the first polio in the country since 1999. Genetic sequencing indicates these cases are linked to an ongoing WPV1 outbreak in Cameroon which has subsequently been detected in Equatorial Guinea. The cases had onset of paralysis on 28 January 2014, 19 January 2014 and 24 March 2014, from Centro Sur, Bioko Norte and Litoral. Outbreak response in Equatorial Guinea is currently being planned, including National Immunization Days (NIDs) with bivalent oral polio vaccine (OPV) on 21-24 April 2014. An estimated 40% of children are fully immunized against polio in the country.

Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 06:00
As of 18:00 on 16 April, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 197 clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 122 deaths. To date, 101 cases have been laboratory confirmed, including 56 deaths, 43 cases (33 deaths) meet the probable case definition for EVD and 53 cases (33 deaths) are classified as suspected cases. Twenty-four (24) health-care workers (HCW) have been affected with 13 deaths. Clinical cases of EVD have been reported from Conakry (47 cases, including 16 deaths), Guekedou (117/80), Macenta (22/16), Kissidougou (6/5), Dabola (4/4) and Djingaraye (1/1).

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 05:15
On 17 April 2014, the Ministries of Health of Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported an additional 5 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:03
On 15 April 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:15
On 13 and 14 April 2014 United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported a cluster of ten laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection among health-care workers identified through screening of contacts of a previously laboratory-confirmed case from Abu Dhabi who died on 10 April 2014.

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:03
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP), Hong Kong, SAR, China and the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China recently notified WHO of 2 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:00
As of 14 April, the Ministry of Health of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 168 clinically compatible cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 108 deaths.

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:03
On 11 April 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 4 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 05:15
WHO has been informed of an additional 16 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 06:03
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP), Hong Kong, SAR, China and the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China recently notified WHO of 2 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 05:15
WHO has been informed of an additional 19 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:00
As of 9 April, a cumulative total of 158 clinically compatible cases, including 101 deaths have been officially reported. Laboratory investigations continue at the Institut Pasteur (IP) Dakar laboratory in Conakry (65 samples tested, of which 38 are positive by PCR for ebolavirus) and at the European Union Mobile Laboratory (EMLab) team in Guekedou (38 samples tested/28 positive).

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 06:03
On 8 April 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of two additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 05:15
The Ministries of Health of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently announced additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Podcast: West Nile Virus RNA in Tissues from Donor Associated with Transmission to Organ Transplant Recipients

William Hale reads an abridged version of the Emerging Infectious Diseases dispatch, West Nile Virus RNA in Tissues from Donor Associated with Transmission to Organ Transplant Recipients.
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