Outbreak and Current Disease Status Information

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

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - 6 hours 44 min ago
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).

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

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 06:03
On 4 April 2014, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR, China, notified WHO of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

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

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 06:03
On 4 April 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 3 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 14:00
As of 7 April, a cumulative total of 151 clinically compatible cases, including 95 deaths had officially been reported from Guinea. Laboratory investigations continue at the Institut Pasteur (IP) Dakar laboratory in Conakry (65 samples tested, of which 34 are positive by PCR for ebolavirus) and at the European Union Mobile Laboratory (EMLab) team in Guekedou (36 samples tested/20 positive). Medical observation is continuing for 535 contacts. There have been no new cases in health-care workers since the last report and no new areas are affected.

Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 14:00
As at 4 April 2014, the Ministry of Health of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 143 clinically compatible cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), of which 54 are laboratory confirmed by PCR. The total number includes 86 deaths (CFR 60%). New cases have been reported from Conakry, Guekedou and Macenta; 23 patients are currently in isolation units. The date of onset of the most recent laboratory confirmed case is 3 April.

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

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:03
On 3 April 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of two additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

Ebola virus disease: background and summary

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:00
WHO is supporting the national authorities in the response to an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD; formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever). The outbreak is now confirmed to be caused by a strain of ebolavirus with very close homology (98%) to the Zaire ebolavirus. This is the first time the disease has been detected in West Africa. Cases were first reported from forested areas in south-eastern Guinea. The outbreak has rapidly evolved and several districts and Conakry have reported cases and deaths caused by EVD. A small number of suspected cases and deaths has also been reported from neighbouring countries with all of them having crossed from Guinea. Confirmed cases have been reported from Guinea and Liberia.

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

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 06:03
On 31 March 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of three additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:00
As at 1 April 2014, the Ministry of Health of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 127 clinically compatible cases of EVD, of which 35 are laboratory confirmed by PCR. The total number includes 83 deaths (CRF 65%). These figures correspond to 5 new clinical cases and 3 new deaths since the last update on 31 March; 22 patients remain in isolation.

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