World Health Organization - Disease Outbreak News


World Health Organization - Disease Outbreak News News

Lassa fever carried back to Sweden

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 73-year-old woman returning from travels in several African countries has been diagnosed with Lassa fever.
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Yellow fever outbreak reaches DRC

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 @ 3:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization reported Monday that it has been notified by the National IHR Focal Point of the Democratic Republic of Congo of more than 150 cases of yellow fever since the beginning of the year.
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Martinique confirms first Zika-related microcephaly case

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 @ 6:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization announced Saturday that the National IHR Focal Point for France has confirmed the first Zika virus case with fetal microcephaly on the island of Martinique.
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Lassa fever transmitted to Germany, followed by secondary case

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 @ 2:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The first cases of Lassa fever were reported in Germany between March 10 and 16 by the World Health Organization.
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Yellow fever outbreak persists in Angola

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 @ 10:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Since Dec. 5, 2015, Luanda, Angola, has been contending with a yellow fever outbreak. 
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2 dead, 7 more cases of MERS-CoV confirmed in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 @ 10:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization was recently contacted by the National IHR Focal Point of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to report seven more cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, which occurred between March 9 and March 10.
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WHO reports new case of avian influenza in China

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 3:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Another avian A (H5N6) influenza infection was confirmed in China on March 15 by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which then notified the World Health Organization.
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WHO officials confirm connection between Guillain-Barre syndrome, Zika infection

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 @ 1:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The WHO recently received a notification that the National IHR Focal Point of the United States has found two Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) cases that are connected to Zika virus infections.
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Seven new cases of MERS reported to World Health Organization

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 1:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Seven new cases of MERS-CoV were identified by the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between Feb. 17 and 25, and reported to the World Health Organization.
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First Argentinian chikungunya outbreak confirmed

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 12:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chikungunya was identified in Argentina for the first time on March 7 by the National IHR Focal Point of Argentina, which then relayed the information to PAHO/WHO.
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Bird flu reported in Hong Kong

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 @ 7:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A confirmed case of avian flu has been reported in China, after the Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region gave notice to the World Health Organization.
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Annual Lassa fever outbreak causes concern in West Africa

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 @ 7:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) was notified of a Lassa fever outbreak by the National IHR Focal Point on Jan. 21.
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Hawaiian infant tests positive for microcephaly

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 @ 6:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been notified by the National IHR Focal Point for the U.S. that an infant born in Hawaii in December has microcephaly.
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WHO confirms first Zika case in Virgin Islands

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 @ 7:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its information concerning cases of the Zika virus in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Nigeria struggles with outbreak of Lassa fever

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 @ 9:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In the wake of the recently ended West African Ebola outbreak, Nigeria is now struggling with its own outbreak, although on a smaller scale.
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WHO receives update on Zika cases in Dominican Republic

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 @ 9:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National IHR Focal Point of the Dominican Republic has notified the World Health Organization of 10 confirmed cases of the Zika virus.
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WHO details recent avian influenza cases in China

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 @ 4:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Health and Family Planning Commission of China recently notified the WHO of two avian influenza cases.
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