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  1. Hepatitis E – Namibia
    During the week ending on 13 October 2017, the first identified case was admitted to a public hospital in Windhoek district, with signs and symptoms of hepatitis E. During the week ending on 8 January 2018, a total of 237 probable and confirmed cases have been seen at various health facilities in Windhoek district with the same signs and symptoms. All suspected patients tested negative for hepatitis A, B, and C. A total of 41 of the 237 cases were sent for further testing, and on 8 January 2018, the results showed 21 were IgM positive for hepatitis E. On 19 November 2017, there was one confirmed deceased case, a 26 year-old female, and four days prior to her death she had delivered a baby. The status of the baby is unknown. The majority of the cases were from Windhoek district, Khomas region.
  2. Cholera – United Republic of Tanzania
    Disease news outbreak for Cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania
  3. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Malaysia
    Disease News Outbreak on Middle East coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Malaysia.
  4. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates
    On 11 December 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported one additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection.

    Detailed information concerning the cases reported can be found in a separate document (see link below).
  5. Diphtheria – Yemen
    Disease outbreak news for diphtheria in yemen
  6. Yellow fever – Nigeria
    Disease outbreak news for yellow fever in Nigeria
  7. Outbreak of Salmonella Agona infections linked to internationally distributed infant formula – France
    Disease outbreak news for an outbreak of Salmonella Agona infections linked to internationally distributed infant formula in France
  8. Monkeypox – Nigeria
    Disease outbreak news for monkeypox in Nigeria
  9. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
    Disease outbreak news for MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia
  10. Diphtheria – Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh
    Disease Outbreak News for Diphtheria in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
  11. Cholera – Kenya
    Disease news outbreak for cholera in Kenya.
  12. Cholera – Zambia
    Disease news outbreak for cholera in Zambia.
  13. Plague – Madagascar
    Disease Outbreak News Plague Madagascar
  14. Yellow fever – Brazil
    Yellow fever in Brazil, 24 November 2017
  15. Marburg virus disease – Uganda and Kenya
    Disease Outbreak News Uganda Kenya Marburg virus disease
  16. Plague – Madagascar
    Plague Madagascar DON
  17. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Oman
    Disease Outbreak News for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Oman
  18. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
    Update on MERS CoV in Saudi Arabia, 7 November 2017
  19. Marburg virus disease – Uganda and Kenya
    Update on Marburg virus disease outbreak in Uganda and Kenya, 7 November 2017
  20. 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.

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