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  1. Lassa Fever – Liberia
    On 9 January 2018, a patient from Guinea with fever, neck pain, body pain and vomiting was admitted to a hospital in Ganta in Nimba County, Liberia. The patient was treated with Ribavirin until her death on 11 January 2018. The patient first experienced symptoms on 29 December 2017. Prior to hospitalization in Liberia, she sought medical care at a health facility in Diécké in N'Zérékore Region, Guinea where she was treated for typhoid and malaria.
  2. Cholera – Mozambique
    On 27 October 2017, the Ministry of Health in Mozambique notified WHO of an outbreak of cholera. From 14 August 2017 through 11 February 2018, 1799 cases and one death (case fatality rate = 0.06%) of cholera were reported from the two provinces; Nampula (1580 cases) and Cabo Delgado (219 cases). Underreporting of the number of cases and deaths is likely. This outbreak has been confirmed by Rapid Diagnostic Tests and culture.
  3. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
    Between 9 December 2017 and 17 January 2018, the National IHR Focal Point of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reported 20 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including nine deaths. In addition, one death from a previously reported case was reported to WHO.
  4. Yellow fever – Brazil
    Disease news outbreak for yellow fever in Brazil.
  5. 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.
  6. Cholera – United Republic of Tanzania
    Disease news outbreak for Cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania
  7. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Malaysia
    Disease News Outbreak on Middle East coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Malaysia.
  8. 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).
  9. 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
  10. Diphtheria – Yemen
    Disease outbreak news for diphtheria in yemen
  11. Yellow fever – Nigeria
    Disease outbreak news for yellow fever in Nigeria
  12. Monkeypox – Nigeria
    Disease outbreak news for monkeypox in Nigeria
  13. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
    Disease outbreak news for MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia
  14. Diphtheria – Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh
    Disease Outbreak News for Diphtheria in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
  15. Cholera – Kenya
    Disease news outbreak for cholera in Kenya.
  16. Cholera – Zambia
    Disease news outbreak for cholera in Zambia.
  17. Plague – Madagascar
    Disease Outbreak News Plague Madagascar
  18. Yellow fever – Brazil
    Yellow fever in Brazil, 24 November 2017
  19. Marburg virus disease – Uganda and Kenya
    Disease Outbreak News Uganda Kenya Marburg virus disease
  20. Plague – Madagascar
    Plague Madagascar DON

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