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  1. 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 eight deaths. In addition, one death from a previously reported case was reported to WHO. View the full article
  2. Yellow fever – Brazil

    Disease news outbreak for yellow fever in Brazil. View the full article
  3. 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. View the full article
  4. Disease news outbreak for Cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania View the full article
  5. Disease News Outbreak on Middle East coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Malaysia. View the full article
  6. 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 case reported, a 39-year-old male residing in Hemma Region, Oman can be found in a separate document (see link below). The case is currently asymptomatic, is in home isolation in Oman, and is being monitored for the development of symptoms. 

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  7. Diphtheria – Yemen

    Disease outbreak news for diphtheria in yemen View the full article
  8. Yellow fever – Nigeria

    Disease outbreak news for yellow fever in Nigeria View the full article
  9. Disease outbreak news for an outbreak of Salmonella Agona infections linked to internationally distributed infant formula in France View the full article
  10. Monkeypox – Nigeria

    Disease outbreak news for monkeypox in Nigeria View the full article
  11. Disease outbreak news for MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia View the full article
  12. Disease Outbreak News for Diphtheria in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh View the full article
  13. Cholera – Kenya

    Disease news outbreak for cholera in Kenya. View the full article
  14. Cholera – Zambia

    Disease news outbreak for cholera in Zambia. View the full article
  15. Plague – Madagascar

    Disease Outbreak News Plague Madagascar View the full article
  16. Yellow fever – Brazil

    Yellow fever in Brazil, 24 November 2017 View the full article
  17. Disease Outbreak News Uganda Kenya Marburg virus disease View the full article
  18. Plague – Madagascar

    Plague Madagascar DON View the full article
  19. Disease Outbreak News for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Oman View the full article
  20. Update on MERS CoV in Saudi Arabia, 7 November 2017 View the full article
  21. Update on Marburg virus disease outbreak in Uganda and Kenya, 7 November 2017 View the full article
  22. 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. View the full article
  23. Plague – Madagascar

    Disease Outbreak News on Plague in Madagascar View the full article
  24. Madagascar is experiencing a large outbreak of plague affecting major cities and other non-endemic areas since August 2017. This outbreak carries a moderate risk of spread to neighbouring Indian Ocean islands which is mitigated naturally by the short incubation period of pneumonic plague and the institution of exit screening measures at the airport and other major ports. View the full article
  25. On 8 and 15 September 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of two additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. View the full article
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