Disease Outbreak News

Notícias de surtos epidémicos - 27 de Janeiro de 2016

O ponto focal nacional para a aplicação do RSI notificou a OMS a respeito de diferentes surtos de febre de Lassa a ocorrer no país.

Pormenores sobre os surtos epidémicos

Entre Agosto de 2015 e 23 de Janeiro de 2016, foram comunicados 159 casos suspeitos de febre de Lassa, incluindo 82 óbitos, em 19 estados do país. Estão a decorrer investigações e uma análise retrospectiva dos casos, pelo que estes números estão sujeitos a alterações.

Notícias sobre surtos de doenças - 21 de Dezembro de 2015

A 21 de Outubro de 2015, o Ponto Focal Nacional para a aplicação do RSI em Cabo Verde informou a OMS sobre a primeira epidemia de infecção por vírus Zika registada no país.
Em 5 de Outubro de 2015, os centros de saúde da Praia, na Ilha de Santiago, começaram a notificar casos de erupção cutânea e prurido com febre e também sem febre aparente. O início dos sintomas foi detectado a 27 de Setembro. Até 14 de Outubro, havia sido comunicado um total de 165 casos.

Risk Assessment

Serious Public Health Impact

Yes. A cholera outbreak is ongoing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), especially in Maniema province, ex-Oriental province, ex-Katanga province, South Kivu and North Kivu.

Despite the reduction in the number of cases in recent weeks there continues to be risk of spread to new areas, particularly along the Congo River.

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Cholera outbreaks are ongoing in different regions in Tanzania since January 2015. As of 15 August 2015, WHO was notified by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) of Tanzania of new foci of cholera outbreaks.

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outbreak bulletin issue 5  30 October 2015 FIn this bulletin, it is important to note that the Ebola virus disease (EVD) epi-demic in West Africa has significantly declined. On 3 September 2015, WHO declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population. Sierra Leone is on count-down since 25 September 2015 for declaring end of EVD outbreak if no new cases occur. However, Guinea continues to report confirmed cases. Elsewhere in the Region, a cholera outbreak was recently reported in Tanzania; Dar es Salaam, the capital city, being the most affect-ed. Outbreaks of chikungunya, dengue fever, measles and Rift Valley Fever were also reported in the period under review.

In this issue, a general overview of public health events (PHEs) that occurred between January - September 2015, as well as a summary of other ongoing outbreaks as reported by Member States, are being described to inform pub-lic health officers across the continent, health partners and wider audience.

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