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21.02.2024

Uruguay

Western Equine Encephalitis

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Update – An additional human infection has been confirmed in Maldonado, other infections have been confirmed in Montevideo and San Jose departments. Suspected cases have been reported in Canelones, Montevideo, Paysandu, Rio Negro, Rocha, San Jose and Soriano. Infections have been identified in horses in several departments, including Artigas, Canelones, Durazno, Flores, Lavalleja, Montevideo, Paysandu, Rio Negro, Rivera, Rocha, Salto, San Jose, Soriano, Tacuarembo and Treinta y Tres, since early December 2023.
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
15, February 2024 4 1

21.02.2024

Paraguay

Dengue

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Update – Over 100,000 suspected cases have been reported since September 2023. Activity has been reported across the country, the departments of the departments of Central, Asuncion, Itapua, Paraguari, Cordillera, Alto Parana, Caaguazu, and Guaira departments have had the highest number of cases.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
18, February 2024 >100,000

21.02.2024

Guatemala

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)

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Update – The majority of cases are localised in the Suchitepequez department, a few have been reported from the Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango, Retalhuleu and Solola departments. All cases detected outside of the Suchitepequez department have a history of visiting Suchitepequez.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
15, February 2024

21.02.2024

Honduras

Dengue

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Update – Infections have been reported from all departments, but the most affected areas include Comayagua, Metropolitana del Distrito Central, Metropolitana de San Pedro Sula, Olancho, and Yoro. Children up to 11 years are the most affected age group. Some deaths have also been reported.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
13, February 2024

21.02.2024

Brazil

Influenza A (H1N1)

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Update – An adult male from Toledo (Parana) developed symptoms on 12 December and was hospitalised on 16 December. He recovered fully without any antiviral treatment and was discharged on 18 December. He had no history of exposure to pigs or any sick person
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
14, February 2024 1 1

21.02.2024

Colombia

Dengue

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Update – In 2024, infections surpassed those detected during the same period in 2023 by over 45%. More departments are being heavily impacted are Vaupes, Tolima, Valle del Cauca, Huila, Amazonas, Cali, Santander, Norte de Santander, Antioquia, Cundinamarca and Bolivar.
All four serotypes of the dengue virus are circulating simultaneously in the country increasing the risk of reinfection and severe dengue.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
17, February 2024

21.02.2024

French Guiana

Dengue

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Update – Infections have been reported since August 2023. However, since the beginning of 2024, a sharp increase has been reported in both consultations and hospitalisations especially in the capital Cayenne and the Littoral Ouest, Maroni, Oyapock and the Savanes areas.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
17, February 2024

21.02.2024

Argentina

Western Equine Encephalitis

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Update – 70 Infections have been confirmed in the Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Entre Rios, Santa Fe and Santiago del Estero provinces. More than 90 more suspected infections are under investigation in at least 15 provinces.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
14, February 2024 >70

21.02.2024

Brazil

Dengue

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Update – A sharp increase in infections has been reported in since the beginning of 2024. The number of infections is reported as 170% higher than the same time last year. Several deaths have been reported. The most affected regions are Southeast, Central-West and Northwest. All four dengue virus types are circulating in the country. Vaccination campaigns have started for children aged 10 to 14 years will take place in the worst hit states in: Acre, Amazonas, Bahia, Federal District, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte and São Paulo.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
16, February 2024

14.02.2024

Uruguay

Western Equine Encephalitis

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Update – 3 infections have been confirmed in Montevideo and San Jose departments. Suspected cases have been reported in Canelones, Montevideo, Paysandu, Rio Negro, Rocha, San Jose and Soriano. Infections have been identified in horses in several departments, including Artigas, Canelones, Durazno, Flores, Lavalleja, Montevideo, Paysandu, Rio Negro, Rivera, Rocha, Salto, San Jose, Soriano, Tacuarembo and Treinta y Tres, since early December 2023.
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
10, February 2024 3 2

14.02.2024

French Guiana

Dengue

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Update – Infections have been reported since August 2023. However, since the beginning of 2024, a sharp increase has been reported in the capital Cayenne and the Littoral Ouest, Maroni, Oyapock and the Savanes areas.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
08, February 2024

14.02.2024

Brazil

Oropouche virus (OROV)

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Update – Oropuche fever have been reported in Amazonas state, Acre state and Roraima state. From December 2023 to January 2024, nearly 200 cases have been reported in Amazonas state with the highest concentration of cases in Manaus municipality, and additional cases detected in Presidente Figueiredo, Maues, Tefe, and Manacapuru municipalities
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
06, February 2024 200

14.02.2024

Brazil

Influenza A (H1N1)

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Update – An adult male from Toledo (Parana) developed symptoms on 12 December and was hospitalised on 16 December. He recovered fully without any antiviral treatment and was discharged on 18 December. He had no history of exposure to pigs or any sick person
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
08, February 2024 1 1

14.02.2024

Colombia

Dengue

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Update – In 2024, infections surpassed those detected during the same period in 2023 by over 20%. The departments most heavily impacted are Vaupes, Tolima, Valle del Cauca, Huila, Amazonas, and Cali.
All four serotypes of the dengue virus are circulating simultaneously in the country increasing the risk of reinfection and severe dengue.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
08, February 2024

14.02.2024

Brazil

Dengue

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Update – A sharp increase in infections has been reported in since the beginning of 2024. The number of infections is reported as 170% higher than the same time last year. Several deaths have been reported. The most affected regions are Southeast, Central-West and Northwest. All four dengue virus types are circulating in the country. Vaccination campaigns for children aged 10 to 14 years will take place in the worst hit states in: Acre, Amazonas, Bahia, Federal District, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte and São Paulo.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
11, February 2024

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