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21.02.2024

Japan

Influenza

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Update – An increase in seasonal influenza infections has been reported nationwide and spreading very fast. 33 prefectures have recorded levels of activity exceeding the warning level. The highest number of flu infections were recorded in Hokkaido, followed by Fukuoka and Saitama prefectures, the capital Tokyo and Kanagawa prefecture. .
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

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

21.02.2024

China, P.R.

Avian Influenza

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Update – In January 2024, H10N5 was confirmed in an individual in Anhui. In 2023, cases of H9N2, H5N6, H3N8 and H5N1 were reported. While infections have been detected in several provinces, the majority of cases have occurred in Sichuan.
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

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

21.02.2024

Congo (DRC)

Monkeypox

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Update – The largest outbreak ever of mpox is ongoing in most provinces of the country in at least 23 out of 26 provinces. Infections have been reported from several areas where the disease had not been identified before, including the capital, Kinshasa and the provinces of Kwango, Lualaba and South Kivu. Authorities have warned that the strain of mpox circulating in the country may pose an increased risk of severe illness.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

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

21.02.2024

East Timor

Zika

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Update – Zika infections have been detected in East Timor. This is the first time infections have been confirmed.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

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

14.02.2024

Sri Lanka

Dengue

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Update – The Western province, including Colombo, is the worst affected area. The districts of Gampaha, Kandy, Jaffna, Badulla, Kurunegala, Galle, Puttalama, Kegalle and Batticaloa have also reported an increase.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

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

14.02.2024

Thailand

Pertussis

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Update – A sharp increase infections in southern Thailand in the provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala has been detected . At least seven deaths have been reported since November 2023.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
09, February 2024 >500

14.02.2024

Thailand

Zika

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Update – Infections have been detected in at least 36 provinces. The Central and Northern regions have been most affected. Travellers have also been diagnosed with Zika after they returned to Germany in November 2023.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
08, February 2024 >860 >102

14.02.2024

Cambodia

H5N1 Avian flu

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New – 3 Infections in 2024 have been reported in Kratie, Prey Veng and Seam Reap provinces. A three-year-old male child from Kampong Trabek district, Prey Veng province and a 69-year-old man from Puok district, Siem Reap province, were hospitalised, treated and recovered, while a nine-year-old boy from Kratie City, Kratie province died.
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
09, February 2024 9 >3

14.02.2024

Congo (DRC)

Monkeypox

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Update – The largest outbreak ever of mpox is ongoing in most provinces of the country in at least 23 out of 26 provinces. Infections have been reported from several areas where the disease had not been identified before, including the capital, Kinshasa and the provinces of Kwango, Lualaba and South Kivu. Authorities have warned that the strain of mpox circulating in the country may pose an increased risk of severe illness.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

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

14.02.2024

East Timor

Chikungunya

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Update – An increase in infections has been detected since early January in the capital Dili.New areas of infection include Lautém and Liquica. Cases have also been reported in Bobonaro and Ermera.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

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

07.02.2024

Lebanon

Hepatitis A

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Update – An increase in cases has been reported since October. The North governorate is worst affected and has almost 70 per cent of the cases, followed by Beqqa. Other districts reporting a surge in hepatitis A activity are Akkar, Baalbek, Minyeh-Danniyeh and Tripoli.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
30, January 2024

07.02.2024

China, P.R.

H9N2 Avian flu

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Update – Since October 2023, there have been two cases in Sichuan province.
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
31, January 2024 2 2

07.02.2024

Sri Lanka

Measles

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Update – Districts with high numbers include Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Kandy, Jaffna, Kurunegala, and Kalmunai. Districts of Colombo, Gampaha and Jaffna, have reported the majority of the infections. Vaccination campaigns has been carried out in 9 districts.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

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

07.02.2024

China, P.R.

H5N6 avian flu

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Update – Since October 2023, there have been two cases of H5N6 in Sichuan province.
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
31, January 2024 2 2

07.02.2024

China, P.R.

H10N5 Avian flu

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New – In January 2024, H10N5 was confirmed in an individual in Anhui province.
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
31, January 2024 1 1

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