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12.06.2024

Vietnam

Food poisoning

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Update – Food poisoning caused by banh mi, filled with cold meats, pate and vegetables, purchased from a local establishment in Long Khanh City, resulted in one death and more than 500 hospitalized people in Dong Nai Province, a neighbor of Ho Chi Minh city. The death case is of a 5-year-old boy who suffered from a state of respiratory failure and septic shock, and had to rely on a ventilator and receive anti-shock fluids; despite the intensive care, he passed away 1 month after being hospitalized.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
06, May 2024 >500

12.06.2024

Vietnam

Pertussis

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Update – At least 21 districts, with Thach being the most, are affected by the high number of Pertussis infections, in which, infections are mainly reported among children under two months old.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

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

12.06.2024

Vietnam

Rabies

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Update – Since the beginning of the year, More than 30 people died, and 45 confirmed cases of rabies were reported in 22 cities and provinces. Cases are mostly caused due to dog and cats bites.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
06, June 2024 >45

12.06.2024

Taiwan

Food poisoning

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New – One woman died, raising the deaths to 5 patients who suffered from food poisoning after eating at a branch of the Malaysian restaurant chain Polam Kopitiam in downtown Taipei. The 53-old woman consumed Fried Kuey Teow with Creamy Egg, and died of multiple organ failure.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

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

12.06.2024

Taiwan

Japanese Encephalitis

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New – Taiwan reported one new case of Japanese encephalitis last week. The patient is a man in his 70s residing in Pingtung County.
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
06, October 2024 >350

12.06.2024

Pakistan

Polio

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Update – A new case of Polio is confirmed in Pakistan, to raise the number of Polio cases to 5, in 2024.
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
06, September 2024 5

12.06.2024

Philippines

Cholera

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Update – In Philippines, more than 773 cholera cases have been reported since the beginning of 2024.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
06, July 2024 >773

12.06.2024

New Zealand

Pertussis

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Update – Many Pertussis infections are mainly occurring among children under 14 years old. Cases are recorded within the 11 regions in the country.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

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

12.06.2024

India

Food poisoning

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Update – 167 students of Erode Sengunthar Engineering College in Thudupathi near Perundurai were taken to the hospital after getting sick after consuming idli, a type of savoury rice cake, chapatti, a traditional unleavened Indian flatbread, meal maker gravy, dhal, curd rice, white rice, and bananas. out of the 167, 95 were hospitalized for treatment, and the rest were discharged. The condition of the patients is stable.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
06, July 2024 >167

12.06.2024

India

Malaria

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Update – More than 80% of the 3062 confirmed Malaria cases in Maharashtra state are centered in Mumbai and Gadchiroli districts. In details, Mumbai accounted for 1324 malaria cases from 1 Jan to 7 May 2024, followed by Gadchiroli (1142).
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
06, October 2024 >3062

12.06.2024

India

West Nile Virus

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Update – Several confirmed cases of West Nile Virus have been detected in Kerala, India, along with one death.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

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

12.06.2024

Maldives

Chikungunya

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Update – An outbreak of chikungunya is ongoing in the country, primarily affecting the Male and Hulhumale regions.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

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

12.06.2024

Fiji

Dengue

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Update – Since the beginning of 2024, more than 3,800 Dengue cases are reported in Ovalau and Western Division, in which, the most affected areas are Ba province, including, Ba, Nadi and Tavua districts.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
06, May 2024 >3,800

12.06.2024

Australia

H5N1 Avian flu

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Update – The child who was previously diagnosed with H5N1, after being infected in India, recovered from the disease.
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

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

12.06.2024

China, P.R.

Pertussis

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Update – A sharp increase in Pertussis cases has been detected from the beginning of the year. Tens of thousands of cases are reported nationwide, including, the capital Beijing, Guangzhou (Guangdong province) and Shanghai. Several fatalities are also reported. Both adults and children have been affected.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

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

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