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Risk: Life threatening

17.09.2021

USA

Salmonella

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New – The FDA is investigating 2 new Salmonella outbreaks: Salmonella Oranienburg and Salmonella Thompson
The Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak has sickened at least 126 people and the Salmonella Thompson outbreak has sickened at least 77 people, according to the FDA. No food recalls have been initiated as yet.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
15, September 2021 203
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17.09.2021

USA

Measles

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Update – 6 people who recently travelled to the United States after fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan have been diagnosed with measles. The cases in Virginia and Wisconsin were reported 4 days after the US halted inbound flights of Afghan evacuees following the discovery of a few cases of measles among new arrivals.
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
14, September 2021 6

17.09.2021

USA

Plague

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Update – The Wyoming Department of Health announced the detection of a rare but serious case of pneumonic plague in a northern Fremont County resident.
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
15, September 2021 1

17.09.2021

Niger

Cholera

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Update – More than 3,850 cases and at least 130 fatalities have been reported. Reported in at least 28 health districts of Niger of which 20 districts are currently reporting an ongoing transmission. The southern regions of Maradi and Zinder, which border Nigeria are worst affected. Heavy rainfall and flooding have exacerbated the situation.
Currently, the transmission at this location appears to be in community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
15, September 2021 3850 1550

17.09.2021

France

Salmonella

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New – The infected people live in 10 different regions, with the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region being the most affected with 23 patients. Eight patients were hospitalized but have all now been discharged, and there are no deaths to date.
Sante publique France and the directorate general for food are investigating the Salmonella Enteritidis cases to identify whether all the patients, or some of them, have been infected from a common food source.
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
13, August 2021 50

17.09.2021

Nigeria

Cholera

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Update – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that Nigeria has recorded a total of 2323 deaths in 69 925 suspected cases of cholera as of 5 Sep 2021. Found in 36 states.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
14, September 2021 69925

17.09.2021

Iraq

Anthrax

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New – A medical team in Nineveh Governorate, northern Iraq, announced that a citizen, had anthrax.
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
14, September 2021 1 0

17.09.2021

Mali

Cholera

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New – At least 2 suspected cases of cholera have been detected in Ansongo in the Gao region of northern Mali
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
12, September 2921 2

17.09.2021

Health Alerts

Meningitis

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Update – At least 330 suspected cases and 151 deaths have been recorded in Tshopo province. The Banalia community is worst affected. Patients are being treated at the local health centre and at home. The high mortality rate reported in this outbreak is a cause for concern. The national health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) have deployed an emergency team to accelerate control measures. Tests have revealed Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W in some samples. This is one of the serotypes included in the quadrivalent Meningitis ACWY vaccine.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
15, September 2021 330

17.09.2021

Madagascar

Plague

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Update – At least 35 suspected cases of pneumonic plague have been reported, 18 of which have been confirmed including 11 deaths. Most deaths occurred in hospital, but four occurred in the community which were identified later and this may have contributed to the disease spread. At least 22 people are undergoing treatment. Reports indicate that the majority of cases are in Itasy region (Arivonimamo district) near the capital, Antananarivo. Quarantine has been implemented in some locations, and an emphasis to seeking immediate treatment for anyone experiencing symptoms is being done.
Currently, the transmission at this location appears to be within a cluster.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
15, September 2021 35

17.09.2021

China, P.R.

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Update – Public health officials have also reported at least 15 human cases of H9N2 influenza in 2021.
The latest case was reported in a 20-month-old girl who lives in Changsha, Hunan Province who had previous exposure to poultry.
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
15, September 2021 15 1

17.09.2021

Cameroon

Yellow Fever

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New – 9 cases of yellow fever, which including 3 deaths. Cases originated from 6 different regions with a total of 9 health districts (HDs) affected: Adamaoua region (Ngaoundere rural HD), Far North region (Maga, Mogode, Yagoua HD), Littoral region (Yabassi HD), North region (Guider, Garoua 1 HD), North-West region (Bamenda HD), and Centre region (Eseka HD).
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
09, September 2021 9

17.09.2021

Bangladesh

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Update – A marked increase in Dengue recorded since late July. The capital city Dhaka is particularly affected. More than 13,000 cases have been recorded, with many patients requiring hospitalisation. At least 50 people have died. Mosquito control activities are being conducted in affected areas.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
16, September 2021 13000

17.09.2021

China, P.R.

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Update – At least 13 human cases of H5N6 influenza have been reported, including one fatality in 2021. All reported cases had prior contact with live poultry.
Affected areas include:
Chongqing Province: Tongnan. Guangdong Province: Huizhou.
Guangxi Province: Guilin City, Laibin, Liuzhou.
Sichuan Province: Bazhong City, Chengdu City, Dazhou City (Including Xuanhan and Kaijiang), Yibin City.
Hunan Province: Chenzhou City.
Currently, transmission appears to be sporadic.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
15, September 2021 13 1

17.09.2021

Zimbabwe

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Update – Number of cases per 1 million population 8422
Zimbabwe reported some cases of the variant Beta.
Travel restrictions:
Open for citizens: Yes
Open for foreigners: Yes.
Open for tourism: Partial.
Quarantine: Partial.
Inter-city travel expected to resume as authorities ease COVID-19 lockdown.
Population fully vaccinated 5.81%.
This disease is being transmitted within the community.

Date Total number of cases Number of new cases
16, September 2021 127368 285

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