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  1. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates

    Between 9 and 11 April 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported two additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
  2. Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

    On 14 April 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 15 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China.
  3. Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

    On 7 April 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 14 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China.
  4. Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

    On 31 March 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 17 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China.
  5. Yellow fever – Brazil

    This is an update to the WHO advice posted in the Disease Outbreak News of 27 January 2017, 6 March 2017, and 20 March 2017; and on the WHO International Travel and Health website on 31 January 2017, 14 February 2017, 6 March 2017, and 17 March 2017.
  6. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Qatar

    On 21 March 2017 the national IHR focal point of Qatar reported one additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
  7. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

    Between 23 February and 16 March 2017 the national IHR focal point of Saudi Arabia reported 18 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including two fatal cases. Four deaths among previously reported MERS cases were also reported (case numbers 1, 4, 5 and 7 in the Disease Outbreak News published on 10 March 2017).
  8. Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

    On 24 March 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 18 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China.
  9. Yellow fever – Suriname

    On 9 March 2017, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands reported a case of yellow fever to WHO. The patient is a Dutch adult female traveller who visited Suriname from the middle of February until early March 2017. She was not vaccinated against yellow fever.
  10. Meningococcal disease – Nigeria

    As of 19 March 2017 (epidemiological week 11), a total of 1407 suspected cases of meningitis and 211 deaths (case fatality rate: 15%) have been reported from 40 local government areas (LGAs) in five states of Nigeria since December 2016. Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto account for 89% of these cases. Twenty-six LGAs from all five states reported 361 cases in epidemiological week 11 alone. Twenty-two wards in 15 LGAs have crossed the epidemic threshold. Three of these LGAs share borders with Niger. NmC is the predominant serotype in this outbreak.

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