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  1. Hepatitis E – Namibia

    During the week ending on 13 October 2017, the first identified case was admitted to a public hospital in Windhoek district, with signs and symptoms of hepatitis E. During the week ending on 8 January 2018, a total of 237 probable and confirmed cases have been seen at various health facilities in Windhoek district with the same signs and symptoms. All suspected patients tested negative for hepatitis A, B, and C. A total of 41 of the 237 cases were sent for further testing, and on 8 January 2018, the results showed 21 were IgM positive for hepatitis E. On 19 November 2017, there was one confirmed deceased case, a 26 year-old female, and four days prior to her death she had delivered a baby. The status of the baby is unknown. The majority of the cases were from Windhoek district, Khomas region.
  2. Cholera – United Republic of Tanzania

    Disease news outbreak for Cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania
  3. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Malaysia

    Disease News Outbreak on Middle East coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Malaysia.
  4. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates

    On 11 December 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported one additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection.

    Detailed information concerning the cases reported can be found in a separate document (see link below).
  5. Diphtheria – Yemen

    Disease outbreak news for diphtheria in yemen
  6. Yellow fever – Nigeria

    Disease outbreak news for yellow fever in Nigeria
  7. Outbreak of Salmonella Agona infections linked to internationally distributed infant formula – France

    Disease outbreak news for an outbreak of Salmonella Agona infections linked to internationally distributed infant formula in France
  8. Monkeypox – Nigeria

    Disease outbreak news for monkeypox in Nigeria
  9. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

    Disease outbreak news for MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia
  10. Diphtheria – Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh

    Disease Outbreak News for Diphtheria in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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