HealthMap Global Disease Alerts

The latest alerts on infectious disease around the world
  1. COVID-19 -- China
    At 04:00 on [26 Feb 2020], 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 433 new confirmed cases and 29 new deaths (26 in Hubei and 1 in Beijing, Heilongjiang, and Henan). 508 new suspected cases were added.
      
    On the same day, 2750 new cases were cured and discharged, and 1823 people who had been in close contact with medical observation were released, and 406 severe cases were improved.
      
    As of 24:00 on [26 Feb
  2. Ebola -- DR Congo
    - 16 637 people were vaccinated as of 22 Feb 2020 with the 2nd vaccine Ad26.ZEBOV/MVA-BN-Filo (Johnson & Johnson) in the 2 health areas from Karisimbi to Goma;
    - Since the start of vaccination on 8 Aug 2018 with the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine, 297 699 people have been vaccinated.
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    [Also see WHO AFRO dashboard at .]
    - Mon 24 Feb 2020. CMRE (Comite Multisectoriel de la Riposte a la maladie a virus Ebola)
    [in French, machine trans., abridged,
  3. Plague -- DR Congo
    On 22 Feb 2020, the Aungba Health Zone chief medical doctor was alerted that suspect bubonic plague cases were reported in the Ugunzu-Makangi village of the Aterlembe health area, Djugu territory, Ituri Province, DR Congo. Murine epizootics were also mentioned in the Makangi village. On 23 Feb 2020, the chief medical doctor of the Aungba health Zone (Lat 2 33' 00'' Long 30 30' 00'') was appointed to visit the health center of Aterlembe for 2 days to investigate suspect bubonic plague cases.
  4. Meningitis - Neisseria -- Costa Rica
    A 50-year-old man and a senior became the 1st 2 people in Costa Rica -- and in the Americas -- found to be infected with the bacteria most resistant to antibiotics used in the treatment of meningitis and meningococcal septicemia that cause serious brain damage and even death.
    The Centro Nacional de Referencia en Bacteriología (CNRB) -- National Center of Reference in Bacteriology, of the Instituto Costarricense de Investigación y Enseñanza en Nutrición y Salud (Inciensa) -- Costa Rican
  5. COVID-19 -- China
    At 04:00 on [25 Feb 2020], 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 406 new confirmed cases, 52 new deaths (52 in Hubei), and 439 new suspected cases.
      
    On the same day, 2422 cases were cured and discharged, 14 573 were close contacts of those under medical observation, and 374 severe cases were reduced.
      
    As of 24:00 on [25 Feb 2020], according to reports from 31 provinces (autonomous regions and
  6. Plague -- DR Congo
  7. Equine Influenza -- United States
    On 27 Dec 2019, Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) officials confirmed a Whatcom County horse was infected with equine influenza (EI) and an additional 10 animals were exposed. The horse testing positive, an unvaccinated yearling stallion, experienced clinical signs including coughing and nasal discharge beginning on 24 Dec 2019. He is reported as recovering, and a voluntary quarantine is in effect.
    Equine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease infecting horses,
  8. Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Bulgaria
    Bulgaria's food safety agency authorities reported on [Mon 24 Feb 2020] 2 new outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu in the southern part of the Balkan country.
    One of the new outbreaks was found at a farm with more than 55 000 egg-laying hens in Trilistnik, near the city of Plovdiv. The other outbreak was reported at a farm with more than 11 000 ducks in Padarsko, also near Plovdiv.
    All the hens and ducks at the 2 farms would be culled, the food agency said.
    It said that a
  9. COVID-19 -- China
    1. Yu Wen-Bin, Tang Guang-da, Zhang Li, Corlett R. (2020). Decoding evolution and transmissions of novel pneumonia coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) using the whole genomic data.2020. doi 10.12074/202002.00033. .
    - Mod.AS
    HealthMap/ProMED-mail map of China: ]
    [See Also:
    COVID-19 update (11): animal reservoir, intermediate hosts, pangolin susp. http://promedmail.org/post/20200220.7009213
    COVID-19 update (08): companion animals, RFI http://promedmail.org/post/20200218.7002276
    COVID-19 update (06):
  10. -- China
    - One new Member State (Kuwait) reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
    - Since the emergence of COVID-19 we have seen instances of public stigmatization among specific populations, and the rise of harmful stereotypes. Stigmatization could potentially contribute to more severe health problems, ongoing transmission, and difficulties controlling infectious diseases during an epidemic. Please see the Subject in Focus section for more information on how to counter stigmatizing
  11. COVID-19 -- China
    - One new Member State (Kuwait) reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
    - Since the emergence of COVID-19 we have seen instances of public stigmatization among specific populations, and the rise of harmful stereotypes. Stigmatization could potentially contribute to more severe health problems, ongoing transmission, and difficulties controlling infectious diseases during an epidemic. Please see the Subject in Focus section for more information on how to counter stigmatizing
  12. Undiagnosed -- Bangladesh
    In Baliadanga upazila of Thakurgaon district, 2 members of a family have died and 3 other members fell sick of an unknown disease. The deceased are MB 35, wife of HI, and her sister in law PB, wife of H from Songaon village of the upazila.
    Quoting family members, local schoolteacher SPL said: "MB fell sick and died on Friday [21 Feb 2020] and on Saturday [22 Feb 2020], PB fell sick. "She came back home after undergoing primary treatment at Baliadanga Health Complex; however, she died early
  13. African Swine Fever -- Ukraine
    Volyn: event started on 17 Feb 2020. One outbreak (submitted) reported to date (24 Feb 2020). The event is continuing.
    Total animals affected:
    Species / Susceptible / Cases / Deaths / Killed and disposed of / Slaughtered
    Wild boar / - / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0
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    [2] Vinnitsa: domestic swine
    Date: Thu 20 Feb 2020
    Source: OIE, WAHIS (World Animal Health Information System), 2020 [edited]

    Vinnitsa: event started 14 Feb 2020. One outbreak