Monthly Archives: December 2018

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners continue to respond to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. …read more

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

From 31 October through 30 November 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported eight additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including two deaths. Details of these cases can be found in a separate document (see link below). From 2012 through 30 November […]

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Typhoid fever – Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Pakistan Health Authorities have reported an ongoing outbreak of extensively drug resistant (XDR) typhoid fever that began in the Hyderabad district of Sindh province in November 2016. An increasing trend of typhoid fever cases caused by antimicrobial resistant (AMR) strains of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (or S. Typhi) poses a notable public health concern. […]

By |December 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

FluNet Summary

National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 115 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 26 November 2018 to 09 December 2018 a(data as of 2018-12-20 14:17:33 UTC). The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 139511 specimens during that time period. 10520 were positive for […]

By |December 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

How to treat paronychia (an infected nail)

Paronychia is the medical term for an infection in the skin around the nail, which becomes inflamed, swollen, and painful. People can treat mild paronychia at home, and a doctor can provide medication for more severe cases. In this article, we look at the causes and treatments of paronychia. …read more

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