Monthly Archives: November 2019

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – African Region

Outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) have been reported in several countries in West Africa, central Africa and Horn of Africa (for more information, please see the disease outbreak news published on 31 July 2019(2005)). This report provides a situational update on current cVDPV2 outbreaks in newly affected countries in Africa. No […]

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Humans and autoimmune diseases continue to evolve together

As humans have evolved the ability to fight pathogens, these same adaptations have led to the emergence of inflammatory diseases, new research suggests. …read more

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Lassa Fever – The Netherlands (ex –Sierra Leone)

Sierra Leone health officials, supported by WHO, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other partners, are responding to an outbreak of Lassa fever. On 20 November 2019, WHO was informed by The Netherlands’ International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of one imported case of Lassa fever from Sierra […]

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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Six new confirmed cases were reported between 20 to 26 November in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. …read more

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Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Pakistan

Through national disease surveillance, an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type-2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed in Pakistan in 2019. Between 7 July and 3 November 2019, 11 children have been paralysed from cVDPV2 in Pakistan – four in Diamir district, Gilgit-Baltistan province, three in Kohistan, two in Torghar and one in Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa […]

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