WHO EMRO: cholera cases in Yemen, 21 March
The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has released updated figures for the ongoing outbreak of cholera. During the week of 6–12 March 2017, 88 new suspected cases of cholera and 2 deaths have been reported, mainly from Hajjah, Al Bayda and Sana’a governorates.
Chikungunya Virus: An Update on the Biology and Pathogenesis of this Emerging PathogenThe Lancet - Infectious Diseases, April 2017
Chikungunya virus continues to cause large epidemics worldwide, with no specific treatment or vaccine currently available to prevent infection. In this Review, we provide an update on chikungunya virus with regard to its epidemiology, molecular virology, virus-host interactions, immunological responses, animal models of disease, and potential antiviral therapies and vaccines.
Rio de Janeiro State Reports Yellow Fever, Ecuador Confirms 1st Case in 5 YearsOutbreak News Today, 20 Mar
Last week, the state of Rio de Janeiro reported its two first confirmed autochthonous yellow fever cases in the municipality of Casimiro de Abreu, located 135 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Facing Significant Yellow Fever Outbreak, Brazil Appeals for More VaccineSTAT, 21 Mar
Brazil, in the grips of an unusually large yellow fever outbreak, has asked for millions of doses of vaccine from an international emergency stockpile.
UN Accepts Blame but Dodges the Bill in Haiti
New York Times, 21 Mar
Today's lesson in evading moral responsibility comes to us from the UN. The organization says it is terribly concerned about the cholera epidemic in Haiti and wishes to eliminate it. But it has not figured out when and how this is going to happen, and with what money.
Peru's deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America citiesReuters, 23 Mar
Surging urban populations across cities in Latin America - a result of mass migration from rural to urban areas - make them vulnerable to floods...