Epidemic and pandemic-prone diseases


Emerging infectious disease outbreaks reported in the Eastern Mediterranean Region in 2017

Emerging infectious disease outbreaks reported in the Eastern Mediterranean Region in 2017

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Throughout 2017, the Eastern Mediterranean Region of WHO faced a number of emerging infectious diseases, some of these turning into explosive outbreaks. The emerging infectious diseases that have been reported in the Eastern Mediterranean Region in 2017 include: 1) acute watery diarrhoea; 2) avian influenza; 3) cholera; 4) Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever; 5) chikungunya; 6) chickenpox (varicella); 7) diphtheria; 8) Middle East respiratory syndrome; and 9) Travel-associated Legionnaire’s Disease.

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Fourth EMARIS meeting launched to review progress on acute respiratory infection in the Region

Fourth EMARIS meeting launched to review progress on acute respiratory infection in the Region

http://www.emro.who.int/pandemic-epidemic-diseases/news/emaris-meeting-to-review-progress-of-respiratory-infection-in-the-eastern-mediterranena-region.html12 December 2017 – The World Health Organization launched a 4-day meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Acute Respiratory Infection Surveillance (EMARIS) Network in Amman, Jordan today, to review progress made in surveillance and response capacities in regional countries for seasonal and pandemic influenza.

The meeting, which runs from 11 to 14 December 2017, includes the first ever scientific conference on acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, engaging aspiring young scientists, health researchers, and seasoned public health professionals from the Region to present their latest research findings on ARIs, influenza surveillance, laboratory detection, collaboration at the animal-human interface, and related subjects.

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Fourth EMARIS meeting and first scientific conference on acute respiratory infections in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Fourth EMARIS meeting and first scientific conference on acute respiratory infections in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Fourth EMARIS meeting and first scientific conference on acute respiratory infections in the Eastern Mediterranean RegionThe World Health Organization’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean hosted the First Scientific Conference on Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region in Amman, Jordan from 11 to 14 December 2017. 

The conference was held together with the Fourth Meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Acute Respiratory Infection Surveillance (EMARIS) Network, in collaboration with the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET).

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