Surveillance, forecasting and response

Influenza update: February 2017

7 March 2017 - In the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, influenza activity remained low in February, based on data received. All seasonal influenza sub-types were detected in the Region. In Qatar, moderate activity was reported for the predominant sub-type influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (Fig. 1).

Map of influenza activity in WHO Eastern Mediterranean region in February 2017

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26 March 2017 - The number of cholera cases reported by the Ministry of Health in Somalia has reached a cumulative 17 211 cases and 388 deaths with a case...

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21 March 2017 – 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,...

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In focus

2016 in review

In 2016, WHO's Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean supported Member States of the Region in managing public health threats and strengthening their disease surveillance systems through conducting training workshops,...

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WHO hosts Incident Command Systems workshop in Tunis

Tunis, 19 December 2016 – WHO's Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean is hosting a 4-day workshop in Tunis, Tunisia, on Incident Command Systems (ICS) to strengthen the capacity of...

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