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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)- Update

On 12 July 2014, the National IHR Focal Point of the Islamic Republic of Iran reported to WHO an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)-Update

On 3, 5, 6, 8 and 10 July 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Saudi Arabia reported an additional 7 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and the death of a previously reported case.

Dengue fever outbreak in Red Sea State, Sudan, 18 June 2014

18 June 2014 - An outbreak of dengue fever has been reported in Red Sea State, Sudan. As of 17 June 2014, a total of 738 cases with six deaths have been reported.

Measles outbreaks in Somalia, 10 June 2014

Outbreaks of measles in several regions have left thousands of Somali children at risk of disability or death unless they are urgently vaccinated against this highly contagious disease. In March and April 2014 there were over 1350 suspected cases of measles – four times the number seen during the same period last year and nearly 1000 cases were reported in May alone.

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