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Avian influenza update, 31 May 2015

A total of 342 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) were reported in Egypt between March 2006 and 30 April 2015. Of these cases, 115 were fatal (case–fatality rate: 33.6%).

Avian influenza A(H5N1) in Egypt, 9 April 2015

8 April 2015 – The Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt has notified WHO of additional laboratory-confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) during the last few weeks. 

Avian influenza A (H5N1) in Egypt update, 21 March 2015

On 21 March 2015, the Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an additional 17 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1).

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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