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Hepatitis E – Namibia

During the week ending on 13 October 2017, the first identified case was admitted to a public hospital in Windhoek district, with signs and symptoms of hepatitis E. During the week ending on 8 January 2018, a total of 237 probable and confirmed cases have been seen at various health facilities in Windhoek district with the same signs and symptoms. All suspected patients tested negative for hepatitis A, B, and C. A total of 41 of the 237 cases were sent for further testing, and on 8 January 2018, the results showed 21 were IgM positive for hepatitis E.

Cholera – United Republic of Tanzania

Disease news outbreak for Cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Malaysia

Disease News Outbreak on Middle East coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Malaysia.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates

On 11 December 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported one additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection. Detailed information concerning the cases reported can be found in a separate document (see link below).

Diphtheria – Yemen

Disease outbreak news for diphtheria in yemen


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