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Information about the Ebola Virus

Liberia

Disease update [Table: Confirmed,and suspect cases and deaths from Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, as of 13 Aug 2014: Total Cases 2127; Deaths 1145] Between 12-13 Aug 2014, a total of 152 new cases of Ebola virus disease [EVD] (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 76 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. [Nigeria an

 

Kenya is closing its borders to travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries worst hit by the Ebola epidemic, officials said Saturday. Kenya Airways also announced that it would suspend it flights to Freetown and Monrovia when the

 

 

The International Olympic Committee said on Friday that certain athletes from areas impacted by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa will not be allowed to compete in combat sports or in swimming events a

 

Pneumonia Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: With the temperature going down by several notches in the past few days, the number of patients with pneumonia and cold related ailments has been rising at Kanti Bal Hospital. The flow of patients has risen two folds in the last one month.

55 inmates feared dead from cholera outbreak

About 55 inmates have been feared dead from the outbreak of cholera in the notorious prison locally known as "Jail Ogaden" in the regional capital of Jigjiga [Somali Region], and several others are in a severe condition following the outbreak of the disease. This also followed a report that in the last week [up to 28 Nov 2013], about 45 inmates have died in the cells after the guards forced them to drink from contaminated water Jerry cans.
Cholera outbreak
Location: Somali Region, Ethiopia

More Cases of Dengue Fever

KARACHI: Fifteen more dengue viral fever cases were reported in Karachi on Saturday, increasing the patient toll TO 4414 in 2013, said Dr M Shakeel Aamir Mullick Focal Person for Dengue Surveillance Cell Sindh. He said that a total of 5,058 dengue fever.
Disease: Dengue Fever
Location: Sindh Province, Pakistan

Malaria

Mosquito Malaria is still the major reason why people go to hospital in Tema accounting for 41,431 cases in 2012 and having the potential to go higher after recording 27,379 cases in the first six months of 2013.
Disease: Malaria
Location: Ghana

Chikungunya Fever Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been advised outbreak of the mosquito borne viral disease, chikungunya fever, in the State of Yap.

According to health officials, more than 340 suspected cases have been identified on the main island of Yap and several of the smaller islands. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) fact sheet, chikungunya is a viral disease that is spread by mosquitoes.
Disease: Chikungunya
Location: Yap Island, Yap, Micronesia

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