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Epidemiological Alert: Update on Rotavirus Diarrheal Syndrome (7 April 2010) Epidemiological Alert: Update on Rotavirus Diarrheal Syndrome (7 April 2010)

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Date added: 04/08/2010
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Epidemiological AlertsThis update contains new information from Guatemala: From Epidemiological Weeks (EW) 1 through 11, Guatemala reported a total of 5,195 cases (859 more cases than reported in the last alert of 23 March), out of which 1,159 were laboratory confirmed, with 3 deaths (in Izabal, Jutiapa, and Petén Norte). The most affected age group continues to be children from 1 to 4 years of age, followed by infants less than a year old and then by children from 5 to 9. The departments with the greatest number of cases are Chiquimula, Santa Rosa, Escuintla, Huehuetenango, Izabal, and Retalhuleu.

Epidemiological Alert: Update on Rotavirus Diarrheal Syndrome (19 May 2010) Epidemiological Alert: Update on Rotavirus Diarrheal Syndrome (19 May 2010)

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Date added: 05/20/2010
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This update contains new information from Guatemala: From Epidemiological Weeks (EW) 1 through 17, Guatemala reported a total of 6,657 cases of which 1,123 were laboratory confirmed, with 3 deaths (in Izabal, Jutiapa, and Petén Norte).The age group most affected were children from 1 to 4 years of age, follow by infants less than a year old and then by children 5 to 9 years old.

Epidemiological Alert: Update on Dengue Situation in the Americas (15 November 2010) Epidemiological Alert: Update on Dengue Situation in the Americas (15 November 2010)

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Date added: 11/16/2010
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Epidemiological Alerts The purpose of this alert is to call upon the countries throughout the Region to undertake sustainability plans for its activities under the Integrated Management Strategies for the Dengue Prevention and Control (EGI-Dengue), involving other government and / or non-governmental actors and mainly to the community.

Epidemiological Alert: Update on Dengue Outbreaks in the Americas (8 September  2010) Epidemiological Alert: Update on Dengue Outbreaks in the Americas (8 September 2010)

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Date added: 09/08/2010
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Epidemiological AlertsDurante todo el primer semestre del año, la situación epidemiológica del dengue ha presentado un comportamiento inestable, con intensos brotes de dengue en varios países de la región. Las condiciones climatológicas se han mantenido favorables para la proliferación del mosquito Aedes aegypti su agente transmisor y se han visto ciertas alteraciones inusuales en su estacionalidad, afectando desde inicio del año a países centroamericanos e islas del Caribe en periodos considerados inusuales.

Epidemiological Alert: Update on Dengue Outbreaks in the Americas (22 April 2010) Epidemiological Alert: Update on Dengue Outbreaks in the Americas (22 April 2010)

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Date added: 04/23/2010
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Epidemiological AlertsTo date, the countries of the Region have reported a total of 344,346 cases of dengue, of which 7,838 are severe dengue. They have reported 144 deaths, with a regional fatality rate of 1.84%. This updates provides a breakdown by subregion (Central America and Mexico, Andean Subregion, Southern Cone, Caribbean) with the number of cases, severity, serotypes in circulation, affected areas, and measures taken, concluding with general recommendations for dengue prevention and control.

Epidemiological Alert: Rotavirus Diarrheal Syndrome (5 March 2010) Epidemiological Alert: Rotavirus Diarrheal Syndrome (5 March 2010)

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Date added: 03/10/2010
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Epidemiological AlertsOver the past month, we have been detecting the appearance of confirmed outbreaks of acute diarrheal disease caused by rotavirus in several countries of the Region. In view of this situation, which is occurring in the period of greatest viral circulation, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recommends strengthening surveillance and implementing recommendations that contribute to controlling the spread of the disease.

Epidemiological Alert: Rotavirus Diarrheal Syndrome (23 March 2010) Epidemiological Alert: Rotavirus Diarrheal Syndrome (23 March 2010)

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Date added: 03/25/2010
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Epidemiological AlertsOver the past month, we have been detecting the appearance of confirmed outbreaks of acute diarrheal disease caused by rotavirus in several countries of the Region. In view of this situation, which is occurring in the period of greatest viral circulation, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recommends strengthening surveillance and implementing recommendations that contribute to controlling the spread of the disease.

Epidemiological Alert: Rabies (30 August 2010) Epidemiological Alert: Rabies (30 August 2010)

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Date added: 08/30/2010
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Epidemiological AlertsIn the epidemiological week (EW) 30 of this year, Peru’s Ministry of Health reported the death of a confirmed case of human rabies transmitted by a hematophagous bat. This case occurred in the native community of Urakusa, district of Nieva, province of Condorcanqui, department of Amazonas. Another two cases of human rabies were reported in Colombia, one in the municipality of Piedecuesta, and the second, in Lebrija – both in the department of Santander. The department did not have a record of human rabies cases until 2008 and 2009, when one case was notified in each of these years respectively.

Epidemiological Alert: Poliomyelitis (20 October 2010) Epidemiological Alert: Poliomyelitis (20 October 2010)

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Date added: 10/20/2010
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Epidemiological AlertsThe Global Polio Eradication Initiative is currently registering 574 cases caused by wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) and 3 (WPV3) in non-endemic countries: Angola, central-Asian countries, Russia, Chad, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, and western-African countries.

Epidemiological Alert: Plague Outbreak in Peru (2 August 2010) Epidemiological Alert: Plague Outbreak in Peru (2 August 2010)

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Date added: 08/03/2010
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Epidemiological AlertsDuring Epidemiological Week (EW) 28 of this year, the Ministry of Health of Peru confirmed the first case of pneumonic plague in a 29 year old patient from the district of Chocope, province of Ascope, department La Libertad. The presence of buboes had not been identified in the patient. Subsequently 3 more cases were registered. They were confirmed by rapid test.

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