COVID-19: progress made, but pandemic not over

6 July 2022

In England, a 33-34 percent rise in new infections and hospital admissions over the past seven days has seen some health districts reinstating mask mandates in hospitals less than a month after they w

HFMD cases spiking in south

6 July 2022

Doctors working in infectious disease units of Ho Chi Minh City hospitals are reporting increasing numbers of children requiring admission or out-patient treatment for hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).

Reminders of Zika virus endemicity

6 July 2022

A ProMED post detailed five Zika virus cases reported by travellers from the UK, Germany and Israel during travel to Thailand this year.

Cholera outbreak in western district

6 July 2022

The WHO regional office provided an update on cholera in the country’s west, advising that Katavi region’s Tanganyika District is still reporting cases, however the outbreak is now controlled in the neighbouring region of Kigoma.

Health risks detailed ahead of Hajj

6 July 2022

With the annual Hajj due to begin later this week, the ECDC has issued a timely reminder of the existing health-related concerns in the Kingdom: ongoing COVID-19, MERS-CoV (no cases recorded this year, 17 in 2021), schistosomiasis (north of Mecca/

Polio cases review, June meeting of IHR Emergency Committee

6 July 2022

Another wild poliovirus type 1 case has been recorded in the country’s NW near Afghanistan – the 11th this year for the district of Waziristan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Seasonal rise in dengue cases

6 July 2022

The uptick in vector-borne infections following the arrival of the SW monsoon has started, with reports of increasing cases of dengue fever in Mumbai (Maharashtra) and

Regional cases of monkeypox triple

6 July 2022

After the EU’s monkeypox cases increased 3-fold over the previous fortnight, the WHO’s regional director-general said there was no time for complacency, with ‘almost 90% of all laboratory-confirmed and globally reported cases since mid-May’ – more

Measles cases in 3 locations

6 July 2022

A supplementary measles vaccination campaign for children is underway following the detection of six measles cases from three districts - Rewa and Nasinu on Viti Levu and Labasa on Vanua Levu.

Fatal shark attacks near Red Sea resort

6 July 2022

Two European tourists have died within days of each other following shark attacks near the Red Sea beach and diving destination of Hurghada. The attacks, said to be relatively rare events in recent times, were likely from mako sharks.