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23 April 2024
Brazil + Bahia

Cholera in Brazil

On 19 April 2024, the first locally acquired cholera (Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa) case in Brazil since 2005 was confirmed. A resident of Salvador, presented with symptoms in March 2024 with no history of travel to risk countries or contact with suspected or confirmed cases. Cholera is rare in travellers, a vaccine is available for those who are at increased risk.

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23 April 2024

Lassa fever in Nigeria

As of 22 April 2024, 5,669 suspected, 832 confirmed and 17 probable cases, including 152 deaths, have been reported. In total for 2024, 27 states have recorded at least 1 confirmed case across 126 Local Government Areas.

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Shigellosis in Belgium, Germany, Ireland & Netherlands

On 9 April 2024, 31 cases of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Shigella sonnei infections were reported in Belgium since January 2024. On 12 April 2024, cases were also reported from Germany (2), Ireland (2), and the Netherlands (1). All of the cases had links to a music festival in Belgium.

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17 April 2024
USA

Botox reaction in USA

As of 12 April 2024, a total of 19 people from nine states have reported harmful reactions after receiving botulinum toxin injections from unlicensed or untrained individuals or in non-healthcare settings, such as homes and spas. Nine people have been admitted to hospital.

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17 April 2024

Cholera in Comoros

As of 14 April 2024, a total of 1,484 cholera cases, with 38 deaths (representing a 2.5% case mortality rate) have been reported since this cholera outbreak was declared on 2 February 2024. The three islands have reported cases, with most from Anjouan island.

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11 April 2024
Timor-Leste + Oecusse

Rabies in Timor-Leste

As of 22 March 2024, one fatal human case of rabies was confirmed in Pasabe Subregion, Oecusse. This is the first confirmed human case of rabies in Timor-Leste.

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09 April 2024

cVDPV2 in Liberia

As of 8 April 2024, circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been detected in an environmental sample in this country.

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09 April 2024

cVDPV2 in Senegal

As of 8 April 2024, circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been detected in an environmental sample in this country.

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09 April 2024

cVDPV2 in Sierra Leone

As of 8 April 2024, circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been detected in an environmental sample in this country.

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08 April 2024
Vietnam + Tien Giang

Influenza A(H9N2) in Vietnam

As of 7 April 2024, the Vietnam Department of Information and Communications reported a confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H9N2) infection. This is the first confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H9N2) reported in Vietnam. To date, no further cases have been detected among close contacts.

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