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Disease Outbreak News: Marburg virus disease - Equatorial Guinea

WHO assesses the risk posed by the outbreak as high at the national level, moderate at the regional level and low at the global level

Situation at a glance  On 7 February 2023, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Equatorial Guinea reported the deaths of a number of individuals with suspected hemorrhagic fever. On 12 February 2023, one sample was confirmed positive for Marburg virus by real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), at the…

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Elimination of Human African Trypanosomiasis as a Public Health Problem Validated in Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea has now been validated by WHO as being the latest country to eliminate the gambiense form of the disease as a public health problem

Efforts to eliminate human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), also known as sleeping sickness, are continuing to show excellent progress, in line with the targets set out in WHO’s 2030 road map for the control, elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases. Human African trypanosomiasis has two principal forms, referred to as…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 9 (29 April 2020)

As of 28 April 2020, a cumulative total of 22 376 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 899 deaths (case fatality ratio 4.0%) have been reported across the 45 affected countries in the region

A steady increase in the number of cases has been observed in the WHO African Region since the first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was reported on 25 February 2020 in Algeria. All Member States have since been affected, with the exemption of Comoros and Lesotho where there have…