Medical alerts 15th to 22nd November

Congo (DRC):

Polio cases Since May 2017, at least ten cases of polio infection with circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) have been confirmed. The most recent case in Tanganika province had onset of paralysis on 14 September, and is related to the ongoing outbreak in Haut-Lomani province. There is a separate outbreak of cVDPV2 strain in Maniema province The cVDPV strain can emerge in under-vaccinated populations. Cases of wild polio virus have not been recorded in the country since late 2011. Polio is a contagious viral illness that causes paralysis and death. The infection is spread through ingestion of contaminated food or water, or directly from an infected person….. Surveillance has been increased and vaccination campaigns are being conducted to limit the spread of disease

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Medical alerts 27th to 4th October

Peru:

Increase in dengue activity Nationally, more than 71,500 cases have been reported in Peru since the start of the year with around one third confirmed as dengue. Over 80 fatalities have also been reported. While dengue is consistently present in Peru, the recent intense rains and flooding have exacerbated mosquito breeding and dengue transmission. Piura department accounts for almost two-thirds of the cases.

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Weekly medical alert 6 - 14 September 2017

Nigeria: Cholera outbreak Cases of acute watery diarrhoea were first reported in April. An outbreak of cholera has now been confirmed with over 1,900 suspected cases, and more than 35 deaths, from Kwara, Zamfara and Lagos and most recently Borno State.

Cholera outbreaks occur frequently in the country. Treatment centres are being set up in affected areas Cholera It spreads via contaminated food and water include vomiting and profuse, watery diarrhoea which can lead to severe dehydration

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WEEKLY WORLD MEDICAL ALERT WEEK 19

Femeraid Air Rescue International Unit with Support of Special rescue Team Malta assesses on weekly basis all Health risk around the World and produces a summarized report for Knights and Dames of Our Sovereign Order and State.

These world medical alerts are compiled by Femeraid Air Rescue team with reliable information from WHO, CDC Atlanta and others. If a Knight or Dame requires more details about a particular risk or location and how to mitigate the risk, please contact our team through the details provided on last page, be safe out there…

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