10 Dec 2018 El Beni. Bolivia
As of 7 December 2018, one case was confirmed in a 15-year-old from an at risk area of Bolivia, with no history of vaccine. He travelled to Costa Marques, Brazil, prior to onset of symptoms. 34 suspected cases are also under investigation.
10 Dec 2018 Nigeria
Between 1 January 2018 to 2 December 2018, a total of 3229 suspected cases have been reported: 581 confirmed, 17 probable and 2631 negative. A total of 164 deaths have been reported: 147 confirmed cases, and 17 in probable cases. 9193 contacts have been identified from 23 states and are being followed up.
10 Dec 2018 Nigeria
Between 12 September 2017 to 25 November 2018, a total of 3,510 suspected cases, including 74 deaths have been reported from all 36 states, and the Federal Capital Territory. A total of 58 cases have been confirmed by the WHO reference laboratory in Dakar, Senegal.
07 Dec 2018 Democratic Republic of the Congo
As of 4 December, 458 EVD cases (410 confirmed and 48 probable), including 271 deaths, have been reported.
06 Dec 2018 Sarawak. Malaysia (Borneo)
Between 30 June 2017 and 6 December 2018, Sarawak Government have reported 13 human rabies cases. As of 4 Dec 2018 the government declared that 54 areas in 11 divisions in Sarawak have rabies infections in animals.
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