23 Sep 2021 France + Côtes-d'Armor
On 3 September 2021, a human case of influenza A(H1N2)v of porcine origin, was reported. This is the first detection in humans of influenza A(H1N2)v in France.
On 20 September 2021, a confirmed rabies case was reported in an eight week old puppy brought illegally into Germany from Turkey (via Bulgaria) on 2 September 2021. The puppy died on 9 September 2021 in a veterinary clinic. All individuals who had contact with the dog have received emergency vaccinations.
17 Sep 2021 Guinea
On 15 September 2021, Guinea declared the end of the Marburg Virus Disease outbreak. The virus was confirmed on 9 August 2021, marking the first time the disease emerged in the country and in West Africa.
Since the beginning of 2021, 79 suspected cases of monkeypox including 23 confirmed, have been reported from eight states including Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, FCT, Lagos, Niger, Ogun and Rivers. No associated deaths have been reported. As compared to July 2021 when four suspected cases were reported, Nigeria has seen a 50% increase in August 2021. Niger and Ogun states reported their first cases since 2017.
15 Sep 2021 Democratic Republic of the Congo + Kisangani
As of 11 September 2021, 330 cases of Neisseria meningitidis have been reported, including 151 deaths. Eight samples out of 29 collected overall have been confirmed for Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W.
10 Sep 2021 Mauritania + Trarza
As of 2 September 2021, two environmental samples have tested positive for circulating vaccine derived polio type 2 (cVDPV2). The virus detected is linked to the Jigawa outbreak in Nigeria.
09 Sep 2021 Madagascar + Itasy
As of 3 September 2021, a total of 30 suspected cases of pulmonary plague including 12 confirmed and 7 deaths are reported in the Arivonimamo health district, Itasy region.
09 Sep 2021 China + Guangxi
On 8 September 2021, a case of avian influenza (H5N6) has been confirmed in Guangxi. From 2014 to date 42 human cases have been reported in China.
02 Sep 2021 Cameroon
Between 1 January and 4 July 2021, 905 suspected cases of yellow fever infection, with 13 associated deaths, have been reported in Cameroon.
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