09 Dec 2019 Sabah. Malaysia (Borneo)
One case of circulating vaccine derived polio virus 1 (cVDPV1) was reported this week from Tuaran, Sabah. The onset of paralysis was 6 December 2019.
09 Dec 2019 Latvia
Laboratory tests confirm the case of human rabies reported on 5 December 2019, is likely to have aquired the infection during a visit to Asia.
06 Dec 2019 Mali
As of 3 December 2019, 3 confirmed cases of yellow fever were reported by the Ministry of Health.
06 Dec 2019
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As of 3 December, a total of 3,313 EVD cases were reported including 3,195 confirmed and 118 probable cases, of which 2,207 cases died.
06 Dec 2019 Samoa
As of 6 December 2019, the Ministry of Health in Samoa have reported a total of 4,357 measles cases with 63 measles related deaths.
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