Emergencies

Emergencies
 
 
POLIO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Polio this week as of 23 October 2018 [GPEI]
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Summary of new viruses this week:
Afghanistan – one wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) positive environmental sample;
Pakistan – two WPV1 cases and four WPV1-positive environmental samples;
Nigeria – one cVDPV2 case and three cVDPV2-positive environmental samples

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Editor’s Note:
WHO has posted a refreshed emergencies page which presents an updated listing of Grade 3,2,1 emergencies as below.
 
 
WHO Grade 3 Emergencies  [to 27 Oct 2018 ]
Democratic Republic of the Congo
:: Beni: Ministry of Health and WHO condemn violence against civilians and health professionals in Ebola affected areas [in French]  22 October 2018
:: 12: Situation report on the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu  23 October 2018
:: Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo   25 October 2018
[See Milestones above for more detail]
 
Bangladesh – Rohingya crisis
:: Weekly Situation Report 47 – 17 October 2018
 
Nigeria – No new announcements identified
Somalia – No new announcements identified
South Sudan – No new announcements identified
Syrian Arab Republic – No new announcements identified
Yemen – No new announcements identified

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WHO Grade 2 Emergencies  [to 27 Oct 2018 ]
Brazil (in Portugese) – No new announcements identified
Cameroon  – No new announcements identified
Central African Republic  – No new announcements identified
Ethiopia – No new announcements identified
Hurricane Irma and Maria in the Caribbean – No new announcements identified
Iraq – No new announcements identified
occupied Palestinian territory – No new announcements identified
Libya – No new announcements identified
MERS-CoV – No new announcements identified
Myanmar – No new announcements identified
Niger – No new announcements identified
Sao Tome and Principe Necrotizing Cellulitis (2017) – No new announcements identified
Sudan – No new announcements identified
Ukraine – No new announcements identified
Zimbabwe – No new announcements identified
 
 
Outbreaks and Emergencies Bulletin, Week 42: 13-19 October 2018

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
:: Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
:: Dengue Fever in Senegal
:: Hepatitis E in Namibia
:: Cholera in Zimbabwe.

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WHO Grade 1 Emergencies  [to 27 Oct 2018 ]
Afghanistan
Angola (in Portuguese)
Chad
Ethiopia
Kenya
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Mali
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Tanzania
Tropical Cyclone Gira
Zambia
 
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UN OCHA – L3 Emergencies
The UN and its humanitarian partners are currently responding to three ‘L3’ emergencies. This is the global humanitarian system’s classification for the response to the most severe, large-scale humanitarian crises. 
Yemen
:: Yemen Humanitarian Update Covering 7 October – 21 October …
:: Yemen: Cyclone Luban Flash Update #3 (21 October 2018) [EN/A …

Syrian Arab Republic   No new announcements identified.

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UN OCHA – Corporate Emergencies
When the USG/ERC declares a Corporate Emergency Response, all OCHA offices, branches and sections provide their full support to response activities both at HQ and in the field.
Ethiopia  No new announcements identified.
Somalia  No new announcements identified.
 
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“Other Emergencies”
Indonesia: Central Sulawesi Earthquake
:: Central Sulawesi Earthquake & Tsunami: Humanitarian Country Team Situation Report #5 (as of 23 October 2018)