Emergencies

Emergencies

POLIO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
http://polioeradication.org/polio-today/polio-now/this-week/

Polio this week as of 04 March 2020
:: In May 2019, Iran reported an isolation of a wild poliovirus type1 in a sewage sample from Sistan & Balochistan province. The virus was confirmed to be genetically linked to the wild poliovirus from Karachi, Pakistan. This development, per existing global polio programme guidelines, triggered opening of an ‘Event’. After months of consultations and a high level of poliovirus surveillance sensitivity, the event has now been declared closed therefore eliminating Iran from the list of outbreak countries.

Summary of new viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives):
:: Afghanistan: two WPV1 cases
:: Pakistan: four WPV1 cases, 16 WPV1 positive environmental samples and six cVDPV2 cases
:: Somalia: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
:: Angola: one cVDPV2 case and two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
:: Chad: four cVDPV2 cases
:: Côte d’Ivoire: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
:: Democratic Republic of the Congo: two cVDPV2 cases
:: Ethiopia: one cVDPV2 case
:: Malaysia: three cVDPV1 positive environmental samples

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WHO Grade 3 Emergencies [to 7 Mar 2020]

Democratic Republic of the Congo
:: Ebola Outbreak in DRC 82: 01 March 2020
[See Ebola above for detail]

Nigeria – No new digest announcements identified
Mozambique floods – No new digest announcements identified
Somalia – No new digest announcements identified
South Sudan – No new digest announcements identified
Syrian Arab Republic – No new digest announcements identified
Yemen – No new digest announcements identified

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WHO Grade 2 Emergencies [to 7 Mar 2020]
Iran
:: WHO team arrives in Tehran to support the COVID-19 response 2 March 2020

Afghanistan – No new digest announcements identified
Angola – No new digest announcements identified
Burkina Faso [in French] – No new digest announcements identified
Burundi – No new digest announcements identified
Cameroon – No new digest announcements identified
Central African Republic – No new digest announcements identified
Ethiopia – No new digest announcements identified
HIV in Pakistan – No new digest announcements identified
Iraq – No new digest announcements identified
Libya – No new digest announcements identified
Malawi – No new digest announcements identified
Measles in Europe – No new digest announcements identified
MERS-CoV – No new digest announcements identified
Myanmar – No new digest announcements identified
Niger – No new digest announcements identified
occupied Palestinian territory – No new digest announcements identified
Sudan – No new digest announcements identified
Ukraine – No new digest announcements identified
Zimbabwe – No new digest announcements identified

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WHO Grade 1 Emergencies [to 7 Mar 2020]

Chad – No new digest announcements identified
Djibouti – No new digest announcements identified
Kenya – No new digest announcements identified
Mali – No new digest announcements identified
Namibia – viral hepatitis – No new digest announcements identified
Tanzania – No new digest announcements identified

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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. 
Syrian Arab Republic
:: Syrian Arab Republic: COVID-19 Update No. 01 – 2 March 2020
:: Recent Developments in Northwest Syria Flash Update – As of 5 March 2020

Yemen
:: 03 March 2020 Yemen: Al Jawf and Marib Flash Update No.1 | 3 March 2020 [EN/AR]

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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.
CYCLONE IDAI and Kenneth – No new digest announcements identified
EBOLA OUTBREAK IN THE DRC – No new digest announcements identified