Outbreak Control and Prevention Activities
  • Meningococcal Disease: Situation in the African Meningitis Belt
  • 23 MARCH 2012 - From 1 January to 11 March (epidemiologic week 10), outbreaks of meningococcal disease has been reported in 15 districts in Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. These outbreaks have been detected as part of the enhanced surveillance in the African Meningitis Belt conducted in 14 countries where a total of 6 685 suspected meningitis cases including 639 deaths have been reported.

  • Strengthening the public health laboratory network in Vietnam
  • The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Hanoi and the Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City are the two national public health reference laboratories in Vietnam. They operate as referral centres for 63 provincial public health laboratories which together form a national communicable disease surveillance network. Peter McMinn has worked with both major laboratories over the past five years, to strengthen their capacity to provide leadership in national communicable disease surveillance.

  • Wild Poliovirus Weekly Update
  • New polio cases reported in the past week for 2011: 16; Total number of cases in 2011: 536; Total number of cases in 2010: 1352.
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