- PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed resp. illness - Guyana (02): (BA) manganese mine, fatal, update
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 17:27:39 -0400
Respiratory Illness -- Guyana
Public health officials have ruled out swine flu (H1N1), Zika, Chikungunya, dengue, and influenza A and B as possible causes of the recent spate of illnesses and death in Matthew's Ridge. Thus far, there has been no evidence of person-to-person transmission of infection. It is noted that only persons who were directly exposed to one common area became ill.
As of Sunday, 31 Mar , a response team comprising the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Surveillance, EH, doctors, and nurses
- PRO/AH/EDR> Unidentified febrile disease - Brazil: RFI
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 14:49:43 -0400
Fever -- Brazil
Infectious disease physicians in the state health network of the Rio Grande do Sul Federal University UFRN) did not confirm that the disease, having symptoms similar to chikungunya [virus infection], observed this past week in 140 residents of 2 neighborhoods of Tirol and Petropolis in Natal [state] is in fact chikungunya. Blood tests done on Sat 23 Mar 2019 on samples from 6 individuals detected the presence of that virus, but the specialist physicians do not discard other hypotheses.