Hospitals in Bangladesh are increasingly facing the challenges of massive patient surge and a dengue outbreak of epidemic proportions.
Burundi is currently facing a malaria crisis that has killed nearly the same amount of people as the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Bangladesh is responding to the most widespread dengue outbreak it has ever seen, with 61 out of 64 of its districts reporting cases. Over 9,500 new cases were reported in July alone.
Fifty people remain ill after consuming chicken meat that was infected with Campylobacter. The outbreak was detected in-part due to an ongoing project run by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Statens Serum Institut to collect Campylobacter isolates and conduct whole genome sequencing.
Bolivia is investigating an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever, which lab testing indicates is Chapare virus.
So far in 2019, outbreaks of H5N1 and H5N6 bird flu have been reported in 13 communes in 11 Vietnamese localities.
A large increase in the number of dengue fever cases has been reported in Bangladesh, making July a significant month for Bangladesh’s efforts to combat the outbreak.
Health officials in Grayson County, Kentucky are reporting a recent increase in cases of the tickborne disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). The county has received 26 cases of RMSF since July 7, 2019.
The number of dengue fever cases is beginning to peak in Bangladesh, coinciding with the monsoon period. The number of cases is expected to rise as the rainy season continues until September.
The Statens Serum Institut (SSI) of Denmark is currently investigating an outbreak caused by a rare strain of Salmonella that was reported from May 31 to June 25, 2019. While SSI conducts interviews of patients and waits for the whole genome sequencing result, the agency cannot confirm that the outbreak is no longer ongoing.