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    • Epidemiological Update: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (26 August 2020) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2020-08-26)
      Since the last PAHO/WHO COVID-19 Epidemiological Update published on 23 June 2020, and up to 22 August 2020, 14 million new cases of COVID-19, including over 300,000 deaths, have been reported worldwide. Of the total, three ...
    • Epidemiological Alert: COVID-19 among healthcare workers (31 August 2020) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2020-08-31)
      During the previous 4 weeks, a 26% relative increase in cases and 20% relative increase in deaths has been observed. The highest proportions of new cases continue to be reported in the United States of America (36%) and ...
    • Epidemiological Update: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (18 September 2020) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2020-09-18)
      Since the 26 August PAHO/WHO Epidemiological Update on COVID-19 and as of 15 September 2020, the five countries/territories in the Americas for which there was a ≥200% relative increase in the number of cases are: Curacao ...
    • Epidemiological Update: Diphtheria (22 September 2020) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2020-09-22)
      In 2019, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reported confirmed cases of diphtheria. In 2020, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of ...
    • Vaccine-preventable diseases (diphtheria, measles, poliovirus) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: implications for the Region of the Americas 

      Pan American Health Organization (Washington; D.C., PAHO, 2020-10-29)
      After more than eight months of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the Region of the Americas, with all of the countries in the North America, Central America, and South America (with the exception of Uruguay) subregions ...
    • Epidemiological Update: Measles (16 November 2020) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2020-11-16)
      In 2020, between epidemiological week (EW)1 and EW 41, 9 countries in the Region of the Americas have reported a total of 8,479 confirmed cases of measles, including 8 deaths: Argentina (61 cases including 1 death), Bolivia ...
    • Epidemiological Update: Diphtheria (17 November 2020) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2020-11-17)
      In 2020, as of 11 November, 5 countries reported a total of 56 confirmed cases of diphtheria, including 16 deaths in the Region of the Americas: Brazil (2 confirmed cases), the Dominican Republic (3 confirmed cases, including ...
    • Epidemiological Update: Dengue in the context of COVID-19 (3 December 2020) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2020-12-03)
      Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 47 of 2020, 2,163,354 dengue cases were reported in the Region of the Americas (incidence rate of 221.6 cases per 100,000 population), including 872 deaths. Of these cases, 963,787 ...
    • Epidemiological Update: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (11 December 2020) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2020-12-11)
      All 56 countries and territories in the Region of the Americas have reported COVID-19 cases and deaths. Since the 9 November 2020 PAHO/WHO Epidemiological Update on COVID-19 and as of 9 December 2020, 592,561 additional ...
    • Occurrence of variants of SARS-CoV-2 in the Americas (11 January 2021) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2021-01-11)
      Through this document, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) communicates to the Member States preliminary information on the detection in the Americas of two variants of interest of ...
    • Epidemiological Update: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (15 January 2021) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2021-01-15)
      All 56 countries and territories in the Region of the Americas have reported COVID-19 cases and deaths. Since the 11 December 2020 PAHO/WHO Epidemiological Update on COVID-19 and as of 14 January 2021, 11,409,052 additional ...
    • Epidemiological Update: Occurrence of variants of SARS-CoV-2 in the Americas (20 January 2021) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2021-01-20)
      The appearance of mutations is a natural and expected event within the evolution of the virus. Since the initial genomic characterization of SARS-CoV-2, the virus has been divided into different genetic groups or clades. ...
    • Epidemiological Update: Occurrence of variants of SARS-CoV-2 in the Americas (26 January 2021) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2021-01-26)
      The appearance of mutations is a natural and expected event within the evolution of the virus. Since the initial genomic characterization of SARS-CoV-2, the virus has been divided into different genetic groups or clades. ...
    • Epidemiological Update: Measles and Diphtheria (1 February 2021) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2021-02-01)
      Several factors have contributed to the outbreaks of measles and diphtheria in the Region of the Americas, including lack of compliance of vaccination coverage. Moreover, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has decrease in ...
    • Epidemiological Alert: Candida auris outbreaks in health care services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic (6 February 2021) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2021-02-06)
      Since it was first isolated in 2009, in the external ear canal of a Japanese patient, the yeast Candida auris (C. auris) has been identified as a colonizing organism and cause of infection in humans in healthcare services ...
    • Epidemiological Update: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (9 February 2021) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2021-02-09)
      Since the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 until 8 February 2021, a cumulative total of 105,658,476 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported globally, including 2,309,370 deaths, representing a total of 14,166,078 ...
    • Epidemiological Update: Measles (1 March 2021) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2021-03-01)
      In 2021, between epidemiological week (EW)1 and EW 6, one country and one territory in the Region of the Americas have reported confirmed cases of measles: Brazil with 54 confirmed cases and French Guiana with 2 confirmed ...
    • Epidemiological Update: Diphtheria in Hispaniola (2 March 2021) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washigton, D.C., PAHO, 2021-03-02)
      In 2021, between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 7, two countries have reported confirmed cases of diphtheria: the Dominican Republic with 5 fatal cases and Haiti with 6 cases, including 1 death. In 2020, a total of 5 ...
    • Epidemiological Update: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (11 March 2021) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2021-03-11)
      Since the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 until 9 March 2021, a cumulative total of 116,736,437 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported globally, including 2,593,285 deaths, representing a total of 11,077,961 ...
    • Epidemiological Update: Variants of SARS-CoV-2 in the Americas (24 March 2021) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2021-03-24)
      At the global level, a constant change is observed in the proportion of predominant clades since the start of the pandemic to date. As of 5 July 2020, 49% of the samples available through GISAID were associated with the ...