SITUATION IN NUMBERS
Globally 2798 confirmed; China 2741 confirmed ; 5794 suspected ; 461 severe; 80 deaths; Outside of China 37 confirmed 11 countries
To date, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and American Samoa have reported measles cases. The outbreaks in Samoa and Tonga are caused by the D8 strain (genotype) of measles virus. Measles vaccine coverage varies in Pacific island countries and areas, ranging from 31% in Samoa to 99% in the Cook Islands, Nauru and Niue.
This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:
Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Malaria outbreak in Burundi
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Humanitarian Crisis in Cameroon
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Measles outbreak in Nigeria.