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Epidemiological Update - Diphtheria in the Americas - Summary of the situation - 18 March 2019

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), (2019)


In Haiti, between epidemiological week (EW) 51 of 2014 and EW 8 of 2019, there were 808 probable cases1 reported, including 107 deaths; of these, 270 were confirmed (261 by laboratory criteria and 9 by epidemiological link). In Venezuela, the diphtheria outbreak that began in July 2016 remains ongoing (Figure 2). Since the beginning of the outbreak until EW 8 of 2019, a total of 2,726 suspected cases were reported (324 cases in 2016, 1,040 in 2017, 1,198 in 2018, and 164 in 2019); of these, 1,612 were confirmed (528 by laboratory and 1,084 by clinical criteria or epidemiological link). A total of 280 deaths were reported (17 in 2016, 103 in 2017, 150 in 2018, and 10 in 2019). The case-fatality rate among confirmed cases was 18% in 2016, 13% in 2017, 20% in 2018, and 26% in 2019.
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Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of). Fact Sheet

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), (2019)


Accessed March 25, 2019
http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#country/236


Länderreport 8: Venezuela

Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge BAMF, (2019)


Ausgehend von allgemeinen Informationen zum Land über Hintergrundinformationen zum Konflikt (Wirtschaftskrise und politische Krise) werden auch die Menschenrechtsverletzungen durch die Regierung beschrieben. Der Bericht geht in diesem Zusammenhang auf die Aktivitäten der zahlreichen bewaffneten Gruppen (Armee, Sicherheitsdienste und "Colectivos") sowie die Rolle des staatlichen Öl- und Gaskonzerns Konzerns "PDVSA" ein. Schließlich behandelt er die Situation der Bevölkerung unter dem Blickwinkel des Zugangs zu sozialen Sicherungssystemen.
http://www.bamf.de/SharedDocs/Anlagen/DE/Publikati...


Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Peru - January 2019

International Organization for Migration, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, (2019)


One of every five Venezuelans who have left their country are now living in Peru. Of these over 616,279 have applied for refugee status, making it the primary host country for Venezuelan asylum-seekers in the world. Over 495,000 have applied for the Temporary Stay Permit (Permiso Especial de Permanencia -PTP) that allows them to access work and some basic services.
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HIV Country Profile: 2017 - Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

World Health Organization (WHO), (2017)


HIV Country Intelligence - HIV Country Profiles
http://cfs.hivci.org/country-factsheet.html#


Encuesta sobre Condiciones de Vida en Venezuela

Luis Pedro España N. and Maria G. Ponce Z., Eds.: Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, (2018)


ENCOVI 2017
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Encovi: Evaluando la catástrofe social

Ecoanalítica, (2018)


Ecoanalítica Año 13. Número 08. Semana I Marzo 2018
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