Summary of global surveillance data of communicable diseases in January, 2019

HAN Hui1 WU Bo1 SONG Yajing1 LIU Meijuan1

(1.Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine, Beijing, China 100176)

【Abstract】In January, 2019, a total of 53 kinds of communicable diseases were reported globally, involving 68 countries or regions. The first five diseases in terms of number of countries or regions involved were Dengue fever (32), Measles (24), Cholera (8), Legionellosis (7), and Chikungunya fever (6). The first five diseases with high case fatality rates were Ebola hemorrhagic fever (61.7%), Middle East respiratory syndrome (35.3%), Yellow fever (28.5%), Lassa fever (19.7%), and Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (18.6%). The first five diseases with high death number were Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever, Cholera, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, and Dengue fever. The epidemics of Cholera, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Yellow fever, Lassa fever and Measles mainly occurred in Africa. The epidemics of Dengue fever, Cholera, Middle East respiratory syndrome, Mumps, and Tuberculosis mainly occurred in Asia. The epidemics of Dengue fever, Measles and Chikungunya fever occurred in America and the epidemics of Measles and Rubella in Europe.

【Keywords】 communicable diseases; Dengue fever; Chikungunya fever; Middle East respiratory syndrome; Measles; Yellow fever; Globally;

【Funds】 National Key Research and Development Plan of China (2016YFC1200705) National Science and Technology Major Project of China (2018ZX10201001-008)

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CN: 11-2928/R

Vol 34, No. 02, Pages 99-101

February 2019


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  • 1 Methods
  • 2 Results
  • 3 Discussion
  • References