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Colombia: Confirman más de 1.000 casos de chikungunya en Colombia

Colombia - Chad - 2 hours 27 min ago
Source: Redhum Country: Colombia

Fuente: El Nacional

El ministro de Salud colombiano, Alejandro Gaviria, cree que unas 600.000 personas más puedan llegar a contagiarse en los próximos días

Más de 1.000 casos de chikungunya se registran actualmente en Colombia y se estima que unas 600.000 personas más puedan llegar a contagiarse durante los próximos días, informó el ministro de Salud de la nación suramericana, Alejandro Gaviria. El funcionario, citado por Telesur, indicó además que debido a las condiciones poco favorables para erradicar al zancudo transmisor del virus, 250.000 personas requerirán atención médica.

Gaviria añadió que las autoridades colombianas desarrollan, desde hace cuatro meses, planes de contingencia para atender a los afectados.

La fiebre chikungunya se caracteriza por la aparición súbita de alta temperatura corporal, generalmente acompañada de dolores articulares.

Otros signos y síntomas frecuentes son: dolores musculares, dolor de cabeza, náuseas, cansancio y erupciones cutáneas. Los dolores articulares suelen ser muy debilitantes, pero generalmente desaparecen en pocos días.

La mayoría de los pacientes se recupera completamente, salvo algunos casos en los que los dolores articulares pueden durar varios meses, o incluso años. Se han descrito casos ocasionales con complicaciones oculares, neurológicas y cardiacas y también con molestias gastrointestinales.

Liberia: 17 September 2014: West Africa - Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak

Guinea - Maps - 3 hours 6 min ago
Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid department Country: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone preview

Situation

• The number of new cases and deaths attributable to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), continue to increase in the five West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. As of 16 September (WHO), 4 985 people have been infected and 2 461 people have died in the five affected countries (suspected cases included).

• Liberia is facing a doubling of new Ebola cases every two weeks. As of 13 September, Sierra Leone is considering a strategy to offer community based treatment for the epidemic that is out of control.

• Guinea is facing cases being reported in new districts towards Guinea Bissau.

• Senegal prepared for the opening of a Humanitarian Air Corridor to facilitate MSF and UNHAS flight operations between Dakar and Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia (as of 13 September).

• There is still a big concern regarding the lack of specialised staff, including doctors and nurses.

Pakistan: Pakistan: Standing Waters in Tarind Muhammed Panah Area, Punjab Province (16 Sept 2014)

Pakistan - Maps - 3 hours 10 min ago
Source: UNOSAT Country: Pakistan preview

This map illustrates satellite-detected areas with waters as detected by SENTINEL-1 imagery acquired the 16 September 2014 in Tarind Muhammad Panah area. The Indus and the Panjnad rivers expanded and seem to have inundated some agricultural fields along the Indus River and the Panjnad River in the Punjab Province (Pakistan). This analysis has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR /UNOSAT.

Mali: Situation au Mali: Refugiés, Rapatriés et Personnes déplacées Internes au Mali, août 2014

CAR - Maps - 3 hours 41 min ago
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Togo preview

Mali: Situation au Mali: Refugiés, Rapatriés et Personnes déplacées Internes au Mali, août 2014

Niger - Maps - 3 hours 41 min ago
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Togo preview

Mali: Situation au Mali: Refugiés, Rapatriés et Personnes déplacées Internes au Mali, août 2014

Guinea - Maps - 3 hours 41 min ago
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Togo preview

Mali: Situation au Mali: Refugiés, Rapatriés et Personnes déplacées Internes au Mali, août 2014

Côte d’Ivoire - Maps - 3 hours 41 min ago
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Togo preview

Ethiopia: Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 18 – September 24, 2014

Uganda - Maps - 5 hours 4 min ago
Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Country: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda preview

  • Seasonal shower activity weakens, leaving many anomalously dry areas as the ITCZ/ITF withdraws across the Sahel.
  • Heavy September rains lead to flooding, and damaged crops throughout many parts of Uganda.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia. 2) Despite a seasonable return of precipitation during August, moisture deficits have persisted in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has already resulted in deteriorated conditions and affected crops on the ground. 3) An early cessation of Mar-May seasonal rainfall, as well as, an anomalously dry July have led to deteriorated crop and degraded pasture conditions across several zones in central and northern Ethiopia. 4) Poor seasonal rainfall since the middle of August has led to late-season moisture deficits, increasing the likelihood for adverse ground impacts throughout many parts of western and southern Niger, eastern Mali, and northern Nigeria. Below average rains are forecast in the region for the upcoming outlook period. 5) Several consecutive weeks of enhanced rainfall has resulted in widespread flooding, thousands of displaced people, and extensive crop damages across many provinces of eastern Uganda. 6) Poor July rains throughout several local regions in Mali have resulted in degraded crop and pastoral conditions. August and September rains have continued to help improve ground impacts.

Ethiopia: Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 18 – September 24, 2014

Niger - Maps - 5 hours 4 min ago
Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Country: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda preview

  • Seasonal shower activity weakens, leaving many anomalously dry areas as the ITCZ/ITF withdraws across the Sahel.
  • Heavy September rains lead to flooding, and damaged crops throughout many parts of Uganda.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia. 2) Despite a seasonable return of precipitation during August, moisture deficits have persisted in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has already resulted in deteriorated conditions and affected crops on the ground. 3) An early cessation of Mar-May seasonal rainfall, as well as, an anomalously dry July have led to deteriorated crop and degraded pasture conditions across several zones in central and northern Ethiopia. 4) Poor seasonal rainfall since the middle of August has led to late-season moisture deficits, increasing the likelihood for adverse ground impacts throughout many parts of western and southern Niger, eastern Mali, and northern Nigeria. Below average rains are forecast in the region for the upcoming outlook period. 5) Several consecutive weeks of enhanced rainfall has resulted in widespread flooding, thousands of displaced people, and extensive crop damages across many provinces of eastern Uganda. 6) Poor July rains throughout several local regions in Mali have resulted in degraded crop and pastoral conditions. August and September rains have continued to help improve ground impacts.

Ethiopia: Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 18 – September 24, 2014

Guinea - Maps - 5 hours 4 min ago
Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Country: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda preview

  • Seasonal shower activity weakens, leaving many anomalously dry areas as the ITCZ/ITF withdraws across the Sahel.
  • Heavy September rains lead to flooding, and damaged crops throughout many parts of Uganda.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia. 2) Despite a seasonable return of precipitation during August, moisture deficits have persisted in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has already resulted in deteriorated conditions and affected crops on the ground. 3) An early cessation of Mar-May seasonal rainfall, as well as, an anomalously dry July have led to deteriorated crop and degraded pasture conditions across several zones in central and northern Ethiopia. 4) Poor seasonal rainfall since the middle of August has led to late-season moisture deficits, increasing the likelihood for adverse ground impacts throughout many parts of western and southern Niger, eastern Mali, and northern Nigeria. Below average rains are forecast in the region for the upcoming outlook period. 5) Several consecutive weeks of enhanced rainfall has resulted in widespread flooding, thousands of displaced people, and extensive crop damages across many provinces of eastern Uganda. 6) Poor July rains throughout several local regions in Mali have resulted in degraded crop and pastoral conditions. August and September rains have continued to help improve ground impacts.

Ethiopia: Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 18 – September 24, 2014

Ethiopia - Maps - 5 hours 4 min ago
Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Country: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda preview

  • Seasonal shower activity weakens, leaving many anomalously dry areas as the ITCZ/ITF withdraws across the Sahel.
  • Heavy September rains lead to flooding, and damaged crops throughout many parts of Uganda.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia. 2) Despite a seasonable return of precipitation during August, moisture deficits have persisted in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has already resulted in deteriorated conditions and affected crops on the ground. 3) An early cessation of Mar-May seasonal rainfall, as well as, an anomalously dry July have led to deteriorated crop and degraded pasture conditions across several zones in central and northern Ethiopia. 4) Poor seasonal rainfall since the middle of August has led to late-season moisture deficits, increasing the likelihood for adverse ground impacts throughout many parts of western and southern Niger, eastern Mali, and northern Nigeria. Below average rains are forecast in the region for the upcoming outlook period. 5) Several consecutive weeks of enhanced rainfall has resulted in widespread flooding, thousands of displaced people, and extensive crop damages across many provinces of eastern Uganda. 6) Poor July rains throughout several local regions in Mali have resulted in degraded crop and pastoral conditions. August and September rains have continued to help improve ground impacts.

Nicaragua: The 2014 Rainfall Season: Central and South America

Colombia - Chad - 5 hours 30 min ago
Source: World Food Programme Country: Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama preview

Highlights

• Throughout 2014, the Central American region and northern areas of South America, have suffered significant and generalized rainfall deficits

• These deficits have affected the first growing season from the outset and have been consistent throughout – from April to July only few areas were not in a state of continuing deficitary water supply.

• As a result, serious impacts on crop production from the first season at the regional level can be expected. Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras will be particularly affected with significant impacts extending to Colombia and Hispaniola.

• Additionally to serious impacts on the first season, seasonal forecasts indicate lower than average rainfall for the period August to November. If realised, this would imply further impacts on the second cropping season, thereby damaging further the perspectives for small farmers and the rural poor.

World: The 2014 Rainfall Season: Central and South America

Colombia - Chad - 5 hours 30 min ago
Source: World Food Programme Country: Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, World preview

Highlights

• Throughout 2014, the Central American region and northern areas of South America, have suffered significant and generalized rainfall deficits

• These deficits have affected the first growing season from the outset and have been consistent throughout – from April to July only few areas were not in a state of continuing deficitary water supply.

• As a result, serious impacts on crop production from the first season at the regional level can be expected. Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras will be particularly affected with significant impacts extending to Colombia and Hispaniola.

• Additionally to serious impacts on the first season, seasonal forecasts indicate lower than average rainfall for the period August to November. If realised, this would imply further impacts on the second cropping season, thereby damaging further the perspectives for small farmers and the rural poor.

Pakistan: Pakistan: Punjab Rain Floods Situation Update Map as of 16-9-2014

Pakistan - Maps - 8 hours 58 min ago
Source: US Agency for International Development, Information Management and Mine Action Programs Country: Pakistan preview

Pakistan: Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report, 16 September 2014

Pakistan: Pakistan - Reservoirs and River Flow Map as of 16-9-2014

Pakistan - Maps - 9 hours 1 min ago
Source: US Agency for International Development, Information Management and Mine Action Programs Country: Pakistan preview

Pakistan: Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report, 16 September 2014

Pakistan: Pakistan - Flood Losses and Damages Map as of 16-9-2014

Pakistan - Maps - 9 hours 2 min ago
Source: US Agency for International Development, Information Management and Mine Action Programs Country: Pakistan preview

Pakistan: Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report, 16 September 2014

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