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Pandemic Influenza type A HINI outbreak investigation in Bushenyi district - Uganda, September 2009.

Background: On 11th June 2009, WHO declared a pandemic threat of Influenza A HINI, when 254,206 confirmed cases were reported globally, CFR= 1.1%. In July 2009, the first case was confirmed in Uganda. Up to 33 cases were confirmed countrywide by September 2009, when a suspected outbreak was reported in Kitabi Seminary, Western Uganda. An epidemiological investigation was done.

Year: 
2007
Author (s): 

Marc S. Opollo, M. Adrawa, S. Aketch, M. Okol, M. Lubega, C. Nalwadda, R. Tweheyo, M. Musenero, D. Mukanga, C. Okot, J. Wamala, L. Luswa, J. Lutwama, B. Bakamutumaho, I. Makumbi, D. Lwamafa.

Presenter (s): 
Opollo

Recurrent Plague Outbreaks in Arua and Nebbi Districts - Uganda, January 2009

Background: Plague, a notifiable disease with a bioterrorism potential is caused by Yersinia pestis, pathogen. A multi-sectoral team investigated an outbreak in 14th November 2008 and January 2009 in Arua and Nebbi districts in West Nile, Uganda. The objective were: to confirm, describe and assess control measures in the outbreak; assess and document community and ecological risk factors and conduct rapid surveillance in potential reservoirs and vectors.

Year: 
2006
Author (s): 

Monday Busuulwa, M. Musenero Monica1, S. Gitta, D. Mukanga, M. Busuulwa, M. Muggaga

Presenter (s): 
Busuulwa

An outbreak Investigation of " Red Eye Disease" Caused by Coxsackievirus A24v in Kampala City, Uganda 2010.

Background: On 10th May 2010, the Ministry of Health (MOH) received a report of an acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis commonly known as “Red Eye Disease” from a congested slum of Kisenyi, in Kampala City. The cause and the epidemiology of this disease were not known. An investigation was instituted with an objective of confirming the causative agent, investigate the risk factors and institute adequate and timely response.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

NYAKARAHUKA Luke, J. Wamala, M. Mugagga, L. Luswa, I. Makumbi, B. Bakamuntumaho, R. Downing

Presenter (s): 
Nyakarahuka

Outbreak investigation of foodborne illness ― Atyrau, Western Kazakhstan, March 8-9, 2010

Background: During March 8-9, 2010, 32 patients were hospitalized with diarrhea in Atyrau in western Kazakhstan. All were workers who lived in a company hostel and ate in its cafeteria. We conducted an investigation March 11- 14, 2010 to identify the source of disease and institute preventive measures.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Lena K. Kassabekova, G Utesheva, S Ajeilat

Presenter (s): 
Kassabekova

Rabies Outbreak Investigation and Effective Post-exposure Vaccination, Koforidua, Ghana - February 2010

Background: Rabies is a highly fatal zoonosis with about 55,000 annual deaths worldwide, of which 24,000 occur in Africa. In 2008, all nine exposed persons died in a single rabies outbreak in upper-east Ghana. On February 4, 2010, Municipal Veterinary clinic reported a suspected rabies outbreak in suburban-estate, Eastern-Ghana. We investigated the outbreak to determine the causative agent, source, magnitude, and to initiate interventions.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Kofi Afakye1,2, J. Der1,4, G. Bonsu4, F. Wurapa1, E. Afari1, C. Ohuabunwo1, N. Yebuah2, J. O. Duah3

Presenter (s): 
Afakye

Epidemiological investigation of a local dengue fever outbreak – Hong Kong, 2010

Introduction: In September 2010, Centre for Health Protection (CHP) identified the first locally acquired dengue fever case in Hong Kong in the past seven years. We conducted epidemiological and environmental investigation to determine the extent of local transmission.

Year: 
2011
Author (s): 

T. Ng, M. Wong, SK. Chuang

Presenter (s): 
Wong

Investigation of an outbreak of Cholera in Sae Saboua (District of Guidan-Roumji - Maradi) _ Niger _ August 2010

Background: Cholera is a very contagious infectious disease due to Vibrio cholerae. An estimated 3-5 million cases and over 100,000 deaths occur annually worldwide. In August 2010, suspicious cases of gastroenteritis were notified in the district of Guidan-Roumji and Nine (9) cases were recorded in the health center of Saé Saboua . Therefore, an investigation was conducted with the objective of describing the epidemic, determining the causal agent, and setting control and preventive measures.

Year: 
2010
Author (s): 

Sidikou Fati 1,3, Ousman Sanda2, Ibrahim Alkassoum1, Mounkaila, Morou1, Sani Ousman3, Maitournam Rabi2, Bachir Mayena 4, Ouédraogo Arsène1, Tohon Zilha3, Mamadou Sawadogo5 , Sangaré Lansana5 , Yassa Ndjakani1

Presenter (s): 
SIDIKOU

An investigation of Salmonella typhimurium food-borne outbreak among funeral guests ? Terenozek village, Kizlorda Region, Kazakhstan, May 8-12, 2010

Background: May 8-9, 2010, 94 patients with diarrhea were hospitalized in Kizlorda Region in Kazakhstan. Patients attended a funeral lunch in a household in Terenozek Village on May 8. We carried out an investigation May 13-18 to identify factors contributing to disease occurrence so that similar outbreaks can be prevented in the future.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Lena K. Kassabekova, S Ajeilat

Presenter (s): 
Dr. Lena Kassabekova
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