Alerts in South America

Zika virus - Americas

The 2022 cumulative suspected and confirmed cases of Zika are presented, with a clear predominance of cases in Brazil, with 29,117 suspected cases and 2,656 confirmed ones.

Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay, Venezuela, Antártida, Ecuador, Guayana, Guayana Francesa, Islas Georgias del Sur, Islas Malvinas, Suriname

Leishmaniasis - Brazil

Tocantins recorded 74 cases of visceral leishmaniasis and 3 deaths from the disease between January and October 2022. Another type of disease is tegumentary, which had 250 confirmed cases in Tocantins this year. No deaths were recorded.


Whooping cough - Bolivia: ongoing outbreak, low immunization coverage

The Minister of Health reported that cases of whooping cough in the department of Santa Cruz increased to 20 in the last week, warning that the disease is currently "a threat" to the country.

Dengue - Brazil

The number of dengue cases in Brazil rose by almost 185% between January [2022] and the beginning of October [2022], compared to the same period last year.


Monkeypox in the Region of the Americas

In the Region of the Americas, as of September 9, 2022, 33,162 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in 31 countries and territories of the Region, showing a rapid geographic dispersion in the Region.