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PRO/AH/EDR> Newcastle disease - Sweden: (KA) poultry, OIE

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Newcastle Disease -- Sweden
Information received on [and dated] 18 Aug 2017 from Ingrid Eilertz, Chief Veterinary Officer Director and Head, Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health, Ministry for Rural Affairs, Jonkoping, Sweden
Summary:
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 13 Aug 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 17 Aug 2017
Report date: 18 Aug 2017
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 14 Feb
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PRO/AH/EDR> Hendra virus - Australia: (eastern) incr. risk, intrusion on fruit bat habitats

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Nipah/Hendra Virus -- Australia
There is a rising risk of human and domestic animal exposure to deadly Hendra virus (HeV) carried by fruit bats in Eastern Australia due to human intrusion into their habitats, human proximity to woodlands and vegetation loss, a new study reveals.
Reported today [Tue 15 Aug 2017] in Scientific Reports by researchers from the University of Sydney, University of Melbourne and State University of New York, the study traces how pressures such as expanding human populations, urbanization and
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Europe (18): Czech Republic (ZK) wild boar, spread, control

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African Swine Fever -- Worldwide/Unknown
As of the above date, 159 dead feral pigs have been recorded by the State Veterinary Administration in the Zlín Region. African swine fever [ASF] has been confirmed in 90 of them; in 69 cases, the test was negative.
The number of feral pigs caught in the part of the infected area where they may be hunted (green zone) [for map, see commentary] increased to 96; all tested ASF negative.
In the area with intensive catches, 1917 wild boars have been shot. Most of them, in the districts of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Tularemia - USA (07): (AK) snowshoe hares

healthmap - 5 hours 43 min ago
Tularemia -- United States
The state Department of Fish and Game is warning pet owners in the Interior and Southcentral Alaska about a recent spike in reports of tularemia - sometimes called "rabbit fever." The disease is treatable, but it's essential to get an animal to a veterinarian as soon as possible when they're showing signs, like high fever.
State Wildlife Veterinarian Kimberlee Beckmen said her office is getting the word out about tularemia after a recent rash of reports of animals sickened by the disease
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PRO/AH/EDR> Glanders, equine - USA: (FL) ex Europe sporting events

healthmap - 5 hours 59 min ago
Glanders -- United States
An American dressage horse returning to the United States after a competition tour in Europe has tested positive for Glanders. Shipped from Amsterdam to Miami after participating in Sweden and UK
An American dressage horse returning to the United States after a competition tour in Europe could be euthanized or shipped back out of the country after testing positive for glanders during routine USDA equine import quarantine.
Glanders is a highly contagious upper respiratory disease that can
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PRO/EDR> Septic arthritis - USA (02): (KY) nosocomial, intra-articular injection, RFI

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Hospital-Related Infection -- United States
Staph [infection], injectable cortisone, Louisville, KY. I have a friend currently in isolation receiving IV antibiotics after receiving cortisone injections in both knees and her spine. Only one knee was infected. She observed her doctor administering all injections using individual vials and new syringes. I have been told that this is occurring in other parts of the city, and suspect an emerging outbreak due to errors at the compounding pharmacy. I am unaware of which pharmacy produced the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian chlamydiosis - Canada: (ON)

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-- Canada
A pet cockatiel purchased through a home-based aviary business in Brampton has tested positive for avian chlamydiosis, an infection that can cause avian chlamydiosis, an infection that can cause psittacosis in humans. There are no reported instances of human infection in connection with this case and the risk to the general public is low.
Peel Public Health advises anyone who may have recently purchased a bird from a home-based Brampton aviary, or through Kijiji, to take that bird, and any
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PRO/AH/EDR> Food poisoning, fatalities - Ghana: (TV) puffer fish susp.

healthmap - 7 hours 43 min ago
Food-related toxin -- Ghana
A total of 4 people have died in Alavanyo in the Volta Region in what has been described as food poisoning from a fish which looks like a puffer fish.
Up to 3 others have also been hospitalised at the Margaret Marquart Catholic Hospital in Kpando after they ate the fish which is known by the local people as "Gedde".
According to the Hospital Administrator, Emmanuel Hanson Torde, similar cases were reported 2 weeks ago after residents reportedly ate the same kind of fish. He told Citi FM
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PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (55): Saudi Arabia (MK, MD, BA), WHO

healthmap - 7 hours 51 min ago
MERS -- Saudi Arabia
Between [4 Jul 2017 and 12 Aug 2017], the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 26 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including 6 deaths, and 2 deaths among previously reported cases.
Details of the cases
MERS-CoV cases reported between [4 Jul and 12 Aug 2017].
Case no. / Date report WHO / City of residence / Age / Sex / HCW / Co-morbidities / Camel exposure / Camel milk / Exposure to other cases / Date of onset of symptoms
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CDC reports 3 more fair-linked variant flu cases

cidrap - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 23:35
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsAug 18, 2017

The CDC announced 3 variant flu cases among fairgoers in North Dakota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

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PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (86): Africa, Asia

healthmap - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 23:30
Cholera -- Worldwide/Unknown
The United Republic of Tanzania is battling an outbreak of Cholera that has since August 2015 affected 26 046 people and claimed 410 lives. Ending the outbreak and preventing its spread beyond Tanzania's borders is a high priority for WHO. To that end, WHO and partners support a well-coordinated multisectoral response through the National Cholera Task Force which plans, coordinates and support subnational authorities.
Indeed, learning requires a continuous assessment of performance, a
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PRO/EDR> Amebic meningoencephalitis, primary - Pakistan (05): (SD) fatal

healthmap - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 23:25
Amoeba -- Pakistan
Deadly microorganisms found in the unchlorinated water of Karachi have claimed the year's 5th life, as health authorities confirmed the death of a young man from Dalmia's Mujahid Colony due to Naegleria fowleri.
"[AA], 20, was taken to the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in a serious condition from another private hospital on [Mon 14 Aug 2017], but he died the next day [Tue 15 Aug 2017]," Sindh Health Department's focal person for the brain-eating bug, Dr Zafar Mehdi, told The News on
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PRO/AH/EDR> Influenza, swine - USA (06): (ND) H3N2v

healthmap - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 23:23
Influenza H3N2 -- United States
The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reports a confirmed case of variant influenza A H3N2v in a child with exposure to pigs. Influenza viruses that normally circulate in pigs are called variant influenza when the virus is found in people.
Variant influenza viruses are different from typical circulating human influenza A viruses. Most cases of variant influenza occur during summer months in people who raise pigs, or who had contact with pigs at agricultural events like fairs.
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (66): Philippines, H5

healthmap - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 23:20
Avian Influenza -- Philippines
Up to 2 farm workers isolated for possible bird flu human transmission in northern Luzon, 12 quarantine stations have been set up in affected areas
A total of 2 workers in farms that were hit by flu virus in central Luzon starting April [2017] have been isolated after showing flu -- like symptoms, health
officials said. "One has been coughing and the other has a fever. They have been isolated in a hospital for close monitoring. Results of tests conducted on them will be released [Wed 16
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News Scan for Aug 18, 2017

cidrap - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 23:15
MERS in Saudi ArabiaZika birth defectsMore Salmonella casesAvian flu outbreaks
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 18, 2017

cidrap - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 23:12
Antifungal susceptibility testingBacteriophage therapyExpanded AMR monitoring
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PRO/AH/EDR> Scrub typhus - Nepal (08): (KT) more cases

healthmap - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 22:01
Scrub Typhus -- Nepal
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PRO/EDR> Diphtheria - South Africa: (WC) fatal

healthmap - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 20:02
Diphtheria -- South Africa
Officials with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa are reporting a diphtheria outbreak that has affected 4 people, including one fatality, according to a local media report today [Mon 14 Aug 2017]. The 4 cases were reported in Helderberg in the Western Cape. The patients include a mother and 2 children and a neighbor. It is not published who died.
Professor Lucille Blumberg with the NICD said it was likely the infected children did not receive all their
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PRO/EDR> Infant botulism - USA (04): comment

healthmap - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 17:38
Botulism -- United States
Rates of foodborne botulism in the United States have declined somewhat since the 1990s, while those of infant botulism continue to increase [1]. See graph at .
Reference
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1. Berger S. Botulism: Global Status, 2017. 99 pages, 90 graphs, 877 references, Gideon e-books,
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Communicated by:
Stephen Berger
Geographic Medicine
Tel Aviv Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel

[ProMED thanks Dr Berger for his continued contributions to our efforts. Given the differences in
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ranavirus, salamander - China: (Hong Kong) 1st rep, OIE

healthmap - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 17:36
Other Animal Disease -- China
Information received on [and dated] 17 Aug 2017 from Dr Thomas Sit, Chief Veterinary Officer/Assistant Director (Inspection & Quarantine), Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR-PRC)
Summary
Report type: immediate notification (final report)
Date of start of the event: 20 Mar 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 11 Aug 2017
Report date: 16 Jan 2014
Date submitted to OIE: 16 Jan 2014
Date
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