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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (117): South Korea (TG) poultry, HPAI, spread, serotyping pending

healthmap - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 20:42
Avian Influenza -- South Korea
The government of Daegu City says a case of avian influenza (AI) detected [Wed 21 Jun 2017] has been confirmed as a highly pathogenic strain.
The infected chicken was being kept in a makeshift pen in Dong District before being tested by the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency.
Daegu says it is strengthening quarantine measures to prevent the spread of bird flu, including a transport ban on poultry, more checkpoints, and strengthened disinfection services.
The city has culled 725 birds
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Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on the cholera outbreak in Yemen as suspected cases exceed 200,000

who - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 20:03
The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world.
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (59): China, H7N9

healthmap - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 16:15
Avian Influenza H7N9 -- China
According to the CDC of Panzhihua city, Panzhihua central hospital reported one suspected human H7N9 AIV case on [Fri 16 Jun 2017], after reconfirmation of provincial CDC lab on [Sun 18 Jun 2017], the patient was confirmed to be the 1st human H7N9 case in Panzhihua city. The 48-year-old male, surname Y, resident of Tianba village of Renhe town of Renhe district of Panzhihua city in Sichuan province, worked in the 1st agriculture market in Renhe district for live poultry trading and
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PRO/EDR> Zika virus (14): Americas, Asia, research, observations

healthmap - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 03:38
Zika virus -- Worldwide/Unknown
Alex Gendernalik1, James Weger-Lucarelli1, Selene M. Garcia Luna1, Joseph R. Fauver, et al. American _Aedes vexans_ Mosquitoes are Competent Vectors of Zika Virus.
Starting in 2013-2014, the Americas have experienced a massive outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) which has now reached at least 49 countries. Although most cases have occurred in South America and the Caribbean, imported and autochthonous cases have occurred in the United States. _Aedes aegypti_ and _Aedes albopictus_
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PRO/EDR> Mumps update (21): USA (OR,HI,CA) Europe (UK)

healthmap - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 01:38
Mumps -- United States
The [Oregon] Center for Human Development [CHD] announced [Mon 12 Jun 2017] there are 4 confirmed cases of mumps in Union County and 5 presumptive cases. The presumptive cases involve people who are displaying mumps symptoms but have not yet been confirmed by lab tests, according to Andi Walsh, community relations and emergency preparedness coordinator for the CHD.
People of all ages are contracting the disease. "It is not just a children's disease. It is affecting the entire community,"
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PRO/AH/EDR> Chikungunya (20): Asia (Pakistan)

healthmap - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 01:27
Chikungunya -- Pakistan
At least 66 new cases of the Chikungunya viral fever have been detected in Karachi within a span of 6 days, with 22 of them being reported in District Malir, as per a report released by the Sindh Health Department on [Wed 21 Jun 2017].
According to the report, 66 more cases of the vector-borne ailment of Chikungunya surfaced from June 12 to 17 [2017] in Karachi, taking the patients toll to 3190 in the metropolitan this year [2017]. It said 22 cases were reported from Malir, 2 from District
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PRO/AH/EDR> Tularemia - USA (06): (CO) wild rabbit

healthmap - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 01:11
Tularemia -- United States
A wild rabbit found in the northeast part of Colorado Springs has died of tularemia infection, also known as rabbit fever, according to El Paso County Public Health.
The rabbit was tested after someone recently found several dead rabbits near a property off Austin Bluffs Parkway and Stetson Hills Boulevard.
So far, there have not been reports of human tularemia infection.
Signs of infection in people include fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, chest pain, and coughing. Tularemia
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (116): South Africa, Finland, H5N8, H5, poultry, wild, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 01:04
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- South Africa
Information received on [and dated] 22 Jun 2017 from Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health, Pretoria, South Africa
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 19 Jun 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 22 Jun 2017
Reason for notification: new strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent: Avian influenza virus
Serotype: H5N8
Nature of diagnosis: clinical,
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PRO/AH/EDR> Haff disease - Brazil (03): clinical evidence

healthmap - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 00:39
Other Human Disease -- Brazil
We describe a series of 15 Haff disease cases from an outbreak in Salvador, Brazil, starting early December 2016. 11 cases were grouped in 4 family clusters of 2 to 4 individuals, 4 were isolated cases. All but one patient consumed cooked fish; 11 within 24 hours before symptoms onset. Cases consumed 'Olho de Boi' (_Seriola_ spp) and 'Badejo' (_Mycteroperca_ spp). A total of 67 cases were detected, the last case was reported on 5 Apr 2017.
We describe a case series of Haff disease causing
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US cities' Ebola lessons yield readiness checklist

cidrap - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 00:03
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJun 23, 2017

Also, a new study estimates that safe burials may have saved 1,400 to 10,400 lives in West Africa's outbreak.

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USDA: Environmental spread, multiple entries likely fueled US H7N9 outbreaks

cidrap - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 23:34
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJun 23, 2017

The USDA report said the virus may have been introduced multiple times and that environmental spread seems to have played a bigger role than did farming practices.

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Ten H7N9 cases confirmed in China as poultry outbreak noted

cidrap - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 23:07
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJun 23, 2017

The 10 cases, 2 of which were fatal, are an increase from 5 reported last week.

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News Scan for Jun 23, 2017

cidrap - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 22:53
Zika and dengue immunityAvian flu in Taiwan, FinlandBeef import ban
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 23, 2017

cidrap - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 22:43
Antibiotic-free fast-food chickenMRSA in Norway, Kuwait
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PRO/EDR> Diphtheria - Venezuela (02): (ZU)

healthmap - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 19:28
Diphtheria -- Venezuela
The right wing of the 8th floor of the University Hospital of Maracaibo (HUM) was closed and there are 17 cases of confirmed and suspected cases of diphtheria in Maracaibo. In hospital's area of outpatient consultation, 485 employees were vaccinated on [Tue 20 Jun 2017] and remain on alert for the implications and how fast the contagion has spread.
Although the majority of confirmed and suspected cases are on the 8th floor, patients are also said to be in floors 6 and 7 and they will be
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PRO/EDR> Hand, foot, & mouth disease update (05): Thailand (SK)

healthmap - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 19:05
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease -- Thailand
A municipality kindergarten in Sa Kaeo's Muang district has been closed after a 2-year-old boy died from [hand-foot-mouth disease].
The elder sister of the boy now feels sick and was sent to Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok.
Captain Apinan Songkramchai, a provincial commander, said that the Kilosong Tessaban kindergarten was ordered closed on [Tue 20 Jun 2017] and public health officials and staff are now cleaning the premises with disinfectants.
The boy lived in Aranyaprathet district and
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - Uganda: (QM) bovine, suspected, vaccination RFI

healthmap - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 03:18
Foot and Mouth -- Uganda
The district veterinary officer for Kumi, Dr Michael Okwalinga, wants a thorough investigation of the vaccine supplied by government to vaccinate cattle on Tisai Island, Ongino sub-county in the district 2 months ago [April 2017].
This comes after the vaccinated animals tested positive for the deadly foot and mouth disease virus.
Dr Okwalinga said his visit to the island a week ago [week of 11-17 Jun 2017], confirmed that the vaccinated animals were the ones which had contracted the
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PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (13): Syria (DY, RA), global

healthmap - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 02:57
Polio -- Syria
Poliovirus Weekly Update
As of: 21-Jun-2017, World Health Organization
New wild poliovirus cases reported this week: 0
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2017: 6
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2016: 37
New cVDPV cases reported this week: 15
Total number of cVDPV cases in 2017: 21
Total number of cVDPV cases in 2016: 5
- In Syria, 15 new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported in the past week [week of 11-17 Jun
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PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (59): Africa, Oceania

healthmap - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 02:04
Cholera, Shigellosis -- Sudan
Deaths and infections with cholera are still ongoing in Khartoum state. The emergency room of El Ezba district in Khartoum North reported the death of 1 case on [Tue 20 Jun 2017], bringing the number of deaths since the beginning of the epidemic --3 weeks ago-- to 20 cases while the total number of infected has been 286. An activist in the emergency room pointed to the relapse of a number of cases that have earlier received treatment.
The activist spoke of continued efforts of the emergency
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PRO/AH/EDR> Bornavirus - Austria: equine, clinical disease, shrew

healthmap - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 01:51
Chronic/Non-Infectious Disease -- Austria
"Borna disease, a lethal infection with Borna disease virus-1 (BoDV-1), was diagnosed in 4 horses from Upper Austria in 2015 and 2016. All cases occurred in winter (2 cases in February 2015 and 2 cases in December 2016), and the maximal distance of the affected stables was 17 km [approx. 10 mi]. To demonstrate whether the causative agent was also harbored by its reservoir host, the bicolored white-toothed shrew (_Crocidura leucodon_), 28 shrews from this geographic area were collected in 2015
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