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PRO/AH> Glanders - India (02): (UP) horse

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Glanders -- India
1. Elschner MC, Neubauer H and Sprague LD. The resurrection of glanders in a new epidemiological scenario: a beneficiary of "global change". Curr Clin Microbiol Rep. 2017; 4(1): 54-60; abstract available at
HealthMap/ProMED map available at:
Uttar Pradesh State, India: ]
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Glanders - India: (DL) horse
Glanders, equine - India (04): (UP) control
Glanders, equine - India (03): (MP)
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PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (48): Nigeria (LA) cVDPV conf

healthmap - 5 hours 53 min ago
Polio -- Nigeria
The virus detected was cVDPV [circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus] from the environment, not from an AFP [acute flaccid paralysis] case. The date of sample collection was 12 Apr 2019.
Communicated by:
EpiCore Surveillance Project

Date: Thu 13 Jun 2019 (submitted 16 Jun 2019 03:32 AM)
Source: Nigerian Tribune [edited]

The Lagos State Ministry of Health, World Health Organisation (WHO), United States Children Fund (UNICEF), Belinda and Bill Gates Foundation,
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PRO/PL> Southern tomato virus - UK (02): symptomatology, comment

healthmap - 5 hours 55 min ago
-- United Kingdom
The statement [in the source media report ProMED-mail post] that "The virus displays symptoms akin to _Tomato brown rugose fruit virus_ or _Pepino mosaic virus_" is inaccurate. STV [_Southern tomato virus_] was initially reported from symptomatic tomatoes in the US, but its link to the symptoms never proven. In several cases where it has been described since that initial report, it was in symptomless plants. As far as I know, there is to date no good
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PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed deaths - Dominican Republic (03): travelers, resort

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Poisoning -- Dominican Republic
A group of Jimmy Buffett-diehards from Oklahoma were incredibly sick in paradise -- the latest in an ever-growing list of tourists to be sickened during a jaunt to the Dominican Republic, a report said.
DF, a travel agent who vacationed to Punta Cana with the Buffett-loving Central Oklahoma Parrothead Association, said 4 days into their April [2019] trip, he and other members came down with a mysterious illness. "I can't even explain how sick I was," DF told Oklahoma's News 4. "I lost 14
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PRO/AH/EDR> Equine herpesvirus - North America (17): Canada (SK), USA (WA), horse

healthmap - Sun, 16/06/2019 - 16:04
Equine Herpes Virus -- Canada
On [Tue 11 Jun 2019] the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported Canadian animal health officials have reported multiple cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on a single farm in southern Saskatchewan. So far, 5 horses diagnosed with equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM, the neurologic form of EHV-1) have been euthanized.
"The 1st signs noted were sporadic abortions (6) in a group of 70 late-term brood mares, followed by severe neurological signs in 5 horses, which were
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PRO/AH/EDR> Carbon monoxide poisoning - Nigeria: (IM) fatal

healthmap - Sun, 16/06/2019 - 13:51
Poisoning -- Nigeria
Tragedy struck in Imo state on Monday [10 Jun 2019] after fumes from a generator left 10 guests who attended a traditional wedding dead.
Punch Metro learned that no fewer than 30 other guests were on life support in different hospitals in the Ikeduru and Mbaitoli local government areas [LGAs] of the state as a result of the fumes the guests inhaled from the generator.
Our correspondent learned that [F] and [I] had their traditional wedding at [U's] compound, Umuomumu Mbieri, in the
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PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (54): Saudi Arabia (RI, QS)

healthmap - Sun, 16/06/2019 - 13:40
MERS -- Saudi Arabia
In the period since the last update [MERS-CoV (53): Saudi Arabia (SH, QS)], 10-15 Jun 2019, there have been 2 newly confirmed cases and one outcome recovery reported by the Saudi MOH.
Information on newly confirmed cases (2)
Date of confirmation: 10 Jun 2019
Case no.: 19-1929
MERS from Unaizah city: 28-year-old male from Unaizah city, Qassim region
Contact with camels: Yes
Case classification: Primary
Current status:
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PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (47): Nigeria (LA) positive environmental samples, RFI

healthmap - Sun, 16/06/2019 - 06:31
Polio -- Nigeria
With Nigeria almost at the last stage of being declared a polio-free country, the Lagos state government has confirmed the environmental strand [???] of polio virus in Makoko, Itire and Maracana canals in the state.
Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Titilayo Goncalves, who disclosed this at a day media/stakeholders sensitization workshop in Lagos on Thursday [13 Jun 2019], said the state government, with support from the United Nations Children's Funds (UNICEF) and other
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis - USA (02): live poultry, multiple serotypes

healthmap - Sun, 16/06/2019 - 02:00
Salmonella -- United States
Alabama / 7
Arkansas / 8
Arizona / 1
California / 9
Colorado / 4
Connecticut / 3
Iowa / 4
Idaho / 4
Illinois / 5
Indiana / 2
Kansas / 4
Kentucky / 11
Louisiana / 2
Massachusetts / 3
Maryland / 7
Maine / 5
Michigan / 4
Minnesota / 5
Missouri / 12
Mississippi / 9
Montana / 2
North Carolina / 2
Nebraska / 4
New Mexico / 3
Nevada / 1
Ohio / 32
Oklahoma / 3
Oregon / 2
Pennsylvania / 18
Rhode Island / 1
South Carolina / 1
South Dakota / 3
Tennessee / 26
Texas /
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PRO/AH/EDR> Infectious hypodermal & hematopoietic necrosis - USA: (TX, FL) shrimp, OIE

healthmap - Sun, 16/06/2019 - 01:59
Other Animal Disease -- United States
Information received on [and dated] 13 Jun 2019 from Dr. Jack Shere, Deputy Administrator Chief Veterinary Officer, USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, USA
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 13 May 2019
Date of confirmation of the event: 10 Jun 2019
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease: Subclinical infection
Causal agent: Infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic
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PRO/AH/EDR> E. coli EHEC - USA (10): O26, flour, alert, recall

healthmap - Sun, 16/06/2019 - 01:55
E. coli -- United States
California / 1
Connecticut / 1
Missouri / 1
New Jersey / 1
New York / 5
Ohio / 5
Pennsylvania / 2
Rhode Island / 1
Total / 17
Three hospitalizations and no deaths have been reported. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates flour is a likely source of this outbreak.
On 13 Jun 2019, King Arthur Flour, Inc., a customer of ADM Milling Co., announced a recall of 14 218 cases of 5-lb. King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour because the flour may be
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PRO/AH/EDR> Hepatitis C - USA (02): (NC) injection drug use

healthmap - Sun, 16/06/2019 - 01:53
Hepatitis C -- United States
A man used injected drugs in the 1980s. Years later, the 57-year-old from Greensboro, North Carolina, started feeling sick, fatigued, and foggy. When he went to the doctor in 2000, he was shocked to find out that he was infected with hepatitis C. His situation is not unique. An increasing number of North Carolinians live with hepatitis C, many of whom are unaware they are infected. In response to a dramatic statewide spike in hepatitis C infections fueled by the opioid crisis, North Carolina
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PRO/AH/EDR> Brucellosis - USA (03): (DE) Mexican unpasteurized dairy products

healthmap - Sun, 16/06/2019 - 01:35
Brucellosis -- United States
Delaware state health officials are reminding the public to avoid consuming raw dairy products as it announced a confirmed case of brucellosis caused by _Brucella melitensis_ in a 46-year-old Sussex County woman.
The illness is a bacterial infection that primarily affects those consuming, or coming into contact with, contaminated animals or animal products. The most common source of infection is through the consumption of raw, unpasteurized dairy products. Prior to becoming ill, the patient
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PRO/AH/EDR> Leishmaniasis - Singapore: dog, OIE

healthmap - Sun, 16/06/2019 - 01:29
Leishmaniasis -- Singapore
Information received on [and dated] 14 Jun 2019 from Dr. Him Hoo Yap, Chief Veterinary Officer, Director General, Deputy CEO, Regulatory Programmes and Operations, Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority, Singapore, Singapore
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 28 May 2019
Date of confirmation of the event: 5 Jun 2019
Report date: 14 Jun 2019
Date submitted to OIE: 14 Jun 2019
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous
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PRO/AH/EDR> Influenza A, poultry (03): Belgium, A(H3), low pathogenicity, spread, control

healthmap - Sat, 15/06/2019 - 23:28
Influenza -- Belgium
- 1st case detected in January 2019
-- In the framework of the avian influenza surveillance programme
-- Flock of outdoor laying hens
-- LPAI H3N1, but brain was positive in PCR
-- Depopulation on initiative of the farmer
- 6 Apr 2019: the same farm is infected again
- Quick rise of the number of cases since last week of April [2019]
Current situation
- H3 influenza confirmed in 71 poultry farms by PCR, of which 6 confirmed as H3N1
Clinical symptoms
- Eggshell defects
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PRO/EDR> Bacterial sepsis - USA: platelet transfusion, Acinetobacter, S. saprophyticus

healthmap - Sat, 15/06/2019 - 23:25
Staph -- United States
A total of 4 people in 3 states developed sepsis after receiving bacteria-contaminated platelet transfusions between May and October last year [2018], according to a US government report released Thursday [13 Jun 2019]. One of the 4 patients died.
The source of the bacterial contamination of the platelets isn't clear. An analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] found that the bacteria were closely related, and the contamination might be from a common source. An
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PRO/EDR> Clostridium difficile - USA: FMT, fatal MDRO infection, new regulations, FDA

healthmap - Sat, 15/06/2019 - 23:22
C. difficile -- United States
Two patients contracted severe infections, and one of them died, from fecal transplants that contained drug-resistant bacteria, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported on Thursday [13 Jun 2019].
As a result, the agency is halting a number of clinical trials until the researchers conducting them can demonstrate that they have procedures in place to screen donated stool for dangerous organisms, said Dr. Peter Marks, director of the agency's Center for Biologics Evaluation and
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PRO/AH> Malaria - Trinidad & Tobago: ex Venezuela, imported cases

healthmap - Sat, 15/06/2019 - 16:53
Malaria -- Trinidad & Tobago
There have been 17 malaria cases thus far in Trinidad and Tobago in 2019, and 13 are Venezuelans. One case is a Trinbagonian, one is from Uganda, one is from Ghana, and one is from Guyana.
This was disclosed by health minister Terrence Deyalsingh as he responded to a question from Oropouche West MP Vidia Gayadeen-Gopeesingh on whether there was truth to social media reports that many Venezuelan nationals seeking medical attention at Port of Spain and San Fernando general hospitals have
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PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (46): global (Pakistan, Somalia, Angola)

healthmap - Sat, 15/06/2019 - 05:13
Polio -- Afghanistan
New wild poliovirus reported this week:
AFP cases: 1
Environment: 0
New cVDPV poliovirus reported this week:
AFP cases: 2
Environment: 0
Contact: 1
Summary of new viruses this week:
- Pakistan - 1 wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case;
- Somalia - 1 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) case; and
- Angola - 1 (1st) circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) case.
- No wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported in the past
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