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PRO/EDR> Measles update (51): Pacific, Asia, Europe

healthmap - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 23:37
Measles -- Australia
[4] Ireland (Dublin)
[1] Australia (New South Wales)
Date: Mon 16 Oct 2017
Source: Daily Telegraph [edited]

Health bosses are urging people aged between 20 and 50 years to have the free measles vaccine following an increase in cases, which include that of a northern beaches man.
The father-of-3 from Allambie told the Manly Daily the disease was utterly debilitating and that it was "the worst" he had ever felt.
The 48-year-old thought he had been
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis - USA (12): live poultry, multiple serotypes

healthmap - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 23:34
Salmonella -- United States
Outbreak Summary - 1120 cases - 48 states - 249 hospitalizations - one death
The year 2017 is seeing the largest number of illnesses linked to contact with backyard poultry ever recorded by CDC. Contact with live poultry or their environment can make people sick with salmonellosis. Live poultry such as chickens and ducks can be carrying _Salmonella_ bacteria but appear healthy and clean, with no sign of illness. As raising backyard flocks becomes more popular, more people are having contact
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PRO/AH/EDR> Plague - Madagascar (24): fatal

healthmap - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 23:31
Plague -- Madagascar
1. Situation update:
Madagascar has been experiencing a large outbreak of plague affecting major cities and other non-endemic areas since August 2017. Between one August and 19 October 2017, a total of 1297 cases (suspected, probable and confirmed) including 102 deaths (case fatality rate 7.9 percent) have been reported. Of these, 846 cases (65.2 percent) were clinically classified as pneumonic plague, 270 (20.8 percent) were bubonic plague, one case was septicaemic plague, and 180 cases were
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PRO/AH/EDR> Hantavirus - Americas (53): Panama (LS)

healthmap - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 22:02
Hantavirus -- Panama
The Ministry of Health (MINSA) in Los Santos province this morning [Fri 20 Oct 2017] confirmed that a 10-year-old child who was moved, was positive for [a] hantavirus [infection].
The epidemiologist Carlos Muñoz stated that this child from Las Tablas Abajo, was admitted to the Joaquin Pablo Franco hospital with a sickle cell-like presentation this past [Tue 17 Oct 2017], but since he did not recover and because his platelets declined, a hantavirus test was done.
Muñoz stated the he was
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PRO/AH/EDR> Powassan virus encephalitis - USA (09): USA (NY)

healthmap - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 19:04
Encephalitis -- United States
The New York state Department of Health has confirmed a case of Powasssan virus [infection] in Dutchess County. The rare tick-borne disease is the county's 1st case this year [2017].
The state Health Department confirmed the case this week [week of Sun 15 Oct 2017] and was reporting it to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Fri 20 Oct 2017]. The case in Dutchess is the 4th in the state in 2017; the 3 other cases were in Saratoga County over the summer. Bryon Backenson is Deputy
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (150): Germany (NI) wild bird, HPAI H5N8, regional alarm

healthmap - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 18:45
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Germany
A wild duck has been found positive for HPAI H5N8 in the municipality of Osterwald in the German county Bentheim, 25 km [15.53 mi] from the Dutch city Almelo.
The Friedrich-Löffler Institute (FLI) has confirmed the infection officially on [Fri 20 Oct 2017]. The finding has come to light on the basis of the German Wild Bird Monitoring Program. There are no poultry farms in a 3 km [1.86 mi] radius around the site. No restriction area has been set.
The site is adjacent to the [district]
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (149): China (AH) HPAI H5N6, poultry

healthmap - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 18:43
Avian Influenza H5N6 -- China
China on [Tue 17 Oct 2017] confirmed an outbreak of bird flu at broiler chicken farms in a central province, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement.
Flocks are particularly vulnerable to avian flu during the drier winter months, following which outbreaks usually die down.
The outbreak in Hexian, a city of about 500 000 people in the province of Anhui, was caused by the H5N6 strain of virus, and has been brought under control, the ministry said on its website.
The local
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PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (121): Africa

healthmap - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 16:44
Cholera -- Zambia
Cholera has been confirmed in New Fangak after 3 samples tested positive by culture on [Wed 4 Oct 2017]. Since [Mon 25 Sep 2017], at least 7 cholera cases (with deaths) have been reported from several neighborhoods Malakia, Hai Thurja; Kamil; Bel Thorin, Muska Pouk, and Fangat in New Fangak. All cases were treated at the MSF clinic and discharged on [Fri 29 Sep 2017]. Community follow up revealed no additional cases at community level. WASH implementing partners are supporting WASH response.
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis - Australia (04): (ACT) restaurant outbreaks

healthmap - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 04:01
Salmonella -- Australia
More than 100 people reported becoming sick after a "disturbing" salmonellosis outbreak linked to Ricardo's Cafe earlier in 2017, while the cause of another outbreak remains a mystery, ACT Health says. According to ACT Health's annual report, there were 90 cases of salmonellosis between January and March 2016 linked to 3 food outlets.
None of the food outlets have faced prosecution, but ACT Health said it would provide reports on all 3 cases to the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions. The
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PRO/AH/EDR> Plague - Madagascar (23): fatal

healthmap - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 03:56
Plague -- Madagascar
14 Sep 2017 / 28 / 5
30 Sep 2017 / 73 / 17 / 3
3 Oct 2017 / 194 / 30 / 40
5 Oct 2017 / 258 / 36 / 32
7 Oct 2017 / 343 / 42 / 43
8 Oct 2017 / 387 / 45 / 44
9 Oct 2017 / 449 / 48 / 62
10 Oct 2017 / 500 / 54 / 51
11 Oct 2017 / 561 / 57 / 61
13 Oct 2017 / 684 / 57 / 61
16 Oct 2017 / 805 / 74 / 40
17 Oct 2017 / 878 / 80 / 44
18 Oct 2017 / 1032 / 89 / 164
19 Oct 2017 / 1153 / 94 / 121. - Mod.LL
Maps of Madagascar can be seen at and . - Sr.Tech.Ed.MJ]]
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Plague - Madagascar
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (47): (MI) fatal

healthmap - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 03:54
Hepatitis A -- United States
Public health officials and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are continuing to see an elevated number of hepatitis A cases in the City of Detroit, and counties of Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Sanilac, Washtenaw, and Wayne.
Since the beginning of the outbreak in August 2016, public health response has included increased healthcare awareness efforts, public notification and education, and outreach with vaccination clinics for high-risk
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (40): eye problems, guidelines, vaccine

healthmap - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 00:48
Ebola -- Worldwide/Unknown
Hoisted onto the operating table by a nurse, AC, a spunky 8-year-old, crossed her skinny ankles jauntily and held stock-still as doctors numbed her eye and then pierced it with a needle to withdraw a sample of fluid.
Up to 2 years ago, Ebola nearly took AC's life. Now, complications from it are threatening her sight.
She came with her mother to an eye hospital here in late July [2017], hoping for surgery to remove a dense cataract that had clouded the lens of her right eye, erasing most
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PRO/AH/EDR> Scrub typhus - Nepal (11): (CT) more cases

healthmap - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 00:26
Scrub Typhus -- Nepal
As many as 265 people have been found infected with scrub typhus in Chitwan in the last 3 months. According to the District Public Health Office, Chitwan, the number of people infected with the infectious mite-borne disease that is caused by _Orientia tsutsugamushi_ has been on the rise in the district.
Fever, headache, swollen lymph nodes, muscular rash and body pain are among the symptoms of scrub typhus.
_Orientia tsutsugamushi_ is transmitted by a mite that feeds on forest and rural
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PRO/EDR> Legionellosis - Europe (12): Spain (Mallorca) fatal, resort, RFI

healthmap - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 00:25
Legionnaires' -- Spain
Health authorities in Spain have revealed the man who died from an outbreak of Legionnaires' in a Mallorcan holiday resort was a British tourist. They also said another 13 of the 19 people now known to have been affected so far in the unresolved outbreak were also holidaymakers from the UK.
The holidaymakers were struck down in Palmanova, which neighbours Magaluf, with 8 people all staying at the same unnamed hotel.
Regional health authority boss Maria Ramos said one British tourist, a
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PRO/EDR> Legionellosis - USA (17): (IL) vet home, updated water treatment, new cases

healthmap - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 00:03
Legionnaires' -- United States
The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs said [Wed 18 Oct 2017] that 2 residents at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy contracted Legionnaires' disease.
Department spokesman Dave MacDonna said one resident died last week [week of Sun 8 Oct 2017], although officials believe the death resulted from a "long, complex medical history" and was not the direct result of Legionnaires' disease. MacDonna said the other resident is recovering.
MacDonna said staff at the home is using monitoring
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - India (17): (AD) ovine, humans

healthmap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 23:56
Anthrax -- India
A total of 3 people were hospitalised in Anantapur's Government General Hospital (GGH) in Andhra Pradesh on [Wed 18 Oct 2017], after they showed symptoms of anthrax. The Times of India identified them as Ba (30), Ra (35) and La (55), who were natives of Chettumorampalli village, and developed blisters and fell ill, after consuming sheep meat around 10 days ago. The doctors at GGH set-up an isolated ward for the patients, and said that they were stable. They also asked authorities to check if
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis E - Niger (07): (DF)

healthmap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 23:53
Hepatitis E -- Niger
New cases of hepatitis E are still being presented and recorded in the region of Diffa. Since the declaration of the epidemic by the Health authorities on the [Wed 19 Apr] 2017, a total of 1987 cases have been declared with 38 deaths recorded. Up to [Tue 25 Apr 2017] the mortality rate was 29 percent dropping to 1.91 percent by [Thu 12 Oct 2017]. Analysis of reported cases reveal that women and people aged 15 and over are the most likely affected.
Personnel from the Health authorities and
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News Scan for Oct 20, 2017

cidrap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 23:03
Marburg virus in UgandaPolio in Afghanistan and SyriaSalmonella outbreak probe endsTdap coverage in pregnancy
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Flu Scan for Oct 20, 2017

cidrap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 22:56
IV zanamivir in kidsH5N8 in Italy
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis - USA (11): (LA) jambalaya

healthmap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 21:37
Salmonella -- United States
Health officials said a mass illness in Caldwell Parish that caused hundreds of people to get sick is salmonellosis. So far, they've confirmed 49 cases of a gastrointestinal illness and 31 of those people have been hospitalized, but officials expect that more people will get sick soon.
According to state health officials, the source is believed to be plates of jambalaya that were served at a community fundraiser on [Mon 16 Oct 2017]. They believe anyone who ate the jambalaya is at risk of
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