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PRO/AH/EDR> Kyasanur Forest disease - India (12): (KL) fatal

healthmap - 5 hours 17 min ago
Kyasanur Forest Disease -- India
Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD) or monkey fever has claimed one life in Wayanad [district in Kerala state], marking it the 1st KFD death in the state after 2015.
[S] aged (27), a resident of the Begur tribal hamlet, died at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital Saturday night [23 Mar 2019]. He was admitted to the Mananthavady district hospital on [10 Mar 2019] with symptoms of the disease and was later referred to the medical college.
"The deceased had gone for work in a timber yard near
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (11): (KY,WV,OH)

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Hepatitis A -- United States
Age Range 1-87
Median Age 37
Male 1433 (58.4%)
Hospitalizations 1221 (49.7%)
Deaths 21
Risk Factors
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Co-infection with Hepatitis C (Information available for 1852 cases) 1048 (56.1%)
Co-infection with Hepatitis B (Information available for 1852 cases) 191 (10.2%)
Reports Illicit Drug Use (Information available for 2071 cases) 1462 (70.1%)
Homeless 234 (9.5%)
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[Date / Cases / New cases per week
23 May 2018 / 106 / -
29 Jun 2018 /
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PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (05): Asia (Yemen) WHO

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Cholera -- Yemen
Cholera is a waterborne disease which is endemic to Yemen, and the war-torn country witnessed its worst outbreak in its modern history in 2017. Nearly 110 000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported in war-hit Yemen since the beginning of January 2019, including 190 related deaths, the UN said on Mon 25 Mar 2019.
The UN office for humanitarian affairs (OCHA) said children under the age of 5 make up nearly 1/3rd of 108 889 cases which were reported between 1 Jan 2019 and 17 Mar 2019.
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PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Americas (06): Brazil (PR)

healthmap - 6 hours 16 min ago
Yellow Fever -- Brazil
The weekly epidemiological bulletin released on [Thu 21 Mar 2019] by the State Department of Health reports that the number of cases of yellow fever rose in Parana. Last week [week of 11 Mar 2019] there were 8 confirmed cases and now there are 12 in the updated bulletin, corresponding to the period from 1 Jul 2018 to 20 Mar 2019.
According to the Secretary of State for Health, Beto Preto, the 22 regional health centers of Parana are involved with the intensification of vaccination. "We
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PRO/AH> African swine fever - Asia (25): China (CQ) domestic, spread, OIE

healthmap - 6 hours 21 min ago
African Swine Fever -- China
Information received on 22 Mar 2019 [but see date submitted, below] from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, Director General, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 17 Mar 2019
Date of confirmation of the event: 21 Mar 2019
Report date: 22 Mar 2019
Date submitted to OIE: 25 Mar 2019
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous
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PRO/EDR> Botulism - Canada (02): brewed coffee, risk, recall

healthmap - 6 hours 25 min ago
Botulism -- Canada
A botulism scare has forced the recall of a local [British Columbia] coffee company's product. Cherry Hill Coffee's N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee has been recalled after it was learned that temperature issues during the manufacturing process could have led to a failure to control pathogens, including botulism.
On Wed 20 Mar 2019, Interior Health put out a warning to the public advising anyone who purchased the cold brew coffee from the Kelowna company to not drink it.
"Either throw out the
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Ebola cases pass 1,000 as DRC records 58 cases last week

cidrap - Mon, 25/03/2019 - 22:27
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMar 25, 2019

"This outbreak has gone on far too long," WHO chief says.

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CDC: Flu season stretches on with late H3N2 push

cidrap - Mon, 25/03/2019 - 22:09
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsMar 25, 2019

The CDC says the surging H3N2 strain is especially tough on older adults.

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News Scan for Mar 25, 2019

cidrap - Mon, 25/03/2019 - 21:45
Measles in California, USMERS in Saudi ArabiaMore ground beef SalmonellaNew polio case in Nigeria
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 25, 2019

cidrap - Mon, 25/03/2019 - 21:43
Peer comparison and fluoroquinolone useAntipseudomonal combo therapy
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Four countries report avian flu outbreaks in poultry

cidrap - Mon, 25/03/2019 - 21:39
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsMar 25, 2019

China reports a highly pathogenic H7N9 avian flu outbreak, it's first since September 2017.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (19): Iraq (BA) HPAI, poultry, H5N8, OIE

healthmap - Mon, 25/03/2019 - 19:33
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Iraq
Information received on [and edited] 25 Mar 2019 from Dr Salah Fadhil Abbas, Director General, Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Baghdad, Iraq
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 17 Mar 2019
Date of confirmation of the event: 22 Mar 2019
Report date: 24 Mar 2019
Date submitted to OIE: 25 Mar 2019
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 2 Jul 2018
Manifestation of disease: clinical
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PRO/PL> Crop diseases - Rwanda, Burundi: impact

healthmap - Mon, 25/03/2019 - 19:25
Other Plant Disease -- Rwanda
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Biotic constraints cause major crop losses and, hence, food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa. This study documented farmers' perceptions on the severity of biotic constraints and the impact of related crop losses for the key root, tuber, and banana (RTB) crops (cassava, potato, sweetpotato, and banana) in 2014 in Rwanda and Burundi. Farmers were asked to estimate crop loss due to pests and diseases.
Cutworms and late blight in potato, weevils and _Xanthomonas_ wilt in
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (31): Congo DR (NK, IT) cases, summaries, opinions, research

healthmap - Mon, 25/03/2019 - 03:28
Ebola -- DR Congo
Vaccination
- Since the beginning of vaccination on 8 Aug 2018, 91 286 persons have been vaccinated [see URL for number of vaccinees in each location].
SPECIAL COMMUNICATION FROM THE MINISTER OF HEALTH
This Sun 24 Mar 2019, the Ebola outbreak in the provinces of North Kivu has exceeded the threshold of 1000 cases.
Before being a public health emergency, an Ebola epidemic is above all a human and social tragedy. Behind these numbers are several hundred Congolese families directly
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ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 22, 2019

cidrap - Mon, 25/03/2019 - 02:37
New asymptomatic bacteriuria guidanceResistant Enterococcus in wastewaterStewardship in pet careFewer antibiotics in SalmonGloves, gowns, and MDROsWHO drug-resistant TB guidelinesAntibiotic development partnershipLung disease bacteria in tap waterDrop in US prescribingShort course for PseudomonasAntibiotic cardiac device 'envelope'
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PRO/AH/EDR> Lassa fever - West Africa (19): Nigeria

healthmap - Sun, 24/03/2019 - 17:36
Lassa Fever -- Nigeria
Highlights
- In the reporting Week 11 (11 - 17 Mar 2019) 23 new confirmed cases were reported from 9 states - Edo (8), Ondo 4), Ebonyi (3), Bauchi (3), Taraba (1), Imo (1), Enugu (1), Benue (1) and Kebbi (1) with 4 new deaths in Edo (2), Benue (1) and Bauchi (1) States
- From 1 Jan - 17 Mar 2019, a total of 1801 suspected cases have been reported from states. Of these, 495 were confirmed positive, 15 probable and 1277 negative (not a case)-Table 1
- Since the onset of the 2019 outbreak,
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (18): Cambodia, poultry, LPAI H7N4, OIE

healthmap - Sun, 24/03/2019 - 17:35
Avian Influenza -- Cambodia
Information received on 22 Mar 2019 from Dr Sen Sovann, Director General, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, General Directorate of Animal Health and Production (GDAHP), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 24 Feb 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 15 Feb 2019
Report date: 22 Mar 2019
Date submitted to OIE: 22 Mar 2019
Reason for notification: New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent: Low
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PRO/AH/EDR> Psittacosis - Sweden: wild bird contact

healthmap - Sun, 24/03/2019 - 03:20
Psittacosis -- Sweden
Swedish public health authorities, Folkhalsomyndigheten, is reporting an outbreak of psittacosis, or parrot disease, since November 2018. According to officials, some 60 cases have been reported from the regions of Vastra Gotaland, Kalmar, Jonkoping, and Skane. This is the highest number of cases reported in one winter in 2 decades.
Those who have now fallen ill have mainly come into contact with bird droppings from wild birds, for example through the handling of bird tables and other
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PRO/AH/EDR> Lumpy skin disease - Europe (02): EFSA epidemiology 2017-2018, EU control policy

healthmap - Sun, 24/03/2019 - 03:10
Lumpy Skin Disease -- Worldwide/Unknown
Vaccination and other control measures have succeeded in halting the epidemic of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in the Balkans, new data suggest.
EFSA's latest report on the status of the disease in southeastern Europe shows that there were no new outbreaks in 2018. The number of outbreaks had declined dramatically in 2017, down to 385 from 7483 in 2016, and the latest data indicate that the disease is now absent from the region.
More than 2.5 million cattle were vaccinated in 2018,
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PRO/AH/EDR> Listeriosis - Europe: Denmark, fatal, WGS, smoked fish, ex Estonia, 2016-19

healthmap - Sun, 24/03/2019 - 03:04
Listeriosis -- Denmark
Danish officials have solved a _Listeria_ outbreak that had been ongoing for 3 years. Cold-smoked fish products imported from Estonia are the source of the long-lasting outbreak, which had made 9 people sick and linked to 2 deaths since 2016.
Statens Serum Institut (SSI), the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (Fodevarestyrelsen), and DTU Food - National Food Institute reported that 2 of the 9 cases that became ill with the same type of _Listeria_ were in 2019. Luise Muller from SSI
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