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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - Palestinian Auth (05): (WE) ovine/caprine, st not typed, OIE

healthmap - 10 hours 43 min ago
Foot and Mouth -- Palestinian Authority
Information received on [and dated] 13 Dec 2017 from Dr Iyad Adra, Director General of Veterinary Services & Animal Health, CVO, Ministry of Agriculture, Ramallah, Palestinian Auton. Territories
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 13 Nov 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 13 Dec 2017
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 1 Aug 2017
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: Foot and
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PRO> Diphtheria - Bangladesh (02): fatal, susp, Rohingya refugees ex Myanmar, comment

healthmap - 12 hours 23 min ago
Diphtheria -- Bangladesh
Regarding the current outbreak of diphtheria in Bangladesh among Royingya refugees from Myanmar, both countries have experienced strikingly similar disease incidence and vaccination uptake for several decades [1,2]. (see graph at )
1. Berger S. Diphtheria: Global Status, 2017.�347 pages, 447 graphs, 533 references. Gideon e-books,
2. Gideon e-Gideon multi-graph tool,
Communicated by:
Dr. Steve Berger
Geographic Medicine
Tel Aviv Medical Center
Tel Aviv,
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News Scan for Dec 14, 2017

cidrap - 12 hours 32 min ago
Long-lasting Ebola antibodiesMeningitis C in NigeriaBangladesh diphtheria outbreak
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PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (42): global (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria)

healthmap - 12 hours 45 min ago
Polio -- Pakistan
New wild poliovirus cases reported this week: 1
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2017: 17
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2016: 37
New cVDPV cases reported this week: 4
Total number of cVDPV cases in 2017: 84
Total number of cVDPV cases in 2016: 5
- New on : Technical advisory groups met last week to review progress made to eradicate polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and advise on the way forward to further improve the quality of programme implementation
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PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Americas (66): PAHO/WHO

healthmap - 12 hours 51 min ago
Yellow Fever -- Brazil
Between January 2016 and December 2017, 7 countries and territories of the Region of the Americas reported confirmed cases of yellow fever: the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, and Suriname. The number of human cases and epizootics collectively reported in this period in the Region of the Americas is the highest observed in decades. The observed increase is as much related to an ecosystem favorable to the dissemination of the virus as to the
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Philippines, scientists grapple with Dengvaxia fallout

cidrap - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 23:59
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsDec 14, 2017

Data show that about 4 of 1,000 seronegative patients vaccinated could develop ADE, a serious side effect.

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Study profiles severe challenges in toddlers born with Zika

cidrap - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 23:57
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsDec 14, 2017

Some problems became more apparent with age, and the follow-up findings could help providers plan care for other babies born with Zika-related defects.

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PRO/EDR> Streptococcus group A, scarlet fever - China: (HK) increased cases

healthmap - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 23:29
Scarlet Fever -- China
1. Walker MJ and Brouwer S. Scarlet fever makes a comeback. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 27. pii: S1473-3099(17)30694-1, abstract available at:
2. Lamagni T, Guy R, Chand M et al: Resurgence of scarlet fever in England, 2014-2016: population-based surveillance study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 27. pii: S1473-3099(17)30693-X, abstract available at:
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Streptococcus, group A, scarlet fever - UK: (England)
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PRO/PL> Frosty pod rot, cocoa - Jamaica: spread

healthmap - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 23:26
Other Plant Disease -- Jamaica
Trading, transportation, and processing of cocoa pods and other planting material across parish borders has been suspended with immediate effect, an emergency strategy aimed at curtailing the spread of the deadly frosty pod disease.
Clarendon is the worst-affected parish, the crop is almost entirely infected. St Mary is also badly affected, with Portland and St Thomas the only places where the disease has not yet been detected. The fungus now threatens to wipe out cocoa cultivation. "The
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New estimate shows higher global rate of deaths from flu

cidrap - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 22:41
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsDec 14, 2017

About 291,000 to 646,000 people in the world die from seasonal flu each year, experts estimate.

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PRO/EDR> Varicella update (02): India, USA (MN)

healthmap - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 21:57
Chicken Pox -- India
As many as 13 students have been reportedly affiliated with chickenpox at Madarsa Syed Aadm, near Banur village, raising fear of an epidemic in the locality. Sources said all children in the grip of the disease were in the age group of 6-12 years.
The Health Department said that according to the survey and case history, the 1st case of chickenpox was reported on [11 Nov 2017]. The child was sent back to his native place in Saharanpur.
A team of the Health Department after screening the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - Mozambique: (TE) bovine, serotype not typed, OIE

healthmap - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 21:22
Foot and Mouth -- Mozambique
Information received on [and dated] 13 Dec 2017 from Dr Americo Da Conceicao, national director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Maputo, Mozambique.
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 23 Nov 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 23 Nov 2017
Reason for notification: first occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype: not typed
Nature of diagnosis:
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PRO/AH/EDR> Invasive mosquito - Spain: (CN)

healthmap - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 19:26
Other Human Disease -- Canary Islands [Spain]
The mosquito that spreads the potentially deadly dengue and yellow fever viruses has been discovered in the Canary Islands at the start of its high season.
Regional health officials sounded the alarm after discovering _Aedes_ type mosquitoes behind the spread of the painful diseases on the holiday island of Fuerteventura. The insect - _Aedes aegypti_ - can also spread other viruses common in tropical and sub-tropical areas including Zika fever [virus], Mayaro and Chikungunya which has no
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PRO/AH/EDR> Pneumonia, ovine - USA: (AK,WY) wild ungulates, alert

healthmap - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 19:22
Pneumonia -- United States
_Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae_ isn't a commonly used name in Alaska but this little pathogen has been a topic of considerable discussion and debate recently. First off, _M. ovipneumoniae_ isn't very fun to spell, so let's just call it "Movi".
Second, you're probably wondering just what Movi is and why it's important. It's a bacterium that commonly lives in the upper respiratory tracts of domestic sheep and goats, often causing mild respiratory disease. Infections in adults are typically not
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PRO/EDR> Diphtheria - Bangladesh: fatal, susp, Rohingya refugee camp, ex Myanmar, WHO

healthmap - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 16:56
Diphtheria -- Bangladesh
From 3 Nov 2017 through 12 Dec 2017, a total of 804 suspected diphtheria cases including 15 deaths were reported among the displaced Rohingya population in Cox's Bazar (Figure 1 [Epidemic curve: Number of diphtheria cases among the displaced Rohingya population in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh reported by date of illness onset from 3 Nov 2017 through 12 Dec 2017 available at source URL]).
Of the suspected cases, 73 percent are younger than 15 years of age and 60 percent females (the sex for 1
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foodborne illness - Madagascar: (AS) fatal, toxic sardines

healthmap - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 16:52
Food-related toxin -- Madagascar
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Up to 650 000 people die of respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu each year

who - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 09:00
Up to 650 000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza, according to new estimates by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), WHO and global health partners.
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PRO/PL> Undiagnosed rot, ginger - Bhutan: (GE)

healthmap - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 02:07
Undiagnosed -- Bhutan
[A farmer who] grew ginger in [the district of] Sarpang [Geylegphug] [said] when she harvested, "The ginger rotted in the field." Many farmers say the rotting disease affected their cash crop.
They say they could not report to agriculture officials, as the disease occurred when it was harvest time. [They] said agriculture officials provided them pesticides when they reported the matter a few years ago.
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[Rhizome rots of ginger (often associated with
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News Scan for Dec 13, 2017

cidrap - Wed, 13/12/2017 - 23:37
More puppy CampylobacterFood safety panel phased outUrine TB test developedZika vaccine durabilityMenB vaccine in young adults
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PRO/AH/EDR> Plague - USA (14): (CA) bear, exposure

healthmap - Wed, 13/12/2017 - 23:20
Plague -- United States
Two black bears exposed to the plague were found in Paradise, according to the California Department of Public Health. The department collected blood in September [2017] from 2 bears killed under depredation permits, and the samples tested positive for antibodies to _Yersinia pestis_, the bacterium that causes plague.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife issued the depredation permits. Tanya Espinosa, spokesperson for U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health
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