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ASP Scan (Weekly) for May 18, 2018

cidrap - 13 hours 4 min ago
Rise of resistanceLower antibiotic use in US kidsShortened antibiotics for kidney infectionsFunding for rapid UTI testRapid UTI testAntibiotics and anaphylaxisMRSA, MSSA hospital costs
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PRO/AH/EDR> Listeriosis - Sweden: (VG) fatal, mashed potatoes, recall, RFI

healthmap - 13 hours 11 min ago
Listeriosis -- Sweden
Products from a food producer in western Sweden have been recalled after they were linked to a deadly outbreak of [listeriosis].
There have been 4 deaths in Västra Götaland in western Sweden that experts have linked to the _Listeria_ bacteria. Experts at the Centre for Communicable Disease Control (Smittskydd) stressed that all those who passed away were elderly people or affected by other illnesses. In other words, they said it was impossible to confirm that listeriosis, the disease
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis - Armenia: (AV) foodborne

healthmap - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 20:46
Foodborne Illness -- Armenia
The investigation into a foodborne incident in Armenia's Armavir province continues. The suspected cause -- food poisoning -- has been confirmed through lab tests. Salmonellosis has been discovered in all victims.
63 from the overall 88 victims of the food poisoning have already been treated and discharged. The healthcare ministry says they confirm that the cause was food poisoning. Earlier, the state service for food safety has dispatched agents to Armavir province to probe the suspected
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (12): update, USA, response

healthmap - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 17:28
Ebola -- United States
[1] Epidemiologic situation
[2] WHO External Situation Report 3
[3] IOM report [International Organization for Migration report]
United States
[4] US response
[5] CDC
[6] Vaccine
[7] Congo River: Ebola super highway
[8] Community
[1] Epidemiologic situation
Date: Sat 19 May 2018
Source: Minister of Health Press Release [edited]

- A total of 46 cases of haemorrhagic fever were reported in the region, including 21 confirmed, 21 probable
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PRO/AH/EDR> Lassa fever - West Africa (28): Liberia

healthmap - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 17:08
Lassa Fever -- Liberia
Liberian authorities on Wednesday [16 May 2018] confirmed that 22 deaths have been recorded across the country following the outbreak of Lassa fever since January [2018].
In a statement, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia said the West African country had seen an increase in the outbreak with 81 suspected cases recorded so far.
However, 67 out of the 81 suspected cases tested negative following laboratory examination, according to the statement.
Lassa fever is a viral
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PRO/AH/EDR> Invasive tick - USA: (VA)

healthmap - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 03:28
Pests -- United States
The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, this week [week of Sun 13 May 2018] confirmed the finding of the _Haemaphysalis longicornis_ tick (otherwise known as the East Asian or Longhorned tick) in Virginia. The tick appeared on an orphaned calf on a beef farm in Albemarle County.
In late 2017 _H. longicornis_ was found initially in New Jersey. No known direct link exists from the Virginia farm to the area in New Jersey where the first ticks appeared on a sheep
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Europe (12): Moldova (TA), domestic, OIE

healthmap - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 00:40
African Swine Fever -- Moldova
Information received on [and dated] 15 May 2018 from from Dr Vitalie Caraus, Head, Sanitary and Veterinary Surveillance Division, National Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 10 May 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 11 May 2018
Reason for notification: First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease:
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PRO/AH/EDR> Equine herpesvirus - Italy: (ER) EHV-1, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 22:01
Equine Herpes Virus -- Italy
Information received on [and dated] 18 May 2018 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 29 Mar 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 29 Mar 2018
Report date: 18 May 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 18 May 2018
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (75): Nepal (Narayani) poultry, HPAI H5N1, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 21:03
Avian Influenza H5N1 -- Nepal
Information received on [and dated] 18 May 2018 from Dr Bimal Kumar Nirmal, Doctor, Department of Livestock Services, DGA open RR, Nepal
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 3 May 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 15 May 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 10 Mar 2017
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype: H5N1
Nature of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Monkeypox - Africa (09): Cameroun

healthmap - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 20:20
Monkeypox -- Cameroon
The dreaded but rare viral zoonotic disease (from animal to man) caused by monkeypox virus has hit English speaking Cameroon, Andre Mama Fouda, Cameroon's Public Health Minister said on [Thu 17 May 2018].
Going by a press release issued by the Minister, monkeypox was detected in Njikwa, Momo Division, in the North West Region and Akwaya, Manyu, in the South West Region. The release states that the epidemiology surveilance system had recorded cases of human monkeypox in late April 2018. The
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (11): WHO, vaccination, response

healthmap - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 17:38
Ebola -- DR Congo
[1] WHO Statement from Emergency Committee
[2] Vaccination update
[3] Vaccination of UN staff
[4] Update summary
[5] Bordering countries: alert
[6] Response
[7] Cost of response
[8] Life in Ebola zone
[1] WHO Statement from Emergency Committee
Date: Fri 18 May 2018
Source: WHO [edited]

[Excerpts from] statement on the 1st meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the Ebola outbreak in
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies - Brazil: (PA) human

healthmap - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 16:55
Rabies -- Brazil
The Para Health Department reported having reported 12 cases of human rabies in the state, including 6 deaths. So far, at least one case has been confirmed.
According to the agency, a patient died yesterday afternoon [Tue 15 May 2018] at the Hospital Regional de Breves. Four children are hospitalized at Santa Casa de Misericordia in Belem and one at the Breves Regional Hospital, which also serves an adult with suspected illness. Most patients remain in a serious condition.
By means of a
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PRO/AH/EDR> Newcastle disease, poultry - USA: (CA) virulent strain

healthmap - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 02:28
Newcastle Disease -- United States
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of virulent Newcastle disease in a small flock of backyard exhibition chickens in Los Angeles County, California. It is important to note that the presence of the disease is not a food safety concern. This is the 1st case of virulent Newcastle disease, previously referred to as exotic Newcastle disease, in the U.S. since 2003.
No human cases of Newcastle disease
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Uganda (05): livestock, human, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 02:24
Anthrax -- Uganda
Information received on [and dated] 18 May 2018 from Dr Juliet Sentumbwe, Director Animal Ressources, Department of Livestock, Health and Entomology, OUG Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, ENTEBBE, Uganda
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 17 May 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 17 May 2018
Reason for notification: Unexpected change in the distribution or increase in morbidity or mortality of a listed disease
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Drug-resistant bacteria found in 25% of migrants to Europe

cidrap - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 22:45
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMay 18, 2018

Meta-analysis finds that more than a quarter are infected or colonized with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (19): (MI, UT, IN)

healthmap - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 22:35
Hepatitis A -- United States
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 populations. No common sources of food, beverages, or drugs have been identified as a potential source of infection. Transmission appears to be through direct person-to-person spread and illicit drug use. Those with history of injection and non-injection drug use, homelessness or
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News Scan for May 18, 2018

cidrap - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 22:10
Declining US flu markersMERS treatment trial launchNovel poxvirus in TexasH5N1 in Nepalese poultry
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WHO: Ebola in DRC not global emergency; ring vaccination starts in 2 days

cidrap - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 21:45
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMay 18, 2018

"At this point, it's not cost beneficial to declare an international state of emergency," a WHO official said of the 45-case outbreak that has killed 25 people.

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PRO/EDR> Mumps update (05): USA (IL, VA), New Zealand (OT)

healthmap - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 21:24
Mumps -- United States
As per the Illinois Department of Public Health, 4 students studying at Western Illinois University have been reported to come down with cases of mumps."
[Byline: Erryn Deane]
Communicated by:
ProMED-mail from HealthMap Alerts

[A Healthmap/ProMED of United States can be found at and of Illinois, United States:
[2] United States (Virginia)
Date: Tue 8 May 2018
Source: Epi-X (Epidemic Information Exchange; edited; not open access)

Health officials in
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