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News Scan for Jul 18, 2018

cidrap - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 23:49
California infant pertussis deathPPE doffing and contamination riskAvian flu outbreaks in poultrySex differences and flu
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 18, 2018

cidrap - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 23:45
Best antibiotic practices for farmsColistin resistance and MCR-1Antibiotic persistence in goat's milk
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Report cites progress, gaps in global AMR efforts

cidrap - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 23:32
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJul 18, 2018

Of nations surveyed, 60% have developed a national action plan and 33% are working on one.

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Salmonella prompts recall of pasta salads from Hy-Vee

cidrap - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 23:30
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJul 18, 2018

So far 21 people in 5 states have been sickened in the outbreak, and 5 patients have been hospitalized.

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PRO/AH> Coral reef kill - USA (02): (FL) spread

healthmap - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 23:12
Other Animal Disease -- United States
A devastating coral disease continues to spread through Florida's reefs and scientists say it may cause some coral species to go locally extinct; on WMNF's MidPoint we spoke with Greta Aeby, a coral disease ecologist who is studying this disease outbreak at the Smithsonian Marine Station in Ft Pierce. Aeby is a research associate with Qatar University in Doha.
On the show we found out what this tissue loss disease does to infected corals. Some researchers have called it "white-plague
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PRO/EDR> Malaria - Viet Nam: (BP)

healthmap - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 22:42
Malaria -- Vietnam
The southern province of Binh Phuoc has recorded 973 malaria cases in the 1st half of the year [2018], up by 66 per cent year-on-year, including one death, reported by the provincial Department of Health on [16 Jul 2018].
The cases were mostly found in the districts of Phu Rieng, Hon Quan, Bu Dop, Loc Ninh, Bu Dang and Bu Gia Map, and Binh Long town. In particular, Bu Gia Map discovered 666 cases, accounting for 68.5 per cent of the total, much higher than the 349 cases recorded in the same
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Italy (03): (CM) caprine, OIE

healthmap - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 22:36
Anthrax -- Italy
Information received on [and dated] 17 Jul 2018 from Dr Silvio Borrello, chief veterinary officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé [sic], Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 20 Jun 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 9 Jul 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 16 Apr 2018
Manifestation of
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PRO/EDR> Malaria - India (DL)

healthmap - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 21:55
Malaria -- India
With 16 fresh cases reported last week, the total number of malaria-affected patients [in Delhi] has reached 122 this year [2018].
Trends show that malaria continues to spread faster than dengue in Delhi. A report released by South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on [Mon 16 Jul 2018] revealed that 53 583 households in the capital have been found positive for mosquito-breeding and 58 521 legal notices have been served for various violations.
Governor Anil Baijal, on [28 Jun 2018],
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PRO/AH> Foot & mouth disease - Algeria (09): (TO), bovine, st O, spread

healthmap - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 21:44
Foot and Mouth -- Algeria
The health services of the province of Tizi Ouzou reported yesterday [Sun 15 Jul 2018] 16 suspected cases of foot and mouth disease [FMD]. The 16 head of cattle sent to the slaughterhouse were reported in 3 separate outbreaks -- first in Frikat, in the circle of Draa El Mizan, then in Tizi Gheniff in the same region, and finally in Mekla on the east side of the province.
In Frikat, the number of suspected head were yesterday, 13 in 2 different locations. It is in this commune that the
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PRO/AH> Classical swine fever - Russia: (MS) domestic, OIE

healthmap - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 21:41
Classical Swine Fever -- Russia
Information received on [and dated] 17 Jul 2018 from Dr Nikolay Vlasov, deputy head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 5 Jul 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 7 Jul 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 2 Feb 2018
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: classical swine fever
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PRO/EDR> Carbapenem-resistant K.pneumoniae - EU: OXA-48, tourist, ex hosp Gran Canaria

healthmap - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 21:36
Klebsiella pneumoniae -- Canary Islands [Spain]
Main conclusions and options for response
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Conclusions
Between January and April 2018, Sweden and Norway reported a cluster of 13 returning travellers who carried or were infected with carbapenemase (OXA-48)-producing _Klebsiella pneumoniae_ ST392. All cases were associated with hospital admissions in Gran Canaria. Isolates from cases showed tight clustering when analysed by whole genome sequencing.
This cluster of 13 patients colonised or
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PRO/EDR> Syphilis - New Zealand (02): congenital

healthmap - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 21:25
Syphilis -- New Zealand
Since 2017, there have been 4 cases of syphilis being passed onto babies from their mothers, as well as 1 probable case, NZME reports. A total of 2 of last year's [2017] cases were stillbirths. The Ministry of Health is currently investigating 2 possible further cases and has set up a group to tackle the issue.
All pregnant women are meant to undergo a blood test to check for the infection early in their term; if found early, syphilis can be treated with antibiotics.
Waikato DHB Hamilton
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PRO/EDR> Legionellosis - USA (09): (NYC) more cases

healthmap - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 21:22
Legionnaires' -- United States
New York City health officials have confirmed 16 cases of legionnaires' disease in one Manhattan neighborhood. The city Health Department said on [Sun 15 Jul 2018] that 7 people have been hospitalized due to legionnaires' in the lower Washington Heights area. No deaths have been reported.
Health officials say they have inspected 20 cooling towers and ordered several building owners to increase their use of biocides to kill the bacteria associated with the disease.
The city sees an
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PRO/EDR> Dengue/DHF update (14): Asia, vector mod, vaccine

healthmap - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 21:20
Dengue -- Pakistan
Fiji has identified the hot spots for dengue fever where officials of the World Mosquito Program (WMP) will release the wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes on Monday [16 Jul 2018] to curb the spread of dengue, Zika and chikungunya diseases. According to the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC), over 7 million Fijian dollars (about USD 3.3 million) is being spent on piloting the project across Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati. The 1st batch of _Aedes aegypti_ mosquito carrying wolbachia bacteria will be
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PRO/AH> Herpesvirus, elephant - Malaysia: fatal, susp

healthmap - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 22:34
Herpes -- Malaysia
Authorities today revealed that while one of the elephants that died at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park has been sick for years, the baby elephant meanwhile may have contracted a new disease that was not linked with Borneo pygmy elephants previously. Sabah Wildlife Department confirmed the deaths of the elephants, which occurred on 2 separate occasions -- a few days ago and in May [2018].
State tourism, culture and environment minister Christina Liew, who was briefed and visited the Wildlife Park
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PRO/AH> Newcastle disease, poultry - USA (08): (CA) more cases

healthmap - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 22:14
Newcastle Disease -- United States
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed three additional cases of virulent Newcastle disease in backyard exhibition chickens in California -- one in Riverside County and two in San Bernardino County.
A complete list of confirmed cases is available on our website at .
Virulent Newcastle disease has not been found [previously] in commercial poultry in the United States since 2003.
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PRO/AH> Equine infectious anemia - USA (05): (TX)

healthmap - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 22:11
Equine Infectious Anemia -- United States
Texas animal health officials have confirmed 2 more cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA), the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported on [13 Jul 2018]. "Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed EIA in one Dallas County standardbred horse and one McLennan County quarter horse," the EDCC said. "The positive horses have been euthanized and the premises will remain under quarantine until requirements for release have been met. TAHC staff is working closely with
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Uganda reports Rift Valley fever outbreak

cidrap - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 22:10
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJul 17, 2018

The outbreak involves 2 districts in the country's "cattle corridor" and occurs as Rwanda is reporting the disease in animals and possibly people.

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News Scan for Jul 17, 2018

cidrap - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 21:45
Novel antiviral for high-risk fluAedes vertical Zika spreadEbola antibody therapy
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 17, 2018

cidrap - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 21:40
C diff treatment comparisonAntifungal stewardshipFunds for resistant UTI
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