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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (09): Asia (Kazakhstan) livestock, wolf, OIE

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Rabies -- Kazakhstan
Information received on 20 Feb 2018 from Dr Zhomart Nurkenov, Chairman of Committee of Veterinary Control and supervision, RSE "National Reference Center for Veterinary," Ministry of Agriculture, ASTANA, Kazakhstan
Report type: immediate notification (final report)
Start date: 24 Jan 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 2 Feb 2018
Report date: 19 Feb 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 20 Feb 2018
Date event resolved: 20 Feb 2018
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed
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PRO/AH/EDR> Cutaneous & renal glomerular vasculopathy, canine - UK (02): (England) spread

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Other Animal Disease -- United Kingdom
A veterinary practice has warned dog owners and walkers after 2 dogs were found to have the flesh-eating disease Alabama Rot.
Bellevue Veterinary Clinic says it has been treating 2 dogs for the condition, symptoms of which include lesions and sores across the dog's body.
It's thought the dogs picked up the disease after walking in woods near Gare Hill on the outskirts of Longleat Forest.
The vet, from Frome, told Somerset Live: "We have recently been treating 2 suspected cases of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Bovine tuberculosis - USA (02): (MI) bovine

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Bovine TB -- United States
A trace investigation from a bovine tuberculosis (TB) infected herd in Ottawa County has led to the identification of a bovine TB positive roping cattle herd in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. The Ottawa County cattle, which originated from a bovine TB infected herd in Indiana, had spent time at a Kalamazoo County farm. All the cattle on the Kalamazoo County farm were removed and 2 were found infected with bovine TB.
"The thorough investigation done by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and
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PRO/PL> Bacterial canker, kiwifruit - Argentina: 1st rep, pollen (BA)

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Other Plant Disease -- Argentina
In the Mar del Plata area [Buenos Aires province] of Argentina, many kiwifruit orchards composed of only male plants (_Actinidia deliciosa_ cv. Chieftain) have been established for pollen production, since the country was considered unaffected by _Pseudomonas syringae_ pv. _actinidiae_ (EPPO A2 List). Routine controls have been conducted to verify the absence of the bacterium in the pollen that is produced and commercialized.
In February 2015, some bacterial colonies with morphological
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PRO/AH/EDR> Arsenic poisoning - UK: magnetic toy, human exposure

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Poisoning -- United Kingdom
A young girl is thought to have been poisoned by arsenic after playing with a putty toy that was removed from online retailer Amazon last month [January 2018].
Victim NK was found to have 10 times the safe level of the deadly poison in her urine after playing with Magnetic Putty, according to her mother FK.
FK claimed the toy was bought as a Christmas present for her 2 daughters before she was warned by her sister over its possible toxic contents. She and her partner MK then took their
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PRO/AH/EDR> Lassa fever - West Africa (12): Nigeria

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Lassa Fever -- Nigeria
The Benue State Government Ministry of Health has quarantined an entire family in Adoka, Otukpo local government area [LGA], Benue state, over the outbreak of Lassa fever and the death of a family member.
The State Commissioner for Health, Mrs Cecilia Ojabo, who confirmed that 2 pregnant women and a man died in Makurdi of Lassa fever, said the ministry is putting the family under close monitoring so as to ensure that the fever does not spread to others.
She said one of the pregnant women
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PRO/AH/EDR> Mycoplasma bovis, bovine - New Zealand (03)

healthmap - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 23:59
Other Animal Disease -- New Zealand
Another farm in Southland has tested positive for the cattle disease _Mycoplasma bovis_, bringing to 8 the number of infected properties in the province.
The Ministry for Primary Industries says the farm was connected with other infested farms in the area through movement of calves.
It was placed under movement restrictions several weeks ago.
_Mycoplasma bovis_, a bacterial disease, is commonly found in cattle globally. It does not infect humans and is not a food safety risk, but can
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News Scan for Feb 21, 2018

cidrap - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 23:55
Saudi MERS casesTrump and anti-vaxxersVaccine against Ebola, Marburg, more
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PRO/AH/EDR> Canine influenza - USA (03): (NV) H3N2

healthmap - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 23:47
Influenza H3N2 -- United States
Your pup may need an extra shot to stay healthy this winter, Las Vegas veterinarians say.
A new-to-the-U.S. strain of the canine influenza, H3N2, has been detected in Northern Nevada for the 1st time, with 52 cases confirmed this month, according to, an informational site created by pharmaceutical company Merck Animal Health. It joins an older strain, H3N8, that has been present in the state since 2015, also mainly confined to Northern Nevada.
Local veterinarians say they
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CDC vaccine panel brings back FluMist for 2018-19 season

cidrap - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 23:33
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsFeb 21, 2018

After careful deliberation, experts approved the nasal-spray vaccine 12-2.

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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 21, 2018

cidrap - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 22:56
Antibiotic screening methodCDC antibiotic stewardship courseDiagnostic codes and prescribing
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PRO/AH/EDR> Newcastle disease - Botswana: (CT) dove

healthmap - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 21:40
Newcastle Disease -- Botswana
Veterinary authorities in Botswana on [Mon 19 Feb 2018] reported a fresh outbreak of Newcastle disease in the central part of the country. The disease was first suspected after the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism discovered that wild doves and other unnamed birds showed [clinical signs] corresponding to the disease before dying within a day or 2.
The outbreak was confirmed by the director of the Veterinary Department in the ministry, Letlhogile Modisa.
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PRO/EDR> Hand, foot & mouth disease update (02): Caribbean (Cayman Islands)

healthmap - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 21:38
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease -- Cayman Islands [UK]
An outbreak of hand-foot-mouth disease that surfaced a few weeks ago is still affecting some schools on Grand Cayman.
The disease is not uncommon on the island and typically affects children under 10 and especially those aged 5 and younger. Children with the virus typically have a fever, sore throat, a red rash on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, mouth sores, and loss of appetite. There is no specific treatment other than to let the illness run its course. The best prevention
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, st I 4,[5],12:b:- - USA: kratom

healthmap - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 03:27
Salmonella -- United States
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the FDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of _Salmonella [enterica_ serotype] I 4,[5],12:b:- infections.
Public health investigators are using the PulseNet system to identify illnesses that may be part of this outbreak. PulseNet is the national subtyping network of public health and food regulatory agency laboratories coordinated by CDC. DNA fingerprinting is performed on _Salmonella_ bacteria isolated from ill people
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (34): Sweden (BL) HPAI H5N6, new strain, OIE

healthmap - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 03:07
Avian Influenza H5N6 -- Sweden
Information received on [and dated] 20 Feb 2018 from Dr Ingrid Eilertz, Chief Veterinary Officer Director and Head, Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health, Ministry for Rural Affairs, Jonkoping, Sweden
Report type: immediate notification (final report)
Date of start of the event: 28 Jan 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 19 Feb 2018
Reason for notification: new strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent: Highly pathogenic avian
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PRO/EDR> Norovirus - South Korea (04): (KW) Winter Olympics

healthmap - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 02:38
Norovirus -- South Korea
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said that a total of 283 cases have been confirmed as of Sun [18 Feb 2018], as 8 additional people were found to have been affected by the virus, which causes vomiting and diarrhea.
Five of the 8 cases were reported in Pyeongchang, while 3 other patients were reported in Gangneung.
The KCDC said that, currently, 49 patients are quarantined for treatment, while 234 others have recovered.
Communicated by:
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (33): South Africa, HPAI H5N8, penguin; Iraq, HPAI H5N8, poultry

healthmap - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 02:34
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- South Africa
South Africa's agriculture ministry today [19 Feb 2018] reported highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu outbreaks involving Western Cape province sea birds, including African penguins that will be treated for their illnesses because of their endangered status.
In a statement, officials said 7 birds from 6 sites on the province's coastline have tested positive for the virus. One of the birds has survived, and the treatment protocol involves nutrition, hydration, vitamins, and anti-inflammatory
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PRO/AH/EDR> Pentobarbital, dog food - USA: recall

healthmap - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 02:11
Poisoning -- United States
A drug used to euthanize animals has been found in canned dog food, prompting a recall.
Low levels of the drug pentobarbital were detected in cans of Gravy Train dog food produced by the J.M. Smucker Company, the FDA said in a statement Friday [16 Feb 2018].
Pentobarbital is most commonly used as a sedative, anesthetic or to euthanize animals, it said.
"Pets that eat pet food containing pentobarbital can experience drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus
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PRO/AH/EDR> Piscine reovirus - North America: USA, Canada, salmon

healthmap - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 01:09
Other Animal Disease -- Worldwide/Unknown
A sample of Atlantic salmon that escaped after a fish farm's net pen collapsed last summer [2017] tested positive for a contagious and harmful virus, according to findings released by the Wild Fish Conservancy on Thursday [15 Feb 2018].
An independent lab at the University of Prince Edward Island found all 19 salmon donated from different sources were infected with Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), a virus it says can cause heart and skeletal muscle inflammation and affects a salmon's ability to
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