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PRO/PL> Tomato brown rugose fruit virus - Germany: (NW) 1st report

healthmap - 11 hours 4 min ago
Other Plant Disease -- Germany
Unusual fruit and leaf symptoms were observed in tomatoes in North Rhine-Westphalia. In total, more than 25 ha of greenhouse tomatoes were affected. Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) has been confirmed in 7 greenhouses; one further greenhouse is suspected to be infested. It's the 1st report of ToBRFV in Germany. The infested tomato plants were used for tomato fruit production. Eradication measures are in progress.
ToBRFV infects tomato plants and leads to foliar symptoms, including
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PRO/AH/EDR> Vitamin D toxicity - USA: canine, pet food recall

healthmap - 11 hours 31 min ago
Food-related toxin -- United States
The Food and Drug Administration has expanded its recall of dog food brands that have too much Vitamin D, which could make your pets sick.
The food was sold nationwide in both stores and online, and the FDA says the list of recalled products could continue to grow.
Luckily none of the tainted foods were sold at storefronts here in Nevada, but we reached out to Chewy, an online retailer of pet food and supplies. They say that they were aware of the recall before it was published with the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis - USA (02): (FL) equine, susp

healthmap - 11 hours 34 min ago
Salmonella -- United States
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Agency (APHIS) has reported the Miami Animal Import Center will be temporarily closed to new arrivals of horses beginning on [Sat 19 Jan 2019] in response to illness in a handful of horses quarantined at the facility.
APHIS is investigating to determine the specific cause of illness, but salmonella is suspected, and the facility is stepping up biosecurity and taking additional precautions to prevent any further disease spread. The temporary
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PRO/AH/EDR> Lassa Fever - West Africa (04): Nigeria (PL, KW ex Benin)

healthmap - 11 hours 37 min ago
Lassa Fever -- Nigeria
The Nigerian Army has raised an alarm over an outbreak of Lassa fever. A statement on Wednesday [16 Jan 2019] by Maj Ikechukwu Eze, the acting deputy director of Army Public Relations, 3 Division, said the disease killed an officer on Tuesday [15 Jan 2019].
[The statement] read: "The Headquarters 3 Division wishes to inform the general public that a male senior non-commissioned officer of the division was admitted and being managed for resistant malaria at the 3 Div Hospital after returning
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PRO> Lassa Fever - West Africa (04): Nigeria (PL, KW ex Benin)

healthmap - 11 hours 38 min ago
Lassa Fever -- Nigeria
The Nigerian Army has raised an alarm over an outbreak of Lassa fever. A statement on Wednesday [16 Jan 2019] by Maj Ikechukwu Eze, the acting deputy director of Army Public Relations, 3 Division, said the disease killed an officer on Tuesday [15 Jan 2019].
[The statement] read: "The Headquarters 3 Division wishes to inform the general public that a male senior non-commissioned officer of the division was admitted and being managed for resistant malaria at the 3 Div Hospital after returning
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PRO/AH> Bluetongue - Europe (02): Germany (RP, SL) bovine, BTV-8, spread, OIE

healthmap - 11 hours 40 min ago
Bluetongue -- Germany
Bluetongue, Germany
Information received on [and dated] 15 Jan 2019 from Dr Dietrich Rassow, director for Animal Health and Animal Welfare, chief veterinary officer, directorate of Animal Health and Animal Welfare, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Berlin, Germany
Summary
Report type: follow-up report no. 3
Date of start of the event: 8 Dec 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 12 Dec 2018
Report date: 15 Jan 2019
Date submitted to OIE: 15 Jan 2019
Reason for
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Nearly a fourth of outpatient antibiotics unneeded, study finds

cidrap - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 23:44
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJan 17, 2019

Experts found 23.2% of antibiotics were inappropriate, but many other prescriptions fell in gray areas.

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News Scan for Jan 17, 2019

cidrap - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 22:47
WHO MERS snapshotHPV vaccination gapWHO misconduct probeZika antibody persistence
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 17, 2019

cidrap - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 22:44
Antibiotic overprescribing in totsFast track for new C diff drug
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PRO/ALL> Announcements: JHU Center for Health Security's disease prediction platform

healthmap - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 22:09
Not Yet Classified -- Worldwide/Unknown
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WHO expert: Ebola outbreak to continue at least 6 more months

cidrap - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 21:58
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJan 17, 2019

Peter Salama says high rates in children might be due to facility types.

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PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus (01): Americas (USA) avian, grouse, conservation concern

healthmap - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 21:31
West Nile Virus -- United States
Wisconsin's 1st confirmed cases of West Nile virus in ruffed grouse were reported [Tue 15 Jan 2019] by the state Department of Natural Resources.
The DNR said that West Nile was confirmed in 3 of 16 grouse tested so far. The DNR said the results are still preliminary because another 238 grouse samples remain to be tested.
The agency is testing both sickly grouse that were turned in to wildlife officials and grouse blood samples submitted by hunter volunteers in the field.
Wildlife
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (03): (KY, WV, OH)

healthmap - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 21:28
Hepatitis A -- United States
In November 2017, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) identified an outbreak of acute hepatitis A. The increase in cases observed in Kentucky was well over the 10-year average of reported hepatitis A cases. Several cases have been infected with HAV strains genetically linked to outbreaks in California, Utah and Michigan. Similar to hepatitis A outbreaks in other states, the primary risk factors remain illicit drug use and homelessness. A contaminated food source has not been
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (02): Nepal (KT) poultry

healthmap - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 19:33
Avian Influenza -- Nepal
The following information was submitted by an EpiCore Surveillance Project member.
The suspected farm was visited by a team from the animal health sector at Dadapauwa-6, Ramkot of Nagarjun municipality (GPS coordinates: N 27.719571, E 85.254101). [The farmer reported that] in a population of 3000 broiler chickens, some birds started to show clinical signs of respiratory problems from 2 Jan 2019. From 3 Jan 2019 birds started to die and by 11 Jan 2019, a total of 744 birds had died. The
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PRO/AH/EDR> Kyasanur Forest disease - India (04): (KA) monkey, susp

healthmap - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 17:23
Hemorrhagic Fever -- India
Another 4 monkeys were found dead in different parts of Udupi district on [Mon 14 Jan 2019]. With this, the total number of monkeys that have died in the district since [8 Jan 2019] has gone up to 22.
District Health and Family Welfare Officer Rohini told The Hindu here that 2 monkeys were found dead in Belve, while a monkey each was found dead in Kandlur and Hosmar.
The department concerned had still not received any report on the viscera of the dead monkeys sent to the Viral Diagnostic
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PRO/PL> Undiagnosed disease, tomato - Iraq: (BA)

healthmap - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 03:25
Undiagnosed -- Iraq
A "dangerous disease" has hit the country's tomato produce. The epidemic seems to have hit in the southeastern [province] of Al-Basra [and] has caused thousands of tonnes of tomatoes to turn rotten. The reason for the epidemic is still unknown.
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[A number of tomato diseases have been reported from the region, many of them can also affect potatoes and other solanaceous crops. Rotting of tomato fruits, both pre- and postharvest, can be due to a number of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Africa (03): Nigeria (KW)

healthmap - Thu, 17/01/2019 - 02:04
Yellow Fever -- Nigeria
Kwara Commissioner for Health Alhaji Usman Rifun-Kolo disclosed that a yellow fever case has been confirmed in Agunji in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara. According to him, the patient is a farmer from Kebbi State, resident in Agunji District.
He noted that the state Ministry of Health is already in touch with traditional leaders to brief them on the outbreak of the disease.
The commissioner added that samples have also been taken from the residence to confirm whether they had
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PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed deaths, bovine - USA: (FL, GA) feed sup, RFI

healthmap - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 23:13
Undiagnosed -- United States
Florida authorities are investigating sudden deaths among cattle in parts of Florida and Georgia. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services this week received multiple reports related to acute deaths in cattle. These deaths are being investigated by both the Division of Agricultural Environmental Services and the Division of Animal Industry. Local law enforcement agencies and veterinarians have also been involved in the ongoing investigation.
While the specific cause has
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Study finds dermatologists have cut antibiotic use

cidrap - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 22:42
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJan 16, 2019

Oral antibiotic prescribing by dermatologists fell 37% from 2008 through 2016, but use in some areas rose.

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News Scan for Jan 16, 2019

cidrap - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 22:10
More DRC Ebola casesCEPI rapid vaccine fundingMalaria mosquito in Ethiopia
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