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PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Americas (08): Brazil (SC)

healthmap - 16 hours 13 min ago
Yellow Fever -- Brazil
The Directorate of Epidemiological Surveillance of Santa Catarina (DIVE/SC) reports that the 1st death from yellow fever in Santa Catarina was confirmed this year [2021]. The 34-year-old man was a resident of Aguas Mornas, in Greater Florianopolis. The patient did not have a vaccine record in the Information System of the National Immunization Program (SIPNI).
Another 3 human cases of yellow fever have already been confirmed in the state this year [2021]. The 1st case, recorded in January
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - India: (AR) mithun, RFI

healthmap - 17 hours 30 min ago
Foot and Mouth -- India
A large number of mithuns have been affected by FMD (foot and mouth disease) in various parts of Arunachal Pradesh, and a few have died, said official sources on Monday [13 Apr 2021].
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Department Deputy director Dr Taba Heli, a top mithun expert in North Eastern region, reported that the disease has taken a severe form in the entire Siang belt, particularly in East Siang, West Siang, and Upper Siang districts [map at ].
Though the number of deaths is yet to
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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (133): pandemic growth, antibody cocktail, WHO, global

healthmap - 17 hours 32 min ago
COVID-19 -- Worldwide/Unknown
WHO region (no. countries/territories):
Total confirmed cases (new cases in last 24 hours) / Total deaths (new deaths in last 24 hours)
Western Pacific Region (19): 2 095 750(18 234) / 33 708 (234)
European Region (61): 47 723 272 (181 865) / 1 010 684 (2451)
South East Asia Region (10): 16 358 405 (180 579) / 229 458 (1073)
Eastern Mediterranean Region (22): 8 112 093 (54 543) /165 757 (747)
Region of the
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PRO/EDR> Measles update (07): Nigeria (Borno)

healthmap - 17 hours 39 min ago
Measles -- Nigeria
No fewer than 1158 children in Borno State are undergoing treatment from measles in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
According to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) also known as Doctors Without Borders, most of the patients were admitted at Gwange Paediatric hospital, which is managed by MSF.
Statistics indicate 58% of the children admitted at the hospital are from Zabarmari, a volatile small settlement of about 45 000 people located 20km [approx. 12.4mi] away from Maiduguri.
The duration
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PRO/AH/EDR> Lassa fever - West Africa (06): Nigeria

healthmap - 17 hours 41 min ago
Lassa Fever -- Nigeria
Key points:
Current week (13) (29 Mar 2021) / Cumulative 2021 week 1-11 / Cumulative 2020 week 1-11
Suspected cases: 78 / 1508 / 4194
Confirmed cases: 3 / 233 / 961
Probable cases: 1 / 3 / 14
Deaths: 0 / 49 / 185
Case fatality rate (CFR [%]): 0 / 21 / 19.5
Number of states affected: 1 / 14 / 27
Local government areas (LGAs) affected: 2 / 51 / 126
- In week 13, the number of new confirmed cases decreased from 7 in week 12 [2021] to 3 cases. These were reported from Ondo
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Vaccine probes, COVID-19 surges shuffle vaccine rollout in some nations

cidrap - Tue, 13/04/2021 - 23:23
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsApr 13, 2021

Spikes continue in hot spots like Iran and Japan as the global death toll nears 3 million.

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US halts J&J COVID vaccine after reports of blood clots

cidrap - Tue, 13/04/2021 - 22:57
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsApr 13, 2021

"Right now I'd like to stress these events seem to be extremely rare."

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News Scan for Apr 13, 2021

cidrap - Tue, 13/04/2021 - 22:19
Antibiotic decline in Canada during COVIDPartnership to reduce AMR in food animalsCall for suspending wild animal marketsAvian flu in 2 countries
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COVID-19 Scan for Apr 13, 2021

cidrap - Tue, 13/04/2021 - 22:15
COVID-19 disrupts healthcareCOVID Commission Planning GroupECMO for COVID-19
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Newborns of COVID-vaccinated moms may be protected from infection

cidrap - Tue, 13/04/2021 - 21:37
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsApr 13, 2021

Studies find that antibodies pass robustly from mothers to infants in breast milk.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Leishmaniasis, visceral - Ethiopia: (OR) protection by insecticide treated nets

healthmap - Tue, 13/04/2021 - 19:49
Leishmaniasis -- Ethiopia
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused by _Leishmania_ parasites, infects mammals transmitted by _Phlebotomine_ sand-flies and mostly affects the poorest. VL distributed worldwide and prevalent in Ethiopia. Knowing the occurrence of disease and risk factors is a remedy for controlling. The aim of the study was to identify factors associated with VL.
Case control study was carried out during October-November 2019 in Borena. A 1:2 Cases and controls were
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PRO/ALL> Announcements (03): 8th Int'l Meeting on Emerging Diseases & Surveillance (IMED)

healthmap - Tue, 13/04/2021 - 19:37
Not Yet Classified -- Worldwide/Unknown
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PRO/AH/EDR> NSAID intoxication, vulture - Spain: (CT)

healthmap - Tue, 13/04/2021 - 19:35
Poisoning -- Spain
Herrero-Villar M, Delepoulle É, Suárez-Regaladao L, et al. First diclofenac intoxication in a wild avian scavenger in Europe. Science of the Total Environment 782: 146890;
- Mod.PMB
HealthMap/ProMED map of Spain: ]
[See Also:
NSAID intoxication, vulture - Asia: discontinued
NSAID intoxication, vulture - Asia (03): ketoprofen, pot. hazard
NSAID intoxication, vulture - Asia:
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PRO/PL> Pepino mosaic virus, tomato - Serbia: 1st rep (JA)

healthmap - Tue, 13/04/2021 - 04:29
Other Plant Disease -- Serbia
During a survey on tomato viruses conducted in Serbia, virus-like symptoms were observed in July 2019 in tomato plants (_Solanum lycopersicum_) grown in 2 separate plastic tunnels in Jablanica district. Affected plants showed yellow angular spots on the leaves accompanied by necrosis and distortion, as well as fruit discoloration. In these 2 tomato crops, disease incidence was estimated at 80%.
Laboratory analysis (serological, molecular and biological tests) confirmed the presence of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Hantavirus - Americas (03): USA (MT)

healthmap - Tue, 13/04/2021 - 04:28
Hantavirus -- United States
The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has confirmed that an adult man from Richland County has been diagnosed with [a] hantavirus [infection].
The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) sent out the following:
The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has confirmed that an adult male from Richland County has been diagnosed with hantavirus infection.
The individual acquired the illness while working out of state where there was an
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PRO/PL> Sudden decline, mango - Pakistan: (SD)

healthmap - Tue, 13/04/2021 - 04:24
Other Plant Disease -- Pakistan
Mangoes are under threat in Sindh by the fast-spreading mango death syndrome. "It causes the leaves and flowers to suddenly turn brown, wither, wilt and drop to the ground," explains a [mango grower]. It is for the 1st time that his orchard [of] 60 acres has been infected to such a vast extent. "Experts call it the sudden death disease. There is no other option but to cut the infected twigs and branches," he laments. "Growers also need to be more careful as the mango death syndrome can easily
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (59): Germany (BE) poultry, HPAI H5N8, OIE

healthmap - Tue, 13/04/2021 - 04:17
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Germany
Report type: immediate notification
Started: 1 Mar 2021
Confirmed: 2 Mar 2021
Reported: 8 Apr 2021
Reason for notification: recurrence
Last occurrence: 11 Jun 2017
Causal agent: highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype: H5N8
Nature of diagnosis: clinical, laboratory
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country.
New outbreaks
Summary of outbreaks
Total outbreaks (1)
Outbreak location 1: Berlin
Started: 1 Mar 2021
Epidemiological unit:
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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (132): double variants, USA, India, diagnostics, transmission in children, WHO, global

healthmap - Tue, 13/04/2021 - 04:09
COVID-19 -- Worldwide/Unknown
WHO region (no. countries/territories):
Total confirmed cases (new cases in last 24 hours) / Total deaths (new deaths in last 24 hours)
Western Pacific Region (19): 2 077 538(19 425) / 33 474 (268)
European Region (61): 47 528 894 (222 804) / 1 008 023 (2786)
South East Asia Region (10): 16 177 826 (164 704) / 228 385 (1014)
Eastern Mediterranean Region (22): 8 057 550 (48 440) /165 010 (612)
Region of the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (06): Laos, H5N6, first case

healthmap - Tue, 13/04/2021 - 03:51
Avian Influenza H5N6 -- Laos
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports the 1st human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) virus infection has been reported in Laos.
A 5-year-old boy from Luang Prabang province in northern Laos developed symptoms on [28 Feb 2021], was hospitalized and tested positive for A(H5N6) on [8 Mar 2021]. The boy recovered. He had exposure to poultry, and the poultry tested positive for H5N6. None of the contacts at home or in the hospital had the disease.
This is the 1st avian influenza A(H5N6)
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US hits record COVID vaccine distribution pace

cidrap - Mon, 12/04/2021 - 23:16
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsApr 12, 2021

"If we tried to vaccinate our way out of what is happening in Michigan, we would be disappointed that it took so long," says CDC director.

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