[For] the onion farmers of Maharashtra, the monsoon season has brought disease. Much of the crop has been destroyed after being infected with a fungal disease called Anthracnose, which tends to attack plants in the spring when the weather is cool and wet. According to [farmers], the condition has worsened over the last 2 years. This year , rainfall was over 200 mm, which is double [the average].
Dr Anand Kumar Singh, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), confirmed that the
Information received on [and dated] 23 Oct 2020 from Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer, Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Hague, Netherlands
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 17 Oct 2020
Date of confirmation of the event: 20 Oct 2020
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 28 Sep 2018
Manifestation of disease: clinical
A highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) case was reported in South Korea on [Sun 25 Oct 2020], marking the 1st virulent bird flu case in the country in 32 months. The virulent avian influenza strain of H5N8 was discovered from a fecal sample collected from wild birds on [Wed 21 Oct 2020] in Cheonan, 92 km [approx. 57 mi] south of Seoul, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
The discovery marked the 1st highly pathogenic AI case confirmed in the country since the
A top White House official says the nation can't control COVID-19.
A day after the most daily cases ever, the global total tops 43 million infections.
Also, severity of disease may be predictive of longer-lasting antibody protection.
Public health measures that are planned or ongoing include the following:
- Entomological investigation and entomological expertise from the IPG;
- convening an expert committee to discuss the implementation of a strategy for entomological and virological surveillance of arboviruses, and vector competence of areas not yet affected;
- vector prevention: Public health measures to minimize exposure of persons to mosquitoes are imperative to prevent the spread of the virus and therefore, the
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Kai Kupferschmidt retweet of Martin Landary reporting on a trial with 2000 patients evaluating convalescent plasma as a treatment
The stem rot disease has affected the pointed gourd cultivation in some areas of Naogaon district [Rajshahi Division]. Agriculture officers said the disease is caused by a fungus infection in the stem. It infects the plants that are in their vegetative or flowering stages.
[A farmer] of the area said most of the green pointed gourd plants on his land have turned yellow as a result of stem rot disease. "I cannot recoup the production cost from the cultivation", he added. "We could not
The data suggest avoidance of care for fear of infection or for other reasons, even for life-threatening conditions.
The number of South Koreans who have died after getting flu shots has risen to 48, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Saturday [24 Oct 2020], adding that the vaccines would continue to reduce the chance of having simultaneous epidemics.
The health authorities said they found no direct link between the deaths and the shots. They plan to carry on with the state-run vaccination programme to try to avoid having to fight both the flu and the coronavirus over the
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): 703 240 (4249) / 15 134 (157)
European Region (61): 9 052 417 (221 898) / 265 998 (2049)
South East Asia Region (10): 8 811 018 (66 084) / 138 771 (832)
Eastern Mediterranean Region (22): 2 884 897 (24 624) / 73 266 (604)
Region of the Americas (54): 19 317 767 (143 313) / 619 339 (2839)
Information received on 22 Oct 2020 from Dr Rafael Enrique Rodriguez Alvarado, [Head of the Animal Health Epidemiology Department, Animal Health Technical Sub directorate, National Service for Agriculture and Livestock (SENASA), Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock], Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 24 Sep 2020
Date of confirmation of the event: 1 Oct 2020
Report date: 20 Oct 2020
Date submitted to OIE: 22 Oct 2020
More than 120 people are part of a multi-country _Salmonella_ outbreak linked to Brazil nuts. Since August 2019, the outbreak, caused by _Salmonella_ Typhimurium and _Salmonella_ Anatum, has affected 3 European Union countries, the United Kingdom and Canada. The United States was one of more than 30 countries that received Brazil nuts from Bolivia contaminated with _Salmonella_.
In total, 123 cases of _Salmonella_ Typhimurium have been reported, of which 105 were in the UK, 14 in France, 3
Citation: Salmeron P, Vinado B, El Ouazzani R, et al.: Antimicrobial susceptibility of _Neisseria gonorrhoeae_ in Barcelona during a 5-year period, 2013 to 2017. Euro Surveill. 2020; 25(42):1900576; doi: .
Introduction. Gonorrhoea is the 2nd most reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI), after chlamydia. Untreated gonorrhoea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility in women and epididymitis and orchitis in men. In the European Union/European Economic Area
Information received on [and dated] 21 Oct 2020 from Dr. Norio Kumagai, Director, Chief Veterinary Officer, Animal Health Division, Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tokyo, Japan
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 8 Oct 2020
Date of confirmation of the event: 18 Oct 2020
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent: _Vibrio parahaemolyticus_