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PRO/AH/EDR> Novel coronavirus (12): China (HU) new fatality, healthcare workers, WHO

healthmap - 3 hours 49 min ago
Coronavirus -- China
Second case of imported new coronavirus pneumonia confirmed in Shanghai. The patient is a 35-year-old male resident in Shanghai. He went to Wuhan on the evening of [8 Jan 2020] and returned to Shanghai on [11 Jan 2020]. He developed fever, cough, and runny nose. He was admitted to the hospital for isolation and treatment after attending a fever clinic on [16 Jan 2020]. After detection by the city's disease control department, the new coronavirus nucleic acid test result was positive. Expert
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PRO> Lassa fever - West Africa (04): Liberia (GB)

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Lassa Fever -- Liberia
The Surveillance Officer of Grand Bassa County Health team has confirmed to FrontPage Africa that there is a Lassa fever outbreak in District 4, Grand Bassa County leading to 3 deaths and 20 others confirmed infected with the virus.
Gabriel B. Kassay said over 60 specimens were taken to Monrovia for testing as a result of the outbreak.
"Out of the 60 plus, over 20 specimens were confirmed affected with Lassa fever," he said, adding that 3 persons have died from the disease at the Liberia
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PRO/PL> Internal fruit rot, capsicum - Australia: call for samples

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Other Plant Disease -- Australia
Internal rot of capsicums and chillies is a major ongoing issue for Australian growers, typically those in warm, humid growing areas. It affects both field and greenhouse grown fruit, especially if humidity is not well controlled. The disease generally affects the seed inside the fruit rather than the edible portion.
Although infection is believed to occur at flowering, the disease usually does not develop until the capsicum/ chilli starts to ripen, with spread most rapid after harvest. As
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PRO/AH/EDR> Lassa fever - West Africa (03): Nigeria

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Lassa Fever -- Nigeria
Key points
Table 1: Summary of current week [01] indicators
Suspected cases (Negative) 98 (80)
Confirmed cases 18
Deaths (Confirmed cases) 2
Case Fatality Rate (CFR) 11.1%
Number of States affected: 18
LGAs affected (Confirmed cases): 11
Table 2: Cumulative data compared to previous year (week 1 - current week [01])
Suspected cases (Negative) / Confirmed cases / Deaths (Confirmed cases) CFR
2019 2020 / 2019 2020 / 2019 2020 / 2019 2020
57(32) 98(80) /
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (12): Czech Republic (VY) backyard poultry, HPAI H5N8, OIE

healthmap - Mon, 20/01/2020 - 21:56
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Czech Republic
Information received on [and dated] 20 Jan 2020 from Dr. Zbynek Semerad, Director General, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 17 Jan 2020
Date of confirmation of the event: 17 Jan 2020
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: Highly pathogenic avian influenza [HPAI] virus
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Indonesia (02): (YO) livestock, human

healthmap - Mon, 20/01/2020 - 21:55
Anthrax -- Indonesia
The Indonesian Health Ministry had declared an anthrax outbreak status in Gunung Kidul District, Yogyakarta Province, made effective from [28 Dec 2019] to [6 Jan 2020], the ministry's top official stated on [Fri 17 Jan 2020].
The status came into effect from the day the 1st anthrax case came to light in Ponjong Sub-district's area and then spread to Semanu, Sub-district, Director General for Infectious Disease Control and Prevention at the Health Ministry Anung Sugihantoro stated. However,
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New coronavirus infects health workers, spreads to Korea

cidrap - Mon, 20/01/2020 - 20:47
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJan 20, 2020

Fourteen health workers are now infected in the 218-case nCoV outbreak.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Americas (02): Brazil, monkey, alert

healthmap - Mon, 20/01/2020 - 16:46
Yellow Fever -- Brazil
With the arrival of summer when the occurrence of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, such as yellow fever, increases, the Brazilian Ministry of Health is alerting the population to get vaccinated against the disease.
The alert is mainly focused on the population that lives in the South and Southeast regions of the country due to the confirmation of 38 monkey deaths in the states of Parana (34), Sao Paulo (3), and Santa Catarina (1). In total, 1087 reports of suspected monkey deaths were
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PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed illness - DR Congo: (MA) fatal, RFI

healthmap - Mon, 20/01/2020 - 16:45
Undiagnosed -- DR Congo
An unknown disease has already killed 5 people at Kiri General Hospital, in the province of Mai-Ndombe, in the west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the authorities.
The provincial minister of public health has said that all measures are underway to detect [diagnose?] the mysterious disease.
"Admittedly, this was an abnormal situation; however, the situation is manageable because we have just gone into this health facility and we have tried to carry out
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PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (09): Pakistan (KP) 1st WPV1 case in 2020, cVDPV2, RFI

healthmap - Mon, 20/01/2020 - 16:44
Polio -- Pakistan
Province / 2019
Punjab / 1
Sindh / 0
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa / 12
Balochistan / 0
Gilgit-Baltistan / 4
Azad Jammu & Kashmir / 0
Islamabad Capital territory (ICT) / 1
Total polio cases / 18
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[Until today [19 Jan 2019], the End Polio Pakistan website was showing a total of 12 cases of cVDPV2 occurring in the country. This total has increased by 6 additional cases to 18, with dates of onset in 2019. Cases have occurred in 4 different provinces/regions:
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PRO/AH/EDR> Novel coronavirus (11): China (HU), South Korea ex China

healthmap - Mon, 20/01/2020 - 06:10
Coronavirus -- China
An unexplained pneumonia in China caused the Korean quarantine authorities to strengthen the quarantine, and a fever-sensing camera is installed to monitor the body temperature of Chinese tourists who entered Korea at Incheon Port 1 International Passenger Terminal.
Pneumonia confirmed by the new coronavirus, which is prevalent in Wuhan, China, was confirmed for the first time on [20 Jan 2020]. According to health officials, a Chinese woman, A, who arrived at Incheon International Airport
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ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 17, 2020

cidrap - Mon, 20/01/2020 - 04:12
Suboptimal antibiotics in children's hospitalsDiscordant antibiotics for kids' UTIsCeftazidime-avibactam resistanceAntifungal stewardshipAMR in low-resource nationsIllegal antibiotic sales in ChinaAntibiotic use in VietnamMonoclonal antibodies for superbugsID consult and death, prescribingC diff carriage and farm living
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PRO/AH/EDR> Novel coronavirus (10): China (HU, GD, BJ)

healthmap - Mon, 20/01/2020 - 03:12
Coronavirus -- China
On [18 Jan 2020], 0 cases were cured, 5 cases were discharged, 59 cases were newly added, and 1 died. On [19 Jan 2020], 0-22 hours, 1 case was discharged, and 77 cases were newly added.
On the basis of continuously regulating the operation of pre-screening and triage of all types of medical institutions at all levels, our city has further increased the screening of suspected cases of pneumonia due to new coronavirus in accordance with the newly revised pneumonia diagnosis and treatment plan
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PRO/AH/EDR> Novel coronavirus (09): China, 1st diagnostic test

healthmap - Sun, 19/01/2020 - 23:18
Coronavirus -- China
Clinical samples and CoV cell culture supernatants
Respiratory samples were obtained during 2019 from patients hospitalized at Charite medical center and tested by the NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel (Luminex) or in cases of MERS-CoV by the MERS-CoV upE assay as published before (1). Cell culture super-natants from typed coronaviruses were available at our research and clinical laboratories. The typed avian influenza virus RNA (H5N1) was obtained from the German Society for Promotion of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Chronic wasting disease - North America (02): mode of spread

healthmap - Sun, 19/01/2020 - 23:05
Chronic Wasting Disease -- Worldwide/Unknown
A new study was the 1st to find in vitro evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in samples of deer semen, the kind typically used for breeding purposes on deer farms. The study was published in PLOS One.
Tracy Nichols, PhD, an author of the study and a cervid health specialist staff officer with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), said the findings will not provoke a change in policy at this time. Instead they offer a necessary starting point in investigations concerning
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PRO/AH/EDR> Influenza (02): WHO global update, Asia, Americas

healthmap - Sun, 19/01/2020 - 22:50
Influenza -- Worldwide/Unknown
Information in this report is categorized by influenza transmission zones, which are geographical groups of countries, areas or territories with similar influenza transmission patterns
In the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere, respiratory illness indicators and influenza activity continued to increase in most countries.
In North America, influenza activity further increased, and although all seasonal influenza subtypes were co-circulating, there was a high
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Wuhan nCoV outbreak quadruples, spreads within China

cidrap - Sun, 19/01/2020 - 22:38
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJan 19, 2020

A surge in the last past 2 days lifts the outbreak total to 198, with 1 new case in Shenzhen.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (11): Czech Republic (JK) poultry, HPAI H5N8

healthmap - Sun, 19/01/2020 - 17:18
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Czech Republic
The presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in the Czech Republic 3 years after the previous event. The outbreak affects a small poultry farm in Stepanov nad Svratkou, in the Vysocina Region. The virus was introduced by wild water birds. It is a highly pathogenic subtype of H5N8 virus, fatal to birds, but transmission to humans has not yet been reported.
The infected stock were 12 hens, 6 of which died within 2 days, and there were 3 ducks. Veterinary inspectors
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PRO/EDR> Acute flaccid myelitis - North America: USA, CDC alerts

healthmap - Sun, 19/01/2020 - 17:03
Other Human Disease -- United States
CDC is facing criticism over its response to a polio-like illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 10 additional cases of acute flaccid myelitis.
An Ohio teen is determined to walk again despite doctors' warnings that she may not after she contracted a rare polio-like illness that's left her paralyzed from the waist down.
IK, a catcher on her middle school's softball team, said it started with what felt like a cramp in her leg on Christmas. "I just thought,
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PRO/AH/EDR> Trichinellosis - Italy (PM): wild boar consumption

healthmap - Sun, 19/01/2020 - 16:58
Trichinosis -- Italy
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