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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (21): health systems, vaccines, variants, skin, WHO, global

healthmap - Sun, 17/01/2021 - 20:10
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)
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Western Pacific Region (19): 1 253 191 (12 824) / 22 147 (230)
European Region (61): 30 302 258 (219 615) / 661 614 (5833)
South East Asia Region (10): 12 430 476 (30 500) / 190 688 (450)
Eastern Mediterranean Region (22): 5 309 701 (29 130) / 127 388 (397)
Region of the Americas (54): 40 922 526 (372 931) / 947 544
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (02): Kenya, vaccine stockpile

healthmap - Sun, 17/01/2021 - 16:51
Ebola -- Kenya
Kenya will get access to 500 000 doses of Ebola vaccine that can be used in case of an outbreak. No Ebola case has ever been reported in Kenya, but there is always a risk because of outbreaks in neighbouring countries.
The 0.5 million doses have been secured by Gavi, the vaccine alliance that is also procuring vaccines for Covid-19.
Gavi said the stockpile will be accessible free of charge if there is an outbreak. The country will also receive funding to conduct immunisation in case of
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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (20): animal, deer, experimental infection

healthmap - Sat, 16/01/2021 - 23:57
COVID-19 -- Worldwide/Unknown
The origin of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus causing the global coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic, remains a mystery. Current evidence suggests a likely spillover into humans from an animal reservoir. Understanding the host range and identifying animal species that are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection may help to elucidate the origin of the virus and the mechanisms underlying cross-species transmission to humans. Here we demonstrated that
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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (19): variant, Americas PAHO, vaccine, WHO, global

healthmap - Sat, 16/01/2021 - 23:42
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)
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Western Pacific Region (19): 1 240 368 (12 746) / 21 917 (161)
European Region (61): 30 080 083 (250 027) / 655 597 (5768)
South East Asia Region (10): 12 399 976 (29 875) / 190 238 (522)
Eastern Mediterranean Region (22): 5 280 571 (27 761) / 126 991 (410)
Region of the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rift Valley fever - Eastern Africa: Kenya (IS, GA) goat, sheep, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 16/01/2021 - 23:33
Rift Valley Fever -- Kenya
Information received on [and dated] 15 Jan 2021 from Dr. Obadiah Nyaga Njagi, Director of Veterinary Services, Directorate of Veterinary Services, State Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Nairobi, Kenya
Summary
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 19 Nov 2020
Date of confirmation of the event: 7 Jan 2021
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 21 Mar 2019
Manifestation of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Mycobacterium pinnipedii - Australia: (SA) sea lion

healthmap - Sat, 16/01/2021 - 05:29
Tuberculosis -- Australia
- A sea lion on Kangaroo Island [South Australia] was found to have died from tuberculosis
- The disease can be passed on to humans but only with very close contact
- Scientists who wrote a paper on the discovery hope it prompts more research
An animal scientist wants more Australian sea lions tested for tuberculosis after one of the creatures was found to have died from the disease on Kangaroo Island.
The 3-year-old juvenile sea lion was found dead on a beach at Kingscote in 2017, but
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Biden details 5-step COVID vaccine plan, names new lead for vaccines

cidrap - Fri, 15/01/2021 - 23:30
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJan 15, 2021

"We're sparing no effort in getting Americans vaccinated," Biden says.

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Pandemic deaths top 2 million; crisis deepens in Americas

cidrap - Fri, 15/01/2021 - 22:46
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJan 15, 2021

Rapid exponential rises in cases are occurring in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Chile.

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COVID surges in Arizona as CDC warns it could get worse

cidrap - Fri, 15/01/2021 - 21:33
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJan 15, 2021

The CDC warns the new B117 variant could well be the dominant strain within 2 months.

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COVID may cut US life expectancy, especially in blacks, Latinos

cidrap - Fri, 15/01/2021 - 21:06
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsJan 15, 2021

Black Americans may expect to die 2.10 years sooner, and Latinos 3.05 years earlier.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, st Miami - USA: FDA, RFI

healthmap - Fri, 15/01/2021 - 20:20
Salmonella -- United States
A new _Salmonella [enterica_ serotype] Miami outbreak has been announced by the FDA in their CORE Table []. The only information we have is that 48 people are sick. No food or establishment has been identified. We don't know the patient age range, where the patients live, illness onset dates, or if anyone has been hospitalized. A traceback investigation has been launched.
_Salmonella_ outbreaks in the past few years have been linked to dried wood ear mushrooms, backyard poultry, peaches,
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News Scan for Jan 15, 2021

cidrap - Fri, 15/01/2021 - 19:43
COVID-19 in pregnant womenCOVID immunity & disease spreadHigh-dose flu vaccine safetyH5N6, H9N2 flu cases in ChinaPolio in 3 countries
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 15, 2021

cidrap - Fri, 15/01/2021 - 19:39
Non-prescription antibiotic dispensing in AfricaAntibiotic prescribing in Iran
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PRO/AH> Skin rash - USA: (MT) prison, scabies susp

healthmap - Fri, 15/01/2021 - 19:23
Scabies -- United States
Officials at Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby confirm with NBC Montana that several inmates have experienced various forms of a skin rash that they are currently presuming out of an abundance of caution to be scabies.
They add there has not yet been a definitive clinical diagnosis.
Thus far 9 inmates have been treated for the rash.
Officials add, skin conditions such as these are a common occurrence in correctional facilities of all types and sizes, and our staff are
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PRO/AH/EDR> White nose syndrome, bats - North America: USA (MT)

healthmap - Fri, 15/01/2021 - 19:06
White nose syndrome -- United States
Samples taken in 6 eastern Montana counties this past summer [2020] have tested positive for the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) disease in bats.
The presence of the fungus _Pseudogymnoascus destructans_ (Pd) does not necessarily confirm the presence of the disease, but biologists are closely monitoring the situation, and further sampling and testing will be conducted. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) staff is asking the public to report any dead or dying bats they observe
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PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Africa (01): Eithiopia, Sub-Sahara Africa vaccination

healthmap - Fri, 15/01/2021 - 18:41
Yellow Fever -- Worldwide/Unknown
A yellow fever vaccination campaign targeting to reach 700 000 people in certain regions of Ethiopia has achieved 93% of its target amid the COVID-19 outbreak's challenges, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Monday [11 Jan 2021].
The vaccination campaign was conducted last November [2020] in the country's Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Region (SNNPR) and Oromia region.
It aimed to put an end to the spread of a yellow fever outbreak that was first reported in
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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (18): vaccine, SIREN study, snippets, China, WHO, global

healthmap - Fri, 15/01/2021 - 17:04
COVID-19 -- United Kingdom
Abstract
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Background
Efficacious vaccines are urgently needed to contain the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). A candidate vaccine, Ad26.COV2.S, is a recombinant, replication-incompetent adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26) vector encoding a full-length and stabilized SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.
Methods
In this multicenter, placebo-controlled, phase 1-2a trial, we randomly assigned healthy
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (10): Cambodia (BA) poultry, HPAI H5N1, OIE

healthmap - Fri, 15/01/2021 - 16:04
Avian Influenza H5N1 -- Cambodia
Information received on [and dated] 14 Jan 2021 from Mr. Phannara Tan, Director General, General Directorate of Animal Health and Production, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 5 Jan 2021
Date of confirmation of the event: 11 Jan 2021
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 26 Apr 2019
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal
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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (17): animal, China, origin, WHO experts mission

healthmap - Fri, 15/01/2021 - 01:31
COVID-19 -- China
A panel of scientists from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, on Thursday [14 Jan 2021] to cooperate with their Chinese peers in researching on the potential origin of the novel coronavirus.
The WHO team underwent throat swabs and serum antibody tests for the coronavirus at the airport. They will go through the required quarantine procedures before conducting field work.
During the quarantine period, the WHO experts and
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Global COVID deaths near 2 million as hospitals struggle

cidrap - Thu, 14/01/2021 - 23:25
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJan 14, 2021

In the UK, the rate for hospital admissions reaches new heights.

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