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PRO/AH/EDR> BSE, bovine - Ireland: (TY) atypical H-type, OIE

healthmap - 12 hours 47 min ago
BSE -- Ireland
Information received on Fri 22 May 2020 from Dr Martin Blake, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Agriculture House, Dublin, Ireland
Report type: immediate notification (final report)
Date of start of the event: 12 May 2020
Date of confirmation of the event: 13 May 2020
Report date: 22 May 2020
Date submitted to OIE: 22 May 2020
Date event resolved: 22 May 2020
Reason for notification: reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous
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PRO/AH/EDR> Invasive mosquito - Spain: (IB)

healthmap - 13 hours 1 min ago
Dengue, Zika virus, West Nile Virus -- Spain
Ibiza has been plagued with an invasion of Asian tiger mosquitoes -- 4 times bigger than normal -- as swimming pools in the vacation hotspot are left untreated during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report.
The critters -- which carry diseases like Zika virus, West Nile virus and dengue fever -- have likely thrived since the closure of hotels and holiday villas on the Spanish island, The Sun reported. [The vector of West Nile virus are in the genus _Culex_. - Mod.TY]
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Tough summer ahead for South America's COVID-19 hot spots

cidrap - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 23:56
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsMay 26, 2020

Worries are also rising about the pandemic's impact on the healthcare of Latin Americans who have noncommunicable diseases, who make up 25% of the population.

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News Scan for May 26, 2020

cidrap - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 23:54
Antibiotic prescribing in French kidsAntibiotic use in Welsh primary careProbable Ebola infectionH9N2 avian flu case in ChinaGuinea worm cases in Ethiopia
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US COVID-19 hospitalizations up as officials respond to Memorial Day festivities

cidrap - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 23:35
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMay 26, 2020

Health officials in St. Louis are calling for Lake of the Ozarks partygoers to quarantine for 14 days.

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Antibiotic use rising for sick kids in low-resource nations

cidrap - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 23:28
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMay 26, 2020

Antibiotic use among sick children under the age of 5 increased 17% from 2005 to 2017.

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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (212): Russia (Moskva) animal, cat, OIE

healthmap - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 23:07
COVID-19 -- Russia
Information received on [and dated] Tue 26 May 2020 from Dr. Nikolay Vlasov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance , Ministry of Agriculture, Moscou, Russia
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 18 May 2020
Date of confirmation of the event: 22 May 2020
Reason for notification: emerging disease
Morbidity: 1 (scale 0 to 5)
Mortality: 0 (scale 0 to 5)
Zoonotic impact: No
Causal agent: SARS-CoV-2
New outbreaks
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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (211): China, S. Korea, countries w/ high local transmission

healthmap - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 22:54
COVID-19 -- China
General trend of new downward positives and slight drop in deaths. This is what can be seen from the health monitoring data on the spread of the new coronavirus on [25 May 2020].
- 230 158 cumulative cases, increase of 300 from 23 May 2020;
- 55 300 people are currently positive for the virus;
- 141 981 people have recovered;
- 8185 patients are hospitalized with symptoms, 541 in intensive care, and 46 574 are in home isolation;
- 32 877 deaths have been reported; however, this number
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COVID-19 Scan for May 26, 2020

cidrap - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 21:18
Predictors of poor COVID-19 outcomesHigh ICU demand on West CoastCOVID-19 in kids, families
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Stay-home orders likely slowed COVID-19 spread, study finds

cidrap - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 20:44
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsMay 26, 2020

The community infection rate dropped 58% after the orders were issued.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis - Thailand: (SP) dumplings, fatal

healthmap - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 18:37
Salmonella -- Thailand
Lab results on Sunday [25 May 2020], found a dubious dish dubbed "death dumplings" after at least one woman died, contained the potentially fatal salmonella bacterium. After sale of the dumplings in southeast metro Bangkok was blamed for one death and several illnesses, the lab results, which came out yesterday, 24 May 2020, confirmed they contained _Salmonella_, according to Prakit Wongprasert of the Samut Prakan provincial health office.
Earlier this month [May 2020], a 66-year-old woman
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PRO/AH/EDR> Toxic algae - USA: (MN) dog

healthmap - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 18:35
Algae -- United States
Toxins are compounds that have a harmful effect on other cells, tissues, and organisms. In the natural environment, these toxins are generally contained within the blue-green algal cell but they are released into the water when the cell is damaged or dies.
"Blue-green algal toxins can be divided into the following groups:
1. Hepatotoxins
- Hepatotoxins cause blood to collect in the liver causing circulatory shock and can lead to death by internal hemorrhaging.
- Hepatotoxins can cause
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PRO/EDR> Foodborne illness - Pakistan: (SD) sweets, RFI

healthmap - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 17:24
Poisoning -- Pakistan
At least 40 people including women and children fell sick after eating toxic sweets in Somar Khan Phor village in Shikarpur today [Sun 24 May 2020].
20 people have been shifted to Shikarpur Civil Hospital, while others have been moved to hospitals in Rahimabad and Khanpur. According to hospital sources, all patients are suffering from food poisoning.
Affected families have demanded action against the shopkeeper for selling substandard sweets. Police said samples have been collected and
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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (210): global, Rwanda innov, Solidarity hold, Germany church, WHO

healthmap - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 16:24
COVID-19 -- Rwanda
2 Feb 2020: 17 187 / ... / 80 024 / ... / 81 589 / ... / 82 875 / ... / 82 985 / 82 992 / Mainland China
2 Feb 2020: 15 / ... / 3726 / ... / 9976 / ... / 11 190 / 11 225 / South Korea
Countries with major activity (more than 5000 cases with community spread)
2 Feb 2020: 11 / ... / 76 / ... / 215 081 / ... / 1 131 280 / ... / 1 686 436 / 1 706 226 / USA
26 Feb 2020: 1 / ... / 2 / ... / 6931 / ... / 92 109 / ... / 363 618
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PRO/AH/EDR> Tick-borne encephalitis virus spread, Eurasia

healthmap - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 05:26
Tick-borne Encephalitis -- Worldwide/Unknown
Researchers from Sechenov University together with colleagues from several Russian institutes analysed data on the RNA structure of tick-borne encephalitis [TBE] virus. Much larger than in previous studies, the data volume of the new study allowed them to estimate the age of the virus subtypes and track its spread in Eurasia. The results of the study were published in the journal Viruses [see reference below].
Tick-borne encephalitis is common in Central and Eastern Europe and a wide band
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PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Africa (10): Nigeria, retrospective, 2019

healthmap - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 05:25
Yellow Fever -- Nigeria
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
In August 2019, the country had recorded an increase in the number of yellow fever cases in Katsina, Bauchi, and Benue States. By September 2017, all 36 States in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory [FCT] had reported at least one suspected case of yellow fever. Between 1 and 31 Oct 2019, some 839 suspected cases were recorded from all states including FCT, adding up to a total of 3620 suspected cases reported in 588 LGAs [local
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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (209): Netherlands (NB) farmed mink, animal-to-human, cat, epid

healthmap - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 03:42
COVID-19 -- Netherlands
[Ministers De Jonge and Schouten report the most recent developments and research results concerning COVID-19 on mink farms].
In our letter dated [Tue 19 May 2020], we have informed you of the state of the research on the mink farms infected with SARS-CoV-2 and a 1st plausible animal-human infection of the COVID-19 virus. We inform you about the latest developments and research results.
Very recently, a 2nd case has become known on one of the infected mink farms where, most likely,
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US throngs gather amid rising COVID-19 cases as drug trial paused

cidrap - Mon, 25/05/2020 - 22:07
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsMay 25, 2020

Also, hospitals in India and Chile are reaching their limits.

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Study: Remdesivir benefits some COVID-19 patients

cidrap - Mon, 25/05/2020 - 20:24
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsMay 25, 2020

The data show the antiviral drug cut recovery time from 15 to 11 days.

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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (208): research, immunity, vaccine, diagnostics, drugs

healthmap - Mon, 25/05/2020 - 19:56
COVID-19 -- China
In the absence of effective treatment or biomedical prevention, efforts to control the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have relied on nonpharmaceutical interventions such as personal preventive actions (such as handwashing, face covers), environmental cleaning, physical distancing, stay-at-home orders, school and venue closures, and workplace restrictions adopted at the national, state, and local levels. In addition to these public health interventions, development of herd
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