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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (40): eye problems, guidelines, vaccine

healthmap - 4 hours 17 min ago
Ebola -- Worldwide/Unknown
Hoisted onto the operating table by a nurse, AC, a spunky 8-year-old, crossed her skinny ankles jauntily and held stock-still as doctors numbed her eye and then pierced it with a needle to withdraw a sample of fluid.
Up to 2 years ago, Ebola nearly took AC's life. Now, complications from it are threatening her sight.
She came with her mother to an eye hospital here in late July [2017], hoping for surgery to remove a dense cataract that had clouded the lens of her right eye, erasing most
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PRO/AH/EDR> Scrub typhus - Nepal (11): (CT) more cases

healthmap - 4 hours 38 min ago
Scrub Typhus -- Nepal
As many as 265 people have been found infected with scrub typhus in Chitwan in the last 3 months. According to the District Public Health Office, Chitwan, the number of people infected with the infectious mite-borne disease that is caused by _Orientia tsutsugamushi_ has been on the rise in the district.
Fever, headache, swollen lymph nodes, muscular rash and body pain are among the symptoms of scrub typhus.
_Orientia tsutsugamushi_ is transmitted by a mite that feeds on forest and rural
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PRO/EDR> Legionellosis - Europe (12): Spain (Mallorca) fatal, resort, RFI

healthmap - 4 hours 40 min ago
Legionnaires' -- Spain
Health authorities in Spain have revealed the man who died from an outbreak of Legionnaires' in a Mallorcan holiday resort was a British tourist. They also said another 13 of the 19 people now known to have been affected so far in the unresolved outbreak were also holidaymakers from the UK.
The holidaymakers were struck down in Palmanova, which neighbours Magaluf, with 8 people all staying at the same unnamed hotel.
Regional health authority boss Maria Ramos said one British tourist, a
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PRO/EDR> Legionellosis - USA (17): (IL) vet home, updated water treatment, new cases

healthmap - 5 hours 1 min ago
Legionnaires' -- United States
The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs said [Wed 18 Oct 2017] that 2 residents at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy contracted Legionnaires' disease.
Department spokesman Dave MacDonna said one resident died last week [week of Sun 8 Oct 2017], although officials believe the death resulted from a "long, complex medical history" and was not the direct result of Legionnaires' disease. MacDonna said the other resident is recovering.
MacDonna said staff at the home is using monitoring
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - India (17): (AD) ovine, humans

healthmap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 23:56
Anthrax -- India
A total of 3 people were hospitalised in Anantapur's Government General Hospital (GGH) in Andhra Pradesh on [Wed 18 Oct 2017], after they showed symptoms of anthrax. The Times of India identified them as Ba (30), Ra (35) and La (55), who were natives of Chettumorampalli village, and developed blisters and fell ill, after consuming sheep meat around 10 days ago. The doctors at GGH set-up an isolated ward for the patients, and said that they were stable. They also asked authorities to check if
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis E - Niger (07): (DF)

healthmap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 23:53
Hepatitis E -- Niger
New cases of hepatitis E are still being presented and recorded in the region of Diffa. Since the declaration of the epidemic by the Health authorities on the [Wed 19 Apr] 2017, a total of 1987 cases have been declared with 38 deaths recorded. Up to [Tue 25 Apr 2017] the mortality rate was 29 percent dropping to 1.91 percent by [Thu 12 Oct 2017]. Analysis of reported cases reveal that women and people aged 15 and over are the most likely affected.
Personnel from the Health authorities and
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News Scan for Oct 20, 2017

cidrap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 23:03
Marburg virus in UgandaPolio in Afghanistan and SyriaSalmonella outbreak probe endsTdap coverage in pregnancy
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Flu Scan for Oct 20, 2017

cidrap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 22:56
IV zanamivir in kidsH5N8 in Italy
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis - USA (11): (LA) jambalaya

healthmap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 21:37
Salmonella -- United States
Health officials said a mass illness in Caldwell Parish that caused hundreds of people to get sick is salmonellosis. So far, they've confirmed 49 cases of a gastrointestinal illness and 31 of those people have been hospitalized, but officials expect that more people will get sick soon.
According to state health officials, the source is believed to be plates of jambalaya that were served at a community fundraiser on [Mon 16 Oct 2017]. They believe anyone who ate the jambalaya is at risk of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Marburg virus disease - Uganda (02): (QW)

healthmap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 21:34
Marburg Fever -- Uganda
Uganda Virus Research Institute [UVRI] has confirmed cases of the deadly Marburg virus in Kween district on the western slopes of Mt Elgon in Eastern Uganda. 2 people have died from the deadly hemorrhagic fever.
The Ministry of Health is sending an emergency response team to the district.
The public is urged to be vigilant and report suspected cases.
Symptoms of the Marburg virus include nausea and vomiting, diarrhea (may be bloody), red eyes, raised rash, chest pain and cough, sore
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'Big Chicken' tells the story of antibiotic use, misuse in the poultry industry

cidrap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 20:29
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 20, 2017

New book examines how the discovery that antibiotics in chickenfeed enhanced growth of chicks fueled the growth of antibiotic resistance.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Canine influenza - USA (08): alert

healthmap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 19:09
Canine Influenza -- United States
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PRO/AH/EDR> Monkeypox - Africa (13): Nigeria (DE)

healthmap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 18:21
Monkeypox -- Nigeria
About 9 persons have been allegedly hospitalised as the dreaded monkeypox disease hit Delta state.
Sources told our correspondent on [Thu 19 Oct 2017] that 6 of the affected persons were from Agbor, where the state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, hails from.
A doctor at the Federal Medical Centre Asaba, who confirmed the development to The Punch said the remaining victims were from around the state capital.
It was gathered that the victims were diagnosed of the disease on [Wed 18 Oct
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, st Enteritidis - Canada (05): frozen chicken, alert, recall

healthmap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 18:19
Salmonella -- Canada
This notice has been updated to include information about a food recall warning that has been issued as part of the ongoing outbreak investigation. The Public Health Agency of Canada advises consumers not to eat the recalled food products. Additional illnesses have also been reported in British Columbia (1), Alberta (1), and Ontario (3), bringing the total to 18 cases of illnesses under investigation.
Why you should take note?
The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with
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PRO/AH/EDR> Plague - Madagascar (22): fatal

healthmap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 17:15
Plague -- Madagascar
14 Sep 2017 / 28 / 5
30 Sep 2017 / 73 / 17 / 3
3 Oct 2017 / 194 / 30 / 40
5 Oct 2017 / 258 / 36 / 32
7 Oct 2017 / 343 / 42 / 43
8 Oct 2017 / 387 / 45 / 44
9 Oct 2017 / 449 / 48 / 62
10 Oct 2017 / 500 / 54 / 51
11 Oct 2017 / 561 / 57 / 61
13 Oct 2017 / 684 / 57 / 61
16 Oct 2017 / 805 / 74 / 40
17 Oct 2017 / 878 / 80 / 44
18 Oct 2017 / 1032 / 89 / 164
- Mod. LL
Maps of Madagascar can be seen at and . - Sr.Tech.Ed.MJ]
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Plague - Madagascar (21): fatal, numbers growing,
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PRO/EDR> Influenza (29): WHO global update, research

healthmap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 17:11
Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Influenza -- Worldwide/Unknown
Influenza activity remained at low levels in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere. Declining levels of influenza activity were reported in the temperate zone of the southern hemisphere and in some countries of South and South East Asia. In Central America and the Caribbean, low influenza activity was reported in a few countries. Worldwide, influenza A(H3N2) and B viruses accounted for the majority of influenza detections.
- In temperate South America, influenza
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WHO supports containment of rare virus on Uganda-Kenya border

who - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 11:15
WHO supports containment of rare virus on Uganda-Kenya border
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PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (32): global (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria), WPV1, cVDPV2

healthmap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 03:13
Polio -- Pakistan
New wild poliovirus cases reported this week: 1
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2017: 12
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2016: 37
New cVDPV cases reported this week: 4
Total number of cVDPV cases in 2017: 61
Total number of cVDPV cases in 2016: 5
- On [Tue 17 Oct 2017] , Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, announced with great sadness the death of Dr Mahmoud M Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the
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PRO/EDR> Meningitis, meningococcal - Japan: airplane exposure, boy scouts, 2015

healthmap - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 00:03
Meningitis - Neisseria -- Japan
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3. Exposure of passengers and flight crew to Mycobacterium tuberculosis on commercial aircraft, 1992-1995. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - India (16): (OR) elephant, susp

healthmap - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 23:52
Anthrax -- India
The death of an adult female elephant near Phulbadia village, bordering Similipal National Park, sparked controversy as an activist raised allegation of poaching, even as the forest officials suspected a remote possibility of anthrax."The female adult was around 20 years old. She used to come here in a herd of 3 elephants since the past 3 days. She was often found roaming within the boundary of Similipal forest and in the surrounding paddy fields. She might have died 48 hours back due to
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