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PRO/EDR> Syphilis - Canada (04): (AB) RFI

healthmap - 5 hours 31 min ago
Syphilis -- Canada
Alberta is declaring a provincial outbreak following a continued rapid rise of syphilis cases across the province. "Sexually transmitted infections are a risk to anyone who is sexually active, particularly people who have new sex partners and are not using protection," said Dr Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health. Hinshaw said testing and treatment are freely available to Albertans. "I encourage anyone who is sexually active to get tested regularly," she said.
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PRO/AH/EDR> Vesicular stomatitis - USA (05): (CO,TX) horse

healthmap - 5 hours 35 min ago
Vesicular Stomatitis -- United States
Vesicular stomatitis is a viral disease that primarily affects horses and cattle and occasionally swine, sheep, goats, llamas, and alpacas. The transmission process of VSV is not completely understood but includes insect vectors such as black flies, sand flies, and biting midges.
The incubation period ranges from 2-8 days. Clinical signs include vesicles, erosions, and sloughing of the skin on the muzzle, tongue, ears, teats, and coronary bands. Often excessive salivation is the 1st sign of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (37): Americas (Canada, USA) bat, fox, human

healthmap - 5 hours 41 min ago
Rabies -- Canada
A British Columbia man has died of a rare viral rabies infection, the 1st such case in the province since 2003. Provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry says the man was in contact with a bat in mid-May [2019] and developed symptoms compatible with rabies 6 weeks later. She says in a news release that while the exposure in this case was on Vancouver Island, bats in all areas of BC are known to carry rabies.
The Health Ministry is not releasing further information about the man to ensure
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - USA (06): (TX) more outbreaks

healthmap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 23:24
Anthrax -- United States
Since the 9 Jul 2019 update, anthrax has been detected on 3 additional premises in southwest Sutton County and one premises in southcentral Crockett County. The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) quarantined the premises after animals tested positive for the reportable disease.
To date, 8 premises in 3 Texas counties have had animals confirmed with anthrax. Animals include the following species: antelope, goat, horses and cattle. Producers have been advised on vaccinating exposed animals
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WHO declares public health emergency over DRC Ebola

cidrap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 23:23
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJul 17, 2019

In other developments, details emerged about a DRC woman who died from Ebola after visiting Uganda and the DRC total climbed to 2,522.

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News Scan for Jul 17, 2019

cidrap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 22:58
MERS in Saudi ArabiaGround bison E coliExecutive flu vaccine action
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Kazakhstan: (Turkestan) cattle graves, still safe

healthmap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 22:56
Anthrax -- Kazakhstan
There is no threat of anthrax in the animal burial site in Arys, says the press service of the akim [mayor] of the Turkestan region. "No threat has been found in the animal burial site located on the territory of Arys connected with anthrax. There are 2 animal burial sites in Arys. One is located in Dermen; another one [is] in Kozhatogay rural county. Both of them are under control," said Omirkul Omaroc, head of Arys city territorial inspection.
He said the burial sites have not been
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 17, 2019

cidrap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 22:56
FDA approves new combo antibacterialNew Candida auris cladePharmacist review and antibiotic use
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PRO/EDR> Legionellosis - USA (14): (GA) hotel

healthmap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 17:42
Legionnaires' -- United States
Officials said 5 guests who stayed at a prominent downtown Atlanta hotel have become sick with legionnaires' disease, prompting an investigation of the hotel on [Mon 15 Jul 2019]. "Based on epidemiological evidence we have an outbreak among people who stayed at the [Sheraton Atlanta] during the same time period," said Nancy Nydam, director of communications at Georgia Department of Public Health, on [Tue 16 Jul 2019].
Legionnaires' is a serious form of pneumonia that is non-contagious.
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PRO/EDR> Syphilis - Canada (03): (ON) meth/IDU

healthmap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 09:11
Syphilis -- Canada
The Northwestern Health Unit is reporting an increase in cases of syphilis in its region, which stretches from the Manitoba border east to Pickle Lake and Atikokan. The region typically sees fewer than 5 cases a year of the disease, according to medical officer of health Dr Kit Young Hoon. So far, it's seen around 40 since last August [2018].
"People should be making an effort to protect themselves," Young Hoon told CBC, "so using condoms, using dental dams [latex or polyurethane sheets
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PRO/AH> Equine viral arteritis - Poland: (WP) OIE

healthmap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 09:07
Other Animal Disease -- Poland
Information received on [and dated] 15 Jul 2019 from Dr Pawel Niemczuk, chief veterinary officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, POL Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Warsaw, Poland
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 23 Jun 2019
Date of confirmation of the event: 26 Jun 2019
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: June 2010
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
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PRO/AH/EDR> E. coli EHEC - USA, Canada: O103, O121, ground bison, alert, recall

healthmap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 09:05
E. coli -- United States
An international investigation is under way as public health officials report more than 20 people have been infected with _Escherichia coli_ linked to ground bison, which is now under recall. "As of 16 Jul 2019, Northfork Bison Distributions Inc is voluntarily recalling its ground bison, referred to as Bison Ground, and its ground bison patties, referred to as Bison Burgers and/or Buffalo Burgers, produced between 22 Feb 2019, and 30 Apr 2019," according to a public alert posted today by the
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PRO/AH/EDR> BSE, cattle - Spain (02): (GA) atypical H-type, OIE

healthmap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 08:50
BSE -- Spain
Information received on 16 Jul 2019 from Dr Valentin Almansa, director general, [Health of Agricultural Production, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food], Madrid, Spain.
Report type: immediate notification (final report)
Date of start of the event: 3 Jul 2019
Date of confirmation of the event: 10 Jul 2019
Date of event resolved: 10 Jul 2019
Reason for notification: reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 19 Feb 2019
Manifestation of disease:
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PRO/AH/EDR> Japanese encephalitis - Malaysia: (SA) human, pig

healthmap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 08:48
Japanese Encephalitis -- Malaysia
The Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus has been detected in Tambunan [Sabah], about 100 km (62 mi) from [the state capital, Kota Kinabalu], says the state agriculture and food industries minister Datuk Junz Wong on [Tue 16 Jul 2019]. He said Health Department officials in Sabah had detected the virus in a pig farm in Kampung Lubang, Tambunan on [11 Jul 2019].
On being informed, the Department of Veterinary Services started inspection at all 7 pig farms within the vicinity. "My officers are
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rodenticide poisoning - Norway: red fox

healthmap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 08:45
Poisoning -- Norway
Traditional rat poison causes small rodents to die from internal bleeding within a few days. The active substances prevent the blood from clotting. Norway banned the use of rat poison by private individuals in 2014. Yet researchers have found active substances from rodenticides in 54% of the red foxes they examined, according to a recent study.
"We were surprised how many of the foxes had consumed rat poison. The discovery worries us," says veterinarian and doctoral student Kristin Opdal
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PRO/AH/EDR> Japanese encephalitis & other - India (18): (AR)

healthmap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 08:38
Japanese Encephalitis -- India
As many as 11 positive cases of Japanese encephalitis (JE) have been detected in Arunachal Pradesh, a statement from the health department said on Monday [15 Jul 2019].
JE is a flavivirus related to dengue, yellow fever and West Nile viruses, and is spread by mosquitoes. JE is the main cause of viral encephalitis in many countries of Asia with an estimated 68 000 clinical cases every year.
Lobsang Jampa, the state's senior statistical officer for integrated disease surveillance programme
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PRO/AH/EDR> E. coli EHEC - Iceland (03): O26, ice cream susp

healthmap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 08:35
E. coli -- Iceland
At least 3 children have developed kidney failure after being diagnosed with _Escherichia coli_ infections that are linked to eating ice cream from a farm. A cluster of infections due to Shiga toxin producing enterohemorrhagic _E. coli_ (EHEC) O26:H11 has been traced to the tourist attraction Efstidalur II farm in Blaskogabyggd in the south of Iceland.
The 17 ill children are aged between 14 months and 12 years. At least 3 of them developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a severe
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - India (06): (AD) human

healthmap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 08:32
Anthrax -- India
Two people from Madagada village in Araku mandal who were admitted to King George Hospital with symptoms of cutaneous anthrax tested positive for the disease on Saturday [13 Jul 2019], sparking panic in the Agency area.
"In the case of Araku mandal, both persons who were affected with anthrax allegedly cut the meat which was purchased from a weekly shandy [street market]," said Mr Kalyan Prasad, an official from the Health Department and the nodal officer for swine flu. "After consuming
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PRO/AH/EDR> Toxic algae - Canada: (NB) dog

healthmap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 08:25
Algae -- Canada
A dog that went swimming in a New Brunswick river notorious for toxic algae has died, and animal welfare experts are warning pet owners of the risk. The dog was playing in the St John River in Fredericton when it began to vomit, according to a vet who treated the animal. The dog's owners rushed the animal to the vet, but it died shortly after arrival.
Veterinarian Dr Colleen Bray said she believes because of the dog's signs and the suddenness of its death, it likely came in contact with
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PRO/AH> Equine influenza - UK (11): horse, EIV H3N8 Florida clade 1, spread

healthmap - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 08:21
Equine Influenza -- United Kingdom
More than 200 cases of equine influenza (EI) have been confirmed by laboratory testing in Britain so far this year [2019], compared with just 2 outbreaks [see comment] reported in 2018. Dr Richard Newton, The Animal Health Trust's (AHT) Director of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance, said the effect of increased horse movement and mixing of horses at events in the summer was a contributing factor.
The latest 3 cases were confirmed on 10 and 11 Jul [2019].
On 10 Jul 2019, The Animal
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