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There have been 5 well-documented survivors in North America: one in the US in 1978, one in Mexico in 2003, 2 additional survivors from the US in 2013, and one from the US in
The 1st confirmed Colorado case of hantavirus in 2019 has recently been reported, according to Northeast Colorado Health Department Public Information Officer Alicea Einspahr.
Einspahr said in a press release this serves as a good reminder that the virus is found throughout the state, including in Northeast Colorado.
Human cases infrequently occur however, the illness is severe and potentially life-threatening if not identified early.
Hantavirus is a respiratory disease carried by
In the 4 days since the last update (see MERS-CoV (48): Saudi Arabia (RI) WHO http://promedmail.org/post/20190518.6475362), there have been 2 newly confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection reported and one newly reported fatality in a previously confirmed case.
Information on newly confirmed cases (2)
Date of confirmation report: 19 May 2019
Case No: 19-1918
MERS from Alkharj city: 22-year-old female from Alkharj city, Riyadh region
Contact with camels: No
In this reporting month of April 2019:
- 332 suspected cases were recorded
- 3 new presumptive positive cases were recorded
- NCDC Central Public Health Laboratory (CPHL) reported 1 new presumptive positive case from Imo State - (Orsu LGA)
- Yusuf Danshoho Memorial Hospital (YDMH) Kaduna reported 1 presumptive case - case from Kebbi - (Arewa Dandi LGA)
- Gombe Specialist Hospital (GSH) Gombe reported 1 presumptive case from Gombe LGA
- 3 new confirmed cases from the Institute
The outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in East Asia is likely to have a noticeable impact on meat and feed markets worldwide. The extent and speed of the spread and the number of countries affected are still uncertain. FAO monitors the outbreak, providing regular updates through its Emergency Prevention System for Animal Health (EMPRES-AH). It also provides detailed recommendations on how to curb the outbreak and assists governments in their implementation.
The FAO-EMPRES-AH update of 2
The 19 new infections raise the outbreak total to 1,866 cases amid continued threats.
Two strategies—handshake stewardship and diagnostic stewardship—rose to the top.
A baby in California has died after contracting whooping cough, officials said, marking the 1st such death in Orange county in more than a decade. A news release posted on [Thu 18 Apr 2019] by the county's health officials did not identify the child or list the baby's age. "We are deeply saddened by this loss of life and send our condolences to the family," Dr Nichole Quick, interim county health officer, said in the news release.
The health department counted 171 cases of whooping cough,
Public health officials are investigating an ongoing multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis linked to consumption of certain Del Monte vegetable trays. To date, 3 people in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota, have reported becoming sick after consuming a Del Monte vegetable tray purchased from a Wisconsin or Minnesota Kwik Trip, according to a news release.
Patients reported becoming ill between 13 and 27 Apr 2019. It is possible additional illnesses will be reported due to the several week
A cook at Kelly's Roast Beef in Saugus, Massachusetts is sick with _Salmonella_ Typhi, a bacteria which causes typhoid fever. The restaurant confirmed the information Tue 21 May 2019. The illness is rare in the United States, but more common in some developing nations. Kelly's says the employee had just returned from out of the country.
"We were coming to have clams, roast beef, the usual," said a customer, one of the many regulars showing up unaware that the restaurant temporarily closed
Lovers of sushi, maki, sashimi, and other raw fish, beware of your stomach! 7 cases of fish tapeworm, better known as tapeworm [ProMED presumes it is _Diphyllobothrium latum_], have been reported in 2 years by the Rennes hospital in Ille-et-Vilaine [Brittany].
An exceptional number of cases was counted between July 2016 and September 2018, especially since no case had been detected for at least 20 years.
The infection is acquired by "eating raw or marinated fish which contains larvae of
The state veterinarian's office is investigating an outbreak of equine piroplasmosis [EP] in a group of racing quarter horses in the midstate [Tennessee, USA].
22 horses have tested positive for EP in 5 locations within Bedford, Rutherford, and Williamson counties. The horses are all under quarantine and being treated.
EP is a blood parasite affecting equines. The disease is not contagious to humans. Although it can be transmitted through infected ticks, it is more commonly spread by
Tarija Departmental Health Services (SEDES) reported a new case of hantavirus [infection] in Padcaya municipality. The number of patients with this illness is within what is expected, because this season is when more people acquire the disease. Epidemiological surveillance is continuing in Arce province. The person who acquired this illness is male and is under medical care until his recuperation.
The head of the Epidemiological Unit of SEDES, Claudia Montenegro, stated that the patient is
Anthrax - Zimbabwe (07): (MN) human, wildlife, contained http://promedmail.org/post/20170906.5298609
Anthrax - Zimbabwe (06): (MN) human, wildlife http://promedmail.org/post/20170511.5028820
Anthrax - Zimbabwe (05): (MN) wildlife http://promedmail.org/post/20170505.5015961
Anthrax - Zimbabwe (04): (MN) wildlife http://promedmail.org/post/20170504.5013992
Anthrax - Zimbabwe (03): (MN) wildlife, human death http://promedmail.org/post/20170421.4985924
Anthrax - Zimbabwe (02): (MN) wildlife,
In another development, arson threats at Masereka health facilities impacted infection prevention actions.
Pennsylvania's Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine has announced that the state has declared a hepatitis A outbreak with 171 cases in 36 counties. According to the map provided by the Department of Health, Allegheny and Philadelphia counties are hit the hardest with anywhere between 31-50 cases.
The counties hit hardest by this outbreak are Philadelphia and Allegheny, but we have seen an increase of cases throughout much of the state," Dr. Levine said. "We are taking this action now to