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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Africa: ecological niche model

healthmap - Sat, 28/03/2020 - 21:49
Anthrax -- Worldwide/Unknown
_Bacillus cereus_ biovar _anthracis_ (Bcbva) is an emergent pathogen causing anthrax in West and Central African countries. It shares multiple bacteriological and genomic characteristics with _Bacillus anthracis_, the gram-positive bacterium causing anthrax in mammals worldwide. However, Bcbva has been isolated only in tropical humid forested environments in Africa; thus, we attempted to characterize its potential distribution and the differences with _B. anthracis_ using an ecological niche
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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (59): global, cruise ship, more countries, WHO

healthmap - Sat, 28/03/2020 - 14:45
COVID-19 -- United States
2 Feb 2020: 17 187 / ... / 80 024 / ... / 81 093 / 81 171 / 81 218 / 81 285 / 81 340 / 81 394 / Mainland China
2 Feb 2020: 15 / ... / 3726 / ... / 8961 / 9037 / 9137 / 9241 / 9332 / 9478 / South Korea
Countries with major activity (more than 1000 cases with community spread)
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2 Feb 2020: 11 / ... / 76 / ... / 33 546 / 46 145 / 54 867 / 68 421 / 85 594 / 104 142 / USA
2 Feb 2020: 2 / ... / 1694 / ... / 59 138 / 63
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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (58): Belgium, cat, clinical case, RFI

healthmap - Sat, 28/03/2020 - 03:57
COVID-19 -- Belgium
Q. Can pets infect humans if they have been in contact with infected persons?
A. It is known that the environment of COVID-19 patients can be highly contaminated. Pets that live together with infected persons are highly exposed to the virus. So far, only 3 cases are known (2 dogs in Hong Kong and one cat in Belgium) where the pet has been infected by humans. The dogs did not show any disease symptoms, and the cat had transient respiratory and digestive disorders. So far, there is no evidence
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As US COVID-19 cases top 100,000, Trump clashes with governors

cidrap - Fri, 27/03/2020 - 23:34
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMar 27, 2020

Also, new studies highlight virus shedding and before-symptom transmission.

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Experts say COVID-19 will likely lead to US drug shortages

cidrap - Fri, 27/03/2020 - 23:21
Robert Roos | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsMar 27, 2020

The US depends heavily on drugs made in other countries, especially India and China.

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COVID-19 surges in Europe, sickens UK response leaders

cidrap - Fri, 27/03/2020 - 23:05
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsMar 27, 2020

A day after topping 500,000 global cases, the total is poised to pass 600,000.

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News Scan for Mar 27, 2020

cidrap - Fri, 27/03/2020 - 21:19
US flulike illness climbsEbola in DRCPolio in 5 nationsMalaria group urges steps against AMR
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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (57): global, re-using PPE, DR Congo, more countries, WHO

healthmap - Fri, 27/03/2020 - 16:30
COVID-19 -- United States
2 Feb 2020: 17 187 / ... / 80 024 / ... / 81 093 / 81 171 / 81 218 / 81 285 / 81 340 / Mainland China
2 Feb 2020: 15 / ... / 3726 / ... / 8961 / 9037 / 9137 / 9241 / 9332 / South Korea
Countries with major activity (more than 1000 cases with community spread)
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2 Feb 2020: 11 / ... / 76 / ... / 33 546 / 46 145 / 54 867 / 68 421 / 85 594 / USA
2 Feb 2020: 2 / ... / 1694 / ... / 59 138 / 63 927 / 69 176 / 74 386 / 80
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (36): Hungary (BK) poultry, HPAI H5N8, OIE

healthmap - Fri, 27/03/2020 - 14:20
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Hungary
Information received on [and dated] 26 Mar 2020 from Dr Lajos Bognar, deputy state secretary chief veterinary officer, Food Chain Safety Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Budapest, Hungary
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 22 Mar 2020
Date of confirmation of the event: 25 Mar 2020
Report date: 26 Mar 2020
Date submitted to OIE: 26 Mar 2020
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 31 Jan
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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (56): China (Hong Kong) animal, dog, final serology positive

healthmap - Fri, 27/03/2020 - 01:31
COVID-19 -- China
A spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said today (Thu 26 Mar 2020) that the latest positive serology test results of the Pomeranian that previously tested weak positive for COVID-19 virus proved that the dog has been infected with the virus.
Virus isolation was performed on previous samples taken from the Pomeranian with a negative result, indicating that no live virus was retrieved. This is in line with the amount of virus genetic material in the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Hantavirus - Asia: China (YN)

healthmap - Fri, 27/03/2020 - 01:20
Hantavirus -- China
A man in China has died after testing positive for the hantavirus, according to Chinese state media. Global Times reported the patient, a migrant worker from southwestern Yunnan Province, died while traveling on a chartered bus to Shandong Province for work on Monday [23 Mar 2020].
There is more than one strain of hantavirus, some more harmful than others, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is no approved cure or vaccine against hantaviruses in the
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US COVID-19 cases surge past 82,000, highest total in world

cidrap - Thu, 26/03/2020 - 23:16
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMar 26, 2020

Hospitalization rates in Los Angeles and New York City are doubling every few days.

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Global COVID-19 cases spike — now more than a half million

cidrap - Thu, 26/03/2020 - 23:00
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsMar 26, 2020

Cases are accelerating in multiple hot spots, causing the global total to climb from 400,000 to 500,000 cases in only 2 days.

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News Scan for Mar 26, 2020

cidrap - Thu, 26/03/2020 - 21:21
Reducing surgical-site infectionsAntibiotics and asthma in kidsH3N2 flu vaccine protection
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PRO/AH> COVID-19 update (55): global, cruise ships, Congo DR, ECDC, more countries, WHO

healthmap - Thu, 26/03/2020 - 19:44
COVID-19 -- China
2 Feb 2020: 17 187 / ... / 80 024 / ... / 81 093 / 81 171 / 81 218 / 81 285 / Mainland China
2 Feb 2020: 15 / ... / 3726 / ... / 8961 / 9037 / 9137 / 9241 / South Korea
Countries with major activity (more than 1000 cases with community spread)
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2 Feb 2020: 2 / ... / 1694 / ... / 59 138 / 63 927 / 69 176 / 74 386 / Italy
2 Feb 2020: 11 / ... / 76 / ... / 33 546 / 46 145 / 54 867 / 68 421 / USA
2 Feb 2020: 1 / ... /
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COVID-19 may spread from moms to infants and by seemingly healthy kids

cidrap - Thu, 26/03/2020 - 19:16
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsMar 26, 2020

Chinese researchers say that they can't rule out mother-to-baby transmission in 3 infected newborns.

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COMMENTARY: What US leaders must do to protect health workers amid COVID-19 supply shortages

cidrap - Thu, 26/03/2020 - 18:07
Jesse L. Goodman, MD, MPH, and Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPHMar 26, 2020

The federal government needs to take leadership to get past our current piecemeal approach to addressing shortages of personal protective equipment, ventilators, and other critical needs.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Botulism - USA (03): pet food recall

healthmap - Thu, 26/03/2020 - 05:16
Botulism -- United States
Summary:
Company announcement date: Thu 19 Mar 2020
FDA publish date: Mon 23 Mar 2020
Product type: animal & veterinary, pet food, foodborne illness
Reason for announcement: potential for _Clostridium botulinum_
Company name: IcelandicPlus LLC
Brand name: Icelandic+
Product description: whole capelin fish pet treats
Company announcement:
Out of an abundance of caution, IcelandicPlus LLC of Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania (PA), is recalling its capelin pet treats because some of the
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ECDC warns of overwhelmed hospitals, Italy-type COVID-19 pattern

cidrap - Wed, 25/03/2020 - 23:28
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsMar 25, 2020

The ECDC says the risk is very high if mitigation measures are inadequate.

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Senate agrees on stimulus bill as COVID-19 cases climb in hot spots

cidrap - Wed, 25/03/2020 - 22:50
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMar 25, 2020

The bill promises relief for many US households and small businesses.

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