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PRO> Announcements (03): ASTMH Innovations Pitch Competition, final call

healthmap - 2 hours 24 min ago
Malaria -- United States
The 3rd Annual Innovations Pitch Competition will highlight tools and methods that will improve vaccine acceptance, accessibility and delivery, and diagnosis and treatment, of high impact diseases in the pediatric population living in low-resource settings.
The innovations proposed should be marketable, scalable and rooted in scientific rigor. Innovations may be target at, but are not limited to:
- COVID-19
- Climate change and consequences to humans and animals.
- The mitigation of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Lumpy skin disease - Russia: (AL) cattle, OIE

healthmap - 12 hours 38 min ago
Lumpy Skin Disease -- Russia
Information received on 7 Aug 2020 from Dr Nikolay Vlasov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance , Ministry of Agriculture, Moscou, Russia
Summary:
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 1 Aug 2020
Date of confirmation of the event: 6 Aug 2020
Report date: 7 Aug 2020
Date submitted to OIE: 7 Aug 2020
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 23 Dec 2019
Manifestation of disease:
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Africa (07): Zambia (NR, NW) OIE, RFI

healthmap - 12 hours 58 min ago
African Swine Fever -- Zambia
Information received on 2 Aug 2020 from Dr Swithine Kabilika, Director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Lusaka, Zambia
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 13 Jul 2020
Date of confirmation of the event: 13 Jul 2020
Report date: 2 Aug 2020
Date submitted: 2 Aug 2020
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 20 Nov 2018
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent:
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Pandemic total passes 19 million, vaccine capacity ramps up for lower income countries

cidrap - Fri, 07/08/2020 - 23:21
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsAug 07, 2020

Cases in Africa passed the 1 million mark, as more countries in Europe reported notable spikes in cases.

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Forecast: 300,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 by December

cidrap - Fri, 07/08/2020 - 23:06
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsAug 07, 2020

In other developments, the CDCand the State Department lifted international travel bans and lawmakers remained at odds over the latest COVID-19 relief package.

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News Scan for Aug 07, 2020

cidrap - Fri, 07/08/2020 - 23:05
Asymptomatic shedding in COVID-19Ebola in the DRCPolio in 4 countriesAvian flu outbreaks in poultry
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 07, 2020

cidrap - Fri, 07/08/2020 - 20:27
Antibiotic use in COVID-19 patientsMCR genes in Klebsiella pneumoniae
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PRO/AH/EDR> Scrapie, sheep - Tunisia: (TA) 1st rep, OIE

healthmap - Fri, 07/08/2020 - 14:23
Scrapie -- Tunisia
Information received on [and dated] 4 Aug 2020 from Dr Malek Zrelli, [Director General, General Directorate of Veterinary Services], Tunis, Tunisia
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 1 Sep 2019
Date of confirmation of the event: 16 Jul 2020
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent: Prion PrPSc
Nature of diagnosis: clinical, laboratory (basic and advanced)
This event pertains to the whole
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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (348): Japan genomics, Americas indigenous, WHO, global

healthmap - Fri, 07/08/2020 - 14:22
COVID-19 -- Japan
Note: All tables, figures, footnotes, and references are available at the source URL above. - Mod.MPP]
General COVID-19 situation summary in the Americas
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Since the 1st confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Region of the Americas [21 Jan 2020] and until [2 Aug 2020], a cumulative total of 9 484 066 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 359 376 deaths, have been reported.
Between [2 Jul 2020] and [2 Aug 2020], there were 4 185 187
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (52): Russia (CL) HPAI H5N8, poultry, OIE

healthmap - Fri, 07/08/2020 - 04:30
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Russia
Information received on [and dated] 4 Aug 2020 from Dr Nikolay Vlasov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscou, Russia
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 28 Jul 2020
Date of confirmation of the event: 3 Aug 2020
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 24 Nov 2005
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: highly pathogenic
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ranavirus - Italy: (TT) frog, 1st rep, OIE

healthmap - Fri, 07/08/2020 - 02:07
Other Animal Disease -- Italy
Information received on [and dated] 30 Jul 2020 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministere de la Sante, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
Summary
Report type: immediate notification (final report)
Date of start of the event: 20 Jul 2020
Date of confirmation of the event: 27 Jul 2020
Date event resolved: 27 Jul 2020
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed disease in the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Peste des petits ruminants - Israel: (JM) sheep, OIE

healthmap - Fri, 07/08/2020 - 01:41
Peste des petits ruminants -- Israel
Information received on [and dated] 6 Aug 2020 from Dr. Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 28 Jul 2020
Date of confirmation of the event: 4 Aug 2020
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 28 Oct 2019
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: peste des
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First US case of resistant bacterial meningitis noted

cidrap - Thu, 06/08/2020 - 23:37
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsAug 06, 2020

The finding suggests that routine susceptibility testing of meningococcal isolates could help guide treatment and prevention.

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COVID-19 stubborn foe in both high-burden, containment nations

cidrap - Thu, 06/08/2020 - 23:30
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsAug 06, 2020

As the world nears the 19 million COVID-19-case milestone, stubbornly brisk activity continues.

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COVID-19 counts seem to plateau as US nears 5 million cases

cidrap - Thu, 06/08/2020 - 23:04
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsAug 06, 2020

Also, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn promises safety and efficacy as vaccines are developed.

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Vulnerable parents report less well-being amid pandemic

cidrap - Thu, 06/08/2020 - 22:52
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsAug 06, 2020

Moods have deteriorated among US hourly service workers and their children since COVID-19 began.

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Stop attacking public health officials, experts plead

cidrap - Thu, 06/08/2020 - 22:17
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsAug 06, 2020

"All efforts and attacks should be directed against the virus," the authors of a commentary write.

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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (347): Japan, countries, WHO, global

healthmap - Thu, 06/08/2020 - 21:46
COVID-19 -- Worldwide/Unknown
Countries throughout the Asia-Pacific are experiencing 2nd waves, many -- like Hong Kong, Australia and Vietnam -- after being standard bearers for virus containment the 1st time around. They're providing a window into the future for places just emerging from their 1st outbreaks, or continuing to battle through them, like the U.S.
A number of factors contributed to Japan's resurgence, according to public health experts. The state of emergency may have been lifted too early, before
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News Scan for Aug 06, 2020

cidrap - Thu, 06/08/2020 - 21:11
COVID-19 outcomes in infantsPenicillin allergy delabeling and stewardshipPediatric antibiotics reduction in Germany
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PRO/PL> Red rot, sugar cane - India: (UP)

healthmap - Thu, 06/08/2020 - 14:25
Other Plant Disease -- India
[In] Lakhimpur Kheri [district], the sugarcane crops are affected due to the red rot disease. As the issue was highlighted by the local media, the government officials rushed to the villages to see the impact on the crops.
District sugarcane officials have asked the regional sugar mills to visit the fields and spray the essential medicines. Officials taught farmers how to identify the disease and the steps required to eliminate it. They explained in detail about the red rot and how it
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