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Ebola continues decline, but mobile patients still pose a risk

cidrap - Wed, 20/11/2019 - 23:15
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsNov 20, 2019

Checkpoint workers caught up with a convoy near Beni, family members who were transporting the body of a man who died from Ebola.

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CDC reports foodborne illnesses tied to salad, ground beef

cidrap - Wed, 20/11/2019 - 23:09
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsNov 20, 2019

Officials are tracking a 17-case E coli outbreak tied to salads and an 11-case Salmonella outbreak linked to beef.

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PRO/EDR> Gonococcal disease: Australia (QL) incr. incid., drug resist. ceftriax/azithro

healthmap - Wed, 20/11/2019 - 22:56
Gonorrhea -- Australia
Queensland health experts are concerned after 2 cases of drug-resistant gonorrhea were identified amid a surge in overall cases.
The overall cases of the sexually transmitted infection [STI] have more than doubled since 2014, when 2276 cases were recorded. This year, 4920 cases were identified.
Dr Amy Jennison, acting chief scientist of Public Health Microbiology, Forensic and Scientific Services (FSS) Queensland Health, said the strain of extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea (XDR) was
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News Scan for Nov 20, 2019

cidrap - Wed, 20/11/2019 - 22:35
Dengue in Florida, PakistanPolio cases in PhilippinesMalaria in the AmericasFatal EEE in Michigan
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 20, 2019

cidrap - Wed, 20/11/2019 - 22:34
European AMR roadmapRapid diagnostic test OK'dTwo-pronged antibiotic developmentStewardship on pig, poultry farms
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PRO/EDR> Acute respiratory disease - Ukraine: (OD) Coxsackievirus

healthmap - Wed, 20/11/2019 - 21:54
Respiratory Illness -- Ukraine
Eight school classes in Odesa [Odessa] have been closed for quarantine. More than 30% of school students in these classes are sick with Coxsackievirus, a highly contagious respiratory disease, said Olena Buynevych, the director of the city hall's department for science and education, as quoted by UNN news agency.
"More than 30% of students in these classes are sick with acute respiratory diseases, which include cases of cases and Coxsackievirus," the official said. She urged the parents to
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PRO/EDR> Mumps update (14): UK (NT), USA (SC)

healthmap - Wed, 20/11/2019 - 20:39
Mumps -- United Kingdom
With more than 40 cases of mumps now confirmed at the College of Charleston, the school has taken a few new approaches over the past week to contain the outbreak on campus.
Beginning with 3 cases confirmed by officials on 23 Sep [2019], the school's weekly update reported 43 confirmed cases on 14 Nov [2019], a 65% jump from the 26 cases noted a week earlier on 7 Nov [2019].
College of Charleston does require students to have the 3-part MMR [measles, mumps, and rubella] vaccine that
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PRO/AH/EDR> Trichomoniasis, avian - Isle of Man: pigeon

healthmap - Wed, 20/11/2019 - 19:07
Other Animal Disease -- United Kingdom
There's been an outbreak of a highly contagious disease among wood pigeons on [Isle of Man].
That's according to Manx Wild Bird Aid (MWBA) which says its already taken in a number of the animals from Douglas, Groudle, and Crosby which are suffering with 'canker'.
The infection isn't harmful to humans or mammals but the organisation says it can cause growths in the birds' mouths which can lead them to starve to death.
MWBA is offering advice to people about how to help stop it
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Europe (52): Poland (LB) wild boar, spread

healthmap - Wed, 20/11/2019 - 18:04
African Swine Fever -- Poland
According to a communiqué released by Poland's Chief Veterinary Officer, the number of ASF-confirmed wild boar in the Lubuskie Voivodeship, western Poland, has risen to 20. This is based on the results of research carried out at the National Veterinary Institute-National Research Institute in Pulawy. The samples were collected in 9 locations in Wschowa and Nowa Sol counties, during the searches undertaken in the contaminated area and a buffer zone around it, established on the basis of risk
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PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Americas (11): Venezuela (BO) alert

healthmap - Wed, 20/11/2019 - 17:59
Yellow Fever -- Venezuela
The Venezuelan Public Health Society and the Let's Defend The National Epidemiology Network issued an alert after a case of yellow fever was confirmed in the state of Bolivar, after 14 years without the disease. The Health Ministry hasn't published information about the case or issued an alert, but Venezuela must formally report it to international institutions, due to the risk to a population that isn't vaccinated, having the vector (mosquitoes) in all of the territory (increasing the odds of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rift Valley fever - Sudan (07): (RS,RN) human, livestock, WHO

healthmap - Wed, 20/11/2019 - 17:55
Rift Valley Fever -- Sudan
Red Sea State
- Activation of RVF task force committee;
- printing and distribution of RVF guidelines;
- deployment of surveillance teams for daily reporting and active case finding in the affected areas;
- establishment of 2 health centers and one dispensary with a capacity of 11 beds, laboratory items, drugs, and supplies to provide health services in the affected villages;
- conducting household inspections and fogging: In Arb'aat area, a total of 452 households were
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PRO/AH/EDR> Eastern equine encephalitis - North America (40): USA (MI) human, fatal

healthmap - Wed, 20/11/2019 - 17:20
Eastern Equine Encephalitis -- United States
A Michigan farmer has died after contracting the mosquito-borne virus eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the farmer died following complications with the virus on [Sat 16 Nov 2019], local outlet WOOD-TV reported.
The farmer has since been identified as an Eau Claire [Berrien County] resident, according to 16 News Now. He died at Memorial Hospital.
EEE, also known as sleeping sickness, is a rare virus that causes inflammation
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PRO/AH/EDR> E. coli EHEC - USA (25): (OR) ground beef, recall

healthmap - Wed, 20/11/2019 - 17:14
E. coli -- United States
We investigated 2 outbreaks of an unusual gastrointestinal illness that affected at least 47 people in Oregon and Michigan in February through March and May through June 1982. The illness was characterized by severe crampy abdominal pain, initially watery diarrhea followed by grossly bloody diarrhea, and little or no fever. It was associated with eating at restaurants belonging to the same fast-food restaurant chain in Oregon (P less than 0.005) and Michigan (P = 0.0005) and with eating any of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Tick-borne encephalitis - Switzerland (04)

healthmap - Wed, 20/11/2019 - 16:54
Tick-borne Encephalitis -- Switzerland
Over 250 cases of the tick-borne early summer meningoencephalitis (ESME) disease have been recorded in Switzerland so far in 2019, the 2nd-highest number since the year 2000.
In its weekly bulletin published [Mon 11 Nov 2019], the Federal Office for Public Health (FOPH) wrote that 251 cases of the disease had been reported up to the end of October [2019]. The government urged a nationwide vaccination against the disease at the start of the year.
The figure is 2nd-only to the record 353
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PRO/PL> Virus diseases, multiple crops: global impact

healthmap - Wed, 20/11/2019 - 03:40
Other Plant Disease -- Worldwide/Unknown
Viruses constitute a major cause of plant disease and have an estimated economic impact of over USD 30 billion annually. They constitute almost 50% of pathogens responsible for emerging and reemerging plant diseases worldwide. Virus disease outbreaks threaten cultivated plants not only by impairing their growth and vigor, thereby diminishing gross yields, but also by spoiling produce quality and thus decreasing marketable yields. Such crop losses occur globally. Virus diseases also threaten
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PRO/AH/EDR> Lumpy skin disease - India (05): (OR) cattle, 1st rep, OIE

healthmap - Wed, 20/11/2019 - 03:39
Lumpy Skin Disease -- India
Information received on [and dated] 18 Nov 2019 from Dr Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, New Delhi, India
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 12 Aug 2019
Date of confirmation of the event: 16 Nov 2019
Report date: 18 Nov 2019
Date submitted to OIE: 18 Nov 2019
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent: Lumpy
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CDC updates 'core' antibiotic stewardship elements for hospitals

cidrap - Tue, 19/11/2019 - 23:17
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsNov 19, 2019

The agency spotlights prospective audit and feedback and preauthorization.

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Childhood disease outbreaks trigger laws to limit vaccine exemptions

cidrap - Tue, 19/11/2019 - 23:14
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsNov 19, 2019

States with epidemics saw upticks in proposed bills to restrict vaccine exemptions.

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News Scan for Nov 19, 2019

cidrap - Tue, 19/11/2019 - 22:57
Measles in SamoaDRC Ebola updateYellow fever in NigeriaFunds for polio eradicationPoliovirus detection in Ivory Coast
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PRO/AH/EDR> Vesicular stomatitis - USA (20): horses

healthmap - Tue, 19/11/2019 - 22:11
Vesicular Stomatitis -- United States
In its [31 Oct 2019], Situation Report, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed 7 new vesicular stomatitis viruses (VSV)-affected premises: 5 confirmed positive and 2 suspected. Affected states include:
Colorado: 3 new confirmed positive (1 in Eagle County and 2 in Garfield County) and 1 new suspect (Fremont County);
Nebraska: 1 new confirmed positive in Garden County, which is a newly infected county; and
Utah: 1 new
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