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PRO/AH/EDR> Plague - USA (08): (NM)

healthmap - 6 hours 25 min ago
Plague -- United States
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is reporting 2 recent confirmed plague cases in 52-year-old and 62-year-old females from Santa Fe County. With the addition of these cases, there have been 3 human plague cases from Santa Fe County in 2017. All 3 cases required hospitalization. There have been no deaths from plague in 2017.
NMDOH conducted environmental investigations around the homes of the patients to look for ongoing risk and to ensure the safety of the immediate family and
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News Scan for Jun 26, 2017

cidrap - 10 hours 20 min ago
Saudi MERS casesSouthern Hemisphere flu risePediatric Lyme
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Genetic analysis of H7N9 finds adaptations, clade patterns

cidrap - 10 hours 48 min ago
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJun 26, 2017

Current viruses fall into 2 geographically separate clades.

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PRO/EDR> Chikungunya (21) - Americas, Asia, observations, research

healthmap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 23:46
Chikungunya -- Worldwide/Unknown
Cases by Country / Week / (Local Susp. / Local Conf. / Imported Conf. / Deaths
North America
Mexico / week 23 [week ending 9 Jun 2017] / 0 / 15 / 0 / 0
USA / week 24 [week ending 16 Jun 2017] / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0
Central American Isthmus
Costa Rica / week 22 [week ending 2 Jun 2017] / 163 / 0 / 0 / 0
El Salvador / week 23 [week ending 9 Jun 2017] / 292 / 0 / 0 / 0
Nicaragua / week 24 [week ending 16 Jun 2017] / 448 / 8 / 0 / 0
Panama / week 22 [week ending 2 Jun 2017] / 774 /
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Yemen's cholera outbreak grows by 5,000 cases per day

cidrap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 23:44
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJun 26, 2017

Two years of conflict have cut 14.5 million people off from access to clean water and sanitation.

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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 26, 2017

cidrap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 23:08
C diff in cancer patientsContact precautions for MRSA, VREAntibiotic-resistant acne
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PRO/AH/EDR> Recombinant bacillus anthracis - USA: new avirulent strain

healthmap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 20:18
Anthrax -- United States
The Defense Biological Product Assurance Office (DBPAO), a component of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, has announced the development of a Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) surrogate solution that will mitigate the risks associated with shipment and use of Bacillus anthracis.
In addition to risk mitigation for Department of Defense (DoD) stakeholders and the community at large, this product demonstrates DBPAO's commitment to providing quality
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - India (08): (AD) human, suspected

healthmap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 20:16
Anthrax -- India
As many as 5 suspected cases of anthrax were reported from Kodipunjuvalasa village, Araku valley. According to District Medical and Health Officer (DM and HO) Uma Sundari, the victims approached the King George Hospital (KGH) with complaints of skin rashes and boils on [Sat 24 Jun 2017] night and were admitted in the dermatology ward.
As the 5 male victims were reported from Agency area, doctors suspect it as anthrax, which is mostly affected to those people who eat animals even without
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PRO/EDR> Dengue/DHF update (07): Americas, Pacific

healthmap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 20:10
Dengue -- Worldwide/Unknown
Cases by Country / Week updated / Probable/ Conf./ Virus type/ DHF severe/ Deaths
North America
USA / 22 [week ending 02 Jun 2017] / 42 / 42 / D? / 0 / 0
Central America and Mexico
Costa Rica / 21 [week ending 26 May 2017] / 1569 / 0 / D 1,2 / 0 / 0
El Salvador / 22 [week ending 02 Jun 2017] / 1604 / 37 / D? / 30 / 0
Honduras / 22 [week ending 02 Jun 2017] / 1657 / 0 / D? / 30 / 0
Mexico /19 [week ending 12 May 2017] / 2415 / 913 / D 1,2,3 / 297 / 3
Panama / 20 [week ending 19 May
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot and mouth disease - Colombia: (AR) bovine, serotype O, OIE

healthmap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 20:08
Foot and Mouth -- Colombia
Information received on 24 Jun 2017 from Dr Luis Humberto Martinez Lacouture, Gerente General, Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA), Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, Bogota, Colombia
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 11 Jun 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 23 Jun 2017
Report date: 24 Jun 2017
Reason for notification: Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 4 Aug 2009
Manifestation of disease: clinical
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PRO/EDR> Vibrio vulnificus - China: (HK) necrotizing fasciitis

healthmap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 20:05
Vibrio vulnificus -- China
Hong Kong health officials reported a sporadic case of necrotizing fasciitis due to _Vibrio vulnificus_ infection affecting a 49-year-old male with underlying illnesses. He presented with bilateral foot and ankle pain and malaise since [Mon 5 Jun 2017], attended the Accident and Emergency Department of a public hospital on [Tue 6 Jun 2017] and was admitted on the same day. The clinical diagnosis was necrotizing fasciitis.
Excisional debridement of left foot was performed. Specimens of blood
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PRO/EDR> Ciguatera fish poisoning - EU (03): possible local fish source

healthmap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 20:03
Poisoning -- Portugal
We have report of the following number of statutorily notifiable cases in Portugal for the most recent years:
2016 - Data not available yet
2015 - 1 case
2014 - 7 cases
2013 - 2 cases
These cases are reported through the ICD codes corresponding to CFP. But we have no further confirmation or details on cases (and no lab test is available to detect in humans, so diagnosis is only clinical).
Lab confirmed fish caught in the "Selvagens" islands (), between Madeira and the Canary
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PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (61): Africa, Asia

healthmap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 17:08
Cholera, Diarrhea, Dysentery -- Sudan
1. Guerrant RL, Carneiro-Filho BA and Dillingham RA. Cholera, diarrhea, and oral rehydration therapy: triumph and indictment. Clin Infect Dis. 2003;37(3):398-405.
2. Gregorio GV, Gonzales ML, Dans LF and Martinez EG. Polymer-based oral rehydration solution for treating acute watery diarrhoea. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009;(2):CD006519. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006519.pub2.
3. Gore SM, Fontaine O and Pierce NF. Impact of rice based oral rehydration solution on stool output and duration of
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PRO/EDR> Shigellosis - USA (02): (PA, CA, FL)

healthmap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 17:05
Shigellosis -- United States
A popular festival venue for Pagan events recently experienced an outbreak of suspected dysentery. Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary says it's working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to investigate the outbreak and is taking steps to ensure the safety of future events, such as the upcoming SpiralHeart WitchCamp.
On the weekend of 15 Jun 2017, the Mad Tea Party took place at Four Quarters. According to Maryland Our Community Now, "By [Sun 18 Jun 2017], morning, reports of
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PRO/EDR> Legionellosis - Australia (03): (VI) gym spa susp.

healthmap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 16:11
Legionnaires' -- Australia
There are fears of a possible legionnaires' [disease] outbreak as health authorities warn of 2 people hospitalized with the disease. Both people infected with the disease reported a gym in Frankston and used its spa facilities in the lead up to their diagnosis, sparking warnings for people in the area to be on high alert.
The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed [it] has shut down the spa at Core24 gym which is now under investigation. Health experts have warned anyone who may
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PRO/AH/EDR> Lassa fever - West Africa (24): Nigeria

healthmap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 16:08
Lassa Fever -- Nigeria
1. Lassa fever
Please note that the data reflects the routine reports i.e. all suspected cases including the laboratory positive and negative cases
1.1. A total of 10 suspected cases of Lassa fever with 4 Lab confirmed were reported from 8 LGAs (5 States) in week 22, 2017 compared with one suspected case from Karu LGA (Nasarawa State) at the same period in 2016.
1.2. Laboratory results of the 10 suspected cases were 4 positives (Edo - 4) and 6 negatives (Katsina - 3, Kogi - 1, Ogun - 1 and
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PRO/AH/EDR> Die-off, bees - USA: (GA) pesticides

healthmap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 16:03
Poisoning -- United States
David Strickland knew his honeybees were in trouble when the yellow helicopter flew over his dining table at the North Beach Bar and Grill on Tuesday [20 Jun 2017] night.
He hadn't received the usual warning that Mosquito Control would be spraying that day, so his bees were out foraging instead of safely inside the hive. Thousands of them were sprayed. By the next morning, dead bees covered the porches of the 4 hives he keeps on the roof of his Fort Screven home on Tybee. He has 7 hives in
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PRO/AH> Adenovirus hemorrhagic disease, cervids - USA: (OR)

healthmap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 05:16
Adenovirus -- United States
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) biologists are seeing an outbreak of adenovirus hemorrhagic disease (AHD) in a local deer herd in The Dalles and ask that residents do not feed the animals and bury or take to the landfill any carcasses they find on their property.
District Wildlife Biologist Jeremy Thompson said The Dalles office received several reports of deer dying in the Cherry Heights area during the past month. The cause of their deaths was determined as AHD when
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ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jun 23, 2017

cidrap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 03:30
Antibiotic-free fast-food chickenMRSA in Norway, KuwaitNDM-1 at Mexican hospitalStewardship in long-term careStatement on antimicrobial productsTypes of prescribersNew antibiotic OK'dMDR-TB in US kidsVirus tests and stewardshipPenalties for poor RxUS Candida aurisSelf-medicationResistance testingSurgical antibiotic prophylaxisMRSA screen and vancomycinAntibiotics for 'pink eye'
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PRO/AH/EDR> Sarin, laboratory errors: DOD investigation report

healthmap - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 01:35
Poisoning -- United States
The same Army laboratory that mishandled anthrax in 2015 leading to a nationwide scare might also have lost a small amount of the chemical sarin, the Pentagon's inspector general has found.
In a report released this month [June 2017], the inspector general for the Department of Defense found officials at the Army's Dugway Proving Ground in Utah and a contractor that facility was using to care for chemicals did not properly inventory its sarin, a nerve agent that can be fatal to humans if
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