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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (81): UK (N Ireland) wild bird, HPAI H5N6, OIE

healthmap - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 19:43
Avian Influenza H5N6 -- United Kingdom
Information received on [and dated] 15 Jun 2018 from Dr Christine Middlemiss, Chief Veterinary Officer, DEFRA, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, London, United Kingdom
Report type: immediate notification (final report)
Date of start of the event: 14 Jun 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 15 Jun 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 23 Apr 2018
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent:
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PRO/AH/EDR> Tularemia - USA (03): (IL) wild rabbit

healthmap - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 19:39
Tularemia -- United States
A wild rabbit found [13 Jun 2018] in Tinley Park [Cook county] has tested positive for tularemia. Cook County Animal and Rabies Control urges residents to avoid touching live or dead wildlife.
Tularemia is a disease of animals and humans caused by the bacterium _Francisella tularensis_. Rabbits, hares, and rodents are especially susceptible, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The bacterium is present in some wildlife in northeast Illinois. Some animals, such as
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PRO/AH/EDR> Chlamydia psittaci, equine abortion - Australia: (NS) research

healthmap - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 14:52
Chlamydia -- Australia
A bird-borne pathogen has been linked to a cluster of equine abortions in New South Wales, Australia.
A pathogen carried by birds has been linked by Australian researchers to a cluster of equine abortions in New South Wales.
The researchers found a smoking gun when they examined the potential role of the bacterium _Chlamydia psittaci_ in the abortions.
While birds are the major reservoir, it is capable of infecting humans, horses, and other mammals.
The strain linked to the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rift Valley fever - Kenya (05): (WJ) WHO

healthmap - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 14:48
Rift Valley Fever -- Kenya
On 8 Jun 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH) for Kenya confirmed an outbreak of Rift Valley fever. The 1st patient was admitted to a hospital in Wajir County in northeastern Kenya on 2 Jun [2018] with fever, body weakness, and bleeding from the gums and mouth. The patient reported having consumed meat from a sick animal; the patient died the same day. On 4 Jun [2018], 2 relatives of the index patient were admitted. Blood samples were collected and sent to the Kenya Medical Research Institute,
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - Mozambique: (TE, NM) bovine, st pending, OIE

healthmap - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 14:44
Foot and Mouth -- Mozambique
Information received on [and dated] 18 Jun 2018 from Dr Americo Da Conceicao, national director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Maputo, Mozambique.
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 24 Apr 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 11 May 2018
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype: pending
Nature of diagnosis:
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PRO/AH/EDR> Japanese encephalitis & other - India (08): (AS)

healthmap - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 04:47
Japanese Encephalitis -- India
The etiologies for at least 60 percent of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) cases in Assam are still undiagnosed, according to an ongoing research project.
According to an expert involved with the project, around 30 percent of AES cases are likely to be those suffering from Japanese encephalitis (JE).
Nearly 178 people, of the 2077 diagnosed with AES in Assam in 2017, died.
Assam has reported 60 AES cases this year till 30 Apr [2018] but no casualties so far.
The project was
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PRO/AH/EDR> Japanese encephalitis - Taiwan (04)

healthmap - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 04:40
Japanese Encephalitis -- China
In a follow-up on the Japanese encephalitis situation in Taiwan, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) announced 7 new Japanese encephalitis cases confirmed in Taiwan last week.
The new cases include one each in Daya District, Taichung City, Xizhou Township, Changhua County, Puzi City, Chiayi County, District, Guiren District, Tainan City, Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City, Xiaogang District, Kaohsiung City, and Linyuan District, Kaohsiung City.
The 7 new cases age between
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola virus disease: challenges for wild animal meat trade

healthmap - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 01:35
Ebola -- DR Congo
For 25 years, [PM] has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats, and other animals popularly known as bush meat along the Congo River. Standing on the riverbank in Mbandaka, a city affected by the deadly new outbreak of the Ebola virus, the father of 5 said that for the 1st time he's worried he won't be able to support his family.
"Since Ebola was declared, business has decreased by almost half. It's really, really bad," the 47-year-old said, hanging his head.
Congo's latest
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PRO/AH/EDR> Neospora caninum, canine - USA: (NC) parasite

healthmap - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 01:34
Other Animal Disease -- United States
A lethal parasite has been discovered in area canines by a local veterinarian, and its presence is troubling for animal doctors and pet owners.
Dr. Michelle Cox, veterinarian and founder of Island Pet Veterinarian Hospital located in Cape Carteret, 1st examined [D] in November 2017, when the young canine had just celebrated its 2nd birthday. "[D's] owner came to see me with her 2-year-old dog," Cox recalls. "She was extremely distraught. Her dog had started to have grand-mal seizures 7
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola Update (38): DR Congo, cases, WHO, Oxfam

healthmap - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 00:20
Ebola -- DR Congo
Event Description
The Ministry of Health and WHO continue to closely monitor the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with cautious optimism. On 15 Jun 2018, 5 new suspected EVD cases were reported in Bikoro Health Zone. A total of 6 laboratory specimens (from suspected cases reported previously) tested negative. No new confirmed EVD cases and no new deaths were reported on the reporting date. Since 17 May 2018, no new confirmed EVD
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PRO/AH/EDR> Cowpox - UK: (Wales), human, bovine source suspected, RFI

healthmap - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 23:53
Other Human Disease -- United Kingdom
A 15-year-old boy has surprised doctors by contracting cowpox, a historical disease now so rare it has not been seen in Wales for more than a decade.
The teenager, who lives on the Wrexham-Cheshire border, developed lesions on his hands after feeding calves.
Public Health Wales said the last reported human case in Wales was some 10 to 15 years ago. Cowpox was more common in the 18th century when milking maids often caught it. The virus, which is not contagious from person to person, has
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MERS in Saudi Arabia this year includes hospital and household clusters

cidrap - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 23:16
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJun 18, 2018

Exposure in household settings can occur through close unprotected contact when caring for a family member infected with MERS-CoV.

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More suspected Ebola cases noted, but total holds steady

cidrap - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 23:01
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJun 18, 2018

The death toll remains at 28, and two African experts call the response swift at all levels.

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PRO/EDR> Typhoid fever - El Salvador

healthmap - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 22:27
Typhoid -- El Salvador
The epidemiological bulletin of the Salvador Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MINSAL) reported moderate activity of typhoid fever in 9 of the country's 262 municipalities.
From January 2018 to date, 469 suspected cases of typhoid fever have been hospitalized, of which 346 have been confirmed by blood culture. In addition to the 9 municipalities moderately affected, there are 19 municipalities mildly affected and none severely affected.
During the week of 4 Jun 2018, the
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News Scan for Jun 18, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 22:23
Rift Valley fever in KenyaCanada's hepatitis C plan
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Food Outbreak Scan for Jun 18, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 22:21
Cyclopora outbreak expandsSalmonella in cereal
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PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed hemorrhagic fever - Uganda (05): (QD) comment

healthmap - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 19:52
Hemorrhagic Fever -- Uganda
Date: Thu 14 Jun 2018
From: Katharina Kopp [edited]

Uganda Ministry of Health [in reply to Dr Kopp's request]:
Laboratory results were released by @UVRIug [Uganda Virus Research Institute] concerning the patient who [died] on 10 Jun 2018.
She was negative for Ebola, Marburg, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Rift Valley fever, and Sosuga viruses.
Communicated by:
EpiCore Global Surveillance Project member
Dr Katharina Kopp
One Health Pathogenomics Consulting

[The comment
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PRO/PL> Fusarium wilt, lettuce - UK: (England)

healthmap - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 19:48
Other Plant Disease -- United Kingdom
Symptoms of lettuce fusarium wilt have been identified at the existing outbreak sites [ProMED-mail post] in Lancashire [England] in May and June this year [2018]. No outbreaks apart from these sites have been reported so far in the UK.
As the season progresses, it is important to monitor for suspected symptoms. Growers should first check for possible infection by cutting a few plants with suspect symptoms from top to bottom and looking for
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PRO/EDR> Cyclosporiasis - USA (02): (WI,MN)

healthmap - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 18:27
Other Animal Disease -- United States
A _Cyclospora_ illness outbreak tied to Kwik Trip stores has worsened, with about 50 people now having reported they were sickened from vegetable trays that contained broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip.
Kwik Trip has entered into an agreement with the city of Oak Creek and Milwaukee county as a partner in emergency services. The city finalized the deal on [15 Aug 2018].
Kwik Trip has removed the 6-ounce and 12-ounce trays from its stores, according to state health officials.
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PRO/PL> Nut rot, sweet chestnut - Australia

healthmap - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 17:11
Other Plant Disease -- Australia
Chestnut growers have long battled nut rot, or _Gnomoniopsis smithogilvyi_, [which] wiped out more than 40 per cent of the national crop 2 years ago [2016], costing the industry about AUD 5 million [about USD 3.72 million].
Nut rot is the real nemesis. "[It] is an absolute pain to the industry," [an organic grower] said. "[2016] was an exceptionally bad year, probably the worst we've ever had. This year [2018] there's been patches of it emerging later on. It's not varietal specific, it's
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