A primary outbreak of bird flu has been identified by the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BSAF) in the village of Trilistnik in Plovdiv. The disease was established in an industrial breeding establishment for laying hens and was confirmed by a laboratory test report, the agency said.
For the control and eradication of the disease, NVS [National Veterinary Service] has implemented all measures in accordance with current legislation. Humane killing and destruction of all birds kept on the
1. The gene sequences of the virus were different from those that previously caused swine fever outbreaks in Japan, according to the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry.
The report on genotype from National Institute of Animal Health (in Japanese, with figure) is available at
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2. A total of 5 wild boars were found around the farm to be dead and positive for classical swine fever. (TBS News, 20 Sep 2018)
For a map with the locations of the
On 6 Sep 2018, a cholera outbreak in Harare was declared by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) of Zimbabwe and notified to WHO on the same day. 25 patients were admitted to a hospital in Harare presenting with diarrhea and vomiting on 5 Sep 2018. The 1st case, a 25-year-old woman, presented to a hospital and died on 5 Sep 2018. A sample from the woman tested positive for _Vibrio cholerae_ serotype O1 Ogawa. All 25 patients had typical cholera symptoms including excessive vomiting
The DoD has made only 18 of 35 proposed changes designed to enhance lab security, the report says.
Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of plague, which has so far killed 2 people, is "under control", Health Minister Yoel Rantomalala said on [Thu 20 Sep 2018]. "We have recorded from [1 Aug to 17 Sep 2018], 13 suspected cases of plague, 3 of which are confirmed and caused 2 deaths," Rantomalala said.
The 1st fatality was recorded in Fiadanana, north of the capital Antananarivo, while the 2nd was reported in Ambalavao in the Indian Ocean island's interior. "For the moment, the situation is under
_Campylobacter_ causes an estimated 1.3 million diarrheal illnesses in the USA annually (1). In August 2017, the Florida Department of Health notified CDC of 6 _Campylobacter jejuni_ infections linked to company A, a national pet store chain based in Ohio. CDC examined whole-genome sequencing (WGS) data and identified 6 isolates from company A puppies in Florida that were highly related to an isolate from a company A customer in Ohio. This information prompted a multistate investigation by
The Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed the outbreak of cassava brown steak virus in Luapula, Northern, and North-Western provinces.
Minister of Agriculture Michael Katambo says official surveys have established the existence of the disease. [He] says [it] is a threat to food security because cassava is the 2nd most important food crop after maize. [He] has advised farmers to plant disease-free materials and avoid sharing cassava cuttings.
Mathias Tembo, Zambia Agricultural Research
Information received on Wed 19 Sep 2018 from Dr Bernardo Cassama, Dr, Direccao Geral da Pecuaria, Ministerio da Agricultura, Floresta e Pecuaria, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 2 Aug 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 27 Aug 2018
Report date: 19 Sep 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 19 Sep 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 31 Mar 2017
Manifestation of disease:
The outbreak, which began in 2016, affected 118 people in 18 states.
The new data highlight an especially profound impact on the very young and very old.
The Virginia and Georgia departments of health are investigating a multistate outbreak of psittacosis occurring at 2 poultry slaughter plants owned by a single corporation. CDC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are assisting with the investigation.
- Contact a healthcare professional if you have fever, cough, headache, or muscle aches after working at a poultry slaughter plant involved in the outbreak. Tell your healthcare professional that you
New wild poliovirus cases reported this week: 1
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2018: 18
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2017: 22
New cVDPV cases reported this week: 2
Total number of cVDPV cases (all types) in 2018: 43
Total number of cVDPV cases (all types) in 2017: 96
Summary of newly-reported viruses this week:
- Afghanistan - 1 new case of wild poliovirus (WPV1).
- Democratic Republic of Congo - 2 new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2
Some health workers were not wearing adequate personal protective equipment, the report says.
Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, CO establishment, is recalling approximately 132 606 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of the carcass that may be contaminated with _Escherichia coli_ O26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today, [Wed 19 Sep 2018].
The ground beef items were produced and packaged on [21 Jun 2018]. The following products are subject to recall: [see original URL - Mod.LL]. The products
According to the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (Afsca), 13 countries have now officially announced the suspension of Belgian pork imports, following the discovery of 10 dead wild boars infected with African swine fever [ASF] in [Luxembourg province of Wallonia].
Afsca specifies that the trade restrictions vary with respect to different pork product imports, some only affecting gelatine products, while others target the exportation of living animals.
The list of
Information in this report is categorized by influenza transmission zones, which are geographical groups of countries, areas or territories with similar influenza transmission patterns.
In the temperate zones of the southern hemisphere, influenza activity remained elevated in South America and appeared to decrease in Southern Africa. Influenza activity remained at low seasonal levels in Australia and New Zealand and at inter-seasonal levels in most of temperate zone of
On 23 Aug 2018, the Algerian Ministry of Health (MoH) announced an outbreak of cholera in northern parts of the country, in and around the capital province Algiers. From 7 Aug 2018 to 6 Sep 2018, 217 cases with cholera-like symptoms have been hospitalized, 2 of the patients died (CFR: 0.9%). Cases have been reported from 7 provinces (wilayas). Of these, 83 have been confirmed as _Vibrio cholerae_ serogroup O1 Ogawa at the Institut Pasteur Algiers. More than half of the confirmed cases have