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PRO/EDR> Zika virus (19): Americas, research, observations

healthmap - Sun, 17/09/2017 - 20:27
Zika virus -- Worldwide/Unknown
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PRO/EDR> Vibrio vulnificus - El Salvador: fatal

healthmap - Sun, 17/09/2017 - 19:59
Vibrio vulnificus -- El Salvador
A report from the Salvadoran Institute of Social Security (ISSS) confirms the deaths of 2 people from an infection caused by the bacterium _Vibrio vulnificus_, caused by eating raw seafood, particularly oysters or by exposing a [wound to] saltwater.
According to the document, which circulated in social networks, and was confirmed by the ISSS, those most vulnerable to the disease are people with liver diseases such as cirrhosis, or those who have a weak immune system because of chronic
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PRO/AH/EDR> Malaria, autochthonous - Cyprus: RFI

healthmap - Sun, 17/09/2017 - 19:47
Malaria -- Cyprus
The health ministry announced on Saturday [16 Sep 2017] that 3 malaria cases have been recorded in the north in British tourists, but there was no cause for concern as the transmission risk is very low.
The ministry said that it had been informed by the World Health Organization that the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) diagnosed 3 malaria cases in British tourists who visited the north in August [2017].
The visitors stayed in a resort in Ayios Amvrosios,
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PRO/AH/EDR> Listeriosis - USA (03): (RI) unpasteurized soft cheese, alert

healthmap - Sun, 17/09/2017 - 19:26
Listeriosis -- United States
At least 2 people in Rhode Island have developed infections from _Listeria monocytogenes_, causing public health officials to warn against eating soft cheese referred to as queso fresco.
An alert posted Wednesday [13 Sep 2017] by the Rhode Island Department of Health did not include any details about the 2 victims but specifically urged pregnant women to not eat cheese made with unpasteurized milk. Pasteurizing milk kills _Listeria_ and other bacteria that often are present in so-called raw
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (30): (MI) fatal

healthmap - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 23:13
Hepatitis A -- United States
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PRO/AH/EDR> Brucellosis - USA (11): (TX) unpasteurized milk, B. abortus vaccine strain, alert

healthmap - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 22:57
Foodborne Illness -- United States
People who consumed raw milk or raw milk products from a Texas dairy should contact their health care provider immediately, warn health investigators from the CDC and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Raw milk from the K-Bar Dairy in Paradise, Texas (northwest of Fort Worth), tested positive for a rare but potentially serious bacterium known as _Brucella [abortus_] RB51.
CDC advises that people who consumed raw milk or milk products from the K-Bar Dairy between 1 June
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PRO/AH/EDR> Cutaneous & renal glomerular vasculopathy, canine - UK (06): England, spread

healthmap - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 20:34
-- United Kingdom
Pet owners are being warned that a deadly flesh-eating dog disease may have spread to Crawley.
Other cases of the disease - Alabama Rot - have already been reported at various sites across Sussex.
Now Vets4Pets - based inside Pets at Home in County Oak, Crawley - has reported its 1st suspected case. The practice says that the disease, which leads to kidney failure and usually proves fatal "in 9 out of 10 cases," is the 1st case it has had. The cause of Alabama Rot - cutaneous and renal
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PRO/AH/EDR> Malaria, autochthonous P. vivax - Greece

healthmap - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 20:28
Malaria -- Greece
As of [Thu 17 Aug 2017], Greece reported 5 autochthonous cases of _P. vivax_ malaria acquired via vector-borne transmission following a likely exposure in the regions of Dytiki Ellada in West Greece for 4 cases and Sterea Ellada in Central Greece for one case.
Greece reports that these cases resulted from a local transmission following recent introduction of _P. vivax_ in the area (introduced cases). The dates of onset of the cases range between 2 May and 22 July 2017.
In addition,
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PRO/EDR> Chikungunya (31): Asia (Pakistan)

healthmap - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 19:55
Chikungunya -- Pakistan
At least 25 chikungunya suspected cases have been reported from Tharparkar/Mithi in the 1st 12 days of September 2017. The total number of chikungunya cases has reached 646 since April 2017.
As per a report released by Sindh Health Department, a total of 4106 chikungunya suspected cases emerged in the province, out of which, 3455 emerged in Karachi, 646 in Tharparkar, 4 in Sanghar and one in Umerkot so far.
In Karachi, out of total 3455 cases, 1740 were reported in District Malir, 156 in
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PRO/AH> Japanese encephalitis & other - India (20): (UP), RFI

healthmap - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 19:50
Japanese Encephalitis -- India
After deaths of 3 more children due to encephalitis in Baba Raghav Das [BRD] Medical college here today [Fri 15 Sep 2017], the death toll rises to 223. Official sources said here that among [3] deceased children one each was from Deoria, Gorakhpur and Ambedkar Nagar districts. Sources said that 1045 patients of encephalitis were admitted in BRD medical college since last 1 January [2017]; 223 of them have died till date. A total of 18 new patients were admitted in hospital today [Fri 15 Sep
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (71): China, H7N9, WHO update

healthmap - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 19:45
Avian Influenza H7N9 -- China
On 18 August 2017, the NHFPC reported one laboratory-confirmed human case of infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. The case-patient was a 47-year-old male from Hunan province who developed symptoms on [Wed 9 Aug 2017] and was admitted to hospital on [Sat 12 Aug 2017]. He passed away on [Sun 13 Aug 2017]. He was reported to have had exposure to live poultry markets.
On [Fri 25 Aug 2017], the NHFPC reported 2 laboratory-confirmed human cases of infection with avian influenza
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (141): South Africa (EC) HPAI H5N8 poultry, spread

healthmap - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 18:15
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- South Africa
South Africa's 4th largest integrated poultry producer Sovereign Foods, which is based in Uitenhage, on [Thu 14 Sep 2017] announced that it has detected the avian influenza (AI) at a single layer house on a farm that forms part of the company's broader Uitenhage operations.
"Approximately 5000 birds have been culled, which represent approximately one percent of Uitenhage's production pipeline," the company said in a brief statement.
"Sovereign Foods' management is currently taking the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Kyasanur Forest disease - India (15): (GA, MH), susp

healthmap - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 18:02
Hemorrhagic Fever -- India
The death of 4 monkeys in a day at Morjim, Arambol and Torsem in Pernem taluka has sparked a scare among people in these areas. Authorities have dispatched samples of the dead monkeys to Pune to ascertain whether they were infected with Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD).
Sources said that the 4 monkeys, one in Morjim and Arambol and 2 at Torsem, were found dead on [Tue 12 Sep 2017]. Former Morjim sarpanch, Vaishali Shetgaonkar and locals communicated [with] the state forest department about the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Crimean-Congo hem. fever - Pakistan (13): (BA)

healthmap - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 17:34
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever -- Pakistan
A 35-year-old man hailing from Quetta died of the Congo Crimean Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) at a private hospital in Karachi on [Wed 13 Sep 2017], while another Congo fever patient - a teenager from Quetta - was admitted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre's intensive care unit in critical condition on [Thu 14 Sep 2017], officials of the Sindh Health Department told The News.
As per the officials, 4 people brought from Balochistan - all residents of Quetta's Satellite Town - for
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PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (99): Americas (USA) O1, non-toxigenic, 2016

healthmap - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 01:55
Cholera -- United States
On 20 Aug 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) was notified of a case of _Vibrio cholerae_ infection. The isolate was identified as serogroup O1, serotype Inaba at MDH. CDC determined that the isolate was non-toxigenic. The patient was a previously healthy woman, aged 43 years, with history of gastric bypass surgery. On 16 Aug [2016], she experienced profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and headache. On 18 Aug [2016], she sought care and submitted the stool specimen
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PRO/AH/EDR> Hookworm, United States: (AL)

healthmap - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 01:04
Hookworm -- United States
Hookworm infection affects 430 million people worldwide, causing iron deficiency, impaired cognitive development, and stunting in children. Because of the environmental conditions needed for the hookworm life-cycle, this parasite is endemic to resource-limited countries.
_Necator americanus_ was endemic in the southern United States before improvement of sewage disposal systems and eradication programs. With continued poverty, poor sanitation, and an environment suitable for the
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - Australia (05): (NS)

healthmap - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 00:44
Hepatitis A -- Australia
There are now 18 cases currently associated with the outbreak:
- 15 are PCR positive; 2 have arrived at VIDRL [Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory] (PCR pending); 1 specimen in transit;
- 11 are 100 percent identical to each other by molecular typing; the remainder have typing pending.
8 of the 18 identify as MSM [men who have sex with men], some of whom have visited sex on premises venues [SOPVs] during their incubation and/or infectious periods. We are working with ACON
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (29): (CA) fatal

healthmap - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 00:39
Hepatitis A -- United States
At this time, there have been no deaths in Santa Cruz County as a result of the current hepatitis A outbreak.
Communicated by:
EpiCore Global Surveillance Project Member
Jessica Oltmanns, MPH (Epidemiologist)
[ProMED thanks EpiCore Jessica Oltmanns for this information. - Mod.LL
A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map can be accessed at: .]
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Hepatitis A - USA (28): (CA) fatal
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PRO/EDR> Legionellosis - Europe (08): UK (England) fatal, hotel, recurrence

healthmap - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 00:31
Legionnaires' -- United Kingdom
The Feathers Hotel, a historic building in Ludlow, Shropshire, has voluntarily closed to the public on advice of health bosses. A hotel guest has died after contracting legionnaires' disease and another fell ill following a stay at the same place, it has been revealed.
Tests showed links between _Legionella_ bacteria found in water samples from the hotel and the 2 guests, Public Health England said. Both guests were from Merseyside. The 1st case, a woman in her 70s, recovered after being
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