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PRO/AH/EDR> Strangles - USA (03): (WA) horses

healthmap - Sun, 17/02/2019 - 22:13
Strangles -- United States
The Washington State Department of Agriculture reported to the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) 3 confirmed cases of strangles and 10 suspected cases in Chelan County. There is a voluntary quarantine in place.
The reporting vet indicated that up to 10 horses on the premises are affected, with 3 having been cultured and confirmed positive for strangles. Additional horses are presumed positive based on clinical signs.
The 3 horses confirmed positive for strangles are a
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PRO/EDR> Syphilis - USA: incr. incid., heterosexuals, IDU, methamphetamine use, 2013-17

healthmap - Sun, 17/02/2019 - 20:50
Syphilis -- United States
"What is already known about this topic?
"During 2013-2017, the primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis rate increased 72.7% nationally and 155.6% among women.
"What is added by this report?
"During 2013-2017, reported methamphetamine, injection drug, and heroin use increased substantially among women and heterosexual men with P&S syphilis.
"What are the implications for public health practice?
"Heterosexual syphilis transmission and drug use, particularly methamphetamine use, are
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PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (19): Saudi Arabia (RI, TB)

healthmap - Sun, 17/02/2019 - 20:46
MERS -- Saudi Arabia
In the past 24 hours since the last update [16 Feb 2018], there have been 2 newly confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection reported by Saudi Arabia. [Both were reported late 16 Feb 2019 after the previous update was published].
Information on newly confirmed cases:
[1]
Date of confirmation report: 16 Feb 2019
Case No: 19-1839
MERS in Wadi Aldwasir city: 65-year-old male in Wadi Aldwasir city, Riyadh region
Contact with camels: Yes
Case classification: Primary
Current status:
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PRO/EDR> Dengue/DHF update (05): Asia, Pacific, Europe, research

healthmap - Sun, 17/02/2019 - 02:03
Dengue -- Sri Lanka
Ref. Kasai S, Caputo B, Tsunoda T, Cuong TC, et al.: 1st detection of a _Vssc_ allele V1016G conferring a high level of insecticide resistance in _Aedes albopictus_ collected from Europe (Italy) and Asia (Viet Nam), 2016: a new emerging threat to controlling arboviral diseases. Euro Surveill. 2019; 24(5): 1700847. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.5.1700847.
Abstract
Introduction. _Aedes albopictus_ (Skuse) is an important vector of arboviral diseases, including dengue, chikungunya, and
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PRO/AH/EDR> Equine influenza - UK (04): (England, Scotland) horse, spread

healthmap - Sat, 16/02/2019 - 22:53
Equine Influenza -- United Kingdom
The Animal Health Trust has reported at least 5 horses have confirmed flu on a premises in Hertfordshire, where 15 others are showing signs of the virus. The yard, on which 30 non-thoroughbred horses live, most unvaccinated, has placed restrictions on movement.
Elsewhere, 2 other diagnosed cases, in Buckinghamshire and central Scotland, involve recently arrived unvaccinated horses that have been in contact with 8 vaccinated equines. In addition, 2 horses have been confirmed as having the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - Palestinian Auth: (WE) sheep, 2018, st O, tt EA-3

healthmap - Sat, 16/02/2019 - 21:15
Foot and Mouth -- Palestinian Authority
[1] Foot and mouth disease [FMD] detection and serotyping results report
Date received: 15 Jan 2019
Country of origin: Palestinian Autonomous Territories
Date test completed: 31 Jan 2019
WRL reference PAT 1/2018
Description of sample: Sheep, fluid/cell culture, collected 29 Jul 2018
PCR result: FMDV GD
Serotyping result by cell culture/ELISA: O
[2] Genotyping report
FMDV serotype: O
Country: Palestinian Autonomous Territories
Year: 2018
Batch: WRLFMD/2019/00006
No. of sequences:
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PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (18): Saudi Arabia (RI) WHO

healthmap - Sat, 16/02/2019 - 19:02
MERS -- Saudi Arabia
In the 2 days since the last update [14 Feb 2019] there has been one newly confirmed case of MERS-CoV infection and 3 recoveries of previously confirmed cases reported by Saudi Arabia (as of 12:15 GMT-4).
Information on the newly confirmed case:
Date of confirmation report: 15 Feb 2019
Case no.: 19-1838
MERS in Wadi Aldawasir city: 49-year-old male in Wadi Aldawasir city, Riyadh region
Contact with camels: No
Case classification: Secondary, healthcare acquired
Current status:
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PRO/AH/EDR> Angiostrongylus cantonensis - USA (02): (HI)

healthmap - Sat, 16/02/2019 - 17:51
Other Human Disease -- United States
Two new cases of rat lungworm disease were confirmed on the Big Island Wednesday [13 Feb 2019]. According to the Department of Health, 2 adults have contracted the disease; one is a visitor who was on vacation last year [2018].
The visitor became sick in late December [2018] and was diagnosed and hospitalized after returning home. That person has since recovered. The 2nd case was an East Hawaii resident who became ill in January [2019] and then was hospitalized in early February
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PRO/AH/EDR> Leishmaniasis, cutaneous - Pakistan (03): (TA)

healthmap - Sat, 16/02/2019 - 16:47
Leishmaniasis -- Pakistan
Health Minister Dr. Hisham Inamullah Khan has said that government is making efforts on war footing for prevention of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the province and a special cell has been set up to cope with the outbreak of the skin disease.
According to a handout issued here [Peshawar] on Wednesday [13 Feb 2019], so far 21 258 cases of leishmaniasis have been reported throughout the province, including 19 072 from tribal districts.
In his message, Dr. Hisham said that there was no need to
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PRO/AH/EDR> Mycoplasma bovis, bovine - New Zealand (02): cattle, update

healthmap - Sat, 16/02/2019 - 03:36
Other Animal Disease -- New Zealand
Officials now concede the cattle disease _Mycoplasma bovis_ may have been present in New Zealand as early as 2004.
Late last year [2018], Ministry for Primary Industries principal scientist Dr John Roche dismissed what he described as persistent "myths" surrounding the disease. One of those was that _M bovis_ 1st arrived in New Zealand around 2004. Roche rejected the possibility, saying that by using a molecular clock and culturing the bacteria, scientists were able to see the changes in
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PRO/AH/EDR> Equine infectious anemia & equine piroplasmosis - USA: (TX) horse

healthmap - Sat, 16/02/2019 - 02:47
Equine Infectious Anemia, Other Animal Disease -- United States
Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) confirmed equine infectious anemia (EIA) in 9 racing Quarter Horses located on a Smith County premises on [Thu 31 Jan 2019].
Through subsequent testing, 7 of the EIA-positive horses and one additional horse on the property were confirmed positive for a secondary infectious disease, equine piroplasmosis (EP).
The Smith County premises remains in compliance with TAHC rules, which require owners to maintain EIA- and EP-exposed horses in a quarantine
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PRO/AH/EDR> Equine influenza - USA (02): (OH) horse

healthmap - Sat, 16/02/2019 - 02:41
Equine Influenza -- United States
Three horses at the World Equestrian Center (WEC) in Wilmington, Ohio, have tested positive for equine influenza, the site's management said in a [Tue 12 Feb 2019] statement.
Show veterinarian Holly Helbig, DVM, informed management of the positive tests. All 3 horses have tested negative for _Streptococcus equi_ (which causes strangles) and for equine herpesvirus-1 and -4.
When the affected horses exhibited signs of equine influenza, Helbig isolated them at the WEC Veterinary Clinic,
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Ebola still claiming lives as DRC cases climb to 835

cidrap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 23:50
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsFeb 15, 2019

The country's health ministry reports 6 new cases and 5 new deaths, including that of an infant.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Zambia: (MU) hippopotamus cull proposed

healthmap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 23:28
Anthrax -- Zambia
The Zambian government will allow trophy hunters to kill 2000 hippos in a 5-year cull. In 2016, the government announced a plan to kill 400 of the animals per year, claiming there was a risk of an anthrax outbreak. They then backed down from this original plan, but animal rights campaigners claim they have restarted the cull under the guise of a wildlife management tool.
However, charity Born Free says there is no scientific evidence to support a cull, reports The Daily Mail. They say
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News Scan for Feb 15, 2019

cidrap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 23:26
More Saudi MERSRaw turkey SalmonellaPolio in Indonesia, PakistanLassa fever in Nigeria
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 15, 2019

cidrap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 23:22
Electronic stewardship interventionAntibiotic resistance and UTI riskC diff testing in children
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Australia (03): (QL) cattle, NOT

healthmap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 23:11
Anthrax -- Australia
The Queensland Government's Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has ruled out anthrax as the cause of recent cattle deaths at Eukey. Initial testing and autopsies did not show signs of the bacterium _Bacillus anthrax_, but further tests are underway to identify the exact cause of death.
[Byline: Matthew Purcell]
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[We know what it is not. The actual cause for these multiple deaths has yet to be decided. - Mod.MHJ
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (18): Congo DR (NK, IT) cases, summaries, vaccine RFI, research

healthmap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 23:03
Ebola, Vaccine Complication -- DR Congo
Since the start of vaccination on 8 Aug 2018, 79 146 people have been vaccinated.
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Communicated by:
ProMED-mail Rapporteur Mary Marshall
[Sad to see a 6-month-old baby infected when the mother could have been treated together with the baby earlier at an ETC. How early can the vaccine be given? - Mod.LK]
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[2] Summaries
- Thu 14 Feb 2019. Ebola outbreak expands
[CIDRAP (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy) news scan for 14 Feb 2019, abridged,
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PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (14): Pakistan, Indonesia

healthmap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 22:55
Polio -- Pakistan
New wild poliovirus cases reported this week: 1
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2019: 3
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2018: 33
New cVDPV cases reported this week: 1
Total number of cVDPV cases (all types) in 2019: 0
Total number of cVDPV cases (all types) in 2018: 104
Headlines
- In Indonesia, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) outbreak is confirmed.
Summary of new viruses this week:
- Pakistan: 1 case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1)
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US flu activity continues to rise

cidrap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 20:25
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsFeb 15, 2019

Clinic visits for influenza-like illness increased from 4.3% to 4.8%, 6 more pediatric deaths were confirmed, and the H3N2 strain appears to be surging.

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