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PRO/EDR> Influenza (27): WHO global update

healthmap - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 20:15
Influenza -- Worldwide/Unknown
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
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PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (35): Africa (Saudi Arabia, Algeria)

healthmap - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 20:13
Cholera -- Saudi Arabia
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
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PRO/EDR> Dengue/DHF update (18): Asia, co-Infections

healthmap - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 19:38
Dengue -- Sri Lanka
An uncommon combination of triple diseases -- dengue, chikungunya, and scrub typhus, has shocked Sawai Man Singh Hospital (SMS) hospital doctors. 2 such cases have already been reported in 11 days.
When a 63-year-old was rushed to SMS Hospital from Kotputli of Jaipur district, she had double pneumonia, breathing problems, low platelet count, and abnormal functioning of liver and kidneys. She was brought to SMS hospital on [19 Aug 2018] and died on [23 Aug 2018] while undergoing treatment.
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (93): Congo DR (NK,IT) case update

healthmap - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 14:56
Ebola -- DR Congo
- The Angumu and Getthy [Geti] alerts in Ituri province were negative.
- On Tue 18 Sep 2018, Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga, Minister of Health, traveled to Makeke, Mandima health zone, Ituri province to inaugurate the new Ebola treatment center (ETC) built by International Medical Corps (IMC). This 4th ETC of 50 beds will allow to quickly treat any suspected or confirmed case notified in this health zone close to that of Mangina [North Kivu], the epicenter of the current epidemic.
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US officials probe Cyclospora spike, tainted US produce

cidrap - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 23:23
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsSep 19, 2018

Some illnesses reflect restaurant clusters linked to contaminated basil, cilantro.

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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (42): (KY, WV)

healthmap - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 22:57
Hepatitis A -- United States
Total Outbreak: 1701
Hospitalizations: 952
Deaths: 14
Last updated: Fri 14 Sep 2018
Communicated by:

[Date / Cases / Deaths / Average cases per week
14 Apr 2018 / 352 / 3 / --
28 Apr 2018 / 448 / 4 / 48
25 May 2018 / 629 / 6 / 45
9 Jun 2018 / 832 / 6 / 101
27 Jun 2018 / 969 / 6 / 53
7 Jul 2018 / 1094 / 8 / 87
14 Jul 2018 / 1170 / 8 / 76
21 Jul 2018 / 1221 / 8 / 51
28 Jul 2018 / 1276 / 8 / 55
4 Aug 2018 / 1341 / 8 / 65
11 Aug 2018 / 1425 / 9 / 84
18 Aug
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PRO/AH/EDR> Plague - Madagascar (03)

healthmap - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 22:54
Plague -- Madagascar
An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 2 people, a health official said on [Tue 18 Sep 2018], marking the official start of the season when the disease is considered to be at its deadliest. Last year, in 2017, more than 200 people were killed before epidemics of bubonic and pneumonic plague were brought under control in November [2017].
The WHO has warned that 2018's strain could be even more virulent. "According to counts undertaken between [1 Aug 2018] and [13 Sep 2018], we
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News Scan for Sep 19, 2018

cidrap - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 22:24
DRC Ebola vaccinationSmallpox vaccine sent to UKChildhood deaths worldwideLow global flu levels
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PRO/EDR> Cyclosporiasis - USA (11): update

healthmap - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 22:16
Other Human Disease -- United States
[On 18 Sep 2018], the FDA [Food and Drug Administration] a statement from Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the prevalence of cyclosporiasis cases in the US this year [2018]. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported there have been 2173 cases this spring and summer as of [12 Sep 2018].
The rise in cases, in part, can be attributed to new FDA testing methods applied in routine tests on "appropriate commodities." That includes cilantro, which along with basil, parsley, and
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PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus (40): Europe (Slovenia) crow, 1st rep, OIE

healthmap - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 18:53
West Nile Virus -- Slovenia
Information received on [and dated] 17 Sep 2018 from Dr Janez Posedi, Director General, Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Food Safety, Veterinary Sector and Plant Protection (AFSVSPP), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 13 Sep 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 13 Sep 2018
Report date: 17 Sep 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 17 Sep 2018
Reason for notification: 1st
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PRO/AH/EDR> Sheep pox & goat pox - Russia (03): (AM) ovine, OIE

healthmap - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 18:50
Sheep/Goat Pox -- Russia
Information received on [and dated] 18 Sep 2018 from Dr Nikolay Vlasov, Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor [Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance], Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 12 Sep 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 14 Sep 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 3 Dec 2010
Manifestation of
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PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus (39): Americas (Canada) fatal

healthmap - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 18:46
West Nile Virus -- Canada
Hundreds of cases of the West Nile virus have been reported [worldwide] so far this year and 22 people have already died as a result of the mosquito-borne infection. In the most recent case, one person is reportedly dead due to West Nile virus (WNV) in Canada, wrote. This is the 1st death of the season attributed to the virus in Canada, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit [in Ontario] said in a news release on [Fri 14 Sep 2018].
It also warned that WNV continues to be a
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PRO/AH/EDR> Classical swine fever - Japan (04): (GF) spread, wild boar, OIE, RFI

healthmap - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 16:39
Classical Swine Fever -- Japan
Information received on [and dated] 18 Sep 2018 from Dr Norio Kumagai, Director, Chief Veterinary Officer, Animal Health Division, Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tokyo, Japan
Report type: follow-up report no. 1
Date of start of the event: 3 Sep 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 9 Sep 2018
Report date: 18 Sep 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 18 Sep 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Tick-borne encephalitis - Switzerland (05): comment

healthmap - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 16:35
Tick-borne Encephalitis -- Switzerland
1. Foppa IM. The basic reproductive number of tick-borne encephalitis virus. An empirical approach. J Math Biol. 2005; 51(6): 616-28; .
2. Mansfield KL, Johnson N, Phipps LP, et al. Tick-borne encephalitis virus - a review of an emerging zoonosis. J Gen Virol. 2009; 90(Pt 8): 1781-94. doi: 10.1099/vir.0.011437-0; .
3. Randolph SE, 2001. The shifting landscape of tick-borne zoonoses: tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme borreliosis in Europe. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2001; 356(1411):
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PRO/AH/EDR> Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (23): (MI)

healthmap - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 16:31
Eastern Equine Encephalitis -- United States
Health officials say a resident of western Michigan has been infected with eastern equine encephalitis [EEE virus].
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Allegan County Health Department announced [Mon 17 Sep 2018] that the person was hospitalized in late August [2018].
Eastern equine encephalitis is one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases in the US. It can be fatal and often leaves survivors with brain damage.
Southwestern Michigan has experienced
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (92): Congo DR (NK,IT) case update, hostility, CDC

healthmap - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 14:54
Ebola -- DR Congo
The investigation team sent to Komanda [North Kivu] began the work of contact identification and vaccination this Mon 17 Sep 2018. Upon arrival, the team was faced with resistance from the population. After a sensitization session by the community leader, tensions eased slightly and several contacts volunteered. So far 25 contacts have already been registered.
Since the beginning of vaccination on 8 Aug 2018, 9721 people have been vaccinated, including 3826 in
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - Algeria (06): (BU) bovine, spread

healthmap - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 00:44
Foot and Mouth -- Algeria
A total of 11 cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) have been reported in the commune of Oued El Berdi, about 20 km [12 miles] southeast of Bouira. These are 11 pregnant cows that contracted the virus in a barn of a private breeder. The 11 cattle head with high milk production were slaughtered.
During the onset of the disease, a few months ago, there were 23 FMD cases observed in the municipalities of Ain Bessem, Aghbalou and M'chedallah. The 23 cows were slaughtered to circumscribe the
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White House shines high-level spotlight on biodefense

cidrap - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 23:48
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsSep 18, 2018

With HHS taking the lead, the new strategy establishes a cabinet-level biodefense steering committee.

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WHO report warns efforts to end TB are falling short

cidrap - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 23:16
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsSep 18, 2018

TB remains high in many low- and middle-income nations, and about 558,000 people in 2017 developed rifampicin-resistant TB.

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News Scan for Sep 18, 2018

cidrap - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 23:12
Low MMR uptake in UKE coli preventive approved
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