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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Romania: (VS) cattle, OIE

healthmap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 20:00
Anthrax -- Romania
Information received on 15 Feb 2019 from Dr. Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 8 Feb 2019
Date of confirmation of the event: 12 Feb 2019
Report date: 15 Feb 2019
Date submitted to OIE: 15 Feb 2019
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - Israel: (HZ) cattle, st O, spread, OIE

healthmap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 19:57
Foot and Mouth -- Israel
Information received on [and dated] 13 Feb 2019 from Dr. Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel
Report type: Follow-up report no. 8
Date of start of the event: 5 Sep 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 9 Sep 2018
Report date: 13 Feb 2019
Date submitted to OIE: 13 Feb 2019
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 16 Jul
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, st Poona - EU: infants, Spanish powdered milk

healthmap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 19:05
Salmonella -- Worldwide/Unknown
French authorities are investigating more than a dozen cases of _Salmonella_ infection in babies less than 19 months old. The illnesses are linked to a rice milk formula made in Spain. Of the 14 babies involved in the investigation, the French National Public Health Agency (Santé publique France) reports 5 have been confirmed and 9 are under investigation. 7 of the babies were hospitalized for salmonellosis but have since recovered. Luxembourg and Belgium have reported one case each linked to
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PRO/AH/EDR> Leptospirosis - USA: (HI)

healthmap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 19:03
Leptospirosis -- United States
A rare (and deadly) form of leptospirosis has infected 2 Oahu [Hawaii] men this year [2019]. Local doctors are alarmed after 2 men were diagnosed with a deadly form of leptospirosis known as Weil's disease. The bacteria attack the organs causing them to rapidly shut down.
Looking at [the patient on Wed 13 Feb 2019] you'd never know the rare disease nearly claimed his life a few weeks ago. The 44-year-old was hospitalized in January [2019] with kidney and liver failure after doing something
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Zimbabwe: (MA) domestic, OIE

healthmap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 19:00
African Swine Fever -- Zimbabwe
Information received on [and dated] 14 Feb 2019 from Dr Unesu Hildah Ushewokunze-Obatolu, Principal Director, Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services, Harare, Zimbabwe
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 21 Jan 2019
Date of confirmation of the event: 13 Feb 2019
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 24 Dec 2015
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: African swine fever
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PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (17): Saudi Arabia (RI) Oman, RFI

healthmap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 06:04
MERS -- Saudi Arabia
In the past 2 days since the last update [12 Feb 2019], there have been a total of 2 newly confirmed cases, 2 fatalities, and 2 recoveries reported by Saudi Arabia. In addition, there have been 5 cases previously listed as on home isolation that were changed to hospitalized, and 6 additional cases whose transmission classification was changed from the initial report.
Information on newly confirmed cases:

Date of confirmation report: 13 Feb 2019
Case no.: 19-1836
MERS in Wadi
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PRO/PL> Undiagnosed disease, potato - India: (AS)

healthmap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 04:03
Undiagnosed -- India
Thousands of acres of farmland with potato in Lakhimpur [district] are witnessing an abnormal growth of produce. Farmers who have been growing potatoes for generations say they have never experienced such a crop failure, nor have they heard of such a thing from the past.
The tiny size of the potatoes was preceded by the shrinking of the potato plants after the spreading of the leaves, finally leading to its complete withering. A farmer says that the entire potato plantation gets affected
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PRO/AH/EDR> Equine influenza - UK (03): (England, Scotland) horse, EIV H3N8 Florida clade 1

healthmap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 04:00
Equine Influenza -- United Kingdom
Dr Richard Newton of the Animal Health Trust (AHT) has spoken amid rising instances of a virulent strain among the general horse population. The BBC has learned that 8 times as many flu cases have been reported among UK horses in the 1st 6 weeks of 2019 as in the whole of last year [2018]. Racing resumed on Wednesday [13 Feb 2019] after a 6-day shutdown.
"What we worry about is that the racing network is highly connected," said Newton, AHT head of epidemiology and disease surveillance, a
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Early US flu vaccine analysis finds moderate protection

cidrap - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 00:17
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsFeb 14, 2019

Protection against flu was 47% overall and 46% against the predominant H1N1 strain.

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News Scan for Feb 14, 2019

cidrap - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 23:25
Ebola outbreak expandsMERS in Oman, Saudi ArabiaMeningitis B on campuses
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Australia (02): (QL) cattle, susp.

healthmap - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 22:44
Anthrax -- Australia
A suspected case of anthrax at a Granite Belt property is being investigated by Biosecurity Queensland. Several cattle at a Pyramids Road property at Eukey have died as a result of the suspected outbreak, with official results due to be released tomorrow [Fri 15 Feb 2019].
Biosecurity Queensland has not confirmed the deaths were a result of anthrax, simply saying "at this stage the cause is unknown." However, the reported property owner, or someone known to the property owner, took to
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PRO/AH/EDR> Treponeme-associated hoof disease - USA: (ID) elk, 1st rep.

healthmap - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 22:41
Other Animal Disease -- United States
A new disease has been confirmed in an elk harvested near Whitebird, Idaho last year [2018]. This is the 1st confirmed case of Treponema associated hoof disease (TAHD), a disease that "is caused by a spirochete bacterium that causes hoof abnormalities and lameness in elk," in the state, Local News 8 reports.
Previously found in elk within Washington and Oregon, the disease is not widespread yet; however, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is working on a study at Washington
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 14, 2019

cidrap - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 22:39
Postgrad stewardship supportGlobal antibiotic use in animals
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PRO/EDR> Measles update (10)

healthmap - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 22:33
Measles -- Worldwide/Unknown
[5] Pacific Northwest [Canada (Vancouver), Washington (Clark County), Oregon]
[6] Thailand
[7] Philippines
[8] Myanmar (Yangon)
[9] DR Congo
[10] Tunisia
[11] Australia (Canberra)
[12] Australia (South Australia)
[1] Macedonia
Date: Sat 9 Feb 2019
Source:, a Xinhua report [edited]

The Macedonian Health Minister Venko Filipce confirmed on [Fri 8 Feb 2019] the death of a 6-month-old baby related to
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (07): Namibia (KA) wild bird, HPAI H5N8, OIE

healthmap - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 22:29
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Namibia
Information received on [and dated] 12 Feb 2019 from Dr. Adrianatus Florentius Maseke, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Windhoek, Namibia
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 2 Feb 2019
Date of confirmation of the event: 7 Feb 2019
Reason for notification: first occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent: Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype: H5N8
Nature of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Bluetongue - Europe (04): France, cattle, BTV-8, congenital

healthmap - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 22:25
Bluetongue -- France
Several departments have informed us about numerous cases of calves born blind and dying within a few days.
These cases would have started to appear concomitantly in mid-December [2018] (at least 1 department had found such clinical signs on calves since 2016). [On affected farms], 2-15 percent of the newborn calves were affected.
According to the analyzes carried out in departmental laboratories (positive PCRs on blood samples from calves) and Maisons-Alfort's LNR-ANSES (positive PCR on
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Study: At-home decolonization cuts MRSA, other infections

cidrap - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 21:38
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsFeb 14, 2019

Six months of decolonization lowered MRSA rates 30% and any type of infection 17%.

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PRO/PL> Cassava brown streak viruses - DR Congo: coinfections

healthmap - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 15:49
Other Plant Disease -- DR Congo
Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) caused by _Cassava brown streak virus [CBSV] and _Ugandan cassava brown streak virus_ [UCBSV] is one of the most important diseases affecting cassava in East and Central Africa. CBSD caused by UCBSV was officially reported for the 1st time from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2012 [see ProMED-mail post]. DRC is on the "front" of the westward-spreading pandemic of CBSD. If CBSV was to be reported from
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (17): Congo DR (NK, IT) cases, summaries, research, response

healthmap - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 02:43
Ebola -- DR Congo
- Since the start of vaccination on 8 Aug 2018, 78 464 people have been vaccinated
Communicated by:
ProMED-mail Rapporteur Mary Marshall
- Tue 12 Feb 2019. Epidemiological situation report, DRC Ministry of Health>
[in French, machine trans., abridged, edited]

The epidemiological situation of the Ebola virus disease in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri dated 10 Feb 2019:
- Since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 819, of which
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rift Valley fever - Eastern Africa: Kenya

healthmap - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 01:08
Rift Valley Fever -- Kenya
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