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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (06): Americas (USA) human, bat, canine exposure

healthmap - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 18:51
Rabies -- United States
A 6-year-old Eustis boy reportedly died of rabies [Sun 14 Jan 2017] at an Orlando hospital after being scratched by a sick bat that Lake county officials said had been living in his home.
[HR] confirmed his son's death to NBC News after previously telling the "Today" show that [the boy] became infected when the bat scratched him.
Lake county deputies responded to the Eustis home about 2 weeks ago after they were told the family's pit bull may have had rabies. When they arrived, somebody
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PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Netherlands: ex Brazil (SP)

healthmap - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 02:29
Yellow Fever -- Netherlands
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PRO/AH/EDR> Lassa fever - West Africa: Nigeria

healthmap - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 01:40
Lassa Fever -- Nigeria
Please note that the data reflect the routine reports, i.e. all suspected cases including the laboratory positive and negative cases.
1.1. 8 suspected cases of Lassa fever with one laboratory confirmed and one death (CFR, 12.50 percent) were reported from 7 LGAs [local government areas] (6 states: Bauchi - 3, FCT - 1, Gombe - 1, Kogi - 1, Lagos - 1 and Ondo - 1) in week 51, 2017 compared with 9 suspected cases and 2 deaths (CFR, 22.2 percent) reported from 7 LGAs (4 States) at
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PRO/EDR> Measles update (04): Europe, USA

healthmap - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 01:31
Measles -- United Kingdom
Symptoms of measles include high fever, runny nose, conjunctivitis and cough. A rash then usually develops, starting at the head and spreading to the trunk and limbs over 3 -- 4 days.
People are infectious from their 1st symptoms to 4 days after the rash appears. Symptoms start around 1--2 weeks after exposure to an infectious case.
Those who catch measles are generally very unwell and frequently admitted to hospital.
Complications from measles, including pneumonia, are common, and
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (14): South Africa, HPAI H5N8, tern

healthmap - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 00:46
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- South Africa
Spread [of avian influenza] amongst poultry has halted. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today [9 Jan 2018] announced that no new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed at previously uninfected poultry farms in the province since 31 Oct 2017. In December 2017, there was a reoccurrence at a previously infected farm, which was still under quarantine.
Laboratory tests have, however, confirmed the presence of the H5N8 virus in swift terns found in
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PRO/AH/EDR> Influenza, canine - Canada (02): H3N2, more canine cases

healthmap - Mon, 15/01/2018 - 22:45
Influenza H3N2 -- Canada
Health officials say 5 more dogs have tested positive for a strain of canine influenza in southwestern Ontario, bringing the total number of infected up to 7 in what they're calling the virus's 1st known incursion into the country.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit says the 2 dogs that initially tested positive for H3N2 canine flu were brought to Canada from South Korea through the United States late last month [December 2017].
It says the 7 dogs that most recently tested positive for
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PRO/EDR> Norovirus - USA: (WA) restaurant

healthmap - Mon, 15/01/2018 - 22:33
Norovirus -- United States
In a follow-up on the norovirus outbreak linked to 2 El Toro Restaurants in the Tacoma, [Washington] area, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has identified new cases of norovirus, bringing the total number from the outbreak to 434. The Tacoma location, 5716 N 26th St, has 423 cases. The restaurant in University Place, 3820 Bridgeport Way W, has 11. Both restaurants closed for a thorough cleaning and sanitizing, a Health Department requirement for outbreaks like this. They have since
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (04): (MI,KY)

healthmap - Mon, 15/01/2018 - 21:45
Hepatitis A -- United States
677 / 554 (81.8) / 22 (3.2)
The table does not include all reported hepatitis A cases in the SE MI outbreak region; only those cases that are identified as outbreak-related. Data are provisional and subject to change.
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[Cumulative case data
Report date / Cases / Deaths / New cases per week
26 Jun 2017 / 190 / 10 /
15 Sep 2017 / 319 / 14 /
6 Oct 2017 / 376 / 14 /
13 Oct 2017 / 397 / 15 / 21
20 Oct 2017 / 431 / 17 / 34
27 Oct 2017 / 457 / 18 /
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, st. Agona - France (02): infant formula, more cases, add. recall

healthmap - Mon, 15/01/2018 - 21:25
Salmonella -- France
Identification of the outbreak
At the end of [November 2017], the French National Reference Centre (NRC) for _Salmonella_ noted an unusual increase in _Salmonella [enterica_ serotype] Agona among infants, with 22 cases identified between [August and November 2017] in children younger than 6 months. On [1 Dec 2017], interviews with the caregivers of 8 of these infants by the French National Institute for Public Health (Sante Publique France (SPF)) identified
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PRO/AH/EDR> Schmallenberg virus - Europe (02): Ireland (CN,LM,SO) bovine

healthmap - Mon, 15/01/2018 - 17:58
Schmallenberg -- Ireland
1. De Regge N. Akabane, Aino and Schmallenberg virus -- where do we stand and what do we know about the role of domestic ruminant hosts and Culicoides vectors in virus transmission and overwintering? Curr Opin Virol. 2017; 27: 15-30. doi: 10.1016/j.coviro.2017.10.004.
2. Collins AB, Barrett GD, Doherty ML, et al. Significant re-emergence and recirculation of Schmallenberg virus in previously exposed dairy herds in Ireland in 2016. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2017; 64(5): 1359-63; .
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ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 12, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 15/01/2018 - 03:40
Online stewardship courseOIE report on animal antibioticsMCR-4 in humansAntibiotics in early pregnancyNasal screen for MRSA pneumoniaC difficile declineAntibiotics in nursing homesEnvironmental health risksMigrant MDR-TBCost of VRE infectionsDrug-resistant Acinetobacter
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PRO/AH/EDR> Leptospirosis - USA: (CA) canine

healthmap - Mon, 15/01/2018 - 02:34
Leptospirosis -- United States
A dog park in the East Bay is raising safety concerns after several dogs developed a painful bacterial infection called leptospirosis. The infection is known to leave dogs weak and unable to keep food down, and a dog owner says it could take months for your pet to recover.
One dog owner believes his dog Freda may have gotten infected at a Fremont dog park. According to the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, 3 other owners reported their dogs got sick last November [2017]. "It's very
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foodborne illness - Madagascar: (AS) sea turtle meat, fatal

healthmap - Mon, 15/01/2018 - 02:19
Foodborne Illness -- Madagascar
"In December 1994, a mass food poisoning through ingestion of turtle affected about 60 persons on the northeastern coast of Madagascar. The prevailing clinical signs were digestive (nausea, vomiting, dysphagia, acute stomatitis) and might persist during several weeks. The poisoning attack rate was 48 percent with a lethality of 7.7 percent. Such [an] accident, even if rare in Madagascar, requires a structured organization to control sea products poisoning and to set up adequate prevention
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (13): Japan (KG) poultry, HPAI H5N6, OIE

healthmap - Sun, 14/01/2018 - 17:30
Avian Influenza H5N6 -- Japan
Information received on [and dated] 12 Jan 2018 from Dr Kazuo Ito, Director, International Animal Health Affairs Office, Animal Health Division, Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tokyo, Japan
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 10 Jan 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 12 Jan 2018
Report date: 12 Jan 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 12 Jan 2018
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed
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PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus: neuropathogenesis

healthmap - Sun, 14/01/2018 - 17:29
West Nile Virus -- Worldwide/Unknown
Charise Garber, Michael J. Vasek, Lauren L. Vollmer, Tony Sun, Xiaoping Jiang & Robyn S. Klein. Astrocytes decrease adult neurogenesis during virus-induced memory dysfunction via IL-1.
"Memory impairment following West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease (WNND) is associated with loss of hippocampal synapses with lack of recovery. Adult neurogenesis and synaptogenesis are fundamental features of hippocampal repair, which suggests that viruses affect these processes. Here, in an
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PRO/AH/EDR> Hantavirus - Americas (02): Argentina (ER) susp., RFI

healthmap - Sun, 14/01/2018 - 07:38
Hantavirus -- Argentina
A 38-year-old man who was a poultry worker, was admitted in the Gualeguaychú hospital during the holidays, suspected of having contracted [a] hantavirus [infection] or leptospirosis. A complaint was lodged against the farm where he worked.
The department of Gualeguaychú confirmed that the poultry worker was hospitalized since [Wed 20 Dec 2017] in a private clinic in the city for a zoonosis yet to be determined.
The 38-year-old man died as a result of a serious viral clinical condition
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PRO/AH/EDR> Angiostrongylus cantonensis - USA: (HI) task force

healthmap - Sun, 14/01/2018 - 07:33
-- United States
The Governor's Task Force on Rat Lungworm Disease says the problem is spreading, it's become an "emerging" tropical disease and that unanswered questions need to be addressed with research.
"It's very striking how severe (rat lungworm) is here in Hilo," said Kenton Kramer, a task force member and associate professor in the Department of Tropical Medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
People who develop rat lungworm in Puna and Hilo typically get very sick, whereas people
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PRO/AH/EDR> Influenza, canine - USA: (WA) H3N2

healthmap - Sun, 14/01/2018 - 07:32
Influenza H3N2 -- United States
It's been a rough flu season. There has been a spike in human flu cases in Washington and across the country. The Washington State Department of Health reports at the end of December [2017], there had been at least 29 deaths from influenza. But people aren't the only one susceptible to the flu. So is your dog.
Veterinarians are warning pet owners that a spike in dog flu cases has raced across the country. Canine influenza has been reported in 46 states -- including here in Washington. Dog
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PRO/AH/EDR> Mycoplasma bovis, bovine - New Zealand: national testing

healthmap - Sun, 14/01/2018 - 07:26
Other Animal Disease -- New Zealand
New Zealand will roll out a nationwide program to test dairy farms for the cattle disease [caused by] _Mycoplasma bovis_ as the number of affected properties steadily grows, the Ministry for Primary Industries said on [Fri 5 Jan 2018]. Fourteen farms in the world's biggest dairy exporter have tested positive for the disease since it was 1st detected in South Canterbury on the country's South Island in July [2017].
_Mycoplasma bovis_ is common in many countries and can lead to conditions
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PRO/AH/EDR> Bovine tuberculosis - Israel (02): (HD) bovine, human, control

healthmap - Sun, 14/01/2018 - 05:55
Bovine TB -- Israel
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Tuberculosis in Kibbutz Gal'On: About 10 days ago, Uri Koren ["Hachaklait" veterinary practitioner attending this dairy farm] reported about one of the plant's employees (a student from Uganda) who was hospitalized in the "Shmuel HaRofeh" hospital with active tuberculosis. The said employee has been in Israel since the beginning of September 2017. The information was transferred to the Veterinary Services at the beginning of the week [week of 7-13 Jan 2018] and the
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