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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 18, 2018

cidrap - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 23:10
Antimicrobial stewardship in clinicsAntibiotic use in US seniorsGut microbiota and bloodstream infections
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PRO/PL> Bacterial leaf streak, maize - USA: (WI)

healthmap - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 13:52
Other Plant Disease -- United States
We have now confirmed bacterial leaf streak (BLS) of corn in Wisconsin. We have been on the lookout for this disease over the past several seasons, but have not confirmed it officially in the state until now. A corn sample was received with symptoms consistent with those for BLS. The sample was confirmed positive through multiple tests, including bacterial streaming and PCR. Subsequently, the sample has been confirmed positive by multiple laboratories.
Bacterial leaf streak (BLS) of corn
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Europe (42): Romania (DB) domestic swine, OIE, spread

healthmap - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 13:50
African Swine Fever -- Romania
Information received on [and dated] 17 Sep 2018 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
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 17 Sep 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 17 Sep 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Dtae of previous occurrence: 20 Nov
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PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus (38): Europe (Romania, Germany ex Italy) ECDC

healthmap - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 13:48
West Nile Virus -- Worldwide/Unknown
Health authorities say mosquito-borne viruses have killed 4 people in Romania this week, bringing the total deaths from West Nile virus to 21.
The National Public Health Institute [Fri 14 Sep 2018] reported 30 new cases of people getting sick after being bitten by mosquitoes carrying the virus. It said all the deaths involved people with other health complications.
The 1st deaths were recorded in August [2018] and the virus has made 200 people ill all over Romania. The health ministry
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PRO/AH/EDR> Leptospirosis - Philippines: (II) rice field workers

healthmap - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 02:47
Leptospirosis -- Philippines
Most cases of leptospirosis in Iloilo province involve farmworkers, according to the Provincial Health Office [PHO]. They may have been infected because they waded in contaminated water in farms.
The Provincial Health Office (PHO) recorded 88 leptospirosis cases with 9 deaths since January [2018], 283 percent higher than the cases recorded in the same period last year [2017]. There were 23 recorded leptospirosis cases from 1 Jan to 18 Aug 2017, PHO records showed.
The 5 municipalities
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Asia (13): China (NM) domestic swine, spread, OIE

healthmap - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 22:46
African Swine Fever -- China
Information received [and dated] on 14 Sep 2018 from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, Director General, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)
Summary
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: 1st occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: African swine fever virus
Nature
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News Scan for Sep 17, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 22:28
Saudi MERS casesSouth Korea MERS updateInhaled flu vaccine trial in kidsUrban cholera in Algeria
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 17, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 22:26
Azithromycin resistance in N gonorrhoeaeUK antibiotic prescribingViral diagnostic shows promiseMDR urinary tract infections
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New Ebola cases, 3 more deaths recorded in DRC

cidrap - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 21:41
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsSep 17, 2018

The outbreak increased by 2 infections and now stands at 142 cases (111 confirmed).

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PRO/AH/EDR> Epizootic hemorrhagic disease - USA (02): (AZ) cervid

healthmap - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 18:55
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease -- United States
A disease affecting some mule deer in the Yavapai Hills community and surrounding areas near Prescott [Yavapai county] has been confirmed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
After receiving reports in recent weeks from residents who observed deer that appeared to be lethargic, blind, walking in circles, and unaware of their surroundings, Game and Fish biologists collected tissue samples from 3 animals and sent them to a laboratory for testing, according to a news release.
The
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PRO/EDR> Malaria, autochthonous - Dominican Republic (02): (Santo Domingo)

healthmap - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 16:28
Malaria -- Dominican Republic
At least 63 confirmed cases of malaria have been reported through the surveillance system in the last 4 weeks, with 75% corresponding to the localized focus in the neighborhoods of Santa Domingo West.
Until the beginning of September 2018, 294 cases were reported in the entire country, with the neighborhoods of La Cienaga, Hato Nuevo, Caballona, and Manoguayabo, in Santo Domingo Oeste, and Las Mercedes in Los Alcarrizos presenting the highest incidence of this febrile disease, transmitted
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (91): Congo DR (NK) case update, suspect cases

healthmap - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 15:29
Ebola -- DR Congo
- A joint investigation team was sent to the Komanda health zone, north of Beni city [North Kivu], after an Ebola confirmed case died at the Ebola treatment center in Beni. The purpose of the mission is to identify contacts and define vaccination belts.
- To date, 4 038 431 travelers have been checked at the various entry points set up.
Vaccination
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- Immunization activities continue in the 48 vaccination belts spread over the 7 affected health zones. A data consolidation and
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Chad: (NJ) domestic swine, OIE

healthmap - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 03:27
African Swine Fever -- Chad
Information received on [and dated] 14 Sep 2018 from Dre Nodjimadji Rirabe, Directrice des Services Veterinaires, Services Veterinaires, Ministere de l'Elevage et des Productions Animales, N'djamena, Chad
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 25 Aug 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 12 Sep 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: June 2016
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent:
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PRO/AH/EDR> Infectious myonecrosis - Malaysia: (ME) shrimp, OIE

healthmap - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 02:33
Other Animal Disease -- Malaysia
Information received on [and dated] 14 Sep 2018 from Dr Quaza Nizamuddin Bin Hassan Nizam, Deputy Director General (Veterinary Health), Department of veterinary services, Division of livestock resources and technology development, Putrajaya, Malaysia
Summary
Report type: immediate notification (final report)
Date of start of the event: 4 Jun 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 7 Jun 2018
Report date: 14 Sep 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 14 Sep 2018
Date event resolved: 30 Jun
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PRO/AH/EDR> Classical swine fever - Japan (03): (GF) genetic analysis

healthmap - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 02:25
Classical Swine Fever -- Japan
The [classical] swine fever [CSF] virus recently detected at a pig farm in the city of Gifu is a type that had not been found before in the country, the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization has said.
The virus type, seen in other parts of Asia and in Europe, was confirmed through genetic analysis, the institute said Friday [14 Sep 2018], adding that it is highly likely that the virus came from abroad.
Also, on Friday [14 Sep 2018], the Gifu prefectural government said the
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Europe (41): Romania (DB), Belgium, international impact

healthmap - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 02:18
African Swine Fever -- Romania
The southern County of Dambovita has recorded its 1st African swine fever [ASF] outbreak, and authorities have summoned the Local Centre for Combating Disease, AGERPRES Dambovita DSVSA (Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Directorate) director Sandu Tolea said on Sun 16 Sep 2018.
When asked about this outbreak, Tolea answered: "I cannot give you any further information since we are at a meeting of the Local Centre for Combating Disease."
The authorities were initially alerted after a
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ASP Scan (Weekly) for Sep 14, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 01:51
UK-India diagnostics effortProbiotics and antibiotic use in kidsCandida auris in New YorkResistance and rising tempsEuropean One Health AMR planIndia bans combo drugsMDR bacteria in farmed salmonResistant E coli in dogsEssential-antibiotic price hikeAntibiotics and coughPiperacillin-tazobactam trial resultsDouble antibiotic for pneumoniaC diff in food animalsAccessible antimicrobial resistance data
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PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus (37): Americas (USA) equine

healthmap - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 00:41
West Nile Virus -- United States
Maine officials say a horse in York County has tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile virus. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says it's the state's 1st confirmed case of the disease in a horse on record.
The virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. The horse was not vaccinated against the disease. The animal was showing neurological signs last week. The department said it is undergoing supportive veterinary care and is not a threat to
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PRO/AH/EDR> Eastern equine encephalitis - Canada (03): (ON) equine

healthmap - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 00:30
Eastern Equine Encephalitis -- Canada
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs confirmed 2 cases of eastern equine encephalitis [EEE] from the Regional Municipality of Niagara on 12 Sep 2018. Both horses were unvaccinated and had no travel history. One horse is recovering from depression and ataxia with supportive treatment. The other horse was euthanized following the development of sudden and severe neurological signs. The total number of EEE cases for 2018 is 10.
EEE is a mosquito-transmitted disease that
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PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (38): Saudi Arabia (RI, QS) South Korea

healthmap - Sun, 16/09/2018 - 21:48
MERS -- Saudi Arabia
New Case No. 18 - 1749
MERS in Riyadh city: 38-year-old male in Rumah city, Riyadh region
Contact with camels: No
Case classification: Primary, community acquired
Current status: Hospitalized
New Case No. 18 - 1750
MERS in Buraidah city: 62-year-old male in Buraidah city, Qaseem [Al Qasim] region
Contact with camels: No
Case classification: Secondary, household contact
Current status: Hospitalized
New Case No. 18 - 1751
MERS in Riyadh city: 34-year-old male in Riyadh city,
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