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PRO/AH/EDR> Plague - Bolivia: (LP) bubonic, fatal

healthmap - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 18:44
Plague -- Bolivia
The Departmental Health Service (SEDES) of La Paz reported that an 81-year-old woman in the municipality of Apolo, north of La Paz, died on 26 Feb 2018, due to bubonic plague, confirming the 1st case of this type of disease in 2018. The head of the Epidemiology Unit of that health division, Alejandra Salas, indicated that the positive case was confirmed after a laboratory examination that led to the activation of an operation in the area, in order to interrupt the chain of transmission. "They
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PRO/AH/EDR> Newcastle disease - Czech Republic: (ZL) backyard poultry, OIE

healthmap - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 03:10
Newcastle Disease -- Czech Republic
Information received on [and dated] 15 Apr 2018 from Dr Zbyněk Semerád, Director General, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 9 Apr 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 13 Apr 2018
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: paramyxovirus 1
Nature of diagnosis: clinical, laboratory
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (67): China (Hong Kong) pet birds, HPAI H5N6, OIE

healthmap - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 02:54
Avian Influenza H5N6 -- China
Information received on [and dated] 16 Apr 2018 from Dr. Thomas Sit, Chief Veterinary Officer/Assistant Director (Inspection & Quarantine), Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Hong Kong, (SAR-PRC)
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 7 Apr 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 12 Apr 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 4 Apr
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, st. Braenderup - USA: eggs, recall

healthmap - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 02:03
Salmonella -- United States
Guard-Petter J. The chicken, the egg and Salmonella enteritidis. Environ Microbiol 2001; 3(7): 421-30; . - Mod.LL
HealthMap/ProMED-mail map:
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[See Also:
Salmonellosis, st I 4,[5],12:b:- - USA (04): kratom, mult. st, FDA mand. recall
Salmonellosis, st Typhimurium - USA (04): dried coconut
Salmonellosis, st I 4,[5],12:b:- - USA (03): kratom, multiple serotypes
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - Canada: frozen strawberries

healthmap - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 01:59
Hepatitis A -- Canada
This recall was triggered by findings during an investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
There have been reported illnesses
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Namibia (02): (Bwabwata Natl Park) hippopotamus, buffalo, final report

healthmap - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 01:56
Anthrax -- Namibia
Namibia's Environment Ministry confirmed on [Mon 16 Apr 2018] that the anthrax outbreak in the west part of Bwabwata National Park in the Kavango East Region has been contained. The anthrax outbreak in the country which was detected last year [2017] in October in one of the country's biggest game parks killed around 120 hippopotamuses and 25 buffaloes, amongst others.
The Environment Ministry, Public Relations officer, Romeo Muyunda in a statement said the Anthrax Containment Team which
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PRO/AH/EDR> Severe fever w/ thrombocytopenia synd. - East Asia

healthmap - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 01:53
Fever -- China
Infectious-disease experts in East Asia are preparing for this year's [2018] wave of a lethal tick-borne virus. The virus causes a disease called severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS), which has affected a rapidly growing number of people since it emerged nearly a decade ago.
Scientists in the region say they are worried by the rising incidence of the disease and by signs that the virus can spread more easily than previously thought. In March [2018], Japan launched the 1st
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Salmonella outbreak prompts recall of 206 million eggs

cidrap - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 23:42
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsApr 16, 2018

The first large-scale egg recall since 2010 comes after 23 illnesses in 9 states.

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News Scan for Apr 16, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 23:04
MERS superspreaderMeasles spike in EuropeAvian flu in Bangladesh, Hong KongArtificial antimicrobial peptide
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Food Outbreak Scan for Apr 16, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 23:00
Romaine-linked E coliFoodborne illness costs
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PRO/AH/EDR> Japanese encephalitis & other - India (02): (UP), typhus

healthmap - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 19:15
Encephalitis, Typhus -- India
Manoj Murhekar, Jeromie Wesley, Vivian Thangaraj, Mahima Mittal, Nivedita Gupta. Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India: Changing Etiological Understanding.
Seasonal outbreaks of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) with high case fatality have been occurring in Gorakhpur division in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India, for more than 3 decades. Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) accounted for less than 10 percent of AES cases, while the etiology of the remaining cases
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PRO/AH/EDR> Echinococcus multilocularis, human, canine - Canada: (ON)

healthmap - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 19:10
Echinococcosis -- Canada
Last year [2017], experts with the University of Alberta warned of a dangerous tapeworm found in at least 5 people in recent years [there is a relevant taped interview on this at the website. - Mod.MHJ]. The parasite is called _Echinococcus multilocularis_ (EM), and according to the University of Guelph, this same parasite has been reported in 5 dogs in Southern Ontario since 2012.
Reports of the disease that EM causes, called alveolar echinococcosis, surprised University of Guelph PhD
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies - Americas (19): USA (NC) fox, human exposure

healthmap - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 19:00
Rabies -- United States
Police are warning residents to be alert when they go outside after a coyote attacked a Wake Forest man earlier Wednesday [11 Apr 2018] evening. Wake County Animal Control confirmed that the coyote tested positive for rabies.
It happened about 9:30 p.m. along the 3100 block of Lariat Ridge Drive as the homeowner was taking out his trash. The victim defended himself by kicking the animal, but the coyote continued to attack. The homeowner eventually escaped by throwing a trash can at the
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PRO/EDR> Dengue/DHF update (07): Asia, Pacific, Africa, Australia

healthmap - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 18:51
Dengue -- Worldwide/Unknown
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PRO/EDR> Measles update (24): Europe, Mexico, South America, USA, Pacific

healthmap - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 03:44
Measles -- Spain
[3] Mexico (Federal District / Baja California)
Date: Fri 16 Mar 2018 13:38 PM CST
Source: Noticeros as reported in ProMED-ESP - Vol 8, Issues 66 - Mar 16 [edited]

The Ministry of Health (Ssa), identified at least 3 cases of measles in Mexico City, while the 4th was reported in Baja California, according to local sources.
According to the National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sinave), which belongs to the Ssa, one of the cases reported in the capital is that of a
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ASP Scan (Weekly) for Apr 13, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 02:11
MDR infections in cirrhosisAntibiotics in treated manureCarbapenem resistance in German hospitalOverreporting C difficileMCR-1 in travelersDrivers of irrational antibiotic useMCR-5 in Chinese pigsDrug combo shows promiseInfections, antimicrobial use in Scottish nursing homesSuperbugs in nursing homes
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PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Americas (27): Brazil

healthmap - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 01:05
Yellow Fever -- Brazil
Brazil confirms 1127 cases with 331 deaths during the period 1 Jul 2017-10 Apr 2018. In the states of Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, and São Paulo coverage is below the goal.
The Ministry of Health is reinforcing the importance to the population to go to vaccination posts in the new areas of risk in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Bahia. According to the epidemiological bulletin published [Wed 11 Apr 2018] from the information sent by local officials, these 3 states continue with coverage below
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PRO/EDR> Typhoid fever - Pakistan (04): multidrug resistance

healthmap - Sun, 15/04/2018 - 16:03
Typhoid -- Pakistan
Antibiotic resistance is a major problem in _Salmonella enterica_ serovar Typhi, the causative agent of typhoid. Multidrug-resistant (MDR) isolates are prevalent in parts of Asia and Africa and are often associated with the dominant H58 haplotype. Reduced susceptibility to fluoroquinolones is also widespread, and sporadic cases of resistance to 3rd-generation cephalosporins or azithromycin have also been reported. Here, we report the 1st large-scale emergence and spread of a novel _S._ Typhi
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - China (04): (GS) st O, livestock, OIE

healthmap - Sun, 15/04/2018 - 14:52
Foot and Mouth -- China
Information received on [and dated] 13 Apr 2018 from Dr Zhang Zhongqui, Director General, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 22 Mar 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 11 Apr 2018
Report date: 13 Apr 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 13 Apr 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: July
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PRO/AH/EDR> Equine infectious anemia - Greece: (MH) OIE

healthmap - Sat, 14/04/2018 - 22:12
Equine Infectious Anemia -- Republic of Macedonia
Information received on 13 Apr 2018 from Mrs Chrysoula Dile, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, ATHENS, Greece
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 16 Mar 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 21 Mar 2018
Report date: 13 Apr 2018
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 9 Mar 2016
Manifestation of disease: sub-clinical infection
Causal agent: Equine infectious
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