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PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (02): (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Congo DR)

healthmap - Sun, 14/01/2018 - 05:39
Polio -- Pakistan
New wild poliovirus cases reported this week: 0
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2017: 21
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2016: 37
New cVDPV cases reported this week: 0
Total number of cVDPV cases in 2017: 86
Total number of cVDPV cases in 2016: 5
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Summary of newly-reported viruses this week:
- Afghanistan: 3 new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) positive environmental samples have been reported, 1 collected from Kandahar, 1 from Hilmand, and 1 from Nangarhar
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PRO/AH/EDR> Trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease) - Brazil: Amazonas

healthmap - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 22:43
Chagas -- Brazil
At least 3 Chagas disease cases have been reported from the southernmost municipality of Lábrea in Amazonas state, Brazil, according to a report
Amazonas Health Surveillance Foundation (FVS-AM) and the Municipal Secretariat of Health of Labrea (Semsa-Lábrea) are investigating the cases to determine if the disease was contracted through the consumption of contaminated acai.
According to information from Semsa-Lábrea, samples of açaí production were collected and analyzed at the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (12): Iraq (BB) HPAI H5N8, poultry, spread

healthmap - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 19:22
Avian Influenza -- Iraq
Iraq's Agriculture Minister Falah Hassan Zaidan al-Lahibi said on [Thu 11 Jan 2018] that one poultry field in the central Iraqi province of Babil was infected with avian flu, days after controlling the epicenter of the disease in Diyala province.
The ministry spokesman Hamid Nayef said in a statement that "the Veterinary Department moved as soon as it was informed of the news in all its departments and in cooperation with the relevant authorities in the province in order to determine the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Fascioliasis - Somalia: (SD) caprine

healthmap - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 19:18
Fascioliasis -- Somalia
Herders in Mahaday district of southern Somalia's Middle Shabelle region [map at ] complain that they are losing their goats to an outbreak of disease caused by water-borne parasites.
According to the social welfare representative in the district, Salah Fulel Haji, 430 pastoralist families are being affected by the livestock disease in areas where the water has been contaminated after seasonal flooding of the river Shabelle.
Veterinary experts say the disease killing the goats is
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PRO/EDR> Influenza (04): WHO global update, multiple locations, preparedness

healthmap - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 19:02
Influenza -- China
Summary
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Influenza activity continued to increase in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere while in the temperate zone of the southern hemisphere activity was at inter-seasonal levels. Worldwide, influenza A(H3N2) and B viruses accounted for the majority of influenza detections although influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses were predominant in some countries.
- In North America, overall influenza activity continued to increase in the region, with detections of predominantly
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PRO/EDR> Undiagnosed illness - Viet Nam: (QG) fatal, palmoplantar hyperkeratosis, resurg.

healthmap - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 18:44
Undiagnosed -- Vietnam
Mysterious skin disease kills one in Quang Ngai. A strange skin disease has claimed the life of a student in Ba To District, central province of Quang Ngai, according to the provincial Health Department. Nguyen Tan Duc, the department's director, on [Tue 9 Jan 2018] confirmed the death of the 13-year-old student from Ba Ngac Secondary School in Ba Ngac Commune.
The health centre in Ba To District came across the student earlier this year [2018]. He was believed to be suffering from an
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PRO/AH/EDR> Peste des petits ruminants - Burundi: (GI) ovine, caprine, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 18:39
Peste des petits ruminants -- Burundi
Information received on 11 Jan 2018 from Dr Deogratias Nsanganiyumwami, Directeur, Sante Animale, Ministere de l'Agriculture et de l'Elevage, Gitega, Burundi
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 1 Jan 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 5 Jan 2018
Reason for notification: First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent: Peste des petits ruminants virus
Nature of diagnosis: clinical, laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a
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PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus - Europe: France, equine, human, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 04:25
West Nile Virus -- France
Information received on 11 Jan 2018 from Dr Loic Evain, Directeur General adjoint, CVO, Direction generale de l'alimentation, Ministere de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation, Paris, France
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 1 Dec 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 1 Dec 2017
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 10 Dec 2015
Manifestation of disease: sub-clinical infection
Causal agent: West Nile
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Europe (02): Romania domestic, Latvia wild boar, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 04:21
African Swine Fever -- Romania
Information received on [and dated] 12 Jan 2018 from Dr Marius Grigore, director, head of Unit Animal Health Department General Sanitary Veterinary Directorate, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 16 Dec 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 11 Jan 2018
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 20 Nov 2017
Manifestation of disease:
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PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (03): Saudi Arabia, new cases, research

healthmap - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 03:46
MERS -- Saudi Arabia
An experimental treatment developed from cattle plasma for Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infection shows broad potential, according to a small clinical trial led by National Institutes of Health scientists and their colleagues. The treatment, SAB-301, was safe and well tolerated by healthy volunteers, with only minor reactions documented.
The 1st confirmed case of MERS was reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Since then, the MERS coronavirus has spread to 27 countries and
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PRO/EDR> Measles update (03): Europe, Pacific, USA

healthmap - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 01:10
Measles -- United Kingdom
[3] Australia (West Australia)
Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018 2:47AM
Source: Perth Now [edited]

WA Health authorities have issued a measles alert, after a confirmed case in an airline passenger who was infected in Thailand.
The Health Department has warned the public to be aware of an increased risk of the disease because the Thai Airways passenger may have been infectious on a flight to Perth and in several locations in the northern suburbs during the past week [week of Sun 31 Dec
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PRO/AH/EDR> Dolphin morbilivirus, fatal - Brazil: (RJ)

healthmap - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 00:58
-- Brazil
Brazilian scientists say a virus is the main cause for the death of close to 200 grey dolphins in little more than 40 days on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state.
The School of Oceanography of the State University of Rio de Janeiro said in a statement that an outbreak of "cetacean morbillivirus" is responsible for the death of more than 170 grey dolphins in the Bay of Sepetiba since late November [2017]. The bay is about 45 miles (70 kilometres) west of the city of Rio de Janeiro.
This
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (05): Americas (USA) fox, susp., human exposure

healthmap - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 00:50
Rabies -- United States
A woman was bitten by a possibly rabid fox in the Vail area on [Wed 10 Jan 2018].
According to a news release from the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the woman was walking on a path along the Pantano Wash in Rancho Del Lago at about 11:30 a.m. when the fox attacked her. She was apparently bitten on her calf as she tried to kick the fox away. She is being treated for possible exposure to rabies.
The fox was found dead after apparently drowning in a golf course pond after the attack.
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (11): S.Korea (CN) HPAI H5N6, poultry, spread, vaccine discussed

healthmap - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 00:35
Avian Influenza H5N6 -- South Korea
Information received [and dated] on 11 Jan 2018 from Dr Oh Soon-Min, Director General - Chief Veterinary Officer, Animal Health Policy Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), SEJONG-SI, Korea (Rep. of)
Summary
Report type: Follow-up report No. 9
Date of start of the event: 17 Nov 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 19 Nov 2017
Date submitted to OIE: 11 Jan 2018
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 13 Oct
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PRO/AH/EDR> Bovine tuberculosis - Israel: (HD) bovine, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 00:30
Bovine TB -- Israel
Information received on [and dated] 11 Jan 2018 from Dr Shlomo Garazi, Chief Officer for Import and Export of the Veterinary Services, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bet Dagan, Israel
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 11 Sep 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 10 Jan 2018
Report date: 11 Jan 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 11 Jan 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed
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Flu season is peaking, but CDC warns many weeks of activity ahead

cidrap - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 00:06
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJan 12, 2018

The latest flu indicators show hospitalizations nearly doubled compared to the previous week, with seniors the hardest hit group.

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SHEA offers cautious guidance on easing contact precautions for drug-resistant infections

cidrap - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 00:02
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJan 12, 2018

Few resources address when contact precautions can be stepped back, and hospitals vary on their approach.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Americas (02): Brazil vaccination

healthmap - Fri, 12/01/2018 - 23:10
Yellow Fever -- Brazil
The Brazil Ministry of Health today [10 Jan 2017] announced a "fractionated" vaccination campaign in the states of São Paulo, Río de Janeiro, and Bahía, with the goal of immunizing 19.7 million people against yellow fever, due to the increase in cases since last year [2017].
In an announcement, the agency stated that in order to have an effective campaign, the states will adopt the fractionated dose method, that is to say, a dose of the yellow fever vaccine that would normally be applied
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - China (GZ): st O & A, livestock, OIE

healthmap - Fri, 12/01/2018 - 23:06
Foot and Mouth -- China
Information received on 10 Jan 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: 3 Jan 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 8 Jan 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 7 Apr 2017
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: Foot and
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Saudi Arabia reports 3 MERS cases; Malaysia monitors 70 contacts

cidrap - Fri, 12/01/2018 - 22:35
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJan 12, 2018

Contacts of an imported case in Malaysia include others who attended the same Saudi Arabia pilgrimage, the man's family, airline contacts, and health workers.

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