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PRO/EDR> Meningitis, meningococcal - USA (04): (MA) college, sg. B

healthmap - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 23:23
Meningitis - Neisseria -- United States
University of Massachusetts Amherst officials say a student on campus has been diagnosed with meningitis weeks after another student fell ill with a related illness and are suggesting students consider an additional vaccination as a precaution.
A student was diagnosed with a meningococcal illness last month [October 2017] that was later determined to be a strain of the disease not covered by the vaccine students must have to attend the school. The 2nd student, who lives in a residence hall,
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News Scan for Nov 16, 2017

cidrap - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 22:42
Marburg outbreak winds downFlu vax text alertsDiphtheria in Latin AmericaYemen health crisisAvian flu in Brazil
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 16, 2017

cidrap - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 22:20
Ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrheaE coli ST131 in ChinaSingle-room ICU design
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (55): (CA, UT)

healthmap - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 21:55
Hepatitis A -- United States
On [1 Sep 2017], the San Diego County public health officer declared a local public health emergency due to the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in the county. The outbreak is being spread person-to-person and through contact with fecally contaminated environments. The majority of people who have contracted hepatitis A during this outbreak have been homeless and/or illicit drug users.
Efforts of the County and its community partners to halt the hepatitis A outbreak focus on 3 key areas:
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To save a life, doctors turn to bacteria-killing viruses

cidrap - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 21:16
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsNov 16, 2017

Scientists can't be sure phage therapy saved a man's life, but it holds much promise in treating dangerous superbugs.

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PRO/EDR> Legionellosis - New Zealand: (CA) potting soil

healthmap - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 19:27
Legionnaires' -- New Zealand
Gardeners are being urged to take extra care following 10 people in Christchurch [Canterbury] contracting legionnaires' disease. 10 people are in hospital with the disease, suspected to be from potting mix; 2 of those hospitalised are said to be fighting for their lives. Canterbury District Health Board has confirmed that all 10 cases were reported in the last week.
Legionnaires' disease is caused by a bacterium [_Legionella_ species] and is a severe form of pneumonia, which can often make
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PRO/EDR> Diphtheria - Yemen: fatal

healthmap - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 19:25
Diphtheria -- Yemen
There is little that can introduce or reintroduce a infectious disease back to a country than the chaos that surrounds war and political and social instability. We see numerous examples of this today to include diphtheria, measles, and malaria reappearance in socialist Venezuela or the humanitarian crisis that continues in South Sudan. However, no country is facing more serious problems than the poorest country in the Middle East -- Yemen.
Besides the starvation and destruction brought on
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UN leaders appeal for immediate lifting of humanitarian blockade in Yemen – lives of millions are at risk

who - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 14:00
UN leaders appeal for immediate lifting of humanitarian blockade in Yemen – tens of thousands of lives at imminent risk
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (45): Kazakhstan, canine, OIE

healthmap - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 03:41
Rabies -- Kazakhstan
Information received on 15 Nov 2017 from Dr Zhomart Nurkenov, Chairman of Committee of veterinary control and supervision, RSE "National Reference Center for Veterinary", Ministry of Agriculture, ASTANA, Kazakhstan
Summary
Report type: immediate notification (final report)
Start date: 5 Sep 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 7 Nov 2017
Report date: 15 Nov 2017
Date submitted to OIE: 15 Nov 2017
Date event resolved: 15 Nov 2017
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed
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PRO/AH/EDR> Leptospirosis - India (03): (MH) comment

healthmap - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 03:38
Leptospirosis -- India
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (78): human-animal interface, WHO

healthmap - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 23:26
Avian Influenza -- Worldwide/Unknown
Risk assessment: The overall public health risk from currently known influenza viruses at the human-animal interface has not changed, and the likelihood of sustained human-to-human transmission of these viruses remains low. Further human infections with viruses of animal origin are expected.
IHR compliance: All human infections caused by a new influenza subtype are required to be reported under the International Health Regulations (IHR, 2005). This includes any animal and non-circulating
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PRO/EDR> Mumps update (33): USA (NY,DC,HI) CDC

healthmap - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 23:21
Mumps -- United States
In Syracuse, NY, officials with SU Health Services report the number of confirmed and probable mumps cases are 39 and 77, respectively, as of 9 Nov 2017.
A 3rd dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), the "outbreak dose" was offered to students all week free of charge.
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WHO offers guidance on carbapenem-resistant bacteria

cidrap - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 23:14
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsNov 15, 2017

The first-ever global guidelines aim to prevent 3 types of superbugs in healthcare settings.

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Latest European data show increasing antibiotic resistance

cidrap - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 23:12
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsNov 15, 2017

The report shows increasing trends in several bacteria, most notably in rates of combined resistance for E coli.

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News Scan for Nov 15, 2017

cidrap - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 21:28
Northern Hemisphere flu uptickFlu vaccine protection by ageMadagascar plague declines
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 15, 2017

cidrap - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 21:26
ECDC CRE guidanceEuropean research fundingOptimal MDR-TB treatment
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PRO/AH/EDR> Influenza (32): swine origin, human-animal interface, WHO

healthmap - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 20:16
Influenza, Influenza H3N2 -- United States
New infections: since the previous update, new human infections with influenza A(H1N2)v and A(H3N2)v variant 2 viruses were reported.
Risk assessment: The overall public health risk from currently known influenza viruses at the human-animal interface has not changed, and the likelihood of sustained human-to-human transmission of these viruses remains low. Further human infections with viruses of animal origin are expected.
IHR compliance: All human infections caused by a new influenza
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PRO/AH/EDR> Brucellosis - USA (15): (TX) unpasteurized milk, B. abortus vaccine strain, RFI

healthmap - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 03:06
Brucellosis -- United States
The New Jersey Department of Health has issued cease-and-desist orders to Udder Milk, a home delivery company that has illegally sold unpasteurized milk in New Jersey.
State and federal officials are investigating to determine from which farms Udder Milk acquired its raw milk, after a North Jersey woman became ill with a rare bacterial infection, the department said.
"It is illegal in New Jersey to sell or distribute raw milk or products made from raw milk, such as yogurt, soft cheese
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PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed hemorrhagic illness - Sudan: (KA) RFI

healthmap - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 03:01
Hemorrhagic Fever -- Sudan
In Kassala, 2 people reportedly died from haemorrhagic fever last week.
A medical source told Radio Dabanga that 2 people suffering from haemorrhagic fever died at Kassala Hospital last week. "This brings the total number of deaths to 3 in a month."
He said that 5 haemorrhagic fever patients were being treated at the hospital on Saturday [4 Nov 2017]. "Dozens of other patients are being treated at home after being seen by doctors in their private clinics."
The source criticised "the
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New avian flu outbreaks noted as USDA OK's DNA poultry vaccine

cidrap - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 23:53
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsNov 14, 2017

Bulgaria and South Africa report outbreaks, and the USDA approves the first poultry DNA vaccine.

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