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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - China (07): (SX) st. O, cattle, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 04:32
Foot and Mouth -- China
Information received on [and dated] 12 Jun 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: 27 May 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 7 Jun 2018
Report date: 12 Jun 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 12 Jun 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: March
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (33): Armenia (KT) canine, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 04:30
Rabies -- Armenia
Information received on 8 Jun 2018 from Dr. Hovhannes Mkrtchyan, Head, Veterinary Inspectorate of the State Service for Food Safety, Ministry of Agriculture, Yerevan, Armenia
Summary
Report type: immediate notification (final report)
Start date: 4 Jun 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 7 Jun 2018
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: Rabies virus
Serotype: Not typed
Nature of diagnosis: laboratory
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PRO/AH/EDR> Lassa fever - West Africa (33): Liberia

healthmap - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 03:22
Lassa Fever -- Liberia
The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) has responded to the Lassa fever outbreak in the country.
According to a release issued in Monrovia, cases of Lassa fever are on the increase in the Lassa belt (Bong, Nimba, and Grand Bassa Counties).
In the country, 4 new confirmed cases have been reported: from Bong (2), Grand Bassa (1) and Nimba (1) since the last outbreak in May 2018. A blood specimen was collected and tested
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (36): Congo DR, cases, threat, assistance

healthmap - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 03:07
Ebola -- DR Congo
With intensive efforts under way to identify any potential remaining Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the health ministry yesterday [13 Jun 2018] reported 10 more suspected cases, according to the latest update.
Illness totals fluctuate day to day as tests rule out earlier cases and more suspected illnesses are reported, but no confirmed cases have been tallied since 2 Jun 2018. According to the DRC health ministry, 6 of the 10 new suspected cases are in 2 remote
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PRO/AH/EDR> Powassan virus encephalitis - USA (02): (NY)

healthmap - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 02:58
Powassan virus -- United States
The Columbia County Health Department has confirmed a case of Powassan virus [infection], a tick-borne illness, in a county resident.
Dr. Ananthakrishnan Ramani, chief of infectious diseases and microbiology at Columbia Memorial Health, working with the state Health Department, reported the 1st case of the virus.
"The patient is recovering well," said Dr. Ramani, the medical director for the Columbia County Department of Health.
Powassan virus [causes] is a rare viral disease that can
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PRO/AH/EDR> Canine lice - USA: (NV)

healthmap - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 02:54
Lice -- United States
Veterinarians are warning Las Vegas dog owners tonight about a dog lice outbreak. Doctors say there's been an unusually high number of cases in the past month or so.
"(Dog) lice isn't very common to see, but when we have a lot of cases coming in, we do get concerned," said Dr. Taylor Parker with Lone Mountain Animal Hospital.
Dr. Parker says Lone Mountain Animal Hospital is one of many animal hospitals across the valley seeing this issue.
"Dogs are coming in with a bunch of itching,
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PRO/AH/EDR> Mycoplasma bovis, bovine - New Zealand (10)

healthmap - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 01:45
Other Animal Disease -- New Zealand
Two more North Island farms have been confirmed as infected with the cattle disease _Mycoplasma bovis_. One is a Hawke's Bay beef farm and the other a dairy farm in Waikato.
The cattle disease was 1st reported in July last year (2018) and these 2 confirmations bring the total number of infected farms to 38, with another 71 under restricted notices. Eleven previously infected farms have now been cleared.
So far almost 24 500 cattle have been culled in the fight against the disease. When
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PRO/AH/EDR> Malaria, avian - New Zealand: kiwi, fatal

healthmap - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 00:45
Malaria -- New Zealand
A deadly disease has ravaged the little spotted kiwi population in an Auckland sanctuary, killing more than 10 per cent of the endangered birds at the park.
A total of 40 kiwi were moved to Shakespear Open Sanctuary in north Auckland in 2 batches, in March 2017 and in April 2018.
Since then 5 birds have died of avian malaria, with 4 others dying of other causes.
The 2017 kiwis were 10 females from Tiritiri Matangi Island and 10 males from Kapiti Island and all of the birds in 2018
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (23): CDC Health Alert Network

healthmap - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 00:35
Hepatitis A -- United States
Hepatitis A infection is a vaccine-preventable illness. The primary means of hepatitis A virus (HAV) transmission in the USA is typically person-to-person through the fecal-oral route (i.e., ingestion of something that has been contaminated with the feces of an infected person) (1). Symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay-colored bowel movements, joint pain, and jaundice. Although rare, atypical extra hepatic manifestations include
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News Scan for Jun 15, 2018

cidrap - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 22:34
Ebola count at 66No polio in Venezuela2nd Midwest Cyclospora outbreakLegionnaires' and the VAAvian flu outbreaks
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Honey Smacks cereal suspected in 31-state Salmonella outbreak

cidrap - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 22:24
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJun 15, 2018

The outbreak has sickened 73 people, hospitalizing at least 23, and led to a cereal recall.

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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 15, 2018

cidrap - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 22:17
Nurses' role in stewardshipAntibiotics for nursing home residents
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rift Valley fever - Rwanda (02): (ES) bovine, spread, alert

healthmap - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 19:34
Rift Valley Fever -- Rwanda
Location: Ngoma, Kirehe, and Kyonza districts, Eastern province, Rwanda
Event: The US Embassy in Kigali wishes to inform American citizens that the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture has recently confirmed an outbreak of Rift Valley fever (RVF) in cattle in 3 districts of Eastern province: Ngoma, Kirehe, and Kyonza.
RVF is a viral disease that primarily affects animals but can also infect humans. While most human cases are relatively mild, a small percentage of patients develop a much more
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (33): Americas, USA (MN) bat, comment

healthmap - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 19:28
Rabies -- United States
As a bat rehabilitator, this recommendation, to take a possibly injured animal and fling it high into the air and hope it doesn't crash and exacerbate any existing injury or die on impact, seems unnecessary and inhumane. I get injured bats into care on a regular basis, from people who have rescued them safely with leather gloves and a cloth, and many of these bats with wrist or elbow injuries cannot fly well if at all. Most bats also go into daily torpor, and are incapable of flying if their
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (80): Russia (KS) poultry, HPAI H5, OIE

healthmap - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 19:24
Avian Influenza -- Russia
Information received on [and dated] on 13 Jun 2018 from Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 7 Jun 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 9 Jun 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 13 Mar 2018
Causal agent: highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype: H5
Nature of diagnosis: clinical,
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Europe (18): Romania, domestic swine, wild boar, OIE

healthmap - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 04:01
African Swine Fever -- Romania
Information received on [and dated] 13 Jun 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: 9 Jun 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 10 Jun 2018
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease: Clinical
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (35): Congo DR, cases, response, WHO

healthmap - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 03:48
Ebola -- DR Congo
Two of the new suspected cases are from Iboko health zone, which includes the Itipo health area, the remaining area of active transmission, according to a situation report yesterday [Tue 12 Jun 2018] from the World Health Organization (WHO). Two days ago the WHO's director-general and the DRC's health minister visited Itipo to assess the situation and support response operations. They also met with patients who recovered from Ebola and visited Itipo's new Ebola treatment center.
In its latest
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PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed deaths, caprine - India: (OR), RFI

healthmap - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 00:03
Undiagnosed -- India
An unknown disease has claimed lives of hundreds of goats in the MV-56 village under Kalimela block in Malkangiri district during the last 3 months [March - May 2018].
The mass deaths have triggered fear among locals who are yet to recover from the mass pig deaths that occurred last year [2017] and particularly because most of them depend on goat farming as livelihood. "The goats fall sick for a few days and then succumb. We do not know the cause," said a villager.
The district
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 14, 2018

cidrap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 23:07
Less common CRE pathogensPharmacists' role in stewardship
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Vaccine trial shows more hospitalizations for dengue-naive kids

cidrap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 22:53
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJun 14, 2018

The findings add to the conundrum that governments face, as the vaccine prevents hospital stays in children who have antibodies to the dengue virus.

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