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PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus (36): Americas (USA) equine

healthmap - Sun, 16/09/2018 - 17:32
West Nile Virus -- United States
A 10-year old Burlington County mare is the 1st reported case of West Nile virus (WNV) a serious, mosquito-borne illnesses in horses, in New Jersey for 2018.
The horse had not been vaccinated against WNV in 2018. The Burlington County horse is undergoing treatment.
West Nile virus is a viral disease that affects a horse's neurological system. The disease is transmitted by a mosquito bite.
We continue to encourage horse owners be vigilant in vaccinating their animals against these
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PRO/AH/EDR> Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (22): (NJ) equine

healthmap - Sun, 16/09/2018 - 17:30
Eastern Equine Encephalitis -- United States
An Ocean County gelding is the 4th reported case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a serious, mosquito-borne illnesses in horses, in New Jersey for 2018.
The horse had not been vaccinated against EEE in 2018. The Ocean County horse was euthanized on 4 Sep 2018. The other 3 EEE cases in 2018, all euthanized, were in Monmouth and Camden counties.
EEE causes inflammation of the brain tissue and has a significantly higher risk of death in horses than West Nile virus infection. The
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (90): Congo DR (NK) case update, response, CDC

healthmap - Sun, 16/09/2018 - 04:03
Ebola -- DR Congo
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - Sierra Leone: (NO, EA) bovine, OIE

healthmap - Sun, 16/09/2018 - 02:48
Foot and Mouth -- Sierra Leone
Information received on 10 Sep 2018 from Dr Francis AR Sankoh, director, Livestock Services Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bruxelles, Sierra Leone
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 21 Aug 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 26 Aug 2018
Report date: 10 Sep 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 10 Sep 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 1958
Manifestation of disease:
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - China (13): (GS) st O, bovine

healthmap - Sat, 15/09/2018 - 23:33
Foot and Mouth -- China
China's Ministry of Agriculture reported on Friday [14 Sep 2018] an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease [FMD] in a herd of cattle that was transported to the Xinjiang region from Gansu province.
On Thu 6 Sept 2018, authorities discovered the suspected outbreak, and on 14 Sep 2018 they confirmed a diagnosis of the O-type strain of the disease. The local government in Xinjiang then culled 47 cattle following the outbreak.
The outbreak is now under control, the ministry
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Europe (40): Belgium (LX) wild boar, spread, control

healthmap - Sat, 15/09/2018 - 23:30
African Swine Fever -- Belgium
Federal Agriculture Minister Denis Ducarme confirmed the discovery of 3 new cases of wild boar carrying African swine fever (ASF). They were discovered in a protected area in the Belgian province of Luxembourg. Further examination was conducted to confirm whether the wild boars were carriers of the virus. The University of Liege carried out the 1st tests on the carcasses, and according to the DEMNA (Department of the Study of the Natural and Agricultural Environment), the 3 new cases mentioned
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PRO/AH/EDR> Tick-borne encephalitis - Switzerland (04)

healthmap - Sat, 15/09/2018 - 20:18
Tick-borne Encephalitis -- Switzerland
About 1 percent of cases of tick-borne encephalitis can be deadly. It is a virus carried by ticks that can cause brain swelling and neurological damage.
The period between March and November is when most people get infected, according to the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). Ticks become active when the temperature reaches 7 deg C [45 deg F]. May, June and July are peak months.
So far in 2018, 322 cases of tick-borne encephalitis have been reported in Switzerland, about 20
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PRO/AH/EDR> Hendra virus, equine - Australia: (NS)

healthmap - Sat, 15/09/2018 - 19:44
Nipah/Hendra Virus -- Australia
The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is urging horse owners to remain vigilant, following confirmation of Hendra virus infection in an unvaccinated horse near Tweed Heads. NSW Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Sarah Britton, said the property near Tweed Heads has been placed under movement restrictions by Local Land Services.
"This is the 1st confirmed case of Hendra virus in NSW this year [2018]," Dr. Britton said. "Samples from the horse were sent by a private
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PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed deaths, human - Egypt: (BA) poisoning susp

healthmap - Sat, 15/09/2018 - 05:24
Poisoning -- Egypt
The room next door to where a British couple died in an Egyptian hotel last month on [20 Aug 2018] had been fumigated with "farm-strength" insecticide just hours earlier, it has been confirmed.
An investigation was launched after the couple died at the luxury 5-star resort, although a further post-mortem into their deaths will be carried out when their bodies are repatriated. Egyptian officials said on [Mon 10 Sep 2018] they would release the bodies so they can be returned to the UK, and
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PRO/EDR> Botulism - Ukraine (02): (KS) smoked fish, fatal

healthmap - Sat, 15/09/2018 - 04:37
Botulism -- Ukraine
1. Weber JT, Hibbs RG, Darwish A, et al. A massive outbreak of type E botulism associated with traditional salted fish in Cairo. J Infect Dis 1993;167(2):451-4. Abstract available at: .
2. Hughes JM, Hatheway CL, Ostroff SM: Botulism. In: Scheld WM, Whitley RJ, Durack DT, editors. Infections of the central nervous system. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven; 1997. pp. 615-28.
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Botulism - Ukraine
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (96): USA (CA) poultry, LPAI H7N3, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 15/09/2018 - 03:48
Avian Influenza -- United States
Information received on [and dated] 12 Sep 2018 from Dr John Clifford, official delegate, chief trade advisor, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, USA
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 6 Sep 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 8 Sep 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 30 Apr 2018
Manifestation of disease: sub-clinical infection
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (89): Congo DR (NK) case update, WHO

healthmap - Sat, 15/09/2018 - 03:28
Ebola -- DR Congo
This Thu 13 Sep 2018, the minister of health, Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga, chaired a videoconference between Kinshasa Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Beni NUC, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Atlanta. This videoconference is an extension of the collaboration between the Ministry of Health and the CDC and the visit of CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last August [2018]. After a short word of welcome by the minister of health, the
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PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (42): global WPV, cVDPV cases, commentary

healthmap - Sat, 15/09/2018 - 02:53
Polio -- Pakistan
New wild poliovirus cases reported this week: 2
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2018: 17
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2017: 22
New cVDPV cases reported this week: 5
Total number of cVDPV cases (all types) in 2018: 41
Total number of cVDPV cases (all types) in 2017: 96
Summary of new viruses this week
Afghanistan: 1 new case of wild poliovirus (WPV1)
Pakistan: 1 new case of WPV1
Papua New Guinea: 3 new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus
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FDA plan focuses on antibiotic development, stewardship

cidrap - Sat, 15/09/2018 - 00:23
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsSep 14, 2018

In addition, the plan seeks to enhance antibiotic resistance surveillance and regulatory science.

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PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus (35): Europe (Germany, Croatia) wild bird, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 15/09/2018 - 00:05
West Nile Virus -- Germany
Information received on [and dated] 13 Sep 2018 from Dr Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Director and Chief Veterinary Officer, Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, [Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture] (BMEL), Bonn, Germany
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 12 Sep 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 12 Sep 2018
Report date: 13 Sep 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 13 Sep 2018
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed
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News Scan for Sep 14, 2018

cidrap - Fri, 14/09/2018 - 23:22
More DRC Ebola casesPolio cases in 4 nationsLow-path H7N3 on California farmSalmonella and breaded chicken
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 14, 2018

cidrap - Fri, 14/09/2018 - 23:18
UK-India diagnostics effortProbiotics and antibiotic use in kids
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Turkey (07): (BT) bovine, human

healthmap - Fri, 14/09/2018 - 22:03
Anthrax -- Turkey
Holding a joint press conference in Diyarbakir, health organizations have announced that a 10-year-old child has lost his or her life because of anthrax. The Diyarbakir Chamber of Medicine, Diyarbakir Chamber of Veterinary Surgeons, Diyarbakir Chamber of Dentists, and Health and Social Service Laborers' Union Diyarbakir Branch (SES) organized a joint press conference to report on people diagnosed with anthrax, as well as their medical condition, quarantine, number of imported animals and where
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Uganda (09): livestock vaccination

healthmap - Fri, 14/09/2018 - 21:51
Anthrax -- Uganda
Uganda's Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries have dispatched teams of experts to contain the anthrax outbreak in the western, northwestern, and eastern regions. Minister of State for Health, Sarah Opendi Achieng told Xinhua [News Agency] on [Fri 14 Sep 2018] that health and veterinary experts have been sent to the districts of Arua, Kween, and Kirihura to contain the outbreak following new cases of the disease.
"We have a national joint taskforce. The agriculture
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PRO/PL> Black pod, cocoa - Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire

healthmap - Fri, 14/09/2018 - 14:41
Other Plant Disease -- Nigeria
Nigeria's cocoa harvest is threatened by floods and an outbreak of fungal disease as heavy rains fall in the West African country's main growing regions, the Cocoa Association said. "Just as flooding is threatening the survival of the cocoa trees, excessive rain is boosting the spread of black pod disease." The worst-affected southeastern cocoa belt could lose as much as 40 per cent of its estimated output of 72 000 metric tons of cocoa beans.
[Byline: Tolani Awere]
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