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PRO/EDR> Influenza (06): Europe, Asia, N. America, Australia, Japan research

healthmap - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 21:47
Influenza -- Cyprus
The schools were closed for the last 3 days of the week because of the number of cases of flu among students and employees.
Lawrence county Schools Superintendent Jon Bret Smith told news outlets that Moulton Elementary School and Moulton Middle School would be closed Wednesday through Friday [6-8 Feb 2019].
Smith said the school system is having trouble finding substitute teachers because of staff absences.
School officials said families should use the 3 days off to recover from the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Canine distemper, wildlife - USA: (LA) raccoon, alert

healthmap - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 19:29
Canine distemper -- United States
An increase of reports of canine distemper in raccoons has prompted the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to issue a warning to affected areas, including Lafayette Parish. The outbreak has been reported from Lafayette to southeast Louisiana.
Distemper has several similar symptoms to rabies, and include discharge from the nose and eyes, seizures, coughing, emaciation and unusual behavior. The virus is usually fatal.
Though distemper does not affect humans, it can infect
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (06): India (JH) crow, HPAI H5N1

healthmap - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 18:14
Avian Influenza H5N1 -- India
The authorities in Bokaro [Jharkhand] are rushing quick response teams to 9 blocks in the district in the wake of bird flu confirmation in Gomia.
The state animal husbandry department had on [Sat 9 Feb 2019] said samples of dead crows sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal, had tested positive for the H5N1 virus that is responsible for the highly infectious scourge in avian species.
Besides Gomia, where crows began dropping dead in the last week
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PRO/AH/EDR> Crimean-Congo hem. fever - Pakistan: (SD)

healthmap - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 18:01
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever -- Pakistan
The city's [Karachi] 1st case in 2019 of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF), commonly known as Congo virus, was reported on [Sun 10 Feb 2019] as a woman tested positive for the disease at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).
The patient was identified as 35-year-old [TF], resident of Orangi Town. She is currently under treatment at an isolated ward of the JPMC.
"TF was brought to the JPMC with high grade fever and very low platelets count. Laboratory reports confirmed she is
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PRO/AH/EDR> PRO/AH/EDR>Zika, dengue viruses - South Pacific: horse, research

healthmap - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 17:14
Dengue, Zika virus -- Collectivité spéciale de New Caledonia, France
Beck C, Leparc-Goffart I, Desoutter D, et al. Serological evidence of infection with dengue and Zika viruses in horses on French Pacific Islands. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019; 13(2): e0007162; uncorrected proof available at
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[The majority of this research report focuses on numbers of affected horses; it does not clearly elucidate the clinical signs of the diseases in these animals. While the numbers may be significant, it does not help a veterinarian or a
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PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Americas (03): Brazil (PR, SP)

healthmap - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 00:36
Yellow Fever -- Brazil
Brazil is currently in the seasonal period for yellow fever, which occurs from December through May. The expansion of the historical area of yellow fever transmission to areas in the south-east of the country in areas along the Atlantic coast previously considered risk-free led to 2 waves of transmission (Figure 1), one during the 2016-2017 seasonal period, with 778 human cases, including 262 deaths, and another during the 2017-2018 seasonal period, with 1376 human cases, including 483
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rift Valley fever - Mayotte (02): increase in cases, human, cattle

healthmap - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 00:21
Rift Valley Fever -- Région d'outre-mer de Mayotte, France
Since the discovery of a 1st case in November 2018, Rift Valley fever (RVF) continues to circulate in the department of Mayotte. To date, 31 human cases of RVF have been reported by the CHM laboratory to the ARS Indian Ocean.
RVF mainly affects domestic ruminants (cattle, sheep, goats), but can occasionally infect humans. The Prefecture of Mayotte, in collaboration with the ARS Indian Ocean and the Directorate of Food, Agriculture and Forestry of Mayotte (DAAF) reminds the population of the
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News Scan for Feb 11, 2019

cidrap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 23:34
Ebola cases climb to 816Rotavirus household transmissionFlu vaccination and children's hospitalizationsDengue exposure and Zika pregnancy
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 11, 2019

cidrap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 22:56
Drug-resistant BrucellosisMDRO's in nursing homes, acute care
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Saudi MERS total grows; WHO details Oman cluster

cidrap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 22:53
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsFeb 11, 2019

The five recent Omani cases are women from North Batinah governorate who lived in the same household.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Australia: (NS) sheep

healthmap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 22:11
Anthrax -- Australia
At least 350 sheep have died from anthrax poisoning on a property near Nyngan. NSW [New South Wales] Department of Primary Industries confirmed biosecurity measures had been put in place on a Central West property after a large number of livestock deaths. These included restricted animal movements, vaccination of stock, carcass disposal and decontamination.
This comes after a number of major outbreaks in southern Queensland recently, with 120 head of cattle killed from a soil disturbance in
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PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (13): Pakistan (PB)

healthmap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 21:13
Polio -- Pakistan
Faisalabad has returned to the list of districts affected by poliovirus. One of the reasons seems to be a major decline in the targeting of children in the city.
According to a recent survey, an average of 50% drop in immunisation coverage was reported in Faisalabad where poliovirus has been detected after over 2 years, lamented a senior official while talking to Dawn.
He said that experts believed that the Punjab government's lack of interest towards combating the crippling disease was
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PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (15): Saudi Arabia (RI,QS), WHO EMRO

healthmap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 21:10
MERS -- Saudi Arabia
- 2298 laboratory-confirmed cases reported since April 2012
- 811 deaths reported since April 2012
- 27 countries reported cases globally
- 12 countries reported cases since April 2012 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
- 5 laboratory-confirmed cases reported from Oman in 2019
- At the end of January 2019, a total of 2298 laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), including 811 associated deaths (case-fatality rate:
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New estimates aim to define the true burden of superbug infections

cidrap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 19:36
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsFeb 11, 2019

Researchers are trying to establish how many deaths can be attributed to antibiotic resistance.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (16): Congo DR (NK, IT) cases, vaccine, South Sudan, local news

healthmap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 18:18
Ebola -- DR Congo
- Since vaccination began on 8 Aug 2018, 77 188 people have been vaccinated, including 20 512 in Beni [North Kivu], 19 391 in Katwa [North Kivu], 8601 in Butembo [North Kivu], 6076 in Mabalako [North Kivu], 2746 in Kalunguta [North Kivu], 2321 in Goma [North Kivu], 2200 in Komanda [Ituri], 1844 in Oicha [North Kivu], 663 in Mandima [Ituri], 1283 in Kayina [North Kivu], 1272 in Kyondo [North Kivu], 1157 in Karisimbi [North Kivu], 1054 in Bunia [Ituri], 973 in Vuhovi [North Kivu], 920 in
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PRO/AH/EDR> Angiostrongylus cantonensis - USA: (HI) introduced snail

healthmap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 16:16
Other Human Disease -- United States
The invasive semi-slug, _Parmarion martensi_, a known vector for rat-lungworm [RLW] disease, has been found in North Kohala on Hawaiʻi Island.
Staff from the University of Hawaii-Hilo [UHH] Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy, or DKICP, recently confirmed a collection of the slugs from the northern Big Island district. "Inquiries of local residents further revealed multiple sightings in the area, indicating that this invasive pest has established in the Kohala district of the Big Island,"
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PRO/AH/EDR> Kyasanur Forest disease - India (07): (KA) monkey, human, fatal

healthmap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 15:45
Kyasanur Forest Disease -- India
A 75-year-old man from Thotadakoppa under Singanabidire Gram Panchayat in the [Thirthahalli] taluk [Shimoga district] has died of monkey fever, also known as Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD) on [Fri 1 Feb 2019].
The victim [LP] had contracted fever a few days back. He was admitted to Manipal Hospital 4 days back. On [Thu 31 Jan 2019], the doctors had confirmed LP was suffering from monkey fever.
The monkey fever outbreak was reported at several villages under Mandagadde primary healthcare
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PRO/AH/EDR> Lassa fever - West Africa (10): Nigeria

healthmap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 15:36
Lassa Fever -- Nigeria
- In the reporting week 5 (28 Jan-3 Feb 2019) 68 new confirmed cases were reported from Edo (20), Ondo 22), Ebonyi (7), Bauchi (4), Plateau (4), Nasarawa (1), Taraba (3), Benue (1), Kaduna (1), Kwara (1), Oyo (2), Delta (1), and Rivers (1) states, with 14 new deaths in Edo (2), Ondo (1), Rivers (1) Plateau (2), Oyo (1), Ebonyi (4 ), Enugu (1), Taraba (1), and Nasarawa (1).
- From 1-3 Feb 2019, a total of 731 suspected cases have been reported from 19 states. Of these, 275 were confirmed
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (05): Americas, USA (AL) multiple human exposures

healthmap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 05:17
Rabies -- United States
For people who have never been vaccinated against rabies previously, postexposure anti-rabies vaccination should always include administration of both passive antibody and vaccine.
The combination of human rabies immune globulin (HRIG) and vaccine is recommended for both bite and nonbite exposures, regardless of the interval between exposure and initiation of treatment.
People who have been previously vaccinated or are receiving preexposure vaccination for rabies should receive only
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (04): Americas, USA (UT) bats, human death

healthmap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 05:15
Rabies -- United States
For people who have never been vaccinated against rabies previously, postexposure anti-rabies vaccination should always include administration of both passive antibody and vaccine.
The combination of human rabies immune globulin (HRIG) and vaccine is recommended for both bite and non-bite exposures, regardless of the interval between exposure and initiation of treatment.
People who have been previously vaccinated or are receiving preexposure vaccination for rabies should receive only
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