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PRO/AH/EDR> Unknown gas poisoning - Germany: (Frankfurt) airport

healthmap - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 13:33
Poisoning -- Germany
Six people have been injured after gas was released at Frankfurt Airport in Germany.
Emergency services responded to the incident, which occurred inside terminal one at 11 am on Monday morning [11 Sep 2017] local time (7 pm AEST).
The Sun reported someone tear gassed passengers waiting at the check in counter, with breathing difficulties reported among the victims. German tabloid Bild reported that an unknown person sprayed an "irritating substance" at people at the check in desk in
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Study signals association between flu vaccine, miscarriage

cidrap - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 10:27
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsSep 13, 2017

Women who had received 2 straight H1N1-containing vaccines had a much higher rate of miscarriage.

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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (27): (CA) fatal

healthmap - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 04:57
Hepatitis A -- United States
Cases / Deaths / Hospitalizations
421 / 16 (3.8 percent) / 292 (69 percent)
The table does not include all reported hepatitis A cases in the county, only those that are local-outbreak related. Also, data are provisional and subject to change.
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[2] Santa Clara County
Date: Fri 8 Sep 2017
Source: San Jose Mercury News [edited]

As other parts of the state contend with a surge in cases of hepatitis A, Santa Clara county officials are
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PRO/AH/EDR> Snake fungal disease - USA (02): (OH) Lake Erie water snake

healthmap - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 04:50
Other Animal Disease -- United States
Just a few years ago, the once-threatened Lake Erie water snake defied the odds and became a poster child for species recovery.
Now, it faces a new foe: snake fungal disease, a condition typically characterized by scabs or crusty scales, premature separation of a snake's outermost skin layer, white opaque cloudiness of the eyes, thickening of the skin, swelling of the face, skin ulcers, lesions, and other problems.
While the disease appears unlikely to throw those snakes back on the
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PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (96): Asia (Saudi Arabia) expatriates

healthmap - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 04:39
Cholera -- Saudi Arabia
The Directorate of Health Affairs in Jazan region was able to deal with a number of cases of cholera, which appeared in non-Saudi people in the province of Daier Bani Malik, where they [were] treated preventing its spread. Services will be restored to the public hospital after the completion of treatment of cholera cases recorded during the past days. The hospital was completely sterilized according to policies and procedures by a team specialized in infection control, and the hospital has
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PRO/EDR> Acute flaccid myelitis - Europe: Germany

healthmap - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 04:21
Other Human Disease -- Germany
In Germany in the summer and autumn of 2016, several cases of illness in children were observed that were accompanied by acute flaccid paralysis. For the entire year 2016, 16 of such polio-like cases were registered with the Robert Koch-Institute. In an article in the current issue of Deutsches Arzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2017; 114 (33-34): 551-557), Johannes Hubner et al. describe this disease on the basis of 2 case reports, in which the neurological symptoms ranged from
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PRO/AH/EDR> Plague - Madagascar (03): fatal

healthmap - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 04:08
Plague -- Madagascar
Around 5 pm yesterday [Mon 11 Sep 2017], a 40 year old woman suspected to have died from pneumonic plague, according to a source within the (BMH), was buried at the cemetery of Anjanahary. She died at the Respiratory Diseases Service of the hospital in Antananarivo-city, after being admitted on [ Sun 10 Sep 2017], according to concordant sources.
The victim had contracted the disease during a holiday in the east of the Big Island. "She was staying with her family in Toamasina, when 4 of the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Campylobacteriosis - UK (03): (England) chicken liver pate

healthmap - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 03:36
Campylobacter -- United Kingdom
In October 2012 the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) identified 3 cases of laboratory-confirmed _Campylobacter jejuni_ infection in Vermont residents; the isolates had indistinguishable pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns. A query of PulseNet, the national molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease surveillance, led to the identification of one additional case each from New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont that had been reported in the preceding 6 months. An investigation
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PRO/EDR> Chikungunya (30): Americas, Europe, Asia, research

healthmap - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 03:29
Chikungunya -- Panama
Cases by Country / Week [w/e] / Local susp. / Local conf. / Imported conf / Deaths
North America
Mexico / week 34 [w/e 25 Aug 2017] / 0 / 24 / 0 / 0
USA / week 35 [w/e 1 Sep 2017] / 0 / 0 / 38 / 0
Central American Isthmus
Costa Rica / week 34 [w/e 25 Aug 2017] / 300 / 0 / 0 / 0
El Salvador / week 34 [w/e 25 Aug 2017] / 407 / 0 / 0 / 0
Nicaragua / week 35 [w/e 1 Sep 2017] / 640 / 18 / 0 / 0
Panama / week 35 [w/e 1 Sep 2017] / 1996 / 24 / 1 / 0
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - India (13): (AD) caprine, human

healthmap - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 03:27
Anthrax -- India
Anthrax appears to have made a comeback to Visakhapatnam Agency [Andhra Pradesh state]. As many as 6 people from Dumbriguda mandal were admitted to King George Hospital (KGH) late Sunday night [10 Sep 2017] with suspected anthrax symptoms. According to the doctors at the KGH dermatology department, 5 people approached the hospital with complaints of suspected cutaneous anthrax after a group of the villagers consumed the meat of a sick goat a few weeks ago.
"All patients have developed
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PRO/AH/EDR> Brucellosis - USA (09): (TX) unpasteurized milk, vaccine strain, recall, RFI

healthmap - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 03:19
Brucellosis -- United States
People who have consumed raw milk or raw milk products that are potentially contaminated with RB51 are at high risk for brucellosis infection. For these people, symptom monitoring and antibiotics to prevent infection (also called post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)) is recommended.
PEP for RB51 should include:
- doxycycline, in addition to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or another suitable antimicrobial, for 21 days;
- those with contraindications to doxycycline or
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - Australia (04): (NS)

healthmap - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 03:15
Hepatitis A -- Australia
In response to your request for information in relation to the HAV outbreak, please be advised that we have published more epi information on the cluster at (week 35; week starting 2 Sep 2017)
Summary of the relevant information from this is as follows:
From 25 Jul 2017 to 2 Sep 2017, there have been 13 cases of hepatitis A reported in NSW [New South Wales]. On average, there are 3 cases reported in NSW per month, and most cases acquire their infection overseas. Only 3 of the 13 recent
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (140): Nigeria (OY) poultry, H5N8 susp

healthmap - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 03:10
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Nigeria
The Oyo state government has shut down a hatchery of NPG factory located at Oluyole area of the state, over a suspected case of avian influenza (bird flu).
The decision conveyed by the Special Adviser to Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Agriculture, Professor Segun Adekunle, on [Sun 10 Sep 2017], followed the spread of the virus at NPG main factory in Egbeda area of Ogun state, with the Oluyole farm as hatchery.
Acting on a hint by the Ogun state Ministry of Agriculture on 6 Sep 2017, Adekunle
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - France (02): (AC) RFI

healthmap - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 00:54
Hepatitis A -- France
Since the beginning of 2017, France is experiencing an upsurge in cases of hepatitis A, a viral disease that attacks liver cells, the most common of which is benign. But this infection can make you ill for weeks or even months.
In Gironde [Nouvelle-Aquitaine region], 66 cases have been diagnosed since the beginning of 2017. It is the most affected region and has experienced a cluster of 16 people who ate at a restaurant in Bordeaux [Gironde department].
[Byline: Elisa
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News Scan for Sep 12, 2017

cidrap - Tue, 12/09/2017 - 23:15
New global health initiativeZika persistence in tearsVaccine readinessMore chikungunyaEmergency readiness progress
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 12, 2017

cidrap - Tue, 12/09/2017 - 23:10
Funding for new C diff drugAntimicrobial resistance in Africa
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MERS mortality linked to age, illness severity, hospital infection

cidrap - Tue, 12/09/2017 - 22:50
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsSep 12, 2017

In addition, Oman reports its first MERS case of the year, in a middle-aged man.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Georgia: (AJ) human, livestock, fatal

healthmap - Tue, 12/09/2017 - 01:25
Anthrax -- United States
For the first time in 5 years a death from anthrax has been recorded in Georgia, Adjara, where a man died from anthrax. The infection is followed by contact with sick animals. The man lived in the village in the state Khelvachauri district of Adjara.
He turned to a medical facility too late. Doctors diagnosed him with the skin form of the disease, which developed as a result of contact with infected animals, according to a [Thu 7 Sep 2017] "Georgia online" report with reference to
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian Influenza, human (70): China, H7N9

healthmap - Tue, 12/09/2017 - 01:05
Avian Influenza H7N9 -- China
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health of HongKong is [8 Sep 2017] monitoring a notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission that an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) was recorded from [1 to 7 Sep 2017] in Hunan, and strongly urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
The 67-year-old male patient in Zhangjiajie had onset on [27 Aug 2017] and was admitted to
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News Scan for Sep 11, 2017

cidrap - Mon, 11/09/2017 - 23:54
Campylobacter and puppiesSalmonella in papayasSaudi MERS caseH5N6 reassortants
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