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PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed illness - India (02): (KA) RFI

healthmap - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 23:36
Fever -- India
Even before Mysuru is recovering from the menace of dengue and chikungunya the cases of which were reported from all parts of the city between July and September [2017], its populace is now facing a new kind of viral fever. This viral fever which lasts for around 15 - 20 days has no definite symptoms and is non detectable through various diagnostic tests too.
According to the District Vector-Borne Diseases Control Office, this new viral fever has the symptoms of both dengue and chikungunya
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News Scan for Nov 14, 2017

cidrap - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 23:31
Real-time resistance trackerSalmonella in calvesDrug-resistant malaria controversyHepatitis A in California
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Brazilian study indicates Zika may have hit poor hardest

cidrap - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 22:28
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsNov 14, 2017

The study of people in Salvador, Brazil, shows infection rates exceeding 60% in many populations.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Ross River virus - Australia (06): (WA, NT)

healthmap - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 21:19
Ross River Virus -- Australia
Mundaring Shire has received an increase in reported cases of Ross River Virus (RRV) [infection] and other mosquito-related complaints.
RRV is common in WA [Western Australia] and typical symptoms are painful and swollen joints, sore muscles, fever and swollen lymph nodes.
Senior environmental health officer Martin Shurlock said the number of reported incidents of RRV in 2017 was already much greater than previous years. "So far this year [2017] we have had 12 reported cases of Ross
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PRO/AH/EDR> Bovine tuberculosis - Malta: (NA) bovine, OIE

healthmap - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 19:53
Bovine TB -- Malta
Information received on 13 Nov 2017 from Dr Roberto Andrea Balbo, Director (Veterinary Regulation) Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Regulation Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights, Marsa, Malta
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 24 Jul 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 3 Nov 2017
Report date: 10 Nov 2017
Date submitted to OIE: 13 Nov 2017
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anaplasmosis, Lyme disease, babesiosis - USA: (ME) increased cases

healthmap - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 19:50
Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Lyme Disease -- United States
Reported cases of a tick-borne disease are swelling in Maine this year [2017], but it's not Lyme disease. Cases of anaplasmosis, an illness with flu-like symptoms that are similar to Lyme but typically more severe, have jumped from 52 a year in Maine 5 years ago to 433 this year, through [24 Oct 2017], according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Of this year's 433 cases, 113 were hospitalized, according to Maine CDC statistics.
The deer tick, the same tick that's a
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PRO/EDR> Legionellosis - Portugal (03): (LI) fatal, nosocomial, more cases, RFI

healthmap - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 19:34
Legionnaires' -- Portugal
The number of cases infected in the [legionellosis] outbreak in Lisbon rose to 46, one more face to the previous balance sheet, keeping the death toll at 4, the Directorate-General for Health announced [Sun 12 Nov 2017].
Preliminary data subject to validation published on the website of the Directorate-General for Health at 5:00 p.m. account for 46 confirmed cases of legionnaires' illness since [31 Oct 2017].
Of the total number of cases, 8 were clinically discharged, 26 are currently
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PRO/AH/EDR> Bluetongue - Europe (08): Greece (AI) bovine, st 16, OIE, RFI

healthmap - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 19:32
Bluetongue -- Greece
Information received on [and dated] 13 Nov 2017 from Mrs Chrysoula Dile, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Athens, Greece
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 22 Sep 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 25 Sep 2017
Reason for notification: reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 29 Feb 2016
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: Bluetongue virus
Serotype: 16
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PRO/PL> Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus, zucchini - Spain: (AN)

healthmap - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 19:29
Other Plant Disease -- Spain
The courgette [zucchini] season is developing in Almeria [Andalusia] with a lower production that was marked by the impact of the New Delhi virus. "The New Delhi virus has caused a delay in the harvest [and] is limiting the courgette production. This year [2017], there will be a lower production compared to previous years," says the Almeria-based company Escobi [which] handles a volume of around 20 million kilos [about 44 million lb] of courgettes. The demand for courgettes is on the
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WHO welcomes appointment of new Executive Director of the Global Fund

who - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 15:00
WHO welcomes appointment of new Executive Director to the Global Fund
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PRO/AH/EDR> Japanese encephalitis & other - India (24): (RJ)

healthmap - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 01:22
Japanese Encephalitis -- India
Japanese encephalitis has made its way to Rajasthan with the death of a woman. This is the 1st case of Japanese encephalitis in the state.
The 30-year-old woman, from Bundi, died last month [October 2017]. Now, the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune in its report has confirmed that she was suffering from Japanese encephalitis.
The woman, a resident of Keshoraipatan region in Bundi district, was admitted to the New Government Medical College Hospital of Kota on 8 Oct [2017] with
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PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (72): Saudi Arabia (RI, QS)

healthmap - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 01:13
MERS -- Saudi Arabia
As of Mon 13 Nov 2017, there have been a total of:
1740 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection, including
703 deaths [reported case fatality rate 40.4 percent],
1016 recoveries, and
21 currently active cases/infections.
[As previously mentioned, the numbers of deaths, recoveries, and currently active cases come from my spreadsheet tallies and differ from those listed on the Saudi MOH website; my spreadsheet counts asymptomatic infections as they are reported. One complication
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PRO/EDR> Hand, foot & mouth disease update (12): China, comment

healthmap - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 00:17
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease -- China
Reported rates of severe HFM disease and infection due to Enteroviruses (with the exception of EV-71) in Hong Kong have been increasing for the past 10 years [1,2]. See graphs and references at .
1. Gideon multi-graph tool,
2. Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of Hong Kong, 2017. Gideon e-books. 316 pages, 115 graphs, 718 references .
Steve Berger
Tel Aviv Medical Center

[ProMED thanks Steve Berger for submitting this information on HFMD in Hong Kong. -
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PRO/AH/EDR> Newcastle disease - Bulgaria (04): (PZ) poultry

healthmap - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 00:00
Newcastle Disease -- Bulgaria
An outbreak of Newcastle disease was found in hens on a farm in the village of Sinitevo in the region of Pazardzhik, Director of the Regional Food Safety Directorate Dr. Petko Mitev told Focus Radio - Pazardzhik. The outbreak is localized, all birds in the 3 km [approx.1.8 mi] protection zone are vaccinated. These are the villages of Sinitevo, Miryantsi and Ognyanovo, Dr. Mitev said.
No other outbreaks of Newcastle disease or avian influenza have been reported in the area so
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PRO/EDR> Measles update (54): Asia, South America, Europe

healthmap - Mon, 13/11/2017 - 23:58
Measles -- Bangladesh
[3] Venezuela (Bolivar State)
[4] Greece and other European countries
[1] Bangladesh (Cox's Bazaar)
Date: Fri 10 Nov 2017, 11:47 PM
Source: Prothom-alo [edited]

The government and UN partners have stepped up immunisation efforts in overcrowded camps and makeshift shelters of Rohingyas close to the border with Myanmar amid an increased number of suspected measles cases among the newly arrived Rohingyas and their host communities, reports
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News Scan for Nov 13, 2017

cidrap - Mon, 13/11/2017 - 23:03
New MERS casesYellow fever in NigeriaHHS secretary nominationLegionnaires' at DisneyCanadian flu cost estimate
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 13, 2017

cidrap - Mon, 13/11/2017 - 23:00
US AMR progressAntimicrobial use in Northern IrelandResistance in space
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Canada reports rising MRSA, VRE but drop in antibiotic use

cidrap - Mon, 13/11/2017 - 22:47
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsNov 13, 2017

The report shows a first-time drop in medically important antibiotic use in animals.

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PRO/PL> Undiagnosed disease, rice - India: (UP)

healthmap - Mon, 13/11/2017 - 03:05
Undiagnosed -- India
Farmers from Banda district of Uttar Pradesh put on record the destruction of their entire paddy crop due to a disease, which broke out after Diwali [19 Oct 2017]. Many of them were small and marginal farmers. [They] demanded that the additional district magistrate (ADM) take cognisance of this and give compensation.
The farmers claim that the paddy crop was attacked by what is locally known as the papaha disease, which has been a destructive element in the area for decades. The ADM, S.L.
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PRO/EDR> Foodborne illness - USA (07): (MD) oyster festival, RFI

healthmap - Mon, 13/11/2017 - 02:52
Foodborne Illness -- United States
Health officials say they are investigating a "stomach flu" outbreak, after over 100 people are apparently ill after attending an oyster festival, in Worcester County.
The Maryland Department of Health said on Fri 10 Nov 2017 that their Division of Outbreak Investigation is working with the Worcester County Health Department to investigate a gastroenteritis outbreak that happened at a Beer and Oyster Festival in Ocean City. The festival was apparently held at Fager's Island Restaurant on 4
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