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ECDC warns of healthcare threat posed by CRE

cidrap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 22:18
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJun 14, 2018

High and rising prevalence of CRE in some nations could pose a healthcare threat across Europe.

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PRO/AH/EDR> White nose syndrome, bats - North America (05): (SD) 1st rep

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 21:40
White nose syndrome -- United States
The National Park Service says a fungus that causes a deadly disease of bats has been detected on bats in South Dakota for the 1st time.
The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome was detected on 1 western small-footed bat and 4 big brown bats in Jackson County at Badlands National Park last month [May 2018]. The Rapid City Journal reports the fungus was detected during testing by the National Park Service Northern Great Plains Network and the University of Wyoming.
White-nose syndrome
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PRO/AH/EDR> E. coli EHEC - USA (18): (TN) raw milk, more cases

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 20:48
Foodborne Illness -- United States
"More than a dozen" children now have been treated at East Tennessee Children's Hospital [ETCH] for _E. coli_-related illness, officials confirmed [Thu 14 Jun 2018]. The latest patient was admitted to the hospital with a strain of _E. coli_ bacteria related to raw milk consumption, hospital spokeswoman Erica Estep told the USA Today Network-Tennessee.
On [Tue 12 Jun 2018], the Knox County Health Department confirmed that 11 children, all under the age of 4, have been treated at ETCH in the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (32): Asia (Kazakhstan) canine, OIE

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 20:19
Rabies -- Kazakhstan
Information received on [and dated] 13 Jun 2018 from Dr. Samat Tyulegenov, Director General, RSE "National Reference Center for Veterinary" of the Committee of veterinary control and supervision, Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan
Report type: immediate notification
Start date: 7 Jun 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 11 Jun 2018
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
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PRO/AH/EDR> Crimean-Congo hem. fever - East Africa (05): Uganda (MD) alert

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 20:14
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever -- Uganda
- 23 May 2018: a 35-year-old man from Nkoko sub-county in Kakumiro district dies at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital.
- December 2017: a 9-year-old girl dies. 2 other people develop symptoms in Nakaseke and Luweero districts.
- 2015: a 33-year-old male admitted to Mengo Hospital in Kampala tested positive for the infection.
- September 2013: a female patient dies in Nansana on the outskirts of Kampala city. The Ministry of Health had just declared that the country was Crimean-Congo fever
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News Scan for Jun 14, 2018

cidrap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 19:56
More suspected DRC EbolaSalmonella egg outbreakHPV vaccination messagingManure-related E coli illness
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PRO/AH/EDR> Hantavirus - Americas (41): USA (OR)

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 19:35
Hantavirus -- United States
Deschutes County Health Department officials confirmed a local woman died [Wed 13 Jun 2018] from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome [HPS], a disease [virus] transmitted through rodent droppings.
The woman, 67, and her husband, lived in Redmond but also maintained a home in the 3 Rivers community in Culver [Jefferson county].
According to a neighbor, she had come to the Culver home before Memorial Day to prepare for a family visit.
"They have a loft in their barn that they use for extra
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (79): Bulgaria (DO) poultry, HPAI H5N8, spread

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 18:44
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Bulgaria
An outbreak of a virulent bird flu virus has spread to another farm in northeastern Bulgaria, the national food safety agency said on [Wed 13 Jun 2018].
A 3-kilometer [2-mi] protection zone was set around the farm in the village of Donchevo [Dobrich] and the sale of eggs and the movement of domestic, wild, and other birds was banned within it, the agency said in a statement.
"All contaminated and contact birds in 2 of the farm halls will be culled in a humane manner," it said.
2 weeks
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PRO/AH/EDR> Plague - USA (02): (ID)

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 18:37
Plague -- United States
Plague was confirmed this week in an Elmore county child. The child is recovering after receiving antimicrobial treatment. "Plague is spread to humans through a bite from an infected flea. People can decrease their risk by treating their pets for fleas and avoiding contact with wildlife," said Sarah Correll, DVM, Central District Health Department epidemiologist. "Wear insect repellant, long pants, and socks when visiting plague affected areas."
It is not known whether the child was exposed
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PRO/PL> Stripe rust, wheat - Australia: (VI) new strain

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 18:34
Other Plant Disease -- Australia
Plant pathologists identified new strains of stripe rust from samples sent in last year [2017] from Victoria. The new rust pathotype is believed to be the first [to overcome] the YR 33 gene which has formed an important part of plant resistance to stripe rust in several widely grown wheat varieties.
It [also] marks the 1st time a new stripe rust pathogen has been identified [in Australia] for 7 years. While farmers are not expecting a high disease load this year [2018] due to the dry summer
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PRO/AH/EDR> Japanese encephalitis & other - India (07): (MP)

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 18:31
Japanese Encephalitis -- India
The Bhopal Health department, on [Tue 12 Jun 2018], has issued alert in the state after 2 kids - one each from Vidisha and Hoshangabad, died of Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) in Hamidia Hospital. Malaria Officer Akhilesh Dubey said, "As per the alert, hospitals have been directed to conduct Japanese encephalitis test on the patients which complain of cough and fever.
Teams have been constituted to conduct door to door surveys at war footing." Another patient of Ashok Nagar is still
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Europe (17): Russia (KN) domestic swine, OIE

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 15:09
African Swine Fever -- Russia
Information received on [and dated] 13 Jun 2018 from Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 5 Jun 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 6 Jun 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 2 Apr 2018
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: African swine fever virus
Nature of diagnosis:
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - China (06): (AH) st O, cattle, OIE

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 15:07
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)
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 20 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: 20 Jan
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (34): Congo DR, cases, response, WHO

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 03:07
Ebola -- DR Congo
Grade 3; cases: 55, deaths: 28; CFR: 50.9 percent
The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo remains active. One month into the response, there is cautious optimism about the situation in Bikoro and Wangata (especially Mbandaka) health zones where the last confirmed EVD case was reported on 16 May 2018. The primary focus of the response has moved from the urban areas of Equateur province to the most remote and hard-to-reach places in Itipo and the
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PRO/EDR> Botulism - USA (05): (NM) wound, injection drug-related

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 01:59
Botulism -- United States
The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating a case of apparent wound botulism in a 21-year-old woman from Dona Ana County, the department announced on Mon 11 Jun 2018.
The suspected source of infection is contaminated black tar heroin, the department stated in a news release. The woman injected black tar heroin under the skin, also known as "skin popping." The woman is currently hospitalized.
This is the 1st case of wound botulism that has been reported to the department in
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis E - Namibia (08): (OS) more cases

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 01:49
Hepatitis E -- Namibia
Although the number of suspected hepatitis E cases has escalated to 54 from 47 since the last update at the end of May 2018, the region has not recorded any new deaths. The Director of Health Information and Research, Puumue Katjiuanjo, said only 13 of the 55 suspected cases have tested positive.
Laboratory results of the other suspected cases were, as of Fri 8 Jun 2018, still pending. Katjiuanjo said the Tsandi District Hospital has recorded 5 positively confirmed cases, which is the
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PRO/AH/EDR> E. coli EHEC - USA (17): (OR) O111, daycare center

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 00:46
E. coli -- United States
An _E. coli_ O111 outbreak at a daycare center in Beaverton, Oregon has sickened 5 people, according to Wendy Gordon, Communications Director for Washington County Health and Human Services. She told Food Poisoning Bulletin that there are 5 confirmed cases, 4 of which have _E. coli_ O111 infections; the fifth is awaiting serotype results. None of the cases have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which can cause kidney failure, and none have been hospitalized.
Public health officials
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PRO/EDR> Trachoma - Ghana: WHO, eliminated as a public health problem

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 00:42
Trachoma -- Ghana
Trachoma was identified in the 1950s as the most important cause of blindness in Ghana. By the 1990s, the disease was known to persist as a significant public health problem in the Northern and Upper West Regions. There were about 2.8 million people at risk of trachomatous blindness nationally, with an estimated 13 000 people suffering from trichiasis. In 2000, the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service set up a national Trachoma Elimination Programme.
Ghana's Trachoma Elimination
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PRO/AH/EDR> Leptospirosis - Sri Lanka: increase

healthmap - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 00:35
Leptospirosis -- Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka health officials have reported an increase in the number cases of the bacterial disease, leptospirosis during the 1st 5 months of 2018. From January-May 2017, authorities reported 1022 cases; however, for the same period in 2018, 1525 cases were reported. The districts seeing the most leptospirosis cases year-to-date include Kalutara [Western province], Ratnapura [Sabaragamuwa province], Monaragala [Uva province], and Gampaha [Western province]. For Colombo district in the 1st 5
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News Scan for Jun 13, 2018

cidrap - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 22:58
Plague case in IdahoTamiflu and nursing home outbreaksVaccine exemptions in US
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