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PRO/AH/EDR> Newcastle disease - Bulgaria: (BR) wild bird, OIE

healthmap - Fri, 28/12/2018 - 19:40
Newcastle Disease -- Bulgaria
Information received on [and dated] 23 Dec 2018 from Dr Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer and Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, Bulgaria
Summary
Report type: immediate notification (final report)
Date of start of the event: 19 Dec 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 19 Dec 2018
Report date: 23 Dec 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 23 Dec 2018
Date event resolved: 20 Dec 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a
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PRO/PL> Bacterial blight, hazelnut - Portugal: 1st rep (AV)

healthmap - Fri, 28/12/2018 - 19:29
Other Plant Disease -- Portugal
The NPPO [National Plant Protection Organization] of Portugal recently informed EPPO of the 1st record of _Xanthomonas arboricola_ pv. _corylina_ (EPPO A2 List) on its territory. At the request of a farmer, an inspection was carried out by the official services in a hazelnut orchard (_Corylus avellana_ cv. Fertil de Coutard) located in [Aveiro district].
Symptoms of a bacterial infection were detected on approximately 25% of the trees (from a total of 208 trees), and a sample was tested.
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PRO/AH/EDR> Radiation, bovine - Japan: (FS), long-term exposure

healthmap - Fri, 28/12/2018 - 04:52
Environmental -- Japan
Having disregarded a state instruction to kill cattle left behind in areas near the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, some local farmers have been struggling to keep about 430 cows within a 20 km [12.4 mi] radius of the complex exposed to radiation.
The instruction was issued 2 months after fuel meltdowns at the plant in northeastern Japan were triggered by a massive earthquake and a tsunami on 11 March 2011, for about 3500 cows kept within the area adjacent to the Fukushima
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PRO/AH> African swine fever - Asia (46): China (GD, FJ), spread, Taiwan alertness

healthmap - Fri, 28/12/2018 - 00:55
African Swine Fever -- China
African swine fever [ASF] has spread to several southern Chinese provinces, with severe and swift outbreaks that have led to the culling of scores of pigs in a country that is considered to be the world's largest consumer and producer of pork. The disease was 1st detected in the northernmost regions of China in early August [2018]. The virus has now spread to Guangzhou City in Guangdong Province -- the southernmost province on the mainland.
According to a [25 Dec 2018] article by Hong Kong
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Protests disrupt response operations in two Ebola hot spots

cidrap - Thu, 27/12/2018 - 23:58
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsDec 27, 2018

Eleven suspected patients who fled during vandalism voluntarily returned.

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Plumbing system at NIH hospital linked to rare, resistant pathogen

cidrap - Thu, 27/12/2018 - 23:13
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsDec 27, 2018

Genetic analysis suggested the isolates were unique to the NIH Clinical Center.

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News Scan for Dec 27, 2018

cidrap - Thu, 27/12/2018 - 22:09
Hexavalent peds vaccine approvalMalaria in early pregnancy
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PRO/AH/EDR> Brucellosis - USA (08): (PA) bovine, human

healthmap - Thu, 27/12/2018 - 16:11
Brucellosis -- United States
Officials with Pennsylvania's Department of Agriculture are asking consumers to discard certain dairy products purchased from a farm in Lancaster county.
Unpasteurized cow's milk or dairy products from Miller's Biodiversity Farm in Lancaster county should immediately be discarded, according to a news release from the agency. The warning comes after officials in New York warned Pennsylvania's Department of Agriculture (PDA) that raw milk products purchased at the farm may contain a strain of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - Tunisia: bovine, ovine, st O, OIE

healthmap - Thu, 27/12/2018 - 03:10
Foot and Mouth -- Tunisia
Information received on [and dated] 24 Dec 218 from Dr Malek Zrelli, [Director General, General Directorate of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture], Tunis, Tunisia
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 15 Dec 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 21 Dec 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 26 May 2017
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: Foot and mouth disease
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (155): Congo DR (NK, IT) cases, response

healthmap - Thu, 27/12/2018 - 02:49
Ebola -- DR Congo
- Continued wide-belt vaccination (or ring plus) in Otomaber (in Komanda Health Zone) and Aloya (in Mabalako Health Zone)
- Continued immunization of primary care providers in the Goma Health Zone.
- Since vaccination began on 8 Aug 2018, 52 630 people have been vaccinated, including 19 348 in Beni, 10 303 in Katwa, 5745 in Butembo, 5313 in Mabalako, 2258 in Kalunguta, 1663 in Mandima, 1177 in Komanda, 931 in Oicha, 884 in Goma, 791 in Vuhovi, 750 in Masereka, 700 in Lubero, 659 in
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Ebola cases continue steady rise over holiday period

cidrap - Wed, 26/12/2018 - 23:41
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsDec 26, 2018

In another development, the country's election commission had delayed the vote in some Ebola-hit areas.

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News Scan for Dec 26, 2018

cidrap - Wed, 26/12/2018 - 23:28
More AFM casesMERS case in Saudi ArabiaTurkey-linked Salmonella developments
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Flu Scan for Dec 26, 2018

cidrap - Wed, 26/12/2018 - 23:25
Global flu on the riseAvian flu outbreaks in 3 countries
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PRO/AH/EDR> Zika virus (12): Americas, Africa, Pacific, Asia research, observations

healthmap - Wed, 26/12/2018 - 21:38
Zika virus -- Worldwide/Unknown
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Background. An intricate fetal-maternal immune crosstalk during pregnancy is essential for a healthy birth. Hence, the infection-induced alterations of maternal immunity often lead to adverse outcomes for mother and/or child. The emergence of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in pregnant women has been associated with more than 3000 cases of microcephaly and nervous system malformations.
Methods. To explore the potential correlation of ZIKV-induced alteration of maternal
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PRO/AH> Classical swine fever - Japan (09): (GF) spread, wild, domestic, control

healthmap - Wed, 26/12/2018 - 18:49
Classical Swine Fever -- Japan
Japan's hog cholera [classical swine fever, CSF] epidemic spread further with a 6th case identified [Tue 5 Dec 2018] in the central part of the country, leading to the 1st dispatch of Ground Self-Defense Force [GSDF] troops and the launch of a crisis control unit by the central government.
After tests confirmed the latest case of the contagious disease that has a high fatality rate at a pig farm in Seki, Gifu prefecture, the local government began culling 7547 pigs there. About 1600 GSDF
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (24): China (GD, GX) H9N2

healthmap - Wed, 26/12/2018 - 18:34
Avian Influenza -- China
On 20 Dec 2018, the World Health Organization officially notified 2 cases of human infection of avian influenza A(H9N2) in China, retrospectively confirmed.
The 1st case is a 10-month-old girl from Yunfu, Guangdong province, whose disease started on 16 Oct 2018. The case was benign. She had a history of contact with live poultry. The 2nd case is a 3-year-old boy from Guilin, Guangxi[-Zhuang autonomous region] province, who contracted the disease on 10 Oct 2018. The patient did not have
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PRO/AH/EDR> Strangles, equine - USA (07): (FL)

healthmap - Wed, 26/12/2018 - 04:13
Strangles -- United States
Three quarantines for strangles have been reported in different counties in Florida after horses tested positive for the bacterial infection.
According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the following counties are experiencing quarantines:
On 20 Dec 2018, one premises in Marion County was placed under quarantine after one horse presented with clinical signs of strangles with a positive PCR test result. Six of the 93 quarantined horses on the property are
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PRO/AH> African swine fever - Europe (65): Belgium (LX) wild boar, spread, France alert

healthmap - Tue, 25/12/2018 - 01:14
African Swine Fever -- Belgium
In Meix-devant-Virton, a Belgian border town not far from Thonne-La-Long [northeastern France], 10 carcasses of wild boar were found on Thursday [20 Dec 2018] on the Belgian side behind the installed fences in the so-called peripheral zone in front of a container park.
On Monday [17 Dec 2018], another carcass was found not far from Gerouville [northwest of Meix-devant-Virton, 1.5 km [0.93 miles] from the French border]. This carcass was tested and found positive for African swine fever
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PRO/AH/EDR> Trypanosomiasis - South Africa (02): ex Zambia, ex Malawi

healthmap - Mon, 24/12/2018 - 20:32
Trypanosomiasis -- South Africa
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (154): DR Congo (NK, IT) cases, election, women

healthmap - Mon, 24/12/2018 - 17:13
Ebola -- DR Congo
Vaccination
- Continued wide-belt vaccination (or ring plus) in Otomaber (in Komanda Health Zone) and Aloya (in Mabalako Health Zone).
- Continued immunization of primary care providers in the Goma Health Zone.
- Since vaccination began on 8 Aug 2018, 51 678 people have been vaccinated, including 19 240 in Beni, 10 049 in Katwa, 5605 in Butembo, 5283 in Mabalako, 2258 in Kalunguta, 1663 in Mandima, 1144 in Komanda, 861 in Oicha, 791 to Vuhovi, 754 to Goma, 750 to Masereka, 700 to Lubero,
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