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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 06, 2018

cidrap - Tue, 06/03/2018 - 23:07
MCR-1, CPE in PortugalNew CARB-X funding
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Nigerian Lassa fever outbreak tops 1,000 suspected cases

cidrap - Tue, 06/03/2018 - 22:34
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMar 06, 2018

Young adult men are hardest hit by the typically rodent-borne disease.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (42): USA (MO) poultry, LPAI H7N1, OIE

healthmap - Tue, 06/03/2018 - 21:16
Avian Influenza -- United States
Information received on [and dated] 6 Mar 2018 from Dr John Clifford, official delegate, chief trade advisor, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 26 Feb 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 3 Mar 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 2017
Manifestation of disease:
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Low-path H7N1 detected at Missouri turkey farm

cidrap - Tue, 06/03/2018 - 20:43
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsMar 06, 2018

The low-path H7 detection is the first in the US this year, and more tests will be done to characterize the H7N1 virus.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (41): India (GJ) HPAI H5N1, wild bird, OIE

healthmap - Tue, 06/03/2018 - 03:18
Avian Influenza H5N1 -- India
Information received on [and dated] 1 Mar 2018 from Mr Devendra Chaudhry, secretary, Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, New Delhi, India
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 11 Feb 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 12 Feb 2018
Report date: 1 Mar 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 1 Mar 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: June 2017
Manifestation of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Colorado tick fever virus - Canada: (SK)

healthmap - Tue, 06/03/2018 - 02:00
Tick-borne disease -- Canada
Colorado tick fever virus is transmitted by _Dermacentor andersoni_ ticks. In Canada, these ticks are found in the southern regions of British Columbia (Rocky Mountains) and Alberta, as well as southwestern Saskatchewan. Colorado tick fever should be clinically suspected in patients presenting with a biphasic febrile illness and leukopenia following tick exposure in the appropriate geographic area.
A 65-year-old male presented to a tertiary-care hospital emergency department in
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Australian report shows rise in resistant E coli bacteremia

cidrap - Mon, 05/03/2018 - 23:29
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMar 05, 2018

Fluoroquinolone resistance in hospital-onset E coli bacteremia rose markedly.

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MERS infects 7 in Saudi Arabia, including 3 in health settings

cidrap - Mon, 05/03/2018 - 23:03
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsMar 05, 2018

Updates on the latest Saudi MERS cases show a continued mix of exposures, including healthcare settings and camels.

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News Scan for Mar 05, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 05/03/2018 - 22:55
Avian flu in poultryYellow fever in travelersSource of Listeria outbreakUS antibiotic-resistance funds
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabbit hemorrhagic disease - Canada: (BC), alert

healthmap - Mon, 05/03/2018 - 20:17
Other Animal Disease -- Canada
Nanaimo rabbit owners are asked to be on high alert after an "extremely infectious and lethal disease" was discovered in the corpses of local rabbits.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations alerted the public early Friday morning [2 Mar 2018] to the discovery. It was made after tests run on several bunnies found dead on VIU's [Vancouver Island University] Nanaimo campus and in the Rotary Bowl area earlier in the week.
Dr Helen Schwantje, the provincial wildlife
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PRO/AH/EDR> Listeriosis - South Africa (09): fatal, health dept. press release

healthmap - Mon, 05/03/2018 - 18:14
Listeriosis -- South Africa
"The situation now is as follows:
"As of [2 mar 2018], the total of laboratory-confirmed cases has risen to 948, still counting from January 2017. Of these 948, a total 659 patients have been traced and 180 of them have unfortunately died. This constitutes a 27 percent case fatality rate.
In our constant search for the source of the outbreak and the treatment of people who are affected, a team from the NICD [National Institute for Communicable Diseases] has interviewed 109 ill people to
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PRO/AH/EDR> Listeriosis - South Africa (08): fatal, more cases, source found, polony

healthmap - Mon, 05/03/2018 - 16:30
Listeriosis -- South Africa
South Africa says it has finally traced the source of an outbreak [of listeriosis] that has killed 180 people in the past year -- said to make it the worst in history.
The source is a factory operated by Enterprise Foods in Polokwane in Limpopo. More facilities are being tested to see if they contributed to the outbreak, which infected almost 1000 people.
The health minister warned cross-contamination of other processed meats could have occurred in shops. "Avoid all processed meat
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PRO/AH/EDR> Crimean-Congo hem. fever - Namibia (02): (OS)

healthmap - Mon, 05/03/2018 - 16:28
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever -- Namibia
The family of the 19-year-old man from Okalongo in Omusati region, who died early last month [February 2018] after he was bitten by a tick, are still waiting for the state to inform them of the cause of death, although management at Oshikuku Catholic Hospital hinted the victim died from Congo fever [Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever].
New Era has learned that the deceased, had complained of unusual movements in his left ear. He then went to Oshikuku Catholic Hospital for treatment and it was
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PRO/PL> Meloidogyne enterolobii, guava - India: 1st rep (TN)

healthmap - Mon, 05/03/2018 - 16:28
Other Plant Disease -- India
_Meloidogyne enterolobii_ (EPPO A2 List) has been reported for the 1st time from India. The nematode was detected in guava (_Psidium guajava_) orchards showing sudden decline in Tamil Nadu.
(K Poornima et al (2016), Madras Agricultural Journal 103, 359-365)
Communicated by:

[Root knot nematodes (_Meloidogyne_ species) attack a wide range of plants and cause significant economic losses in many vegetable and fruit crops. The genus contains around 70 species and is found
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PRO/AH/EDR> Equine infectious anemia - Canada: (AB) equine

healthmap - Mon, 05/03/2018 - 05:57
Equine Infectious Anemia -- Canada
On 1 Mar 2018, Equestrian Canada (EC) reported that a horse in Strathcona County, Alberta had tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA).
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) national reference laboratory confirmed the case on 21 Feb 2018, a statement on EC's website said.
"The animal was sampled by an accredited veterinarian because it was exhibiting clinical signs compatible with EIA infection," the statement said. "For humane reasons, the horse was euthanized shortly
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonella, pet food - USA (02): recall: feline deaths

healthmap - Mon, 05/03/2018 - 04:36
Salmonella -- United States
Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA is recalling one lot of its frozen "Kitten Grind" raw pet food after consumer complaints, including reports of the deaths of 2 kittens. One of the kittens was confirmed to have died from Salmonella septicemia.
The recall falls on the heels of the Food and Drug Administration's investigation into the pet deaths, according to the recall notice on the agency's website.
Septicemia is an infection of the blood stream, also referred to as bacteremia or blood
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ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 02, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 05/03/2018 - 04:10
Resident prescribing savvyMonitoring animal antibioticsC diff treatment failure predictorsSenate antimicrobial resistance billLatest CARB-X fundingPathways to lower antibioticsSpread of resistant Pseudomonas
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PRO/EDR> Syphilis - Australia: (QL) fatal, congenital, incr. cases, indigenous

healthmap - Mon, 05/03/2018 - 00:38
Syphilis -- Australia
A 6th infant has died from syphilis amid a devastating outbreak of the disease in parts of remote Australia. The young children have all died in Queensland, where the spate of cases emerged in 2011. Department of Health official Sharon Appleyard told Senate Estimates that 6 of 13 infants with reported cases of congenital syphilis had died. The latest death occurred in northern Queensland in January [2018].
The bacterial outbreak is severely impacting indigenous communities and has now
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PRO/AH/EDR> Hantavirus - Americas (17): USA (NM)

healthmap - Sun, 04/03/2018 - 18:22
Hantavirus -- United States
The 2nd reported case of [a] hantavirus [infection] in New Mexico has left a 9 year old Farmington boy fighting for his life in a Colorado hospital.
For the last month, GH said his family has been left with a lot of questions "They realized that he wasn't doing good, but they still didn't know it was that serious," GH said. In January [2018], he said his son came down with what they thought was the flu. "You usually take them in, and you send them back out with the medicine, and you're
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PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Americas (19): Brazil

healthmap - Sun, 04/03/2018 - 18:18
Yellow Fever -- Brazil
Brazil confirmed 723 [yellow fever] cases and 237 deaths for the period 1 Jul 2017 to 28 Feb this year [2018]. During the same period last year [2016-2017], there were 576 confirmed cases and 184 deaths.
The Ministry of Health updated on Thu (1 [Mar 2018]) the information passed along from the state secretariats of health about the situation of yellow fever in the country. In the monitoring period (1 Jul 2017-28 Feb 2018) there were 723 confirmed cases of yellow fever in the country, with
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