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PRO/AH/EDR> Chronic wasting disease, cervid - USA (01): (MO)

healthmap - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 05:45
Chronic Wasting Disease -- United States
The Missouri Department of Conservation reports 15 free-ranging Missouri deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease out of nearly 18 400 test results received so far for the season. According to an MDC release, these results show that efforts are working to limit the spread of the disease.
The 15 new cases consist of 1 from Cedar County from a hunter-harvested adult buck; 3 from Franklin County from hunter-harvested adult bucks; 1 from Jefferson County from a hunter-harvested
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PRO/AH/EDR> E. coli EHEC - USA: O157, leafy greens

healthmap - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 05:43
E. coli -- United States
In the USA, a total of 24 EHEC O157:H7 infections have been reported from California (4), Connecticut (2), Illinois (1), Indiana (2), Maryland (3), Michigan (1), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (2), New Jersey (1), New York (1), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (2), Vermont (1), Virginia (1), and Washington (1). Illnesses started on dates from 15 Nov 2017 through 12 Dec 2017. Among the 18 ill people for whom CDC has information, 9 were hospitalized, including one person in California who died. Two people
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PRO/AH/EDR> Japanese encephalitis & other - India: (KA, UP)

healthmap - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 05:41
Japanese Encephalitis -- India
Japanese encephalitis (JE), an infection of the brain caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), has claimed its 1st victim in the district this year [2018]. This is also the 1st ever death due to JE in the district.
The victim is a man, 55, a resident of Puttur. He was admitted for fever on 4 Dec [2017] in Puttur and later was shifted to a hospital in Mangaluru as the fever did not subside. He went back home a few days in January [2018], and the infection recurred. He died at a
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (03): Asia (Israel) wild, domestic, OIE

healthmap - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 05:36
Rabies -- Israel
Information received on 9 Jan 2018 from Dr Shlomo Garazi, Chief Officer for Import and Export of the Veterinary Services, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, BET DAGAN, Israel
Report type: immediate notification
Start date: 8 Oct 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 9 Oct 2017
Report date: 9 Jan 2018
Reason for notification: Unexpected change in the distribution or increase in morbidity or mortality of a listed
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PRO/PL> Late blight, potato - Bangladesh: (RP)

healthmap - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 05:34
Other Plant Disease -- Bangladesh
Potato growers of Rangpur are worried as the vegetable is facing serious setback due to severe attack of late blight disease. Potato cultivators of the region alleged that they gave their best efforts to get expected yield. But potato fields at different areas have been affected [and] the disease is gradually turning acute across the region. [It] occurred mainly due to severe cold and foggy weather.
Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Rangpur said officials have been given
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - Brazil (03): (RJ)

healthmap - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 05:26
Hepatitis A -- Brazil
According to a note published by Fiocruz today (10 Jan 2018), 3 out of 10 water samples collected in the Vidigal community were positive for HAV. The analyses were carried out by using real-time PCR.
Communicated by:
EpiCore Global Surveillance Project member
Tatiana Pinto, PhD,
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Rio de Janeiro

[ProMED thanks Dr. Pinto for her prompt responses. - Mod.LL
A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map can be accessed at: .]
[See Also:
Hepatitis A -
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PRO/AH/EDR> Scrapie, sheep - Iceland: (NV) OIE

healthmap - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 05:24
Scrapie -- Iceland
Information received on [and dated] 10 Jan 2018 from Dr Sigurborg Daoadottir, Chief Veterinary Officer, Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Selfoss, Iceland
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 13 Dec 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 13 Dec 2017
Reason for notification: reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 1 Nov 2016
Manifestation of disease: Sub-clinical infection
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis - USA : frozen coconut, alert, recall

healthmap - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:35
Salmonella -- United States
Evershing International Trading Company is recalling 16 ounces Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut (Item number 331223, UPC 05216-44081) because they have the potential to be contaminated with _Salmonella_, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune system. Healthy persons infected with salmonellosis often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal
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PRO/EDR> Scabies - Liberia: susp., RFI

healthmap - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:27
Scabies -- Liberia
A rare skin disease appears to be causing panic amongst many Liberians after over 600 people were diagnosed infected. The disease appears like heat-bumps on the surface of the skin of patients and causes severe itching. It has been almost a month since it was first diagnosed in the country, according to the national public health institute of Liberia (NPHIL).
"The scratching thing here is a serious business (problem), so it is call "Be serious" but some people call it 'Ebola fanfan',
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PRO/AH/EDR> Trichinellosis - Viet Nam: (LI)

healthmap - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:22
Trichinosis -- Vietnam
Doctors have advised people not to consume the meat of sick pigs, following the death of one person who ate infected pork. Another person is in critical condition.
Nguyen Trung Cap, head of the Emergency Department at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases (CHTD), said the department received 2 patients infected with the parasite _Trichinella_.
The patients hailed from Lai Chu Province and were brought to the hospital after suffering from exhaustion and painful muscles. They could
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MERS antibody treatment clears phase 1 trial

cidrap - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 23:39
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJan 10, 2018

The therapy, which uses cattle antibodies to treat the virus in humans, has shown to be safe and well-tolerated.

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UK reports H5N6 in wild swans as study assesses live-bird markets

cidrap - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 23:37
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJan 10, 2018

A study shows avian flu virus detections rising in poultry in Cambodian live-bird markets.

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News Scan for Jan 10, 2018

cidrap - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 23:30
Ebola antibody findingsUSDA egg product rule1918 pandemic flu severity
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State efforts to identify, combat resistant bacteria highlighted

cidrap - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 23:28
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJan 10, 2018

Since 2016 the CDC has provided $144 million to state and local health departments to address antibiotic resistance.

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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 10, 2018

cidrap - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 23:27
C difficile declineAntibiotics in nursing homesEnvironmental health risks
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - Brazil (02): (RJ)

healthmap - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 21:04
Hepatitis A -- Brazil
The Vidigal favela, in the south of Rio, is suffering an acute hepatitis A outbreak. A total of 92 cases have been reported, most of them between 20 and 30 years old. It is suspected that the outbreak in the favela is related to water contamination.
Agents of Rio's prefecture are monitoring the water in Vidigal, collecting samples at 8 distribution points in the favela. The samples are being analyzed by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) and in Sanitary Surveillance
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PRO/AH/EDR> Die-off, flying fox - Australia: (NS) heat susp.

healthmap - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 19:08
Animal Die-off -- Australia
Western Sydney's sizzling heat claimed the lives of hundreds of young flying foxes during the weekend [6 and 7 Jan 2018]. The final count could run into the thousands.
WIRES (Wildlife Rescue NGO) volunteers worked around the clock to treat as many as possible in the Parramatta Park and Campbelltown bat colonies and keep the remaining bats cool with misting.
The barometer peaked at noon, reaching 43 deg. C (109.4 deg.F) at Parramatta Park. Volunteers from WIRES North West worked alongside
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UN Environment and WHO agree to major collaboration on environmental health risks

who - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 14:30
UN Environment and WHO have agreed a new, wide-ranging collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million deaths a year.

Today in Nairobi, Mr Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, signed an agreement to step up joint actions to combat air pollution, climate change and antimicrobial resistance, as well as improve coordination on waste and chemicals management, water quality, and food and nutrition issues. The collaboration also includes joint management of the BreatheLife advocacy campaign to reduce air pollution for multiple climate, environment and health benefits.
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis - Chile: (BI): mayonnaise

healthmap - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 04:42
Salmonella -- Chile
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (or vinegar)
1 cup of neutral flavored oil (like light olive oil, grapeseed oil, walnut or sweet almond oil)
A pinch of good quality fine grain sea salt
'Tips for Successfully Making Mayo
- Use room temperature eggs. Cold eggs will often result in mayonnaise that does not thicken.
- Always add the lemon juice first. Lemon juice helps breakdown the protein in the egg yolks so they emulsify better.
- Start with a
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (02): Asia (Israel) wild, domestic, spread, control measures

healthmap - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 04:37
Rabies -- Israel
The Ministry of Agriculture continues its activity to reduce the incidence of rabies. In this framework, the ministry will budget the local authorities in the Valleys region more than NIS 4.5 million [about USD 1.31 million] so that each authority will receive approximately NIS 240 000 [USD 70 000] for 3 months.
The ministry's budget will be used by the authorities to reinforce the professional teams in the area, especially for the hiring of a veterinarian, an inspector, a vehicle for work
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