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PRO/EDR> Alcohol poisoning - India: (UP) fatal

healthmap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 04:00
Poisoning -- India
Two men have died after allegedly consuming poisonous liquor in Tarya Sujan of Kushinagar district in Uttar Pradesh. Bodies of the 2 deceased have been sent for post-mortem examination. Families of the 2 men alleged illegal liquor trade has been taking place in the area with the knowledge of local police. Police said disciplinary action will be taken if claims are found to be true.
[As of this writing the cause of the deaths has not been released. - Mod.TG]
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Communicated
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PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (14): Saudi Arabia (RI)

healthmap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 03:49
MERS -- Saudi Arabia
In the past 2 days since the last update [8 Feb 2019] there have been 3 newly confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection.
Information on newly confirmed infections:

[1]
Date of confirmation report: 10 Feb 2019
Case no.: 19-1817
MERS in Riyadh city: 44-year-old male in Riyadh city, Riyadh region
Contact with camels: No
Case classification: Primary
Current status: Hospitalized
[2]
Date of confirmation report: 10 Feb 2019
Case no.: 19-1818
MERS in Riyadh city: 54-year-old male in
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PRO/AH/EDR> Equine influenza - UK (02): (England) horse, EIV H3N8 Florida clade 1

healthmap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 03:47
Equine Influenza -- United Kingdom
As the demand to get racing back in action increases, David Sykes, director of equine health and welfare at the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), was able to issue more good news.
"At 9:00 a.m. Sunday [10 Feb 2019], I can say we haven't had any other positive tests except for those in the Don McCain stable; all tests have returned negative, up until when I was last in contact with the laboratory at 9:30 p.m.," he told Racing TV's Luck On Sunday programme.
"I can tell you that in the
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ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 08, 2019

cidrap - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 02:28
Inadequate TB drug-susceptibility testingNew UK guidance on antibiotics for acute coughFDA to review new Merck antibioticsCARB-X novel antibiotic fundingAntibiotic prescribing intervention in ChinaCandida auris fungemiaMicrobiology test use in NorwayCRP-guided therapyFormulary restriction policyNew CARB-X funding
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PRO/EDR> Mumps update (01): USA

healthmap - Sun, 10/02/2019 - 17:38
Mumps -- United States
With most of the media focused on the ongoing measles outbreaks around the world, another vaccine-preventable, infectious disease has reached 5 [US] states during 2019.
As of 6 Feb 2019, the states of Georgia, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Wisconsin have reported mumps cases during 2019.
These state-based news reports have yet to be confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who has not yet issued a mumps outbreak report for 2019.
During, 2018, the CDC
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PRO/AH/EDR> Porcine reprod. & resp. syndrome - Laos: (LP,PH) OIE

healthmap - Sun, 10/02/2019 - 17:34
Blue Ear -- Laos
Information received on [and dated] 8 Feb 2019 from Dr Somphanh Chanphengxay, Director General, Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Vientiane, Laos
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 28 Jan 2019
Date of confirmation of the event: 4 Feb 2019
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: October 2010
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: Porcine
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PRO/AH/EDR> Bovine tuberculosis - Israel: (HZ) cattle, M. caprae, ex Portugal, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 23:26
Bovine TB -- Israel
Information received on [and dated] 8 Feb 2019 from Dr. Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel
Summary
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 5 Feb 2019
Date of confirmation of the event: 5 Feb 2019
Report date: 8 Feb 2019
Date submitted to OIE: 8 Feb 2019
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: September
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PRO/AH/EDR> Crimean-Congo hem. fever - Europe: laboratory management

healthmap - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 23:18
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever -- Worldwide/Unknown
Background
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) is considered an emerging infectious disease threat in the European Union. Since 2000, the incidence and geographic range of confirmed CCHF cases have markedly increased, following changes in the distribution of its main vector, _Hyalomma_ ticks.
Aims
To review scientific literature and collect experts' opinion to analyse relevant aspects of the laboratory management of human CCHF cases and any exposed contacts, as well as identify
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PRO/EDR> West Nile virus (04): Asia (Pakistan) blood donors

healthmap - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 21:08
West Nile Virus -- Pakistan
Researchers who detected the West Nile virus (WNV) in Pakistan for the 1st time are calling for urgent coordinated surveillance to assess its distribution in the country of the virus known to cause deadly neurological disease.
Spread by mosquitoes, WNV infection is generally asymptomatic. But in about 20% of cases, fever, headache and vomiting develop; less than 1% of these cases lead to potentially fatal neurological complications. The virus causes inflammation of the brain (encephalitis)
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (15): Congo DR (NK, IT) cases, summaries, local news

healthmap - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 21:03
Ebola -- DR Congo
- Cases of Ebola virus disease have recently been reported in the Congolese national army in Butembo town. A total of 2 soldiers, from the Oicha health zone and working at Butembo airport, were identified as confirmed cases of Ebola on 12 Jan 2019. The 2 soldiers spent 5 days at the ETC, recovered and were discharged.
- Apart from these 2 confirmed cases, there were 3 suspected cases for which the laboratory tests were negative.
- In addition, on 4 Feb 2019, 6 police officers were admitted
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PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus (03): Americas (Brazil) human

healthmap - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 04:36
West Nile Virus -- Brazil
The State Health Secretariat of Piaui (SESAPI) confirmed this Friday [8 Feb 2019] the occurrence of another human case of neurological disease in the state caused by West Nile virus. (WNV). The case is a young man resident of the rural zone of Picos, who suffered from acute flaccid muscle paralysis in 2017. The patient was admitted to the University Hospital of the UFPI in Piaui, where the standard protocol for the diagnosis of neuroinvasive diseases issued by SESAPI was applied; he received
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Asia (09): China, Mongolia, domestic, spread, control, FAO

healthmap - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 01:29
African Swine Fever -- China
[Items 2, 3, and 4 include new data, added since the previous update of 1 Feb 2019; references omitted. The next update is expected 15 Feb 2019].
The following includes mainly new data, added since 11 Jan 2019. For the included Chinese references*, please refer to the source URL. - Mod.AS]
1. Overview
China: Anhui, Heilongjiang, Henan, Jilin, Liaoning, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shanxi, Yunnan, Hunan and Guizhou, Hubei, Jiangxi, Fujian, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Qinghai, Guangdong and Gansu provinces,
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PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Americas (02): Brazil (PR, SP)

healthmap - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 23:51
Yellow Fever -- Brazil
During 2019, the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has reported 12 new cases of yellow fever virus, including 6 deaths, said the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Historically, yellow fever virus transmission is at its highest between December and May each year, the PAHO said on 25 Jan 2019.
This is important news since over 6 million people visited Brazil during 2018, says the World Tourism Organization.
And, protection from the yellow fever is important since about 15% of people
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CDC: flu activity hits highest level this season

cidrap - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 23:33
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsFeb 08, 2019

Flu is widespread in 47 states, and the CDC reported four more pediatric flu deaths.

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News Scan for Feb 08, 2019

cidrap - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 23:06
DRC Ebola total hits 800African Lassa fever outbreak supportPolio cases from three countriesMayaro virus vaccine trial
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 08, 2019

cidrap - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 22:46
Inadequate TB drug-susceptibility testingNew UK guidance on antibiotics for acute cough
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PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (13): Saudi Arabia (RI, QS, JF), Oman

healthmap - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 22:45
MERS -- Saudi Arabia
In the past 2 days, there have been a total of 13 newly confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection reported by Saudi Arabia.
Information on newly confirmed cases (13):

[1]
Date of confirmation report: 7 Feb 2019
Case no.: 19-1804
MERS in Buraidah city: 35-year-old male in Buraidah city, Qaseem region
Contact with camels: No
Case classification: Secondary, household contact
Current status: Hospitalized
[2]
Date of confirmation report: 7 Feb 2019
Case no.: 19-1805
MERS in Riyadh
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PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (12): global (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Niger)

healthmap - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 22:39
Polio -- Afghanistan
New wild poliovirus cases reported this week: 2
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2019: 2
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2018: 33
New cVDPV cases reported this week: 1
Total number of cVDPV cases (all types) in 2019: 0
Total number of cVDPV cases (all types) in 2018: 103
Headlines
Summary of new viruses this week:
- Afghanistan - One case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1)
- Pakistan - One case of WPV1 and 6 WPV1-positive environmental samples
- Niger - One case of
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Saudi Arabia reports more MERS in Wadi ad-Dawasir outbreak

cidrap - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 21:30
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsFeb 08, 2019

Transmission can be amplified in health settings when early cases aren't identified and isolated early and when proper infection prevention controls aren't in place.

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