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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (54): (MI, CA)

healthmap - Mon, 13/11/2017 - 02:45
Hepatitis A -- United States
Cases / Hospitalizations / Deaths
495 / 416 (84.0 percent) / 19 (3.8 percent)
Table does not include all reported hepatitis A cases in the SE MI outbreak region; only those cases that are identified as outbreak-related. More descriptive data on the current outbreak can be found within the Comprehensive Summary. Data are provisional and subject to change.
Total # of Cases / 495
Secondary Confirmed Cases / 39
Female, n (percent) / 182 (36.8)
Hospitalized / 416 (84.0)
Median Age
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ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 10, 2017

cidrap - Mon, 13/11/2017 - 00:36
Antibiotics and subsequent sepsisMCR surveillance in CaliforniaCommunity-related C diffAntibiotic sparing for UTIsMore-resistant MDR-TBMDR-TB burden in MinnesotaStrep burden, resistance threat
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PRO/EDR> Meningitis, pneumococcal - Ghana: fatal, RFI

healthmap - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 23:56
Meningitis - Strep/Pneumoccocal -- Ghana
Dreadful, life-threatening, and infectious pneumococcal meningitis has hit Ghana, taking 93 lives so far since last year [2016].
Pneumococcal meningitis is caused by _Streptococcus pneumoniae_, a bacterium that affects the lungs and is easily spread through coughing, sneezing, and prolonged body contact with an infected person. Living in a crowded setting, intimate kissing, and eating from the same bowl or drinking from the same cup as an infected person can equally help spread the
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PRO/PL> Liberibacter, carrot - Greece: 1st rep (TC)

healthmap - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 22:57
Other Plant Disease -- Greece
In July 2016, a sample of carrot plants (_Daucus carota_ cv. Dordogne) showing suspicious symptoms (formation of secondary taproots) was collected [in the district of] Boeotia in [the region of Thessaly and] Central Greece. Results of the analysis (PCR) confirmed the presence of '_Candidatus_ Liberibacter solanacearum' [Lso] (potato haplotypes are listed in the EPPO A1 List) in the symptomatic carrot sample.
In addition, [Lso] was detected in archived DNA from leaves of 3 carrot plants (cv.
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Pakistan (04): (TA) bovine

healthmap - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 22:37
Anthrax -- Pakistan
A mysterious disease, declared by livestock officials as anthrax, has reportedly killed a number of animals in Bajaur Agency [Federally Administered Tribal Areas, FATA] over the last few days, locals told Dawn on Friday [10 Nov 2017].
They said several cattle had died of the disease during the past 2 weeks in various localities of Mamond and Khar tehsils. According to them, a number of cattle had also been infected with the disease.
The locals said the disease had panicked them, as they
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PRO/AH/EDR> Crimean-Congo hem. fever - India (02): (GJ)

healthmap - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 22:27
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever -- India
[JP], a 39-year-old resident of Khedbrahma taluka in Sabarkantha district, was tested positive for Congo fever [Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever]. JP is currently taking treatment at VS [Sheth Vadilal Sarabhai] Hospital and is likely to be discharged on [Sat 11 Nov 2017]. Top sources in the civic body-run hospital confirmed that JP had been tested positive for Congo fever.
"[JP] had been admitted on [Sat 4 Nov 2017] and was tested positive for Congo fever on [Tue 7 Nov 2017]. She had been
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PRO/AH/EDR> Monkeypox - Africa (16): Nigeria (DE) conf. susp.

healthmap - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 18:19
Monkeypox -- Nigeria
The dreaded monkey pox virus has continued to spread in Delta state, with the state government on Wed 8 Nov 2017 confirming one case of the virus among the 5 suspected cases that were earlier reported.
Results from the other samples sent to the laboratory in distant Dakar, Senegal are expected, according to the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge, who made this known during the debriefing session of officials of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
NCDC officials have
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (157): Japan (SM) wild bird, HPAI H5N6, OIE

healthmap - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 18:15
Avian Influenza H5N6 -- Japan
Information received on [and dated] 10 Nov 2017 from Dr Kazuo Ito, Director, International Animal Health Affairs Office, Animal Health Division, Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tokyo, Japan
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 5 Nov 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 9 Nov 2017
Report date: 10 Nov 2017
Date submitted to OIE: 10 Nov 2017
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed
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PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed illness, canine - UK: (Wales)

healthmap - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 17:19
Undiagnosed -- United Kingdom
People are being warned to avoid a mystery substance that's washed up on a number of beaches on Anglesey. Deposits of white and yellow fatty substances have been washed ashore on the northwest coast of the island.
The white substance has been found on beaches, including Porth Nobla, Tyn Towyn, Cymyran, Aberffraw and Rhosneigr. A ball of yellow fatty substance has also been found on Cemaes beach. Experts say it could potentially be dangerous to dogs if they try to eat the
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Launch of special initiative to address climate change impact on health in Small Island Developing States

who - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 14:10
Launch of special initiative to address climate change impact on health in Small Island Developing States
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PRO/AH/EDR> Leptospirosis - India (02): (MH)

healthmap - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 03:12
Leptospirosis -- India
Two more people tested positive for leptospirosis at a state government referral laboratory this month [November 2017]. A 36-year-old man of Yerawada and another 46-year-old man, a resident of Link road in Pimpri, tested positive for the disease in the 1st week of November. "Both the patients tested positive at the referral laboratory. Hence, they are confirmed cases. We have directed the health officials of the Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporations to step up surveillance in the
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis C - USA (12): (CO) injection drug use

healthmap - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 23:59
Hepatitis C -- United States
Cases of hepatitis C have tripled over the past 4 years among 21-to 30-year-olds in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver and Douglas counties, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. In 2012, there were just 91 cases and in 2016, there were 255 cases. Between 2015 and 2016, cases rose by 65 percent, from 151 to 255.
Denver Public Health said the increase in hepatitis cases is linked to the increase in injection drug use. It reminds the public it provides access to free,
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PRO/EDR> Varicella - Zambia, Bhutan

healthmap - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 23:51
Chicken Pox -- Zambia
The Ministry of Health in Mambwe district in Eastern Province have recorded an increase in cases of Chicken Pox [Varicella] from 80 -- 349 [cases] in the 3rd quarter.
Mambwe District Acting Public Health Officer Moses Sakala said the district has also recorded an increase in the number of diarrhea cases from 136 -- 219 in the same quarter.
Mr Sakala observed that the increase in the number of patients with chicken pox is attributed to the challenges being faced by the department to
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PRO/AH/EDR> Leptospirosis - Trinidad & Tobago: fatal, flooding

healthmap - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 22:51
Leptospirosis -- Trinidad & Tobago
Agricultural economist Omardath Maharaj is calling for Government to be more proactive regarding post-flooding food safety policies after a number of leptospirosis cases were reported in South Trinidad. According to media reports, 13 cases of leptospirosis were reported at the San Fernando General Hospital.
It is thought the cases connected to unhygienic conditions due to recent flooding in parts of South Trinidad.
Newsday reported that 2 people have since died from the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Plague - Madagascar (31): fatal

healthmap - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 22:47
Plague -- Madagascar
14 Sep 2017 / 28 / 5
30 Sep 2017 / 73 / 17 / 3
3 Oct 2017 / 194 / 30 / 40
5 Oct 2017 / 258 / 36 / 32
7 Oct 2017 / 343 / 42 / 43
8 Oct 2017 / 387 / 45 / 44
9 Oct 2017 / 449 / 48 / 62
10 Oct 2017 / 500 / 54 / 51
11 Oct 2017 / 561 / 57 / 61
13 Oct 2017 / 684 / 57 / 61
16 Oct 2017 / 805 / 74 / 40
17 Oct 2017 / 878 / 80 / 44
18 Oct 2017 / 1032 / 89 / 164
19 Oct 2017 / 1153 / 94 / 121
20 Oct 2017 / 1297 / 102 / --
23 Oct 2017 / 1192 / 124 / 10
25 Oct 2017 / 1309 / 93 / 58
27 Oct
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PRO/AH/EDR> Q fever - Chile (02): (LG, LR) dairy industry workers

healthmap - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 22:43
Q Fever -- Chile
1. Lille RD, Perrin TL, Armstrong C: An institutional outbreak of pneumonitis. III. Histopathology in man and rhesus monkeys in the pneumonitis due to the virus of "Q fever." Pub Hlth Rep 1941; 56(4): 149-55; available at
2. Maurin M, Raoult D: Q fever. Clin Microbiol Rev 1999; 12(4): 518-53; available at
3. Norlander L: Q fever epidemiology and pathogenesis. Microbes Infect 2000; 2(4): 417-24.
A good recent review on Q fever can be found at:
Melgar TA, Bauler TJ, Lutwick LI. Q fever
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PRO/EDR> Legionellosis - USA (20): (CA) fatal, amusement park, cooling tower susp., RFI

healthmap - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 22:34
Legionnaires' -- United States
Disneyland has shut down 2 bacteria-contaminated cooling towers after Orange County [in U.S. state of California] health officials discovered several cases of Legionnaires' disease in people who had visited the Anaheim theme park, authorities said.
The 12 cases of the bacteria-caused illness were discovered about 3 weeks ago [October 2017] among people who had spent time in Anaheim and included 9 people who had visited Disneyland Park in September [2017] before developing the illness,
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PRO/AH/EDR> Bluetongue - Asia: India (AD, TG), ruminants, st 4, evolutionary analysis

healthmap - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 22:25
Bluetongue -- India
Citation: Reddy YV, Susmitha B, Patil S, et al. Isolation and evolutionary analysis of Australasian topotype of bluetongue virus serotype 4 from India.
Bluetongue (BT) is a _Culicoides_-borne disease caused by several serotypes of bluetongue virus (BTV). Similar to other insect-borne viral diseases, distribution of BT is limited to distribution of _Culicoides_ species competent to transmit BTV. In the tropics, vector activity is almost year long, and hence, the disease is endemic,
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PRO/AH/EDR> Lyme disease - USA (05): (OH) increase cases

healthmap - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 22:03
Lyme Disease -- United States
The Ohio Department of Health is reporting Lyme disease cases in the state this year are up 33 percent from 2016. The department says 241 cases of Lyme disease have been reported in 60 Ohio counties so far in 2017. There were only 160 cases in 2016.
The increase in cases coincides with the increase of the blacklegged tick in Ohio.
Lyme disease is a bacterial disease transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected deer tick. Symptoms can include a flu-like illness, muscle pain, and
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PRO/AH/EDR> E. coli EHEC - USA (36): (CA) military outbreak, O157

healthmap - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 21:47
E. coli -- United States
No source has been determined in the _E. coli_ outbreak that has sickened dozens of U.S. Marine recruits in San Diego. Ten new cases have been reported, according to officials at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The base, located near San Diego International Airport, is the 1st stop for recruits as they begin basic training to join the U.S. Marine Corps. Approximately 79 Marine recruits were still undergoing treatment among more than 5000 recruits in training.
Up to 9 out of 17
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