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PRO/AH/EDR> Koi herpesvirus disease - Canada: (AB) OIE, 1st report

healthmap - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 21:16
Herpes -- Canada
Information received on 7 Sep 2018 from Dr Jaspinder Komal, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa, Canada
Summary
Report type: immediate notification (final report)
Date of start of the event: 16 Jul 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 27 Aug 2018
Report dare: 7 Sep 2018
Date event resolved: 28 Aug 2018
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal
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PRO/AH/EDR> Crimean-Congo hem. fever - Pakistan (16): (SD)

healthmap - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 19:44
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever -- Pakistan
Congo virus [Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus] claimed another life in Karachi on [Mon 10 Sep 2018] as a 25-year-old man died at Jinnah hospital.
The man was a resident of Mehmoodabad [Mahmudabad, Malir district] and was brought to the hospital 2 days ago.
This is the 10th Congo virus-related death this year [2018].
The health department had earlier said it would conduct spraying operations to rid the city of ticks carrying the virus but nothing has been done.
[Byline: Shafqat
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (87): DR Congo (NK) case update, challenges

healthmap - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 03:34
Ebola -- DR Congo
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PRO/AH/EDR> Monkeypox - UK ex Nigeria (02)

healthmap - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 02:36
Monkeypox -- United Kingdom
Public Health England (PHE) can confirm that a 2nd individual has been diagnosed with monkeypox in England.
There is no UK link to the patient diagnosed last week in Cornwall who is currently receiving care at the Royal Free in London. This 2nd patient had travelled to Nigeria where they are believed to have acquired the infection. The 2nd case 1st presented at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and following a positive test result was transferred to Royal Liverpool University Hospital, an expert
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PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (36): Saudi Arabia, South Korea, contact tracing, WHO

healthmap - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 02:11
MERS -- Saudi Arabia
At the end of August 2018, a total of 2248 laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), including 798 associated deaths (case-fatality rate: 35.5 percent) were reported globally; 83 percent of these cases were reported from Saudi Arabia (1871 cases, including 724 related deaths with a case-fatality rate of 38.7 percent).
During the month of August [2018], a total of 9 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS were reported globally; 8 cases were reported in Saudi
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Study: Flu vaccine protection starts to wane within weeks

cidrap - Tue, 11/09/2018 - 23:39
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsSep 11, 2018

The risk of getting the flu climbs about 16% every 28 days after vaccination.

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News Scan for Sep 11, 2018

cidrap - Tue, 11/09/2018 - 23:21
Second UK monkeypox caseEgg-linked Salmonella outbreakFungal disease costsCholera vaccine in Haiti
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 11, 2018

cidrap - Tue, 11/09/2018 - 23:19
Antibiotics and coughPiperacillin-tazobactam trial resultsDouble antibiotic for pneumoniaC diff in food animals
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Report ties 2 US cases of MCR-1 to problematic GI scope

cidrap - Tue, 11/09/2018 - 23:02
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsSep 11, 2018

The two patients shared exposure to a duodenoscope used in endoscopy.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (86): Congo DR (NK) case update, outbreak status

healthmap - Tue, 11/09/2018 - 19:38
Ebola -- DR Congo
- A total of 5306 contacts were recorded in the 7 health zones affected since 17 Aug 2018.
- To date, 2 755 350 travelers have been checked at the 37 entry points set up.
Vaccination
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- Since the beginning of vaccination on 8 Aug 2018, 7409 people have been vaccinated, including 3475 in Mabalako [North Kivu], 2190 in Beni [North Kivu], 1197 in Mandima [Ituri], 121 in Oicha [North Kivu], 170 in Masereka [North Kivu], 167 in Butembo [North Kivu], 70 in Katwa [North Kivu], and 19
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - Israel (07): (HZ) bovine, st O, OIE

healthmap - Tue, 11/09/2018 - 19:30
Foot and Mouth -- Israel
Information received on [and dated] 10 Sep 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
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 5 Sep 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 9 Sep 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 16 Jul 2018
Manifestation of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Dengue/DHF update (17): Americas research, observations

healthmap - Tue, 11/09/2018 - 14:51
Dengue -- Mexico
Cases by country / Week updated / Serotype / Total / Conf. / Severe
North America
USA / 35 [week ending 31 Aug 2018] / D? / 118 / 118 / 1
Central America and Mexico
Belize / 34 [week ending 24 Aug 2018] / D? / 955 / 29 / 0
Costa Rica / 27 [week ending 6 Jul 2018] / D 1,2 / 1110 / 220 / 0
El Salvador / 34 [week ending 24 Aug 2018] / D? / 923 / 31 / 0
Guatemala / 33 [week ending 17 Aug 2018] / D 1,2,3,4 / 3122 / 896 / 29
Honduras / 35 [week ending 31 Aug 2018] / D? / 4948 / 0 /
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PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus (33): Europe (France) equine, OIE

healthmap - Tue, 11/09/2018 - 03:00
West Nile Virus -- France
Information received on 7 Sep 2018 from Dr Loic Evain, Directeur General adjoint, CVO, Direction generale de l'alimentation, Ministere de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation, Paris, France
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 24 Aug 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 7 Sep 2018
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 31 Dec 2017
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: West Nile fever
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Turkey (06): (KC) bovine

healthmap - Tue, 11/09/2018 - 02:54
Anthrax -- Turkey
As many as 3 villages in Turkey's northwestern province of Kocaeli were quarantined after anthrax was diagnosed in cattle on a local farm, the Diken news website reported on [Sun 9 Sep 2018].
Anthrax was 1st found in cattle imported from Brazil before the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, causing the death of 50 cattle on a farm in Ankara province. Hospitals in İstanbul and Sivas also detected anthrax in 9 people who were sent for medical screening. In another case in Bitlis, more than 100
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PRO/PL> Fusarium wilt, lettuce - Ireland: 1st rep, UK spread

healthmap - Tue, 11/09/2018 - 02:31
Other Plant Disease -- Ireland
New outbreaks of the devastating disease fusarium wilt in lettuce crops have been reported in Lancashire, Cambridge, and Ireland [see link below]. The AHDB [UK Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board] confirmed the new cases, warning that the disease was now spreading. All the cases found were in protected lettuce crops grown in greenhouses. They called on growers to help prevent spread by implementing good crop hygiene and seeking early diagnosis if they suspect it.
Kim Parker,
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (41): (KY, WV)

healthmap - Tue, 11/09/2018 - 02:18
Hepatitis A -- United States
- Total Outbreak: 1628
- Hospitalizations: 919
- Deaths: 13
Last updated: [Fri 7 Sep 2018]
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[Date / Cases / Deaths / Average cases per week
14 Apr 2018 / 352 / 3 / --
28 Apr 2018 / 448 / 4 / 48
25 May 2018 / 629 / 6 / 45
9 Jun 2018 / 832 / 6 / 101
27 Jun 2018 / 969 / 6 / 53
7 Jul 2018 / 1094 / 8 / 87
14 Jul 2018 / 1170 / 8 / 76
21 Jul 2018 / 1221 / 8 / 51
28 Jul 2018 / 1276 / 8 / 55
4 Aug 2018 / 1341 / 8 / 65
11 Aug 2018 / 1425 / 9 /
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PRO/EDR> Melioidosis - Mexico: (SO) suspected, fatal

healthmap - Tue, 11/09/2018 - 02:13
Melioidosis -- Mexico
The bacterium _Burkholderia pseudomallei_ was isolated in various tissues at autopsy from 2 siblings of Huasabas who died. The organism causes melioidosis, a disease that causes serious and fatal complications. A 16-year-old girl and her 12-year-old brother, residents of Huasabas, died [Thu 6 Sep 2018], in the HIES hospital in this city, where they had been transferred due to the worsening of their symptoms.
The general director of Health Promotion and Prevention of Diseases of the Ministry
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PRO/AH/EDR> Classical swine fever - Japan (02): (GF) OIE

healthmap - Tue, 11/09/2018 - 01:02
Classical Swine Fever -- Japan
Information received [and dated] on 9 Sep 2018 from Dr Norio Kumagai, Director, Chief Veterinary Officer, Animal Health Division, Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tokyo, Japan

Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 3 Sep 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 9 Sep 2018
Report date: 9 Sep 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 9 Sep 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, st Enteritidis - Australia: (NSW) eggs, alert, recall

healthmap - Tue, 11/09/2018 - 00:43
Salmonella -- Australia
NSW Food Authority on [Sat 8 Sep 2018], said 23 cases of _Salmonella [enterica_ serotype] Enteritidis had been confirmed in Sydney, leading to egg supplier Eggz on the Run to voluntarily recall some products sold under the Glendenning Farm brand. Consumers are advised not to consume any Glendenning Farm whole shell eggs sold in NSW with best before dates of Sep 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 or Oct 1 [2018]. The products were sold in small independent supermarkets and retailers.
"Either bin or
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Netherlands: ex-Tanzania, human

healthmap - Tue, 11/09/2018 - 00:36
Anthrax -- Netherlands
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