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Study: Vaccine prevents flu hospitalization in pregnant women

cidrap - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 23:36
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsOct 11, 2018

Flu vaccination during pregnancy may cut a woman's chance of hospitalization by 40%.

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Research reveals probiotic's potential against Staph

cidrap - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 23:31
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 11, 2018

Bacillus could be a tool to decolonize patients found to carry S aureus in their nose or intestines.

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Spread in school noted as DRC Ebola cases mount

cidrap - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 22:05
Jim Wappes | Editorial Director | CIDRAP NewsOct 11, 2018

A humanitarian group highlights transmission within a school and more response disruption.

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News Scan for Oct 10, 2018

cidrap - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 23:45
More polio-like illnessesTechnology against public health threatsLyme disease in Ontario
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Flu Scan for Oct 10, 2018

cidrap - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 23:43
Early data on universal flu vaccineAvian flu outbreaks in 3 nations
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Officials confirm 7 more Ebola cases in DRC

cidrap - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 22:15
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 10, 2018

Three of the new cases, all fatal, involve children seen at the same clinic in Butanuka district in Beni.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Pneumonia, ovine - USA (04): (WY) wild ungulates, alert

healthmap - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:23
Pneumonia -- United States
Signs of bighorn sheep were scattered inches away from the cliff edge: Dirt packed down from where they slept, round droppings, and a still-pungent smell. The animals themselves were gone, melting away into distant layers of mountain and rock.
Steve Kilpatrick, a retired biologist now leading the Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation, was in the mountains on the border of Grand Teton National Park in August [2018] surveying sheep as part of an annual effort to keep tabs on its dwindling
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PRO/EDR> Acute flaccid myelitis - North America (02): (USA)

healthmap - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:11
Other Human Disease -- United States
"Most patients will have sudden onset of limb weakness and loss of muscle tone and reflexes. Some patients, in addition to the limb weakness, will experience facial droop/weakness, difficulty moving the eyes, drooping eyelids, or difficulty with swallowing or slurred speech. Numbness or tingling is rare in patients with AFM, though some patients have pain in their arms or legs. Some patients with AFM may be unable to urinate. The most severe symptom of AFM is respiratory failure that can
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian pox - New Zealand: song bird

healthmap - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:06
Other Animal Disease -- New Zealand
A potentially severe bird pox outbreak among Otago's waxeyes could cause deaths and spread to other avian species.
In his Nature File column in last [Mon 8 Oct 2018] Otago Daily Times, Anthony Harris, of Otago Museum, asked readers if they had noticed growths on waxeyes.
Afterwards he received 9 accounts from the public of what was "unmistakably" bird pox, or Avipoxvirus, he said. The correspondence was from Lawrence, Mosgiel, parts of Dunedin and Waitati, and seemed to show a "severe
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Europe (51): Ukraine, domestic swine, wild boar, update, OIE

healthmap - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 14:22
African Swine Fever -- Ukraine
Rovno: event started 4 Sep 2015. 29 outbreaks (submitted) reported to date (Tue 9 Oct 2018). The event is still continuing with the last follow-up report provided on 29 Aug 2018.
Total animals affected:
Species / Susceptible / Cases / Deaths / Killed and disposed of / Slaughtered
Swine / 672 / 62 / 61 / 611 / 0
Wild boar: _Sus scrofa_ (Suidae) / - / 17 / 4 / 13 / 0
Communicated by:

[2] Kiev: domestic swine
Date: Tue 9 Oct 2018
Source: OIE, WAHIS (World
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PRO/EDR> Rubella - Japan

healthmap - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 04:51
Rubella -- Japan
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PRO/EDR> Hand, foot & mouth disease update (09): Europe (Ireland ex Mallorca, Spain)

healthmap - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 04:47
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease -- Ireland
"Epidemics of EV71 infection have caused many fatalities from serious neurological complications in the Asia-Pacific region since 1997 and have become a serious public health problem in these areas. Among the diverse neurological complications of EV71 infection, brainstem encephalitis is the most critical neurological manifestation, because it can cause pulmonary hemorrhage leading to death. During EV71 epidemics, the neurological complications of EV71 infection always should be considered in
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PRO/AH/EDR> Murine typhus - USA (07): (CA) Los Angeles county, more cases, RFI

healthmap - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 03:59
Typhus -- United States
Los Angeles [L.A.] county public health officials are warning residents of an outbreak of typhus while they investigate exactly where in downtown L.A. people are getting infected. There are now 57 cases detected, 9 associated with an outbreak in downtown L.A.
"Public Health is gathering additional information to determine the specific locations in downtown L.A. where the cases may have been," the County Public Health Department told L.A. Taco. "All of the cases associated with the outbreak
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Europe (50): wild; Czech Rep resolved, OIE; Belgium spread

healthmap - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 00:55
African Swine Fever -- Czech Republic
Information received on [and dated] 8 Oct 2018 from Dr Zbynek Semerad, Director General, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic
Report type: Follow-up report No. 36 (Final report)
Date of start of the event: 21 Jun 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 27 Jun 2017
Report date: 8 Oct 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 8 Oct 2018
Date event resolved: 19 Apr 2018
The event is resolved. No more reports will be
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PRO/AH/EDR> Newcastle disease, poultry - USA (15): (CA) virulent strain, more cases

healthmap - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 00:44
Newcastle Disease -- United States
Virulent Newcastle disease [vND] has been confirmed at a live bird market. There are pastured poultry and identified additional cases of vND within existing disease-control areas. Affected flocks are quickly being euthanized. Together, these actions will help us prevent additional disease spread and eradicate the disease more quickly.
USDA is announcing confirmed vND cases weekly. Cases are still being tested and confirmed as they are identified. If there is a finding in a new state or a
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News Scan for Oct 09, 2018

cidrap - Tue, 09/10/2018 - 23:07
Cell-based flu vaccine protectionTdap vaccine in pregnancyAntibiotic use in animals
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New Ebola cases underscore Beni as outbreak epicenter

cidrap - Tue, 09/10/2018 - 22:58
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 09, 2018

Beni now has 57 confirmed or probable cases, and 35 deaths.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (102): Bulgaria (PD) poultry, H5N8, OIE

healthmap - Tue, 09/10/2018 - 22:49
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Bulgaria
Information received on [and dated] 8 Oct 2018 from Dr. Damyan Iliev, chief veterinary officer & deputy executive director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, Bulgaria
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 3 Oct 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 3 Oct 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 28 Sep 2018
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent:
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PRO/AH/EDR> Classical swine fever - Brazil: (CE) swine, OIE

healthmap - Tue, 09/10/2018 - 19:25
Classical Swine Fever -- Brazil
Information received on 8 Oct 2018 from Dr Figueiredo Marques Guilherme Henrique, Director, [Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply], Brasilia, Brazil
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 25 Aug 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 6 Oct 2018
Report date: 7 Oct 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 8 Oct 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 20 Aug 2018
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