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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (48): Congo DR, MSF, susp. deaths, RFI

healthmap - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 02:47
Ebola -- DR Congo
After a 2-month emergency intervention in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) teams have begun handing over Ebola response activities to the Congolese Ministry of Health (MoH) and other nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Mbandaka, Bikoro, Itipo, and Iboko.
"This Ebola outbreak is not yet officially over, but we are very pleased with the progress that has been made," said Henry Gray, MSF emergency coordinator in
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PRO/AH/EDR> Botulism, bovine - Ireland: (MH, KE)

healthmap - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 01:53
Botulism -- Ireland
Three cases of suspected botulism have been reported in Meath and Kildare. On one farm, 20 beef animals, worth close to EU 30 000 [USD 35 000], died within a period of hours. It is understood that up to 10 animals died in the other suspected cases.
Speaking in the Dail last week, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said poultry litter containing "residual poultry carcasses" must be disposed of in an incineration plant approved by the Department of Agriculture or the EPA, or in an approved
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PRO/EDR> Undiagnosed illness, fatal - Zimbabwe: (MN) methanol susp.

healthmap - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 01:38
Undiagnosed -- Zimbabwe
One man has died, and up to 70 others have fallen ill in Victoria Falls after consuming what they thought was red wine left over by tourists. It is believed that the tainted drink was found at a local dumpsite in the resort town.
The state-run Chronicle says the victim died 2 days after consuming the liquid. He is reported to have shared what he believed to be red wine with his brother and other curio sellers at Victoria Fall's Thokozani Craft Market last week.
Local reports say up to 70
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PRO/AH/EDR> Hantavirus - Americas (44): Panama (LS)

healthmap - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 01:20
Hantavirus -- Panama
A 9-year-old child, resident of Cambutal de Tonosi, a victim of hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome, was moved early this morning, 2 Jul 2018, to the Children's Hospital in the capital city.
The Los Santos regional epidemiology coordinator, Carlos Munoz, stated that as of this Monday morning [2 Jul 2018], the number of cases of hantavirus [infection] is 40.
Munoz indicated that the child was moved because in the area there is no intensive care unit that attends children. He stated that
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News Scan for Jul 03, 2018

cidrap - Tue, 03/07/2018 - 23:10
More Rift Valley fever cases in KenyaTexas probes 56 Cyclospora casesFDA warns of lingering kratom health threats
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VA study shows antibiotic overprescribing is rule, not exception

cidrap - Tue, 03/07/2018 - 23:02
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJul 03, 2018

The detailed look at prescribing at a VA hospital, which was high, hints that national estimates may be too low.

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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 03, 2018

cidrap - Tue, 03/07/2018 - 22:58
Rising gram-negative resistance in EuropeMCR-1 in hospital-associated E coliAudit and feedback in the ICU
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