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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (183): Iran, HPAI H5N8 susp, poultry, spread, RFI

healthmap - Sun, 31/12/2017 - 20:47
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Iran
Around 17 million chickens have been culled in Iran so far, due to the recent outbreak of avian flu, the chairman of the board of directors at Tehran's Union of Producers of Egg-Laying Chicken said.
Nasser Nabipour added that almost all the provinces across the country, except Semnan and Khorasan Razavi, are now dealing with the deadly virus.
According to the official, the permit for importing 20 000 tons of eggs has been issued and so far 50-60 tons have been imported from Turkey, Mehr
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (62): (MI, UT)

healthmap - Sun, 31/12/2017 - 20:42
Hepatitis A -- United States
Michigan has been hit particularly hard amid a series of ongoing outbreaks of hepatitis A which have affected several other states including Utah, Arizona, Kentucky, and California. California has experienced over 672 cases, with at least 430 requiring hospitalization and 21 resulting in death.
The CDC has stated that the outbreak in Michigan is unrelated to the one in California but that both outbreaks have been similar in terms of affected population. That is, primarily the homeless and
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - Brazil (02): (SP) MSM

healthmap - Sun, 31/12/2017 - 20:27
Hepatitis A -- Brazil
An outbreak of hepatitis A struck the city of São Paulo, Brazil in 2017 and the number of cases reported through November 2017 is an astounding 11 times the number of cases in 2016, according to an report (; computer translated). Officials in São Paulo have seen 656 hepatitis A cases, including 2 deaths in the 1st 11 months of 2017; this compares with just 60 reported in 2016, for a nearly 1000 percent increase year-to-year.
The increase in hepatitis A in the state capital is
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PRO/EDR> Varicella update (03): USA (NJ), Asia (Pakistan)

healthmap - Sun, 31/12/2017 - 20:19
Chicken Pox -- United States
An email sent to University students late Thursday afternoon [14 Dec 2017] stated that one undergraduate student is sick with a "probable" case of the chickenpox [varicella] virus and noted that another student is has a confirmed case of the mumps virus. According to the email, both students are expected to fully recover.
"This is not an outbreak response," says Dr Jonathan Pletcher, director of medical services at University Health Services. "We wanted to let people know so they can take
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PRO/EDR> Diphtheria - Bangladesh (04): (CG) fatal, susp, Rohingya, ex Myanmar, shortages

healthmap - Sun, 31/12/2017 - 00:46
Diphtheria -- Bangladesh
Diphtheria, a disease long forgotten in most parts of the world thanks to increasing rates of vaccination, is re-emerging in Bangladesh, where more than 655 000 Rohingya have sought refuge since [25 Aug 2017], following increased violence in Myanmar. As of [21 Dec 2017], Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has seen more than 2000 suspected cases in its health facilities and the number is rising daily. The majority of patients are between 5 and 14 years old.
"I was very surprised when I got
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PRO/AH/EDR> Scrub typhus - India (05): (WB) fatal

healthmap - Sun, 31/12/2017 - 00:42
Scrub Typhus -- India
A bacterial ailment known as scrub typhus has turned out to be the 2nd most frequent infectious disease in Kolkata [West Bengal] this year [2017] after dengue, according to a survey by a private hospital. Even though the disease -- which has symptoms similar to those of dengue -- affected a far smaller number of people, the mortality rate of scrub typhus patients was higher. Out of the 838 patients admitted in Peerless Hospital [Kolkata] with fever between June and November [2017], 47 had
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