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PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (12): Saudi Arabia (RI, AS), secondary transmission

healthmap - Thu, 07/02/2019 - 00:44
MERS -- Saudi Arabia
In the past 3 days since the last update, there have been a total of 7 newly confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection and 2 recoveries reported from Saudi Arabia.
Information on newly confirmed cases (8):

[1]
Date of initial confirmation report: Mon 4 Feb 2019
Case No: 19-1797
MERS in Wadi Aldwasir city: 39-year-old male in Wadi Aldwasir city, Riyadh region
Contact with camels: No
Case classification: Secondary, healthcare-acquired
Current status: Hospitalized
[2]
Date of initial
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Letter urges Congressional action to stimulate antibiotic development

cidrap - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 23:48
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsFeb 06, 2019

The push from drug developers and health groups asks Congress to take steps to prevent a public health crisis due to antibiotic resistance with few promising drugs in the pipeline.

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More Ebola reported from Katwa hot spot

cidrap - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 23:47
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsFeb 06, 2019

As Ebola cases rise in DRC, the virus continues to infect health workers in the DRC's private and public health centers.

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PRO/PL> Announcements (02): International Year of Plant Health 2020

healthmap - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 23:46
Pests -- Worldwide/Unknown
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization [FAO] and the International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat [IPPC] welcome the UN General Assembly proclaiming 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health. The year is expected to increase awareness among the public and policy makers of the importance of healthy plants and the necessity to protect them in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Today, up to  40 percent of global food crops are lost annuall y due to plant
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News Scan for Feb 06, 2019

cidrap - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 23:02
MERS in Saudi ArabiaH1N2 reassortant from SwedenGlobal flu activityH5N8 in Iran and Kuwait
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 06, 2019

cidrap - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 22:58
FDA to review new Merck antibioticsCARB-X novel antibiotic fundingAntibiotic prescribing intervention in China
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PRO/EDR> Gonococcal disease - UK (02): MDR, ceftriaxone/azithro, ex Spain susp, WHO, 2018

healthmap - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 17:51
Gonorrhea -- United Kingdom
On 7 Jan 2019, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland notified WHO about 2 cases of extensive drug resistant (XDR) _Neisseria gonorrhoeae_ infection diagnosed in the United Kingdom.
The 1st case, a heterosexual female who attended sexual health services in the United Kingdom in October 2018. She reported casual sexual contact with male United Kingdom nationals in Ibiza, Spain in September 2018. The case
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Europe (09): Romania (CV) domestic, spread, OIE

healthmap - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 17:48
African Swine Fever -- Romania
Information received on [and dated] 4 Feb 2019 from Dr Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 1 Feb 2019
Date of confirmation of the event: 1 Feb 2019
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease: clinical
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PRO/AH/EDR> Classical swine fever - Japan: domestic, further spread susp

healthmap - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 17:46
Classical Swine Fever -- Japan
Japanese authorities were battling to contain swine flu on Wed (6 Feb 2019) after the virus was detected at multiple sites in central Japan.
Japanese soldiers and local government officials began slaughtering around 6600 pigs at a farm in Toyota City in Aichi prefecture following the confirmation of an outbreak of swine fever, also known as hog cholera, there.
Since January [2019], the farm has shipped pigs to 6 facilities in Nagano, Gifu, Aichi, Shiga, Mie, and Osaka prefectures,
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PRO/AH/EDR> Tick-borne encephalitis - Switzerland (02)

healthmap - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 17:20
Tick-borne Encephalitis -- Switzerland
Only 2 Swiss cantons are not considered "at-risk" zones for tick-borne diseases, the Federal Office of Public Health has announced. Vaccination is recommended.
Following a recent government call for mass vaccinations against the debilitating tick-borne encephalitis [TBE] disease, the health office said on [Mon 4 Feb 2019] it considered the entire country -- except cantons Geneva and Ticino -- to be at risk.
In a press release (French [also available in German and Italian]) [], the office
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (14): Congo DR (NK,IT) cases, summaries, WHO, Lancet

healthmap - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 17:15
Ebola -- DR Congo
- Since the beginning of vaccination on 8 Aug 2018, 74 096 people have been vaccinated, including 20 473 in Beni [North Kivu], 18 362 in Katwa [North Kivu], 8126 in Butembo [North Kivu], 6008 in Mabalako [North Kivu], 2686 in Kalunguta [North Kivu], 2200 in Komanda [Ituri], 2074 in Goma [North Kivu], 1821 in Oicha [North Kivu], 1663 in Mandima [Ituri], 1157 in Karisimbi [North Kivu], 1133 in Kayina [North Kivu], 953 in Vuhovi [North Kivu], 920 in Masereka [North Kivu], 892 in Kyondo [North
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Europe (08): Belgium (LX) wild boar, transboundary fencing

healthmap - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 17:01
African Swine Fever -- Belgium
The count of wild boar in Belgium that contracted African Swine Fever (ASF) has risen to 405. So far, no infected boars have been found outside the inner zones in southern Belgium.
The latest count by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) shows that in the last week of January [2019], 13 new ASF-infected boar were found; 11 carcasses, and 2 infected boar got shot by hunters.
As can be seen on the map [see in comment] so far, all outbreaks have been confirmed in wild boar inside
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PRO/AH/EDR> Monkeypox - Africa: Central African Republic

healthmap - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 03:17
Monkeypox -- Central African Republic
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (03): China (HN), H9N2, 2018

healthmap - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 02:57
Avian Influenza -- China
An additional human H9N2 avian influenza case was reported in Mainland China. According to officials, the case was reported in a 2 year-old boy from Changde City, Hunan Province. This is the 7th case reported in China in 2018.
In most human cases of H9N2 avian flu, the associated disease symptoms have been mild and there has been no evidence of human-to-human transmission. Influenza A(H9N2) viruses are enzootic in poultry populations in parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Most
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News Scan for Feb 05, 2019

cidrap - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 22:47
Ebola total rises by threeMore Saudi MERS casesTexas and Washington measles casesExperimental Zika infection in bats
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 05, 2019

cidrap - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 21:57
Candida auris fungemiaMicrobiology test use in Norway
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PRO/EDR> Measles update (08): worldwide, Americas, Asia, Pacific, Indian Ocean

healthmap - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 19:30
Measles -- United States
According to a new report published by the CDC on 30 Jan 2019, Venezuela had contributed 68 percent (5525/8091 cases) of the measles cases reported in the Americas and most of the measles-related deaths (73/85).
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Australia: Measles cases were reported in New South Wales, Sydney, and Perth.
England: A warning has been issued regarding a measles outbreak in Greater Manchester.
Georgia: Minister of IDPs [Internally Displaced Persons], Labor, Health and Social Affairs of
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PRO/EDR> Acute flaccid myelitis - North America (02): USA (NE), research

healthmap - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 19:12
Other Human Disease -- United States
Bowers JR, Valentine M, Harrison V, et al. Genomic analyses of acute flaccid myelitis cases among a cluster in Arizona provide further evidence of enterovirus D68 role. MBio. 2019; 10(1). pii: e02262-18;
The availability of a rapid and EV-D68 specific assay can be quite helpful, especially when early AFM cases are reported. Use of rapid tests during an outbreak investigation can help confirm or rule out this frequent cause of AFM. - Mod.UBA]
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Acute flaccid myelitis - North
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PRO/AH/EDR> BSE, cattle - Poland: (DS) atypical L-type, OIE

healthmap - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 04:12
BSE -- Poland
Information received on [and dated] 4 Feb 2019 from Dr Pawel Niemczuk, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, POL Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Varsovie, Poland
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 24 Jan 2019
Date of confirmation of the event: 31 Jan 2019
Report date: 4 Feb 2019
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: March 2013
Manifestation of disease:
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PRO/ALL> Announcements (02): International Year of Plant Health 2020

healthmap - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 04:10
Pests -- Worldwide/Unknown
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization [FAO] and the International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat [IPPC] welcome the UN General Assembly proclaiming 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health. The year is expected to increase awareness among the public and policy makers of the importance of healthy plants and the necessity to protect them in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Today, up to  40 percent of global food crops are lost annuall y due to plant
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