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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Europe: Czech Republic, wild boar, spread, alert

healthmap - Tue, 09/01/2018 - 02:37
African Swine Fever -- Czech Republic
Slovakia is on alert due to the current outbreak of African swine fever [ASF] in the Czech Republic, Zuzana Peiger Acjakova from the Slovak Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry confirmed on Wed [3 Jan 2018].
"Slovakia is on alert. Slovakia's State Veterinary and Food Administration is carrying out extraordinary measures in regions close to the Czech Republic and Ukraine," said the official, adding that African swine fever is a very serious problem.
"The public might not realise the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, st. Agona - France: infant formula

healthmap - Tue, 09/01/2018 - 02:32
Salmonella -- France
This outbreak of _S._ Agona primarily affects infants and is associated with different brands of infant milk formula produced in one factory in France. The products have been distributed to a large number of countries around the world, including countries in the EU. Biochemical tests, and ultimately whole genome sequencing analysis, will confirm whether cases of _S._ Agona in infants are linked to the outbreak. The investigation is still ongoing. A broad recall of infant products, an export
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (07): Afghanistan wild bird HPAI H5, Iraq poultry HPAI H5N8, OIE

healthmap - Tue, 09/01/2018 - 00:28
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Afghanistan
Information received on [and dated] 6 Jan 2018 from Dr Jahangir Miakhail, Acting Director General, General Directorate of Animal Health and Production, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Kabul, Afghanistan
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 28 Dec 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 3 Jan 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 30 Apr 2007
Manifestation of disease: Clinical
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Tanzania: 2006-2016

healthmap - Mon, 08/01/2018 - 22:13
Anthrax -- Tanzania
Anthrax outbreaks in Tanzania have been reported from the human, livestock, and wildlife sectors over several years, and is among the notifiable diseases. Despite frequent anthrax outbreaks, there is no comprehensive dataset indicating the magnitude and distribution of the disease in susceptible species. This study is a retrospective review of anthrax outbreaks from the human, livestock, and wildlife surveillance systems from 2006 to 2016. The objectives were to
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Iraq, Afghanistan, other nations report avian flu outbreaks

cidrap - Mon, 08/01/2018 - 22:11
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJan 08, 2018

It is Iraq's first H5N8 outbreak since 2016, and Afghanistan's first since 2007.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Hantavirus - Americas (01): Argentina (BA) Chile (BB)

healthmap - Mon, 08/01/2018 - 22:08
Hantavirus -- Argentina
A hantavirus cases has been confirmed in Campana [Buenos Aires]. The case is a 19 year old youth who was treated and evaluated by medical professionals in the San Jose Municipal Hospital, and despite being in good health, remains hospitalized under observation.
This information was issued by the Secretary of Health, Ernesto Meiraldi, the Chief of Epidemiology of the San Jose Municipal Hospital, Eleonora Penovi, and the infectious disease physician Federico Simioli, who recommended cleaning
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News Scan for Jan 08, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 08/01/2018 - 21:15
Saudi MERS casesNext-gen flu vaccine grantNew H5N6 infectionYellow fever in NigeriaSalmonella in Europe
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 08, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 08/01/2018 - 21:11
Cost of VRE infectionsDrug-resistant Acinetobacter
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (02): (CA,MI,UT)

healthmap - Mon, 08/01/2018 - 17:54
Hepatitis A -- United States
577 / 20 (3.5) / 396 (68.6)
Communicated by:
ProMED-mail Rapporteur Mary Marshall
[Cumulative case data
Report date / Cases / Hospitalized (percentage) / Deaths (percentage) / New cases per week
5 Apr 2017 / 39 / 33 (85) / 1 (3)
4 May 2017 / 80 / 66 (83) / 3 (4) / 10
31 May 2017 / 133 / 103 (80) / 3 (2) / 14
12 Jun 2017 / 160 / 120 (75) / 4 (2.5) / 18
27 Jun 2017 / 196 / 142 (72) / 4 (2) / 20
26 Jul
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WHO Director-General: invest in health to end plague in Madagascar

who - Mon, 08/01/2018 - 16:45
The Director-General of WHO has outlined his vision for a Madagascar free of plague epidemics during a three-day visit to the island nation that started on 7 January 2018.

"Madagascar can make plague epidemics a thing of the past through strategic investments in its health system – including better access to healthcare, improving preparedness, surveillance and response capabilities, and implementing the International Health Regulations," said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (06): Morocco, susp, RFI

healthmap - Mon, 08/01/2018 - 15:41
Avian Influenza -- Morocco
After fruits and vegetables, it is the turn for the price of poultry to increase: in some regions prices have almost doubled. Where does this increase come from?
It's been a few weeks since the price of fruits and vegetables soared. From now on, it is the turn of poultry prices. In some areas, the kilogram is sold for 20 Dh [USD 2.2] against only 13 to 15 Dh [USD 1.5 to 1.7] only in normal times. Consumers no longer hesitate to express their dissatisfaction: fresh products are experiencing
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PRO/PL> Xylella, almond - Spain: (VC)

healthmap - Mon, 08/01/2018 - 03:02
Xylella Fastidiosa -- Spain
The Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed a new case of Xylella fastidiosa on the Costa Blanca, affecting 20 plots in Alicante Province [Valencia Autonomous Community). It was previously confined to [Marina Baixa region], where emergency action has been taken, but it then spread to almond orchards in [the regions of] El Comtat and [Marina Alta].
In September [2017], the European Commission said that Spain is "losing the battle" against the disease that is "officially out of control".
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ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 05, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 08/01/2018 - 00:18
Antibiotic development fundsIntraoperative MRSA transmissionReal-time C diff alertFluoroquinolone use in New ZealandPlazomicin fast-trackedAntimicrobial resistance in the ICUTrial of new UTI antibiotic
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PRO/AH> Foot & mouth disease - Palestinian Auth: (WE) st O, OIE, spread

healthmap - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 23:20
Foot and Mouth -- Palestinian Authority
Information received on [and dated] 31 Dec 2017 from Dr Iyad Adra, director general of Veterinary Services & Animal Health, CVO, Ministry of Agriculture, Ramallah, Palestinian Auton. Territories
Report type: follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event: 13 Nov 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 13 Dec 2017
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 1 Aug 2017
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: foot and
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA: (HI)

healthmap - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 23:05
Hepatitis A -- United States
The Hawaii Department of Health is investigating 2 cases of hepatitis A in Kauai residents. Symptoms began in November 2017, and health officials say the strain of the virus in both cases appears to be the same one currently circulating in California.
Dr Sarah Park, state epidemiologist, says the 2 cases appear to be unrelated. One traveled to California, but "for the other case, we've not been able to discern any type of travel, so that becomes concerning," Park said. "Potentially, this
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PRO/AH/EDR> Cutaneous & renal glomerular vasculopathy, canine - UK: etiology

healthmap - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 23:02
Other Animal Disease -- United Kingdom
Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV), commonly referred to as Alabama rot, has been confirmed in 112 dogs across 31 counties [in the United Kingdom] (with a mortality rate of 80 per cent) since it was 1st detected in 2012. Its cause is unknown.
Fish vet Fiona Macdonald is researching whether _Aeromonas hydrophila_, a heterotrophic, Gram negative, rod-shaped bacterium, present in water sources and soil, might be involved in the aetiology of CRGV.
In a document sent to
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PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (02): Africa, Asia

healthmap - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 22:58
Diarrhea -- Zambia
Kitwe District has recorded its 1st 2 cases of cholera involving children below the age of 2. Despite the early preparations by Kitwe mayor Christopher Kang'ombe and district commissioner Binwell Mpundu, the epidemic has hit the mining town breaking out from 2 rural compounds, Zambia and Buchi. Binwell Mpundu said the 2 cases of cholera are being treated at Kitwe Teaching Hospital.
"I wish to confirm that here in Kitwe, we have recorded so far 2 cases of cholera, very little children that
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis - Australia (02): (SA) bakery

healthmap - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 11:23
Salmonella -- Australia
The Gawler South Bakery salmonella outbreak has risen to 49 victims including 11 who have been admitted to hospital. The food poisoning has hit people ranging in age from 2 years old to 70 and is linked to chicken sandwich-type products sold at the Gawler South Bakery.
Bakery management has apologised to customers and is co-operating with authorities to improve food handling practices, including preparing chicken sandwiches for testing but not for sale to the public.
SA Health is
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PRO/EDR> Diphtheria - Indonesia: fatal, more cases, vaccine campaign

healthmap - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 00:25
Diphtheria -- Indonesia
The government of Jakarta has been working to vaccinate 1.9 million children, or a slight increase from the previous target of 1.7 million in a bid to fight the outbreak of diphtheria. "We have decided to cover all children, so not just 1.2 million, but the target now has been increased to 1.9 million people," Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan stated at the City Hall here on Wednesday [3 Jan 2018].
Jakarta recorded 109 cases of diphtheria last year [2017], with the figure increasing from 17
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PRO/EDR> Syphilis - Japan: rising incidence, women, urban, 2017

healthmap - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 00:22
Syphilis -- Japan
Japan reported in 2017 over 5000 syphilis patients for the 1st time since comparable data became available in 1999, with the number rising particularly among women in their 20s, data by a national research center showed on Friday [5 Jan 2018].
With Tokyo accounting for roughly 30 per cent of the reported patients, the metropolitan government is set to start providing more free syphilis tests from April 2018 to contain the disease, which is curable at an early stage but has serious
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