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PRO/AH> African swine fever - Asia (15): China (LN) domestic swine, follow-up, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 06/10/2018 - 23:26
African Swine Fever -- China
Information received on [and dated] 30 Sep 2018 from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, Director General, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)
Summary
Report type: Follow-up report no. 5
Date of start of the event: 1 Aug 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 3 Aug 2018
Report date: 30 Sep 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 30 Sep 2018
Causal agent: African swine fever virus
Nature of diagnosis: Clinical, laboratory (basic),
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PRO/AH/EDR> Bluetongue - Europe (04): Italy (PU, SD) ovine, serotype 3, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 06/10/2018 - 19:05
Bluetongue -- Italy
Information received on 5 Oct 2018 from Dr. Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministry of Health, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
Summary
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 19 Sep 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 3 Oct 2018
Reason for notification: New strain of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease: Clinical disease
Causal agent: Bluetongue virus
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PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus (51): Europe (Germany) ECDC update

healthmap - Sat, 06/10/2018 - 19:00
West Nile Virus -- Germany
We have strong evidence for the 1st human case of West Nile fever acquired in Germany -- a male veterinarian from Bavaria (Germany) has been diagnosed after contact with a West Nile virus (WNV)-infected bird.
The 31-year-old veterinarian, who works at a birds' clinic, had performed necropsy of a just-deceased owl (great grey owl, _Strix nebulosa_) found in a wildlife park near Poing, Ebersberg, Bavaria. WNV was detected by PCR in tissue samples recovered during the necropsy. The owl case
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PRO/AH> African swine fever - Europe (47): Belgium (LX) wild, spread, regional impact

healthmap - Sat, 06/10/2018 - 02:36
African Swine Fever -- Belgium
Rene Collin, the Walloon Minister for Agriculture, Nature and Forests, has received from the Wildlife Surveillance Network in Wallonia a new inventory of tests carried out in the framework of the management of African swine fever in the defined territory of 63 000 hectares (630 square km; 243 square miles).
To date, 106 wild boars have been collected. A total of 80 of them were found within the perimeter. Of these, there are now 44 viropositive cases. The wild boars collected outside the
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PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (47): global (Afghanistan, Nigeria)

healthmap - Sat, 06/10/2018 - 00:01
Polio -- Afghanistan
New wild poliovirus cases reported this week: 1
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2018: 19
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2017: 22
New cVDPV (circulating vaccine derived poliovirus) cases reported this week: 3
Total number of cVDPV cases (all types) in 2018: 53
Total number of cVDPV cases (all types) in 2017: 96
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Summary of newly reported viruses this week:
- Afghanistan - one case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) and 5 WPV1-positive environmental
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Study: Outpatient antibiotics widely prescribed without an infection diagnosis

cidrap - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 23:12
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 05, 2018

The new study sheds light on prescribing areas that other studies have missed, including that for conditions without an in-patient visit.

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CDC details summer spike in Cyclospora cases

cidrap - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 21:57
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 05, 2018

The CDC said only one third of the cases were linked to two major outbreaks and that it is exploring if a change in testing practices contributed to more detections.

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News Scan for Oct 05, 2018

cidrap - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 21:48
Yemen cholera vaccinationNew polio casesWHO on monkeypox in NigeriaUniversal flu vaccine contract
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 05, 2018

cidrap - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 21:03
MRSA de-colonization of therapy dogsMultiple Candida auris introductionsEarly stewardship intervention
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Ukraine (03): (OD,ZT) bovine, human, OIE

healthmap - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 20:16
Anthrax -- Ukraine
Information received on [and dated] 5 Oct 2018 from Dr Andrii Zhuk, first deputy head of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Production, International Cooperation of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, UKR Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Kiev, Ukraine
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 29 Sep 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 3 Oct 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed
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PRO/AH/EDR> Invasive mosquito - Spain (02): (EX)

healthmap - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 12:13
Other Human Disease -- Spain
The mosquito that is responsible for transmitting Zika virus and yellow fever is closing in on Portugal, after Spanish authorities announced they found eggs from the mosquito in the border regions.
According to newspaper i, authorities from the Spanish province of Extremadura announced that they have detected the presence of the Asian tiger mosquito (_Aedes albopictus_) in Monesterio [in Badajoz province, part] of the Extremadura region, which borders with a thick belt of central and
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (105): Congo DR (NK,IT) cases, WHO, airport

healthmap - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 12:05
Ebola -- DR Congo
- On 4 Oct 2018, Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga, minister of health, traveled to Tchomia in Ituri province with vice provincial governor Pacifique Keta and Congolese and international experts. The purpose of the trip was to assess the status of the Ebola response in the health zone and strengthen community engagement. The delegation visited the mobile laboratory of the National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB), the new Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) under construction, and the port of Tchomia,
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PRO/AH/EDR> Invasive mosquito - Netherlands: (NB)

healthmap - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 11:53
Dengue, Yellow Fever, Encephalitis -- Netherlands
An Asian tiger mosquito has been spotted in Eindhoven [North Brabant province], prompting government safety experts to put up more traps around the city in an effort to see if the mosquitoes are breeding. Locals living in a 500 metre [550 yd] radius of the sighting have been sent a letter by the public-safety body, Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit; NVWA), warning about the presence of the mosquito and asking people to empty plant
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PRO/AH/EDR> E. coli EHEC - UK: (England) fatal

healthmap - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 11:45
E. coli -- United Kingdom
Two children from the same family have died after contracting the deadly food poisoning bug _Escherichia coli_, health officials have confirmed. The children, whose ages have not yet been released, were from the Charnwood area of Leicestershire and had been treated for the infection in the last 2 weeks. Public Health England confirmed the deaths today, [Thu 4 October 2018], and revealed it is working with environmental health officers after 2 cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome were confirmed
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PRO/EDR> Ricin, envelopes - USA (03): (DC)

healthmap - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 11:42
Poisoning -- United States
A 3rd envelope was reported by the Secret Service as being intercepted before arriving at the White House. The 1st 2 envelopes were addressed to secretary of defense James Mattis and to chief of naval operations, Admiral John Richardson. "The Secret Service can confirm receipt of a suspicious envelope addressed to the president on [Mon 1 Oct 2018]," the service said in a statement on Tuesday [2 Oct 2018]. "The envelope was not received at the White House, nor did it ever enter the White
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DRC Ebola cases rise as security concerns continue

cidrap - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 23:03
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsOct 04, 2018

In new developments, an attack in Butembo injured burial team members, and a rights group called for the International Criminal Court to expand its probe into Beni attacks.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, st Newport - USA (03): ground beef, alert, recall

healthmap - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 22:55
Salmonella -- United States
JBS Tolleson, Inc, an establishment in Tolleson, Arizona (United States), is recalling approximately 6 500 966 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with _Salmonella [enterica_ serotype] Newport, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today [Thu 4 Oct 2018].
The raw, non-intact beef items, including ground beef, were packaged on various dates from [26 Jul 2018] to [7 Sep 2018]. The following products are
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PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus (50): Europe (Czech Republic)

healthmap - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 22:50
West Nile Virus -- Czech Republic
The Czech Republic confirmed on [Thu 27 Sept 2018] its 1st case of West Nile fever contracted domestically. It was first reported by local Nova television on [Thu 27 Sept 2018], and confirmed by later the same day by Czech deputy health minister Roman Prymula. The case was a 72 year old woman who also suffered from other serious chronic problems and died after contracting the virus in the Czech Republic.
Epidemiologists had already identified the virus in mosquitoes and horses in south
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PRO/AH> African swine fever - Europe (46): Moldova (RZ) wild boar, OIE

healthmap - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 22:42
African Swine Fever -- Moldova
Information received on [and dated] 3 Oct 2018 from Dr Vitalie Caraus, head of the Sanitary Veterinary Surveillance Department, Sanitary and Veterinary Surveillance Division, National Food Safety Agency, National Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 29 Aug 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 2 Oct 2018
Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of
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News Scan for Oct 04, 2018

cidrap - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 22:41
New Saudi MERS caseBaloxavir benefits for high-risk groupsOral flu vaccine trialCoconut Salmonella outbreak
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