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CDC wraps up chicken salad Salmonella outbreak probe

cidrap - Mon, 09/04/2018 - 23:49
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsApr 09, 2018

The CDC reports 95 new cases, for a total of 265 in 8 states, but with more than 90% in Iowa.

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News Scan for Apr 09, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 09/04/2018 - 23:28
MERS case in Saudi ArabiaListeria tied to cantaloupes
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Flu Scan for Apr 09, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 09/04/2018 - 23:26
Adjuvanted flu vaccine in kidsNeuraminidase flu vaccine target
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (65): China (Hong Kong) wild bird, HPAI H5N6, OIE

healthmap - Mon, 09/04/2018 - 23:05
Avian Influenza H5N6 -- China
Information received on [and dated] 9 Apr 2018 from Dr. Thomas Sit, Chief Veterinary Officer/Assistant Director (Inspection & Quarantine), Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR-PRC)
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 4 Apr 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 9 Apr 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 7
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - Zambia (02): (CE) bovine, serotype pending, OIE

healthmap - Mon, 09/04/2018 - 21:36
Foot and Mouth -- Zambia
Information received on [and dated] 6 Apr 2018 Dr Yona Sinkala, Director, Department of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Lusaka, Zambia
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 23 Mar 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 24 Mar 2018
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: Dec 2017
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: foot-and-mouth disease virus
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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Uganda: (AX) bovine, human, refugee camp, RFI

healthmap - Mon, 09/04/2018 - 20:51
Anthrax -- Uganda
Anthrax has broken out at a refugee camp in the northwestern Ugandan district of Arua, killing one person and leaving 2 others hospitalized, a local official said [Fri 30 Mar 2018]. Willy Nguma, the veterinary officer in Arua district, told Xinhua that blood samples taken from 3 people at a refugee settlement camp in Arua have tested positive for anthrax. "2 other victims are still undergoing treatment as more people are at the risk of contracting this deadly disease because many of them are
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PRO/EDR> Meningitis, meningococcal - Fiji (02): fatal, children

healthmap - Mon, 09/04/2018 - 19:45
Meningitis - Neisseria -- Fiji
The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MoHMS) declared an outbreak of meningococcal [serogroup] C on [Tue 20 Mar 2018]. The Ministry, through the National Meningococcal Disease Taskforce, continues to coordinate the response to the outbreak, including strengthening surveillance, laboratory diagnostics, clinical management, public health interventions, and risk communications.
National surveillance is coordinated by the Fiji Centre
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabbit hemorrhagic disease - New Zealand (03): (OT) RHDV1 K5, rabbit, OIE

healthmap - Mon, 09/04/2018 - 19:42
Other Animal Disease -- New Zealand
Information received on [and dated] 4 Apr 2018 from Dr Tony Zohrab, Policy and Trade Branch, Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington, New Zealand
Report type: immediate notification (final report)
Date of start of the event: 16 Mar 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 3 Apr 2018
Reason for notification: new strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent: Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 1 strain K5
Serotype: RHDVa
Nature of diagnosis: clinical, laboratory
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PRO/EDR> Measles update (22): USA, South America, Europe, Pacific, epi update, comment

healthmap - Mon, 09/04/2018 - 19:40
Measles -- United States
[5] Venezuela (Delta Amacuro state): indigenous children, fatal
[6] Romania
[7] UK (England: Birmingham, West Midlands)
[8] Philippines
[9] New Zealand (South Island)
[10] Australia (Brisbane, Queensland)
[11] PAHO epidemiological update
[12] Comment
[1] California (San Francisco Bay area) ex Europe
Date: Thu 6 Apr 2018
Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) [edited]

The San
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PRO/PL> Swollen shoot, cocoa - West Africa, Sri Lanka: new viruses

healthmap - Mon, 09/04/2018 - 16:04
Other Plant Disease -- Sri Lanka
_Cacao swollen shoot virus_ (CSSV) populations in West Africa are highly variable and genetically structured into several different groups. To unravel the extent of isolate diversity and address the problems of low titer and mixed viral sequences in samples, we used Next Generation Sequencing technology.
We were able to reconstruct de novo 20 new complete genomes from cacao samples in the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) Museum and from field samples collected in Côte d'Ivoire or
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ASP Scan (Weekly) for Apr 06, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 09/04/2018 - 01:26
UK antibiotic Rx letterMRSA racial disparitiesESBL Klebsiella vs ESBL E coliDefensive prescribingC diff drop with diagnostic stewardshipAMR levels in Cambodian kidsGlobal spread of MCR geneCARB-X diagnostics fundingAntibiotics and kids' allergies
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PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed deaths, bovine - India (02): (MN) RFI

healthmap - Sun, 08/04/2018 - 19:16
Undiagnosed -- India
Many cattle have been killed by an unknown disease at K Leihaoram village located within Ukhrul district but close to Nongpok Sekmai of Thoubal district. The matter came to light when a team of the United Naga Council (UNC) visited Kasom Khullen block.
More than 60 cattle have been killed during the past 3 weeks. With the villagers unable to bury all the carcasses, many of them were disposed of on road sides and other vacant places. As the carcasses have started decomposing, a very
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PRO/EDR> Gonococcal disease - Sweden: increasing cases, MSM, Stockholm

healthmap - Sun, 08/04/2018 - 16:58
Gonorrhea -- Sweden
Swedish cases of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea saw a record-breaking rise in 2017, continuing the reverse of a trend, which saw the disease being almost totally eradicated just a decade ago. There were some 2550 new cases in 2015. Earlier reports stated the number of people who sought treatment for gonorrhea in the early part of 2017 was already 3 times higher than the same period in 2016.
While rates of infection with the disease were traditionally broadly similar between
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PRO/EDR> Pertussis (05): USA, China

healthmap - Sun, 08/04/2018 - 16:55
Whooping Cough -- United States
The resurgence of pertussis over the past decades has resulted in incidence levels not witnessed in the United States since the 1950s. The underlying causes have been the subject of much speculation, with particular attention paid to the shortcomings of the latest generation of vaccines. We formulated transmission models comprising competing hypotheses regarding vaccine failure and challenged them to explain 16 years of highly resolved incidence data from Massachusetts, United States. Our
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PRO/AH/EDR> Black flies - USA (AR): livestock deaths

healthmap - Sun, 08/04/2018 - 16:06
Other Animal Disease -- United States
Livestock producers in the Arkansas delta are working to protect their animals after a population explosion of bloodsucking black flies is being blamed for the deaths of a bull and cow in Arkansas County and the recent closure of a nature center.
Black flies are part of the Simuliidae family and are also known as buffalo gnats or turkey gnats.
Between heavy rain and temperatures bouncing between the 40s and 70s in the last few weeks, "we're seeing a bumper crop of black flies, likely as
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PRO/AH/EDR> Mycoplasma bovis, bovine - New Zealand (06)

healthmap - Sun, 08/04/2018 - 16:01
Other Animal Disease -- New Zealand
Officials on the hunt for the source of the cattle disease _Mycoplasma bovis_ have narrowed their search to 2 properties in the upper North Island and one in Southland, sources say.
Two sources with a close knowledge of the situation said the North Island raids carried out in late March 2018 by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) officials were related to veterinary businesses importing illegal drugs. The Southland search involved a farm.
One of the sources said some veterinary
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PRO/AH/EDR> Equine herpesvirus - North America (12): USA (NJ, MI) equine

healthmap - Sun, 08/04/2018 - 15:58
Equine Herpes Virus -- United States
Watchung Stables closed its doors to the public after 2 horses tested positive for equine herpes.
The news of the stable temporarily closing was posted on Union County's website. After the 1st horse was diagnosed, the estimated opening date was 5 Apr 2018, but after the 2nd diagnosis came in, the opening date has been pushed further back.
Last month [March 2018], the state announced a horse had tested positive for the "highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy" at the Union
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PRO/EDR> Streptococcus group A, scarlet fever - UK (02): (England) increased cases

healthmap - Sun, 08/04/2018 - 15:56
Scarlet Fever -- United Kingdom
There have been more than 400 cases of scarlet fever reported in Derbyshire in the 1st 3 months of the year [2018], nearly twice as many as last year [2017]. From the start of the year up to 1 Apr 2018, 404 suspected cases of scarlet fever were reported to Public Health England (PHE) in Derby and Derbyshire.
The number of reports is 1.8 times higher than the 222 cases reported in the same 13 weeks in 2017 and compares to 178 cases reported in 2016 and 381 in 2015. Derby saw the highest
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PRO/EDR> Drug abuse - USA (02): (IL ) synthetic cannabinoids, bleeding disorder

healthmap - Sun, 08/04/2018 - 03:08
Poisoning -- United States
Synthetic pot for years was sold under the guise of a cheaper alternative that allows users to dodge drug screenings.
And while there have been rashes of hospitalizations nationwide involving those who've ingested fake weed, experts say they've never seen the severe side effects -- internal bleeding in particular -- that have killed at least 2 and sickened dozens in the Chicago area and central Illinois in the past month [March 2018]. Investigators say while users have been smoking
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, st Agona - Libya: (DA) infant formula

healthmap - Sun, 08/04/2018 - 00:25
Salmonella -- Libya
Al-Wahdah Hospital in Derna announced the detection of 2 cases of infection by _Salmonella enterica_ serotype Agona in 2 infants.
The Assistant Director General of the hospital, Dr. Adel Edwal, called on the Health Services Department in the city to publish a circular that stipulates which milk might become contaminated with _Salmonella_, stressing the need to increase awareness and strengthen the monitoring mechanisms in the city.
Earlier, The National Center for Disease Control in
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