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PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus - Americas (14): USA (MI, OK, UT) equine

healthmap - Sun, 01/10/2017 - 06:42
West Nile Virus -- United States
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development received confirmation of an unvaccinated, one-year-old Standardbred filly from Hillsdale County that tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The horse developed acute neurologic disease and was euthanized. No quarantines were issued.
This case brings the total number of reported cases of WNV in Michigan in 2017 to 14, one case from each of the following counties: Clinton, Hillsdale, Jackson, Livingston, Mecosta, Midland,
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (41): Africa, Asia, animal, human

healthmap - Sun, 01/10/2017 - 06:37
Rabies -- Worldwide/Unknown
Some 1500 people die annually from rabies in the United Republic of Tanzania alone, according to scientific estimates. Official numbers are lower, because many cases are not reported and not all reported cases appear in the official statistics. Most rabies victims are children and dog bites are the main path of transmission.
Rabies is an infectious disease of public health concern for the entire East African region and beyond. Against this backdrop, the EAC Secretariat supports the World
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PRO/EDR> Necrotizing fasciitis - USA: (TX) hurricane-related

healthmap - Sun, 01/10/2017 - 06:34
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A 77-year-old Houston woman who contracted a "flesh-eating bacterium" when she fell in a flooded home has been added to Hurricane Harvey's official death toll. She died [Fri 15 Sep 2017] of necrotizing fasciitis, according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Science, which reported that the dangerous skin condition resulted in complications related to "blunt trauma of an upper extremity."
The death is the county's 36th Harvey-related fatality.
She was a widowed community volunteer
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (38): (NY) MSM

healthmap - Sun, 01/10/2017 - 06:29
Hepatitis A -- United States
Albany County recently has seen an increase in hepatitis A cases among men who have sex with other men, according to a county Department of Health public alert. The county has seen 11 cases of hepatitis A since early summer, according to Albany County DOH Commissioner Dr. Elizabeth Whalen. For comparison, there were 4 cases reported in 2016 and 2 in 2015.
Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable disease with symptoms that include fever, nausea and abdominal pain, followed by a few days of
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PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (107): Africa

healthmap - Sun, 01/10/2017 - 06:27
Diarrhea -- Malawi
1. Guerrant RL, Carneiro-Filho BA and Dillingham RA. Cholera, diarrhea, and oral rehydration therapy: triumph and indictment. Clin Infect Dis. 2003;37(3):398-405; available at:
2. Gregorio GV, Gonzales ML, Dans LF and Martinez EG. Polymer-based oral rehydration solution for treating acute watery diarrhoea. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009;(2):CD006519. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006519.pub2; available at:
3. Gore SM, Fontaine O and Pierce NF. Impact of rice based oral rehydration solution
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PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus - Americas (12): USA (CA)

healthmap - Sat, 30/09/2017 - 20:27
West Nile Virus -- United States
The chickens are used to the needles. They don't fuss when vector ecologist Tanya Posey pulls opens the door of a coop in a community garden here, firmly grasps a Leghorn, and pulls a blood sample out of its wing vein. She's so good, she can bleed a chicken in about 30 seconds. That's helpful, because she has a lot of chickens to test.
More than 6 dozen sentinel chickens, living in coops dotted around Los Angeles, make up one of the 1st lines of defense in this sprawling county's fight
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PRO/EDR> Dengue/DHF update (15): Asia, Pacific, Europe, diagnosis

healthmap - Sat, 30/09/2017 - 17:35
Dengue -- Worldwide/Unknown
[2] Diagnosis
[1]Cases in various countries
Sri Lanka
- National. 3 Sep 2017. The number of dengue cases reported so far this year [2017] in Sri Lanka exceeds 147 700, with more than 300 deaths, although the spread of the epidemic has receded in recent weeks, medical sources reported today [Sun 3 Sep 2017]. According to data published on its website, the Epidemiology unit of the Ministry of Health explained that in August [2017], 19
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PRO/EDR> Botulism - USA (13): (AK)

healthmap - Sat, 30/09/2017 - 16:26
Botulism -- United States
"During 1985-2005, a total of 91 laboratory-confirmed outbreaks of foodborne botulism occurred in Canada; these outbreaks involved 205 cases and 11 deaths. Of the outbreaks, 75 (86.2 percent) were caused by _Clostridium botulinum_ type E, followed by types A (7/8.1 percent) and B (5/5.7 percent). Approximately 85 percent of the outbreaks occurred in Alaska Native communities, particularly the Inuit of Nunavik in northern Quebec and the First Nations population of the Pacific coast of British
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PRO/EDR> Undiagnosed renal disease - India (02)

healthmap - Sat, 30/09/2017 - 07:08
Undiagnosed -- India
The scourge of chronic kidney disease (CKD) seems to be pervasive in yet another village, Srirangarajapuram, where people across all ages are suffering from varying levels of debility and enervating (causing a lack of energy or vitality) complications of renal diseases.
The common illness is characterised by tell-tale features like bent knees and yellow teeth. With damaged kidneys, people can only walk with the help of a walking stick.
The widespread kidney disease recently claimed the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies vaccination - research: unexpected benefits

healthmap - Sat, 30/09/2017 - 06:26
Rabies -- Worldwide/Unknown
The rabies vaccine is extremely effective at preventing this fatal disease in dogs, but new research shows the vaccine may have a positive impact on overall canine health as well, and is associated with a decrease in death from all causes.
The unexpected finding could have implications for future design of rabies control programs as well as provide a model to study this same effect in humans. Dr. Darryn Knobel, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health at Ross University
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PRO/AH/EDR> Influenza, swine - USA (10): (DE, MD) human, porcine at fair

healthmap - Sat, 30/09/2017 - 06:13
Influenza -- United States
The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced today [Wed 27 Sep 2017] the state's 1st laboratory-confirmed case of a variant influenza virus (in this instance H3N2v) in a female Sussex County resident under age 18, who had close contact with pigs at a county fair in Maryland. The case is mild and the individual is recovering. No additional information will be released on the individual to protect her privacy.
Any individual who visited a Maryland County fair within the last 7 to 10
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