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PRO/AH/EDR> Mycoplasma bovis, bovine - New Zealand (02)

healthmap - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 17:46
Other Animal Disease -- New Zealand
The MPI [Ministry for Primary Industries] has confirmed no evidence of resistance to mycoplasma in imports of bovine semen.
World Wide Sires -- marketing arm of the largest dairy farmer owned cooperative in the world Select Sires/Accelerated Genetics -- reinforce all bulls and semen free of the disease.
The New Zealand arm of the largest dairy farmer owned cooperative in the world -- and one of the globe's major semen companies -- is pleased MPI has confirmed there is no evidence that
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PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (51): Saudi Arabia (HA, JF)

healthmap - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 13:53
MERS -- Saudi Arabia
As of [Mon 7 Aug 2017], there have been a total of:
1686 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection, including
683 deaths [reported case fatality rate 40.5 per cent],
988 recoveries, and
15 currently active cases/infections.
[As previously mentioned, the numbers of deaths, recoveries, and currently active cases come from my spreadsheet tallies and differ from those listed on the Saudi MOH website; my spreadsheet counts asymptomatic infections. One complication is the reporting of
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PRO/AH/EDR> Japanese encephalitis & other - India (12): (UP)

healthmap - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 05:29
Japanese Encephalitis -- India
CM Yogi Adityanath's Lok Sabha constituency of Gorakhpur has witnessed at least 114 deaths due to acute encephalitis syndrome [AES] this year [2017].
According to the Newspaper, AES is an umbrella classification under which comes the diseases Japanese encephalitis (JE), water-borne encephalitis, and scrub typhus, among others.
As a Member of Parliament, Adityanath had actively raised the issue. In the last 2 days, 16 new cases of AES and 3 deaths were reported from Baba Raghav Das (BRD)
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (125): UK (England) wild bird, HPAI H5N8, OIE

healthmap - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 05:23
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- United Kingdom
Information received on [and dated] 7 Aug 2017 from Dr Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, London, United Kingdom.
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 26 Jul 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 4 Aug 2017
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: June 2017
Manifestation of disease: clinical
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News Scan for Aug 07, 2017

cidrap - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 00:29
H5N8 in 3 countriesResistant M pneumoniaeIvory Coast dengue outbreakChikungunya in the Americas
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New proposal addresses challenging market dynamics for antibiotics

cidrap - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 00:11
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsAug 07, 2017

The proposal combines market entry rewards, population-based contracts with insurers.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Jembrana disease - Indonesia: (JA) bovine

healthmap - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 00:00
Other Animal Disease -- Indonesia
Authorities are striving to tackle Jembrana disease, an acute viral cattle disease that is common in Bali and is now affecting cattle in Jambi.
The city's Agriculture and Food Security Agency said Jembrana disease had recently caused the sudden deaths of around 20-30 cattle in the capital city of the Sumatran province, also named Jambi.
"We have continued to make efforts to prevent the disease from spreading further," the agency's animal husbandry director, Said Abubakar, said on Friday
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Foodborne Disease Scan for Aug 07, 2017

cidrap - Mon, 07/08/2017 - 23:15
US Cyclospora risePapaya recall expands
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (64): China (FJ) WHO update, H7N9

healthmap - Mon, 07/08/2017 - 22:34
Avian Influenza H7N9 -- China
On 11 Jul 2017, the NHFPC reported one laboratory-confirmed human case of infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. The case-patient was a 35-year-old male, who developed symptoms on 23 Jun 2017, and died on 30 Jun 2017. This was the 1st reported case from Xinjiang since April 2015. He was a butcher and seller at a live poultry market.
On 14 Jul 2017, the NHFPC reported one laboratory-confirmed human case of infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. The
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PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (80): Africa, Asia

healthmap - Mon, 07/08/2017 - 22:27
Cholera -- Sudan
A total of 14 people died of cholera in Murnei camp in West Darfur, while 64 people have been infected, over the past 3 days; 6 camp residents died on [Tue 1 Aug 2017], 4 others on [Wed 2 Aug 2017], and on [Thu, 3 Aug 2017] 4 people died in the medical isolation ward of Murnei, a sheikh told Radio Dabanga.
"The reason for the increase in the number of deaths and infections in the camp is that all patients who were in isolation have been discharged by local officials as soon as they heard
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Health worker among 5 new Saudi MERS cases

cidrap - Mon, 07/08/2017 - 21:59
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsAug 07, 2017

In other developments, a WHO risk assessment covering events through July said three recent Riyadh hospital outbreaks are over.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Plague, animal - USA (11): (AZ) bubonic, prairie dog, die-off

healthmap - Mon, 07/08/2017 - 18:26
Plague -- United States
The Apache County [Arizona] Health Department recently notified the public about a new prairie dog die-off in Concho. A previous die-off was reported in early July [2017].
A notice posted on the Apache County website states: "The Health Department has received an additional report of another prairie dog die-off in Old Concho."
The notice bluntly states that "Old Concho is now considered a plague-positive area." The die-off occurred earlier in July [2017].
Fleas, and the rodents they
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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, st Kiambu - USA (02): papayas, 2nd serotype, recall

healthmap - Mon, 07/08/2017 - 18:16
Salmonella -- United States
Since the last update on 21 Jul 2017, 64 more ill people were added to this investigation from 15 states. As of 3 Aug 2017, 109 people infected with the outbreak strains of _Salmonella_ Kiambu (48) and _S._ Thompson (61) have been reported from 16 states. A list of the states and the number of cases in each are listed:.
States / Case count
Connecticut / 4
Delaware / 1
Iowa / 2
Kentucky / 2
Louisiana / 1
Maryland / 6
Massachusetts / 3
Michigan / 1
Minnesota / 4
North Carolina /
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PRO/EDR> Botulism - Portugal: (BA) homemade smoked ham

healthmap - Mon, 07/08/2017 - 18:02
Botulism -- Portugal
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PRO/EDR> Diphtheria - Venezuela (03): fatal, vaccine & medication shortage

healthmap - Mon, 07/08/2017 - 14:57
Diphtheria -- Venezuela
The National Epidemiology Network and the Venezuelan Public Health Society announced that the cases of diphtheria in Venezuela continue to increase due to the shortage of vaccines and supplies for treatment and the failure of public policies to attack it.
Both associations urged the Ministry of Health to issue a statement and to publish the official information, since the data on the epidemic have not been updated for 8 months.
In a statement, members of the health organizations reported
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PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (50): Saudi Arabia

healthmap - Mon, 07/08/2017 - 04:49
MERS -- Saudi Arabia
As of today [Sun 6 Aug 2017], there have been a total of:
1683 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection, including
683 deaths [reported case fatality rate 40.6 per cent],
988 recoveries, and
12 currently active cases/infections.
[As previously mentioned, the numbers of deaths, recoveries and currently active cases come from my spreadsheet tallies and differ from those listed on the Saudi MOH website; my spreadsheet counts asymptomatic infections. One complication is the
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ASP Scan (Weekly) for Aug 04, 2017

cidrap - Mon, 07/08/2017 - 02:12
Molecular diagnostics for TBAustralian drug stewardship reportDiagnostic stewardshipAnimal antibiotics in DenmarkKey role for vaccinesStewardship in US hospitalsResistant E coliDeath and MDR-TB
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PRO/EDR> Diphtheria - Singapore: fatal

healthmap - Sun, 06/08/2017 - 19:42
Diphtheria -- Singapore
A 21 year old construction worker from Bangladesh has died from the respiratory disease diphtheria in the 1st confirmed case in Singapore in more than 20 years.
The Ministry of Health said in a statement on Sat 5 Aug 2017 that the patient, who lived at Yishun Avenue 7 and worked at Teban Gardens, developed fever and swelling of the neck on 30 Jul 2017. On Tue 1 Aug 2017, he sought medical treatment at Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital, where he was immediately isolated and hospitalised. He died 3
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PRO> Filariasis - Tonga: elimination

healthmap - Sun, 06/08/2017 - 19:38
Filariasis -- Tonga
The Kingdom of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean may be small in population, but it is kicking big goals in public health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has validated that the country has eliminated lymphatic filariasis -- also known as elephantiasis -- as a public health problem.
Lymphatic filariasis is a mosquitoborne disease that damages the lymphatic system, leading to severe disfigurement, pain and disability. For people affected by this disease, the impacts of disfigurement and the
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PRO/AH/EDR> Hantavirus - Europe (04): Albania

healthmap - Sun, 06/08/2017 - 19:33
Hantavirus -- Albania
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