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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - Australia (03): (NS) frozen pomegranate

healthmap - Sat, 07/04/2018 - 23:06
Hepatitis A -- Australia
A total of 7 people have been diagnosed with hepatitis A after eating frozen pomegranate purchased at Coles supermarkets, prompting NSW Health to warn anyone who bought the product to throw it out immediately. Dr Vicky Sheppeard, director of communicable diseases at NSW Health, said it was working with the state's Food Authority to determine whether the infection could be definitively linked to the Coles frozen pomegranates, despite the fact that each person affected had eaten the
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PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (16): Asia (Yemen) WHO

healthmap - Sat, 07/04/2018 - 23:03
Cholera -- Yemen
Cumulative figures
- The cumulative total from 27 Apr 2017 to 25 Mar 2018 is 1 084 191 suspected cholera cases and 2267 associated deaths, (CFR 0.21 percent), 1113 have been confirmed by culture.
- The total proportion of severe cases among the suspected cases is 15.4 percent
- The national attack rate is 388.1 per 10 000. The 5 governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates per 10 000 remain Amran (902), Al Mahwit (877), Al Dhale'e (639), Sana'a (527) and
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PRO/AH/EDR> Crimean-Congo hem. fever - Pakistan: (PB)

healthmap - Sat, 07/04/2018 - 22:19
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever -- Pakistan
A woman suffering from Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) died of the disease at Shifa International Hospital (SIH) here [Fri 6 Apr 2018]. This is the 1st confirmed case of CCHF in Pakistan this year [2018].
Hailing from Mianwali, the middle-aged lady remained under treatment at SIH for 3 days. Her blood samples were sent to the National Institute of Health, which confirmed the suspected diagnosis. Animal handling was common in the family of the deceased, whose body was sent to her
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PRO/AH/EDR> Kyasanur Forest disease - India (10): (GA), case numbers

healthmap - Sat, 07/04/2018 - 22:13
Hemorrhagic Fever -- India
A total of 50 cases of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) have been detected in Goa since January this year [2018].
The disease is mostly limited to the Sattari taluka and none of the 50 cases was found to be critical. No death due to KFD has been reported.
Dr Utkarsh Betodkar, epidemiologist at the directorate of health services (DHS), said that areas like Casarvanem, Dharbandora, Betki, Madkai which were the worst-affected last year [2017] have witnessed zero cases this season. He said that
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PRO/AH/EDR> Peste des petits ruminants - Bhutan: (CK) goat, OIE

healthmap - Sat, 07/04/2018 - 22:10
Peste des petits ruminants -- Bhutan
Information received on [and dated] 6 Apr 2018 from Dr. Tashi Samdup, Director General, Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan
Report type: Immediate notification
Start date: 28 Mar 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 30 Mar 2018
Report date: 6 Apr 2018
Date submitted to OIE: 6 Apr 2018
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 23 Nov 2015
Manifestation of disease: Clinical disease
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PRO/EDR> Zika virus (05): Americas, Asia, research, observations

healthmap - Sat, 07/04/2018 - 22:06
Zika virus -- Worldwide/Unknown
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PRO/AH/EDR> Crimean-Congo hem. fever - Namibia (03): (KH)

healthmap - Sat, 07/04/2018 - 21:57
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever -- Namibia
The Ministry of Health and Social Services today [Wed 4 Apr 2018] confirmed that the 37-year-old Keetmanshoop man who last week tested positive for Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever, known more as Congo fever, died on [Tue 3 Apr 2018] morning.
According to a statement signed by Dr Bernard Haufiku, the Minister of Health and Social Services, the man contracted the virus while assisting a neighbour with slaughtering a cow that was reportedly infested with ticks on Independence Day.
Up to 6
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (64): Bulgaria (YA) poultry, HPAI H5N8, spread

healthmap - Sat, 07/04/2018 - 17:52
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Bulgaria
A new outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza was confirmed at a duck farm in the village of Zimnitsa, Straldzha municipality, Yambol district, Bulgaria's Food Safety Agency said.
There were 6000 ducks on the farm and it was expected that the process of destroying them would be completed on [Thu 5 Apr 2018], the agency said.
A 3-kilometre [1.86 mi approx.] protection zone and a 10-km [6.21 mi approx.] observation area around the holding were set up, with a ban on the trade and
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PRO> Influenza (13): WHO global update

healthmap - Sat, 07/04/2018 - 17:16
Influenza -- Worldwide/Unknown
Influenza activity appeared to decrease in most of the countries in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere, with exception of Eastern Europe where activity continued to increase. In the temperate zone of the southern hemisphere, influenza activity remained at inter-seasonal levels. Worldwide, influenza A and influenza B accounted for a similar proportion of influenza detections.
National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 107 countries, areas or
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PRO/AH/EDR> Swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus - China: (GD) porcine, new-emerging

healthmap - Sat, 07/04/2018 - 02:28
Coronavirus -- China
Cross-species transmission of viruses from wildlife animal reservoirs poses a marked threat to human and animal health1. Bats have been recognized as one of the most important reservoirs for emerging viruses and the transmission of a coronavirus that originated in bats to humans via intermediate hosts was responsible for the high-impact emerging zoonosis, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Here we provide virological, epidemiological, evolutionary and experimental evidence
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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (13): (UT, MI)

healthmap - Sat, 07/04/2018 - 02:23
Hepatitis A -- United States
Cases / Hospitalizations / Deaths
797 / 640 (80.3%) / 25 (3.1%)
Communicated by:

[Cumulatively, 14.6 percent of the total males are MSM, 2.8 percent of the total are healthcare workers, and 4.7 percent of the total are food handlers. More cases continue to occur, spreading north and west of the main southeastern Michigan focus of the outbreak. The total cases continue to increase and have altogether in numbers and in fatalities surpassed the numbers of the now
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PRO/AH/EDR> Equine influenza, equine - Argentina: serotype not typed, OIE

healthmap - Fri, 06/04/2018 - 22:56
Equine Influenza -- Argentina
Information received on [and dated] 5 Apr 2018 from Dr Ricardo Alfredo Maresca, Director Nacional de Sanidad Animal , Sanidad Animal, Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA), Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 20 Mar 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 20 Mar 2018
Reason for notification: unexpected change in the distribution or increase in morbidity or mortality of a listed
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PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - Israel: (HZ), bovine

healthmap - Fri, 06/04/2018 - 22:52
Foot and Mouth -- Israel
1. On [Wed 4 Apr 2018], suspected cases of FMD were reported from the beef-cattle herd of Kibbutz Gazit. Samples were transferred to the Kimron Veterinary Institute [KVI] at Beit-Dagan and today, [Thu 5 Apr 2018], FMD has been confirmed by PCR tests.
2. A 10-km [6.21 mi approx.] radius containment zone has been established around the outbreak's location and put under the relevant official restrictions; the names of the localities which include animal establishments, within the Zone, have
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News Scan for Apr 06, 2018

cidrap - Fri, 06/04/2018 - 22:44
California measles clusterPolio in Afghanistan, PakistanEbola household spreadUK antibiotic Rx letter
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Flu Scan for Apr 06, 2018

cidrap - Fri, 06/04/2018 - 22:40
US flu still fallingAvian flu in China, India
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Kratom-linked Salmonella outbreak sickens 45 more

cidrap - Fri, 06/04/2018 - 22:04
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsApr 06, 2018

In total, 132 cases in 32 states are tied to kratom, an herbal alternative to opioids.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, st I 4,[5],12:b:- - USA (04): kratom, mult. st, FDA mand. recall

healthmap - Fri, 06/04/2018 - 20:33
Salmonella -- United States
Case Count Update:
Since the last update on 15 Mar 2018, 45 more ill people from 19 states were added to this investigation. As of 5 Apr 2018, a total of 132 people infected with outbreak strains of _Salmonella [enterica_ serotype] I 4,[5],12:b:- (61), _Salmonella_ Javiana (15), _Salmonella_ Okatie (21), or _Salmonella_ Thompson (35) have been reported from 38 states.
States / Case Count
Alaska / 1
Alabama / 1
Arizona / 4
California / 9
Colorado /
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PRO/EDR> Scabies - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: (MK)

healthmap - Fri, 06/04/2018 - 20:07
Scabies -- Saudi Arabia
The number of people who were diagnosed with scabies in the province of Mecca rose to 1038.
The Directorate of Health Affairs in Mecca said that 394 cases were found at schools. The medical teams have reported 25 other cases over the past 24 hours.
The increasing cases of scabies led the authorities to shut 33 schools for boys and girls in Mecca.
Closed schools are expected to reopen on [Sun 8 Apr 2018] but students diagnosed with scabies will stay at home for up to 2
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PRO/EDR> Measles update (21): WHO, South America, Europe, Asia, Pacific, Africa

healthmap - Fri, 06/04/2018 - 20:04
Measles -- Greece
WHO has issued a warning regarding the ongoing measles outbreaks in the Americas and Europe stating that health officials should redouble efforts to vaccinate their populations, according to an epidemiological update.
Measles was declared eliminated from the Americas in 2016 by the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).
Culminating in a 22-year effort involving mass vaccination against measles, mumps, and rubella, the Americas Region was the first
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PRO/AH/EDR> Lassa fever - West Africa (21): Nigeria

healthmap - Fri, 06/04/2018 - 19:57
Lassa Fever -- Nigeria
- In the reporting week 13 (26 Mar-1 Apr 2018) 6 new confirmed cases were recorded from 5 states -- Edo (2 cases), Ondo (1), Bauchi (1), Plateau (1), and Abia (1) with 2 new deaths in confirmed cases from FCT [Federal Capital Territory] (1), and Abia (1).
- From 1 Jan-1 Apr 2018, a total of 1706 suspected cases have been reported. Of these, 400 were confirmed positive, 9 are probable, 1273 are negative (not a case), and 24 are awaiting laboratory results (pending)
- Since the onset of the
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