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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabbit hemorrhagic disease - UK: (England) RHDV2 strain susp.

4 hours 45 min ago
Other Animal Disease -- United Kingdom
A veterinary practice has warned animal lovers of a deadly virus suspected of killing a number of rabbits.
Elwood, Briggs and Turner Vets in Kirton, near Boston, has issued warnings on its Facebook page after a number of pet rabbit deaths.
The Facebook post states: We have, unfortunately, seen a few cases lately that we suspect were the newest strain of viral haemorrhagic disease, VHD2/RHDV2. This viral infection usually leads to the death of pet rabbits. We now have a vaccine available
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PRO/AH/EDR> Leishmaniasis - Brazil (02): disease burden, children

4 hours 49 min ago
Leishmaniasis -- Brazil
Abstract:
Background
The study presents estimates for the burden of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis (CML) in Brazil and its 27 federated units using data from the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2016.
Methodology
We report the incidence, years of life lost (YLL), years lived with disability (YLD), and disability-adjusted life years (DALY) for leishmaniasis in Brazil from 1990 to 2016. The metrics are presented as age-standardized rates per
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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (95): Congo DR (NK, IT) case update, Uganda

4 hours 50 min ago
Ebola -- DR Congo
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Fri [21 Sep 2018] that the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains active, with the cities of Beni and Butembo becoming the new hotspots.
Substantial progress has been made to limit the spread of the disease to new areas, and the situation at Mabalako Health Zone in Mangina, North Kivu province, is stabilizing, WHO said in a statement.
In the meantime, response teams continue to enhance activities to mitigate
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PRO/EDR> Measles update (59): PAHO

5 hours 20 min ago
Measles -- Worldwide/Unknown
Situation Summary
In 2018, as of 21 Sep 2018, a total of 6629 confirmed cases of measles, including 72 deaths, have been reported in 11 countries of the Region of the Americas: Antigua and Barbuda (1 case), Argentina (11 cases), Brazil (1735 cases, including 10 deaths), Canada (22 cases), Colombia (85 cases), Ecuador (19 cases), Guatemala (1 case), Mexico (5 cases), Peru (21 cases), the United States of America (124 cases), and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (4605 cases, including 62
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PRO/AH/EDR> Sheep pox & goat pox - Russia (04): (TL) ovine

17 hours 27 min ago
Sheep/Goat Pox -- Russia
An outbreak of smallpox was recorded in a private subsidiary farm located in the village of Kuznetsy, Aleksinsky district, Tula region.
According to the press service of the Rosselkhoznadzor Administration in Moscow, the Moscow and Tula oblasts, the owner of a backyard holding contacted the Yasnogorsk Inter-District Veterinary Association on [Thu 13 Sep 2018] to report the disease in sheep. At the time of the outbreak, the farm housed 20 goats and sheep. Based on the results of laboratory
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PRO/AH/EDR> Epizootic hemorrhagic disease - USA (03): (AZ) cervid, follow-up

17 hours 29 min ago
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease -- United States
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PRO/AH/EDR> Alcohol poisoning - Malaysia: methanol

17 hours 30 min ago
Poisoning -- Malaysia
Police in Malaysia are investigating a case of alcohol poisoning that killed at least 21 people, with dozens more hospitalized, most of them citizens of Asian nations, officials said on Wednesday [19 Sep 2018].
Cheap, homemade liquor is popular among poor, migrant workers in Muslim-majority Malaysia, which has high taxes on alcohol.
A total of 57 cases of methanol poisoning had been reported in Kuala Lumpur, the capital, and its surrounding state of Selangor, Health Minister Dzulkefly
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PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus (41): Americas (USA) equine

17 hours 34 min ago
West Nile Virus -- United States
The Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory, Wyoming Department of Health, and Wyoming Livestock Board have received reports of "significant" West Nile virus (WNV) activity in the state over the past 2 weeks, they announced on [Mon 10 Sep 2018].
In addition to one human case being confirmed in Fremont County, official reported 7 cases of WNV in Wyoming horses residing in Campbell, Fremont, Goshen, Park, and Sheridan counties. They've also found WNV in a golden eagle, a crow, and a hawk, as well
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PRO/AH/EDR> Heartland virus - USA: (IL)

Sat, 22/09/2018 - 20:44
Tick-borne disease -- United States
The 1st case of Heartland virus, a tickborne illness, has been reported in Illinois, according to a press release from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). A Kankakee resident recently tested positive for Heartland virus. Reported cases of Heartland virus disease are relatively rare. Likely spread by the Lone Star tick, more than 30 cases of Heartland virus disease have been reported in the midwestern and southern USA.
Heartland virus was first identified in 2009 when 2 Missouri
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PRO/AH/EDR> Crimean-Congo hem. fever - Pakistan (17): (SD)

Sat, 22/09/2018 - 19:22
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever -- Pakistan
Authorities at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) have confirmed another patient with Congo-Crimean hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) has been admitted to their hospital. "[MA], a factory worker, was brought to JPMC emergency with symptoms similar to CCHF infection and today [Thu 20 Sep 2018] he was confirmed having the viral disease after lab results," Executive Director JPMC Dr. Seemin Jamali told The News on [Thu 20 Sep 2018]. She said the patient had been moved to an isolation ward in the
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PRO/EDR> Acanthamoeba keratitis - UK: contact lenses

Sat, 22/09/2018 - 18:03
Amoeba -- United Kingdom
Abstract
Background: _Acanthamoeba_ keratitis (AK) is a chronic debilitating corneal infection principally affecting contact lens (CL) users. Studies were designed to test claims that the UK incidence may have increased in 2012 to 2014 and to evaluate potential causes.
Methods: Annualised incidence data were collected from January 1984 to December 2016. Case-control study subjects were recruited between 14 Apr 2011 and 5 Jun 2017. Reusable CL users with AK were recruited retrospectively
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PRO/AH/EDR> Chronic wasting disease, cervids - Canada: (QB) 1st report

Sat, 22/09/2018 - 17:59
Chronic Wasting Disease -- Canada
A Quebec farm has been placed under quarantine after an animal that was raised there was diagnosed with chronic wasting disease, a degenerative disease that affects deer, elk and other cervid mammals. This is the 1st time the disease has been documented in the province.
Quebec's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food discovered the infected animal in the Laurentians region, north of Montreal, during an inspection of a slaughterhouse. The animal was put down, and its meat did not go
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PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed poisoning - Germany EX Russia

Sat, 22/09/2018 - 17:48
Poisoning -- Germany
Doctors at the Charite hospital in Berlin say it is "highly plausible" Pyotr Verzilov of the Russian protest band Pussy Riot was poisoned last week [11 Sep 2018], although it is unclear with what or by whom. Verzilov is currently being treated in Berlin.
"We have no indication -- and this is important -- that this was an infection or metabolic disease," the hospital's CEO, Dr. Karl Max Einhaeupl, told reporters at a news conference in Berlin. But "we cannot say anything about the question
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PRO/AH/EDR> Monkeypox - UK (03): ex Nigeria, additional details

Sat, 22/09/2018 - 01:49
Monkeypox -- United Kingdom
The 2nd patient is a UK man of unknown age who returned to the country from a 22-day vacation in Nigeria on [4 Sep 2018] via a flight from Paris. He sought care at the Accident and Emergency Department at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals on the northwest coast on [6 Sep 2018] for fever, swollen lymph nodes, a scrotal lump, and an itchy maculopapular rash, which is a flat, typically red area covered with small, connected bumps.
The man said the rash first appeared in Nigeria before his trip back
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PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (48): Americas, USA (GA) raccoon, human exp, susp

Sat, 22/09/2018 - 01:42
Rabies -- United States
A Georgia boy is being treated for rabies after he was attacked by a raccoon on his family's front porch last week [week of 10 Sep 2018]. C.M., 4, was attacked on Thursday [13 Sep 2018], his mother said, and was found in the grips of the rabid animal's paws.
"They got into a tussle on the floor, and he was trying to fight the raccoon off of him, and as he tried to fight him off, the raccoon kept holding on to him and biting him repeatedly," A.M., the boy's mother, told Fox 5 Atlanta. "So we
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PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (37): Americas (Chile) non-toxigenic

Sat, 22/09/2018 - 01:41
Cholera -- Chile
1. Bhattacharya MK, Dutta D, Bhattacharya SK, et al. Association of disease approximating cholera caused by _Vibrio cholerae_ of serogroups other than O1 and O139. Epidemiol Infect. 1998; 120(1): 1-5; .
2. Sharma C, Thungapathra M, Ghosh A, et al. Molecular analysis of non-O1, non-O139 _Vibrio cholerae_ associated with an unusual upsurge in the incidence of cholera-like disease in Calcutta, India. J Clin Microbiol. 1998; 36: 756-63; .
3. Bidinost C, Saka HA, Aliendro O, et al. Virulence
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PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever - Asia (14): China (JL) domestic swine, spread, OIE

Sat, 22/09/2018 - 01:38
African Swine Fever -- China
China reported 2 new cases of African swine fever [ASF] on Friday [21 Sep 2018], as the deadly disease continued to spread to new areas in the world's top pork producer.
One case occurred on a farm of 484 pigs in the city of Gongzhuling in Jilin province in the northeast of China, killing 56 pigs, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. This is the 1st outbreak of the disease in the province. A 2nd case in the Horqin Right Banner area of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
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PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (97): Bulgaria (PD) poultry

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 23:12
Influenza -- Bulgaria
A primary outbreak of bird flu has been identified by the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BSAF) in the village of Trilistnik in Plovdiv. The disease was established in an industrial breeding establishment for laying hens and was confirmed by a laboratory test report, the agency said.
For the control and eradication of the disease, NVS [National Veterinary Service] has implemented all measures in accordance with current legislation. Humane killing and destruction of all birds kept on the
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