Outbreak and Current Disease Status Information

PRO/AH/EDR> Novel pestivirus, swine - Austria: (ST)

ProMED Mail Reports - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 16:42
Other Animal Disease -- Austria
Reference: Lamp B, Schwarz L, Högler S, Riedel C, Sinn L, Rebel-Bauder B, et al. Novel Pestivirus Species in Pigs, Austria, 2015.
A novel pestivirus species was discovered in a piglet-producing farm in Austria during virologic examinations of congenital tremor cases. The emergence of this novel pestivirus species, provisionally termed Linda virus, in domestic pigs may have implications for classical swine fever virus surveillance and porcine health

PRO/AH/EDR> Bourbon virus - USA (02): (MO)

ProMED Mail Reports - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 14:22
Tick-borne disease -- United States
The daughter of a 58-year-old woman from Sullivan has confirmed that her mother died from complications relating to the Bourbon virus [infection] contracted by a tick bite.
The woman was the assistant park superintendent at Meramec State Park in Sullivan. She had lived and worked in the park for 10 years.
Her daughter, who is a registered nurse, said the cause of death is listed as respiratory failure, but she feels it was brought on by the tick-borne virus. She died on 23 Jun [2017]

PRO/AH/EDR> Heartland virus - USA: (AR)

ProMED Mail Reports - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 14:18
Tick-borne disease -- United States
Arkansas has identified its 1st case of Heartland virus [infection], a relatively new tick-borne disease, in an individual living in the northwest part of the state.
People become infected with Heartland virus through the bite of the lone star tick [_Amblyomma americanum_]. Patients are most likely to be diagnosed with Heartland virus [infections] from May to September. Heartland virus causes a flu-like illness, including fever, headache, muscle aches, diarrhea, appetite loss, and feeling

PRO/AH/EDR> Hantavirus - Americas (39): Panama (LS)

ProMED Mail Reports - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 14:14
Hantavirus -- Panama
A case of fever due to [a] hantavirus [infection] has been registered in Los Santos [province], specifically in Santa Isabel in Las Tablas.
The case is a 30-year-old woman who was admitted to the Joaquin Franco hospital in Las Tablas with signs of the virus [infection], and the test done was positive for the fever [virus].
To date, there are 4 cases of this fever and 2 with hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome.
[Byline: Zenaida Vásquez]
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PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (69): Asia (Yemen)

ProMED Mail Reports - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 14:11
Cholera -- Yemen
Governorates / Cases / Deaths / CFR (%) / Attack Rate (#/1000)
Amanat Al Asimah / 40 840 / 54 / 0.1 / 12.3
Al-Hudaydah / 36 379 / 196 / 0.5 / 10.9
Hajjah / 31 907 / 325 / 1.0 / 14.4
Amran / 31 424 / 147 / 0.5 / 20.5
Sana'a / 23 261 / 110 / 0.5 / 18.6
Ibb / 23 129 / 225 / 1.0 / 7.5
Taizz / 21 836 / 146 / 0.7 / 7.2
Dhamar / 18 840 / 113 / 0.6 / 8.9
Al Dhale'e / 15 166 / 70 / 0.5 / 20.1
Al Mahwit / 14 921 / 108 / 0.7 / 19.6
Al Bayda / 9028 / 24 / 0.3 / 11.7
Aden / 8948 / 48

PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (31): news, vaccines, research, funding

ProMED Mail Reports - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 14:09
Ebola -- DR Congo
28 Jun 2017 World Bank launches pandemic bond to tackle major disease outbreaks

[The World Bank has launched a "pandemic bond" to support an emergency financing facility intended to release money quickly to fight a major health crisis like the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
The catastrophe bond, which will pay out depending on the size of the outbreak, its growth rate and the number of countries affected, is the 1st of its kind for epidemics. It should mean money is disbursed much faster than

PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, st. Enteritidis - USA (02): (MI) raw eggs

ProMED Mail Reports - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 14:07
Salmonella -- United States
Michigan officials are investigating an egg producer in connection with a salmonellosis outbreak linked to Hollandaise sauce made with unpasteurized raw eggs and served at an unidentified restaurant.
Marquette County, MI health officials announced their investigation into the June 2017 outbreak of _Salmonella [enterica_ serotype] Enteritidis on Friday, 7 Jul 2017, but did not include any specific details.
Instead, the news release from the Marquette County Health Department reminded the

PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - France (02): (Moselle) bovine

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 22:15
Anthrax -- France
By 2016, an episode of anthrax had affected the Moselle during the summer. Up to 8 outbreaks were detected and 32 cattle died of the bacteria .
A vaccination campaign was undertaken during the summer in 15 communes to encourage breeders to protect animals grazing on the area as well as those fed with hay, wrapped silage, or any other type of silage in the area at risk.
Following the refusal of the farmer , the animal which had just been infected had not been vaccinated while it was

PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (29): Asia (Philippines, Malaysia-Borneo) human, animal

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 22:13
Rabies -- Philippines
A total of 3 persons died after being bitten by rabid dogs while another 15 dogs were placed under observation after testing positive for the dreaded virus.
As this developed, Dr Albert Venturina, Bataan provincial veterinarian appealed to the pet owners have their animals vaccinated against rabies.
Venturina said that Bataan Governor Abet Garcia has directed the conduct of anti-rabies and vaccination drives down to the barangay [the smallest administrative division in the Philippines]

PRO/EDR> Mumps update (22): New Zealand, USA

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 22:08
Mumps -- New Zealand
Health officials are appealing to parents to immunize their children after an "unrelenting mumps outbreak" hits Auckland.
An "unrelenting mumps outbreak" hitting Auckland has health officials appealing to parents to immunize their children.
More than 130 cases have been reported in the city this year [2017], compared with 35 in 2016, the Auckland Regional Public Health Service says.
In 80 percent of cases, the patient has not been fully vaccinated.
"It is disappointing because

PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Ukraine: (SM) porcine, OIE, corr. ovine

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 17:01
Anthrax -- Ukraine
disease information 2017; 30(28) [edited]

This report was erroneously titled "porcine" but refers to anthrax in ovines. ProMED regrets the error and thanks Ann Lindberg for bringing it to our attention. - Mods.MHJ/LM
A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map can be accessed at: .]
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Anthrax - Ukraine: (SM) porcine, OIE

PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (68): Asia (Philippines) cholera confirmed

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 16:02
Cholera -- Philippines
The national reference laboratory for bacterial enteric diseases in the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine has tested 27 rectal swabs from Medina, Misamis Oriental sent by the regional epidemiology and surveillance unit (RESU) region 10, and 17/27 rectal swabs are positive for _Vibrio cholera_ serotype Ogawa, biotype El Tor.
Communicated by:
EpiCore Global Surveillance Project

[ProMED acknowledges the continued efforts of the EpiCore Global Surveillance Project members in

PRO/AH/EDR> Cyclosporiasis - Mexico: (GJ) RFI

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 15:58
Diarrhea -- Mexico
An outbreak of diarrhea caused by the protozoan parasite _Cyclospora cayetanensis_, has been reported to ProMED in the city of Leon, State of Guanajuato, Mexico.
After a graduation party on June 16 [2017], where about 1000 people attended, approximately 80 percent of them got sick. Many are still symptomatic; many required hospitalization.
Cyclospora has been identified by microscopy and one case by molecular methods.
Communicated by:

[_Cyclospora cayetanensis_ is

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