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PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (18): (MI, UT, KY)

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 09:56
Hepatitis A -- United States
Public health officials and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are continuing to see an elevated number of hepatitis A cases in the state.
Since the beginning of the outbreak in August 2016, public health response has included increased healthcare awareness efforts, public notification and education, and outreach with vaccination clinics for high-risk populations. No common sources of food, beverages, or drugs have been identified as potential sources of infection.

PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - India (06): (TN) ovine

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 09:37
Anthrax -- India
With the death of 22 sheep in Karaikeni between [Sun 6 and Wed 9 May 2018], the district, for the 1st time, recorded the incidence of anthrax infection. According to Regional Joint Director of Animal Husbandry, R Rajasekaran, anthrax infection will be declared endemic to Karenina village next year [2019].
Up to 2 weeks ago, as many as 56 sheep owned by M and R died under mysterious circumstances in Karaikeni village in T Kallupatti block in Peraiyur taluk in the district. Sources said, the