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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Tanzania: 2006-2016

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:13
Anthrax -- Tanzania
Abstract
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Background
Anthrax outbreaks in Tanzania have been reported from the human, livestock, and wildlife sectors over several years, and is among the notifiable diseases. Despite frequent anthrax outbreaks, there is no comprehensive dataset indicating the magnitude and distribution of the disease in susceptible species. This study is a retrospective review of anthrax outbreaks from the human, livestock, and wildlife surveillance systems from 2006 to 2016. The objectives were to

PRO/AH/EDR> Hantavirus - Americas (01): Argentina (BA) Chile (BB)

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:08
Hantavirus -- Argentina
A hantavirus cases has been confirmed in Campana [Buenos Aires]. The case is a 19 year old youth who was treated and evaluated by medical professionals in the San Jose Municipal Hospital, and despite being in good health, remains hospitalized under observation.
This information was issued by the Secretary of Health, Ernesto Meiraldi, the Chief of Epidemiology of the San Jose Municipal Hospital, Eleonora Penovi, and the infectious disease physician Federico Simioli, who recommended cleaning

PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA (02): (CA,MI,UT)

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:54
Hepatitis A -- United States
577 / 20 (3.5) / 396 (68.6)
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Communicated by:
ProMED-mail Rapporteur Mary Marshall
[Cumulative case data
Report date / Cases / Hospitalized (percentage) / Deaths (percentage) / New cases per week
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5 Apr 2017 / 39 / 33 (85) / 1 (3)
4 May 2017 / 80 / 66 (83) / 3 (4) / 10
31 May 2017 / 133 / 103 (80) / 3 (2) / 14
12 Jun 2017 / 160 / 120 (75) / 4 (2.5) / 18
27 Jun 2017 / 196 / 142 (72) / 4 (2) / 20
26 Jul

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (06): Morocco, susp, RFI

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:41
Avian Influenza -- Morocco
After fruits and vegetables, it is the turn for the price of poultry to increase: in some regions prices have almost doubled. Where does this increase come from?
It's been a few weeks since the price of fruits and vegetables soared. From now on, it is the turn of poultry prices. In some areas, the kilogram is sold for 20 Dh [USD 2.2] against only 13 to 15 Dh [USD 1.5 to 1.7] only in normal times. Consumers no longer hesitate to express their dissatisfaction: fresh products are experiencing

PRO/PL> Xylella, almond - Spain: (VC)

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 21:02
Xylella Fastidiosa -- Spain
The Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed a new case of Xylella fastidiosa on the Costa Blanca, affecting 20 plots in Alicante Province [Valencia Autonomous Community). It was previously confined to [Marina Baixa region], where emergency action has been taken, but it then spread to almond orchards in [the regions of] El Comtat and [Marina Alta].
In September [2017], the European Commission said that Spain is "losing the battle" against the disease that is "officially out of control".

PRO/AH> Foot & mouth disease - Palestinian Auth: (WE) st O, OIE, spread

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 17:20
Foot and Mouth -- Palestinian Authority
Information received on [and dated] 31 Dec 2017 from Dr Iyad Adra, director general of Veterinary Services & Animal Health, CVO, Ministry of Agriculture, Ramallah, Palestinian Auton. Territories
Summary:
Report type: follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event: 13 Nov 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 13 Dec 2017
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 1 Aug 2017
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: foot and

PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A - USA: (HI)

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 17:05
Hepatitis A -- United States
The Hawaii Department of Health is investigating 2 cases of hepatitis A in Kauai residents. Symptoms began in November 2017, and health officials say the strain of the virus in both cases appears to be the same one currently circulating in California.
Dr Sarah Park, state epidemiologist, says the 2 cases appear to be unrelated. One traveled to California, but "for the other case, we've not been able to discern any type of travel, so that becomes concerning," Park said. "Potentially, this

PRO/AH/EDR> Cutaneous & renal glomerular vasculopathy, canine - UK: etiology

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 17:02
Other Animal Disease -- United Kingdom
Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV), commonly referred to as Alabama rot, has been confirmed in 112 dogs across 31 counties [in the United Kingdom] (with a mortality rate of 80 per cent) since it was 1st detected in 2012. Its cause is unknown.
Fish vet Fiona Macdonald is researching whether _Aeromonas hydrophila_, a heterotrophic, Gram negative, rod-shaped bacterium, present in water sources and soil, might be involved in the aetiology of CRGV.
In a document sent to

PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (02): Africa, Asia

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 16:58
Diarrhea -- Zambia
Kitwe District has recorded its 1st 2 cases of cholera involving children below the age of 2. Despite the early preparations by Kitwe mayor Christopher Kang'ombe and district commissioner Binwell Mpundu, the epidemic has hit the mining town breaking out from 2 rural compounds, Zambia and Buchi. Binwell Mpundu said the 2 cases of cholera are being treated at Kitwe Teaching Hospital.
"I wish to confirm that here in Kitwe, we have recorded so far 2 cases of cholera, very little children that

PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis - Australia (02): (SA) bakery

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 05:23
Salmonella -- Australia
The Gawler South Bakery salmonella outbreak has risen to 49 victims including 11 who have been admitted to hospital. The food poisoning has hit people ranging in age from 2 years old to 70 and is linked to chicken sandwich-type products sold at the Gawler South Bakery.
Bakery management has apologised to customers and is co-operating with authorities to improve food handling practices, including preparing chicken sandwiches for testing but not for sale to the public.
SA Health is