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PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Americas (11): Brazil monkeys

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:45
Yellow Fever -- Brazil
The Ministry of Health reports that there is no confirmed record of urban yellow fever in the country. The case of yellow fever in São Bernardo do Campo (SP) is being investigated by a team from the State Secretariat of Health of São Paulo (SES/SP), which includes patient history and mosquito capture to identify the form of transmission in the region. It should be noted that the patient lives in the urban area and possibly works in the rural area. Any statement before the completion of the

PRO/EDR> Influenza (06): WHO global update, universal vaccine

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:59
Influenza H3N2, Influenza, Influenza H1N1 -- Worldwide/Unknown
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Influenza activity remained high in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere while in the temperate zone of the southern hemisphere activity was at inter-seasonal levels. Worldwide, influenza A accounted still for the majority of influenza detections but influenza B (mostly from the Yamagata lineage) increased in recent weeks.
Up to now, the majority of countries which are in the influenza season, reported influenza like illness reaching moderate levels in comparison

PRO/PL> Phytoplasma wilt, banana - Papua New Guinea: spread

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 19:56
Other Plant Disease -- Papua New Guinea
Bananas in the country are facing a real threat from what is called the 'banana wilt associated phytoplasma' disease. Acting Chief plant protection officer, David Tenakanai, said the local staple is facing a real threat. "We have noticed the problem in Sandaun Province, but it has now spread to Madang, towards Lae and we found patches of it in Milne Bay and Western Province.
Similar to the Bogia coconut syndrome currently in Madang Province, it is spread by insects, via banana suckers and

PRO/AH/EDR> Tuberculosis, elephant - Zimbabwe: diagnosis, prevention and control strategies

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 15:57
Tuberculosis -- Zimbabwe
Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers recently found approximately 17 percent of working African elephants at several Zimbabwe ecotourism facilities tested positive for tuberculosis antibodies. The findings are a red flag for researchers as infected elephants potentially can pass the disease on to humans and other species with which they come in contact, including wild elephants.
Tuberculosis is a serious disease in elephants. Most cases are caused by _Mycobacterium tuberculosis_, the