Outbreak and Current Disease Status Information

PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Africa (07): Nigeria (KW)

ProMED Mail Reports - 2 hours 11 min ago
Yellow Fever -- Nigeria
The 2 patients diagnosed with yellow fever in Oro-Ago in Ifelodun Local government area of Kwara state are now medically stable.
Dr Khadeejah Kamaldeen of the Kwara State Epidemiology Unit made the confirmation in an interview with newsmen in Ilorin. Kamaldeen said that the patients are responding to treatment and are expected to make full recovery.
The Epidemiologist said earlier confirmation of the yellow fever cases were diagnosed in Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). She said

PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis - USA (10) : (MN) nursing home

ProMED Mail Reports - 2 hours 12 min ago
Salmonella -- United States
A total of 2 people were hospitalized as a result of a salmonellosis outbreak at a Duluth nursing facility in August 2017, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. All told, 15 people became ill in mid-August 2017 at Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation, said Doug Schultz, a health department spokesman, but only 5 -- all residents -- tested positive for _Salmonella_. The 15 included 4 staff members and 11 residents, 2 of whom were hospitalized, Schultz said. None died.
The health

PRO/AH/EDR> Koi herpesvirus disease - Italy: (VN, LG) OIE

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 18:02
Other Animal Disease -- Italy
Information received on [and dated] 22 Sep 2017 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 14 Jul 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 24 Jul 2017
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 2014
Manifestation of disease: clinical

PRO/AH/EDR> Red sea bream iridoviral disease - Panama: (CL) _rachycentron canadum_, OIE

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 18:01
-- Panama
Information received on 22 Sep 2017 from Dr Bredio Velasco Denvers, Director Nacional, Dirección de Salud Animal, Ministerio de Desarrollo Agropecuario, Panamá city, Panama
Summary
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 10 Jul 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 11 Aug 2017
Reason for notification: First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent: Red sea bream iridovirus Ehime-1
Nature of diagnosis: Laboratory (advanced)
This event

PRO/AH/EDR> Brucellosis - USA (12): (WY) possible elk exposure, RFI

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 18:00
Brucellosis -- United States
He didn't know what hit him when the 1st attack of undulant fever came. Despite significant symptoms, doctors didn't immediately diagnose that the Wheatland, WY farmer [J] had been infected with the human form of the animal disease brucellosis. Perhaps that's because it is rare in people, and its various symptoms don't point to an obvious cause.
Undulant fever, also called Bang's disease, is marked by an irregular pattern of joint pain, fatigue, headaches, high fever, chills, drenching

PRO/AH/EDR> Q fever - Australia (02): (QL) native animal source

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 17:59
Q Fever -- Australia
The rate of Q fever cases is now highest in outer urban areas of north Queensland, and it is believed many patients have caught the disease from mowing the lawn.
Until now, the potentially fatal bacterial infection has only been associated with the cattle industry. But people living on small acreages in the Townsville and Mackay regions are now the group most at risk of contracting the disease in Queensland.
Townsville Hospital director of microbiology Robert Norton began investigating

PRO/EDR> Legionellosis - USA (15): (MN) elder community, RFI

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:30
Legionnaires' -- United States
State [Minnesota] and local health authorities say they're investigating 2 cases of Legionnaires' disease in residents at the Silver Creek on Main assisted living facility in Maple Grove.
The 1st resident's symptoms began on 22 Aug 2017, and the 2nd resident's symptoms began on 12 Sep 2017. Both residents were hospitalized and are recovering, the Minnesota Department of Health said in a statement on Thursday [21 Sep 2017].
The state is working with Silver Creek to identify possible

PRO/AH/EDR> Thelazia callipeda, canine - UK: 1st cases, imported, alert

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:29
Other Animal Disease -- United Kingdom
A potentially deadly eye infection caused by a parasitic worm is posing a significant threat to dogs in the UK.
Dog owners are being warned over _Thelazia callipaeda_, commonly referred to as oriental eye worm. The disease [appears] when a fruit fly lands on the eyes and lays infective larvae.
People, as well as cats and dogs, can catch the infection from the flies as they feed off eye secretions.
You can report dirty dog owners to your local council who aim to respond within one

PRO/AH/EDR> Crayfish plague - Ireland (04): white-clawed crayfish, conf. OIE

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:15
Other Animal Disease -- Ireland
Information received on 22 Sep 2017 from Dr Martin Blake, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Agriculture House, Dublin, Ireland
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 25 Jul 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 21 Aug 2017
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 29 Jun 2017
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: _Aphanomyces astaci_
Nature of

PRO/AH/EDR> Influenza, swine - USA (08): (MD) H3N2V

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:51
Influenza H3N2 -- United States
Maryland authorities are investigating 5 cases of swine flu in pigs that were recently exhibited at the Charles County Fair. Seven Maryland residents have contracted a strain of swine flu from infected pigs at the Charles County fair.
The infected people had close contact with the 5 pigs recently exhibited at the Charles County Fair that tested positive for swine flu, the Maryland Department of Health said Wednesday [20 Sep 2017]. None of the infected individuals has developed serious

PRO/AH/EDR> Crimean-Congo hem. fever - Pakistan (14): (SD)

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:47
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever -- Pakistan
A 30-year-old man who died of the deadly Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever at a private hospital a day ago became the 1st citizen of Karachi to have been killed by the virus this year [2017], provincial health authorities said on Monday [18 Sep 2017].
A resident of Adam Town in Phase I, DHA, the victim, NK, was brought to a private hospital in Clifton on Thursday [14 Sep 2017?], said Dr Zafar Mehdi, Sindh health department's focal person for the viral disease's committee.
Initially

PRO/EDR> Cyclosporiasis - USA (05): nationwide increase

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:46
Foodborne Illness -- United States
A huge cyclospora outbreak in the United States has sickened 988 people as of 13 Sep 2017.
Every summer, there is a large cyclospora outbreak in the United States. The illness, caused by the _Cyclospora cayetensis_ parasite, is endemic to tropical and subtropical areas of the globe.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the number includes people who reported international travel as well as those who did not report travel. The reports have come from 40 states.
At

PRO/EDR> Malaria, autochthonous - France: (AR)

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:45
Malaria -- France
On 7 Sep 2017, France reported 2 locally-acquired cases of malaria. Both cases attended a wedding that took place between 11 and 16 Aug 2017 in Moulins, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France. On 30 Aug 2017, the 1st case was hospitalised in southwest France after 4 days of fever, chills and sweats and was found positive for _P. falciparum_ malaria. The patient had not travelled abroad and had no risk factors for induced malaria. The only recent travel identified was to Moulins and its

PRO/EDR> Buruli ulcer - Australia: (VI) M. ulcerans, increasing incidence

ProMED Mail Reports - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 09:46
Mycobacteria, non-TB -- Australia
A flesh-eating disease [_Mycobacterium ulcerans_] common in 3rd world countries is infecting parts of Victoria [Australia] at increasingly epidemic rates, and doctors have no idea why.
_Mycobacterium ulcerans_, an infection which eats away at the limbs like gangrene, has more than doubled in Victoria in the last year, with 240 new cases. In the past few months, 9 people have been diagnosed with it each week.
The disease, also known as the Bairnsdale ulcer, is strangely migrating from the

PRO/AH/EDR> Newcastle disease - Bulgaria (02): (KK) poultry, OIE

ProMED Mail Reports - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:17
Newcastle Disease -- Bulgaria
Information received on 21 Sep 2017 from Dr Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer & Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, Bulgaria
Summary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 20 Sep 2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 20 Sep 2017
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 2 Sep 2017
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: Newcastle

PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (26): global (Syria, DR Congo)

ProMED Mail Reports - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:13
Polio -- Syria
As of: 20 Sep 2017
New wild poliovirus cases reported this week: 0
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2017: 10
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2016: 37
New cVDPV cases reported this week: 2
Total number of cVDPV cases in 2017: 49
Total number of cVDPV cases in 2016: 5
Headlines
- Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: Pakistan: one new wild poliovirus type one (WPV1) positive environmental sample; Syria: one new circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2

PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (60): UAE, Saudi Arabia, WHO

ProMED Mail Reports - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:25
MERS -- United Arab Emirates
On 23 August 2017, the national IHR focal point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported one additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection.
Details of the case
MERS-CoV case reported on 23 August 2017
Date of notification to WHO / Reporting country / City of residence / Age / Sex / Health care worker / Comorbidities / Exposure to camels / Camel milk consumption / Exposure to MERS-CoV cases / Date of symptoms onset / Date of 1st hospitalization / Date of

PRO/AH/EDR> Plague - Madagascar (05): fatal

ProMED Mail Reports - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:23
Plague -- Madagascar
The number of cases of pulmonary plague is increasing in Antananarivo. The Ministry of Public Health is stepping up its efforts to prevent the spread of the disease. The Ambohimiandra anti-plague hospital (CHAPA) admitted its 6th case yesterday, [Thu 21 Sep 2017].The rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for the pneumonic plague was positive.[Wed 20 Sep 2017], in the early evening, another case was admitted. Shortly before this, a young man living in Manjakaray was also hospitalized. In total,

PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Tanzania (04): (Ruaha Natl Park) wildlife, OIE

ProMED Mail Reports - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:20
Anthrax -- Tanzania
Information received on 22/09/2017 from Dr Abdu A. Hayghaimo, Director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Summary:
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 08/09/2017
Date of confirmation of the event: 13/09/2017
Report date: 22/09/2017
Date submitted to OIE: 22/09/2017
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 07/02/2017
Manifestation of disease: Clinical
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