PRO/AH/EDR> Novel coronavirus (19): China (HU) Transmission dynamics

Coronavirus — China

PRO/AH/EDR> Newcastle disease – Russia: (KS) poultry, OIE

Newcastle Disease -- RussiaInformation received on [and dated] 22 Jan 2020 from Dr. Nikolay Vlasov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, RussiaSummaryReport type: Immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 9 Jan 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 14 Jan 2020Report date: 22 Jan 2020Date submitted to OIE: 22 Jan 2020Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 2 Jan Read more [...]

County's hazardous materials panel to add 'environmental justice' member – danvillesanramon.com

County’s hazardous materials panel to add ‘environmental justice’ member  danvillesanramon.com

PRO/AH/EDR> Hemorrhagic septicemia – India: (OR) water buffalo

Hemorrhagic Fever -- IndiaAround 40 buffaloes have died within 4 days due to suspected Sahana disease (hemorrhagic septicemia) in a number of villages located in the Garadapur block of Odisha's Kendrapara."The disease is currently confined to 5 villages under the Garadapur block [map at ]," Prasanna Kumar Patnaik, the chief district veterinary officer of Kendrapada, said."The people of the affected villages have been instructed to keep away from the dead animals and inform officials. If they must Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (05): research

MERS — Worldwide/Unknown

PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (11): Pakistan (KP) tribal districts

Polio -- PakistanTwo more polio cases have surfaced from Landikotal tehsil in Khyber tribal district, after which the number of reported cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reached 4 this year [2020].According to the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), a 2-year-old [male child] from Nekikhel and another child from Torwela have been diagnosed with polio. The samples of these 2 children were sent for laboratory tests in 2019, so these cases will be counted in the tally of 2019, which stands at 141 now.The Read more [...]

Hazardous Materials Panel To Add 'Environmental Justice' Member – SFGate

Hazardous Materials Panel To Add ‘Environmental Justice’ Member  SFGate

PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (04): Saudi Arabia (AS, RI, QS), nosocomial transmission susp, RFI

MERS -- Saudi ArabiaIn the 2 days since the last update was prepared (see MERS-CoV (03): Saudi Arabia (AS,RI) RFI http://promedmail.org/post/20200124.6911579), there have been 3 additional newly confirmed cases posted on the Saudi MOH website. No outcomes were reported.Information on newly confirmed cases:[1]Date of confirmation report: 22 Jan 2020Case No. 20-1989A 36-year-old female in Abha city, Aseer (Asir) regionContact with camels: noCase classification: secondaryHealthcare worker: Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Theileria – USA: (WV) cattle, longhorned tick

Tick-borne disease -- United StatesThe West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) has confirmed the presence of _Theileria orientalis_ Ikeda genotype in 3 West Virginia counties. The WVDA is working with the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine's diagnostic laboratory at Virginia Tech to determine the extent of the disease across the region and understand its impact on the livestock industry. Additional surveillance samples are being collected throughout West Virginia._Theileria_ Read more [...]

5 exposed to chemical leak at water-treatment plant in Yorba Linda – OCRegister

5 exposed to chemical leak at water-treatment plant in Yorba Linda  OCRegister

Shell releases new details on Ascension chemical leak, all roads back open – WBRZ

Shell releases new details on Ascension chemical leak, all roads back open  WBRZ

PRO/AH/EDR> Novel coronavirus (18): China (HU) animal reservoir

Coronavirus -- ChinaSince the SARS outbreak 18 years ago, a large number of severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronaviruses (SARSr-CoV) have been discovered in their natural reservoir host, bats. Previous studies indicated that some of those bat SARSr-CoVs have the potential to infect humans. Here we report the identification and characterization of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that caused an epidemic of acute respiratory syndrome in humans in Wuhan, China. The epidemic, started from 12 Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Kyasanur Forest disease – India (04): (KA) animal, ticks

Kyasanur Forest Disease -- IndiaViscera samples of dead monkeys, collected from Shantigrama in Koppa taluk in Chikkamagaluru district, have tested positive to Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD).The ticks from 10 different places in Koppa taluk, including Shantigramma, Heruru and Kunduru, were collected and sent to the laboratory. The presence of KFD virus was confirmed in the samples of infected ticks collected from Shantigrama.District Surveillance Officer Dr. Manjunath said that the ticks collected Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (04): Congo DR (NK,IT) cases, opinion

Ebola — DR Congo

PRO/AH/EDR> Novel coronavirus (17): China (HU), France, USA ex China, Viet Nam p2p trans.

Coronavirus -- ChinaAt 04:00 on [24 Jan 2020], 29 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) reported 444 new confirmed cases and 16 new deaths. Three new cases were cured and discharged. A total of 19 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) reported 1118 new suspected cases; 30 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) reported the epidemic situation, and Qinghai Province was newly added.As of 24:00 on [24 Jan 2020], the Health and Health Commission received a total of 1287 Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Hantavirus – Americas (02): Bolivia (CB)

Hantavirus -- BoliviaThe 1st case of [a] hantavirus [infection] was confirmed in our country [this year in 2020]. The affected individual is an adolescent who contracted the disease in the tropical area of Cochabamba [department].[Byline: Fernando Eid][El Dia has a video clip available on the above Twitter URL with additional information (in Spanish, trans. Mod.TY):The affected individual is a 15-year-old boy who was just released from the hospital ICU. He had a febrile disease. He had been in the Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (10): global, Pakistan (BA, SD)

Polio -- AfghanistanNew wild poliovirus isolates reported this week:AFP cases: 3Environment: 7Others: 0New cVDPV isolates reported this week:AFP cases: 21Environment: 6Others: 3Headlines- The GPEI Polio Partners Group convened the 8th annual technical workshop on [6 Dec 2019] where a global overview of the status of poliovirus detection was presented among other polio updates. The meeting presentations are now available at .Summary of new viruses this week (AFP cases and ES Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever – Africa (03): Uganda (BL, MY)

Yellow Fever -- UgandaMinister of Health, @JaneRuth_Aceng confirms the outbreak of Yellow Fever in Moyo District in West Nile region and Buliisa District in Hoima region in #Uganda.@WHOUganda country representative, @tegegny speaks about the Yellow fever vaccine. "The Yellow Fever vaccine is one of those vaccines where you need to be vaccinated only once," he says.@MinofHealthUG has also applied to @gavi and WHO for inclusion of the Yellow Fever vaccination into the routine immunisation schedule. Read more [...]

PRO/AH> Avian influenza (16): United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) poultry, NOT

Avian Influenza -- United KingdomInvestigations of the suspicious case in poultry in Northern Ireland excluded involvement with notifiable avian influenza (H5 and H7 subtypes) plus Newcastle disease.--Professor Ian H. Brown, MIBiol PhDHead of Virology DepartmentDirector of OIE/FAO International Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle DiseaseOIE Reference Laboratory for Swine InfluenzaAnimal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)Weybridge, UK[We are grateful to Professor Brown for the above Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (03): Saudi Arabia (AS,RI) RFI

MERS -- Saudi ArabiaIn the 15 days since the last update (MERS-CoV (02): Saudi Arabia (RI, MD), UAE (AZ), WHO http://promedmail.org/post/20200109.6878155) there have been 5 newly confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection reported from Saudi Arabia and 3 recoveries.Information on newly confirmed cases (5)[1]Date of confirmation report: 10 Jan 2020Case no.: 20-1984A 64-year-old male in Buraidah city Qaseem [Al Qasim] regionContact with camels: noCase classification: primaryHealthcare worker: Read more [...]

Investigation Reveals Owners Of Fire-Damaged Garden Shop Storing Hazardous Materials – KSRO

Investigation Reveals Owners Of Fire-Damaged Garden Shop Storing Hazardous Materials  KSRO

Northbound 405 Freeway reopens in Redondo Beach after hazmat spill – Los Angeles Times

Northbound 405 Freeway reopens in Redondo Beach after hazmat spill  Los Angeles Times

Evacuations after chemical released at Kern County plant – KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

Evacuations after chemical released at Kern County plant  KTXL FOX 40 SacramentoEvacuations Lifted After Chemical Leak at California Plant  U.S. News & World ReportEvacuations ordered after chemical is released at Kern County manufacturing plant  Los Angeles TimesKern County Fire Department lifts evacuations for Taft residents following chemical spill  KERO 23ABC NewsEvacuations Lifted After Chemical Spill Prompted Order for 6-Mile Radius Around Kern County Read more [...]

ANOTHER Chemical Release Reporting Obligation???? – Mondaq News Alerts

ANOTHER Chemical Release Reporting Obligation????  Mondaq News Alerts

OCFA Investigating Chemical Leak At Water Treatment Plant, 6 People Exposed – CBS Los Angeles

OCFA Investigating Chemical Leak At Water Treatment Plant, 6 People Exposed  CBS Los Angeles

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PRO/AH/EDR> Novel coronavirus (16): China (HU), Viet Nam, Singapore ex China, IHR committee WHO

Coronavirus -- ChinaAt 04:00 on [23 Jan 2020], 27 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) reported 259 new confirmed cases and 8 new deaths. 6 new cases were cured and discharged. 19 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) reported 680 new suspected cases. A total of 29 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) reported epidemics nationwide, and 4 provinces (autonomous regions) including Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Gansu and Xinjiang were added.As of 24:00 on [23 Jan 2020], Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Novel coronavirus (15): China (HU) wild animal sources

Coronavirus -- ChinaOn [31 Dec 2019], WHO was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology (unknown cause) detected in Wuhan City, Hubei province of China. A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the causative virus by Chinese authorities on [7 Jan 2020].Investigations are ongoing to evaluate the source of the outbreak, mode(s) of transmission, and the extent of infection. Available evidence on the 2019-nCoV virus and previous experience with other coronavirus (MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV) Read more [...]

PRO/PL> Bacterial wilt, tomato – Ghana: (UE)

Other Plant Disease -- GhanaAbout 30 hectares of tomato gardens in Bawku West district, Upper East, have been destroyed by the bacteria _Ralstonia solanacearum_. The disease was identified by the Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI). Farmers complained about the difficulty in accessing certified seed, forcing them to use the old varieties that were susceptible to diseases. [A] farmer [said], "For the past 15 years, I have never experienced such disease in this area; it destroyed my farm Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (01): Europe (Spain) dog, OIE

Rabies -- SpainInformation received on [and dated] 20 Jan 2020 from Dr Valentin Almansa, director general, Sanidad de la Produccion Agraria, Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentacion, Madrid, MalillaSummaryReport type: immediate notificationStart date: 12 Jan 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 17 Jan 2020Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 18 Oct 2017Manifestation of disease: clinical diseaseCausal agent: rabies virusSerotype: Read more [...]

405 Freeway Reopens After Hazardous Materials Spill – Redondo Beach, CA Patch

405 Freeway Reopens After Hazardous Materials Spill  Redondo Beach, CA Patch

405 Freeway Back Open in Redondo Beach After Hazardous Materials Investigation – NBC Southern California

405 Freeway Back Open in Redondo Beach After Hazardous Materials Investigation  NBC Southern CaliforniaNorthbound 405 Freeway reopens in Redondo Beach after hazmat spill  Los Angeles Times405 Fwy Reopens in South Bay After Package Containing Thioglycolid Acid Dropped in Lanes  KTLA Los AngelesHazmat spill prompts closure of 405 freeway in Redondo Beach  FOX 11 Los AngelesView full coverage on Google News Read more [...]

405 Freeway Closed in Redondo Beach for Hazardous Materials Investigation – NBC Southern California

405 Freeway Closed in Redondo Beach for Hazardous Materials Investigation  NBC Southern CaliforniaNorthbound 405 Freeway reopens in Redondo Beach after hazmat spill  Los Angeles TimesHazmat spill prompts closure of 405 freeway in Redondo Beach  FOX 11 Los Angeles405 Freeway shut down in Redondo Beach after truck carrying ‘corrosive liquid’ crashes  Long Beach PostView full coverage on Google News Read more [...]

Northbound 405 Freeway Reopens After Hazardous Materials Spill – Redondo Beach, CA Patch

Northbound 405 Freeway Reopens After Hazardous Materials Spill  Redondo Beach, CA Patch

Taft Area Evacuation Still In Effect After Chemical Leak At Taft Manufacturing Co. – Valley Public Radio

Taft Area Evacuation Still In Effect After Chemical Leak At Taft Manufacturing Co.  Valley Public RadioEvacuations Lifted After Chemical Leak at California Plant  U.S. News & World ReportChemical leak prompts evacuation notice in Taft  Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-RegisterChemical leak near Taft recommends evacuations within 6 miles of spill site  YourCentralValley.comUPDATE: Kern County Fire lifts evacuation, shelter in place recommendations Read more [...]

405 Freeway Shut Down Due To Hazardous Materials Spill – Redondo Beach, CA Patch

405 Freeway Shut Down Due To Hazardous Materials Spill  Redondo Beach, CA Patch

PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A – Costa Rica: (AL) restaurant

Hepatitis A -- Costa RicaAs many as 22 people suffered from hepatitis A infection in San Ramón de Alajuela, and consequently the Health authorities closed a pizzeria in the area.A source close to this media confirmed the existence of the cases which were detected since 13 Jan 2020. The cases were thought to be related to food consumption in that establishment 4 of patients were employees of the pizzeria.In statements to the media La Nación, Azalea Espinoza of the Directorate of Surveillance Read more [...]

405 Freeway Closed in Redondo Beach for Hazardous Materials Crash Investigation – NBC Southern California

405 Freeway Closed in Redondo Beach for Hazardous Materials Crash Investigation  NBC Southern California

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (15): Germany (BB) wild bird, HPAI H5N8, OIE

Avian Influenza H5N8 -- GermanyInformation received on [and dated] 21 Jan 2020 from Dr Dietrich Rassow, Director for Animal Health and Animal Welfare, Chief Veterinary Officer, Directorate of Animal Health and Animal Welfare, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Berlin, GermanySummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 16 Jan 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 19 Jan 2020Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 18 Oct Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Crimean-Congo hem. fever – Africa: Uganda (QI) RFI

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever -- UgandaOne confirmed case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, 4 others suspected, in Kagadi [western Uganda]A district Task Force has been formed to manage and coordinate the cases across the district @MinofHealthUG @robert_kwesiga @inakasiita1--Communicated by:ProMED-mail[Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) can cause serious disease in humans, with a case fatality rate of 10-40%. It can be responsible for severe outbreaks in humans, but it is not pathogenic for Read more [...]