Officials to test for hazardous material in Harrisburg – WHP Harrisburg

Officials to test for hazardous material in Harrisburg  WHP Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, PA — There are new efforts to redevelop abandoned industrial or commercial properties in Harrisburg. A new Environmental Protection Agency …

PRO/AH/EDR> Pasteurella multocida – USA: (PA) novel modes of zoonotic transmission

Pasteurellosis -- United StatesKannangara DW, et al. 79 cases of pet associated _Pasteurella multocida_ infections in a 30-month period with reports of novel modes of non-bite transmission and their significance; Presented at: ASM Microbe; 20-24 Jun 2019; San Francisco.--Communicated by:ProMED-mail from HealthMap Alerts[_Pasteurella multocida_, a Gram-negative coccobacillus that resembles _Haemophilus influenzae_, is a commensal in the oral cavity and upper respiratory tract of many livestock, poultry, Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Nipah virus – India (07): (KL) bats

Nipah/Hendra Virus -- IndiaIn a follow-up on the human Nipah virus case in Ernakulum district of Kerala state, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan told the Lower House of Parliament that out of 36 _Pteropus_ species bats tested for Nipah, 12 (33%) were found to be positive for anti-Nipah bat IgG antibodies, according to a Mathrubhumi report.Only one case of Nipah virus has been reported so far this year [2019] from Ernakulum district of Kerala and the patient has been discharged. The case was reported Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever – Asia (51): China (QH) domestic, spread, OIE

African Swine Fever -- ChinaInformation received on [and dated] 25 Jun 2019 from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, director general, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep of)SummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 22 Jun 2019Date of confirmation of the event: 23 Jun 2019Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 23 Jan 2019Manifestation of disease: clinical diseaseCausal Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (59): Congo DR (NK,IT) case update, summaries, WHO, vaccine

Ebola -- DR Congo- Two response teams were attacked this Mon 24 Jun 2019 in Beni [North Kivu]. One is a vaccination team that was attacked in the Tamende health area and the other, a psychosocial support team in the Madrandelle health area, while they were both in full activity. These teams were attacked by young people, including bikers following the death of their friend, a young boy who died on Mon 24 Jun 2019 at an ETC. This young person has a twin brother, who is also a confirmed Ebola case Read more [...]

Hazardous Materials Incident In Snook – WTAW

Hazardous Materials Incident In Snook  WTAW

Multiple agencies from two counties were in Snook mid day Tuesday addressing a hazardous materials incident. An unidentified substance was found in a …

PRO/AH/EDR> European foulbrood, apis – Europe: Romania (IL) OIE

Other Animal Disease -- RomaniaInformation received on [and dated] 24 Jun 2019 from Dr Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, RomaniaSummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 3 Jun 2019Date of confirmation of the event: 14 Jun 2019Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: January Read more [...]

DuPont Safety Lapses Caused Fatal Chemical Release, Board Says – Bloomberg Environment

DuPont Safety Lapses Caused Fatal Chemical Release, Board Says  Bloomberg Environment

A chemical release that killed four workers nearly five years ago at a now-shuttered DuPont chemical plant in Texas stemmed from flawed engineering design …

PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax – Myanmar: (SA) cattle, OIE

Anthrax -- MyanmarInformation received on 24 Jun 2019 from Dr. Ye Tun Win, Chief Veterinary Officer Director General, Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Nay Pyi Taw, MyanmarSummaryReport type: immediate notification (final report)Date of start of the event: 9 Apr 2018Date of confirmation of the event: 15 May 2018Report date: 24 Jun 2019Date submitted to OIE: 24 Jun 2019Date event resolved: 28 Sep 2018Reason for notification: recurrence of a Read more [...]

CSB Issues Report on Chemical Release at DuPont Plant – Powder Bulk Solids

CSB Issues Report on Chemical Release at DuPont Plant  Powder Bulk Solids

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issued its final investigation report on a release of methyl mercaptan at DuPont’s LaPorte, TX plant in 2014 that left four …

Fire at chemical plant in southern Spain causes huge cloud of smoke – Reuters

Fire at chemical plant in southern Spain causes huge cloud of smoke  Reuters

A giant cloud of smoke rose over the town of San Roque near Gibraltar in southern Spain on Tuesday following a fire at a chemical factory in a nearby industrial …

Fire at chemical plant in southern Spain causes huge cloud of smoke – Reuters Africa

Fire at chemical plant in southern Spain causes huge cloud of smoke  Reuters Africa

A giant cloud of smoke rose over the town of San Roque near Gibraltar in southern Spain on Tuesday following a fire at a chemical factory in a nearby industrial …

Fire at chemical plant in southern Spain causes huge cloud of smoke – Yahoo News

Fire at chemical plant in southern Spain causes huge cloud of smoke  Yahoo News

A giant cloud of smoke rose over the town of San Roque near Gibraltar in southern Spain on Tuesday following a fire at a chemical factory in a nearby industrial …

Fire at Campo chemical plant – Gibraltar Chronicle

Fire at Campo chemical plant  Gibraltar Chronicle

Emergency services in the Campo de Gibraltar are responding to a fire in a petrochemical plant which has sent a thick plume of smoke over the Bay of Gibraltar.

Timeline of events surrounding 3M’s admission of illegal chemical release into Tennessee River – WHNT News 19

Timeline of events surrounding 3M’s admission of illegal chemical release into Tennessee River  WHNT News 19

DECATUR, Ala. – A series of interesting events happened before and after 3M disclosed it failed to obey federal law by releasing certain manufacturing …

PRO/AH/EDR> Small hive beetle infestation (Aethina tumida) apis – Italy: (SC) OIE

Other Animal Disease -- ItalyInformation received on [and dated] 21 Jun 2019 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministry of Health, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, ItalySummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 18 Jun 2019Date of confirmation of the event: 20 Jun 2019Reason for notification: reoccurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: December 2014Manifestation of disease: Read more [...]

DG Digest: USPS testing use of smaller Limited and Excepted Quantity labels

The end of June finds the nation’s schoolchildren mostly finishing their tenures for the year; that means a lot more potential danger on the roads for drivers and equipment operators. If your company operates on the roads, make sure your employees are aware of the increased risk. Here’s the period’s regulatory news: FMCSA The agency published... Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Malaria, diphtheria – Venezuela: (MI) illegal gold mine

Malaria -- VenezuelaCriminals are not immune to the effects of Venezuela's current economic, political, and social crisis.Many criminals, primarily pranes and leaders of megabandas, have been forced to abandon their former strongholds and change the pattern of their criminal activities, according to investigations conducted by InSight Crime.Criminals are trading robbery, petty theft, and kidnappings for drug trafficking and illegal mining. Additionally, they are migrating to states where these illicit Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Equine infectious anemia – Canada (04): (BC) horses

Equine Infectious Anemia -- CanadaA rare and dangerous disease has been identified in a horse located in the Squamish-l District.The horse has been diagnosed with equine infectious anemia (EIA), a potentially fatal disease affecting horses and other members of the equine family, such as donkeys and mules.According to the U.S.-based Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC), the diagnosis was made on 29 May 2019, and no clinical signs were present at the time of the testing.The EDCC reported that Read more [...]

Torrington man exposed to ‘tear gas-like agent’ after hazardous material spill – Hartford Courant

Torrington man exposed to ‘tear gas-like agent’ after hazardous material spill  Hartford Courant

A Torrington man was treated for exposure to a “tear gas-like agent” after calling in a hazardous material spill Monday afternoon.

Thatcher Company’s chemical leak is latest in series of incidents involving facility – KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

Thatcher Company’s chemical leak is latest in series of incidents involving facility  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — Thatcher Company’s sulfur dioxide leak Wednesday morning, which affected at least 56 people, is just the latest in a series of incidents …

Abingdon poisoning: Area evacuated after chemical leak sends man falling from ladder – Express

Abingdon poisoning: Area evacuated after chemical leak sends man falling from ladder  Express

Officers from Thames Valley Police have cordoned off the building in the town’s centre and evacuated it after a suspected chemical leak. The man has been …

PRO/AH/EDR> Methanol poisoning – Malaysia: counterfeit alcohol

Poisoning -- MalaysiaThe Malaysia Ministry of Health is reporting a methanol poisoning cluster believed linked to counterfeit alcohol.For the period of 11-21 Jun 2019, 3 methanol poisoning clusters were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Center (CPRC). The incidents involved 19 cases from the following states: Penang (8), Johor (6) and Negeri Sembilan (5). The cause of the methanol poisoning was believed to be due to the counterfeit liquor branded by Myanmar Whiskey, Miludeer Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Vesicular stomatitis – USA: (TX) horses

Vesicular Stomatitis -- United StatesVesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) was confirmed in horses on a Kinney County premises on [21 Jun 2019]. The National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) confirmed the virus as the Indiana serotype. The horses were tested after the owner observed lesions on the horses' muzzles and contacted a veterinary practitioner. TAHC has quarantined the premises, and there is no known exposure to other horses. The quarantine period for premises with suspect or confirmed Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed deaths, cattle – Turkmenistan: (AL) RFI

Undiagnosed -- TurkmenistanIn several villages of the Akhal velayat, cattle are massively falling ill and dying. This is reported by Azatlyk correspondents in the region."Only in one village about 100 cows died. The corpses of dead animals are thrown into the field on the outskirts of the village. They are later eaten by hyenas, the Azatlyk correspondent reported on [18 Jun 2019]."The epidemic is located in the west, 150 km [approx 93 mi] from Ashgabat. The editorial staff of Azatlyk refrains from Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A – USA (24): CDC

Hepatitis A -- United StatesState / Case total / Hospitalizations (%) / Deaths / Outbreak start date / Data current through / New weekly casesTotal 20 512 / 11 776 (57%) / 194 / New cases = 379, new deaths = 3 States with an ongoing outbreak ----------------------------------Alabama / 84 / NR (NR) / NR / 1 Sep 2018 / 19 Jun 2019 / 7 Arizona / 396 / 309 (78%) / 2 / 1 Nov 2018 / 20 Jun 2019 / 22 Arkansas / 343 / NR (NR) / NR / 7 Feb 2018 / 7 Jun 2019 / -- Colorado / 74 / 47 (64%) / 0 / 1 Oct 2018 Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Beak & feather disease – Australia: vaccine

Other Animal Disease -- AustraliaResearchers at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in southern New South Wales said they have developed the 1st vaccine for psittacine circoviral disease (PCD) and are ready to submit their work to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) for approval.Professor Shane Raidal is a veterinary pathologist at CSU and has been working to develop the vaccine for more than a decade."[Australia is] the land of the parrots and critically endangered species, Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Leishmaniasis – Syria (03): (HA) refugee camp, WHO

Leishmaniasis, Diarrhea -- Syria- Over the past 2 weeks, a total of 633 people have left the camp. This number includes 107 people who returned to their homes in north-east Syria. There were no new arrivals during the reporting period.- 9 medical points are reporting regularly to the disease Early Warning And Response System (EWARS). Leishmaniasis, acute diarrhoea, bloody diarrhoea, and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) remain the most commonly reported diseases.- 38 new cases of leishmaniasis were Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Rabbit hemorrhagic disease – Canada (02): (BC) pet rabbit deaths

Other Animal Disease — Canada

Fatal crash, hazmat cleanup shuts down eastbound M-14 from I-94 to Barton Drive – MLive.com

Fatal crash, hazmat cleanup shuts down eastbound M-14 from I-94 to Barton Drive  MLive.com

A fatal crash involving a rolled semitruck shut down eastbound M-14 Monday morning from its entrance ramp on eastbound I-94 to the Barton Drive entrance …

Philadelphia refinery fire puts focus on toxic chemical – Duluth News Tribune

Philadelphia refinery fire puts focus on toxic chemical  Duluth News TribuneLast Fire Extinguished at South Philly Refinery, Air Quality Testing Continues  NBC 10 PhiladelphiaUnit at Philadelphia refinery completely destroyed in fire: sources  ReutersFeds to investigate Philly refinery explosion | News  witf.orgView full coverage on Google News Read more [...]

Neighbors are demanding answers following South Philly refinery explosion – KYW Newsradio 1060

Neighbors are demanding answers following South Philly refinery explosion  KYW Newsradio 1060Refinery fire still burning: Philly ‘narrowly dodged a catastrophe’  The Philadelphia InquirerMassive Fire, Explosions at South Philadelphia Refinery Contained, But Not Yet Extinguished  NBC 10 PhiladelphiaMassive Philadelphia refinery fire threatens facility’s future  scmp.comMassive Philadelphia refinery fire threatens facility's future  Yahoo Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Japanese encephalitis & other – India (08): (UP)

Japanese Encephalitis -- IndiaOver the past month, 16 children have died, half while under treatment at Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College for encephalitis, a type of brain disease that chief minister Yogi Adityanath recently claimed had almost been wiped out from his political fief.A report sent to the health directorate in Lucknow said the patients who died were suffering either from Japanese encephalitis (JE) or acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), an affliction that has already killed Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Japanese encephalitis & other – India (07): (BR)

Japanese Encephalitis -- India[The following report includes a video and a brief text. - Mod.TY]Encephalitis in Bihar [state] has killed more than 142 children. Muztaffurpur has born the maximum brunt of this deadly disease, accounting for 117 deaths so far.According to data released by the [Bihar Health] Department, the total number of affected people due to encephalitis in the state is more than 600.Victims of this disease mostly come from a downtrodden socioeconomic background.--Communicated Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Vibrio parahaemolyticus – New Zealand: mussels

Vibrio parahaemolyticus -- New ZealandSeafood lovers have been warned to be careful with raw mussels after an outbreak of foodborne illness.New Zealand Food Safety announced on Fri 21 Jun 2019 that it has seen an uptick in the number of people contracting food poisoning from _Vibrio parahaemolyticus_.Most of the people who got sick ate commercial grown mussels harvested in Coromandel. Symptoms are stomach cramps, watery diarrhea and sometimes nausea, vomiting and fever. There are concerns the strain Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> E. coli EHEC – USA (11): (MO)

E. coli -- United StatesAccording to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5 people have become ill with _E. coli_ after visiting Grant's Farm since late May 2019, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Fri 21 Jun 2019. The DHSS, along with the state and federal departments of agriculture and St. Louis area health agencies, are investigating what specifically led to the Shiga toxin-producing _E. coli_, or enterohemorrhagic _E. coli_ EHEC.Shiga toxin is harmful to humans. Symptoms can begin Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Equine infectious anemia – USA (05): (TX, KS) horse

Equine Infectious Anemia -- United StatesOn [Mon 17 Jun 2019], the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported that 2 Texas horses have tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA). A Quarter Horse from Kaufman County tested positive on 9 May [2019], and a Quarter Horse from Webb County tested positive on 3 Jun [2019], the EDCC said.In both cases, Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials have placed each horse's home facility under quarantine."The premises (will) remain under Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax – USA (03): (TX) antelope

Anthrax -- United StatesThe 1st anthrax case of the year [2019] was confirmed in one captive antelope on a premises in Uvalde County on [Wed 19 Jun 2019]. "The premises is located within the triangular area of Texas where anthrax is historically found in the soil," said Dr. Susan Rollo, state epidemiologist. "There is an effective anthrax vaccine available for use in susceptible livestock in high-risk areas. We encourage you to consult with your local veterinary practitioner."The premises has been Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Lumpy skin disease – Israel (02): (HZ) cattle, spread, control, OIE

Lumpy Skin Disease -- IsraelLumpy skin disease, IsraelInformation received on [and dated] 18 Jun 2019 from Dr Tamir Goshen, acting director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, IsraelSummaryReport type: follow-up report no. 1Date of start of the event: 30 May 2019Date of confirmation of the event: 3 Jun 2019Report date: 18 Jun 2019Date submitted to OIE: 18 Jun 2019Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous Read more [...]

'It looked like Armageddon': Refinery fire puts focus on toxic chemical – The Philadelphia Inquirer

'It looked like Armageddon': Refinery fire puts focus on toxic chemical  The Philadelphia Inquirer'Damn, This Is Bad': Fire Continues to Burn After South Philly Refinery Blast  NBC 10 PhiladelphiaSouth Philly refinery fire: What we know (and what we don't)  Billy PennMassive Philadelphia refinery fire threatens facility's future  Yahoo NewsRefinery fire still burning: Philly 'narrowly dodged a catastrophe'  Herald-Mail MediaView full coverage on Google Read more [...]