PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus – Americas (14): USA (KY, OR) equine

West Nile Virus -- United StatesOn Friday [26 Aug 2016], 2 cases of West Nile virus (WNV) were confirmed by the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office. One is a 5-year-old racking horse mare in Barren County and the 2nd a 11-year-old Quarter Horse mare in Hardin County, according to an Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) notice.Initial onset for both horses was 22 Aug 2016. There is no history of WNV vaccination for either horse. Both horses are alive and improving.West Nile virus is regularly Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax – Pakistan: (TA) bovine, human susp.

Anthrax -- PakistanSeveral people have been affected by anthrax, which has also killed some animals in Mamond tehisl of Bajaur Agency [FATA], local people and officials of the political administration informed Dawn on Friday [26 Aug 2016].The officials said the disease had been reported in Niaga area, some 16 km from the agency headquarters, Khar. They said at least 6 people had been affected by the disease, while 6 cattle [died]. The local livestock department has confirmed an outbreak of anthrax Read more [...]

Explosion rocks Cantonment chemical plant, 1 missing – Pensacola News Journal

Pensacola News JournalExplosion rocks Cantonment chemical plant, 1 missingPensacola News JournalEscambia County officials have confirmed at least one person is missing following a Sunday explosion at the Airgas Facility at the Ascend Performance ...and more » Read more [...]

Rotterdam Junction remembers being in Irene's path – The Daily Gazette

The Daily GazetteRotterdam Junction remembers being in Irene's pathThe Daily GazetteThey remember the Volunteer Fire Department becoming the town's command center and Main Street becoming a river. They remember neighbors pulling together in the wake of the storm. They are all linked by their experiences during what was deemed a ...and more » Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Hepatitis E – Europe: zoonotic

Hepatitis E -- Worldwide/UnknownAlmost immediately after a man received a new heart, his body began to reject it. To save the 58-year-old retired plumber from northern Germany, doctors replaced his blood plasma with donated plasma lacking the antibodies that targeted the donor organ. It worked, but 3 years later, it's clear that he received something else in the bargain: the hepatitis E virus (HEV).It's a pathogen that most people get rid of easily without even getting sick. But the man was taking Read more [...]

Explosion rocks County chemical plant, one missing – Pensacola News Journal

Pensacola News JournalExplosion rocks County chemical plant, one missingPensacola News JournalCrews from Escambia County Fire and Rescue, Emergency Management, EMS, Sheriff's Office, the state fire marshal and the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene at about 12:15 p.m. to begin their investigation. Vehicles pulled into the grassy lot ...and more » Read more [...]

Explosion rocks Escambia County chemical plant – Pensacola News Journal

Pensacola News JournalExplosion rocks Escambia County chemical plantPensacola News JournalPlant staff state there is no active leak. Crews from Escambia County Fire Rescue, Emergency Management, EMS, Sheriff's Office, State Fire Marshall and the Florida Highway Patrol are responding." 2:30 p.m. update: Mustard-colored smoke continued to ...and more » Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Undiagnosed illness – India (04): (UP) fatal

Undiagnosed -- IndiaSarfabad village of Noida city in Uttar Pradesh is in the grip of a severe, mysterious fever, which has claimed 12 lives in the last fortnight. The age of the deceased ranges from 21 to 72 years. The doctors and the district authorities do not know what has led to the prevalence of this fever. A committee has been constituted to probe the reasons for the abrupt onset of the disease.The villagers are blaming contaminated water for the fever. A village health camp has also been Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Dengue/DHF update (27): Asia, Pacific

Dengue -- IndiaA 24-year-old college student RG died in Kolkata last week. According to news reports, doctors at a Salt Lake hospital found that RG had had a platelet transfusion at a nursing home where he had been previously admitted with dengue. The doctors found that the student suffered blood infection and acute lung injury that led to septic shock and multi-organ failure. They also said that his platelet count had not dropped enough to warrant the transfusion of 18 units of blood that he received Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Mumps – USA (16): (NY)

Mumps -- United StatesThe outbreak of mumps in Long Beach is growing, according to health officials. Newsday reported that there have been 18 more recorded cases since the beginning of the month [August 2016], bringing the total to 36. The infection hasn't spread off the Barrier Island yet, officials have said.Mumps mainly affects children. According to the Centers for Disease Control, mumps typically causes fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite and swollen and tender salivary Read more [...]

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PRO/AH/EDR> St. Louis encephalitis virus – USA: (NV)

St. Louis Encephalitis -- United StatesThe Southern Nevada Health District is reporting its 1st human case of St. Louis encephalitis in Clark County since 2007. The individual is male over the age of 50 who had the more serious neuroinvasive form of the illness. He was hospitalized and has been released. The Health District will not be providing additional details regarding this individual. Additional case counts will be updated on the Health District's website as they occur.Most people who are infected Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Lassa fever – West Africa (33): Nigeria (DE,AN)

Lassa Fever -- NigeriaThe respite is over. Lassa fever season is back, and it's brought Anambra and Delta [states] closer over the River Niger bridge.New cases popping up in Asaba [Delta state] have led to the death of a doctor and 2 others.The doctor was transferred from El Comfort Clinic in Asaba to Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital in Nnewi where he died hours later.Anambra has confirmed 3 deaths, but the number of cases suspected to be Lassa is uncertain. At least 28 people -- 18 in Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Syphilis – USA (08): (NM) ocular

Syphilis -- United StatesSyphilis is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease that can be cured with penicillin. After the introduction of penicillin in the United States in the 1940s, a downward trend in the number of reported U.S. cases of syphilis occurred during most of the rest of the 20th century, except for an outbreak in the early 1990s.However, since 2002 there has been a resurgence of syphilis in the United States. Much of this increase is attributable to men having sex with men, Read more [...]

Ruptured Railcar Inside Axiall Plant in New Martinsville Spews Noxious Chlorine Gas Cloud – Wheeling Intelligencer

Wheeling IntelligencerRuptured Railcar Inside Axiall Plant in New Martinsville Spews Noxious Chlorine Gas CloudWheeling IntelligencerAccording to a statement released by Axiall officials, a rail tanker car loaded with liquid chlorine developed a leak inside the company's facility. The leak was stopped before 2 p.m., according to the company. The hospitalized workers included one ...Gas leak contained, W.Va. 2 reopens | News, Sports, Jobs - The ...Martins Ferry Times LeaderChemical Spill Brings Out Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Lumpy skin disease – Europe (22): bovine, updated situation

Lumpy Skin Disease -- Worldwide/UnknownSince the beginning of the year, the situation as of 23 Aug 2016 is as follows:Albania: 7 outbreaks, sporadic vaccination. Bulgaria: 216 outbreaks, vaccination completed in July 2016.Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: 100 outbreaks, ongoing vaccination.Kosovo: 12 outbreaks, sporadic vaccination. Montenegro: 62 outbreaks, sporadic vaccination. Serbia: 218 outbreaks, entire country vaccination.Turkey: 78 outbreaks, vaccination restricted to areas where the Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Lumpy skin disease – Europe (22): bovine, updated situation

Lumpy Skin Disease -- Worldwide/UnknownSince the beginning of the year, the situation as of 23 Aug 2016 is as follows:Albania: 7 outbreaks, sporadic vaccination. Bulgaria: 216 outbreaks, vaccination completed in July 2016.Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: 100 outbreaks, ongoing vaccination.Kosovo: 12 outbreaks, sporadic vaccination. Montenegro: 62 outbreaks, sporadic vaccination. Serbia: 218 outbreaks, entire country vaccination.Turkey: 78 outbreaks, vaccination restricted to areas where the Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus – Americas (13): USA, equine

West Nile Virus -- United StatesA horse in Uintah County has West Nile virus, officials at the State Veterinarian's office said Wednesday [24 Aug 2016].The horse was reportedly a 4-year-old unvaccinated Quarter Horse gelding. Due to the severe nature of the virus, the horse was euthanized.Equine West Nile virus reports have increased in recent days. Health officials say horse owners should take precautions."Protective steps would include a good vaccination protocol, mosquito control, and clean-up Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus – Americas (13): USA, equine

West Nile Virus -- United StatesA horse in Uintah County has West Nile virus, officials at the State Veterinarian's office said Wednesday [24 Aug 2016].The horse was reportedly a 4-year-old unvaccinated Quarter Horse gelding. Due to the severe nature of the virus, the horse was euthanized.Equine West Nile virus reports have increased in recent days. Health officials say horse owners should take precautions."Protective steps would include a good vaccination protocol, mosquito control, and clean-up Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever – Africa (95): Congo DR, Angola

Yellow Fever -- DR CongoA vaccination campaign against yellow fever in [Democratic Republic of] Congo's capital Kinshasa is almost complete, but the gains may be reversed by the looming rainy season and the spread of the disease to areas where people have not yet been vaccinated, the World Health Organization said on Friday [26 Aug 2016].Although the campaign wrapped up on Friday, the WHO's spokesman in the DRC, Eugene Kabambi said health workers will continue over the coming days to seek out individuals Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever – Africa (95): Congo DR, Angola

Yellow Fever -- DR CongoA vaccination campaign against yellow fever in [Democratic Republic of] Congo's capital Kinshasa is almost complete, but the gains may be reversed by the looming rainy season and the spread of the disease to areas where people have not yet been vaccinated, the World Health Organization said on Friday [26 Aug 2016].Although the campaign wrapped up on Friday, the WHO's spokesman in the DRC, Eugene Kabambi said health workers will continue over the coming days to seek out individuals Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed deaths, canine – USA: (NJ), RFI

Undiagnosed -- United StatesThe Cumberland County [New Jersey] Health Department is asking for the public's help in collecting data on reports of what it calls "sudden and unusual illness" among dogs in the county."Our priority at the health department is the health and safety of our residents and that includes our pets. We want to ensure we look further into any unusual illness occurring in our community as early detection is extremely important in stopping potential diseases from spreading," said Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed deaths, canine – USA: (NJ), RFI

Undiagnosed -- United StatesThe Cumberland County [New Jersey] Health Department is asking for the public's help in collecting data on reports of what it calls "sudden and unusual illness" among dogs in the county."Our priority at the health department is the health and safety of our residents and that includes our pets. We want to ensure we look further into any unusual illness occurring in our community as early detection is extremely important in stopping potential diseases from spreading," said Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Strangles, equine – UK (03): (Scotland)

Strangles -- United KingdomHorse owners in the north have gone into lock-down in a bid to prevent the spread of a highly contagious equine disease.An outbreak of strangles has been reported at controversial pony trekking firm Highlands Unbridled, which moved its headquarters from Sutherland to Ross-shire [Scotland] last year [2015].A neighbouring yard has also reported that a number of its horses are thought to have caught the infection.Two north horse shows have now been postponed and Lairg Crofters' Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Monkeypox, chimpanzee – Cameroon: (CE) emerging, OIE

Monkeypox -- CameroonInformation received on [and dated] 25 Aug 2016 from Dr Gaston Djonwe, directeur des services veterinaires, Services Veterinaires, Ministere de l'Elevage, des Peches & des Industries Animales, Yaounde, CameroonSummaryReport type: immediate notification Date of start of the event: 15 Aug 2016Date of confirmation of the event: 17 Aug 2016Reason for notification: emerging diseaseMorbidity: 0.33 per centMortality: 0.33 per centZoonotic impact: Monkeypox virusCausal agent: Read more [...]

Axiall Chlorine Leak Under Control – Wheeling Intelligencer

Wheeling IntelligencerAxiall Chlorine Leak Under ControlWheeling IntelligencerNEW MARTINSVILLE — A chlorine leak this morning at the Axiall plant in southern Marshall County is now under control, emergency officials said. “Axiall and the (West Virginia ... They since have been released, according to Axiall officials. Others ...and more » Read more [...]

Gas leak contained, W.Va. 2 reopens | News, Sports, Jobs – The … – Martins Ferry Times Leader

Gas leak contained, W.Va. 2 reopens | News, Sports, Jobs - The ...Martins Ferry Times LeaderNEW MARTINSVILLE — A chlorine leak this morning at the Axiall plant in southern Marshall County is now under control, emergency officials said. “Axiall and ...and more » Read more [...]

Gas leak contained, W.Va. 2 reopens – Martins Ferry Times Leader

Gas leak contained, W.Va. 2 reopensMartins Ferry Times LeaderThe leak was first reported around 8:45 a.m. today, when Marshall County 911 said a chemical cloud from the plant was heading south. Axiall issued a press release that said a rail tanker car loaded with liquid chlorine developed a leak inside the ...and more » Read more [...]

Gas leak contained, roads still closed | News, Sports, Jobs – The … – Martins Ferry Times Leader

Gas leak contained, roads still closed | News, Sports, Jobs - The ...Martins Ferry Times LeaderNEW MARTINSVILLE — A chlorine leak this morning at the Axiall plant in southern Marshall County is now under control, emergency officials said. The leak was ...and more » Read more [...]

Gas leak contained, roads still closed – Martins Ferry Times Leader

Gas leak contained, roads still closedMartins Ferry Times LeaderMarshall Emergency Management Agency said multiple first responders including Wetzel County fire departments are on scene. After the chemical leak was reported, Sistersville Mayor Bill Rice and the cityás Water Plant Operator Craig Surface contacted ...and more » Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed mortality, caprine – India: (OR) PPR vaccine associated, RFI

Undiagnosed -- IndiaMore than 130 goats died in a month in Kuradposhi village under Reamal block in the district [Debagarh district, Odisha state]. The goats died allegedly after being injected with vaccine to prevent peste des petits ruminants (PPR) disease by the district veterinary department. The PPR disease is an acute viral disease of goats and sheep characterised by fever, stomatitis, gastro-enteritis and pneumonia. With several villagers in goat and sheep rearing, the veterinary officials Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> E. coli EHEC – USA (29): (MI) unpasteurized milk

E. coli -- United StatesTwo metro Detroit children have been infected with _E. coli_, authorities said Friday, 26 Aug 2016. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services [MDHHS] says the transmission was from ingestion of unpasteurized milk. The separate cases have been reported in Oakland and Wayne counties. Officials are now reminding residents of the potential risks associated with consuming raw milk.Symptoms include stomach cramps and vomiting. Most people get better within one week, but Read more [...]

Chemical leak forces evacuations in Northern Panhandle – Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)Chemical leak forces evacuations in Northern PanhandleCharleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)A chemical leak at the Axiall Corp. plant has prompted emergency officials to evacuate some nearby residents and shut down the road near the plant. At least six people were being treated and several communities evacuated this afternoon following a ...Axiall releases statement after chlorine leakState JournalAxiall Chlorine Leak Under Control; Evacuation Remains in Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (25): Asia (South Korea)

Cholera -- South KoreaHealth authorities in South Korea on Thursday (24 Aug 2016) confirmed the 2nd case of cholera in the country. A 73-year-old woman has been found contaminated with the water-borne disease, according to reports.The South Gyeongsang Provincial Government said that the woman -- a resident of the southern coast of the country -- got the infection after eating seafood at a local restaurant.[Byline: Divya Kishore]--Communicated by:ProMED-mail from HealthMap Alerts[The name of the Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Tularemia – USA (11): (CO) ulceroglandular

Tularemia -- United StatesA Boulder resident is suspected of being the 1st to contract tularemia in 2016, prompting warnings from health officials. Boulder County Public Health officials investigated last week the 1st case in Boulder County of tularemia, saying a 65-year-old is suspected of contracting the disease after showing symptoms of a fever, swollen lymph nodes and a skin lesion.The man reportedly mowed his lawn and worked with a woodpile before showing symptoms. Officials released a warning Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Toxic algae – USA (08): (NC) fish

Algae -- United StatesThe North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality says the blooms are now showing up in several places in Beaufort County, including the Pamlico, Swan Point, Pantego Creek, Bath Creek, Back Creek, Goose Creek, Duck Creek, Yeats Creek, Runyon Creek, Chocowinity Bay, Broad Creek, Moores Beach, and Washington Park. Algae blooms have also been observed at the headwaters of Bay River and Trent Creek in Pamlico County.The state says blue-green algae has been spotted, which can Read more [...]

What's happening in Central Jersey: Aug. 28 and later – MyCentralJersey.com

MyCentralJersey.comWhat's happening in Central Jersey: Aug. 28 and laterMyCentralJersey.comPolice and authorities are set up outside of borough school board president Phillip C. Heiney's house on Madison Avenue in Dunellen Tuesday after his arrest on charges of child pornography. STAFF VIDEO BY NICK MUSCAVAGE. Read more [...]

Axiall Chlorine Leak Under Control; Evacuation Remains in Place in Marshall, Wetzel – Wheeling Intelligencer

Axiall Chlorine Leak Under Control; Evacuation Remains in Place in Marshall, WetzelWheeling IntelligencerMarshall Emergency Management Agency said multiple first responders including Wetzel County fire departments are on scene. After the chemical leak was reported, Sistersville Mayor Bill Rice and the city's Water Plant Operator Craig Surface contacted ...and more » Read more [...]

Gas leak closes roads – Wheeling Intelligencer

Gas leak closes roadsWheeling Intelligencer... as a precaution in Monroe County. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, evacuation in that area is voluntary. Marshall Emergency Management Agency said multiple first responders including Wetzel County fire departments are on scene.and more » Read more [...]

F-16 chemical leak sends 6 airmen to hospital – AirforceTimes – AirForceTimes.com

AirForceTimes.comF-16 chemical leak sends 6 airmen to hospital - AirforceTimesAirForceTimes.comThe Press of Atlantic City reports the accident happened around 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Egg Harbor Township while the airmen worked on an F-16's emergency power unit. The unit provides electrical and hydraulic power to the plane if the engines shut down.Chemical leak at 177th Fighter Wing sends six airmen to hospitalPress of Atlantic CityChemical leak in fighter plane sends 6 airmen to hospitalClay Center Read more [...]