PRO/EDR> Rocky Mountain spotted fever – USA (02): (KY)

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever -- United StatesRocky Mountain spotted fever is hitting Grayson County hard. A total of 26 cases were reported to the Grayson County Health Department in just 11 days. The tick-borne illness causes a painful rash and flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, headache, nausea, abdominal pain, body aches, and lack of appetite.Grayson County has been the leading county in Kentucky for reported cases since 2016, but doctors said they're seeing more cases in 2019 than ever Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever – Europe (28): situation assessment

African Swine Fever -- Worldwide/UnknownSituation assessment:Eastern Europe is continuing to report outbreaks of ASF [African swine fever] in domestic pigs, although this appears to be restricted to the southeast countries in the region, namely Ukraine and Romania, with a small number of outbreaks reported in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, and Russia. However, while control efforts may be reducing incidence in domestic pigs (with the exception of Romania and Bulgaria), the wild boar population Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (69): Congo DR (NK,IT): cases, WHO

Ebola -- DR Congo- The minister of health, Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga spent the day of Fri 19 Jul 2019 in Beni where he visited the various field teams and the transit center whose capacity will be increased in the coming days.- Following the resurgence of patients in Beni, Dr Oly Ilunga said that one of the key lessons learned in this 10th epidemic is to rely on the health system. "If we really want to solve this epidemic and have a lasting impact, we need to strengthen the health system by working with Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Japanese encephalitis & other – India (19): (AS)

Japanese Encephalitis -- IndiaThe death toll from Japanese encephalitis (JE) in Assam reached 101 on Friday [19 Jul 2019] even as the state continues to battle flood fury caused by the monsoon rain. State health department officials said special measures are being taken in flood-affected areas to prevent the spread of the disease.On Friday [19 Jul 2019], the daily report from the National Health Mission (NHM) Assam noted 4 more JE deaths. It showed a total of 1569 cases of acute encephalitis syndrome Read more [...]

PRO/AH> Equine influenza – UK (12): horse, EIV H3N8 FC1, spread, clarification

Equine Influenza -- United KingdomWe reiterate our major concerns regarding future scheduled events that do not require vaccination for attendance and as such our recommendations follow:1. Ensure all horses attending events are vaccinated. We would strongly advise events accept only horses that have had a booster within the past 6 months (rather than annual) and also enforcing the minimum 5-day rule post-vaccination (interval between last vaccine dose and competition entry to have some benefit from Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Measles update (50)

Measles -- United StatesThe Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has confirmed a single case of measles in an unvaccinated teenager from the Kenai Peninsula who recently traveled out of state to Arizona via Seattle, Washington. This makes Alaska the 29th state to have a confirmed case of measles in 2019. The DHSS Public Health Laboratory in Fairbanks confirmed the diagnosis today [17 Jul 2019].Some people may have been exposed to measles through this confirmed case. A list of possible Read more [...]

PRO/PL> Blueberry rust – Brazil: 1st rep (RS)

Other Plant Disease -- BrazilIn January and February 2017, symptoms of leaf rust were observed in a commercial blueberry (_Vaccinium corymbosum_) field, in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The disease started as small reddish-brown leaf spots with yellowish pustules. As the disease progressed, the leaf spots enlarged, becoming vein delimited with a reddish-purple halo. At later stages, lesions coalesced, spreading all over the plant, causing severe early defoliation of the plants (especially on cvs Jewel Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Scrapie – Canada (02): (AB) sheep

Scrapie -- CanadaTwo sheep flocks in central Alberta have been quarantined by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for scrapie, a fatal disease affecting the central nervous system of both sheep and goats and is related to mad cow disease. The 2 flocks were quarantined due to scrapie being found in one sheep.The CFIA said in mid-June [2019] it confirmed a sheep had scrapie, and implemented disease-control measures at that farm. It found the diseased sheep had lived on multiple premises, which Read more [...]

2 injured after chemical fire at New Jersey factory – NBC News

2 injured after chemical fire at New Jersey factory  NBC News

Police had issued a shelter-in-place order Thursday as they investigated a chemical fire at a factory in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It has since been lifted.

Letter: Oakland’s free household hazardous waste, mattress drop off – The Mercury News

Letter: Oakland’s free household hazardous waste, mattress drop off  The Mercury News

Take old medicines, e-waste, paint and other hazardous waste to the Oakland Coliseum at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on July 21.

Glendale FD: Chemical leak contained at sulfuric acid pumping station – FOX 10 News Phoenix

Glendale FD: Chemical leak contained at sulfuric acid pumping station  FOX 10 News Phoenix

Firefighters were called to a hazardous materials situation near 71st Avenue and Rose Garden Lane on Friday morning.

PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (60): global WPV1, cVDPV2, cVDPV1

Polio -- PakistanNew wild polioviruses reported this week:AFP cases: 5Environment: 4New cVDPVs reported this week:AFP cases: 14Environment: 3Headlines- In Central African Republic, a series of previously detected/reported VDPV2s have now been officially classified as "circulating". Since initial detection of the viruses in May [2019], the country had already operationally considered these viruses to represent an outbreak and implemented emergency outbreak response and declared the event to be Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus (18): Europe (Hungary) Usutu, ECDC

West Nile Virus -- HungaryBackground: During the 2018 West Nile virus (WNV) transmission season, similarly to other endemic areas in Europe, a large number of human WNV infections were reported in Hungary.Aims: We summarise the epidemiological and laboratory findings of the 2018 transmission season and expand experiences in flavivirus differential diagnostics.Methods: Every patient with clinical suspicion of acute WNV infection was in parallel tested for WNV, tickborne encephalitis virus and Usutu Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis – Russia: (Moscow) vending machine

Salmonella -- RussiaThe number of people made ill by food sold in vending machines located in Moscow office buildings belonging to the Healthy Food company has risen to 65, with 17 people remaining in hospitals, the press service of the Moscow department of the Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare informed TASS."Currently, there are 65 recorded cases of food poisoning [earlier reports have documented salmonellosis as the cause. - Mod.LL]. The number is increasing due Read more [...]

Ottawa firefighters, HAZMAT team resolve chemical release at business – MyWebTimes.com

Ottawa firefighters, HAZMAT team resolve chemical release at business  MyWebTimes.com

No one was injured following a chemical release at an Ottawa business Thursday.

PRO/AH/EDR> Crimean-Congo hem. fever – Asia (08): Iran

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever -- IranThe Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus has been the cause of 100-plus human infections in Iran annually since it was first reported about a decade ago. This calendar year in Iran ([Iranian calendar] which begins in March), the Ministry of Health has reported 54 CCHF cases, including 5 deaths, The Tehran Times reports.Behzad Amiri, head of zoonotic diseases department at the Ministry of Health noted the disease incidence is especially high over warm Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Influenza (20): Asia, Africa, Australia, vaccine, WHO

Influenza H1N1, Influenza H3N2, Influenza -- MyanmarAt least 21 people have died in Myanmar due to swine flu [influenza A(H1N1)] in the past 2 weeks, according to a health ministry official on Tue [2 Jul 2019]. "Over the past few weeks, 21 including 4 children have died of seasonal H1N1 influenza," said Phyu Phyu Aye, information officer of health and sports ministry.The 1st death related to the H1N1 virus, widely known as swine flu, was reported on [19 Jun 2019]. A total of 99 out of more than 340 Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Chapare virus – Bolivia: (LP)

Hemorrhagic Fever -- BoliviaDelgado S, Erickson BR, Agudo R, et al. Chapare virus, a newly discovered arenavirus isolated from a fatal hemorrhagic fever case in Bolivia. PLoS Pathog. 2008; 4(4): e1000047; It is unfortunate that the rodent reservoir of Chapare virus is still unknown. - Mod.TYHealthMap/ProMED-mail map of Bolivia: ][See Also:Bolivian hemorrhagic fever - Bolivia: background http://promedmail.org/post/20190705.6553672Undiagnosed illness - Bolivia (02): (LP) Bolivian hemorrhagic fever Read more [...]

ALERT: East Rutherford Police Urge Area Shelter-In-Place After Chemical Release At Plant – Northern Valley Daily Voice

ALERT: East Rutherford Police Urge Area Shelter-In-Place After Chemical Release At Plant  Northern Valley Daily Voice

People living or working near an East Rutherford chemical factory were urged to close their windows and take refuge in a small, preferably windowless room …

How to get strategic about hazmat packaging efficiency

If you’re an e-commerce customer—and who isn’t these days?—you’ve probably had the experience of receiving a small item in a large package and wondering, Was this really the most efficient way to ship this thing? As a supply chain professional, however, you know the answer probably isn’t that simple. Packaging efficiency in today’s decentralized omnichannel... Read more [...]

Shelter-In-Place Lifted Following Chemical Spill In East Rutherford – WCBS 880

Shelter-In-Place Lifted Following Chemical Spill In East Rutherford  WCBS 880Two minor injuries in fire at East Rutherford chemical plant  NorthJersey.comOfficials: Chlorine Leak, Fire at Chemical Plant in Northern New Jersey; 2 Injured  NBC New YorkCops lift shelter-in-place order after NJ chemical plant fire  New York Post Scare in the Meadowlands as chemical incident forces shelter-in-place order  NJ.comView full coverage on Google News Read more [...]

Two minor injuries in fire at East Rutherford chemical plant – NorthJersey.com

Two minor injuries in fire at East Rutherford chemical plant  NorthJersey.com

Police advised residents near a chemical spill in East Rutherford Thursday to stay inside and turn off their air conditioners.

UPDATE: Evacuations, Road Closure Ordered After Fire, Chemical Release At East Rutherford Plant – Daily Voice

UPDATE: Evacuations, Road Closure Ordered After Fire, Chemical Release At East Rutherford Plant  Daily Voice

Residences and businesses were evacuated Thursday afternoon in the area surrounding the site of a fire-sparked chemical release in East Rutherford.

(Archived) LIVE UPDATES: Hazmat Response To Chemical Release In Rochester – beavercountian.com

(Archived) LIVE UPDATES: Hazmat Response To Chemical Release In Rochester  beavercountian.com

As of 1:00 p.m. – July 13. Rochester Fire Chief Michael Mamone tells BeaverCountian.com all shelter in place orders have been lifted. All roads are now …

Beaver County, Pa., Officials to Improve Emergency Communications – Government Technology

Beaver County, Pa., Officials to Improve Emergency Communications  Government Technology

About 27000 residents got notice of a shelter advisory Friday night after a fire at a former pool chemical site emitted pungent chlorine fumes in Rochester, but …

PRO/AH/EDR> Equine influenza – Niger: horse, st H3N8, OIE

Equine Influenza -- NigerInformation received on 15 Jul 2019 from Dr Issiako Abdou, [director general of veterinary services, directorate of animal health, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock], Niamey, NigerSummaryReport type: immediate notification (final report)Date of start of the event: 1 Oct 2018Date of confirmation of the event: 9 Jul 2019Report date: 14 Jul 2019Date event resolved: 30 Jan 2019Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed diseaseCausal agent: equine influenza A Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> E. coli EHEC – UK: Egypt travel, multiple serotypes, alert

E. coli -- United KingdomPublic Health England has issued a warning after almost 20 cases of Shiga toxin-producing _Escherichia coli_ infection [also called enterohemorrhagic _E. coli (EHEC)] were found in people returning from Egypt in 2019.All travelers had been to the Hurghada region [Red Sea governorate] of Egypt. A variety of different EHEC strains have been detected in visitors to Egypt with serotypes O157 and O26 identified among them. One person developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), Read more [...]

Update: Hazmat Cleanup Completed After Tanker Rollover Near Hwy 80 – SFGate

Update: Hazmat Cleanup Completed After Tanker Rollover Near Hwy 80  SFGate

Cleanup efforts have concluded after a tanker truck rolled over, spilling liquid asphalt and prompting a hazardous materials response that closed an Interstate …

Shelter-In-Place Lifted After Chemical Spill In East Rutherford – CBS New York

Shelter-In-Place Lifted After Chemical Spill In East Rutherford  CBS New YorkShelter-in-place lifted following fire at East Rutherford chemical plant  NorthJersey.comOfficials: Chlorine Leak, Fire at Chemical Plant in Northern New Jersey; 2 Injured  NBC New YorkScare in the Meadowlands as chemical incident forces shelter-in-place order  NJ.comView full coverage on Google News Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (68): Congo DR (NK,IT) cases, WHO, Uganda

Ebola -- DR Congo- Following the recommendations of the international expert committee, WHO declared on Wed 17 Jul 2019, that the Ebola epidemic in the DRC is a health emergency of international concern.- The Ministry of Health accepts the evaluation of the expert committee. The ministry hopes that this decision is not the result of the many pressures from different stakeholder groups who wanted to use this declaration as an opportunity to raise funds for humanitarian actors despite the potentially Read more [...]

Shelter-in-place lifted following fire at East Rutherford chemical plant – NorthJersey.com

Shelter-in-place lifted following fire at East Rutherford chemical plant  NorthJersey.com

Police advised residents near a chemical spill in East Rutherford Thursday to stay inside and turn off their air conditioners.

Chemical Spill In East Rutherford Prompts Shelter-In-Place Warning – CBS New York

Chemical Spill In East Rutherford Prompts Shelter-In-Place Warning  CBS New York

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Officials said they haven’t detected any negative or bad effects after a chemical spill prompted authorities to order …

Police issue shelter-in-place order after chemical fire at New Jersey factory – NBC News

Police issue shelter-in-place order after chemical fire at New Jersey factory  NBC News

Police have issued a shelter-in-place order Thursday as they investigate a chemical fire at a factory in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Police issue shelter-in-place order after possible chemical leak at New Jersey factory – NBCNews.com

Police issue shelter-in-place order after possible chemical leak at New Jersey factory  NBCNews.com

Police have issued a shelter-in-place order Thursday as they investigate a possible chemical spill at a factory in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

UPDATE: Evacuations Ordered After Fire, Chemical Release At East Rutherford Plant – Daily Voice

UPDATE: Evacuations Ordered After Fire, Chemical Release At East Rutherford Plant  Daily Voice

Residences and businesses were evacuated Thursday afternoon in the area surrounding the site of a fire-sparked chemical release in East Rutherford.

PRO/PL> Wheat stripe mosaic virus – South America: new virus

Other Plant Disease -- Worldwide/UnknownSoilborne wheat mosaic disease (SBWMD), originally attributed to infections by _Soil-borne wheat mosaic virus_ (SBWMV) and _Wheat spindle streak mosaic virus_ (WSSMV), is one of the most frequent virus diseases and causes economic losses in wheat in southern Brazil.Wheat leaves and stems displaying mosaic symptoms were collected from different wheat cultivars in southern Brazil. Double‐stranded RNA was extracted and submitted to cDNA library synthesis Read more [...]

PRO/PL> Chrysanthemum stunt viroid, potato – Russia: 1st rep

Other Plant Disease -- RussiaA pospiviroid, detected from asymptomatic potato plants (_Solanum tuberosum_) from Russia, was identified as chrysanthemum stunt viroid (CSVd). The genomic sequence of this potato isolate showed 100% identity with that of the chrysanthemum isolates from Japan.The CSVd RNA transcribed from the cDNA, having the sequence of the isolate from Russia, was able to infect potato, tomato, and chrysanthemum plants. The infected chrysanthemum plants exhibited stunting symptom.This Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Syphilis – Canada (04): (AB) RFI

Syphilis -- CanadaAlberta is declaring a provincial outbreak following a continued rapid rise of syphilis cases across the province. "Sexually transmitted infections are a risk to anyone who is sexually active, particularly people who have new sex partners and are not using protection," said Dr Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health. Hinshaw said testing and treatment are freely available to Albertans. "I encourage anyone who is sexually active to get tested regularly," she said.Alberta Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Vesicular stomatitis – USA (05): (CO,TX) horse

Vesicular Stomatitis -- United StatesVesicular stomatitis is a viral disease that primarily affects horses and cattle and occasionally swine, sheep, goats, llamas, and alpacas. The transmission process of VSV is not completely understood but includes insect vectors such as black flies, sand flies, and biting midges.The incubation period ranges from 2-8 days. Clinical signs include vesicles, erosions, and sloughing of the skin on the muzzle, tongue, ears, teats, and coronary bands. Often excessive Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (37): Americas (Canada, USA) bat, fox, human

Rabies -- CanadaA British Columbia man has died of a rare viral rabies infection, the 1st such case in the province since 2003. Provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry says the man was in contact with a bat in mid-May [2019] and developed symptoms compatible with rabies 6 weeks later. She says in a news release that while the exposure in this case was on Vancouver Island, bats in all areas of BC are known to carry rabies.The Health Ministry is not releasing further information about the man to Read more [...]