Large fire at Houston chemical plant expected to burn for days – USA TODAY

Large fire at Houston chemical plant expected to burn for days  USA TODAYWATCH LIVE: Chemical tanks in La Porte continue to burn; schools to re-open Tuesday  KHOU.comDeer Park plant fire could last two more days; authorities monitoring air quality  ChronUPDATE: Company And Texas Officials Say Fire At Deer Park Petrochemical Facility Isn’t Dangerous For Residents  Houston Public MediaFire at Houston petrochemicals plant will likely burn for days  CTV Read more [...]

Deer Park Fire: 4 tanks still burning as smoke lifts from ITC for 3rd day – KTRK-TV

Deer Park Fire: 4 tanks still burning as smoke lifts from ITC for 3rd day  KTRK-TVLow Water Pressure Causes Chemical Plant Fire Near Houston To Intensify  CBS Dallas / Fort WorthDeer Park TX Chemical Plant Fire Smoke Plume Timeline Firefighters  Firehouse.comNo timetable for end to fire at Texas chemical facility  Daily MailView full coverage on Google News Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Equine influenza – Germany: (BY) horse, serotyping pending

Equine Influenza — Germany

PRO/AH/EDR> Hantavirus – Americas (13): Chile (BB)

Hantavirus -- ChileThe 3rd hantavirus pulmonary syndrome was confirmed, with positive PCR and ELISA tests, in the Bio Bio region this [Fri 15 Mar 2019]. The case is a 57 year old man, resident of the Arauco province, according to indications by the Bio Bio Health SEREMI [Regional Health Ministerial Secretariat]."The patient was 1st seen in the SAPU Eleuterio Ramírez on [10 Mar 2019], later taken to the Curanilahue Hospital, and on [14 Mar 2019] was taken to the Guillermo Grant Benavente Hospital. Read more [...]

Manchester Twp. chemical spill prompts hazmat response – York Dispatch

Manchester Twp. chemical spill prompts hazmat response  York Dispatch

A photographic developing solution leaked into a stream that runs near Manchester Twp.’s industrial park, officials said.

PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever – Europe (16): Belgium (LX) wild boar, spread

African Swine Fever -- BelgiumThe discovery of a dead wild boar infected with African swine fever [ASF] in zone I north, between Les Fossés and Mellier (Léglise), required adjustment of the limits of the restricted areas. The change was applied in cooperation with the European Commission. Zone I (buffer zone) and zone II (contaminated zone) were expanded to the north.[The updated map is available at - Mod.AS].To date, 687 cases of ASF have been detected in wild boar. As a reminder, Read more [...]

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital 'Hazardous Materials' Incident Prompts Response From Firefighters – KHTS Radio

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital ‘Hazardous Materials’ Incident Prompts Response From Firefighters  KHTS Radio

The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to reports of a hazmat incident at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Tuesday, officials said.

PRO/EDR> Shigellosis – USA: (Guam)

Shigellosis -- Guam [USA]The Department of Public Health and Social Services is monitoring an outbreak of shigellosis on Guam. Shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria called _Shigella_. Most who are infected with _Shigella_ develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps starting a day or 2 after they are exposed to the bacteria.So far in 2019, a total of 10 cases have been reported, 9 have been confirmed. In 2018, a total of 29 cases of shigellosis were reported; 23 were Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever – Europe (15): Moldova (GA) domestic, OIE

African Swine Fever -- MoldovaInformation received on [and dated] 18 Mar 2019 from Dr. Vitalie Caraus, Head of Animal Health and Welfare Department, Animal Health and Welfare Department, National Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau, MoldovaSummaryReport type: Immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 14 Mar 2019Date of confirmation of the event: 14 Mar 2019Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 9 Jul 2018Manifestation of disease: Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Antibiotic resistance – USA: spraying streptomycin on citrus trees, EPA

Antimicrobial resistance -- United StatesConsumer Reports urged the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reverse its proposed decision to allow the use of streptomycin to treat citrus disease because of the unacceptable risk it could pose to human health and the environment.In comments submitted to the EPA, the consumer group noted that the proposal would result in a 26-fold increase in the use of streptomycin in plant agriculture and could trigger antibiotic resistance that would reduce the Read more [...]

Massive fire at Texas chemical storage facility may keep burning until Wednesday – NewsChannel5.com

Massive fire at Texas chemical storage facility may keep burning until Wednesday  NewsChannel5.comLarge fire at Houston chemical plant expected to burn for days  USA TODAYDeer Park plant fire could last two more days; authorities monitoring air quality  ChronUPDATE: Company And Texas Officials Say Fire At Deer Park Petrochemical Facility Isn’t Dangerous For Residents  Houston Public MediaWATCH LIVE: Chemical tanks in La Porte continue to burn; schools Read more [...]

PRO/PL> Lethal necrosis, maize – Africa: survey

Other Plant Disease -- Worldwide/UnknownBoddupalli Prasanna, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center [CIMMYT], said maize lethal necrosis disease (MLN) is under control but not eradicated. "We have managed to contain the spread within the region but continue to monitor its movements." A survey conducted in late 2018 in eastern and southern Africa showed no MLN in Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Incidence is falling in Kenya but MLN continues to spread to other regions in Uganda.Prasanna Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease – Uganda: (NK) cattle, st A, OIE

Foot and Mouth -- UgandaInformation received on 18 Mar 2019 from Dr. Anna Rose Ademun Okurut, Acting Commissioner, Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Entebbe, UgandaSummaryReport type: Immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 25 Jan 2019Date of confirmation of the event: 8 Mar 2019Report date: 18 Mar 2019Date submitted to OIE: 18 Mar 2019Reason for notification: New strain of a listed disease in the countryCausal agent: Foot and mouth disease Read more [...]

WATCH LIVE: Chemical tanks in La Porte continue to burn; schools to re-open Tuesday – KHOU.com

WATCH LIVE: Chemical tanks in La Porte continue to burn; schools to re-open Tuesday  KHOU.comLarge fire at Houston chemical plant expected to burn for days  USA TODAYDeer Park plant fire could last two more days; authorities monitoring air quality  ChronUPDATE: Company And Texas Officials Say Fire At Deer Park Petrochemical Facility Isn’t Dangerous For Residents  Houston Public MediaDeer Park plant on fire at Intercontinental Terminals Co has history Read more [...]

Low Water Pressure Causes Chemical Plant Fire Near Houston To Intensify – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Low Water Pressure Causes Chemical Plant Fire Near Houston To Intensify  CBS Dallas / Fort WorthAuthorities Monitor Air Quality During Texas Chemical Plant Fire  Firefighter NationHouston chemical fire: Huge flames seen engulfing plant in Deer Park  BBC NewsChemical plant fire still raging, will keep burning for days  Las Vegas Review-JournalFire rages at Texas chemical plant; could take days to burn out  Springfield News SunView full coverage on Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Dengue/DHF update (07): Americas

Dengue -- Worldwide/UnknownCases by country / Week updated / Serotype / Total / Confirmed / Severe / DeathsCentral America and MexicoBelize / 10 [w/e 8 Mar 2019] / D? / 53 / 53 / 0 / 0Costa Rica / 6 [w/e 8 Feb 2019] / D? / 190 / 0 / 0 / 0El Salvador / 9 [w/e 1 Mar 2019] / D2 / 1304 / 217 / 20 / 0Guatemala / 4 / [w/e 25 Jan 2019] / D2 / 435 / 0 / 17 / 2Mexico / 10 [w/e 8 Mar 2019] / D1,2,3 / 7131 / 900 / 55 / 3Nicaragua / 8 [w/e 22 Feb 2019] / D? / 11 574 / 430 / 0 / 0Latin CaribbeanDominican Read more [...]

Massive fire at Texas chemical storage facility may keep burning until Wednesday – News 5 Cleveland

Massive fire at Texas chemical storage facility may keep burning until Wednesday  News 5 ClevelandDeer Park plant fire could last two more days; authorities monitoring air quality  ChronUPDATE: Company And Texas Officials Say Fire At Deer Park Petrochemical Facility Isn’t Dangerous For Residents  Houston Public MediaSchools to reopen while firefighters battle blaze at Texas chemical plant  CNNDeer Park plant on fire at Intercontinental Terminals Co has Read more [...]

Local OHSEP reacts to ITC fire – KPLC

Local OHSEP reacts to ITC fire  KPLC

It’s been over 24 hours since the Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park fire started and officials say it could take days for the fire to go out.

DG Digest: USPS to require triple packaging for most liquids

The St. Patrick’s Day holiday found regulatory activity at moderate pace.  Perhaps the biggest news?  The US Post Office released its long awaited updated to the rules for shipping liquid sin the mail.  See that, and all the latest news, right here:  PHMSA The agency published three sets of special permit actions.  As is typically... Read more [...]

Contract approved to remove hazardous materials from Lakeview Hospital building – WiscNews

Contract approved to remove hazardous materials from Lakeview Hospital building  WiscNews

The Beaver Dam Common Council’s operations committee approved a contract for a firm to remove hazardous materials from the Lakeview Hospital building on …

Deer Park plant fire could last two more days; authorities monitoring air quality – Chron

Deer Park plant fire could last two more days; authorities monitoring air quality  ChronMultiple chemical storage tanks on fire near Deer Park  KHOU.comMassive fire at Texas chemical storage facility may keep burning until Wednesday  News 5 ClevelandLIVE STREAM: 6 tanks burn at Deer Park chemical facility  KPRC Click2HoustonView full coverage on Google News Read more [...]

Fire contained at Exxon's Baytown facility – Chron

Fire contained at Exxon’s Baytown facility  Chron

UPDATE: Eight tanks now on fire at Deer Park plant. A fire that broke out Saturday afternoon at Exxon Mobil’s Baytown refinery has been contained by …

PRO/AH/EDR> Possum die-off – Australia: (VI) heat susp.

Animal Die-off -- AustraliaMore than 100 dead and injured ringtail possums have been found by wildlife rescuers along a single stretch of beach in Victoria in what ecologists say is becoming an annual occurrence due to extreme heat.Rescuers and wildlife carers discovered 127 ringtail possums along the shoreline and in the water at Somers Beach on the Mornington Peninsula on [Sat 3 Mar 2019] during a 4-day period that saw consistent temperatures in the high 30s, warm nights and bushfires in parts Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Equine infectious anemia – USA (02): (NC) mule

Equine Infectious Anemia -- United StatesOne mule was euthanized after a presumptive positive for EIA and other animals are under quarantine. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services notified the Equine Disease Communication Center on [Wed 13 Mar 2019] of one case of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Transylvania County. The case was in a mule that was euthanized.The mule displayed clinical signs and at necropsy had histopathological changes consistent with EIA. Additional Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Chronic wasting disease – USA (08): (MS) deer

Chronic Wasting Disease -- United StatesThe Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks says 3 more cases of chronic wasting disease have been confirmed. The executive director of the agency's Wildlife Bureau, Russ Walsh, tells The Hattiesburg American the cases were confirmed this week in Benton and Marshall Counties. The fatal neurological disease affects deer, elk and moose.So far, a total of 19 cases have been confirmed in Benton, Issaquena, Marshall, Panola, Pontotoc and Tallahatchie Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Newcastle disease – USA (05): (CA) birds, northern spread

Newcastle Disease -- United StatesThe live poultry show has been canceled at this spring's San Mateo County Fair. A major Peninsula veterinary hospital is postponing all chicken appointments. And worried Bay Area backyard bird hobbyists are taking special steps to protect their flocks. News of a highly contagious and deadly bird virus detected at a veterinary clinic in Redwood City on [Thu 14 Mar 2019], has alarmed the Bay Area's poultry community, since it indicates the dreaded Virulent Newcastle Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Brucellosis – Mexico: (SLP) unpasteurized goat cheese

Brucellosis -- MexicoA total of 4 cases of brucellosis have been reported in the municipality of Villa Juárez in the State of San Luis Potosí, Mexico, according to a Pulso report (computer translated). The cases are being linked to unpasteurized goat cheese. It is recommended that the population acquire cheese that is pasteurized to avoid this contagion.Brucellosis is a contagious disease of animals that also affects humans. In humans, it is known as undulant fever. Brucellosis is one Read more [...]

Massive fire continues to burn at Texas petrochemical plant – NewsChannel5.com

Massive fire continues to burn at Texas petrochemical plant  NewsChannel5.comDeer Park plant fire could last two more days; shelter-in-place lifted  ChronLIVE STREAM: 7 tanks burn at Deer Park chemical plant  KPRC Click2HoustonBlaze at Texas chemical storage facility may keep burning until Wednesday  CNNView full coverage on Google News Read more [...]

Deer Park plant fire could last two more days; shelter-in-place lifted – Chron

Deer Park plant fire could last two more days; shelter-in-place lifted  ChronMultiple chemical storage tanks on fire near Deer Park  KHOU.comLIVE STREAM: 7 tanks burn at Deer Park chemical plant  KPRC Click2HoustonView full coverage on Google News Read more [...]

Deer Park tells city to shelter in place as plant catches fire – Laredo Morning Times

Deer Park tells city to shelter in place as plant catches fire  Laredo Morning TimesDeer Park petrochemical fire expected to last 'throughout the night'  Chron'Uncontrolled' tank fire to burn overnight as shelter-in-place issued for Deer Park  KPRC Click2HoustonShelter In Place Order Issued In Deer Park After Plant Explosion  Patch.comView full coverage on Google News Read more [...]

Multiple chemical storage tanks on fire near Deer Park – KHOU.com

Multiple chemical storage tanks on fire near Deer Park  KHOU.com

This is at the Intercontinental Terminals Company on Independence Parkway. Crews are in defensive mode to keep the fire from spreading.

Deer Park petrochemical fire expected to last 'throughout the night' – Chron

Deer Park petrochemical fire expected to last 'throughout the night'  ChronShelter-in-place remains for all of Deer Park due to tank fire  KHOU.comLIVE: 'Uncontrolled' tank fire to burn overnight as shelter-in-place issued for Deer Park  KPRC Click2HoustonDeer Park tells city to shelter in place as plant catches fire  Houston ChronicleShelter In Place Order Issued In Deer Park After Plant Explosion  Patch.comView full coverage on Google News Read more [...]

Shelter-in-place remains for all of Deer Park due to tank fire – KHOU.com

Shelter-in-place remains for all of Deer Park due to tank fire  KHOU.comDeer Park tells city to shelter in place as plant catches fire  ChronOfficials: 'Uncontrolled' tank fire to burn overnight as shelter-in-place issued for Deer Park  KPRC Click2HoustonView full coverage on Google News Read more [...]

Emergency crews battle large fire at Texas chemical plant | Watch News Videos Online – Globalnews.ca

Emergency crews battle large fire at Texas chemical plant | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

Watch Emergency crews battle large fire at Texas chemical plant Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca.

PRO/AH/EDR> Bovine tuberculosis – USA (02): (TX) cattle

Bovine TB -- United StatesTexas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed cattle tuberculosis (TB) in one Texas Panhandle dairy located in Sherman County. As a part of the ongoing epidemiological investigation, TAHC confirmed TB in an associated Dallam County calf raising operation.The TB affected facilities are under quarantine or hold and will remain so until they meet all requirements for release through testing and removal of infected animals. The epidemiological investigations of both Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Nipah virus – Bangladesh (02): (RP)

Nipah/Hendra Virus -- BangladeshThe 3 members of a family from Baliadangi upazila's [2nd-lowest tier of regional administration] Ujarmoni village in Thakurgaon [district] are suspected to have been infected with the deadly Nipah virus, reports United News of Bangladesh [apparently later confirmed as Nipah virus; see below. - Mod.TY].The victims include a 28 year old mother; her son, aged 8; and her daughter, aged 4. They were taken to Rangpur Medical College Hospital on Thursday [14 Mar 2019], said Read more [...]

Deer Park tells city to shelter in place as plant catches fire – Chron

Deer Park tells city to shelter in place as plant catches fire  Chron

Deer Park officials are warning residents to shelter in place as the city declares a fire at a petrochemicals terminal an emergency. “City of Deer Park issuing …

LIVE STREAM: Shelter-in-Place expanded in midst of 'uncontrolled' tank fire, City of Deer Park says – KPRC Click2Houston

LIVE STREAM: Shelter-in-Place expanded in midst of ‘uncontrolled’ tank fire, City of Deer Park says  KPRC Click2Houston

DEER PARK, Texas – One day after the Exxon plant fire in Baytown, another facility in the area caught fire. A tank fire at Intercontinental Tank Company Deer …

PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (29): Congo DR (NK,IT) cases, control

Ebola -- DR CongoVaccination- Since vaccination began on 8 Aug 2018, 88 533 people have been vaccinated [See URL for number of vaccinees in each location.]--communicated by:ProMED-mail rapporteur Mary Marshall- 15 Mar 2019. Epidemiological situation report, DRC Ministry of Health [in French, machine trans., abridged, edited]The epidemiological situation of the Ebola virus disease dated 14 Mar 2019:- Since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 936, 871 Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Meningitis, meningococcal – Niger: counterfeit vaccine

Meningitis - Neisseria -- NigerHealth authorities in Niger said Friday [15 Mar 2019] they had found a fake version of a meningitis vaccine after the country had launched a campaign to inoculate millions of children against the disease. In a statement, the health ministry asked doctors to be vigilant over a "counterfeit" version of a vaccine called Mencevax ACWY. The fake drug is marked as having been manufactured in December 2016, with an end-date for use by November 2021, it said.Niger launched Read more [...]