DG Digest: PHMSA updates ‘org chart’ and ICAO issues 2nd addendum to the TI

The first week in March found the nation increasing its rate of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.  Let’s all keep working together to keep ourselves, our families, and our fellow employees as safe as possible as we push forward to finally end the pandemic.  Regulatory activity was relatively minimal during the last week, although PHMSA... The post DG Digest: PHMSA updates ‘org chart’ and ICAO issues 2nd addendum to the TI appeared first on Labelmaster Blog. Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (24): Congo DR (NK) Guinea

Ebola -- DR CongoDespite multiple warnings and the inevitability of infectious disease outbreaks, preparedness has [not received due priority] in the USA. From severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2003 to Ebola in 2014, the USA has confronted many outbreaks -- each should have served as a wake-up call to the importance of preparedness, knowing that these were not one-off events but part of a looming trend. Since their creation 15 years ago, the International Health Regulations of 2005 have been used Read more [...]

PRO/AH> Die-off, apis – Colombia: pesticide susp

Animal Die-off -- ColombiaFor the second time in 2 years, Gildardo Urrego is scooping up piles of dead bees after an invisible evil invaded his hives in north west Colombia, wreaking havoc among his swarms. Urrego has no proof, but he suspects the culprit is pesticides which have been fueling a commercial avocado and citrus boom in the country.Hundreds of hives have been killed off in Colombia in recent years, and some investigations have pointed to fipronil, an insecticide banned for use on crops Read more [...]

After alarming blaze last month, Orlando power plant starts making electricity again – Orlando Sentinel

After alarming blaze last month, Orlando power plant starts making electricity again  Orlando Sentinel

PRO/AH> African swine fever – Asia (06): Malaysia (SA) domestic, wild boar, spread

African Swine Fever -- MalaysiaThe African swine fever (ASF) virus has now spread to other districts, infecting both domestic pigs and their cousins, the wild bearded pigs [see comment]. In a statement here [in Kota Kinabalu] yesterday (Sun 7 Mar 2021), deputy chief minister Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said the virus was detected among domestic pigs in Kota Marudu and Pitas as well as wild bearded pigs in Lahad Datu, Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Beluran, and Telupid [Sabah province]. "This Read more [...]

911 Hazmat Cleanup Excels in Hoarder Cleaning in Stockton and San Francisco, California – Press Release – Digital Journal

911 Hazmat Cleanup Excels in Hoarder Cleaning in Stockton and San Francisco, California – Press Release  Digital Journal

911 Hazmat Cleanup Performs Dead Body Clean Up in San Francisco and Sacramento, California – Press Release – Digital Journal

911 Hazmat Cleanup Performs Dead Body Clean Up in San Francisco and Sacramento, California – Press Release  Digital Journal

PRO/AH> Equine rhinopneumonitis – Spain (02): (VC) EHV-1, horse, intl spread

Equine Herpes Virus -- SpainThree more horse deaths have put the toll of the equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) outbreak in Europe at 9, with all but 2 occurring in Spain. Two horses have died in Germany, 2 in Barcelona, and 5 in Valencia, the centre of the outbreak. There are now 6 countries with confirmed cases: Spain, Germany, Belgium, France, Sweden, and Qatar. There is a case in the US, but it is not linked with the outbreak in Europe.Late on Friday [5 Mar 2021], the FEI, horse sport's world governing Read more [...]

Hives on face: Treatments, symptoms, causes, and outlook – Medical News Today

Hives on face: Treatments, symptoms, causes, and outlook  Medical News Today

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (90): UK sewage, Viet Nam, Cambodia, WHO

COVID-19 -- United KingdomA pilot study's analysis of schools' wastewater shows its potential as an early warning system for public health teamsSchools may have had more COVID-19 infections before Christmas [2020] than previous research showed, according to data from a pilot study that senior public health experts believe could provide a crucial early warning system against future outbreaks. COVID-19 was present in the sewage of 80% of 16 primary and secondary schools in England during December [2020], Read more [...]

More than two years after chemical leak, Delaware Croda plant still making fixes – WHYY

More than two years after chemical leak, Delaware Croda plant still making fixes  WHYY

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (89): co-re-infection, evolve,Tcell response,variants,WHO,global

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/UnknownAbstractUncertainty remains about how long the protective immune responses against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 persists, and suspected reinfection in recovered patients has been reported. We describe a case of reinfection from distinct virus lineages in Brazil harboring the E484K mutation, a variant associated with escape from neutralizing antibodies.--Communicated by:ProMED Rapporteur Kunihiko Iizuka[Previous reports have documented co-infection of Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (42): Algeria (BT) poultry, HPAI H5N8, spread

Avian Influenza H5N8 -- AlgeriaYesterday [Fri 5 Mar 2021], a new focus of bird flu virus was discovered in Batna wilaya, in the east of the country.The Agriculture Directorate of Batna State stated that "a focus of avian influenza virus has been confirmed in the Seriana region in the state."The directorate demanded that poultry keepers in the region attend a meeting to be held on Sunday [7 Mar 2021] in the Seriana region to take advantage of instructions and directives to avoid the spread of infection. Read more [...]

Hazmat Responds to Chemical Leak from Containers at Vehicle Rollover Incident – News Maven

Hazmat Responds to Chemical Leak from Containers at Vehicle Rollover Incident  News Maven

PRO/AH/EDR> Equine herpesvirus – North America (06): USA (FL, PA) horse

Equine Herpes Virus -- United StatesA mare in Marion, Florida, has tested positive for the neurological strain of equine herpesvirus, type 1 (EHV-1), raising concerns a very aggressive strain of the virus currently circulating in Europe may eventually make its way to the United States. [Currently there is no evidence of this more aggressive form in the USA. - Mod.TG]EHV-1 most often causes mild-to-moderate respiratory illness (rhinopneumonitis), but the infection occasionally leads to the life-threatening Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Toxic jellyfish – Australia: (NT) human case, fatal

Other Human Disease -- AustraliaAn Australian teenager has died after a suspected box jellyfish sting, authorities said Thursday [4 Mar 2021], in a rare case believed to be the country's 1st such death in 15 years.Health officials said the 17-year-old was stung while swimming at Bamaga, a remote community on the tip of Cape York in Australia's far north, on 22 Feb 2021. He was airlifted to a hospital where he died on 1 Mar 2021, according to police.The Australian box jellyfish, or _Chironex fleckeri_, Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (41): Sweden (SN), Niger (NI) poultry, HPAI H5N5, H5N1, OIE

Avian Influenza, Avian Influenza H5N1 -- SwedenInformation received on 5 Mar 2021 from Dr. Emeli Torsson, Senior Veterinary Advisor, SwedenSummaryReport type: Immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 2 Mar 2021Date of confirmation of the event: 3 Mar 2021Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 19 Nov 2020Manifestation of disease: Clinical diseaseCausal agent: Highly pathogenic avian influenza virusSerotype: H5N5Nature of diagnosis: Laboratory (basic Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Sheep pox & goat pox – Bhutan: (Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve) ungulates

Sheep/Goat Pox -- BhutanWild animals within the Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve (JKSNR) in Gakiling and Sangbaykha gewogs, Haa [District] have succumbed to a suspected outbreak of the viral infection capripox.The 1st case was detected in November last year [2020]. According to the rescue focal officer of JKSNR, Kinley Tenzin, an observed symptom is the development of skin lesions and gradual peeling off.So far, 3 Himalayan serows, one wild boar and a barking deer were reported dead from the disease. Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (88): variants, masks and on-site dining impact, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/UnknownWHO region (no. countries/territories):Total confirmed cases (new cases in last 24 hours) / Total deaths (new deaths in last 24 hours)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Western Pacific Region (19): 1 648 543 (6276) / 29 444 (96)European Region (61): 39 418 631 (178 102) / 878 731 (3098)South East Asia Region (10): 13 632 174 (25 474) / 209 729 (303)Eastern Mediterranean Region (22): 6 552 836 (35 508) / 146 546 (444)Region Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (23): Congo DR (NK), Guinea

Ebola -- DR CongoOutbreak brief 2: Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak- 11 new confirmed cases, 2 new recoveries, 1 new death- DRC: 11 cases, 4 deaths, 2 recoveries- Guinea: 17 cases (13 confirmed, 4 probable), 7 deaths, 2 recoveries- 7 healthcare workers are among confirmed casesOutbreak update: Since the last brief (23 Feb 2021), 11 new confirmed cases, 1 new death, and 2 new recoveries of EVD have been reported in Nzerekore, Guinea and North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This Read more [...]

Lakeville resident group calls for no vote on development plans; hazardous materials detailed – SouthCoastToday.com

Lakeville resident group calls for no vote on development plans; hazardous materials detailed  SouthCoastToday.com

Rachel Hunter's top five New Zealand locations for a spiritual break – New Zealand Herald

Rachel Hunter’s top five New Zealand locations for a spiritual break  New Zealand Herald

IoT in Chemical Industry- Exclusive Market Research Report | Siemens AG, General Electric Co, ABB Ltd, Rockwell Automation Inc and more. – FLA News – FLA News

IoT in Chemical Industry- Exclusive Market Research Report | Siemens AG, General Electric Co, ABB Ltd, Rockwell Automation Inc and more. – FLA News  FLA News

10 Best Glass Block Windows – Market Research Telecast

10 Best Glass Block Windows  Market Research Telecast

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (40): Sweden (HA) poultry, HPAI H5N8, OIE

Avian Influenza H5N8 -- SwedenInformation received on 3 Mar 2021 from Dr. Emeli Torsson, Senior Veterinary Advisor, SwedenSummaryReport type: Immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 28 Feb 2021Date of confirmation of the event: 1 Mar 2021Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 19 Nov 2020Manifestation of disease: Clinical diseaseCausal agent: Highly pathogenic avian influenza virusSerotype: H5N8Nature of diagnosis: Laboratory (basic and Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (87): variants, Brazil, obesity & prognosis, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- BrazilSummary-------The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants highlighted the need to better understand adaptive immune responses to this virus. It is important to address whether also CD4+ and CD8+ T cell responses are affected, because of the role they play in disease resolution and modulation of COVID-19 disease severity. Here we performed a comprehensive analysis of SARS-CoV-2-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T cell responses from COVID-19 convalescent subjects recognizing the ancestral strain, Read more [...]

Why smart e-bike retailers consider lithium battery training a growth strategy

E-bikes started as a trend, quickly became a mainstream movement, and are well on their way to becoming a revolution. They’re also a major story for the Dangerous Goods community, because e-bikes are powered by large format lithium batteries. These rechargeable batteries are fully regulated hazmat, since they carry a small but significant risk of... The post Why smart e-bike retailers consider lithium battery training a growth strategy appeared first on Labelmaster Blog. Read more [...]

PRO/PL> Flavescence doree, grapevine – Germany: (RP)

Other Plant Disease -- GermanyIn Germany, grapevine flavescence doree phytoplasma (EPPO A2 List) was first recorded in one grapevine plant (_Vitis vinifera_) in 2014 [ProMED-mail post http://promedmail.org/post/20141217.3038025] and declared eradicated in 2017 (EPPO RS 2014/202, 2017/135). The NPPO [National Plant Protection Organisation] of Germany informed EPPO that the pathogen was found again at the end of 2020 in one plant (_V. vinifera_) in a vineyard in Rheinland-Pfalz. The identity of the Read more [...]

TEEX to host annual spring fire training school – KBTX – KBTX

TEEX to host annual spring fire training school – KBTX  KBTX

Emergency crews responding to possible hazardous materials incident – KRTV Great Falls News

Emergency crews responding to possible hazardous materials incident  KRTV Great Falls News

PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever – Asia (05): China (YN) domestic, spread, pathogenicity

African Swine Fever -- ChinaOn 3 Mar 2021, an outbreak of African swine fever [ASF] has been confirmed in piglets being illegally transported through Funing county in China's southwestern province of Yunnan, the farm ministry said. The case comes amid growing concern that a severe wave of disease in recent months has hit China's hog herd, the world's largest. Six out of the 36 pigs had died, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement late on Tuesday [2 Mar 2021], while 6 more Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> COVID-19 update (86): transmission, variants, immune profiling, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/UnknownAbstract--------We constructed an age-to-age infection matrix to characterize the household transmission pattern of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Korea. Among 4048 household clusters, within-age group infection dominated the overall household transmissions. Transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 was more common from adults to children than from children to adults.--Communicated by:ProMED Rapporteur Kunihiko Iizuka[According to this study, Read more [...]

PRO/ALL> Announcement: Opt-In coming soon for ProMED

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Chemical Safety Board releases investigative update on fatal Belle plant explosion – Charleston Gazette-Mail

Chemical Safety Board releases investigative update on fatal Belle plant explosion  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Chemical Safety Board releases report on fatal Belle plant explosion – Charleston Gazette-Mail

Chemical Safety Board releases report on fatal Belle plant explosion  Charleston Gazette-Mail

TEEX to host annual spring fire training school – KBTX

TEEX to host annual spring fire training school  KBTX

PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed deaths, goat – Morocco (02): (SS) RFI, comment

Undiagnosed -- MoroccoA high-mortality event in goats should include evaluation for contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) due to _Mycoplasma capricolum_ subsp. _capripneumoniae_. Seroprevalence studies indicate CCPP presence in West Africa (though no sites in Morocco were evaluated). Given the OIE regulation of CCPP it is an important rule out.--Communicated byMay MeghanUniversity of New EnglandPortland, ME, USA[CCPP is a severe disease of goats occurring in many countries in Africa and Asia; Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (21): Congo DR (NK) Guinea, WHO

Ebola -- DR CongoMinisters of Health from Guinea -- which is combating a new Ebola outbreak -- and neighbouring countries have agreed on a unified front to combat the virus that re-emerged about 3 weeks ago.The meeting was opened by His Excellency, the Prime Minister of Guinea, Dr Ibrahima Kassory Fofana in Guinea's capital, Conakry on [2 Mar 2021]. Ministers and government representatives from Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone attended the inter-ministerial Read more [...]

A fiery train derailment in Weyauwega forced 3,000 from their homes 25 years ago. Here's what we've learned since – Green Bay Press Gazette

A fiery train derailment in Weyauwega forced 3,000 from their homes 25 years ago. Here’s what we’ve learned since  Green Bay Press Gazette

A fiery train derailment in Weyauwega forced 3,000 from their homes 25 years ago. Here's what we've learned since – Appleton Post Crescent

A fiery train derailment in Weyauwega forced 3,000 from their homes 25 years ago. Here’s what we’ve learned since  Appleton Post Crescent