In Ohio Watershed, Higher Water Lines And More Hazardous Cargo – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

In Ohio Watershed, Higher Water Lines And More Hazardous Cargo  89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Evacuations Lifted After Chemical Leak at California Plant – U.S. News & World Report

Evacuations Lifted After Chemical Leak at California Plant  U.S. News & World ReportEvacuations Lifted After Chemical Spill Prompted Order for 6-Mile Radius Around Kern County Manufacturing Plant  KTLA Los AngelesCounty Fire Department evacuating residents near business following "chemical release"  KERO 23ABC NewsEvacuations ordered after chemical is released at Kern County manufacturing plant  Los Angeles TimesChemical Release At Central California Plant Read more [...]

2019 in Review

  January is often a time for reflection and review.  We are doing the same with NIOSH social media.  If you missed any NIOSH tweets, blogs, Facebook or Instagram posts, or other electronic media over the past year we have made it easy for you to catch up!  If you don’t follow any of these channels, make it your 2020 resolution to stay up-to-date on the latest information from NIOSH. Below we present the most popular NIOSH products and Read more [...]

Chemical Spill Prompts Evacuation Order for 6-Mile Radius Around Kern County Manufacturing Plant – KTLA Los Angeles

Chemical Spill Prompts Evacuation Order for 6-Mile Radius Around Kern County Manufacturing Plant  KTLA Los AngelesCounty Fire Department evacuating residents near business following "chemical release"  KERO 23ABC NewsUPDATE: Kern County Fire lifts evacuation, shelter in place recommendations for Taft chemical leak  KGET 17Chemical leak prompts evacuation notice in Taft  Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-RegisterView full coverage on Google News Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Novel coronavirus (14): China (HU), Hong Kong, Macau ex China

Coronavirus -- ChinaAs of 24:00 on [22 Jan 2020], our committee had received a total of 571 confirmed cases of pneumonia of new coronavirus infection in 25 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) in China, including 95 severe cases and 17 deaths (all from Hubei Province). A total of 393 suspected cases were reported in 13 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities).At 00:00 on [22 Jan 2020] 24 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) reported 131 new confirmed cases and 8 new Read more [...]

UPDATE: Kern County Fire lifts evacuation, shelter in place recommendations for Taft chemical leak – KGET 17

UPDATE: Kern County Fire lifts evacuation, shelter in place recommendations for Taft chemical leak  KGET 17Chemical leak prompts evacuation notice in Taft  Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-RegisterChemical leak near Taft recommends evacuations within 6 miles of spill site  YourCentralValley.comChemical leak at Kern County manufacturing plant prompts evacuations within city  KFSN-TVTaft Area Evacuation Still In Effect After Chemical Leak At Taft Manufacturing Read more [...]

Chemical leak prompts evacuation notice in Taft – Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-Register

Chemical leak prompts evacuation notice in Taft  Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-RegisterChemical leak near Taft recommends evacuations within 6 miles of spill site  YourCentralValley.comUPDATE: Kern County Fire lifts evacuation, shelter in place recommendations for Taft chemical leak  KGET 17Chemical leak at Kern County manufacturing plant prompts evacuations within city  KFSN-TVTaft Area Evacuation Still In Effect After Chemical Leak At Taft Manufacturing Read more [...]

Update: Chemical leak prompts evacuation notice – Taft Midway Driller

Update: Chemical leak prompts evacuation notice  Taft Midway Driller

PRO/AH/EDR> New World screwworm – Ecuador: (LR) cattle, OIE

Myiasis -- EcuadorInformation received on 20 Jan 2020 from Dr. Wilson Patricio Almeida Granja, Director Ejecutivo, Agencia de Regulacion y Control Fito y Zoosanitario - AGROCALIDAD, Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería, Quito, EcuadorSummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 18 Dec 2019Date of confirmation of the event: 15 Jan 2020Report date: 20 Jan 2020Date submitted to OIE: 20 Jan 2020Reason for notification: reoccurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (14): Poland, wild bird, poultry, H5N8, OIE, spread

Avian Influenza H5N8 -- PolandInformation received on [and dated] 22 Jan 2020 from Dr Bogdan Konopka, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, General Veterinary Inspectorate, Warszaw, PolandSummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 30 Dec 2019Date of confirmation of the event: 31 Dec 2019Report date: 2 Jan 2020Date submitted to OIE: 2 Jan 2020Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 20 Apr 2017Causal Read more [...]

County Fire Department evacuating residents near business following "chemical release" – KERO 23ABC News

County Fire Department evacuating residents near business following "chemical release"  KERO 23ABC NewsChemical Release At Central California Plant Prompts Evacuation Orders  CBS SacramentoEvacuations ordered after chemical is released at Kern County manufacturing plant  Los Angeles TimesTaft chemical spill prompts evacuation recommendation  The Bakersfield CalifornianEvacuations Required of Taft Residents Near Taft Manufacturing Due to Chemical Release  24/7 Read more [...]

Evacuations ordered after chemical is released at Kern County manufacturing plant – Los Angeles Times

Evacuations ordered after chemical is released at Kern County manufacturing plant  Los Angeles Times

Evacuations Ordered After Chemical Spill at Manufacturing Plant in Kern County – KTLA Los Angeles

Evacuations Ordered After Chemical Spill at Manufacturing Plant in Kern County  KTLA Los Angeles

UPDATE: Taft chemical leak came from large container shipped in from overseas – KGET 17

UPDATE: Taft chemical leak came from large container shipped in from overseas  KGET 17Chemical leak near Taft recommends evacuations within 6 miles of spill site  YourCentralValley.comChemical Leak causes evacuation in Kern County  WLNSCounty Fire Department evacuating residents near business following "chemical release"  KERO 23ABC NewsEvacuations Ordered After Chemical Spill at Manufacturing Plant in Kern County  KTLA Los AngelesView full coverage Read more [...]

Chemical Release At Central California Plant Prompts Evacuation Orders – CBS Sacramento

Chemical Release At Central California Plant Prompts Evacuation Orders  CBS SacramentoCounty Fire Department evacuating residents near business following "chemical release"  KERO 23ABC NewsTaft chemical spill prompts evacuation recommendation  The Bakersfield CalifornianEvacuations ordered after chemical is released at Kern County manufacturing plant  Los Angeles TimesEvacuations Required of Taft Residents Near Taft Manufacturing Due to Chemical Release  24/7 Read more [...]

Chemical leak near Taft recommends evacuations within 6 miles of spill site – YourCentralValley.com

Chemical leak near Taft recommends evacuations within 6 miles of spill site  YourCentralValley.comUPDATE: KCFD says it has located and stopped Taft chemical leak  KGET 17Chemical Leak causes evacuation in Kern County  WLNSCounty Fire Department evacuating residents near business following "chemical release"  KERO 23ABC NewsEvacuations after chemical released at California plant  Lexington Herald LeaderView full coverage on Google News Read more [...]

UPDATE: KCFD recommends evacuations for people within six miles of chemical spill site near Taft – KGET 17

UPDATE: KCFD recommends evacuations for people within six miles of chemical spill site near Taft  KGET 17

Evacuations After Chemical Released at California Plant – U.S. News & World Report

Evacuations After Chemical Released at California Plant  U.S. News & World Report

Evacuations after chemical released at California plant – San Luis Obispo Tribune

Evacuations after chemical released at California plant  San Luis Obispo Tribune

Evacuations after chemical released at California plant – Raleigh News & Observer

Evacuations after chemical released at California plant  Raleigh News & Observer

PRO/EDR> Diphtheria – Canada: (SK) First Nation

Diphtheria -- CanadaA doctor working with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) in Saskatchewan is urging caution to residents in and around Onion Lake First Nation following 2 people contracting a rare, deadly bacterial infection. Medical health officer Dr. Ibrahim Khan wrote a letter to the chief of the Onion Lake First Nation that said both patients were admitted to medical facilities shortly after New Years Day with diphtheria. He said one patient is under 18, while the other is an adult and was suffering Read more [...]

Kern County Fire Department investigating chemical release at Taft business – KERO 23ABC News

Kern County Fire Department investigating chemical release at Taft business  KERO 23ABC News

PRO/AH/EDR> Monkeypox – Africa (03): Nigeria

Monkeypox -- NigeriaNew suspected cases: 6New confirmed cases: 2Total confirmed cases in 2019: 46Total deaths: 0Epidemiological summary- Nigeria continues to report sporadic cases of monkeypox since September 2017;- In the reporting month [December 2019], 6 new suspected monkeypox cases were reported from 5 sates: Lagos (1), Rivers (1), Oyo (1), Imo (1), and Plateau (2);- Of the suspected cases 2 were confirmed positive for monkeypox in Rivers (1) and Imo (1) states;- One case of monkeypox was Read more [...]

Motivation is not Indefinite: Why most New Year's resolutions quickly end in failure – Milwaukee Independent

Motivation is not Indefinite: Why most New Year’s resolutions quickly end in failure  Milwaukee Independent

Ohio metal plant worker dies after falling into chemical vat – Fox News

Ohio metal plant worker dies after falling into chemical vat  Fox News

PRO/AH/EDR> Novel coronavirus (13): China (HU) USA ex China

Coronavirus -- ChinaAt 00:00 on [20 Jan 2020, our committee received 77 new cases of pneumonia diagnosed with new type of coronavirus infection in 3 domestic provinces (regions, municipalities) (72 in Hubei Province, 2 in Shanghai, and 3 in Beijing). Cases); 27 new suspected cases were reported in 9 provinces (districts, cities) (4 in Guangdong, 1 in Sichuan, 1 in Yunnan, 7 in Shanghai, 10 in Zhejiang, 1 in Anhui, and Hainan). 1 case, 1 case in Guizhou Province, and 1 case in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Japanese encephalitis – Australia ex Indonesia: (BA)

Japanese Encephalitis — Australia

PRO/AH/EDR> Brazilian hemorrhagic fever – Brazil: (SP)

Hemorrhagic Fever -- BrazilFor the 1st time in 20 years, Brazil health authorities are reporting a confirmed case of Brazilian hemorrhagic fever.During this 20-year period, there were 4 cases in humans, 3 cases acquired in a sylvan environment in the state of Sao Paulo, and one due to infection in a laboratory environment in Para.The disease is considered to be extremely rare and highly lethal, and treatment is according to the patient's clinical condition and symptoms.The disease incubation period Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever – Africa (02): Nigeria (PL)

Yellow Fever -- NigeriaOf the 141 suspected yellow fever cases in Jos North, Wase, Bassa, Kanam and Riyom Local Governments of Plateau State, 25 cases have been confirmed.Following the yellow fever outbreak, the rapid response team from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Abuja and National Primary Healthcare Development Agency was dispatched to the state for analysis and investigation.Briefing the State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Lar Ndam alongside other stakeholders, the leader of the response Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever – Europe (04): Serbia (PI,BO) wild boar, OIE

African Swine Fever -- SerbiaInformation received on 17 Jan 2020 from Dr Emina Milakara, DVM, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Belgrade, SerbiaSummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 3 Jan 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 3 Jan 2020Report date: 17 Jan 2020Date submitted to OIE: 17 Jan 2020Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed diseaseCausal agent: African swine fever virusNature of diagnosis: laboratory Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Canine distemper, wildlife – USA (02): (KY) raccoon, alert

Canine distemper -- United StatesA safety reminder regarding how to handle animals infected with distemper came out of Frankfort [Thu 16 Jan 2020].The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed 3 raccoons found within city limits tested positive for distemper in December [2019].Distemper is caused by a virus and often occurs in raccoons, gray foxes, coyotes and, occasionally, skunks.Common symptoms in infected animals include respiratory distress, coughing, sneezing, watery discharge from Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (13): Ukraine (VI) poultry, HPAI H5, OIE

Avian Influenza -- UkraineInformation received on [and dated] on 20 Jan 2020 from Dr Andrii Zhuk, First Deputy Head, Department for Food Safety and Veterinary Medicine, State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Kiev, UkraineSummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 18 Jan 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 19 Jan 2020Report date: 20 Jan 2020Date submitted to OIE: 20 Jan 2020Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Novel coronavirus (12): China (HU) new fatality, healthcare workers, WHO

Coronavirus -- ChinaSecond case of imported new coronavirus pneumonia confirmed in Shanghai. The patient is a 35-year-old male resident in Shanghai. He went to Wuhan on the evening of [8 Jan 2020] and returned to Shanghai on [11 Jan 2020]. He developed fever, cough, and runny nose. He was admitted to the hospital for isolation and treatment after attending a fever clinic on [16 Jan 2020]. After detection by the city's disease control department, the new coronavirus nucleic acid test result was positive. Read more [...]

DG Digest: PHMSA issues IRC on portable tanks and IBCs; FRA is proposing changes to train brake inspections

Mid-January finds the regulatory world getting busy again as the nation weathers fierce winter weather. The UNECE has a pair of very interesting published revisions to important documents; we cover that below, along with a variety of other actions. Meanwhile it’s the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday; the Labelmaster family wishes... The post DG Digest: PHMSA issues IRC on portable tanks and IBCs; FRA is proposing changes to train brake inspections appeared first on Labelmaster Read more [...]

PRO> Lassa fever – West Africa (04): Liberia (GB)

Lassa Fever -- LiberiaThe Surveillance Officer of Grand Bassa County Health team has confirmed to FrontPage Africa that there is a Lassa fever outbreak in District 4, Grand Bassa County leading to 3 deaths and 20 others confirmed infected with the virus.Gabriel B. Kassay said over 60 specimens were taken to Monrovia for testing as a result of the outbreak."Out of the 60 plus, over 20 specimens were confirmed affected with Lassa fever," he said, adding that 3 persons have died from the disease at Read more [...]

PRO/PL> Internal fruit rot, capsicum – Australia: call for samples

Other Plant Disease -- AustraliaInternal rot of capsicums and chillies is a major ongoing issue for Australian growers, typically those in warm, humid growing areas. It affects both field and greenhouse grown fruit, especially if humidity is not well controlled. The disease generally affects the seed inside the fruit rather than the edible portion.Although infection is believed to occur at flowering, the disease usually does not develop until the capsicum/ chilli starts to ripen, with spread most Read more [...]

Henderson EOC: NB Twin Bridge open after hazmat cleanup – 14 News WFIE Evansville

Henderson EOC: NB Twin Bridge open after hazmat cleanup  14 News WFIE Evansville

Highway 41 reopened after accident, Hazmat cleanup – Eyewitness News (WEHT/WTVW)

Highway 41 reopened after accident, Hazmat cleanup  Eyewitness News (WEHT/WTVW)

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (12): Czech Republic (VY) backyard poultry, HPAI H5N8, OIE

Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Czech RepublicInformation received on [and dated] 20 Jan 2020 from Dr. Zbynek Semerad, Director General, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech RepublicSummaryReport type: Immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 17 Jan 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 17 Jan 2020Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed diseaseManifestation of disease: clinical diseaseCausal agent: Highly pathogenic avian influenza [HPAI] virusSerotype: Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax – Indonesia (02): (YO) livestock, human

Anthrax -- IndonesiaThe Indonesian Health Ministry had declared an anthrax outbreak status in Gunung Kidul District, Yogyakarta Province, made effective from [28 Dec 2019] to [6 Jan 2020], the ministry's top official stated on [Fri 17 Jan 2020].The status came into effect from the day the 1st anthrax case came to light in Ponjong Sub-district's area and then spread to Semanu, Sub-district, Director General for Infectious Disease Control and Prevention at the Health Ministry Anung Sugihantoro stated. Read more [...]