PRO/AH/EDR> African horse sickness – South Africa: (WC) OIE

African Horse Sickness -- South AfricaGeneral informationReport type: immediate notificationStarted on: 9 Apr 2021Confirmed on: 14 Apr 2021Reported on: 16 Apr 2021Reason for notification: recurrenceLast occurrence: 12 Jun 2016Causal agent: African horse sickness virusSerotype: not typedNature of diagnosis: clinical, laboratoryThis event pertains to a defined zone within the country.New outbreakSummary of outbreaksTotal outbreaks (1)Outbreak location: Cederberg, West Coast, Western CapeDate of start Read more [...]

PRO/PL> Downy mildew, spinach – Europe, USA: new strains

Other Plant Disease -- United StatesTwo new strains of downy mildew of spinach (_Peronospora farinosa_) have been named by the International Working Group on Peronospora in Spinach (IWGP). Isolate SP1924 which was found in Europe will be called race Pe 18. Isolate UA202001E, found in the USA, will be called race Pe 19. Several spinach varieties resistant to both are already available.Both of the new races pose a considerable threat for spinach industries worldwide. The resistant varieties are an Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Newcastle disease – South Africa (EC): (EC) wild bird

Newcastle Disease -- South AfricaBirds reportedly falling out of the sky and found dead in parts of the Eastern Cape have died of Avian Paramyxovirus and Newcastle diseases.The Eastern Cape department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform confirmed the test results on Tuesday [13 Apr 2021].Hundreds of bird deaths have been reported in the Buffalo City Municipality since March [2021], which prompted Neville's Snake and Reptile Rescue to collect dead birds for testing at the SPCA. Wild birds found Read more [...]

Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing – The Daily Climate

Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it’s still a good thing  The Daily Climate

Xtra Intermodal owes EPA $42M for hazmat cleanup – Land Line – Land Line Media

Xtra Intermodal owes EPA $42M for hazmat cleanup – Land Line  Land Line Media

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (138): transmission, outdoor spread, variants, tech, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/UnknownProvince - B.1.1.7 / B.1.351 / P.1 Screened*Canada - 57 103 / 411 / 2195 / 85 920Ontario - 32 327 / 101 / 207 / 27 032Alberta - 15 627 / 32 / 168 / 34 685British Columbia - 3858 / 71 / 1810 / 0Quebec - 2554 / 163 / 8 / 17 085Saskatchewan - 1703 / 9 / 0 / 2614Manitoba - 622 / 20 / 1 / 67New Brunswick - 180 / 4 / 0 / 0Newfoundland and Labrador 178 / 1 / 0 / 0Nova Scotia - 45 / 10 / 0 / 0Prince Edward Island 6 / 6 / 0 / 0 Yukon - 2 / 0 / 1 / 0Northwest Territories 1 Read more [...]

SFD fights fire at local battery distributor, contains hazardous materials – ArkLaTexHomepage

SFD fights fire at local battery distributor, contains hazardous materials  ArkLaTexHomepage

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (137): thrombosis risk, comment, variants, UK/India, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/UnknownMany viruses can hamper coagulation, including those that cause dengue fever and yellow fever. In more severe cases, they may lead to bleeding. This is why these diseases are considered hemorrhagic viral fevers. In a paper recently published in the science magazine "Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz," a group of 10 researchers argues that the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) should be the 1st agent recognized as acting in the opposite fashion, by increasing the formation Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Lumpy skin disease – Asia (04): Taiwan (NT) cattle, OIE

Lumpy Skin Disease -- ChinaSummaryReport type: immediate notificationStarted: 14 Apr 2021Confirmed: 15 Apr 2021Reported: 15 Apr 2021Reason for notification: recurrenceLast occurrence: 30 Sep 2020Causal agent: lumpy skin disease virusNature of diagnosis: clinical, laboratoryThis event pertains to a defined zone within the country.New outbreaksSummary of outbreaksTotal outbreaks (1)Outbreak location 1: Line district, New TaipeiStarted: 14 Apr 2021Epidemiological unit: farmTotal animals Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (64): Mali, poultry, HPAI H5N1, 1st rep, OIE

Avian Influenza H5N1 -- MaliGeneral informationReport type: Immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 12 Mar 2021Date of confirmation of the event: 1 Apr 2021Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of the disease in the countryManifestation of disease: Clinical diseaseCausal agent: Highly pathogenic avian influenza virusSerotype: H5N1Nature of diagnosis: Clinical, laboratoryThis event pertains to the whole country.Outbreaks (3)Outbreak location 1: Hamdallaye, SikassoDate of start of the Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (06): Africa (Nigeria)

Cholera -- NigeriaAt least 50 people have died in a suspected cholera outbreak in 2021 in Nigeria, local health authorities have confirmed. Some 8 states across the country had reported the suspected cholera outbreak, according to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC)."As of 28 Mar 2021, a total of 1746 suspected cases including 50 deaths with a case fatality rate that is 2.9% have been reported," said Chikwe Ihekweazu, head of the NCDC.--Communicated by:ProMED from HealthMap Alerts[As Read more [...]

Chemical Used in Many Oil Refineries Could Cause Mass Deaths If Leaked – Truthout

Chemical Used in Many Oil Refineries Could Cause Mass Deaths If Leaked  Truthout

PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever – Europe (08): Russia, Ukraine, domestic, OIE

African Swine Fever -- RussiaGeneral informationReport type: Immediate notificationStarted: 11 Apr 2021Confirmed: 12 Apr 2021Reported: 14 Apr 2021Reason for notification: RecurrenceLast occurrence: 20 Dec 2020Manifestation of disease: Clinical diseaseCausal agent: African swine fever virusNature of diagnosis: LaboratoryThis event pertains to a defined zone within the country.Outbreak location: Koteleve, Novoseliskyi, ChernivtsiDate of start of the outbreak: 12 Apr 2021Epidemiological unit: Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Malaria, artemisinin resistance – Africa

Malaria -- Worldwide/UnknownCitation: Uwimana A, Umulisa N, Venkatesan M, et al. Association of _Plasmodium falciparum kelch13_ R561H genotypes with delayed parasite clearance in Rwanda: an open-label, single-arm, multicentre, therapeutic efficacy study. Lancet. Epub 14 Apr 2021. Summary------Background: Partial artemisinin resistance is suspected if delayed parasite clearance (i.e., persistence of parasitaemia on day 3 after treatment initiation) is observed. Validated markers of artemisinin partial Read more [...]

East Baton Rouge hosts Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day event – BRProud.com

East Baton Rouge hosts Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day event  BRProud.com

Remembering the West fertilizer plant explosion 8 years later – KGO-TV

Remembering the West fertilizer plant explosion 8 years later  KGO-TV

Remembering the West fertilizer plant explosion 8 years later – KABC-TV

Remembering the West fertilizer plant explosion 8 years later  KABC-TV

Remembering the West fertilizer plant explosion 8 years later – WABC-TV

Remembering the West fertilizer plant explosion 8 years later  WABC-TV

Remembering the West fertilizer plant explosion 8 years later – WPVI-TV

Remembering the West fertilizer plant explosion 8 years later  WPVI-TV

Remembering the West fertilizer plant explosion 8 years later – WTVD-TV

Remembering the West fertilizer plant explosion 8 years later  WTVD-TV

Remembering the West fertilizer plant explosion 8 years later – WLS-TV

Remembering the West fertilizer plant explosion 8 years later  WLS-TV

Remembering the West fertilizer plant explosion 8 years later – KTRK-TV

Remembering the West fertilizer plant explosion 8 years later  KTRK-TV

Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing – Environmental Health News

Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it’s still a good thing  Environmental Health News

NIOSH 50th Anniversary Honored by National Toxicology Program

This text was first published as an article in the April 2021 NIEHS newsletter Environmental Factor. Common goals and collaborative research signify the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s participation in the NTP. Marking a major milestone, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) acclaims its common goals and collaborative research with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). This year is the 50th anniversary of NIOSH, which was created by the Occupational Read more [...]

Ascension collects record amount of hazardous materials – Donaldsonville Chief

Ascension collects record amount of hazardous materials  Donaldsonville Chief

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (136): Brazil, India, Chile, ring vacc, post vacc inf, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- BrazilDoctors Without Borders (MSF) today [15 Apr 2021] called on the Brazilian government's leaders to muster the political will to respond to the threat, which it said is killing people by the thousands.MSF said last week [week of 5 Apr 2021], intensive care units (ICUs) were at capacity in 21 of 27 states, and hospitals across the country are struggling with shortages of oxygen for treatment and sedatives needed for intubation. It also said the country has a critical need for rapid Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (63): Hungary (HB) poultry, H5N1, OIE

Avian Influenza H5N1 -- HungarySummaryReport type: Immediate notificationReport ID: 149523Date of start of the event: 9 Apr 2021Date of confirmation of the event: 12 Apr 2021Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 2 Mar 2021Manifestation of disease: Clinical diseaseCausal agent: Highly pathogenic avian influenza virusSerotype: H5N1Nature of diagnosis: Laboratory This event pertains to a defined zone within the country.New outbreaks (1)Summary of Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (62): China (LN) wild bird, HPAI H5N6, OIE

Avian Influenza H5N6 -- ChinaSummaryReport type: Immediate notificationStarted: 7 Apr 2021Confirmed: 11 Apr 2021Reported: 14 Apr 2021Reason for notification: New strain in a zone or a compartmentCausal agent: Highly pathogenic avian influenza virusSerotype: H5N6Nature of diagnosis: Clinical, laboratoryThis event pertains to a defined zone within the country.New outbreaks (1)Summary of outbreaksTotal outbreaks (1)Outbreak location 1: Changbaidao Forest Park, Heping District, Shenyang Shi, Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis – Denmark: herbal remedy, fatal, recall. RFI

Salmonella -- DenmarkThree people have died in what Danish health authorities say is a large outbreak of salmonellosis that has left 33 people ill. 19 people have been treated in hospital, according to Denmark's SSI [Statens Serum Institut] health agency. Those involved in the outbreak are aged between 2 and 92. All those affected ate Husk brand psyllium husk capsules from batches recalled by manufacturer Orkla Care. Authorities found traces of _Salmonella_ in the products at patients' homes.The Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed gastroenteritis, dog – UK: vomiting, canine enteric coronavirus susp

Gastroenteritis -- United KingdomAs COVID-19 ravaged the world at the start of 2020, dogs in the UK were suffering an outbreak of another coronavirus, a study has revealed. Reports from concerned owners and disquieted vets at the time indicated more pet pooches than usual were getting ill and severely vomiting.Researchers studying the outbreak now believe it was caused by an animal coronavirus -- most likely a variant of canine enteric coronavirus (CECoV). Humans cannot catch this type of coronavirus, Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (01): Saudi Arabia, immune responses, WHO

MERS -- Saudi ArabiaInfection with MERS-CoV can cause severe disease resulting in high mortality. Humans are infected with MERS-CoV from direct or indirect contact with dromedaries. MERS-CoV has demonstrated the ability to transmit between humans. So far, the observed non-sustained human-to-human transmission has occurred among close contacts and in healthcare settings.The notification of additional cases does not change the overall risk assessment. However, with the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Felid leukoencephalomyelopathy – USA: (FL) Florida panther, bobcat

Other Animal Disease -- United StatesOnce ranging throughout the US Southeast, Florida panthers nearly went extinct due to widespread hunting. By the 1970s there were fewer than 30 left. Though the endangered cats have rebounded significantly in the last couple decades, with a total population around 200, their future remains tenuous.That's why scientists are concerned about a newly discovered neurological disease that causes limb weakness and, in severe cases, partial paralysis in Florida panthers Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Peste des petits ruminants – Israel: (HZ) sheep, OIE

Peste des petits ruminants -- IsraelGeneral informationReport type: Immediate notificationStarted: 2 Apr 2021Confirmed: 4 Apr 2021Reported: 14 Apr 2021Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 23 Aug 2020Manifestation of disease: Clinical diseaseCausal agent: Peste des petits ruminants virusNature of diagnosis: Clinical, laboratoryThis event pertains to a zone of the country.New outbreaks (1)Summary of outbreaks:Total outbreaks: 1Outbreak 1: Melea, Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Rift Valley fever – Madagascar (02): livestock, human

Rift Valley Fever -- MadagascarRift Valley fever is decimating the herds in Mananjary. Nearly 500 zebu [humped cattle] have died in a few weeks. The farmers of the herds are at a loss. They have lost, in a blink of an eye, their zebus, who represent their wealth.This acute hemorrhagic viral disease kills the zebus early every day in this district, "this morning [14 Apr 2021] 3 zebus have died. Yesterday [13 Apr 2021] we counted 7 [deaths] in different enclosures, and at the slaughterhouse," said Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed illness – Australia: (VI) water, algal bloom susp, RFI

Algae -- AustraliaThe state government is investigating an incident that sent 2 surfers to hospital after coming in contact with "a brown sludge-like substance" at a popular south-west Victorian surf spot.The 2 male surfers went to hospitals in Warrnambool and Port Fairy over the Easter weekend [3-4 Apr 2021] and were awaiting test results to determine the cause of their illnesses, but both said they came in contact with brown water while surfing at The Passage near Port Fairy.One surfer is understood Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Ehrlichiosis – Australia: (SA) dog

Other Animal Disease -- Australia- Hemogram: normochromic, normocytic nonregenerative anemia, thrombocytopenia, or of serum anti-_Ehrlichia_ antibodies. If initial test results are negative, one should consider repeating the assay 2 to 3 weeks later because false-negative results can occur in acutely ill dogs. Likewise, false-positive results (indicating exposure rather than infection) may occur, especially in healthy dogs in endemic areas.- PCR technique (blood, bone marrow aspirate, splenic aspirate): Read more [...]

PRO/PL> Taproot decline, soybean – USA: etiology

Other Plant Disease -- United StatesLSU graduate student Teddy Garcia-Aroca has identified and named the new species of fungus _Xylaria necrophora_, the pathogen that causes soybean taproot decline. The fungus infects roots, causing them to become blackened while causing leaves to turn yellow or orange with chlorosis. The disease has the potential to kill the plant. Trey Price, LSU, said, "I've seen fields that suffered a 25% yield loss." [He] said the disease has been a problem for many years Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (135): post-acute sequelae, women's health, Japan, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/UnknownThrombosis and thrombocytopenia have been reported after vaccination with the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine (Oxford-AstraZeneca), a recombinant chimpanzee adenoviral vector encoding the spike glycoprotein of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) [1,2]. To date, such reactions have not been associated with other vaccines against coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). We describe a case of extensive thrombosis associated with severe thrombocytopenia and disseminated Read more [...]

Guest post: 5 ways 3PLs can capitalize on the e-commerce boom

Our guest blogger is Robert Liva, Senior Account Executive at Pierbridge. Have you noticed that there’s a different delivery van pulling up on your block five or six times every day? Those vans are evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated several shipping trends that were already developing pretty quickly. Online spending accounted for 21.3% of... The post Guest post: 5 ways 3PLs can capitalize on the e-commerce boom appeared first on Labelmaster Blog. Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever – Asia (12): India (MZ) domestic, spread

African Swine Fever -- IndiaA laboratory test has confirmed that African swine fever (ASF) was the main cause of death of nearly 700 pigs in 3 Mizoram districts, an official of the state's animal husbandry and veterinary department said on Tuesday [13 Apr 2021]. However, a formal declaration from a concerned authority is awaited, he said.Joint director (livestock health) Dr Lalhmingthanga said that samples were sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) in Bhopal on Read more [...]