Fitchburg police find 'potentially hazardous materials' in apartment building, ask public to avoid area – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

Fitchburg police find ‘potentially hazardous materials’ in apartment building, ask public to avoid area  Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

PRO/AH/EDR> Invasive mosquito – Spain: (IB)

Dengue, Zika virus, West Nile Virus -- SpainIbiza has been plagued with an invasion of Asian tiger mosquitoes -- 4 times bigger than normal -- as swimming pools in the vacation hotspot are left untreated during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report.The critters -- which carry diseases like Zika virus, West Nile virus and dengue fever -- have likely thrived since the closure of hotels and holiday villas on the Spanish island, The Sun reported. [The vector of West Nile virus are in the Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (212): Russia (Moskva) animal, cat, OIE

COVID-19 -- RussiaInformation received on [and dated] Tue 26 May 2020 from Dr. Nikolay Vlasov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance , Ministry of Agriculture, Moscou, RussiaSummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 18 May 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 22 May 2020Reason for notification: emerging diseaseMorbidity: 1 (scale 0 to 5)Mortality: 0 (scale 0 to 5)Zoonotic impact: NoCausal agent: SARS-CoV-2New outbreaks Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (211): China, S. Korea, countries w/ high local transmission

COVID-19 -- ChinaGeneral trend of new downward positives and slight drop in deaths. This is what can be seen from the health monitoring data on the spread of the new coronavirus on [25 May 2020].- 230 158 cumulative cases, increase of 300 from 23 May 2020;- 55 300 people are currently positive for the virus;- 141 981 people have recovered;- 8185 patients are hospitalized with symptoms, 541 in intensive care, and 46 574 are in home isolation;- 32 877 deaths have been reported; however, this number Read more [...]

Clean-up crews at scene of overturned truck leaking hazardous materials on I-49 – ArkLaTexHomepage

Clean-up crews at scene of overturned truck leaking hazardous materials on I-49  ArkLaTexHomepage

PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis – Thailand: (SP) dumplings, fatal

Salmonella -- ThailandLab results on Sunday [25 May 2020], found a dubious dish dubbed "death dumplings" after at least one woman died, contained the potentially fatal salmonella bacterium. After sale of the dumplings in southeast metro Bangkok was blamed for one death and several illnesses, the lab results, which came out yesterday, 24 May 2020, confirmed they contained _Salmonella_, according to Prakit Wongprasert of the Samut Prakan provincial health office.Earlier this month [May 2020], a 66-year-old Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Toxic algae – USA: (MN) dog

Algae -- United StatesToxins are compounds that have a harmful effect on other cells, tissues, and organisms. In the natural environment, these toxins are generally contained within the blue-green algal cell but they are released into the water when the cell is damaged or dies."Blue-green algal toxins can be divided into the following groups:1. Hepatotoxins- Hepatotoxins cause blood to collect in the liver causing circulatory shock and can lead to death by internal hemorrhaging.- Hepatotoxins can Read more [...]

PIPELINES: Trail of spills haunts Dakota Access developer – E&E News

PIPELINES: Trail of spills haunts Dakota Access developer  E&E News

PRO/EDR> Foodborne illness – Pakistan: (SD) sweets, RFI

Poisoning -- PakistanAt least 40 people including women and children fell sick after eating toxic sweets in Somar Khan Phor village in Shikarpur today [Sun 24 May 2020].20 people have been shifted to Shikarpur Civil Hospital, while others have been moved to hospitals in Rahimabad and Khanpur. According to hospital sources, all patients are suffering from food poisoning.Affected families have demanded action against the shopkeeper for selling substandard sweets. Police said samples have been collected Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (210): global, Rwanda innov, Solidarity hold, Germany church, WHO

COVID-19 -- Rwanda2 Feb 2020: 17 187 / ... / 80 024 / ... / 81 589 / ... / 82 875 / ... / 82 985 / 82 992 / Mainland China2 Feb 2020: 15 / ... / 3726 / ... / 9976 / ... / 11 190 / 11 225 / South KoreaCountries with major activity (more than 5000 cases with community spread)------------------------------------------------------------------2 Feb 2020: 11 / ... / 76 / ... / 215 081 / ... / 1 131 280 / ... / 1 686 436 / 1 706 226 / USA26 Feb 2020: 1 / ... / 2 / ... / 6931 / ... / 92 109 / ... / 363 618 Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Tick-borne encephalitis virus spread, Eurasia

Tick-borne Encephalitis -- Worldwide/UnknownResearchers from Sechenov University together with colleagues from several Russian institutes analysed data on the RNA structure of tick-borne encephalitis [TBE] virus. Much larger than in previous studies, the data volume of the new study allowed them to estimate the age of the virus subtypes and track its spread in Eurasia. The results of the study were published in the journal Viruses [see reference below].Tick-borne encephalitis is common in Central Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever – Africa (10): Nigeria, retrospective, 2019

Yellow Fever -- NigeriaA. Situation analysisDescription of the disasterIn August 2019, the country had recorded an increase in the number of yellow fever cases in Katsina, Bauchi, and Benue States. By September 2017, all 36 States in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory [FCT] had reported at least one suspected case of yellow fever. Between 1 and 31 Oct 2019, some 839 suspected cases were recorded from all states including FCT, adding up to a total of 3620 suspected cases reported in 588 LGAs Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (209): Netherlands (NB) farmed mink, animal-to-human, cat, epid

COVID-19 -- Netherlands[Ministers De Jonge and Schouten report the most recent developments and research results concerning COVID-19 on mink farms].In our letter dated [Tue 19 May 2020], we have informed you of the state of the research on the mink farms infected with SARS-CoV-2 and a 1st plausible animal-human infection of the COVID-19 virus. We inform you about the latest developments and research results.Very recently, a 2nd case has become known on one of the infected mink farms where, most likely, Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (208): research, immunity, vaccine, diagnostics, drugs

COVID-19 -- ChinaIn the absence of effective treatment or biomedical prevention, efforts to control the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have relied on nonpharmaceutical interventions such as personal preventive actions (such as handwashing, face covers), environmental cleaning, physical distancing, stay-at-home orders, school and venue closures, and workplace restrictions adopted at the national, state, and local levels. In addition to these public health interventions, development of Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Japanese encephalitis & other – India (07): (AS)

Japanese Encephalitis, Encephalitis -- IndiaAs if the COVID-19 pandemic is not bad enough, some districts of Assam are now in the grip of Japanese encephalitis (JE) and floods.Official sources said 82 cases of JE and acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) were reported from districts such as Cachar, Dibrugarh, Sonitpur, Kamrup, and Morigaon. So far, there have been no deaths."We have recorded 79 cases of AES and 3 cases of JE. Of these, 2 JE patients have been discharged from hospitals. The remaining Read more [...]

Toxic Chemical Leak at LG Polymers India – The Leaflet

Toxic Chemical Leak at LG Polymers India  The Leaflet

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (207): China, S. Korea, countries w/ high local transmission

COVID-19 -- ChinaGeneral trend of the new positive downhill. This is what can be seen from the health monitoring data on the spread of the new coronavirus on [24 May 2020].- 229 858 cumulative cases, increase of 531 from 23 May 2020;- 56 594 people are currently positive for the virus;- 140 479 people have recovered;- 8613 patients are hospitalized with symptoms, 553 in intensive care, and 47 428 are in home isolation;- 32 785 deaths have been reported; however, this number can only be confirmed Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (206): global, Singapore, China coinfect influenza, WHO

Influenza -- Singapore2 Feb 2020: 17 187 / ... / 80 024 / ... / 81 589 / ... / 82 875 / ... / 82 954 / 82 960 / 82 965 / 82 967 / 82 971 / 82 971 / 82 974 / 82 985 / Mainland China2 Feb 2020: 15 / ... / 3726 / ... / 9976 / ... / 11 065 / 11 078 / 11 110 / 11 122 / 11 142 / 11 165 / 11 190 / 11 206 / South KoreaCountries with major activity (more than 5000 cases with community spread)------------------------------------------------------------------2 Feb 2020: 11 / ... / 76 / ... / 215 081 / ... / Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (04): Africa, Americas

Cholera -- UgandaThe number of cholera cases in Moroto district has reached the 100 mark despite several interventions by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO).On Fri 15 May 2020, WHO delivered several items to the district, comprising beds, drugs and water purification tablets among others to help combat the spread of the waterborne disease. The Health Ministry also handed over 8 vehicles to assist with disease surveillance, sensitization, and case management in communities. Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (205): China, S. Korea, countries with high local transmission

COVID-19 -- ChinaThere is a general downward trend regarding the currently positive cases. The numbers of healed are growing. This is what can be seen from the health monitoring data on the spread of the new coronavirus released at 18:00 on [23 May 2020].- 229, 327 cumulative cases, increase of 669 from 21 May 2020;- 57 752 people are currently positive for the virus;- 138 840 people have recovered;- 8695 patients are hospitalized with symptoms, 572 in intensive care, and 48 485 are in home Read more [...]

Willcox building tested for hazardous materials for wine business expansion – Willcox Range News

Willcox building tested for hazardous materials for wine business expansion  Willcox Range News

Gas detector with chemical software | 2020-05-24 – Safety+Health magazine

Gas detector with chemical software | 2020-05-24  Safety+Health magazine

PRO/AH/EDR> Equine piroplasmosis – New Zealand (02): (AU) 1st report, OIE

Other Animal Disease -- New ZealandInformation received on [and dated] Fri 22 May 2020 from Dr Tony Zohrab, Policy and Trade Branch, Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington, New ZealandSummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 22 Apr 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 22 May 2020Date submitted to OIE: 22 May 2020Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed diseaseManifestation of disease: sub-clinical infectionCausal agent: _Theileria equi_Nature of diagnosis: Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (204): global, meat plant outbreaks, WHO

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/Unknown2 Feb 2020: 17 187 / ... / 80 024 / ... / 81 589 / ... / 82 875 / ... / 82 954 / 82 960 / 82 965 / 82 967 / 82 971 / 82 971 / 82 971 Mainland China2 Feb 2020: 15 / ... / 3726 / ... / 9976 / ... / 11 065 / 11 078 / 11 110 / 11 122 / 11 142 / 11 165 / 11 165 South KoreaCountries with major activity (more than 5000 cases with community spread)------------------------------------------------------------------2 Feb 2020: 11 / ... / 76 / ... / 215 081 / ... / 1 131 280 / ... Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever – Asia (17): North Korea (WN, HG) domestic, spread

African Swine Fever -- North KoreaAfrican swine fever (ASF) has caused mass deaths of pigs at farms in South Hwanghae Province and North Hamgyong Province, leading the central government to take action to prevent further outbreaks, Daily NK has learned."Livestock disease[s] are spreading rapidly throughout the province," a South Hwanghae Province-based source told Daily NK on Monday [18 May 2020]. "The authorities have issued an order through the Cabinet that livestock disease control authorities Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> African horse sickness – Thailand (05): spread, epidemiology, regional impact

African Horse Sickness -- ThailandWhen horses suddenly started dying in Thailand as the nation locked down to stem the spread of COVID-19, researchers feared the cause was another deadly bat-borne virus that could kill humans."We had no idea what was causing it," said Nopadol Saropala, owner of a horse farm about 100 miles [161 km] from the Thai capital, who lost 18 horses in 9 days. "We found out later that it came from zebras that were apparently in transit to China."More than 500 horses have died Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (203): China, S Korea, countries w/ high local transmission

COVID-19 -- ChinaA general downward trend regarding the currently positive cases. The number of healed is growing. This is what can be seen from the health monitoring data on the spread of the new coronavirus released at 18:00 on [22 May 2020].- 228 658 cumulative cases, increase of 642 from 21 May 2020;- 59 322 people are currently positive for the virus;- 136 720 people have recovered;- 8957 patients are hospitalized with symptoms, 595 in intensive care, and 49 770 are in home isolation;- 32 616 Read more [...]

Dog Training Spray Caused Hazmat Scare: Baltimore County Fire – Towson, MD Patch

Dog Training Spray Caused Hazmat Scare: Baltimore County Fire  Towson, MD Patch

PRO/AH/EDR> Geotrichum candidum – Italy: horse, skin infection

Other Animal Disease -- Worldwide/UnknownA veterinarian should be called promptly in cases of skin disease in horses, according to researchers, who have described a case of fungal dermatitis resulting in the gelding becoming very unwell.The researchers, writing in the journal Animals (), have reported on what they describe as a rare case of generalized fungal dermatitis in a horse caused by _Geotrichum candidum_.There are 13 species of this yeast-like fungi, commonly found in soil, air, water, milk, Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (202): global, Europe nursing home deaths, WHO

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/Unknown2 Feb 2020: 17 187 / ... / 80 024 / ... / 81 589 / ... / 82 875 / ... / 82 954 / 82 960 / 82 965 / 82 967 / 82 971 / 82 971 / Mainland China2 Feb 2020: 15 / ... / 3726 / ... / 9976 / ... / 11 065 / 11 078 / 11 110 / 11 122 / 11 142 / 11 165 / South KoreaCountries with major activity (more than 5000 cases with community spread)------------------------------------------------------------------2 Feb 2020: 11 / ... / 76 / ... / 215 081 / ... / 1 131 280 / ... / 1 527 664 Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever – Asia (16): India (AS, AR) domestic, 1st report, OIE

African Swine Fever -- IndiaInformation received on 21 May 2020 from Dr. Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, New Delhi, IndiaSummaryReport type: Immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 26 Jan 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 18 May 2020Report date: 19 May 2020Date submitted to OIE: 21 May 2020Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed disease in the countryCausal agent: African swine Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax – Botswana: (NC) Okavango Delta, elephant, suspected, RFI

Anthrax -- BotswanaBotswana is investigating the mysterious death of 56 elephants in the past 2 months [March-May 2020]. Authorities have ruled out poaching, as all carcasses were found intact. The country's Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism says 12 elephants were found dead last week in villages in the Okavango Delta panhandle. In March [2020], 44 animals died.Wildlife officer Dimakatso Ntsebe downplayed the possibility of farmers poisoning the elephants, who tend Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Streptococcus, gr A – China: (Beijing) workplace, RFI

Strep -- ChinaOn [17 May 2020] at about 4:00 pm, Xicheng [Beijing] District Disease Control Center received reports from the fever clinic of a medical institution of multiple fever occurrences at No. 55 Fuxingmen Inner Street in Xicheng District [the headquarters of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China]. A total of 33 patients from this site were seen at the clinic. Nucleic acid tests for novel coronavirus [SARS-CoV-2] were all negative. Respiratory pathogen multiplex testing found that many were Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (201): China, S Korea, countries w/ high local transmission

COVID-19 -- ChinaA general downward trend regarding the currently positive cases. The number of healed is growing.This is what can be seen from the health monitoring data on the spread of the new coronavirus released at 18:00 on [21 May 2020].- 228 006 cumulative cases, increase of 642 from 20 May 2020- 60 960 people are currently positive for the virus;- 134 560 people have recovered;- 9269 patients are hospitalized with symptoms, 640 in intensive care, and 51 051 are in home isolation;- 32 486 Read more [...]

PRO/PL> Sugarcane streak mosaic virus – Africa: 1st rep (Cote d'Ivoire)

Other Plant Disease -- Cote d'Ivoire_Sugarcane streak mosaic virus_ (SCSMV) is named for the pale green symptoms it causes on leaves of _Saccharum_ sp. (sugarcane). It occurs in several Asian countries but has not been reported outside that continent. In 2016, streak mosaic was observed on the main sugarcane varieties [in Sassandra-Marahoue District, SM]. Symptoms were associated with a progressive decrease in sugar yield reaching 70% in 2017 in cv. R575. In October 2018 the symptoms were also found Read more [...]

Japan delays some inspections amid Covid-19 emergency – Chemical Watch

Japan delays some inspections amid Covid-19 emergency  Chemical Watch

WATCH: Roanoke city officials give update on flooding – WSLS 10

WATCH: Roanoke city officials give update on flooding  WSLS 10

Want to show supply chain workers real gratitude? Make hazmat compliance more important.

For workers in the Dangerous Goods supply chain, the first quarter of 2020 was extraordinary—for two reasons. The first reason? That’s obvious. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered seismic shifts in what we ship, how much we ship and how we ship it, and the global supply chain met the challenge. Despite a steep drop in overall... The post Want to show supply chain workers real gratitude? Make hazmat compliance more important. appeared first on Labelmaster Blog. Read more [...]

Heat Stress in Construction

As we post this blog, we realize that some states may be under work restrictions due to COVID-19. Please follow the appropriate guidance for your area. Workers should not share water bottles or cups when hydrating. Social distancing applies in the workplace and break areas. See U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of and Health and Human Services’ booklet Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. As workers are social distancing and wearing a mask, the signs of heat stress may Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Typhoid fever – USA (02): imported drug-resistant strains ex Pakistan, Iraq

Fever -- United StatesDuring February 2018-August 2019, CDC identified 33 ceftriaxone-resistant Typhi isolates from USA patients; no such isolates had been identified before 2018. Thirty isolates were from cases of XDR typhoid fever linked to travel to Pakistan; notably, these cases have occurred with increasing frequency and reflect the ongoing outbreak in Sindh province, with approximately 10 000 cases reported as of August 2019 (7). In November 2019, approximately 9.4 million children aged 9 months-15 Read more [...]