PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease – Zimbabwe: (MV) cattle, serotype not typed, OIE

Foot and Mouth -- ZimbabweInformation received on [and dated] 12 Oct 2020 from Dr. Josphat Nyika, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, water and Rural Resettlement, Harare, ZimbabweSummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 12 Oct 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 12 Oct 2020Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 28 Dec 2019Manifestation of disease: clinical diseaseCausal agent: Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (436): infodemic, brain fog, China, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- United StatesA study of COVID-19 messaging on social media revealed misinformation from politicians, celebrities, and other prominent figures made up about 20 percent of claims but accounted for 69 percent of total social media engagement. Therefore, public health figures who have credibility must partner with social media influencers who have the reach. Harnessing the wide reach of local, regional, and national influencers from a wide swath of sectors both within and outside of the public Read more [...]

DG Digest: IATA releases download of Appendix H on competency-based training in advance of 2023 mandate

It’s the second full week of October—time flies!  Now’s a great time to review and if need be update your workplace’s cold weather plans.  It won’t be too long in many places before snow and ice make a potential early season comeback, so a safety plan for your employees always makes sense.  Meanwhile, it’s Thanksgiving... The post DG Digest: IATA releases download of Appendix H on competency-based training in advance of 2023 mandate appeared first Read more [...]

Hazardous materials depot shows 'no issues' one year into operation: society – The Nelson Daily

Hazardous materials depot shows ‘no issues’ one year into operation: society  The Nelson Daily

PRO/PL> Rubbery taproot disease, sugar beet – Serbia: cause

Other Plant Disease -- SerbiaRubbery taproot disease (RTD) of sugar beet was observed in Serbia for the 1st time in the 1960s. The disease was already described in neighbouring Bulgaria and Romania at the time, but it was associated with abiotic factors. In this study on sugar beet in Serbia, we provide evidence of the association between _Ca._ P. solani (stolbur phytoplasma) infection and the occurrence of typical RTD symptomatology. _Ca._ P. solani [CPa] was identified by PCR and sequence analyses Read more [...]

100-Year-Old Refrigerator Causes Chemical Leak in Rockville – Montgomery Community Media

100-Year-Old Refrigerator Causes Chemical Leak in Rockville  Montgomery Community Media

PRO/AH/EDR> Q fever – Australia (02): (NSW)

Q Fever -- AustraliaThe Western NSW [New South Wales] Local Health District (WNSWLHD) has issued a reminder about the effects of Q fever on farmers, and the importance of getting vaccinated. WNSWLHD Manager of Communicable Diseases and Immunisation, Ms. Susan Turcato, is strongly urging farmers and people who work with livestock to get vaccinated against Q fever to guard against being unable to work due to prolonged illness."Q fever is a bacterial infection carried by animals - such as cows, sheep Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (435): Nigeria, PEEP & proning, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- NigeriaCOVID-19 update (160): Nigeria, travelers http://promedmail.org/post/20201010.7850925. This is a recent update on the situation in Nigeria covered on the ProMED-EAFR (Anglophone Africa) network.See COVID-19 update (432): transmission and age, South Asia, WHO, global http://promedmail.org/post/20201010.7850554 for a summary of the ProMED-mail regional networks. - Mod.MPP]******[2] PEEP and prone positioning during early COVID-19 ARDSDate: Sat 10 Oct 2020Source: The Lancet Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> West Nile virus (24): Europe (Germany) ECDC updates

West Nile Virus -- GermanyBetween [2 and 8 Oct 2020], EU Member States reported 28 human cases of WNV infection: Italy (11), Germany (7), Greece (5), Spain (3), and Romania (2). 2 regions in Germany (Meissen and Halle (Saale)) reported locally-acquired human cases of WNV infection for the first time through TESSy. All other cases were reported from areas that have been affected during previous transmission seasons. This week, one death was reported by Romania. No human cases of WNV infection or deaths Read more [...]

Chemical leak from 1920s refrigerator causes injuries to firefighters, residents in Rockville – WUSA9.com

Chemical leak from 1920s refrigerator causes injuries to firefighters, residents in Rockville  WUSA9.com

PRO/AH/EDR> Toxic algae – Russia: susp., RFI

-- RussiaAround the same time that an unexplained event wiped out 95% of sea-dwelling life off the coast of Russia's Far Eastern Kamchatka peninsula earlier this month [October 2020], a yellow foam covered an area of water so large it could be seen from space.That's the clue prompting some of Russia's leading marine biologists to blame the catastrophe on a harmful algae bloom, a rapid growth of naturally occurring algae that can produce toxins lethal for marine life and even humans."From my Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Poisoning – China: (HU) barium, drinking water contamination

Poisoning -- ChinaDozens of villagers in Xiantao, Hubei were poisoned by drinking tap water suspected to be contaminated by chemicals from a local company.More than 20 villagers in Xiantao developed symptoms of poisoning after drinking tap water. The Hubei Provincial Investigation Team conducted an investigation, and the police have detained the relevant personnel.On 10 Oct 2020, Mr. X, from Xiantao City, Hubei Province, was lying in the ICU ward. He was unconscious and on a ventilator, the 9th day Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Foodborne illness – China (03): (HL) aflatoxin, fatal

Poisoning -- ChinaSeven people have died after eating contaminated food during a family meal in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, local authorities announced on Sat 10 Oct 2020.The food poisoning occurred on 5 Oct 2020 when W, a resident in Jidong County, dined with 8 family members at home and had sour noodles, a local food made of fermented corn flour, which had remained frozen for a year.Police have ruled out homicide by poisoning since no toxic substances were detected from the extracts Read more [...]

PRO/AH> African swine fever – Europe (28): Germany (BB) wild boar, spread

African Swine Fever -- GermanyOn Sat 10 Oct 2020, a search was applied in the ASF core zone in Markisch-Oderland by municipality personnel, hunters, farmers, police officers, fire fighters, and the technical relief organization. In the Oderbruch, drones with thermal imaging cameras were also used.A drone discovered a pack of wild boars on the Oder island in Kustrin-Kietz, reports the Markische Oderzeitung (MOZ) in its online edition. As can be seen on the drone's camera images, there are a total Read more [...]

Preparing Hazardous Materials Shipping Papers – Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Preparing Hazardous Materials Shipping Papers  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Residents evacuated after 'major' train derailment in Lilburn ignites fire involving hazardous materials – 11Alive.com WXIA

Residents evacuated after ‘major’ train derailment in Lilburn ignites fire involving hazardous materials  11Alive.com WXIA

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (434): COVAX, viral Load, 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): 648 453 (4380) / 14 170 (99)European Region (61): 6 809 678 (123 684) / 245 991 (1160)South East Asia Region (10): 7 823 832 (82 273) / 125 842 (1081)Eastern Mediterranean Region (22): 2 585 780 (18 646) / 65 894 (418)Region of the Americas (54): 17 662 955 (150 202) / 585 834 (5645)African Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Eastern equine encephalitis – North America (21): (USA) horse

Eastern Equine Encephalitis -- United StatesWe have just learned about the 1st reported case of a horse with eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in the Upper Peninsula. The Michigan Dept of Agriculture & Rural Development released the following statement on Friday [2 Oct 2020]:"Today [Fri 2 Oct 2020], the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is confirming the discovery of EEE in a horse from Baraga County. Not only is this the 1st case of EEE being found in Michigan's Read more [...]

Cleanup underway following tractor-trailer rollover in Allston – Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

Cleanup underway following tractor-trailer rollover in Allston  Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed hemorrhagic fever – South Sudan: (WB) RFI

Hemorrhagic Fever -- South SudanThree people have died of a mysterious haemorrhagic fever in South Sudan's Raja county of Western Bahr-el-Ghazal [Western Bahr-al-Ghazal] state, raising fears of an outbreak of Ebola. On Thursday [8 Oct 2020] evening, South Sudan's Ministry of Health said it is investigating the death of 3 people who had presented suspected symptoms of bleeding and fever and indicated that some 127 similar cases had been recorded since last week."On 3 Oct [2020], a woman in Sir Malaga Read more [...]

Plant owner to face legal action over chemical leak in Chachoengsao – Bangkok Post

Plant owner to face legal action over chemical leak in Chachoengsao  Bangkok Post

PRO/EDR> Syphilis – USA: (OK) women, congenital, IDU

Syphilis -- United StatesA syphilis outbreak in south-central Oklahoma creates yet another strain on the state's public health system. Public health providers juggle addressing the [COVID-19] outbreak, the worst pandemic in a century, the onset of flu season, and existing staffing issues.Over the past 6 months, we've gotten pretty familiar with terms we hadn't heard regularly before, like contact tracers and infectious disease intervention specialists. But they're not new. Before the coronavirus, Read more [...]

PRO/AH> Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia – Saudi Arabia: (JZ) goat

Other Animal Disease -- Saudi ArabiaResidents of a village in Abu Arish governorate, east of the Jizan region, complained about the incursion of a strange disease that transforms goats into skeletons before killing them; amid fears of transmission and expansion of the disease, [the residents] demanded vaccination.Samples were collected from sick goats about a week ago by the agriculture department, and results are indicative of infection with the highly contagious pleuritis, or what is known among Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (433): animal, Denmark (ND,MJ) farmed mink, spread, control

COVID-19 -- DenmarkMink breeders are so dissatisfied with the authorities' handling of the killing of their mink that they are now suing the state. The purpose is both to ensure better financial compensation and to ensure a fair process for the killing of the minks.[One of the mink breeders] was directed to kill his herd due to the government's plan to reduce infection among the hard-hit North Jutland farms. He feels so badly treated by authorities and politicians that he is therefore now, together Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (432): transmission and age, South Asia, 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): 644 073 (3431) / 14 071 (154)European Region (61): 6 676 012 (109 749) / 244 754 (950)South East Asia Region (10): 7 741 559 (82 284) / 124 761 (1129)Eastern Mediterranean Region (22): 2 567 134 (21 666) / 65 476 (493)Region of the Americas (54): 17 512 753 (127 250) / 580 189 (3282)African Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Tick, geographic expansion – USA: (MA)

Pests, Tick-borne disease -- United StatesLone star ticks -- and thousands of their larvae -- have overrun the town of Aquinnah [on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts], biologist and tick expert Richard Johnson told Aquinnah selectmen at their meeting onWednesday [7 Oct 2020] following reports that showed a high incidence of tick-borne disease in the town this year [2020].In a letter that went out last week, the town board of health reported 13 new cases of tickborne illnesses since April of this year Read more [...]

PRO/AH> Foot & mouth disease – Namibia: (KE) cattle, not typed, OIE

Foot and Mouth -- NamibiaInformation received on [and dated] 6 Oct 2020 from Dr Albertina Shilongo, acting chief veterinary officer, Division of Epidemiology, Import/Export Control and Training, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Windhoek, NamibiaSummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 25 Sep 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 28 Sep 2020Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 12 Feb 2020Manifestation of disease: Read more [...]

PRO/AH> Peste des petits ruminants – Libya: (JF) sheep, goat, OIE

Peste des petits ruminants -- LibyaInformation received on [and dated] 7 Oct 2020 from Dr Zakaria Mohamed Mustafa Elkhatal, director general, National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), Ministry of Agriculture, Animal and Marine Wealth, Tripoli, LibyaSummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 17 Sep 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 5 Oct 2020Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 21 May 2019Manifestation of disease: clinical Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Invasive mosquito – USA (09): (CA)

Pests -- United StatesEven as the Sacramento Valley cools down, the yellow fever mosquito is being discovered in traps in new areas. Some were found this week near Cresta Park in the Arden Arcade area, the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District announced on Wednesday [7 Oct 2020].This aggressive day-biting pest, formally known as _Aedes aegypti_, can carry not only yellow fever but also Zika virus, dengue and chikungunya [viruses]. While mosquitoes breed more quickly during the heat Read more [...]

Crews contain a hazardous chemical leak in Falkville – WAFF

Crews contain a hazardous chemical leak in Falkville  WAFF

Crews contain hazardous chemical leak in Falkville – WAFF

Crews contain hazardous chemical leak in Falkville  WAFF

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (431): saliva antibodies, remdesivir, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- United StatesAbstract--------While the antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 has been extensively studied in blood, relatively little is known about the antibody response in saliva and its relationship to systemic antibody levels. Here, we profiled by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) IgG, IgA, and IgM responses to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (full length trimer) and its receptor-binding domain (RBD) in serum and saliva of acute and convalescent patients with laboratory-diagnosed Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (430): animal, USA (UT) mink

COVID-19 -- United StatesThousands of minks at Utah fur farms have died because of the coronavirus in the past 10 days, forcing 9 sites in 3 counties to quarantine, but the state veterinarian said people don't appear to be at risk from the outbreak. The COVID-19 infections likely were spread from workers at the mink ranches to the animals, with no sign so far the animals are spreading it to humans, said Dr Dean Taylor, the state veterinarian, who is investigating the outbreak. "We genuinely don't Read more [...]

PRO/AH> African swine fever – Europe (27): Germany (BB) wild boar, spread

African Swine Fever -- GermanyThe National Reference Laboratory FLI has confirmed 3 additional ASF [African swine fever]-infected wild boars in the core zones. The one found in MOL [Markisch-Oderland] was heavily decomposed; this cadaver is estimated to have been lying there 4 weeks before being discovered. Total number of ASF cases in Germany is now 53.communicated by:Sabine ZentisCastleview English LonghornsGut Laach, D-52385 Nideggen, Germany[Since the 1st discovery of ASF-infected wild boars Read more [...]

Chinese hazmat regulations explained! More notes from the 2020 DG Symposium.

Two recent sessions at the all-virtual 2020 Dangerous Goods Symposium explored two of the more complex issues faced by global hazmat transport operations: Chinese regulations and effective training. Not only are Chinese Dangerous Goods regulations often more restrictive than those in Europe or the U.S.—their regulatory structure can be baffling, too. Yet the continued growth... The post Chinese hazmat regulations explained! More notes from the 2020 DG Symposium. appeared first on Labelmaster Read more [...]

First step in cleaning fire damaged properties in North Complex Fire areas begins – KRCRTV.COM

First step in cleaning fire damaged properties in North Complex Fire areas begins  KRCRTV.COM

Preparing Hazardous Materials Shipping Papers | Fisher Phillips – JD Supra

Preparing Hazardous Materials Shipping Papers | Fisher Phillips  JD Supra

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (429): long term effects, neuro, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- United StatesWith more than 30 million documented infections and 1 million deaths worldwide, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues unabated. The clinical spectrum of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) 2 infection ranges from asymptomatic infection to life-threatening and fatal disease. Current estimates are that approximately 20 million people globally have "recovered"; however, clinicians are observing and reading reports of patients with persistent Read more [...]

Criminal charges dropped against Arkema for chemical plant fire – The Chemical Engineer

Criminal charges dropped against Arkema for chemical plant fire  The Chemical Engineer

Hazardous chemical leak in Falkville – WAFF

Hazardous chemical leak in Falkville  WAFF