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Phunware to Deploy Smart City Mobile Solution for City of Pasadena to Improve Citizen Engagement and Emergency Management – Business Wire

Phunware to Deploy Smart City Mobile Solution for City of Pasadena to Improve Citizen Engagement and Emergency Management  Business Wire

Hazardous materials team called to McDonald’s in Springfield – WWLP.com

Hazardous materials team called to McDonald’s in Springfield  WWLP.com

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (230): Netherlands (NB, LI) animal, farmed mink, spread, control

COVID-19 -- NetherlandsCoronavirus has been found in mink at 3 more fur farms in Noord Brabant, farming minister Carola Schouten has confirmed.The infections came to light during compulsory screening introduced since the 1st cases were found in April [2002]. A 4th suspected new outbreak is also under investigation. The disease has now been established at 6 companies and on 8 different locations at the heart of the fur farming industry.The new cases were identified during early warning research carried Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (14): Europe (Bosnia & Herzegovina) dog, OIE

Rabies -- Bosnia and HerzegovinaInformation received on [and dated] Tue 2 Jun 2020 from Dr. Ljubomir Kalaba, Director, Veterinary Office, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Sarajevo, Bosnia and HerzegovinaSummaryReport type: immediate notificationStart date: 28 May 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 29 May 2020Reason for notification: reoccurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: Nov 2014Manifestation of disease: clinical diseaseCausal agent: rabies virusSerotype: Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease – China (01): (CQ) serotype O, cattle, OIE

Foot and Mouth -- ChinaInformation received on [and dated] 1 Jun 2020 from Dr. Huang Baoxu, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group, Animal Health and Epidemiology Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Qingdao, China (People's Rep. of)SummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 21 May 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 28 May 2020Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed diseaseManifestation of disease: clinical diseaseCausal agent: Foot and mouth Read more [...]

Clinch Memorial Hospital evacuated due to highway chemical spill – WFXL FOX 31

Clinch Memorial Hospital evacuated due to highway chemical spill  WFXL FOX 31

PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis – China: (HK) sandwiches

Salmonella -- ChinaThe Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health reported 229 people were sick and 45 needed hospital treatment after eating the implicated sandwiches. It was previously reported that 27 people were sick and 5 needed hospital treatment. The CHP has identified 96 clusters of suspected food poisoning. Among them, stool specimens from 12 sick people and one food sample tested positive for _Salmonella_. All those affected are now in stable condition. The Centre for Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (229): selected countries

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/Unknown[These data are changing daily and are hard to reconcile with data from previous dates. - Mod.MPP]Situation in Spain:After combining the data from both surveillance methods, in Spain, at present a total of 239 638 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 27 127 deaths have been reported to date (Table 1, Table 2, Figure 1, and Figure 2) [286 718 - Worldometer accessed at 1 Jun 2020 18:06 EDT (GMT-4)]. The tables and figures are available at the source URL above.--Communicated Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (228): global, China Wuhan Market, New Zealand meat packing WHO

COVID-19 -- China1. Zhang X, Tan Y, Ling Y, et al. Viral and host factors related to the clinical outcome of COVID-19 [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 20]. Nature. 2020. doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2355-0; 2. Huang C, Wang Y, Li X, et al. Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China [published correction appears in Lancet. 2020 Jan 30]. Lancet. 2020; 395(10223): 497‐506. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30183-5; ][Byline: Kashmira Gander]--Communicated Read more [...]

DG Digest: FMCSA revised HOS rules and OSHA to hold virtual public meetings in advance of International sessions on GHS

The nation completed another very difficult of week coping with the coronavirus pandemic as well as emerging civic strife engendered by very unfortunate current events. Here’s hoping that along with health, that peace and justice make a quick return for all the people of our nation.  There were several items of interest in the regulatory world,... The post DG Digest: FMCSA revised HOS rules and OSHA to hold virtual public meetings in advance of International sessions on GHS appeared Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (227): animals, cat, dog, research, experimental infection

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/UnknownReference: Angela M. Bosco-Lauth, Airn E. Hartwig, Stephanie M. Porter, Paul W. Gordy et al. Pathogenesis, transmission and response to re-exposure of SARS-CoV-2 in domestic cats. bioRxiv preprint doi: [this version posted 29 May 2020].AbstractThe pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 has reached nearly every country in the world with extraordinary person-to-person transmission. The most likely original source of the virus was spillover from an animal reservoir and subsequent Read more [...]

PRO> Ebola update (23): Congo DR (EQ) outbreak

Ebola -- DR CongoThe Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo [DRC] announced today [Mon 1 Jun 2020] that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Wangata health zone, Mbandaka, in Equateur province. The announcement comes as a long, difficult and complex Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC is in its final phase, while the country also battles COVID-19 and the world's largest measles outbreak. Initial information from the Ministry of Health is that 6 Ebola cases have so far been Read more [...]

Chemical leak at LG plant in India kills 11, about 1,000 ill – WECT

Chemical leak at LG plant in India kills 11, about 1,000 ill  WECTIndia chemical leak: more evacuations amid fears of second gas release  The GuardianIndia chemical leak at LG plant kills 11, sickens about 1,000  NBCNews.comChemical Leak Kills 11 in India, Injures 1,000  Courthouse News ServiceSeveral Dead after Chemical Leak at LG Plant in India, About 1000 Ill  JEMS.comView Full Coverage on Google News Read more [...]

Release of sulfuric acid contained to ExxonMobil plant and neighboring facility, official says – The Advocate

Release of sulfuric acid contained to ExxonMobil plant and neighboring facility, official says  The Advocate

Boston Protest Damage: Cleanup Begins [Photos] – Boston, MA Patch

Boston Protest Damage: Cleanup Begins [Photos]  Boston, MA Patch

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (226): selected countries

COVID-19 -- ChinaHealth Minister Saeed Namaki also said that the situation was "completely stable" in all but 4 of Iran's 31 provinces. He warned, however, that in some provinces health "protocols were not being observed and we have witnessed a resurgence of the disease". He identified the provinces as Khuzestan, Hormozgan, and Sistan and Baluchistan. So far, the government has reimposed a lockdown only in Khuzestan province on Iran's southwestern border with Iraq. It remains "red", the highest level Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (225): global, Israel HS, UK cancer treatment impact, WHO

COVID-19 -- IsraelSummary-------BackgroundIndividuals with cancer, particularly those who are receiving systemic anticancer treatments, have been postulated to be at increased risk of mortality from COVID-19. This conjecture has considerable effect on the treatment of patients with cancer and data from large, multicentre studies to support this assumption are scarce because of the contingencies of the pandemic. We aimed to describe the clinical and demographic characteristics and COVID-19 outcomes Read more [...]

Driver avoids injury after I-70 truck crash, fire – hays Post

Driver avoids injury after I-70 truck crash, fire  hays Post

EDITORIAL: Cheers & Jeers June 1 | Regional-Perspectives | Opinion – The Guardian

EDITORIAL: Cheers & Jeers June 1 | Regional-Perspectives | Opinion  The Guardian

EDITORIAL: Cheers & Jeers June 1 – The Journal Pioneer

EDITORIAL: Cheers & Jeers June 1  The Journal Pioneer

EDITORIAL: Cheers & Jeers June 1 – TheChronicleHerald.ca

EDITORIAL: Cheers & Jeers June 1  TheChronicleHerald.ca

New Gas Detection Technology Isolates and More Accurately Measures Dangerous Compounds – Occupational Health and Safety

New Gas Detection Technology Isolates and More Accurately Measures Dangerous Compounds  Occupational Health and Safety

PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax – Botswana (02): (NC) Okavango Delta, elephant, NOT

Anthrax -- BotswanaAnthrax and poisoning have been ruled out as possible causes of a rising number of unexplained elephant deaths in Botswana, the country with the world's largest population of the animals.Wildlife authorities have now discovered 110 carcasses in northwest Botswana, up from the 56 announced earlier in May 2020, according to a government statement."I would say 90% of the new cases we have found are old carcasses we previously did not locate," said Dimakatso Ntshebe, a regional wildlife Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (224): selected countries

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/Unknown[These data are changing daily and are hard to reconcile with data from previous dates. - Mod.UBA]Situation in Spain:After combining the data from both surveillance methods, in Spain, at present a total of 239 228 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 27 125 deaths have been reported to date (Table 1, Table 2, Figure 1, and Figure 2) [286 308 - Worldometer accessed at 30 May 18:38 GMT]. The tables and figures are available at the source URL above.--Communicated by:ProMED-mail[Given Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Fechavirus – Canada: (BC) cats, new parvo-type virus

Parvovirus -- CanadaThe BC SPCA [British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals] has led the discovery of a mysterious new feline virus while also containing the outbreak.An outbreak at the BC SPCA's Community Animal Centre in Vancouver last year [2019] prompted the discovery of the new fechavirus (not related to COVID-19).Staff at the centre became concerned after 8 cats became sick on the same day with signs similar to the human stomach flu. These included vomiting and diarrhea Read more [...]

Water is life | Editorials | timeswv.com – Times-West Virginian

Water is life | Editorials | timeswv.com  Times-West Virginian

PRO/AH/EDR> Tick-borne encephalitis – France: (AR) raw cheese susp. source

Tick-borne Encephalitis -- FranceThe Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes regional health agency and the Ain prefecture alerted on Thursday [28 May 2020] to the outbreak of confirmed or probable tick-borne encephalitis in 26 inhabitants of the department.The food origin of the transmission of the virus is privileged, and a "recall-recall" was carried out on raw milk cheeses of goat and cow of an agricultural exploitation of the basin of Oyonnax. These products would have been consumed by at least 50% of sick people, Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (223): OIE's response to COVID-19

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/UnknownWith devastating effects on society in nearly all countries of the globe, COVID-19 has heavily challenged our food supply chains, livelihoods, economies as well as animal production systems.The OIE has been intensively working with its network of experts and liaising closely with its members to better understand the virus and its emergence and to enhance capacity of countries to respond to this multifaceted crisis.Read the complete document about the OIE's response to Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (222): global, contact tracing, WHO

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/Unknown2 Feb 2020: 17 187 / ... / 80 024 / ... / 81 589 / ... / 82 875 / .../ 82 985 / 82 992 / 82 993 / 82 995 / 82 995 / 82 995 / 82 999 Mainland China2 Feb 2020: 15 / ... / 3726 / ... / 9976 / ... / 10 780 / ... / 11 190/ 11 225 / 11 265 / 11 344 / 11 402 / 11 441 / 11 441 South KoreaCountries with major activity (more than 5000 cases with community spread)------------------------------------------------------------------2 Feb 2020: 11 / ... / 76 / ... / 215 081 / ... / 1 Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (221): selected countries

COVID-19 -- ChinaAfter 2 days of slight increase, the increase compared to the new positive returns.This is what can be seen from the health monitoring data on the spread of the new coronavirus [SARS-CoV-2] released at 18:00 on [29 May 2020].- 232 248 cumulative cases, increase of 516 from 28 May 2020;- 46 175 people are currently positive for the virus;- 152 844 people have recovered;- 7094 patients are hospitalized with symptoms, 475 in intensive care, and 38 606 are in home isolation;- 33 Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (220): global, USA, Italy genomic studies, WHO

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/Unknown2 Feb 2020: 17 187 / ... / 80 024 / ... / 81 589 / ... / 82 875 / ... / 82 985 / 82 992 / 82 993 / 82 995 / 82 995 / 82 995 / Mainland China2 Feb 2020: 15 / ... / 3726 / ... / 9976 / ... / 10 780 / ... / 11 190 / 11 225 / 11 265 / 11 344 / 11 402 / 11 441 / 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 (18): China (GS) domestic, spread

African Swine Fever -- ChinaThe News Office of China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs announced on Friday [29 May 2020] that an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) occurred in Yongdeng County in Gansu Province's Lanzhou City.Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs received a report from the China Animal Disease Control Center with confirmation from the Gansu Province Animal Disease Control Center that an outbreak of ASF occurred on a farm in Yongdeng County in Lanzhou Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (04): China (FJ, SD) H9N2, new cases

Avian Influenza -- ChinaThe number of human cases officially reported since the last update (22 Apr 2020) -- 2 human infections caused by H9N2 LPAI virus have been reported in China, one in Fujian Province and the other in Shandong Province (1,2).--Communicated by:ProMED-mail[References from the above article: 1. WHO Avian Influenza Weekly Update Number 741. .2. Taiwan Centers for Disease Control. . - Mod. ML][The 1st human case was reported in 1998. Since then, more than 40 human cases have Read more [...]

Herrin Fire Department to host a hazardous materials incident exercise – KFVS

Herrin Fire Department to host a hazardous materials incident exercise  KFVS

PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed die-off, bat – India: (UP) white nose synd susp, RFI

Animal Die-off -- IndiaPanic gripped Gorakhpur's Belghat area on Monday [25 May 2020] after over 300 bats were found dead in a mango orchard.Even as the authorities rushed to the site to collect carcasses and send it for medical examination to ascertain the reason behind mysterious deaths, rumours on social media linked it with coronavirus outbreak, albeit without any scientific basis.Many thought it could be because of heat and absence of water body around prompting locals to arrange water pots Read more [...]

Train hauling hazardous materials derails in Warren County; no threat to public safety, officials say – FOX 5 DC

Train hauling hazardous materials derails in Warren County; no threat to public safety, officials say  FOX 5 DC

PRO/AH/EDR> Equine piroplasmosis – New Zealand (03): horse, susp, export held

Other Animal Disease -- New ZealandNew Zealand and Australian authorities are working together to allow exports to continue following an imported mare testing positive to equine piroplasmosis, also known as _Theileria equi_.Further testing of a breeding mare previously imported from the United Kingdom to New Zealand has confirmed the horse is carrying the exotic organism _T. equi_. The mare in question was imported under New Zealand protocols last year [2019] from France as a maiden and has been Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Vesicular stomatitis – USA (05): horse, update

Vesicular Stomatitis -- United StatesThe USDA has confirmed vesicular stomatitis cases on additional affected premises in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.The USDA/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Situation Report of 21 May 2020 confirms newly positive premises with vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, as follows:Arizona has 3 newly confirmed positive equine premises: 2 in Cochise County and 1 in (newly infected) Santa Cruz County.New Mexico has 1 newly Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies (13): Americas (USA) cat, fox, human exp

Rabies -- United StatesThe Loudoun County Department of Animal Services is alerting residents a cat has tested positive for rabies in the Lovettsville area.The cat was found in the area of 11400 Berlin Turnpike, the department says, and the cat was injured and taken to a veterinary hospital by a Good Samaritan.Any outside pets in the area, especially cats and dogs, should be checked to make sure they are current on their rabies vaccinations, the department adds.The department is asking for anyone Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (219): selected countries

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/UnknownEven today [28 May 2020] there is a slight increase compared to yesterday [27 May 2020] in the positive cases, but the general downward trend continues. The general downward trend also continues for deaths.This is what can be seen from the health monitoring data on the spread of the new coronavirus [SARS-CoV-2] released at 18:00 on [28 May 2020].- 231 732 cumulative cases, increase of 593 from 27 May 2020;- 47 986 people are currently positive for the virus;- 150 604 Read more [...]