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PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (49): antibody research, treatment

Ebola — Guinea

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (69): South Africa (WC) ostrich, LPAI H5, OIE

Avian Influenza -- South AfricaInformation received on 14 Oct 2020 from Dr. Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health, Pretoria, South AfricaSummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 27 Aug 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 13 Oct 2020Report date: 13 Oct 2020Date submitted to OIE: 14 Oct 2020Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 21 May Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis – France: horse meat, multiple serotypes

Salmonella -- FranceIn July 2010, a horse from a rural farm (Farm A) in coastal Northern California was diagnosed with _Salmonella_ Oranienburg infection following referral to a veterinary hospital for colic surgery. Environmental sampling to identify potential sources and persistence of _Salmonella_ on the farm was conducted from August 2010 to March 2011. _Salmonella_ was cultured using standard enrichment and selective plating. Pure colonies were confirmed by biochemical analysis, serotyped, and Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Bluetongue – Europe (09): Germany (RP, SL) cattle, BTV-8, OIE

Bluetongue -- GermanyInformation received on [and dated] 15 Oct 2020 from Dr Dietrich Rassow, Director for Animal Health and Animal Welfare, Chief Veterinary Officer, Directorate of Animal Health and Animal Welfare, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Berlin, GermanySummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 1 Oct 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 9 Oct 2020Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 10 Feb Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, st Paratyphi variant – USA: (MN) restaurant

Salmonella -- United StatesMinnesota officials are investigating a _Salmonella_ outbreak among patrons of a juice bar. Health officials believe additional people likely are part of the outbreak. A specific source from Nekter Juice Bar in Woodbury, MN, has not yet been pinpointed, but the Minnesota Health Department is reporting that all confirmed patients have infections from a specific variant of _Salmonella [enterica_ serotype] Paratyphi B, meaning they were most likely sickened by the same source."Since Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (68): Israel (JM) wild bird, zoo, HPAI H5N8, OIE

Avian Influenza H5N8 -- IsraelInformation received on [and dated] Wed 14 Oct 2020 from Dr. Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, IsraelSummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 12 Oct 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 14 Oct 2020Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 3 Feb 2020Manifestation of disease: clinical diseaseCausal agent: Read more [...]

20% of Almeda & Obenchain Fire waste tests positive for hazardous materials – KMVU Fox 26 Medford

20% of Almeda & Obenchain Fire waste tests positive for hazardous materials  KMVU Fox 26 Medford

Emergency plans fail to consider complexity of Mariner East pipelines, and those most at risk in an accident – LebTown

Emergency plans fail to consider complexity of Mariner East pipelines, and those most at risk in an accident  LebTown

gov.ie – Types of Emergencies – Gov.ie

gov.ie – Types of Emergencies  Gov.ie

Ukraine battles massive fires in Luhansk region – The Ukrainian Weekly

Ukraine battles massive fires in Luhansk region  The Ukrainian Weekly

The Controversial Natural Gas Compressor In Weymouth, Explained – WBUR

The Controversial Natural Gas Compressor In Weymouth, Explained  WBUR

Global Emergency Eye Wash Station Market is anticipated to grow at a strong CAGR – GroundAlerts.com

Global Emergency Eye Wash Station Market is anticipated to grow at a strong CAGR  GroundAlerts.com

Corpus Christi Mayor: Candidate Forum and Voters Guide | kiiitv.com – KIIITV.com

Corpus Christi Mayor: Candidate Forum and Voters Guide | kiiitv.com  KIIITV.com

Judge ends Arkema trial with no convictions – Star-Courier News – Highlands Star Crosby Courier

Judge ends Arkema trial with no convictions – Star-Courier News  Highlands Star Crosby Courier

PIPELINES: Trouble-plagued Pa. project sparks fear in suburbs – E&E News

PIPELINES: Trouble-plagued Pa. project sparks fear in suburbs  E&E News

New Multi-Agency Effort Aims to Reduce Air Pollution, Disaster Risk in Houston – Environmental Defense Fund

New Multi-Agency Effort Aims to Reduce Air Pollution, Disaster Risk in Houston  Environmental Defense Fund

Tips for PFAS Investigation – The National Law Review

Tips for PFAS Investigation  The National Law Review

Questionnaire: Randy French, candidate for County Commissioner, Precinct 3 – El Paso Times

Questionnaire: Randy French, candidate for County Commissioner, Precinct 3  El Paso Times

European Commission's Joint Research Center: Europe at a Heightened Risk of Wildfire-Triggered Industrial Accidents – Insurance News Net

European Commission’s Joint Research Center: Europe at a Heightened Risk of Wildfire-Triggered Industrial Accidents  Insurance News Net

Nigeria: Lagos Gas Explosion and Matters Arising – AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Lagos Gas Explosion and Matters Arising  AllAfrica.com

The gas trap: how Europe is investing €100bn in fossil fuel infrastructure – Open Democracy

The gas trap: how Europe is investing €100bn in fossil fuel infrastructure  Open Democracy

Chicago Inno – Chicago Inno's 2020 Inno on Fire – Chicago Business Journal

Chicago Inno – Chicago Inno’s 2020 Inno on Fire  Chicago Business Journal

What we know and don’t know about wildfire smoke’s health risks – Science News

What we know and don’t know about wildfire smoke’s health risks  Science News

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (440): children, RNA vaccines, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/UnknownAbstract--------BackgroundSevere acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections and the resulting disease, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), have spread to millions of persons worldwide. Multiple vaccine candidates are under development, but no vaccine is currently available. Interim safety and immunogenicity data about the vaccine candidate BNT162b1 in younger adults have been reported previously from trials in Germany and the United States.MethodsIn Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Foodborne illness – Uganda: fatal, cereal, tropane alkaloids, 2019

Food-related toxin -- UgandaIn March 2019, 278 food related illnesses were reported in the Amudat and Napak districts of the Karamoja Region of Uganda and 5 people died. The World Food Programme (WFP) stopped distribution of Super Cereal across the country and started an investigation.Testing of samples using untargeted analysis at 3 labs found the presence of several tropane alkaloids, such as atropine and scopolamine at parts per million concentrations, levels at which acute toxicity are highly Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Oropouche virus – French Guiana: (SL) WHO

Other Human Disease -- Région d'outre-mer de French Guiana, FrancePublic health measures that are planned or are ongoing include the following:- Entomological investigation mission planned for epidemiological week ending 3 Oct 2020;- Request for entomological expertise from the Pasteur Institute of French Guiana;- Prevention messages targeting the local population, tourists and other visitors passing through Saul;- Convening an expert committee to discuss the implementation of a strategy for Read more [...]

BASF to close Germany-based plant after chemical leak – GlobalCosmeticsNews

BASF to close Germany-based plant after chemical leak  GlobalCosmeticsNews

Twenty percent of Almeda waste tested contains hazardous materials – KTVL

Twenty percent of Almeda waste tested contains hazardous materials  KTVL

PRO/PL> Trichoderma ear rot, maize – Europe: 1st rep (Germany)

Other Plant Disease -- GermanyResearchers at the University of Gottingen, Germany, have recently discovered that one _Trichoderma_ species caused severe rot in cobs of maize. A massive outbreak of an unknown [disease] on maize cobs was detected in southern Germany in 2018. The scientists analyzed 18 separate _Trichoderma_ strains mainly from maize cobs in Germany and France.The study revealed that some of these strains are highly aggressive with a cob infestation of 95-100%. By molecular genetic Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (439): animal, Denmark, mink, spread, control

COVID-19 -- DenmarkVeterinarians and farmers have begun culling at least 2.5 million minks in northern Denmark, after coronavirus was reported in at least 63 farms [see comment for updated numbers].The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration [DVFA] is handling the culling of the infected animals while breeders who have non-infected animals on a farm within 8 km (about 5 mi) of an infected farm must put them to sleep themselves, Flemming Kure Marker of the government agency said."We are moving forward, Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (67): Israel (HA) poultry, HPAI H5N8, OIE

Avian Influenza H5N8 -- IsraelInformation received on [and dated] 13 Oct 2020 from Dr. Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, IsraelSummaryReport type: Immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 12 Oct 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 13 Oct 2020Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 3 Feb 2020Manifestation of disease: Clinical diseaseCausal agent: Highly Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Amebic meningoencephalitis, primary – USA (02): (TX) splash pool

Amoeba -- United StatesThe free living amoeba [_Naegleria fowleri_] that contaminated the water supply of a Texas city and killed a 6-year-old boy has been traced back to a splash pad outside the Lake Jackson civic center.An investigation by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found the splash pad storage tank created the conditions that allowed the amoeba to develop. The single-celled organism, which lives in freshwater environments, can cause a rare and fatal infection of the Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (438): reinfection, mortality rates, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- United StatesA 25-year-old man from Reno, Nevada, had the 1st known US case of coronavirus reinfection, according to a report published Monday [12 Oct 2020] in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases. Pathogens from 2 genetically distinct strains had infected him weeks apart.Confirmed 2nd infections represent a sliver of the estimated 37 million coronavirus cases worldwide. A twice-infected Hong Kong patient was the 1st such case, followed by several others in Belgium and the Netherlands. Read more [...]

Assessing Lifting Risk Factors Using Wearable Motion Sensors

A combination of work-related physical risk factors such as awkward postures or heavy lifting may lead to an increased risk of developing low back issues. Those in the occupational safety and health field continue to conduct research to prevent workplace musculoskeletal injuries. Researchers have used industry settings, self-reports and observational methods to evaluate these injuries. However, these methods have limitations because of the subjective ratings of risk factors. Recent developments in Read more [...]

Overturned methanol tanker causes road closure, Hazmat cleanup – Bluebonnet News

Overturned methanol tanker causes road closure, Hazmat cleanup  Bluebonnet News

PRO/AH/EDR> Bluetongue – Europe (08): Bulgaria (SL) deer, serotype 4, OIE

Bluetongue -- BulgariaInformation received [and dated] on 9 Oct 2020 from Dr Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer & Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, BulgariaSummaryReport type: Immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 9 Oct 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 9 Oct 2020Reason for notification: 1st occurrence of a listed diseaseManifestation of disease: sub-clinical infectionCausal agent: Bluetongue virusSerotype: Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus (25): Europe (Bulgaria) crow, OIE

West Nile Virus -- BulgariaInformation received on [and dated] 9 Oct 2020 from Dr. Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer and Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, BulgariaSummaryReport type: Immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 9 Oct 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 9 Oct 2020Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 2 Oct 2018Manifestation of disease: Clinical diseaseCausal agent: Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (66): Israel (HA), H5N8, poultry

Avian Influenza H5N8 -- IsraelA broiler breeder farm with 35 000 birds in Metzer (near Ma'anit, Central Israel) has been diagnosed with highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8.The property has been quarantined, and movement controls are in place to stop any birds, eggs, and equipment from leaving the premises. A Restricted Area (3 km) [1.86 mi] is in place around the property, and a Control Area (10 km) [6.21 mi] across a wider area has also been created. The farm will be depopulated.--Communicated Read more [...]

Hazardous materials in old State School buildings not as bad as feared – The Laconia Daily Sun

Hazardous materials in old State School buildings not as bad as feared  The Laconia Daily Sun

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (437): animal, Netherlands, Denmark, mink, spread, control

COVID-19 -- NetherlandsI herewith would like to update you, based on article 1.1.6.1 of the TAHC of the OIE [see comment], about the situation with regard to the SARS-CoV-2 infection in mink in The Netherlands. Currently 62 [see comment] mink farms in the Netherlands have been infected. A total of 43 are located in the province of Noord Brabant, 17 in the province of Limburg and 2 in the province of Gelderland. On 25 farms the owner noticed clinical signs and reported the suspicion to the competent Read more [...]