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PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (09): China, global, pulmonary pathological findings, WHO

COVID-19 -- ChinaAt 04:00 on [18 Feb 2020], 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 1749 new confirmed cases, 236 severe cases, and 136 new deaths (132 in Hubei, Heilongjiang, 1 in Shandong, Guangdong, and Guizhou respectively), with 1185 new suspected cases.On the same day, 1824 cases were cured and discharged, and 25 014 close contacts were lifted from medical observation.As of 24:00 on [18 Feb 2020], according to reports from Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (08): companion animals, RFI

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/Unknown[The document includes a brief description of the event as known at the time of its finalization. In response to the described outbreak, the WSAVA Scientific and One Health Committees have prepared the following list of frequently asked questions for the WSAVA membership with the help of Prof. Scott Weese from the University of Guelph, Canada, "while being aware of issues related to pet abandonment in China and hope that this information will be of use to veterinarians Read more [...]

PRO/PL> Virus yellows, sugar beet – UK: resistance breeding

Other Plant Disease -- United KingdomSugar beet growers are urged to follow a four-point plan to help control beet yellows this [2020] season, as aphid populations rise due to a mild winter, and just one active insecticide remains to control virus spread. Good crop hygiene, rapid establishment, monitoring and timely targeted treatments are the key to protecting crops from infections.After the ban of neonicotinoid seed dressings in 2018, crops have been left vulnerable to aphid attack, with just a Read more [...]

Hazardous materials, dead man found inside Bay Village home – News 5 Cleveland

Hazardous materials, dead man found inside Bay Village home  News 5 Cleveland

Longswamp chemical plant fire ruled accidental | Berks and Beyond – Reading Eagle

Longswamp chemical plant fire ruled accidental | Berks and Beyond  Reading Eagle

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (07): China, global, comment, epidemiological analysis, WHO

Coronavirus -- ChinaAt 04:00 on [17 Feb 2020], 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 1886 new confirmed cases, 1097 new severe cases, and 98 new deaths (93 in Hubei, and 3 in Henan). Cases, one in Hebei and one in Hunan), with 1432 new suspected cases.1701 new cases were cured and discharged on the same day, and 27 908 close contacts were lifted from medical observation.As of 24:00 on [17 Feb 2020], according to reports from Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever – Asia (03): South Korea, wild boar, Korean border, spread

African Swine Fever -- South KoreaSouth Korea said on [Fri 14 Feb 2020] that 19 more wild boars have been found infected with the deadly African swine fever (ASF) virus in areas near the border with North Korea, bringing the total number of cases to 204.Eighteen animals were found dead in border areas, including in the eastern county of Hwacheon, Gangwon Province, as well as the border city of Paju and Yeoncheon County in Gyeonggi Province, north of Seoul, according to a research institute affiliated Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Monkeypox – Africa (04): Congo DR, WHO

Monkeypox -- DR CongoDuring week 4 [week ending 26 Jan 2020], a total of 73 suspected cases including one death were reported across the country, compared to 46 suspected cases and no deaths in the previous week. The majority of cases in week 4 were reported from Sankuru province (78%). In the past 4 weeks (weeks 1 to 4 of 2020) a total of 222 suspected cases with 4 deaths (CFR: 1.8%) were notified in the country, with the majority of cases being reported from the provinces of Sankuru (31%), Bas-Uele Read more [...]

Alaska official disputes EPA toxic chemical release analysis – webcenter11

Alaska official disputes EPA toxic chemical release analysis  webcenter11

Arkema Execs Face Criminal Trial Over Chemical Release in Texas – Bloomberg Environment

Arkema Execs Face Criminal Trial Over Chemical Release in Texas  Bloomberg Environment

Alaska official disputes EPA analysis that said state led nation in toxic-chemical releases – Seattle Times

Alaska official disputes EPA analysis that said state led nation in toxic-chemical releases  Seattle Times

2-alarm fire damages chemical plant in Longswamp Township – The Mercury

2-alarm fire damages chemical plant in Longswamp Township  The Mercury

‘Act of God’ or ‘felony assault’? These Pa. chemical execs face prison for a Texas plant fire. – The Philadelphia Inquirer

‘Act of God’ or ‘felony assault’? These Pa. chemical execs face prison for a Texas plant fire.  The Philadelphia Inquirer

ExxonMobil fire released carcinogenic chemicals, report says, but monitoring found no local risk – The Advocate

ExxonMobil fire released carcinogenic chemicals, report says, but monitoring found no local risk  The Advocate

DG Digest: FRA publishes regulation on risk reduction programs and FMCSA announces reduced fees for states

The week just ended found regulatory activity about normal—several actions of interest including several Special Permit actions from PHMSA and a big new final rule from the FRA. In another story that is not currently receiving heavy US media coverage, our Canadian neighbors are experiencing an environmental and political dispute that has had a significant impact... The post DG Digest: FRA publishes regulation on risk reduction programs and FMCSA announces reduced fees for states appeared Read more [...]

Rock Slide Blamed for Fiery Derailment of Kentucky Train, Chemical Leak – Insurance Journal

Rock Slide Blamed for Fiery Derailment of Kentucky Train, Chemical Leak  Insurance Journal

Hwy. 22 to be closed all week by fuel tanker crash; river spill creates sheen – KTVZ

Hwy. 22 to be closed all week by fuel tanker crash; river spill creates sheen  KTVZ

OR 22 remains closed between Idanha and junction with US 20 after fuel spill – KPIC News

OR 22 remains closed between Idanha and junction with US 20 after fuel spill  KPIC News

2-alarm fire damages chemical plant in Longswamp Township – Reading Eagle

2-alarm fire damages chemical plant in Longswamp Township  Reading Eagle

Alaska Official Disputes EPA Toxic Chemical Release Analysis – U.S. News & World Report

Alaska Official Disputes EPA Toxic Chemical Release Analysis  U.S. News & World Report

Alaska official disputes EPA toxic chemical release analysis – Raleigh News & Observer

Alaska official disputes EPA toxic chemical release analysis  Raleigh News & Observer

Alaska official disputes EPA toxic chemical release analysis – KTUU.com

Alaska official disputes EPA toxic chemical release analysis  KTUU.com

Alaska official disputes EPA toxic chemical release analysis – San Francisco Chronicle

Alaska official disputes EPA toxic chemical release analysis  San Francisco Chronicle

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (06): animal reservoir, intermediate hosts

Coronavirus -- ChinaAbstract--------Recently a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has emerged from Wuhan, China, causing symptoms in humans similar to those caused by SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV). Since SARS-CoV outbreak in 2002, extensive structural analyses have revealed key atomic-level interactions between SARS-CoV spike protein receptor-binding domain (RBD) and its host receptor angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), which regulate both the cross-species and human-to-human transmissions of SARS-CoV. Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Undiagnosed pneumonia – Afghanistan: (BD) fatal, children, RFI

Pneumonia -- AfghanistanAt least 35 people including women and children have died in the past few weeks due to pneumonia outbreak in Badakhshan Province in the northwestern mountainous area, the provincial health department confirmed.Dr Noor Khawari, head of the provincial public health department, said [Sat 15 Feb 2020] that the people had died in the Wakhan district, a remote area surrounded by high and impassable mountains.He said that 15 of the dead were children, calling malnutrition and cold Read more [...]

Containment of Hazardous Materials – Facility Executive Magazine

Containment of Hazardous Materials  Facility Executive Magazine

PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed deaths, poultry – Philippines (02): (NC) comment

Undiagnosed -- PhilippinesSuggested to consider, for differential diagnosis, also swollen head syndrome (SHS). SHS affects predominantly males and causes, in difference with infectious coryza, sudden deaths.--Michael Meroz, DVM[We are grateful to Dr Meroz for reminding of SHS, which seems as a plausible candidate within the diagnostic efforts of the cases described in fighting cocks (Cotabato City, Philippines). The report (http://promedmail.org/post/20200215.6991197) said that "the animals all died Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (05): China, global, Taiwan fatality, WHO

COVID-19 -- ChinaAt 04:00 on [16 Feb 2020], 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 2048 new confirmed cases and 105 new deaths (100 in Hubei, 3 in Henan, and 2 in Guangdong). 1563 suspected cases were added.On the same day, 1425 cases were cured and discharged, 28 179 close contacts were released from medical observation, and 628 severe cases were reduced.As of 24:00 on [16 Feb 2020], according to reports from 31 provinces Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Poliomyelitis update (16): global (WPV1, cVDPV2) Philippines, Pakistan

Polio -- PhilippinesNew wild poliovirus isolates reported this week:AFP cases: 5Environment: 12Others: 0New cVDPV isolates reported this week:AFP cases: 17Environment: 9Others: 1 Headlines- A time-limited working group has been put together to manage and coordinate GPEI's activities to enable a rapid and effective rollout of nOPV2. - With the evolving public health emergency associated with the increase in new emergences of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2, a draft decision Read more [...]

DEQ: Hwy. 22 fuel tanker truck crash spills over half its load – KTVZ

DEQ: Hwy. 22 fuel tanker truck crash spills over half its load  KTVZ

PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax – Australia (02): (NS) sheep

Anthrax -- AustraliaThe NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) yesterday [13 Feb 2020] urged producers to vaccinate their livestock following confirmation of the 1st case of anthrax for 2020.The detection occurred on the NSW Central Tablelands on a property with no previous record of anthrax. The affected animals were ewes having not been vaccinated for anthrax.Biosecurity measures at the affected property, including stock movement restrictions and the vaccination of remaining livestock, were Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Phosphine gas poisoning – France: fatal

Poisoning -- FranceFour of the 7 sailors of the Dolphin cargo ship were victims of aluminum phosphide poisoning on Thu 13 Feb 2020, 60 miles (110 km) southwest of Lanveoc (Finistere). One of them died. The other 3 were transferred to the Cavale Blanche hospital in Brest in serious condition.At around 6:30 p.m. on Thu 13 Feb 2020, the 88-meter Bahamas-flagged vessel set sail from Sables-d'Olonne (Vendee) to Hull (England) to alert the Cross Corsen (Coast Guard at Corsen Point, Brittany) to the Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Brucellosis – USA: (MT) elk

Brucellosis -- United StatesState officials say the livestock disease brucellosis has been found in elk in southwestern Montana's Ruby Mountains, the latest evidence the disease continues to slowly spread among wildlife in the Yellowstone region.Two elk tested positive for exposure to the disease during recent sampling by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.State Veterinarian Marty Zaluski says it's the 1st time brucellosis has been found in the mountain range east of Dillon. The 2 infected animals Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> African swine fever – Europe (08): Moldova (HI) domestic, spread, OIE

African Swine Fever -- MoldovaInformation received on [and dated] Thu 13 Feb 2020 from Dr Vitalie Caraus, head of the Animal Health and Welfare Department, National Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau, MoldovaSummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 11 Feb 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 12 Feb 2020Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 13 Jan 2020Manifestation of disease: clinical diseaseCausal agent: Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Lumpy skin disease – India (01): (KL) cattle, spread

Lumpy Skin Disease -- IndiaCapripox virus, or lumpy skin disease [LSD], which infected at least 265 animals in the district [Kochi, Kerala] until now, has left dairy farmers here worried. However, Laiby Paulin, district animal husbandry officer, sought to allay fears, saying the outbreak has been contained. "The newer cases show only mild infection," she said.She said the disease was 1st reported at Valayanchirangara, 7 km [4.3 mi] from Perumbavoor, on 11 Jan 2020. "This is the 1st time the disease Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Nocardioform placentitis – USA: (KY) horse

Other Animal Disease -- United StatesWhen a Lexington-area spike in foal deaths caused by nocardioform placentitis 1st hit the news at the end of January [2020], there was considerable anecdotal chatter in the Bluegrass region that the number of equine abortions, stillborns, and neonate euthanizations might be higher than what is being reported by the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL), the main entity that tracks such cases.Two weeks ago, when TDN 1st reported on the Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (04): China, global, Thailand, cruise ships, WHO

-- ChinaAt 04:00 on [15 Feb 2020], 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 2009 new confirmed cases, 219 severe cases, and 142 death cases (139 in Hubei, 2 in Sichuan, 1 in Hunan), with 1918 new suspected cases.On the same day, 1323 cases were cured and discharged, and 29 788 close contacts were lifted from medical observation.As of 24:00 on [15 Feb 2020], according to reports from 31 provinces (autonomous regions, Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Bovine ephemeral fever – Australia (QL, NS, NT) cattle

Other Animal Disease -- AustraliaCattle in areas of Queensland, New South Wales [NSW], and the Northern Territory that have been exposed to solid rain over the past month are already being impacted by heavy external parasite and disease challenges.Three-day sickness, or bovine ephemeral fever [BEF], is being reported across wide areas of central, northern, and southern Queensland, and buffalo fly populations have exploded in many areas fortunate enough to get rain since mid-January [2020]. Heavier Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (08): Congo DR (NK, IT) cases, summaries, WHO, conference

Ebola -- DR Congo- 12 233 people were vaccinated, as of 7 Feb 2020, with the 2nd vaccine Ad26.ZEBOV/MVA-BN-Filo (Johnson & Johnson) in the 2 health areas from Karisimbi to Goma;- Since the start of vaccination on 8 Aug 2018 with the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine, 293 958 people have been vaccinated.Surveillance at entry points----------------------------- A 28-year-old woman, contact never seen and at high risk on the 16th day of follow-up, was intercepted at the PK5 checkpoint in Beni in North Kivu. This Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, st Typhimurium – USA: pet turtles

Salmonella -- United StatesThe CDC is investigating, along with the help of local public health officials, a multistate outbreak of _Salmonella_ Typhimurium associated with small pet turtles. This particular _Salmonella_ Typhimurium outbreak, associated specifically with small pet turtles with shells less than 4 inches, began in July 2019 and is ongoing. The CDC states that this investigation is different than the October 2019 outbreak.Public health officials are aiding investigations by using the Read more [...]