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#Assessment of #risk associated with #influenza A(#H5N8) virus, 17 November 2016 (@WHO)

  Title : #Assessment of #risk associated with #influenza A(#H5N8) virus, 17 November 2016. Subject : Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, multi...

10 Dec 2016

#Germany, #Avian #Influenza #H5N8–#Situation #Update–New #Epizootics reported on December 9 2016 (FLI, edited)

 

Title: #Germany, #Avian #Influenza #H5N8–#Situation #Update–New #Epizootics reported on December 9 2016.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry and wild birds epizootics in Germany

Source: Friedrich-Loeffler Institut, Germany, full page: (LINK). Edited.

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Friedrich-Loeffler Institut – Germany

Avian Influenza H5N8 - Situation Update - New Epizootics reported on December 9 2016

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[Species - Federal State - District - Date]

  1. Buzzard - Schleswig-Holstein – Plon
  2. Buzzard - Schleswig-Holstein – Plon
  3. Buzzard - Schleswig-Holstein – Plon
  4. Wild (unspecified) - Schleswig-Holstein – Plon
  5. Buzzard - Mecklenburg-Vorpommen - Vorpommen-Rugen
  6. Wild (unspecified) - Thuringen - Greiz

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[Epizootics Location Map]

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{    } = 1-2 Outbreaks;

{    } = 3-6 Outbreaks;

{    } = 7-53 Outbreaks;

{ Stadte } = Town;

{ Bundeslander } = State Borders;

{ Regierungsbezirke } = Region Borders;

{ Kreise } = District Borders.

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Keywords: Germany; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8; Wild Birds.

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#USA, #Florida: Department of Health Daily #Zika #Update (December 10 2016)

 

Title: #USA, #Florida: Department of Health Daily #Zika #Update.

Subject: Zika Virus, current epidemiological situation in Florida.

Source: US State of Florida Department of Health, full page: (LINK).

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Department of Health Daily Zika Update

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications / December 09, 2016 / Press Release / Contact: Communications Office, NewsMedia@flhealth.gov - (850) 245-4111

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Tallahassee, Fla.

In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the Zika virus, the department will issue a Zika virus update each week day. Updates will include a Zika case count by county and information to keep Floridians informed and prepared.

In order to keep the public informed, the department has posted our investigation process here.

There are three new travel-related cases today with one in Miami-Dade, one in Broward and Palm Beach.

There no new locally acquired cases today.

The total number of Zika cases reported in Florida as of today is 1,247.

 

[Infection Type - Infection Count]

  • Travel-Related Infections of Zika – 983
  • Locally Acquired Infections of Zika – 249
  • Undetermined – 15
  • Pregnant Women with Lab-Evidence of Zika – 187
    • Note: these categories are not mutually exclusive and cannot be added together.

Please visit our website to see the full list of travel-related cases by county.

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the department has cleared the Miami Beach area of ongoing, active Zika transmission. The newly cleared area is about 1.5 square miles between 8th and 28th streets. Florida no longer has any identified areas with active Zika transmission.

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The department is currently conducting 10 active investigations. The department has closed 42 investigations. Information regarding the investigations can be found here. If investigations reveal additional areas of active transmission, the department will announce a defined area of concern. 

The department has conducted Zika virus testing for more than 10,964 people statewide. Florida currently has the capacity to test 6,154 people for active Zika virus and 5,546 for Zika antibodies. At Governor Scott’s direction, all county health departments now offer free Zika risk assessment and testing to pregnant women.

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Keywords: USA; Updates; Zika Virus; Florida.

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#US #CDC: #Advice for people #living in or #traveling to South #Florida (@CDCgov, Dec. 10 ‘16)

 

Title: #US #CDC: #Advice for people #living in or #traveling to South #Florida.

Subject: Zika Virus, current epidemiological situation in Florida; vector-borne transmission stopped in certain areas.

Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), full page: (LINK).

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Advice for people living in or traveling to South Florida

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Language: [ English | Español | Português ]

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Area in Miami, FL where Zika virus is being spread by mosquitoes

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[Source: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/intheus/florida-maps.html ]

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Miami-Dade County, FL. Red shows areas where pregnant women should not travel. Yellow shows areas where pregnant women should consider postponing travel.

 

Advice for people living in or traveling to South Florida

CDC has issued guidance for people living in or traveling to Miami-Dade County, Florida. CDC designates areas for Zika virus transmission prevention in the continental United States and Hawaii as red or yellow.

 

Guidance for Zika cautionary areas (Yellow areas)

  • Zika cautionary area (yellow area):
    • A geographic area where local transmission has been identified, but evidence is lacking that the intensity of transmission is comparable to that in a red area.
    • Although the specific level of risk in yellow areas is unknown, there is still a risk to pregnant women.
    • Additionally, areas adjacent or close to red areas may have a greater likelihood of local Zika virus transmission and are considered to pose a risk to pregnant women.
    • Miami-Dade County is designated as a cautionary yellow area.
  • Travel
    • Pregnant women should consider postponing travel to all parts of Miami-Dade County.
  • Testing and Diagnosis
    • Pregnant women who lived in, traveled to, or had sex without a condom with someone who lived in or traveled to Miami-Dade County after August 1, 2016, should be tested for Zika virus.
      • Pregnant women with symptoms of Zika should be tested for Zika virus.
      • Pregnant women without symptoms who have ongoing exposure (live in or frequently travel [daily, weekly]) to Miami-Dade County should consult with their healthcare provider to obtain testing for Zika in the first and second trimesters of pregnancy.
      • Pregnant women who have had limited travel to Miami-Dade County or who had sex without a condom with a partner who lived in or traveled to Miami-Dade County should be tested for Zika virus infection.
  • Pregnancy Planning
    • Women who traveled (limited travel) to Miami-Dade County or had sex without a condom with a person who lives in or traveled to Miami-Dade County may consider waiting at least 8 weeks after symptoms started or last possible exposure before trying to get pregnant. Although the level of risk in yellow areas is unknown, pregnant women are still at risk.
    • Men who traveled (limited travel) to Miami-Dade County or had sex without a condom with a person who lives in or traveled to Miami-Dade County may consider waiting at least 6 months after symptoms started or last possible exposure before trying to get their partner pregnant.
    • People living in Miami-Dade County who do not have symptoms and are interested in trying to become pregnant should talk to their healthcare provider about pregnancy plans.
    • Women who live in or frequently travel to Miami-Dade County who are diagnosed with Zika should wait at least 8 weeks after symptoms started before trying to get pregnant.
    • Men who live in or frequently travel to Miami-Dade County who are diagnosed with Zika should wait at least 6 months after symptoms started before trying to get their partner pregnant.
    • Given the limited data available about the persistence of Zika in body fluids and the chances of harm to a pregnancy when the woman is infected with Zika around the time of conception, some couples with a partner with possible Zika virus exposure may choose to wait longer or shorter than the recommended period to try to get pregnant.
  • Prevention
    • Pregnant couples and couples trying to get pregnant who live in or travel to Miami-Dade County should be aware of active Zika virus transmission and should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites.
    • Women and men who live in or traveled to Miami-Dade County should be aware of active Zika virus transmission, and those who are pregnant or who have a pregnant sex partner should use condoms during sex or not have sex during the pregnancy.

 

Guidance for previous Zika transmission areas (Red areas)

  • Zika active transmission area (red area):
    • A geographic area where local, state, and CDC officials have determined that the intensity of Zika virus transmission presents a significant risk to pregnant women.
    • The intensity of Zika virus transmission is determined by several factors including geographic distribution of cases, number of cases identified, known or suspected links between cases and population density.
    • There are currently no red areas designated in the United States.

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The guidance for yellow areas now applies to the identified areas in Wynwood, North Miami Beach, South Miami Beach, and Little River, FL, where the risk of Zika remains but is no longer greater than that in the rest of Miami-Dade County.

Women and men living in or who traveled to these areas should be aware that these locations were considered to have intense Zika virus spread previously, but low risk of local spread may still exist.

Partners of pregnant women in these areas should use condoms consistently and correctly to prevent passing Zika during sex, or they should not have sex during the pregnancy.

  • Pregnant women who lived in, traveled to, or had sex without a condom with a person who lived in or traveled to the identified area of Little River after August 1, 2016, should be tested for Zika.
  • Women who traveled to the identified area of Little River after August 1, 2016, regardless of whether they had symptoms, should wait at least 8 weeks before trying to get pregnant.
  • Men who traveled to the Little River area after August 1, 2016, regardless of whether they had symptoms, should wait at least 6 months before trying to get their partner pregnant.
  • Pregnant women who lived in, traveled to, or had sex without a condom with a person who lived in or traveled to the identified areas of North Miami Beach or South Miami Beach after July 14, 2016, should be tested for Zika.
  • Women who traveled to the identified areas of North Miami Beach or South Miami Beach after July 14, 2016, regardless of whether they had symptoms, should wait at least 8 weeks before trying to get pregnant.
  • Men who traveled to the identified areas of North Miami Beach or South Miami Beach after July 14, 2016, regardless of whether they had symptoms, should wait at least 6 months before trying to get their partner pregnant.
  • Pregnant women who lived in, traveled to, or had sex without a condom with a person who lived in or traveled to the Wynwood area after June 15, 2016, should be tested for Zika.
  • Women who traveled to the Wynwood area after June 15, 2016, regardless of whether they had symptoms, should wait at least 8 weeks before trying to get pregnant.
  • Men who traveled to the Wynwood area after June 15, 2016, regardless of whether they had symptoms, should wait at least 6 months before trying to get their partner pregnant.
  • Given the limited data available about the persistence of Zika virus in body fluids and the chances of harm to a pregnancy when the woman is infected with Zika around the time of conception some couples with a partner with possible Zika virus exposure may choose to wait longer or shorter than the recommended period.

 

Timeline

  • On December 9, 2016, CDC removed the red area designation for the remaining 1.5-square-mile area of South Miami Beach after three mosquito incubation periods (45 days) passed without any new locally transmitted cases of Zika. Guidance for yellow areas now applies to the South Miami Beach area and all of Miami-Dade County.
  • On December 2, 2016, CDC removed the red area designation for the 1-square-mile area of Little River after more than three mosquito incubation periods (45 days) passed without any new locally transmitted cases of Zika. Guidance for yellow areas now applies to the Little River area.
  • On November 21, 2016, CDC updated guidance for the 4.5-square-mile area of Miami Beach. The North and South Miami Beach sections are being considered separately again because no new cases of local Zika virus transmission were identified in the North Miami Beach area after three mosquito incubation periods passed (45 days), suggesting that the risk of Zika virus infection in North Miami Beach is no longer greater than in the rest of Miami-Dade County. The original 1.5-square-mile area of South Miami Beach for which guidance was issued on September 17 will remain a red area until 45 days pass without new cases. The remainder of Miami-Dade County is designated as a Zika cautionary area (yellow area). Guidance for yellow areas now applies to North Miami Beach.
  • On October 19, because local spread of Zika virus continued to be reported in Miami-Dade County, CDC updated its travel and testing guidance to apply recommendations to all of Miami-Dade County.
  • On October 13, Florida announced a new area of mosquito-borne spread of Zika in an additional 1-square-mile area of Little River in Miami-Dade County, FL.
  • On September 19, CDC updated guidance for the Wynwood-designated area after three mosquito incubation periods passed without any new locally transmitted cases of Zika.
  • On August 19, CDC also issued guidance for a 1.5-square-mile section of South Miami Beach identified to have mosquito-borne spread of Zika; on September 17, this section was expanded to a 4.5-square-mile area that included areas of North Miami Beach.
  • On August 1, 2016, CDC issued guidance for people living in or traveling to a 1-square-mile area of the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami, FL, identified by the Florida Department of Health as having mosquito-borne spread of Zika.

 

For questions on mosquito control in Florida

Florida health officials can answer specific questions on their mosquito control program. Aerial treatment of areas with products that rapidly reduce both young and adult mosquitoes can help to limit the number of mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus. Repeated aerial applications of insecticide has reduced mosquito populations as a part of an integrated mosquito management program.

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Keywords: US CDC; USA; Updates; Zika Virus; Florida.

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#US #CDC updates #Zika #guidance for South #MiamiBeach (FL) area (@CDCgov, Dec. 10 ‘16)

 

Title: #US #CDC updates #Zika #guidance for South #MiamiBeach (FL) area.

Subject: Zika Virus, current epidemiological situation in Florida; advice from US CDC.

Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), full page: (LINK).

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CDC updates Zika guidance for South Miami Beach (FL) area

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Media Statement / For Immediate Release: Friday, December 9, 2016 / Contact: Media Relations, (404) 639-3286

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated guidance for people who travel to or live in the previously identified area of South Miami Beach, FL. This area is no longer considered to be an area of active Zika virus transmission (red area). It is now designated as a Zika cautionary area (yellow area). There have been no new cases of local Zika virus transmission identified in South Miami Beach for more than 45 days, suggesting that the risk of Zika virus infection is no longer greater than in the rest of Miami-Dade County. All of Miami-Dade County continues to have the yellow area designation and pregnant women are eligible for Zika virus testing.

All pregnant women in the United States should be evaluated for possible Zika virus exposure during each prenatal care visit. Each evaluation should include an assessment of signs and symptoms of Zika virus disease (fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes), their travel history, and their sexual partner's potential exposure to Zika virus and history of any illness consistent with Zika virus disease.  All pregnant women with possible exposure should be offered Zika virus testing.

“Florida’s rapid response and comprehensive mosquito control program has allowed them to interrupt Zika transmission, but we must stay vigilant and also take what we have learned and be prepared for next season,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.

“Pregnant women who live or have been to this area should continue to be evaluated for Zika exposure during their prenatal visits to prevent the devastating effects Zika can cause in their infants.”

As of December 8, a total of 4,575 cases of Zika have been reported in the continental United States and Hawaii through CDC’s ArboNET. These cases include 185 locally transmitted mosquito-borne cases in Florida, 38 cases believed to be the result of sexual transmission, and one case that was the result of a laboratory exposure.

For more information about Zika, visit https://www.cdc.gov/zika/.

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Keywords: US CDC; USA; Updates; Florida; Zika Virus.

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9 Dec 2016

#USA, #Texas Announces Additional Local #Zika Cases in #Cameron County (DoH, Dec. 9 ‘16)

 

Title: #USA, #Texas Announces Additional Local #Zika Cases in #Cameron County.

Subject: Zika Virus, current epidemiological situation in Texas.

Source: US State of Texas Department of Health, full page: (LINK).

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Texas Announces Additional Local Zika Cases in Cameron County

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The Texas Department of State Health Services and Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services have identified four additional cases of suspected locally transmitted Zika virus disease in Cameron County. The cases were identified as part of the follow up to the state’s first case of Zika likely transmitted by a mosquito in Texas, announced Nov. 28.

The additional patients live in very close proximity to the first case. Though the investigation is ongoing, the infections were likely acquired in that immediate area. They reported getting sick with Zika-like symptoms between Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 and were likely infected several days earlier before mosquito control efforts intensified in that part of Brownsville. None are pregnant women. Testing of people living in an eight-block area around the homes of the identified cases continues but has yet to show any additional evidence of Zika transmission in the rest of that larger area.

“These cases were found through careful public health work and collaboration at the local, state and federal levels,” said Dr. John Hellerstedt, DSHS commissioner, “and we’ll continue to follow through with the investigation and additional surveillance to identify other cases and other places experiencing local mosquito transmission of Zika. That information will be crucial to any future public health guidance.”

It’s also important that health care providers continue to be on the lookout for Zika and pursue testing pregnant women who have traveled to Mexico or other areas where Zika is spreading and testing anyone with symptoms compatible with Zika. More specific guidance for clinicians is available at www.texaszika.org/healthcareprof.htm.

Public health workers from Cameron County and DSHS’ regional office went door to door in the neighborhood last week to provide testing to look for other active Zika infections and educate residents about the illness and how to eliminate mosquito habitats. The education effort ultimately led to the detection of the four additional cases by prompting residents to recognize the symptoms of Zika and contact the health department for testing. Additionally, the City of Brownsville has been spraying for mosquitoes in the vicinity over the last two weeks and has seen a decrease in the number of mosquitoes in the area.

“The combination of mosquito control and colder weather has decreased mosquito activity in Cameron County and greatly decreased the probability of more widespread mosquito transmission of Zika right now,” said Dr. Hellerstedt.

“However, winters are mild in southern Texas, and mosquito populations can rebound even during short periods of warmer weather. Whenever you see mosquito activity, protect yourself and your family from bites.”

People can do that by

  • Using EPA-approved insect repellent.
  • Using air conditioning or window and door screens that are in good repair to keep mosquitoes out of homes.
  • Wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts that cover exposed skin.
  • Removing standing water in and around homes year-round, including water in trash cans, toys, tires, flower pots and any other container that can hold water.

Prompted by the additional cases, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is expanding the Medicaid benefit for mosquito repellent beyond Dec. 31 for residents of Cameron County. The benefit was recently brought back with news of the first Zika case likely transmitted locally and is in place statewide through Dec. 31. For Cameron County, the benefit will be in place indefinitely as state health officials collect more information about the scope of transmission in Texas.

Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito, though it can also spread by sexual contact. The four most common symptoms are fever, itchy rash, joint pain and eye redness. While symptoms are usually minor, Zika can also cause severe birth defects, including microcephaly, and other poor birth outcomes in some women infected during pregnancy. DSHS recommends pregnant women avoid traveling to locations with sustained, local Zika transmission, including Mexico. Pregnant women should also use condoms or avoid sexual contact with partners who have traveled to those areas. Travelers and the general public can find more information at TexasZika.org.

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(News Media Contact: Chris Van Deusen, DSHS Press Officer, 512-776-7753)

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Keywords: USA; Updates; Texas; Zika Virus.

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#MERS-CoV, #Saudi Arabia: Three New Cases reported in the last 24 hours (@SaudiMOH, Dec. 9 ‘16)

 

Title: MERS-CoV, Saudi Arabia: Three New Cases reported in the last 24 hours.

Subject: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Epidemic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, daily update.

Source: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, full page: (LINK).

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MOH: '3 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Recorded' Today

12/8/2016

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New Cases: [Sex, Age, Citizenship, Resident in, Health Status, Note]

  1. M, 53, foreign, Riyadh, critical; *
  2. M, 49, foreign, Jeddah, stable; *
  3. M, 60, Saudi, Mahayel Aseer, deceased; **

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{*} Primary cases (contact with unspecified animal source);

{**} Primary case (contact with camels).

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New Recoveries:

  • No reports

New Deaths: [Sex, Age, Citizenship, Resident in]

  1. M, 60, Saudi, Mohayel Aseer.

Cumulative number of confirmed cases and deaths since June 2012:

[Total No. of Cases – Total No. of Deaths – Patients under treatment]

  • 1505At least 622 - 18

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Keywords: MERS-CoV; Updates; Saudi Arabia.

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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Hungary [twenty-seven #poultry #outbreaks] (#OIE, Dec. 9 ‘16)

 

Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Hungary [twenty-seven #poultry #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in Hungary.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Hungary

Information received on 08/12/2016 from Dr Lajos Bognár, Deputy State Secretary Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Chain Safety Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Budapest, Hungary

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 5
    • Date of start of the event 01/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 03/11/2016
    • Report date 07/12/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 08/12/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 26/10/2016
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (04/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 1 (14/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 2 (15/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 3 (22/11/2016) / Follow-up report No. 4 (06/12/2016) / Follow-up report No. 5 (07/12/2016)
  • New outbreaks (27)
    • Outbreak 1 - Csólyospálos, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 21/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (29/11/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 3600 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Geese
    • Outbreak 2 - Csólyospálos, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 21/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (29/11/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 3925 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Geese
    • Outbreak 3 - Szank, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 22/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (01/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 11000 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Ducks
    • Outbreak 4 - Szank, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 22/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (02/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 3600 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Geese
    • Outbreak 5 - Csólyospálos, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 23/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (01/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Backyard
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 350 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Geese
    • Outbreak 6 - Szank, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 23/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (30/11/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 25000 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Ducks
    • Outbreak 7 - Kiskunmajsa, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 24/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (03/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 10787 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Geese
    • Outbreak 8 - Kiskunmajsa, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 24/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (28/11/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 9000 – … – 0 – 9000 – 0
          • Affected population Ducks
    • Outbreak 9 - Csólyospálos, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 24/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (29/11/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 23000 – … – 0 – 23000 – 0
          • Affected population Geese
    • Outbreak 10 - Csólyospálos, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 24/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (28/11/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 12000 – … – 0 – 12000 – 0
          • Affected population Ducks
    • Outbreak 11 - Bócsa, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 24/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (02/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 20000  – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Ducks
    • Outbreak 12 - Szank, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 25/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (01/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Backyard
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 50 – … – … – … – …
    • Outbreak 13 - Csólyospálos, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 25/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (02/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 10000 – … – 0 – 10000 – 0
          • Affected population Ducks
    • Outbreak 14 - Szank, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 25/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (03/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 1000 – … – 0 – 1000 – 0
          • Affected population Ducks
    • Outbreak 15 - Csólyospálos, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 25/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (03/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 11100 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Ducks
    • Outbreak 16 - Forráskút, CSONGRAD
      • Date of start of the outbreak 25/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (05/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 7800 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Ducks
    • Outbreak 17 - Kiskunmajsa, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 25/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (04/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 8900 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Ducks
    • Outbreak 18 - Kömpöc, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 25/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (05/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 10200 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Ducks
    • Outbreak 19 - Szank, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 26/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (06/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 680 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Geese
    • Outbreak 20 - Kiskunfélegyháza, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 26/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (03/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Backyard
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 250 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Geese
    • Outbreak 21 - Csengele, CSONGRAD
      • Date of start of the outbreak 26/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (04/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 5690 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Geese and ducks
    • Outbreak 22 - Petőfiszállás, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 26/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (02/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 4600 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Geese
    • Outbreak 23 - Kiskunfélegyháza, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 26/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (05/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit  Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 15000 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Ducks
    • Outbreak 24 - Móricgát, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 26/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (04/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Backyard
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 190 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Geese
    • Outbreak 25 - Bócsa, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 26/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (06/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 7100 – … – 0 – 7100 – 0
          • Affected population Ducks
    • Outbreak 26 - Bócsa, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 26/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (06/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 5840 – … – 0 – 5840 – 0
          • Affected population Ducks
    • Outbreak 27 - Bócsa, BACS-KISKUN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 27/11/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (05/12/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 7000 – … – … – … – …
          • Affected population Ducks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 27
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Birds – 217662 – ** – 0 – 67940 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds – ** – ** – ** – **
            • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
            • **Not calculated because of missing information
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
      • Fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.)
      • Airborne spread
      • Contact with wild species
      • Control measures
  • Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Traceability
    • Stamping out
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Zoning
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
  • Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5N8; Avian Influenza; Poultry; Hungary.

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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #France [four #poultry #outbreaks] (#OIE, Dec. 9 ‘16)

 

Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #France [four #poultry #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in France.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

Code: [     ]

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, France

Information received on 08/12/2016 from Dr Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 3
    • Date of start of the event 25/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 01/12/2016
    • Report date 08/12/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 08/12/2016
    • Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (02/12/2016) / Follow-up report No. 1 (02/12/2016) / Follow-up report No. 2 (05/12/2016) / Follow-up report No. 3 (08/12/2016)
  • New outbreaks (4)
    • Outbreak 1 (11) - Monestiés, Monestiés, TARN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 03/12/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 1000 – … – 0 – 0 – 0
          • Affected population Samples taken within the frame of the epidemiological investigation, in a farm with 1000 ducks.
    • Outbreak 2 (12) - Monastiés, Monastiés, TARN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 04/12/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 7000 – 50 – 50 – 0 – 0
          • Affected population: Mortality episode in a farm with 7000 chickens located within the protection zone around the Almayrac outbreak.
    • Outbreak 3 (9) - Monestiés, Monestiés, TARN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 04/12/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 14900 – 250 – 150 – 0 – 0
          • Affected population: Clinical suspicion after a mortality episode among the 2500 ducks of a multiple-species farm, including also 12400 chickens (without clinical signs), located within the protection zone around the Almayrac outbreak. All the animals are going to be slaughtered and destroyed today (December 8th, 2016).
    • Outbreak 4 (10) - Mouzieys-Panens, Mouzieys-Panens, TARN
      • Date of start of the outbreak 04/12/2016
      • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 3010 – 20 – 10 – 0 – 0
          • Affected population: Mortality episode in a multiple-species farm located within the protection zone around the Almayrac outbreak. Farm headcount: - 40 ducks - 2000 chickens, including 20 sick and 5 dead - 70 geese - 900 capons, including 5 dead
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 4
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Birds – 25910 - 320 ** – 210 – 0 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds – ** - 0.81% – ** - 0.81%
            • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
            • **Not calculated because of missing information
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
      • Airborne spread
      • Contact with wild species
  • Epidemiological comments
    • A 3-km protection zone and a 10-km surveillance zone were implemented around the affected farms.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Screening
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Traceability
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
      • Stamping out
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • Zoning
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type – Species – Test - Test date – Result
      • ANSES National Reference Laboratory for avian influenza (National laboratory) – Birds - nucleotide sequencing - 07/12/2016 – Positive
      • ANSES National Reference Laboratory for avian influenza (National laboratory) – Birds - nucleotide sequencing - 08/12/2016 – Positive
      • ANSES National Reference Laboratory for avian influenza (National laboratory) – Birds - real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) - 07/12/2016 – Positive
      • ANSES National Reference Laboratory for avian influenza (National laboratory) – Birds - real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) - 08/12/2016 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5N8; Avian Influenza; Poultry; France.

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#Singapore, #Zika #Cases & #Clusters as of December 9 2016 (NEA, edited)

 

Title: #Singapore, #Zika #Cases & #Clusters as of December 9 2016.

Subject: Zika Virus, current epidemiological situation in Singapore.

Source: Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA), full page: (LINK).

Code: [     ]

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Zika Cases & Clusters as of December 9 2016

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Number of Zika Cases

It is important to note that the day-to-day numbers fluctuate, as they depend on the number of cases notified each day. Therefore, weekly numbers are a better reflection of actual trends.

Number of Reported Cases

  • 03-Dec - 0
  • 04-Dec - 0
  • 05-Dec - 0
  • 06-Dec - 0
  • 07-Dec  - 0
  • 08-Dec - 0
  • 09-Dec at 3pm – 0

Number of Reported Cases by Epi-week (from Sun 0000hrs to Sat 2359hrs)

  • Epi-week 43 (23-29Oct16) - 12
  • Epi-week 44 (30Oct-05Nov16) - 4
  • Epi-week 45 (06-12Nov16)  - 4
  • Epi-week 46 (13-19Nov16)  - 3
  • Epi-week 47 (20-26Nov16) - 1
  • Epi-week 48 (27Nov-03Dec16) - 2
  • Epi-week 49 (04-09Dec16 at 3pm) - 0
    • Cumulative No. of cases for 2016 (First 48 weeks): 456

Compiled by Communicable Diseases Division, Ministry of Health

 

Location of Active Zika Clusters As of 09 Dec 2016

[S/N – Locality]

  1. Bedok Nth St 3 (Blk 542, 544, 545)
      • 7 cases as of 09 Dec 2016, of which 0 case with onset in the last 2 weeks.

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For a list of clusters closed and under surveillance, please click here.

Last updated on 09 Dec 2016

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Keywords: Singapore; Zika Virus; Updates.

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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N6, #HK (infected #birds #droppings) (#OIE, Dec. 9 ‘16)

 

Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N6, #HK (infected #birds #droppings).

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N6 subtype, environmental contamination from birds droppings.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

Code: [     ]

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N6, Hong Kong (SAR - PRC)

Information received on 09/12/2016 from Dr Thomas Sit, Chief Veterinary Officer / Assistant Director (Inspection & Quarantine), Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Hong Kong , Hong Kong (SAR - PRC)

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 30/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 08/12/2016
    • Report date 09/12/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 09/12/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 25/11/2016
    • Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N6
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to the whole country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - HONG KONG ( Mai Po, Yuen Long )
          • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
            • Avian species:bird (Unknown)  - … – 1  - 0  - 0  - 0
          • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality  rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost* 
            • Avian species:bird (Unknown) – … – ** – ** - 0.00% – **
              • * Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter;
              • ** Not calculated because of missing information;
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments
    • An intensive surveillance system is in place for avian influenza virus including screening at Mai Po Nature Reserve in Hong Kong.
    • A faecal environmental sample was collected for the routine academic surveillance study by the University of Hong Kong on 30 November 2016 and subsequently tested positive for H5N6.
    • The location was the same as the three H5N6 positive samples collected on 25 November 2016.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Screening
      • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type - Centre of Influenza Research, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong ( Regional Reference Laboratory )
      • Tests and results: Species – Test - Test date – Result
        • Avian species - gene sequencing - 08/12/2016 – Positive
        • Avian species - virus isolation - 05/12/2016 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5N6; Avian Influenza; Wild Birds; HK PRC SAR.

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