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#WHO #statement on the 3rd #meeting of the #IHR(2005) #EC on #Zika virus and related #complications (@WHO, June 14 2016)

  Title : #WHO #statement on the 3rd #meeting of the #IHR(2005) #EC on #Zika virus and related #complications. Subject : Zika Virus Diseas...

27 Jun 2016

#USA, #Texas: Reported #Zika Virus Cases – June 27, 2016 (DoH, edited)

 

Title: #USA, #Texas: Reported #Zika Virus Cases – June 27, 2016.

Subject: Zika Virus, US State of Texas daily epidemiological update.

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

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Reported Zika Virus Cases – June 27, 2016

Texas has had 47 reported cases of Zika virus disease.

Of those, 46 were in travelers who were infected abroad and diagnosed after they returned home; one of those travelers was a pregnant woman. One case involved a Dallas County resident who had sexual contact with someone who acquired the Zika infection while traveling abroad.

 

Texas Zika Cases by County:

[County  - Cases]

  1. Bexar  - 6
  2. Collin  - 2
  3. Dallas  - 9
  4. Denton  - 2
  5. Ellis  - 1
  6. Fort Bend  - 2
  7. Grayson  - 1
  8. Harris  - 13
  9. Lubbock  - 1
  10. Medina  - 1
  11. Tarrant  - 4
  12. Travis  - 2
  13. Val Verde  - 1
  14. Williamson  - 1
  15. Wise  - 1
    • Total – 47

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Note: Zika case data for Texas will be updated each weekday no later than 11 a.m.

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Keywords: USA; Updates; Texas, Zika Virus.

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#MERS-CoV, #Saudi Arabia: No new cases in the last 24 hours (@SaudiMOH, June 27 2016)

 

Title: MERS-CoV, Saudi Arabia: No new cases in the last 24 hours.

Subject: MERS Coronavirus epidemic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, daily update.

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

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MOH: 'No New Corona Cases Recorded

6/27/2016

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New Cases:

  • No reports

New Recoveries:

  • No reports

New Deaths:

  • No reports

Cumulative number of confirmed cases and deaths since June 2012:

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

  • 1402At least 596 - 15

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Keywords: MERS-CoV; Updates; Saudi Arabia.

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#EarthCapture. #Yellowstone National #Park, the Grand #Prismatic #Spring (BBC, June 27 2016)

 

Title: #EarthCapture. Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Prismatic Spring.

Subject: Geography, Geological formation, USA.

Source: BBC, full page: (LINK). Via Instagram.

Code: [  GEO  ]

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Keywords: USA; Geography; Geology; Yellowstone National Park.

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#Measles cases in #Malaysia up by 340% (Channel News Asia, June 27 2016)

 

Title: #Measles cases in #Malaysia up by 340%.

Subject: Measles epidemic in Malaysia, vaccine refusal.

Source: Channel News Asia, full page: (LINK).

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Measles cases in Malaysia up by 340%

Health department director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said on Sunday (Jun 26) that the increase in cases was because the children were not immunised against the disease.

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Keywords: Malaysia; Measles.

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26 Jun 2016

#Influenza and other #Respiratory #Viruses #Research #References #Library–June 26 2016 Issue

 

Title: #Influenza and other #Respiratory #Viruses #Research #References #Library–June 26 2016 Issue.

Subject: Human and animal influenza viruses research, weekly references library update.

Source: AMEDEO, homepage: (LINK).

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This Week’s Abstracts:

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  1. TAKASHITA E, Ejima M, Ogawa R, Fujisaki S, et al.
    • Antiviral susceptibility of influenza viruses isolated from patients pre- and post-administration of favipiravir.
  2. HUZLY D, Korn K, Bierbaum S, Eberle B, et al.
    • Influenza A virus drift variants reduced the detection sensitivity of a commercial multiplex nucleic acid amplification assay in the season 2014/15.
  3. LI C, Zhou X, Zhong Y, Li C, et al.
    • A Recombinant G Protein Plus Cyclosporine A-Based Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Elicits Humoral and Regulatory T Cell Responses against Infection without Vaccine-Enhanced Disease.
  4. COX A, Dewhurst S.
    • A single mutation at PB1 residue 319 dramatically increases the safety of PR8 LAIV in a murine model without compromising vaccine efficacy.
  5. ZANG N, Zhuang J, Deng Y, Yang Z, et al.
    • Pulmonary C Fibers Modulate MMP-12 Production via PAR2 and Are Involved in the Long-Term Airway Inflammation and Airway Hyperresponsiveness Induced by Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection.
  6. FORERO A, Tisoncik-Go J, Watanabe T, Zhong G, et al.
    • The 1918 Influenza Virus PB2 Protein Enhances Virulence through the Disruption of Inflammatory and Wnt-Mediated Signaling in Mice.
  7. SANDBULTE MR, Gauger PC, Kitikoon P, Chen H, et al.
    • Neuraminidase inhibiting antibody responses in pigs differ between influenza A virus N2 lineages and by vaccine type.
  8. SUI J, Yang D, Qiao C, Xu H, et al.
    • Protective efficacy of an inactivated Eurasian avian-like H1N1 swine influenza vaccine against homologous H1N1 and heterologous H1N1 and H1N2 viruses in mice.
  9. HARALAMBIEVA IH, Ovsyannikova IG, Kennedy RB, Zimmermann MT, et al.
    • Transcriptional signatures of influenza A/H1N1-specific IgG memory-like B cell response in older individuals.
  10. LEE GJ, Quan FS.
  11. BLANCO JC, Pletneva LM, Oue RO, Patel MC, et al.
  12. FENG KH, Sun M, Iketani S, Holmes EC, et al.
    • Comparing the functions of equine and canine influenza H3N8 virus PA-X proteins: Suppression of reporter gene expression and modulation of global host gene expression.

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Keywords: Research; Abstracts; Influenza References Library.

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#MERS-CoV, #Saudi Arabia: two new cases reported in the last 24 hours (@SaudiMOH, June 26 2016)

 

Title: MERS-CoV, Saudi Arabia: two new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

Subject: MERS coronavirus epidemic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, daily update.

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

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MOH: '2 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded'

6/26/2016

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

  1. M, 28, Saudi, Najran, stable; *, #
  2. M, 62, Saudi, Riyadh, stable; *, **

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*) Contact with a confirmed case in a household setting;

#) Health care worker;

**) Asymptomatic case.

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New Recoveries:

  • No reports

New Deaths:

  • No reports

Cumulative number of confirmed cases and deaths since June 2012:

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

  • 1402At least 596 - 15

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Keywords: MERS-CoV; Updates; Saudi Arabia.

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25 Jun 2016

#Sicily, Mount #Etna, with a flying-saucer-shaped #cloud on the top (People’s Daily, June 25 2016)

 

Title: Sicily, Mount Etna, with a flying-saucer-shaped cloud on the top.

Subject: Geography, photography; Mt Etna, Sicily, Italy.

Source: People’s Daily, full page: (LINK). Via Instagram.

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Cloud that looks out of this world: Spectacular flying saucer shape lands on the top of #MountEtna

Una foto pubblicata da People's Daily (@peoples_daily) in data:

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Keywords: Italy; Sicily; Etna Volcano; Geography.

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#MERS-CoV, #Saudi Arabia: one new case reported in the last 24 hours (@SaudiMOH, June 25 2016)

 

Title: MERS-CoV, Saudi Arabia: one new case reported in the last 24 hours.

Subject: MERS Coronavirus epidemic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, daily update.

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

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MOH: '1 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded'

6/25/2016

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

  1. F, 33, foreign, Riyadh, stable; *, #

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*) Infection contracted in a health care facility;

#) Health care professional.

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New Recoveries:

  • No reports

New Deaths:

  • No reports

Cumulative number of confirmed cases and deaths since June 2012:

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

  • 1401At least 596 - 14

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Keywords: MERS-CoV; Updates; Saudi Arabia.

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24 Jun 2016

#USA, #Florida: DoH Daily #Zika #Update: Seven New #Travel-Related Cases Today (June 24 2016)

 

Title: #USA, #Florida: DoH Daily #Zika #Update: Seven New #Travel-Related Cases Today.

Subject: Zika Virus, US State of Florida daily epidemiological update.

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

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Department Of Health Daily Zika Update: Seven New Travel-Related Cases Today

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications / June 24, 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 Florida Department of Health will issue a Zika virus update each week day at 2 p.m. Updates will include a CDC-confirmed Zika case count by county and information to better keep Floridians prepared.

There are seven new cases today with two in Miami-Dade, one in Broward, one in Citrus, one in Duval, one in Polk and one in Seminole counties.

The Declaration of Public Health Emergency has been amended to include Citrus County.

Of the cases confirmed in Florida, 17 are still exhibiting symptoms. According to CDC, symptoms associated with the Zika virus last between seven to 10 days.

CDC recommends that women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant postpone travel to Zika affected areas.

According to CDC guidance, providers should consider testing all pregnant women with a history of travel to a Zika affected area for the virus.

CDC recommends that a pregnant woman with a history of Zika virus and her provider should consider additional ultrasounds.

Florida has been monitoring pregnant women with evidence of Zika regardless of symptoms since January.

The total number of pregnant women who have been monitored is 40, with 10 having met the previous CDC case definition.

 

[County - Number of Cases (all travel related)]

  1. Alachua – 4
  2. Brevard – 4
  3. Broward – 31
  4. Citrus – 1
  5. Clay  - 2
  6. Collier – 2
  7. Duval – 2
  8. Escambia – 1
  9. Highlands – 1
  10. Hillsborough – 5
  11. Lee – 5
  12. Martin – 1
  13. Miami-Dade – 62
  14. Okaloosa – 1
  15. Orange – 15
  16. Osceola – 7
  17. Palm Beach – 12
  18. Pasco – 2
  19. Pinellas – 6
  20. Polk – 4
  21. Santa Rosa – 1
  22. Seminole – 7
  23. St. Johns – 2
  24. Volusia – 2
  • Total cases not involving pregnant women – 180
    • Cases involving pregnant women regardless of symptoms* – 40

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*Counties of pregnant women will not be shared.

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All cases are travel-associated. There have been no locally-acquired cases of Zika in Florida. For more information on the Zika virus, click here.

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Keywords: USA; Updates; Zika Virus; Florida.

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#USA, #California Dept. of Pub. Health Issues #Health #Advisory for #Meningococcal #Disease (June 24 2016)

 

Title: #USA, #California Dept. of Pub. Health Issues #Health #Advisory for #Meningococcal #Disease.

Subject: Meningococcal Disease, US State of California health advisory.

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

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CDPH Issues Health Advisory for Meningococcal Disease

Date: 6/24/2016  / Number: 16-037  / Contact: Ali Bay - (916) 440-7259  / SACRAMENTO

Outbreak Identified in Southern California, Vaccines Urged for At-Risk Adult Gay and Bisexual Men, and all People with HIV

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today issued a health advisory related to an outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease occurring in Southern California, primarily among adult gay and bisexual men.

Meningococcal disease is caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis and can cause meningitis and bloodstream infections (sepsis). Although rare, meningococcal disease is serious and potentially fatal.

Since the beginning of May, nine meningococcal disease cases have been identified in men living in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, most of whom were gay or bisexual men.

One patient has died as a result of the infection. Six of the cases are known to be caused by a particular strain (serogroup C) of meningococcal bacteria and one other case is awaiting serogroup confirmation.

“We are concerned that gay and bisexual men in Southern California may be at increased risk for meningococcal disease,” said Dr. Smith.

“We encourage men who partner with other men to be aware of the risk of meningococcal disease and consider getting vaccinated.”

Several outbreaks and clusters of serogroup C meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men have been reported in New York City, Los Angeles County, and Chicago since 2014. Similar outbreaks have also been reported recently in Europe. Many of the men affected by these outbreaks were infected with HIV.

HIV-infected people are at increased risk of contracting meningococcal disease. Because of this increased risk, the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommend this week that all HIV-infected persons aged 2 months and older be routinely vaccinated with the meningococcal vaccine that protects against serogroups A, C, W and Y disease (MenACWY).

Meningococcal bacteria are transmitted through close personal contact and can be spread from person to person by small droplets of respiratory secretions from the nose and throat.

Gay and bisexual men may be at increased risk of meningococcal disease if they have close or intimate contact with multiple partners, regularly visit crowded venues such as bars and parties, or smoke cigarettes, marijuana or illegal drugs. State health officials urge all HIV-infected persons and gay and bisexual men who may be at increased risk for meningococcal disease to consider receiving MenACWY.

All HIV-infected adults should receive two doses of MenACWY. Gay and bisexual men who are at increased risk for meningococcal disease and are not HIV-infected should receive one dose of MenACWY vaccine. Those who have not been tested for HIV within the last year should be offered an HIV test along with vaccination. Adults may locate meningococcal vaccines in their area by using CDC’s Adult Vaccine Finder.

Symptoms of meningococcal disease may include fever, vomiting, severe headache, stiff neck, confusion, rash and generalized muscle pains. The time from exposure to the start of symptoms is typically just a few days. People who experience these symptoms should seek medical care immediately.

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Keywords: USA; Updates; California; Meningococcal Disease.

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