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2 Jul 2015

#Congo and #WHO investigate possible #Ebola #outbreak (Channel NewsAsia, July 2 2015)

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

Congo and WHO investigate possible Ebola outbreak [      ]

Health officials in Democratic Republic of Congo are investigating a possible outbreak of Ebola in a village, the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

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#Grippe #aviaire : les #poulets infectés ne sont pas entrés en RD #Congo, selon l’OCC (Radio Okapi, July 2 2015)

[Source: Radio Okapi, full page: (LINK).]

Grippe aviaire : les poulets infectés ne sont pas entrés en RDC, selon l’OCC [      ]

Le président du Conseil d’administration de l’Office congolais de contrôle (OCC), Moussa Kalema, a affirmé, jeudi 2 juillet, que la cargaison de poulets potentiellement infectés par la grippe aviaire n’est pas arrivée en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Ces volailles en provenance de la Turquie sont bloqués à Pointe-Noire en République du Congo. «Nous pouvons [...]

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#Phylogenetic #analysis of HP #avian #influenza #H5N8 virus #outbreak strains provides evidence for 4 separate introductions and 1 between-#poultry farm transmission in the #Netherlands, November 2014 (@Eurosurveillanc, abstract)

[Source: Eurosurveillance, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

Eurosurveillance, Volume 20, Issue 26, 02 July 2015  / Surveillance and outbreak reports

Phylogenetic analysis of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) virus outbreak strains provides evidence for four separate introductions and one between-poultry farm transmission in the Netherlands, November 2014 [      ][      ]

R J Bouwstra1, G Koch1, R Heutink1, F Harders1, A van der Spek2, A R Elbers 1, A Bossers1

1Central Veterinary Institute part of Wageningen UR, Lelystad, the Netherlands  - 2 Netherlands Food and Consumer and Product Safety Authority, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Citation style for this article: Bouwstra RJ, Koch G, Heutink R, Harders F, van der Spek A, Elbers AR, Bossers A. Phylogenetic analysis of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) virus outbreak strains provides evidence for four separate introductions and one between-poultry farm transmission in the Netherlands, November 2014. Euro Surveill. 2015;20(26):pii=21174. Available online: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=21174

Date of submission: 26 March 2015

 

Abstract

Phylogenetic analysis of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) virus strains causing outbreaks in Dutch poultry farms in 2014 provides evidence for separate introduction of the virus in four outbreaks in farms located 16–112 km from each other and for between-farm transmission between the third and fourth outbreak in farms located 550 m from each other. In addition, the analysis showed that all European and two Japanese H5N8 virus strains are very closely related and seem to originate from a calculated common ancestor, which arose between July and September 2014. Our findings suggest that the Dutch outbreak virus strain ‘Ter Aar’ and the first German outbreak strain from 2014 shared a common ancestor. In addition, the data indicate that the Dutch outbreak viruses descended from an H5N8 virus that circulated around 2009 in Asia, possibly China, and subsequently spread to South Korea and Japan and finally also to Europe. Evolution of the virus seemed to follow a parallel track in Japan and Europe, which supports the hypothesis that H5N8 virus was exchanged between migratory wild waterfowl at their breeding grounds in Siberia and from there was carried by migrating waterfowl to Europe.

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#Guinea, #Ebola : #point de #situation au 02 juillet 2015 (La #France en #Guinée et en #SierraLeone, extract)

[Source: French Embassy in Guinea and Sierra Leone, full page: (LINK). Extract.]

Ebola : point de situation au 02 juillet 2015 [      ]

Une épidémie de fièvre hémorragique virale Ebola sévit actuellement en Guinée et en Sierra Leone. En Guinée, plus de 3 500 cas ont été enregistrés depuis le début de l’épidémie. Malgré un déclin de la virulence de l’épidémie en Guinée, tout projet de déplacement, notamment professionnel, doit continuer de faire l’objet d’un contact préalable avec l’ambassade de France en Guinée.

 

GUINEE

  • Nouveaux cas enregistrés depuis le dernier bilan du 30 juin :
    • 2 nouveaux cas,
    • 1 nouveau décès.
  • Bilan Global :
    • 3277 cas confirmés,
    • 2040 décès confirmés répartis comme suit :
      • Conakry (539 cas, 268 décès) ;
      • Guéckédou (269 cas, 203 décès) ;
      • Macenta (718 cas, 475 décès) ;
      • Dabola (8 cas, 8 décès) ;
      • Kissidougou (100 cas, 71 décès) ;
      • Telimélé (40 cas, 17 décès) ;
      • Boffa (36 cas, 26 décès) ;
      • Kouroussa (18 cas, 11 décès) ;
      • Siguiri (26 cas, 16 décès) ;
      • Pita (7 cas, 3 décès) ;
      • N’Zérékoré (213 cas, 138 décès) ;
      • Yomou (11 cas, 5 décès) ;
      • Dubréka (143 cas, 84 décès) ;
        • Forécariah (403 cas, 267 décès) ;
      • Kérouané (160 cas, 97 décès) ;
      • Coyah (234 cas, 130 décès),
      • Dalaba (9 cas, 2 décès) ;
      • Beyla (46 cas, 27 décès) ;
      • Kindia (78 cas, 50 décès) ;
      • Lola (93 cas, 66 décès) ;
        • Boké (31 cas, 14 décès) ;
      • Mali (5 cas, 3 décès) ;
      • Faranah (46 cas, 31 décès) ;
      • Kankan (31 cas, 20 décès) ;
      • Fria (11 cas, 5 décès) ;
      • Tougué (2 cas, 1 décès)

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#Liberia Officials Restart #Ebola #Monitoring After New #Outbreak (Bloomberg, July 2 2015)

[Source: Bloomberg, full page: (LINK).]

Liberia Officials Restart Ebola Monitoring After New Outbreak [      ]

by Wade Williams / July 2, 2015 — 2:29 PM CEST

Liberian health officials scrambled to limit the spread of Ebola after the first case in three months was reported. About 175 people are being monitored after a 17-year-old boy died of the virus this week, Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said by phone. There are two confirmed cases and two suspected cases being treated, he said. The World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola on May 9 after no new cases were reported in 42 days, twice the incubation period.

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#Saudi Arabia reported two new #MERS-CoV cases in the last 24 hours (@SaudiMOH, July 2 2015, edited)

[Source: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

#Saudi Arabia reported two new #MERS-CoV cases in the last 24 hours [      ]

7/2/2015

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New Cases:

  1. man, 60 years old, Saudi national, resident in Damman, currently in stable condition;
  2. man, 76 years old, Saudi national, resident in Riyadh, currently in critical condition.

New Recoveries:

  • No reports

New Deaths:

  • No reports

Cumulative number of confirmed cases and deaths sine June 2012:

  • Total No. of Cases: 1044
  • Total No. of Deaths: 460
  • Patients currently under treatment: 6

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#HK, #Update on #number of suspected #MERS #cases [with #details] (CHP, July 2 2015)

[Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).]

Update on number of suspected MERS cases [      ]

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (July 2) reported the number of suspected cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and again urged the public to pay special attention to safety during travel, taking due consideration of health risks of the places of visit.

From noon yesterday (July 1) to noon today, the CHP was notified of one suspected case which tested negative for MERS Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) upon preliminary testing by the CHP's Public Health Laboratory Services Branch. It is detailed in the attachment.

"In view of the latest situation in Korea, the public should avoid unnecessary travel to Korea, in particular those with chronic illnesses. Travellers in Korea and the Middle East should avoid unnecessary visits to healthcare facilities (HCFs)," a spokesman for the CHP said.

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The public may visit the pages below for more information and health advice:

Tour leaders and tour guides operating overseas tours are advised to refer to the CHP's health advice on MERS (www.chp.gov.hk/en/view_content/26551.html).

Ends/Thursday, July 2, 2015

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[Source PDF file: (LINK).]

Details of suspected cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - From noon, July 1, to noon, July 2, 2015

[Case No. – Sex – Age - Travel history – Hospital – Condition - MERS-CoV preliminary test result]

  1. Female – 25 - United Arab Emirates - Princess Margaret Hospital – Stable – Negative

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#Egypt, #H5N1: #Fayoum #birdflu infected girl recovered and discharged from #hospital (Ahram, July 2 2015, edited)

[Source: Ahram, full page: (LINK). Automatic translation, edited.]

#Egypt, #H5N1: #Fayoum #birdflu infected girl recovered and discharged from #hospital [      ]

Fayoum-Ahram Gate: 2-7-2015 | 14:58

The Health Directorate in Fayoum governorate confirmed in a statement, Thursday afternoon, that a 3 years old girl has been discharged from hospital; the girl suffered for bird flu and was hospitalized in Fayoum General Hospital.

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The girl, resident in Tton village Etsa Fayoum Center, was hospitaliezed on 10 June, after that was hit by a rise in body temperature, vomiting, symptoms of bird flu, was diagnosed at the time, infection with pneumonia, and got the drug "Tamiflu", and doctors suspected of being infected with bird flu, have been sampled, and sent to labs central Ministry of Health, as a result being infected with bird flu and make sure of a similar nature to heal.

The doctors decided then, transferred to the General Hospital, 14 this month, it has been entered child care department, and when it came the results of analyzes of samples taken of them, positive, decide to put Department of isolation, and to provide the necessary treatment her Even stabilized her condition, but has not yet come out of the hospital, because of the positive B sample also to the disease, and a team from the Ministry of Health, visited the girl child, and decided to increase the prescribed dose, The results of analyzes of the third sample, showing her recovery from bird flu.

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S. #Korea #MERS-CoV total #number of #cases rises to 184 after a new confirmed case (KBS, July 2 2015, edited)

[Source: KBS, full page: (LINK). Automatic translation, edited.]

S. #Korea #MERS-CoV total #number of #cases rises to 184 after a new confirmed case [      ]

(July 2 2015)

Samsung Seoul Hospital confirmed that two people was found to be infected with MERS-CoV.

Central MERS Headquarters this evening said that at Samsung Seoul Hospital one person received a positive result from tests for MERS.

Earlier today, Samsung Medical Center received a confirmation in the morning of another nurse tested positive.

With these cases, the total number of confirmed MERS cases rises to 184.

The nurses were in the MERS isolation ward and were treating an infected patient.

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#Malaysia, #Johor reports 80pc jump in #dengue cases (The Malay Mail Online, July 2 2015)

[Source: The Malay Mail, full page: (LINK).]

Johor reports 80pc jump in dengue cases [      ]

JOHOR BARU, July 2 — There has been a spike in dengue cases in Johor with 4.272 cases in the first 25 weeks of the year.

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