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  • PRO/PL> Fig mosaic virus - Russia: 1st rep (Crimea) January 28, 2021
    Other Plant Disease -- Russia_Fig mosaic virus_ (FMV) (genus _Emaravirus_, family Fimoviridae) is considered the etiological agent of fig mosaic disease (FMD) recorded in most of the fig-growing areas with an average global infection rate of 33%. FMD-like symptoms, which include mosaic, chlorotic ringspots, and oak leaf patterns, were observed in approximately 1/3 of 400 […]
  • PRO/AH> Foot & mouth disease - Israel (02): (HZ) deer, gt O/ME-SA/PanAsia-2, spread January 28, 2021
    Foot and Mouth -- IsraelInformation received on [and dated] 25 Jan 2021 from Dr. Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, IsraelSummaryReport type: Follow-up report no. 3Date of start of the event: 1 Jan 2021Date of confirmation of the event: 4 Jan 2021Report date: 25 […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> Monkeypox - Africa (01): Congo DR 2020 January 28, 2021
    Monkeypox -- DR CongoThe number of monkeypox cases, confirmed and suspected, reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was nearly a 1000-case increase compared to 2019.In 2019, DRC reported 5288 suspected monkeypox cases, a high number, indeed; however, this number was eclipsed in 2020, during which a total of 6257 suspected and confirmed […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> Lassa fever - West Africa (03): Nigeria January 27, 2021
    Lassa Fever -- NigeriaKey points:Current week (02) (11-17 Jan 2021) / Cumulative week 1 / Cumulative 2020 week 1Suspected cases: 117 / 226 / 255Confirmed cases: 14 / 23 / 82Probable cases: 0 / 0 / 0Deaths: 2 / 4 / 14Case fatality rate (CFR [%]): 14.3 / 17.4 / 17.1Number of states affected: 3 […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (36): surge, Portugal, Indonesia, vaccines, WHO, global January 27, 2021
    COVID-19 -- PortugalWu K, Werner AP, Moliva JI, et al. mRNA-1273 vaccine induces neutralizing antibodies against spike mutants from global SARS-CoV-2 variants. bioRxiv [Preprint]. 2021 Jan 25: 2021.01.25.427948. doi: 10.1101/2021.01.25.427948. PMID: 33501442; PMCID: PMC7836112; ]----[C] Moderna: vaccine use in pregnant womenDate: Tue 26 Jan 2021 20:06Source: The Jerusalem Post[edited]After reviewing Moderna data, a World Health […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever vaccines: fractional dose effective January 27, 2021
    Yellow Fever -- UgandaSummary-------BackgroundStocks of yellow fever vaccine are insufficient to cover exceptional demands for outbreak response. Fractional dosing has shown efficacy, but evidence is limited to the 17DD substrain vaccine. We assessed the immunogenicity and safety of 1/5 fractional dose compared with standard dose of 4 WHO-prequalified yellow fever vaccines produced from 3 substrains.MethodsWe […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> Ross River virus - Australia: (NS) January 27, 2021
    Ross River Virus -- AustraliaRoss River fever cases have increased by 260 per cent in the southern Riverina in New South Wales, prompting the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) to issue a health alert.From 1-20 Jan [2021], 18 new cases of the mosquito-borne disease had been identified across the district, a significant increase from the […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (35): South Korea (KN) animal, cat January 26, 2021
    COVID-19 -- South Korea1. Opriessnig T, Huang YW. Third update on possible animal sources for human COVID-19. Xenotransplantation. 2021 Jan 21: e12671. doi: 10.1111/xen.12671. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33476071; - Mod.ASHealthMap/ProMED map of South Korea: ][See Also:COVID-19 update (22): Russia (LN) St. Petersburg, animal, cat update (552): USA, animal, cat, dog, snow leopard, […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (19): India, China, wild bird, HPAI H5N8, OIE January 26, 2021
    Avian Influenza H5N8 -- IndiaInformation received on 25 Jan 2021 from Dr Huang Baoxu, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group, Animal Health and Epidemiology Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Qingdao, China (People's Rep. of)SummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 13 Jan 2021Date of confirmation of the event: 19 Jan 2021Reason […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (34): vaccine, N-terminal domain, USA ex Brazil, WHO, global January 26, 2021
    COVID-19 -- United StatesAbstract--------"Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the causative infection of a global pandemic that has led to more than 2 million deaths worldwide. The Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine has demonstrated approximately 94% efficacy in a phase 3 study and has been approved under Emergency Use Authorization. The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants with […]