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  • PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (136): Brazil, India, Chile, ring vacc, post vacc inf, WHO, global April 17, 2021
    COVID-19 -- BrazilDoctors Without Borders (MSF) today [15 Apr 2021] called on the Brazilian government's leaders to muster the political will to respond to the threat, which it said is killing people by the thousands.MSF said last week [week of 5 Apr 2021], intensive care units (ICUs) were at capacity in 21 of 27 states, […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (63): Hungary (HB) poultry, H5N1, OIE April 17, 2021
    Avian Influenza H5N1 -- HungarySummaryReport type: Immediate notificationReport ID: 149523Date of start of the event: 9 Apr 2021Date of confirmation of the event: 12 Apr 2021Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 2 Mar 2021Manifestation of disease: Clinical diseaseCausal agent: Highly pathogenic avian influenza virusSerotype: H5N1Nature of diagnosis: Laboratory This event […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (62): China (LN) wild bird, HPAI H5N6, OIE April 17, 2021
    Avian Influenza H5N6 -- ChinaSummaryReport type: Immediate notificationStarted: 7 Apr 2021Confirmed: 11 Apr 2021Reported: 14 Apr 2021Reason for notification: New strain in a zone or a compartmentCausal agent: Highly pathogenic avian influenza virusSerotype: H5N6Nature of diagnosis: Clinical, laboratoryThis event pertains to a defined zone within the country.New outbreaks (1)Summary of outbreaksTotal outbreaks (1)Outbreak location 1: […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis - Denmark: herbal remedy, fatal, recall. RFI April 17, 2021
    Salmonella -- DenmarkThree people have died in what Danish health authorities say is a large outbreak of salmonellosis that has left 33 people ill. 19 people have been treated in hospital, according to Denmark's SSI [Statens Serum Institut] health agency. Those involved in the outbreak are aged between 2 and 92. All those affected ate […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed gastroenteritis, dog - UK: vomiting, canine enteric coronavirus susp April 16, 2021
    Gastroenteritis -- United KingdomAs COVID-19 ravaged the world at the start of 2020, dogs in the UK were suffering an outbreak of another coronavirus, a study has revealed. Reports from concerned owners and disquieted vets at the time indicated more pet pooches than usual were getting ill and severely vomiting.Researchers studying the outbreak now believe […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (01): Saudi Arabia, immune responses, WHO April 16, 2021
    MERS -- Saudi ArabiaInfection with MERS-CoV can cause severe disease resulting in high mortality. Humans are infected with MERS-CoV from direct or indirect contact with dromedaries. MERS-CoV has demonstrated the ability to transmit between humans. So far, the observed non-sustained human-to-human transmission has occurred among close contacts and in healthcare settings.The notification of additional cases […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> Felid leukoencephalomyelopathy - USA: (FL) Florida panther, bobcat April 16, 2021
    Other Animal Disease -- United StatesOnce ranging throughout the US Southeast, Florida panthers nearly went extinct due to widespread hunting. By the 1970s there were fewer than 30 left. Though the endangered cats have rebounded significantly in the last couple decades, with a total population around 200, their future remains tenuous.That's why scientists are concerned […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> Peste des petits ruminants - Israel: (HZ) sheep, OIE April 16, 2021
    Peste des petits ruminants -- IsraelGeneral informationReport type: Immediate notificationStarted: 2 Apr 2021Confirmed: 4 Apr 2021Reported: 14 Apr 2021Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 23 Aug 2020Manifestation of disease: Clinical diseaseCausal agent: Peste des petits ruminants virusNature of diagnosis: Clinical, laboratoryThis event pertains to a zone of the country.New outbreaks […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> Rift Valley fever - Madagascar (02): livestock, human April 16, 2021
    Rift Valley Fever -- MadagascarRift Valley fever is decimating the herds in Mananjary. Nearly 500 zebu [humped cattle] have died in a few weeks. The farmers of the herds are at a loss. They have lost, in a blink of an eye, their zebus, who represent their wealth.This acute hemorrhagic viral disease kills the zebus […]
  • PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed illness - Australia: (VI) water, algal bloom susp, RFI April 16, 2021
    Algae -- AustraliaThe state government is investigating an incident that sent 2 surfers to hospital after coming in contact with "a brown sludge-like substance" at a popular south-west Victorian surf spot.The 2 male surfers went to hospitals in Warrnambool and Port Fairy over the Easter weekend [3-4 Apr 2021] and were awaiting test results to […]