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  • Shiloh
    CIDRAP NEWS SCAN: News Scan for Aug 26, 2016 Drug-resistant leprosy; More H3N2v cases in fairgoers; H9N2 case in China; H5N1 outbreaks in Togo
    Shiloh
    Source: http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-persp...an-aug-26-2016

    News Scan for Aug 26, 2016
    Drug-resistant leprosy; More H3N2v cases in fairgoers; H9N2 case in China; H5N1 outbreaks in Togo

    Filed Under:
    Antimicrobial Stewardship; Avian Influenza (Bird Flu); H3N2v Influenza

    Drug-resistant leprosy reported in West Africa An international team of researchers is reporting transmission of antibiotic-resistant leprosy in Guinea. Using molecular methods, the team...
    Yesterday, 05:14 PM
  • Shiloh
    CIDRAP- Imported MERS case in Thailand is country's third
    Shiloh
    Source: http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-persp...countrys-third


    Imported MERS case in Thailand is country's third Filed Under: MERS-CoV Robert Roos | News Writer | CIDRAP News | Aug 26, 2016 Thailand reported a MERS case in a young traveler from Kuwait in late July, marking the country's third imported case...
    Yesterday, 05:12 PM
  • Pathfinder
    South Carolina - ​First case of Zika reported in Myrtle Beach neighborhood - was contracted in another state
    Pathfinder
    AUGUST 26, 2016 5:08 PM

    First case of Zika reported in Myrtle Beach neighborhood

    BY MEGAN TOMASIC AND JASON M. RODRIGUEZ

    A case of the Zika virus was confirmed in Myrtle Beach earlier this week at Plantation Point.
    ...
    The virus was not locally generated, but it was contracted...
    Yesterday, 05:12 PM
  • Pathfinder
    Louisiana - State reports three more travel-related Zika cases - Total 26
    Pathfinder
    Mosquito-Borne Disease Update: State Reports Three More Zika Cases in Louisiana


    August 26, 2016


    This week, the Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed three additional cases of Zika virus. This brings the total to 26 cases of travel-associated Zika confirmed in Louisiana. There are no known locally transmitted cases here. Local transmission occurs...
    Yesterday, 04:53 PM
  • Pathfinder
    Interactive Map of Invasive Aedes Mosquito Detections in California
    Pathfinder
    Interactive Map of Invasive Aedes Mosquito Detections in California August 2016...
    Yesterday, 04:44 PM
  • Shiloh
    New Concerns Arise About Mental Health Of College Students
    Shiloh
    Source: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/08/2...dents-suicide/ New Concerns Arise About Mental Health Of College Students August 25, 2016 5:46 PM By Dr. Mallika Marshall Filed Under: Dr. Mallika Marshall, MIT BOSTON (CBS) – New concerns arise about the mental health of st...
    Yesterday, 03:17 PM
  • Shiloh
    OH: Cincinnati sees estimated 78 heroin overdoses in 2 days
    Shiloh
    Source: http://www.whio.com/news/local/cinci...ELWj7qUOPJRRP/ Cincinnati sees estimated 78 heroin overdoses in 2 days Updated: Friday, August 26, 2016 @ 1:23 PM Published: Friday, August 26, 2016 @ 11:00 AM By: The Associated Press Cincinnati — Cincinnati police are asking for the public's help i...
    Yesterday, 03:13 PM
  • Shiloh
    Pakistan: 2016 Diphtheria
    Shiloh
    Source: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1170565/...unch-campaign/ Against diphtheria: After 10 deaths, health officials launch campaign The Express Tribune > Pakistan > KP & FATA By Umer Farooq Published: August 26, 2016 PESHAWAR: Health concerns run rife in the Federal Administered Tribal Areas after diphtheria clai...
    Yesterday, 03:07 PM
  • Shiloh
    USDA confirms highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza in a wild mallard duck in Alaska
    Shiloh
    Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wir...d-flu-41677638 Alaska Identifies First Case of H5N2 Bird Flu By The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Aug 26, 2016, 3:35 PM ET The bird flu strain that wiped out millions of turkeys and chickens in the Midwest last ye...
    Yesterday, 03:04 PM
  • Shiloh
    ON, Canada: Man undergoing treatment after bite from rabid cat in Caledonia
    Shiloh
    Source: http://www.610cktb.com/OntarioCP/Article.aspx?id=526526 at 15:02 on August 26, 2016, EDT. Ontario man undergoing treatment after bite from rabid cat The Canadian Press HALDIMAND COUNTY, Ont. — Health officials say an Ontario man is undergoing treatment after being bitten by a cat that tested positiv...
    Yesterday, 02:59 PM
  • Shiloh
    WHO: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Thailand (26 August 2016)
    Shiloh
    Source: http://www.who.int/csr/don/26-august...s-thailand/en/

    Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Thailand

    Disease outbreak news 26 August 2016 On 30 July 2016, the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, announced a laboratory confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) in an 18-year-old Ku...
    Yesterday, 02:52 PM
  • Pathfinder
    ​Dépistage du virus Zika dans tous les dons de sang aux États-Unis
    Pathfinder
    Dépistage du virus Zika dans tous les dons de sang aux États-Unis PUBLIÉ IL Y A 42 MINUTES ... L'avis publié vendredi signifie que tous les États et territoires américains devront analyser les dons de sang à la recherche du Zika. La FDA imposait précédemment cette obligation uniquement à Porto Rico et à deux ...
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  • Shiloh
    NV: First human case of St. Louis Encephalitis reported in Clark County since 2007
    Shiloh
    Source: http://news3lv.com/news/local/first-...nty-since-2007 First human case of St. Louis Encephalitis reported in Clark County since 2007 By Aubrey Clerkin Friday, August 26th 2016 LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — The Southern Nevada Health Distri...
    Yesterday, 12:34 PM
  • Shiloh
    UT: Utah Co. Health Dept. investigating viral meningitis at Lone Peak H.S.
    Shiloh
    Source: http://fox13now.com/2016/08/26/utah-...lone-peak-h-s/ Utah Co. Health Dept. investigating viral meningitis at Lone Peak H.S. Posted 10:43 am, August 26, 2016, by David Wells HIGHLAND, Utah — Health officials with the Utah County Health D...
    Yesterday, 12:30 PM
  • Shiloh
    Austin TX: 69 people treated after new batch of K2 ("Spice") circulates downtown
    Shiloh
    Source: http://kxan.com/2016/08/25/another-k...in-in-one-day/ 69 people treated after new batch of K2 circulates downtown By Claire Ricke Published: August 25, 2016, 12:59 pm Updated: August 26, 2016, 8:06 am AUSTIN (KXAN) — A new batch of K2 circulating around downtown Austin has le...
    Yesterday, 12:25 PM
  • Shiloh
    Japan warns on measles after infected fan joins Bieber concert, stops in Tokyo and adjacent Kanagawa Prefecture
    Shiloh
    Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/japan-war...104710120.html Japan warns on measles after infected fan joins Bieber concert AFP•August 26, 2016 Japanese authorities have warned of a possible measles outbreak after a fan who went to a Justin Bieber concert near Tokyo was...
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  • alert
    Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil: Two men hospitalized with undiagnosed paralysis - contact with horses reported
    alert
    Machine translation:

    Published Date: 24/08/2016 01:24:47
    Subject: PRO / PORT> neurological syndrome - Brazil (RS), human, unknown causes
    Archive Number: 20160824.4437440

    SYNDROME neurologically - BRAZIL (RIO GRANDE DO SUL), HUMAN CAUSES OPEN ENDED
    ************************************************** ******************************
    A message / Una mensaje / of ProMED-PORT
    http://www.promedmail.org ProMED-mail and program / es un program de la International Society for Infectious Diseases ...
    Yesterday, 11:26 AM
  • Pathfinder
    Guillain-Barré Syndrome During Ongoing Zika Virus Transmission — Puerto Rico, January 1–July 31, 2016 (CDC, MMWR, August 26, 2016)
    Pathfinder
    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)







    CDCMMWR

    Guillain-Barré Syndrome During Ongoing Zika Virus Transmission — Puerto Rico, January 1–July 31, 2016

    Early Release / August 26, 2016 / 65





    Emilio Dirlikov, PhD1,2; Chelsea G. Major, MPH3,4; Marrielle Mayshack1,4; Nicole Medina, MPH3; Desiree Matos3; Kyle R. Ryff, MPH1; Jomil Torres-Aponte, MS1; Rebecca Alkis5; Jorge Munoz-Jordan, PhD3; Candimar Colon-Sanchez, MS3; Jorge L. Salinas, MD2; Daniel M. Pastula, MD3,6; Myriam Garcia, MT7,8; Marangely Olivero Segarra, MS7,8; Graciela Malave, MT7,8; Dana L. Thomas, MD9; Gloria M. Rodríguez-Vega, MD10; Carlos A. Luciano, MD11; James Sejvar, MD12; Tyler M. Sharp, PhD3; Brenda Rivera-Garcia, DVM1 (View author affiliations)
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    Summary

    What is already known about this topic? Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an uncommon autoimmune disorder characterized by varying degrees of weakness, sensory abnormalities, and autonomic dysfunction due to peripheral nerve or nerve root damage. Countries affected by Zika virus have reported increased numbers of cases of GBS. After identification of local transmission of Zika virus in Puerto Rico in December 2015, the Puerto Rico Department of Health implemented the GBS Passive Surveillance System in February 2016.
    What is added by this report? Among 56 patients with suspected GBS who had onset of neurologic symptoms during January 1–July 31, 2016, evidence of Zika or other flavivirus infection was present in 34 (61%), including 10 (18%) with confirmed Zika virus infection. The median age of the 34 patients was 55 years, and 59% were female. Thirty (88%) patients reported an acute illness before developing neurologic symptoms, with median time to onset of neurologic symptoms of 5 days. One patient died from septic shock after treatment for GBS. Additionally, evidence of Zika virus or flavivirus infection was detected in seven patients with neurologic disorders other than GBS.
    What are the implications for public health practice? Persons with signs or symptoms consistent with GBS should promptly seek medical attention. Health care providers who evaluate patients with neurologic illnesses should consider GBS and report suspected cases to public health authorities. Residents of and travelers to Puerto Rico are advised to follow existing recommendations for prevention of Zika virus infection.




    Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a postinfectious autoimmune disorder characterized by bilateral flaccid limb weakness attributable to peripheral nerve damage (1). Increased GBS incidence has been reported in countries with local transmission of Zika virus, a flavivirus transmitted primarily by certain Aedes species mosquitoes (2). In Puerto Rico, three arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) are currently circulating: Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. The first locally acquired Zika virus infection in Puerto Rico was reported in December 2015 (3). In February 2016, the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDH), with assistance from CDC, implemented the GBS Passive Surveillance System (GBPSS) to identify new cases of suspected GBS (4). Fifty-six suspected cases of GBS with onset of neurologic signs during January 1–July 31, 2016, were identified. Thirty-four (61%) patients had evidence of Zika virus or flavivirus infection; the median age of these patients was 55 years (range = 21–88 years), and 20 (59%) patients were female. These 34 patients were residents of seven of eight PRDH public health regions. All 34 patients were hospitalized and treated with intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIg), the standard treatment for GBS; 21 (62%) required intensive care unit admission, including 12 (35%) who required endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation. One patient died of septic shock after treatment for GBS. Additionally, 26 cases of neurologic conditions other than GBS were reported through GBPSS, including seven (27%) in patients with evidence of Zika virus or flavivirus infection. Residents of and travelers to Puerto Rico and countries with active Zika virus transmission should follow recommendations for prevention of Zika virus infections.* Persons with signs or symptoms consistent with GBS should promptly seek medical attention. Health care providers in areas with ongoing local transmission seeing patients with neurologic illnesses should consider GBS and report suspected cases to public health authorities.



    Epidemiologic Surveillance for GBS

    In February 2016, as part of the ongoing response to local Zika virus transmission (35), PRDH implemented GBPSS with CDC assistance. Health care providers throughout the island are requested to report all patients with suspected GBS to PRDH by submitting a case report form† along with patient specimens (serum, urine, cerebrospinal fluid [CSF], and saliva). Reporting of patients with other neurologic disorders and a suspected antecedent arboviral infection is also encouraged. All submitted specimens are tested at CDC Dengue Branch (San Juan, Puerto Rico) or PRDH Biological and Chemical Emergencies Laboratory using a Trioplex reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay to detect nucleic acid from Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses.§ Serum and CSF specimens are also tested by immunoglobulin M (IgM) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for all three viruses. Persons with Zika virus nucleic acid detected by RT-PCR in any specimen are considered to have confirmed Zika virus infection. Persons with negative results for Zika virus by RT-PCR in all specimens tested are considered to have presumptive recent infection with a single arbovirus when results are positive for that virus by IgM ELISA, and presumptive flavivirus infection if they test positive for both Zika virus and dengue virus by IgM ELISA. Neurologic diagnosis for GBS cases with evidence of arboviral infection was confirmed by chart review using the Brighton Collaboration criteria, a set of standardized diagnostic criteria based on clinical presentation, CSF laboratory results, and electrophysiologic findings (6). Chart reviews are performed after hospital discharge, >28 days after onset of neurologic signs for persons who remain hospitalized,
    ...
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
  • Pathfinder
    Likely Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus from a Man with No Symptoms of Infection — Maryland, 2016 (CDC, MMWR, August 26, 2016)
    Pathfinder
    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)







    CDCMMWR

    Likely Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus from a Man with No Symptoms of Infection — Maryland, 2016

    Early Release / August 26, 2016 / 65

    Richard B. Brooks, MD1,2; Maria Paz Carlos, PhD3; Robert A. Myers, PhD3; Mary Grace White, MPH4; Tanya Bobo-Lenoci, MS4; Debra Aplan, MSN5; David Blythe, MD2; Katherine A. Feldman, DVM2 (View author affiliations)
    View suggested citation In June 2016, the Marylan
    ...
    Yesterday, 10:50 AM
  • Pathfinder
    FDA advises testing for Zika virus in all donated blood and blood components in the US (August 26, 2016)
    Pathfinder
    FDA News Release
    FDA advises testing for Zika virus in all donated blood and blood components in the US

    For Immediate Release


    August 26, 2016

    Release As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised guidance recommending universal testing of donated Whole Blood and blood components for Zika vi
    ...
    Yesterday, 10:32 AM

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