HealthMap Global Disease Alerts

The latest alerts on infectious disease around the world
  1. Other Plant Disease -- Germany
    Unusual fruit and leaf symptoms were observed in tomatoes in North Rhine-Westphalia. In total, more than 25 ha of greenhouse tomatoes were affected. Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) has been confirmed in 7 greenhouses; one further greenhouse is suspected to be infested. It's the 1st report of ToBRFV in Germany. The infested tomato plants were used for tomato fruit production. Eradication measures are in progress.
    ToBRFV infects tomato plants and leads to foliar symptoms, including
  2. Food-related toxin -- United States
    The Food and Drug Administration has expanded its recall of dog food brands that have too much Vitamin D, which could make your pets sick.
    The food was sold nationwide in both stores and online, and the FDA says the list of recalled products could continue to grow.
    Luckily none of the tainted foods were sold at storefronts here in Nevada, but we reached out to Chewy, an online retailer of pet food and supplies. They say that they were aware of the recall before it was published with the
  3. Salmonella -- United States
    The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Agency (APHIS) has reported the Miami Animal Import Center will be temporarily closed to new arrivals of horses beginning on [Sat 19 Jan 2019] in response to illness in a handful of horses quarantined at the facility.
    APHIS is investigating to determine the specific cause of illness, but salmonella is suspected, and the facility is stepping up biosecurity and taking additional precautions to prevent any further disease spread. The temporary
  4. Lassa Fever -- Nigeria
    The Nigerian Army has raised an alarm over an outbreak of Lassa fever. A statement on Wednesday [16 Jan 2019] by Maj Ikechukwu Eze, the acting deputy director of Army Public Relations, 3 Division, said the disease killed an officer on Tuesday [15 Jan 2019].
    [The statement] read: "The Headquarters 3 Division wishes to inform the general public that a male senior non-commissioned officer of the division was admitted and being managed for resistant malaria at the 3 Div Hospital after returning
  5. Lassa Fever -- Nigeria
    The Nigerian Army has raised an alarm over an outbreak of Lassa fever. A statement on Wednesday [16 Jan 2019] by Maj Ikechukwu Eze, the acting deputy director of Army Public Relations, 3 Division, said the disease killed an officer on Tuesday [15 Jan 2019].
    [The statement] read: "The Headquarters 3 Division wishes to inform the general public that a male senior non-commissioned officer of the division was admitted and being managed for resistant malaria at the 3 Div Hospital after returning
  6. Bluetongue -- Germany
    Bluetongue, Germany
    Information received on [and dated] 15 Jan 2019 from Dr Dietrich Rassow, director for Animal Health and Animal Welfare, chief veterinary officer, directorate of Animal Health and Animal Welfare, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Berlin, Germany
    Summary
    Report type: follow-up report no. 3
    Date of start of the event: 8 Dec 2018
    Date of confirmation of the event: 12 Dec 2018
    Report date: 15 Jan 2019
    Date submitted to OIE: 15 Jan 2019
    Reason for
  7. Not Yet Classified -- Worldwide/Unknown
  8. West Nile Virus -- United States
    Wisconsin's 1st confirmed cases of West Nile virus in ruffed grouse were reported [Tue 15 Jan 2019] by the state Department of Natural Resources.
    The DNR said that West Nile was confirmed in 3 of 16 grouse tested so far. The DNR said the results are still preliminary because another 238 grouse samples remain to be tested.
    The agency is testing both sickly grouse that were turned in to wildlife officials and grouse blood samples submitted by hunter volunteers in the field.
    Wildlife
  9. Hepatitis A -- United States
    In November 2017, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) identified an outbreak of acute hepatitis A. The increase in cases observed in Kentucky was well over the 10-year average of reported hepatitis A cases. Several cases have been infected with HAV strains genetically linked to outbreaks in California, Utah and Michigan. Similar to hepatitis A outbreaks in other states, the primary risk factors remain illicit drug use and homelessness. A contaminated food source has not been
  10. Avian Influenza -- Nepal
    The following information was submitted by an EpiCore Surveillance Project member.
    The suspected farm was visited by a team from the animal health sector at Dadapauwa-6, Ramkot of Nagarjun municipality (GPS coordinates: N 27.719571, E 85.254101). [The farmer reported that] in a population of 3000 broiler chickens, some birds started to show clinical signs of respiratory problems from 2 Jan 2019. From 3 Jan 2019 birds started to die and by 11 Jan 2019, a total of 744 birds had died. The
  11. Hemorrhagic Fever -- India
    Another 4 monkeys were found dead in different parts of Udupi district on [Mon 14 Jan 2019]. With this, the total number of monkeys that have died in the district since [8 Jan 2019] has gone up to 22.
    District Health and Family Welfare Officer Rohini told The Hindu here that 2 monkeys were found dead in Belve, while a monkey each was found dead in Kandlur and Hosmar.
    The department concerned had still not received any report on the viscera of the dead monkeys sent to the Viral Diagnostic