HealthMap Global Disease Alerts

The latest alerts on infectious disease around the world
  1. Classical Swine Fever -- Japan
    Information received on [and dated] 18 Sep 2018 from Dr Norio Kumagai, Director, Chief Veterinary Officer, Animal Health Division, Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tokyo, Japan
    Report type: follow-up report no. 1
    Date of start of the event: 3 Sep 2018
    Date of confirmation of the event: 9 Sep 2018
    Report date: 18 Sep 2018
    Date submitted to OIE: 18 Sep 2018
    Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of
  2. Tick-borne Encephalitis -- Switzerland
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  3. Eastern Equine Encephalitis -- United States
    Health officials say a resident of western Michigan has been infected with eastern equine encephalitis [EEE virus].
    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Allegan County Health Department announced [Mon 17 Sep 2018] that the person was hospitalized in late August [2018].
    Eastern equine encephalitis is one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases in the US. It can be fatal and often leaves survivors with brain damage.
    Southwestern Michigan has experienced
  4. Ebola -- DR Congo
    The investigation team sent to Komanda [North Kivu] began the work of contact identification and vaccination this Mon 17 Sep 2018. Upon arrival, the team was faced with resistance from the population. After a sensitization session by the community leader, tensions eased slightly and several contacts volunteered. So far 25 contacts have already been registered.
    Since the beginning of vaccination on 8 Aug 2018, 9721 people have been vaccinated, including 3826 in
  5. Foot and Mouth -- Algeria
    A total of 11 cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) have been reported in the commune of Oued El Berdi, about 20 km [12 miles] southeast of Bouira. These are 11 pregnant cows that contracted the virus in a barn of a private breeder. The 11 cattle head with high milk production were slaughtered.
    During the onset of the disease, a few months ago, there were 23 FMD cases observed in the municipalities of Ain Bessem, Aghbalou and M'chedallah. The 23 cows were slaughtered to circumscribe the
  6. Other Plant Disease -- United States
    We have now confirmed bacterial leaf streak (BLS) of corn in Wisconsin. We have been on the lookout for this disease over the past several seasons, but have not confirmed it officially in the state until now. A corn sample was received with symptoms consistent with those for BLS. The sample was confirmed positive through multiple tests, including bacterial streaming and PCR. Subsequently, the sample has been confirmed positive by multiple laboratories.
    Bacterial leaf streak (BLS) of corn
  7. African Swine Fever -- Romania
    Information received on [and dated] 17 Sep 2018 from Dr Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania
    Report type: immediate notification
    Date of start of the event: 17 Sep 2018
    Date of confirmation of the event: 17 Sep 2018
    Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
    Dtae of previous occurrence: 20 Nov
  8. West Nile Virus -- Worldwide/Unknown
    Health authorities say mosquito-borne viruses have killed 4 people in Romania this week, bringing the total deaths from West Nile virus to 21.
    The National Public Health Institute [Fri 14 Sep 2018] reported 30 new cases of people getting sick after being bitten by mosquitoes carrying the virus. It said all the deaths involved people with other health complications.
    The 1st deaths were recorded in August [2018] and the virus has made 200 people ill all over Romania. The health ministry