HealthMap Global Disease Alerts

The latest alerts on infectious disease around the world
  1. Strep -- Singapore
    Subject: _Streptococcus agalactiae_ [Group B streptococcus] ST283, which caused a foodborne outbreak of invasive sepsis in Singapore in 2015, is widespread in humans and aquaculture in South East Asia.
    Background: In 2015, Singapore had the 1st reported foodborne outbreak caused by the group B streptococcus (GBS) _Streptococcus agalactiae_. It was sequence type (ST) 283, acquired from fish, and, remarkably, affected adults without co-morbidities. Previously, ST283 had only been reported
  2. Japanese Encephalitis -- China
    Taiwan is still in the peak season for Japanese encephalitis, with 4 new cases confirmed across the nation last week, according to a statement issued on Tuesday [17 Jul 2018] by the [Taiwan] Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    The 4 cases of Japanese encephalitis reported last week ranged in age from 37-52 years. One each of the cases was recorded in Yilan, Taoyaun, Yunlin and Hualien. All 4 patients are in intensive care, and one of them is still unconscious, the CDC said.
    The
  3. Fever -- India
    In Cuttack, 8 youths from Balasore suffering from an unknown disease were today [17 Jul 2018] admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) after 2 of their mates succumbed to the disease at Goa last week.
    All of them hailing from Nimatpur in Bhograi area of the district were employed at a restaurant in Goa, sources said. After their return from Goa, the patients were 1st admitted to the Balasore District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) and later shifted to the SCB with the help of
  4. Hantavirus -- Panama
    A 79 year old diagnosed with a hantavirus infection died after suffering cardiac complications while remaining hospitalized since 23 Jun [2018]. The victim, from the La Lagunita de Pedasí community in Los Santos province, became the 2nd person to die of a hantavirus infection this year [2018], according to regional health authorities.
    Carlos Muñoz, regional epidemiology coordinator for the Los Santos region, indicated that the patient was hospitalized for 18 days in the Joaquín Pablo
  5. Newcastle Disease -- United States
  6. West Nile Virus -- Greece
    Information received on 17 Jul 2018 from Mrs Chrysoula Dile, head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Athens, Greece
    Summary
    Report type: immediate notification
    Date of start of the event: 11 Jul 2018
    Date of confirmation of the event: 11 Jul 2018
    Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence: 31 Dec 2017
    Manifestation of disease: sub-clinical infection
    Causal agent: West Nile fever virus
    Nature of diagnosis:
  7. Other Animal Disease -- United States
    A devastating coral disease continues to spread through Florida's reefs and scientists say it may cause some coral species to go locally extinct; on WMNF's MidPoint we spoke with Greta Aeby, a coral disease ecologist who is studying this disease outbreak at the Smithsonian Marine Station in Ft Pierce. Aeby is a research associate with Qatar University in Doha.
    On the show we found out what this tissue loss disease does to infected corals. Some researchers have called it "white-plague
  8. Malaria -- Vietnam
    The southern province of Binh Phuoc has recorded 973 malaria cases in the 1st half of the year [2018], up by 66 per cent year-on-year, including one death, reported by the provincial Department of Health on [16 Jul 2018].
    The cases were mostly found in the districts of Phu Rieng, Hon Quan, Bu Dop, Loc Ninh, Bu Dang and Bu Gia Map, and Binh Long town. In particular, Bu Gia Map discovered 666 cases, accounting for 68.5 per cent of the total, much higher than the 349 cases recorded in the same
  9. Anthrax -- Italy
    Information received on [and dated] 17 Jul 2018 from Dr Silvio Borrello, chief veterinary officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé [sic], Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
    Summary
    Report type: immediate notification
    Date of start of the event: 20 Jun 2018
    Date of confirmation of the event: 9 Jul 2018
    Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence: 16 Apr 2018
    Manifestation of
  10. Malaria -- India
    With 16 fresh cases reported last week, the total number of malaria-affected patients [in Delhi] has reached 122 this year [2018].
    Trends show that malaria continues to spread faster than dengue in Delhi. A report released by South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on [Mon 16 Jul 2018] revealed that 53 583 households in the capital have been found positive for mosquito-breeding and 58 521 legal notices have been served for various violations.
    Governor Anil Baijal, on [28 Jun 2018],
  11. Foot and Mouth -- Algeria
    The health services of the province of Tizi Ouzou reported yesterday [Sun 15 Jul 2018] 16 suspected cases of foot and mouth disease [FMD]. The 16 head of cattle sent to the slaughterhouse were reported in 3 separate outbreaks -- first in Frikat, in the circle of Draa El Mizan, then in Tizi Gheniff in the same region, and finally in Mekla on the east side of the province.
    In Frikat, the number of suspected head were yesterday, 13 in 2 different locations. It is in this commune that the
  12. Classical Swine Fever -- Russia
    Information received on [and dated] 17 Jul 2018 from Dr Nikolay Vlasov, deputy head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia
    Summary
    Report type: immediate notification
    Date of start of the event: 5 Jul 2018
    Date of confirmation of the event: 7 Jul 2018
    Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence: 2 Feb 2018
    Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
    Causal agent: classical swine fever
  13. Klebsiella pneumoniae -- Canary Islands [Spain]
    Main conclusions and options for response
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    Conclusions
    Between January and April 2018, Sweden and Norway reported a cluster of 13 returning travellers who carried or were infected with carbapenemase (OXA-48)-producing _Klebsiella pneumoniae_ ST392. All cases were associated with hospital admissions in Gran Canaria. Isolates from cases showed tight clustering when analysed by whole genome sequencing.
    This cluster of 13 patients colonised or
  14. Syphilis -- New Zealand
    Since 2017, there have been 4 cases of syphilis being passed onto babies from their mothers, as well as 1 probable case, NZME reports. A total of 2 of last year's [2017] cases were stillbirths. The Ministry of Health is currently investigating 2 possible further cases and has set up a group to tackle the issue.
    All pregnant women are meant to undergo a blood test to check for the infection early in their term; if found early, syphilis can be treated with antibiotics.
    Waikato DHB Hamilton
  15. Legionnaires' -- United States
    New York City health officials have confirmed 16 cases of legionnaires' disease in one Manhattan neighborhood. The city Health Department said on [Sun 15 Jul 2018] that 7 people have been hospitalized due to legionnaires' in the lower Washington Heights area. No deaths have been reported.
    Health officials say they have inspected 20 cooling towers and ordered several building owners to increase their use of biocides to kill the bacteria associated with the disease.
    The city sees an
  16. Dengue -- Pakistan
    Fiji has identified the hot spots for dengue fever where officials of the World Mosquito Program (WMP) will release the wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes on Monday [16 Jul 2018] to curb the spread of dengue, Zika and chikungunya diseases. According to the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC), over 7 million Fijian dollars (about USD 3.3 million) is being spent on piloting the project across Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati. The 1st batch of _Aedes aegypti_ mosquito carrying wolbachia bacteria will be