OLDIES BUT GOODIES IN THE NEWS AND NO VACCINE

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Still around and still killing

Table of Contents  

  • Anthrax
  • Hand, Foot and Mouth
  • Leprosy 
  • Malaria  
  • Plague 
  • Rabies  
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever  
  • Scarlet Fever
  • Tularemia
  • Typhus 
  • Valley Fever  

Anthrax

255 sheep culled to curb anthrax in Northeast China city – Headlines, features, photo and videos from ecns.cn|china|news|chinanews|ecns|cns – posted 8/20/18

http://www.ecns.cn/m/news/cns-wire/2018-08-09/detail-ifywwxaw2291136.shtml

China: Anthrax outbreak in Heilongjiang Province – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/20/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/china-anthrax-outbreak-heilongjiang-province-32036/

RSOE EDIS – Biological Hazard event in [Department-wide], Department of Hautes-Alpes, France on August 20 2018 04:09 PM – Anthrax – posted 8/20/18

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20180820-64328-FRA

Anthrax from the view of a veterinary perspective. – posted 8/23/18

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/227fe32b-8831-461d-babc-74554ee507eb

Anthrax outbreak at Turkish farm | Ahval – posted 8/29/18

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https://ahvalnews.com/health/anthrax-outbreak-turkish-farm

Anthrax outbreaks in Uganda and Turkey – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/17/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/anthrax-outbreaks-uganda-turkey-82702/

Anthrax outbreak in Ukraine’s Odesa region – 112.international – posted 10/2/18

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https://112.international/society/anthrax-outbreak-in-ukraines-odesa-region-32780.html

Anthrax outbreak: Village in Odesa region put in two-week quarantine (Video) | UNIAN – posted 10/3/18

https://www.unian.info/society/10284192-anthrax-outbreak-village-in-odesa-region-put-in-two-week-quarantine-video.html

Anthrax outbreak in southern Tanzania under control: official – Xinhua | English.news.cn – posted 2/19/19

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-02/18/c_137831418.htm

 

Hand, Foot and Mouth (Coxsackle Virus)

Viral illness that affects children spreading in Virginia, doctors warn – WAVY

https://www.wavy.com/news/health/viral-illness-that-affects-children-spreading-in-virginia-doctors-warn/1297399364

Malaysia reports HFMD fatality in Sarawak child – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/malaysia-reports-hfmd-fatality-sarawak-child-17277/

Hand, foot and mouth disease cases up 127 percent in Malaysia – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/29/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hand-foot-mouth-disease-cases-127-percent-malaysia-98449/

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Is Spreading Again | Patient Advice | US News – posted 9/22/18

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Hand, foot and mouth disease tends to be harder on kids than adults. (Getty Images)
https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2018-09-19/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-is-spreading-again?src=usn_fb

ProMED-mail post – Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease – Vietnam – posted 10/2/18

http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20180929.6059772

RSOE EDIS – Epidemic Hazard event in [State-wide], State of New York, USA on October 10 2018 04:18 AM – Hand, Foot and Mouth – posted 10/10/18

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EH-20181010-64964-USA

Dublin toddler covered in horrific blisters and sores after allegedly getting disease at Spanish holiday resort – Dublin Live – posted 10/10/18

https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/dublin-toddler-covered-horrific-blisters-15251261

Dartmouth reports dozens of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease cases in students – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/17/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/dartmouth-reports-dozens-hand-foot-mouth-disease-cases-students-13247/

Leprosy

More than half of Amazonian armadillos carry leprosy

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Nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus). Credit: Richard Truman, USPHS Public Domain (2014).
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-06-amazonian-armadillos-leprosy.html

Evidence of zoonotic leprosy in Pará, Brazilian Amazon, and risks associated with human contact or consumption of armadillos

http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0006532

Armadillos Pose a Leprosy Threat, and Humans Are the Reason Why | Healthiest Communities | US News – posted 8/28/18

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There are millions of armadillos in the southern U.S., and people interact with them in a variety of ways. (LightRocket/Getty Images)
https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2018-08-07/armadillos-pose-a-leprosy-threat-and-humans-are-the-reason-why

Malaria

Disease of poverty’: Malaria ‘back with a vengeance’ in Australia’s closest neighbours

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Malaria outreach in Pailin Province, west Cambodia, where malaria drug resistance is of major international concern.
Photo: John Rae
https://www.smh.com.au/national/disease-of-poverty-malaria-back-with-a-vengeance-in-australia-s-closest-neighbours-20180628-p4zofc.html

SOUTH SUDAN: The ongoing fight against malaria – ALIMA – ALIMA

https://www.alima-ngo.org/en/south-sudan-the-ongoing-fight-against-malaria

Nigeria: Malaria Responsible for 50% Deaths in Borno – WHO – allAfrica.com

https://allafrica.com/stories/201807160026.html

The President’s Malaria Initiative Report – 2018

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/090431ad-554e-43fb-bf31-a93d20a560d6

16 new malaria cases reported last week – India

http://www.millenniumpost.in/delhi/16-new-malaria-cases-reported-last-week-309732

Binh Phuoc records nearly 1,000 malaria cases | Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus)

https://en.vietnamplus.vn/binh-phuoc-records-nearly-1000-malaria-cases/134713.vnp

Mumbai registers first malaria death this year | The Indian Express – posted 8/22/18

https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/mumbai-malaria-cholera-death-2018-5310796/

Dominican Republic: Local malaria transmission in Santo Domingo – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/19/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/dominican-republic-local-malaria-transmission-santo-domingo-51444/

Malaria rife in Darfur – Sudan | ReliefWeb – posted 9/24/18

https://reliefweb.int/report/sudan/malaria-rife-darfur

Niger hit by unprecedented spate of child deaths: MSF | News24 – Malaria? – posted 10/3/18

https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/niger-hit-by-unprecedented-spate-of-child-deaths-msf-20180925

Plague

Plague resurfacing in Madagascar – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/19/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plague-resurfacing-madagascar-99090/

Madagascar says plague outbreak ‘under control’ | News24 – posted 9/22/18

https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/madagascar-says-plague-outbreak-under-control-20180920

Plague reported in eight Madagascar districts – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/22/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plague-reported-eight-madagascar-districts-46345/

Plague reported in 10 Madagascar districts – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/2/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plague-reported-10-madagascar-districts-82760/

RABIES

Brunswick police warn of a ‘widespread rabies epidemic’ – Lewiston Sun Journal – posted 8/16/18

http://www.sunjournal.com/brunswick-police-report-fourth-attack-by-rabid-wild-animal/

Bat retrieved from sidewalk outside Austin Convention Center tests positive for rabies – Story | KTBC – posted 8/22/18

http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/bat-retrieved-from-sidewalk-outside-austin-convention-center-tests-positive-for-rabies

Rabid jackal at Hamat Gader: Israeli health officials warn public – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/22/18

Malaysia: 12th rabies death reported in Sarawak – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/22/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/malaysia-12th-rabies-death-reported-sarawak-26148/

Rabies: Delaware reports 1st human death in decades – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/28/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-delaware-reports-1st-human-death-decades-38505/

Georgia boy, 4, treated for rabies after mom shoots raccoon dead in porch attack | Fox News – posted 9/22/18

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Chandler Mahaffey’s mom said she heard her son screaming on the porch and found him being held by the rabid animal.  (Fox 5 Atlanta. )
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/09/19/georgia-boy-4-treated-for-rabies-after-mom-shoots-raccoon-dead-in-porch-attack.html

South Africa reports the most human rabies in 10 years – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/2/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/south-africa-reports-human-rabies-10-years-40706/

RSOE EDIS – Epidemic event in [State-wide], State of Sarawak, Malaysia on September 28 2018 04:14 AM – Rabies – posted 10/2/18

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EP-20180928-64818-MYS

Dog meat causing rabies in Asia: USA, UK, Indonesia and Vietnam take action | World | News | Express.co.uk – posted 10/3/18

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1024163/dog-meat-south-korea-china-vietnam-rabies-yulin-dog-eating

RSOE EDIS – Biological Hazard event in Elkins, State of West Virginia, USA on February 09 2019 01:26 PM – Rabies – posted 2/11/19

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20190209-66562-USA

Sarawak rabies outbreak declared ‘Stage 2 Disaster’ | New Straits Times | Malaysia General Business Sports and Lifestyle News – posted 2/11/19

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/01/454579/sarawak-rabies-outbreak-declared-stage-2-disaster

Rabies outbreak in Indonesia kills 12 as stray dog culling begins I#Asia News Network – posted 2/19/19

https://elevenmyanmar.com/news/rabies-outbreak-in-indonesia-kills-12-as-stray-dog-culling-begins-iasia-news-network

 

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Two OKC Parks and Recreation employees treated for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever | KFOR.com

http://kfor.com/2018/05/22/two-okc-parks-and-recreation-employees-treated-for-rocky-mountain-spotted-fever/

Boy, 5, Develops Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever After He’s Bitten by a Tick

 https://sg.news.yahoo.com/boy-5-develops-rocky-mountain-141203460.html

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever cases rising in Alabama | WHNT.com

https://whnt.com/2018/05/21/rocky-mountain-spotted-fever-cases-rising-in-alabama/

DHS Confirms Death of a La Crosse County Resident from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/071018.htm

wbir.com | Bean Station family says tick bite killed their dog

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/bean-station-family-says-tick-bite-killed-their-dog/572863298

Brazil: City of Sorocaba confirm 1st Rocky Mountain Spotted fever death – Outbreak News Today

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/brazil-city-sorocaba-confirm-1st-rocky-mountain-spotted-fever-death-17144/

St. Joseph County man contracts deadly tick-borne illness | WSBT

http://wsbt.com/news/local/st-joseph-county-man-contracts-deadly-tick-borne-illness

 

Scarlet Fever

‘Victorian-Era’ Diseases on the Rise in the UK, but Why?  -posted 2/7/19

https://www.contagionlive.com/news/victorianera-diseases-on-the-rise-in-the-uk-but-why-

Resurgence of scarlet fever in England, 2014–16: a population-based surveillance study – The Lancet Infectious Diseases – The Report – posted 2/7/19

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(17)30693-X/fulltext?elsca1=tlpr

Scarlet fever cases have hit worrying new record levels in Kent – Kent Live – posted 2/11/19

https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/scarlet-fever-cases-hit-worrying-2424309

 

Tularemia

The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News | Apparent Case of Tularemia Sparks Discussion – posted 9/12/18

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  • Tularemia is a tick-borne illness that can be transmitted by a tick bite and also from infected dead animals.
  • Ray Ewing
https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2018/09/06/tularemia

Tularemia: Pueblo County reports 1st human case this year – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/17/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/tularemia-pueblo-county-reports-1st-human-case-year-87597/

Glandular Tularemia | NEJM – posted 9/17/18

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https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1801531

Wyoming: Tularemia reported in Carbon County squirrel – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/10/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/wyoming-tularemia-reported-carbon-county-squirrel-53482/

Typhus

San Diego: Typhus reported in North Park woman, prompts health warning – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/san-diego-typhus-reported-north-park-woman-prompts-health-warning-88870/

Typhus hospitalization prompts flea warning in San Diego County – The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/health/sd-no-typhus-warning-20180601-story.html

RSOE EDIS – Epidemic Hazard event in [Serchhip District], Thenzawl, State of Mizoram, India on July 05 2018 06:51 PM – Typhus

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EH-20180705-63782-IND

Number of typhus cases growing in Galveston County

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Pediculus humanus corporis, the human body louse (Courtesy: CDC)
https://www.ksat.com/news/number-of-typhus-cases-growing-in-galveston-county?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=ksat12

Nepal: More than 100 scrub typhus cases reported – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/22/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/nepal-100-scrub-typhus-cases-reported-39515/

India: Dozens of scrub typhus cases reported in Delhi hospitals this summer – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/13/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/india-dozens-scrub-typhus-cases-reported-delhi-hospitals-summer-48930/

 

Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis)

Valley Fever: A Desert Menace and Mystery | Healthiest Communities | US News – posted 8/12/18

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This map depicting data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System shows the average incidence of reported Valley fever per 100,000 people by county of residence from 2010–2015. The CDC notes that rates in counties with fewer than five reported cases may be unreliable, and that the map may not depict where someone acquired an infection.(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2018-08-10/valley-fever-a-desert-menace-and-mystery?src=usn_fb

Valley fever: California reports highest annual number of new cases in 2017 – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/22/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/valley-fever-california-reports-highest-annual-number-new-cases-2017/

Valley Fever: A Desert Menace and Mystery | Healthiest Communities | US News – posted 8/22/18

https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2018-08-10/valley-fever-a-desert-menace-and-mystery?src=usn_fb

Coccidioidomycosis Outbreak Among Workers Constructing a Solar Power Farm — Monterey County, California, 2016–2017 | MMWR – posted 8/24/18

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6733a4.htm?s_cid=mm6733a4_e

California Sees Increase in Cases of Valley Fever, Deadly Fungal Disease  posted 2/7/19

https://www.ntd.com/california-sees-increase-in-cases-of-valley-fever-deadly-fungal-disease_286108.html

Coccidioidomycosis in California – The Report – posted 2/7/19

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ac8e77cff-51cc-443b-b08e-930de860a6f1

1000’s of individuals identified with lethal fungal illness Valley Fever in California as circumstances soar | Infosurhoy – posted 2/19/19

http://infosurhoy.com/cocoon/saii/xhtml/en_GB/health/1000s-of-individuals-identified-with-lethal-fungal-illness-valley-fever-in-california-as-circumstances-soar/