OLDIES BUT GOODIES IN THE NEWS AND NO VACCINE

oldies

Still around and still killing

Table of Contents  

  • Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) AKA: Chanki bakhar (brain fever)
  • Anthrax
  • Hand, Foot and Mouth
  • Leprosy 
  • Plague 
  • Q Fever
  • Rabies  
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever  
  • Scarlet Fever
  • Tularemia
  • Typhus 
  • Valley Fever  

 

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES)

Muzaffarpur: 14 children die of Encephalitis, over a dozen admitted in hospitals | Business Standard News – posted 6/9/19

https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/muzaffarpur-14-children-die-of-encephalitis-over-a-dozen-admitted-in-hospitals-119060800803_1.html

In one month, 28 children die of suspected encephalitis in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district – The Hindu – posted 6/12/19

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Children with symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome being treated at a hospital in Muzaffarpur, Bihar on June 11, 2019.   | Photo Credit: PTI
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/in-one-month-28-children-die-of-suspected-encephalitis-in-muzaffarpur/article27816724.ece

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome: 48 Bihar children dead; litchi to blame? | Patna News – Times of India – posted 6/14/19

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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/bihar-death-of-children-in-muzaffarpur-linked-to-litchis/articleshow/69778700.cms?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=TOI&utm_content=om-bm

 

Anthrax

Tanzania: 2 die of Anthrax outbreak | MENAFN.COM – posted 3/8/19

https://menafn.com/1098186542/Tanzania-2-die-of-Anthrax-outbreak

Anthrax confirmed near Swan Hill, Victoria – Outbreak News Today – posted 3/8/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/anthrax-confirmed-near-swan-hill-victoria-73350/

RSOE EDIS – Biological Hazard event in [Lake Nakuru National Park], County of Nakuru, Kenya on April 07 2019 12:41 PM – Anthrax – posted 4/10/19

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20190407-67365-KEN

RSOE EDIS – Biological Hazard event in Kotegyan, County of Bekes, Hungary on April 16 2019 03:38 PM – Anthrax – posted 4/18/19

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20190416-67500-HUN

Report indicts State over outbreak of anthrax in key park : The Standard – POSTED 4/18/19

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001320778/report-indicts-state-over-outbreak-of-anthrax-in-key-park

RSOE EDIS – Epidemic Hazard event in Muthara, County of Meru, Kenya on April 24 2019 03:39 PM – Anthrax – posted 4/24/19

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EH-20190424-67613-KEN

Anthrax is killing wildlife, and it’s putting humans at risk, too – CNN – posted 5/2/19

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/10/health/anthrax-health-threat-animal-die-off-cdc-study/

Hungary reports 4 human anthrax cases – Outbreak News Today – posted 5/5/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hungary-reports-4-human-anthrax-cases-96039/

Outbreak of anthrax claims elephants, buffaloes | The Sunday News – posted 5/20/19

https://www.sundaynews.co.zw/outbreak-of-anthrax-claims-elephants-buffaloes/

Anthrax scare in Nalgonda dist,three sheep dead- The New Indian Express – posted 5/26/19

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/2019/may/26/anthrax-scare-in-nalgonda-distthree-sheep-dead-1981834.html

 

Hand, Foot and Mouth (Coxsackle Virus)

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

Leprosy still lurks in United States, study says – CNN – posted 2/24/19

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/21/health/leprosy-cases-study/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_content=2019-02-21T11%3A37%3A51&utm_term=link&utm_source=fbCNN

Leprosy in a Midwestern Dermatology Clinic: Report of 9 Patients – Mayo Clinic Proceedings – posted 2/24/19

https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(18)30937-6/fulltext

In India, a Renewed Fight Against Leprosy – The New York Times – posted 4/21/19

Plague

Madagascar plague cases top 100 – Outbreak News Today – posted 3/11/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/madagascar-plague-cases-top-100/

Uganda: Probable pneumonic plague reported in Zombo District – Outbreak News Today – posted 3/12/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/uganda-probable-pneumonic-plague-reported-zombo-district-14602/

Deadly plague on Uganda-Congo border: WHO – 9News – posted  3/13/19

https://www.9news.com.au/2019/03/12/10/54/deadly-plague-on-uganda-congo-border-who

Madagascar plague cases top 100 – Outbreak News Today – posted 3/13/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/madagascar-plague-cases-top-100/

Uganda: Probable pneumonic plague reported in Zombo District – Outbreak News Today – posted 3/26/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/uganda-probable-pneumonic-plague-reported-zombo-district-14602/

Plague case reported in ranch dog from Quay County, New Mexico – Outbreak News Today – posted 4/15/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plague-case-reported-ranch-dog-quay-county-new-mexico-36326/

Mongolia imposes quarantine after deaths from suspected plague – Xinhua | English.news.cn – posted 5/2/19

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-05/01/c_138027120.htm

Plague wipes out prairie dogs, ferrets at Montana’s UL Bend – posted 6/6/19

https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2019/05/23/plague-wipes-out-prairie-dogs-ferrets-montanas-ul-bend/1208628001/

 

Q FEVER

Diagnosis and Management – Q Fever – United States – 2013 – posted 5/29/19

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Adac8a874-7fff-4165-8095-071eaabaf7ea

Q Fever? A Bigger Threat to Humans Than Thought – posted 5/23/19

https://consumer.healthday.com/diseases-and-conditions-information-37/fever-health-news-307/q-fever-a-bigger-threat-to-humans-than-thought-746527.html?utm_source=Global+Health+NOW+Main+List&utm_campaign=bbf6968ac7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_21_10_00&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d0d062dbd-bbf6968ac7-860291

Q fever threat may be higher than previously thought – posted 5/22/19

https://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/zoonotic-infections/news/online/%7B29f1a826-112f-45b0-a670-4dbfc6329261%7D/q-fever-threat-may-be-higher-than-previously-thought

RABIES

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

Norway: Two reindeer killed due to suspicion of rabies – Outbreak News Today – posted 3/11/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/norway-two-reindeer-killed-due-suspicion-rabies-20100/

Rabies is responsible for the deaths of at least 200 Filipinos each year – Outbreak News Today – posted 3/11/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-responsible-deaths-least-200-filipinos-year-59239/

Rabies: Goat potentially exposes 9 in South Carolina – Outbreak News Today – posted 3/12/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-goat-potentially-exposes-9-in-south-carolina-13738/

All Bay County under rabies alert – posted 3/20/19

https://www.wjhg.com/content/news/All-Bay-County-under-rabies-alert-507165651.html

Maine: Possible rabies exposure in Bangor linked to bat – Outbreak News Today –  posted 3/23/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/maine-possible-rabies-exposure-bangor-linked-bat-55077/

Raccoon on Greeneway Trail may have exposed someone in Aiken to rabies | News | aikenstandard.com – posted 3/23/19

https://www.aikenstandard.com/news/raccoon-on-greeneway-trail-may-have-exposed-someone-in-aiken/article_ca037642-4b20-11e9-bb2b-67d79f300c07.html

Rabies: El Paso County, CO dog tests positive, 1st case since 1974 – Outbreak News Today – posted 3/25/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-el-paso-county-co-dog-tests-positive-1st-case-since-1974/

RSOE EDIS – Biological Hazard event in [Catawba County], State of North Carolina, USA on April 02 2019 03:29 AM – Rabies – posted 4/5/19

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20190402-67298-USA

Rabies – Brazil – ProMED-mail post – posted 4/10/19

http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20190409.6413470

Deceased Bath County dog found to have skunk variant rabies – posted 4/10/19

https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Deceased-Bath-County-dog-found-to-have-skunk-variant-rabies-507681621.html

Rabies in the Philippines, Central Visayas dengue situation – Outbreak News Today – posted 4/10/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-philippines-central-visayas-dengue-situation-21391/

Rabies – Qatar – ProMED-mail post – posted 4/11/19

http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20190410.6412045

Polk County: 4th positive rabies case reported this year – Tampa Dispatch – posted 4/11/19

http://www.tampadispatch.com/polk-county-4th-positive-rabies-case-reported-this-year-88937/

RSOE EDIS – Biological Hazard event in Bath , State of Maine, USA on April 11 2019 05:14 AM – Rabies – posted 4/15/19

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20190411-67417-USA

Vermont: Two coyotes test positive for rabies – Outbreak News Today – posted 4/16/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vermont-two-coyotes-test-positive-rabies-46215/

RSOE EDIS – Biological Hazard event in [Wicomico County], State of Maryland, USA on April 16 2019 05:17 AM – Rabies – posted 4/16/19

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20190416-67493-USA

RSOE EDIS – Biological Hazard event in [Hale County], State of Texas, USA on April 16 2019 03:39 AM – Rabies – posted 4/19/19

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20190416-67489-USA

Man attacked by rabid bobcat on Connecticut golf course | abc13.com – posted on 4/20/19

https://abc13.com/pets-animals/bobcat-in-golf-course-attack-tests-positive-for-rabies/5258272/

Report: Rabies in Florida on the rise – posted 4/21/19

https://www.wtxl.com/news/local-news/report-rabies-in-florida-on-the-rise

First Rabid Animal Attack of 2019 Confirmed in Chautauqua County – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA – posted 4/23/19

https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/40354541/first-rabid-animal-attack-of-2019-confirmed-in-chautauqua-county?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Erie_News_Now_-_Your_News_Team

Rabies – Armenia – http://www.oie.intposted 4/24/19

http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=30247

Thailand reports 1st human rabies death in a Surin man – Outbreak News Today – posted 4/28/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/thailand-reports-1st-human-rabies-death-in-a-surin-man-59772/

Rabid Raccoon Left At Baltimore Co. Animal Services By Unidentified Woman – CBS Baltimore – posted 5/5/19

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/05/03/rabid-raccoon-left-at-baltimore-co-animal-services-by-unidentified-woman/

Colorado: Rabies in a Larimer County steer – Outbreak News Today – posted 5/8/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/colorado-rabies-larimer-county-steer-49753/

Norway reports human rabies death, individual spent 2 months in Asia – Outbreak News Today – posted 5/9/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/norway-reports-human-rabies-death-individual-spent-2-months-asia-84762/

Boy bitten by rabid raccoon in Chautauqua County – posted 5/9/19

https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/boy-bitten-by-rabid-raccoon-in-chautauqua-county

Rabid Raccoon Found In Parkville Area – CBS Baltimore – posted 5/10/19

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/05/10/rabid-raccoon-found-in-parkville-area/

Polk County: 5th rabies case of 2019 – Tampa Dispatch – posted 5/15/19

http://www.tampadispatch.com/polk-county-5th-rabies-case-of-2019/

Stray cat with rabies attacks 2 in Escambia County, leads to warning – posted 5/26/19

https://www.pnj.com/story/news/2019/05/25/stray-cat-rabies-attacks-2-escambia-county-leads-warning/1240438001/

Rabies: Additional human case reported in Sarawak, Malaysia – Outbreak News Today – posted 5/30/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-additional-human-case-reported-sarawak-malaysia-34728/

South Hampton man bit by bat hiding in his iPad case – posted 5/29/19

https://www.wmur.com/article/south-hampton-man-bit-by-bat-hiding-in-his-ipad-case/27617219

Another rabid raccoon found in Monongalia County after fight with family’s dog – posted 5/30/19

https://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Another-rabid-raccoon-found-in-Monongalia-County-after-fight-with-familys-dog-510445541.html

Svay Rieng man succumbs to rabies after bitten by dog, National, Phnom Penh Post – posted 6/5/19

https://m.phnompenhpost.com/national/svay-rieng-man-succumbs-rabies-after-bitten-dog

Seven Amado residents undergoing rabies shots | Local News Stories | gvnews.com – posted 6/13/19

 

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Early Release / Vol. 68 June 12, 2019
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Vital Signs: Trends in Human Rabies Deaths and Exposures —
United States, 1938–2018 – posted 6/14/19

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A94a37393-894b-4452-85fe-59fe60d2a623

 

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

Diagnostic Methods Used to Classify Confirmed and Probable Cases of Spotted Fever Rickettsioses — United States, 2010–2015 | MMWR – posted 3/20/19

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6810a3.htm?s_cid=mm6810a3_w

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Risks Examined | UC Davis – posted 5/20/19

https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/rocky-mountain-spotted-fever-risks-examined

 

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

Scarlet fever confirmed at Pilbara mine sites | The West Australian – posted 4/16/19

https://thewest.com.au/news/pilbara/scarlet-fever-confirmed-at-pilbara-mine-sites-ng-b881169468z

 

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/

Tularemia: Ticks test positive in San Diego County – Outbreak News Today – posted 4/11/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/tularemia-ticks-test-positive-san-diego-county-64108/

Tularemia: New Mexico reports two human cases in Santa Fe County – Outbreak News Today – posted 5/30/19    

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/tularemia-new-mexico-reports-two-human-cases-santa-fe-county-31078/

Wildlife officials warn of disease in Interior Alaska hares that can spread to pets, people – Anchorage Daily News – posted 6/9/19

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/fairbanks/2019/06/08/wildlife-officials-warn-of-disease-in-interior-alaska-hares-that-can-spread-to-pets-people/

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/

Tribal woman dies of scrub typhus in Wayanad – The Hindu – posted 5/5/19

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/tribal-woman-dies-of-scrub-typhus/article27016465.ece

RSOE EDIS – Epidemic Hazard event in Kozhikode, State of Kerala, India on May 23 2019 04:12 AM – Scrub Typhus – posted 5/23/19

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EH-20190523-68026-IND

 

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

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/

House hosts roundtable on Valley Fever – Homeland Preparedness News – posted 3/11/19

https://homelandprepnews.com/stories/32839-house-hosts-roundtable-on-valley-fever/

Multistate outbreak of valley fever traced to service trips in Mexico – posted  4/18/19

https://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/emerging-diseases/news/online/%7B0e51ff74-aed0-450b-8129-42fa68bde812%7D/multistate-outbreak-of-valley-fever-traced-to-service-trips-in-mexico

Bill addresses effort to combat Valley Fever – Homeland Preparedness News – posted 5/23/19

https://homelandprepnews.com/stories/34032-bill-addresses-effort-to-combat-valley-fever/

Home | Valley Fever Task Force – posted 5/23/19

https://valleyfevertaskforce-schweikert.house.gov/