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#Avian #Influenza #H7N9 in #China: Preventing the Next #SARS (@WHO, Apr. 2 ‘17)

  Title : #Avian #Influenza #H7N9 in #China: Preventing the Next #SARS. Subject : Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype (Asian Lineage), poultry e...

26 Apr 2017

#Liberia: Seven Die From 'Strange' #Sickness in Sinoe (AllAfrica News, Apr. 26 ‘17)

 

Title: #Liberia: Seven Die From 'Strange' #Sickness in Sinoe.

Subject: Undiagnosed Fatal Illness, Liberia.

Source: AllAfrica News, full page: (LINK).

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Liberia: Seven Die From 'Strange' Sickness in Sinoe

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Seven persons Tuesday died from a strange sickness in Greenville, Sinoe County in Southeastern Liberia. According to the Health Ministry spokesman, Sorbor George, five persons died at about 3:00 a.m., while two others died later in the day.

According to George, blood specimen from the deceased was sent to the Firestone Hospital in Harbel, Margibi County for testing to ascertain the cause of death. George also disclosed that an emergency meeting of health officials has been called to discuss the strange deaths.

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Keywords: Liberia; Undiagnosed Illness.

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#WHO says #Liberia taking #precautions after #mystery #deaths (Reuters, Apr. 26 ‘17)

 

Title: #WHO says #Liberia taking #precautions after #mystery #deaths.

Subject: Undiagnosed fatal illness in Liberia.

Source: Reuters, full page: (LINK).

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WHO says Liberia taking precautions after mystery deaths

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GENEVA Liberian health authorities are taking rapid precautionary steps after eight people died of a mystery illness, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, 10 months after the end of a catastrophic two-year Ebola virus outbreak.

Liberian authorities said initial scientific investigations ruled out Ebola as the cause of the deaths.

"Yesterday WHO received a report from Liberia health authorities about a cluster of unexplained illness and deaths in the southern part of the country – Sinoe County," WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said in emailed comments.

"According to this report, since Monday 14 people have fallen sick. Eight people have died and six are seriously ill and still in the hospital."

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Keywords: Undiagnosed Illness; Liberia.

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#Guernica is one of the best-known #paintings in the world, by Pablo #Picasso (BBC, Apr. 26 '17)

 

Title: #Guernica is one of the best-known #paintings in the world, by Pablo #Picasso.

Subject: European history, civil war in Spain; Pablo Picasso painting ‘’Guernica’’.

Source: BBC, full page: (LINK). via Instagram.

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26 APR: Guernica is one of the best-known paintings in the world. Spanish artist Pablo Picasso said that his great work means what each person sees in it, but critics and experts have tried to fathom a deeper meaning to each of its elements. On the 80th anniversary of the bombing of the Basque town of Gernika (Guernica in Spanish) which inspired the painting, we ask an expert to interpret the great work. According to Rosario Peiro, Head of Collections, Reina Sofia Museum, Guernica is notable as a departure from earlier military-themed art – it does not celebrate victory, but shows the drama and suffering of a people, a work in which the heroism is human pain and suffering. For more on Guernica: bbc.in/Guernica #Guernica #Gernika #Spain #Basque #BasqueCountry #SpanishCivilWar #Art #PabloPicasso #Picasso #BBCShorts #BBCNews @BBCNews

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Keywords: Spain; Society; History; Educational Materials.

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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Sweden [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Apr. 26 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Sweden [a #poultry #outbreak].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in Sweden.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Sweden

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Information received on 25/04/2017 from Dr Ingrid Eilertz, Chief Veterinary Officer Director and Head, Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health, Ministry for Rural Affairs, Jönköping, Sweden

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 10
    • Date of start of the event    21/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event    23/11/2016
    • Report date    25/04/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    25/04/2017
    • Reason for notification    Recurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    05/03/2015
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 50000    - 12500    - 755    - 49245    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 25.00%    - 1.51%    - 6.04%    - 100.00%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection   
      • Unknown or inconclusive
      • Contact with wild species
  • Epidemiological comments   
    • A protection zone (3 km) and a surveillance zone (10 km) have been put in place around the infected farm.
    • Euthanizing and destruction of all the animals will be performed including disinfection of all the facilities.
    • All other restrictions and necessary measures according to Directive 2005/94/EC are applied, including a prohibition of transportation of live birds, hatching eggs and non heat-treated poultry products in this area.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Poultry; Sweden.

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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N1, #Vietnam [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Apr. 26 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N1, #Vietnam [a #poultry #outbreak].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N1 subtype, poultry epizootics in Vietnam.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, Vietnam

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Information received on 26/04/2017 from Dr Dong Pham Van, Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoï, Vietnam

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 11
    • Date of start of the event    14/02/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    15/02/2017
    • Report date    26/04/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    26/04/2017
    • Reason for notification    Recurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    10/2016
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N1
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    the whole country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 2004    - 700    - 700    - 1304    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 34.93%    - 34.93%    - 100.00%    - 100.00%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection   
      • Unknown or inconclusive

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N1 ; Poultry; Vietnam.

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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Hungary [four #poultry #outbreaks] (#OIE, Apr. 26 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Hungary [four #poultry #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in Hungary.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Hungary

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Information received on 26/04/2017 from Dr Lajos Bognár, Deputy State Secretary Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Chain Safety Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Budapest, Hungary

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 14
    • Date of start of the event    01/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event    03/11/2016
    • Report date    26/04/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    26/04/2017
    • Reason for notification    Recurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    26/10/2016
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 4
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 5543    - 948 **    - 478    - 4545    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - **    - **    - **    - **
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
          • **Not calculated because of missing information
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection   
      • Unknown or inconclusive
      • Fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.)
      • Airborne spread
      • Contact with wild species

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Poultry; Hungary.

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#Avian #Influenza #H7N9–#situation #update as of 26 April 2017 (#FAO, edited)

 

Title: #Avian #Influenza #H7N9–#situation #update as of 26 April 2017.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, poultry enzootic and human cases in China.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), full page: (LINK).

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Avian Influenza H7N9 - situation update as of 26 April 2017

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The next update will be issued on 3 May 2017


Disclaimer

Information provided herein is current as of the date of issue. Information added or changed since the last H7N9 situation update appears in red. Human cases are depicted in the geographic location of their report. For some cases, exposure may have occurred in one geographic location but reported in another. For cases with unknown onset date, reporting date was used instead. FAO compiles information drawn from multiple national (Ministries of Agriculture or Livestock, Ministries of Health, Provincial Government websites; Centers for Disease Prevention and Control [CDC]) and international sources (World Health Organization [WHO], World Organisation for Animal Health [OIE]) as well as peer-reviewed scientific articles. FAO makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee, accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information. The designation employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO concerning the legal or constitutional status of any country, territory or sea area, or concerning the delimitation of frontiers.

 

Overview

  • Situation:
    • Influenza A(H7N9) virus with pandemic potential.
  • Country:
    • China; three human cases originated in China and were reported in Malaysia (1) and Canada (2).
  • Number of human cases:
    • 1444 confirmed; 545 deaths (since February 2013).
  • Number of new findings in birds or the environment since last update (12 April 2017):
    • 66.
  • Number of new human cases since last update (12 April 2017):
    • 47.
  • Provinces/municipalities:
    • [China]
      1. Beijing,
      2. Chongqing,
      3. Shanghai and
      4. Tianjin Municipalities;
      5. Anhui,
      6. Fujian,
      7. Gansu,
      8. Guangdong,
      9. Guizhou,
      10. Hebei,
      11. Henan,
      12. Hubei,
      13. Hunan,
      14. Jiangsu,
      15. Jiangxi,
      16. Jilin,
      17. Liaoning,
      18. Qinghai,
      19. Shandong,
      20. Sichuan,
      21. Yunnan and
      22. Zhejiang Provinces;
      23. Hong Kong SAR;
      24. Macao SAR,
      25. Guangxi,
      26. Ningxia Hui,
      27. Tibet and
      28. Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Regions;
    • [Taiwan],
    • [Malaysia]
      • Sabah;
    • [Canada]
      • British Columbia.
  • Animal/environmental findings:
    • around 2,500 virological samples from the environment, chickens, pigeons, ducks and a tree sparrow tested positive; positives mainly from live bird markets, vendors and some commercial or breeding farms.
  • Highly pathogenic virus findings:
    • Out of the 1444 confirmed human cases, H7N9 virus isolates from three cases (two from Guangdong and one from Taiwan Provinces) were found to be highly pathogenic for chickens.
    • The H7N9 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus was detected in a total of 41 poultry or environmental samples (30 chickens, 1 duck and 10 environmental samples) from 23 live bird markets (LBMs) in:
      • Fujian (Longyan City),
      • Guangdong (Dongguan, Guangzhou, Huizhou, Lufeng, Meijiang, Meizhou, Zhongshan Cities and Haifeng County),
      • Guangxi (Guilin City) and
      • Hunan (Chenzhou City) Provinces;
    • and from 3 farms in:
      • Guangxi (Guilin City) and Hunan (backyard in Chenzhou City and a large farm in Yongzhou City [reference]) Provinces.
  • FAO actions:
    • liaise with China and partners, monitor situation, monitor virus evolution, conduct market chain analysis, risk assessment, surveillance guidance and communication.

 

Map 1. Human cases and positive findings in birds or the environment

Human cases and positive findings in birds or the environment

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Note: Human cases are depicted in the geographic location where they were reported; for some cases, exposure may have occurred in a different geographic location. Precise location of 22 human cases in Anhui (2), Beijing (1), Guangdong (1), Guangxi (1), Hebei (2), Hunan (1), Hubei (2), Jiangsu (1), Jiangxi (6), Sichuan (2) and Zhejiang (3) Provinces are currently not known, these cases are therefore not shown on the map.

 

Situation update

  • Animals
    • The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture issued a notice on the strengthening of inter-province poultry movement control.
      • This was put in force on 14 April to prevent and control the spread of H7N9 virus.
      • The different measures listed are:
        • quarantine certification,
        • sample collection before poultry movement (a minimum of 30 samples per flock),
        • requirements for test and culling,
        • the role of farmers and veterinary authorities during active and passive surveillance and also the illegal use of vaccines [reference].
      • The following key measures were taken:
        • In January and February 2017, 445,000 animal samples were collected in 19,000 sites across the country and 97 samples from 56 LBMs and 7 farms in 8 provinces tested positive for H7N9 virus.
        • Inspection and supervision of LBMs were intensified in affected provinces to enhance biosecurity.
        • The collaboration among the different ministries and local departments involved in H7N9 surveillance, investigation and emergency response has been strengthened.
        • The National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory and other relevant institutes have been mobilized to monitor the spread of the H7N9 virus, and conduct research and evaluation on animal H7N9 vaccine. A new pathogen detection method has been established for H7N9 mutant strains.
    • 24 April, Fujian and Guangxi provinces reported for the first time the H7N9 HPAI strain in poultry. H7N9 HPAI positive samples were detected in 1 LBM in Fujian and 1 farm in Guangxi, both in chicken samples.
    • 17 April, Guangdong: Yangjiang city CDC carried out environmental monitoring in Jiangcheng District, out of 60 samples collected 3 tested positive for H7N9 virus nucleic acid. LBMs (including wholesale and retail) were closed from 21 to 23 April 2017 [reference].
    • 30 March, Fujian: a live poultry sample from Chengdong market tested positive for H7N9 virus [reference].
    • Guizhou:
      • Temporary suspension of live bird markets in Luodian County, Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture was extended until 1 May [reference].
    • Guangdong:
      • Temporary suspension of all LBMs in Qingyuan City from 10 to 16 April [reference].
      • Citywide temporary suspension of LBMs from 21 to 23 April in Yiangjiang city due to the detection of three positive environmental samples by the city CDC [reference].
      • All live bird trading areas in Xunwu County, Guangzhou city are still closed until 30 April [reference].
    • Jiangxi:
      • Temporary suspension of live poultry trading places in Dingnan County (Ganzhou city) was extended until 30 April [reference].
  • Humans
    • Since the last update (12 April 2017), 47 new human cases have been reported in:
      1. Beijing (8),
      2. Sichuan (8),
      3. Hunan (6),
      4. Hebei (5),
      5. Shandong (4),
      6. Zhejiang (3),
      7. Gansu (2),
      8. Henan (2),
      9. Tibet (2),
      10. Anhui (1),
      11. Chongqing (1),
      12. Guangxi (1),
      13. Jiangxi (1),
      14. Jilin (1),
      15. Liaoning (1),
      16. Tianjin (1).
    • For detailed information on human cases, please refer to WHO's Disease Outbreak News.

 

Figure 1. Number of positive virological samples from birds or the environment, by province and origin as of 26 April 2017. Information provided corresponds to both high and low pathogenic H7N9 viruses.

Number of positive virological samples from birds or the environment, by province* and origin

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Figure 2. Number of officially reported human cases since February 2013 as of 26 April 2017. Information provided corresponds to both high and low pathogenic H7N9 viruses.

Number of officially reported human cases since February 2013

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Figure 3. Incidence of officially reported human cases by month, based on onset date as of 26 April 2017. Information provided corresponds to both high and low pathogenic H7N9 viruses.

Incidence of officially reported human cases by week, based on onset date

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Note: For cases with unknown onset dates from wave 1 (n=7), wave 2 (n=2), wave 3 (n=146), wave 4 (n= 27) and wave 5 (n=527) reporting dates were used instead.

 

Publications

  • In addition to the surveillance findings by MoA and MoH, 1,728 virologically positive samples have also been reported in 12 peer-reviewed articles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12). A total of 71,920 samples have been collected in these studies since April 2013, of which 1,728 (2.4%) were positive for H7N9 (1,215 environmental samples, 501 chickens, 1 goose and 1 tree sparrow).
  • Case records of confirmed human cases of influenza A(H7N9) infection reported in Hong Kong SAR in the 2013-2014 winter season were reviewed: severe cases had a significantly longer viral shedding duration than mild cases, and a delayed administration of antiviral treatment may be associated with more severe illness. No secondary case was identified suggesting limited human-to-human transmission [reference].

 

FAO’s support to countries

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Keywords: FAO; Updates; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human; China.

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#HK CHP investigates imported case of #Zika Virus #Infection (Apr. 26 ‘17)

 

Title: #HK CHP investigates imported case of #Zika Virus #Infection.

Subject: Zika Virus, imported case in Hong Kong.

Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).

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CHP investigates imported case of Zika Virus Infection

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The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating an imported case of Zika Virus Infection this evening (April 26), and again urged the public to adopt strict anti-mosquito measures and safe sex during travel.

Pregnant women and those planning pregnancy should not travel to Zika-affected areas.

The female patient, aged 31 with good past health, presented with headache, sore throat, nausea and vomiting since April 21 and consulted a private doctor on April 22. She developed generalised skin rash since April 23. She attended Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital on April 24 and was admitted on the same day for management. She has been in a stable condition all along and has now been put under isolation.

Her urine specimen tested positive for Zika virus.

Initial enquiries revealed that the patient had travelled to Ecuador and Peru on April 8 and returned to Hong Kong on April 21. She could not recall mosquito bites during travel or in Hong Kong. Ecuador and Peru are classified as areas with new introduction or re-introduction with ongoing transmission of Zika Virus Infection by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Locally, she mainly stayed in her residence in Fu Cheong Court, Fortune Plaza, Tai Po. Her travel collaterals and home contacts have remained asymptomatic so far.

The Controller of the CHP, Dr Wong Ka-hing, announced the case in a briefing this evening. He said:

"Upon laboratory confirmation, we immediately commenced epidemiological investigations and informed the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department for vector surveillance and control.

"Hong Kong remains vigilant against Zika Virus Infection and the Alert Response Level under the Preparedness and Response Plan for Zika Virus Infection remains in place. According to the WHO, 18 countries/areas in the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia are classified as Category 1 or 2 which are considered to have ongoing Zika virus transmission. The public should heighten vigilance during travel. Doctors should stay alert to patients with compatible symptoms and travel history," Dr Wong said.

"We will report the case to the WHO and the national, Guangdong and Macau health authorities and will continue to maintain close liaison with them on the latest developments. We will issue letters to doctors and hospitals to alert them to the latest situation," Dr Wong added.

The CHP's Port Health Office (PHO) introduced a new requirement on aircraft disinsection for all inbound aircraft from Zika-affected areas starting from noon today to prevent importation of diseases through infected mosquitoes. As of 5pm today, no irregularities had been detected upon inspection.

The PHO has stepped up inspection and health promotion at boundary control points (BCPs) to maintain strict environmental hygiene with effective mosquito control and has been working closely with the travel industry on the latest disease information and health advice.

"Routine health surveillance on body temperature of inbound travellers at all BCPs is ongoing. However, infected persons are mainly asymptomatic. Therefore, we again urge those arriving from Zika-affected areas to apply insect repellent for at least 21 days upon arrival to reduce the risk of transmission," Dr Wong said.

Apart from general measures on preventing mosquito bites and mosquito breeding, the public should take heed of special notes below:

  • A. Travelling abroad
    • If going to affected areas, travellers, especially those with immune disorders or severe chronic illnesses, should consult a doctor at least six weeks before the trip and take extra preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites;
    • Those arriving from affected areas should apply insect repellent for at least 21 days upon arrival. If feeling unwell, such as having rash or fever, seek medical advice promptly and provide travel details to the doctor;
  • B. Sexual transmission
    • Consider not having sex during travel to affected areas, or else condoms should be used;
    • Those arriving from affected areas should consider not having sex for at least six months upon arrival, or else condoms should be used;
  • C. Pregnant women
    • Pregnant women and those planning pregnancy should not travel to affected areas. All travellers including pregnant women should use mosquito repellent containing DEET during travel and for at least 21 days upon arrival;
    • Attend antenatal follow-up regularly and provide travel history to the doctor;
    • Observe for compatible symptoms and seek medical advice as soon as possible if feeling unwell; and
    • Abstain from sex with a partner who has travelled to affected areas, or else condoms should be used throughout the pregnancy.

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The public may visit the Zika pages of the CHP and the Travel Health Service, the Outbound Travel Alert page of the Security Bureau, anti-mosquito precautions for women and the WHO's Zika virus classificationfor more information.

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Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; Zika Virus.

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#MiddleEast Region, #MERS #situation #update, March 2017 (@WHO EMRO, Apr. 26 ‘17)

 

Title: #MiddleEast Region, #MERS #situation #update, March 2017.

Subject: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, current epidemiological situation in the region.

Source: World Health Organization (WHO), Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Region, full page: (LINK).

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MERS situation update, March 2017

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|-- Read the latest update on MERS, March 2017 –|

 

Highlights

  • At the end of March 2017, a total of 1936 laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), including 713 deaths (case–fatality rate: 36.8%) were reported globally.
    • Majority of these cases were reported from Saudi Arabia (1575 laboratory-confirmed cases, including 639 deaths with a case–fatality rate of 40%).
  • During the months of February and March 2017, one hospital outbreak was reported from the Riyadh region resulting in 10 cases.
    • No death was reported from this hospital cluster.
    • The date of onset of illness of the index case was 26 February 2017 and that of the last laboratory-confirmed case was 11 March 2017.
    • As no case was reported from this hospital cluster since 11 March and the interval period until the end of March is more than the double of the incubation period for MERS, it is safe to say that this hospital outbreak is essentially over.
  • Owing to improved infection prevention and control practices in the hospitals, the number of hospital-acquired cases of MERS has significantly dropped in 2015 and in 2016 compared to previous years.
    • The demographic and epidemiological characteristics of the cases reported between January and March 2017 do not show any significant difference when compared with cases reported during the same period from 2013 to 2016.
  • The age group of those aged 50–59 years continues to be the group at highest risk for acquiring infection as primary cases.
    • For secondary cases, it is the age group of 30–39 years who are mostly at risk.
    • The deaths are higher in the age group of 50–59 years for primary cases and 70–79 years for secondary cases.

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Keywords: WHO; Updates; MERS-CoV; Middle East Region.

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#MERS #Epidemic in #Saudi Arabia: One new case reported (@SaudiMOH, Apr. 26 ‘17)

 

Title: MERS Epidemic in Saudi Arabia: One new case reported.

Subject: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Epidemic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, daily update.

Source: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, full page: (LINK).

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MOH: '1 New Confirmed Coronavirus Case Recorded'

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4/26/2017

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New Case{s} reported:

[Sex, Age, Citizenship, Resident in, Health, Status, Note]

  1. Male, 26, Foreign, Wadi Al Dawasir, stable; *

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{*} Secondary case (contact with a family member).

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Cumulative number of confirmed cases and deaths since 2012:

  • Total No. of Cases: 1593
  • Total No. of Deaths: 661
  • Patients currently on treatment: 3
  • Apparent Case-Fatality Rate: 41.5%

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Keywords: Saudi Arabia; Updates; MERS-CoV.

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