Coronavirus came from bats or possibly pangolins amid ‘acceleration’ of new zoonotic infections
Disease detectives are desperate to find out what animal gave this virus to humans, and when and how. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

2019-nCoV: Just a Stop on the Zoonotic Highway 2019-nCoV: Just a Stop on the Zoonotic Highway
The history of recent zoonotic viral outbreaks informs the current Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The West Blames the Wuhan Coronavirus on China ’s Love of Eating Wild Animals. The Truth Is More Complex
This reporter was once served slices of sashimi still attached to the carcass of a gasping fish.) Eating wild animals is also considered a luxury because of their rarity and cost, much like game is in the West. Some practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine also believe that eating exotic creatures can cure certain ailments and boost “male potency.” “This is just part of Chinese culture,” says Yanzhong Huang, a public heath expert at the Council for Foreign Relations. “They love to eat anything alive.” Wild animals are, of course, especially problematic because their murky provenienc...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Wuhan, China Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Logan Airport Not Currently Screening Passengers For Coronavirus
BOSTON (CBS/CNN) – A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected more than 200 people since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December. Boston’s Logan Airport is not currently screening passengers for the illness, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection told WBZ-TV. That’s because there are no direct flights to Boston from that region. Additional health screening for coronavirus is in place at JFK Airport in New York, San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The agency said the CDC has determined that coronavirus presents a low risk to the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Logan Airport Source Type: news

National Capacities Review Tool for a Novel Coronavirus (nCoV)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/10/2020. The main aim of this five-page national capacities review tool is to better understand existing capacities in the area of detection and response to a novel coronavirus (nCoV) that is zoonotic and causes respiratory disease. The tool was developed with other coronaviruses, such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, in mind and in consultation with member states. This information will help national authorities to identify main gaps, perform risk assessments, and plan for additional investigations, response, and control actions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide fo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Capacities Review Tool for a Novel Coronavirus (nCoV)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/9/2020. The main aim of this five-page tool is to better understand existing capacities in the area of detection and response to a novel coronavirus (nCoV) that is zoonotic and causes respiratory disease. The tool was developed with other coronaviruses, such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, in mind and in consultation with member states. This information will help national authorities to identify main gaps, perform risk assessments, and plan for additional investigations, response, and control actions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Recommendations to Reduce Risk of Transmission of Emerging Pathogens from Animals to Humans in Live Animal Markets
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/2020. A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified by Chinese authorities on January 7, 2020. Available evidence on the 2019-nCoV virus and previous experience with other coronavirus (MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV) and other respiratory viruses (e.g., avian influenza) suggest that there may be zoonotic transmission associated with the 2019-nCoV. This web page provides the World Health Organization's general recommendations, and recommendations for at-risk groups, regarding live animal markets to reduce risk of transmission of emerging pathogens. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Human Toxocariasis Widespread, Preventive Interventions Needed Human Toxocariasis Widespread, Preventive Interventions Needed
Human toxocariasis (HT), a zoonotic disease affecting close to one-fifth of the world's population, deserves increased attention, a systematic review and meta-analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 25, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Salmonella the most common cause of foodborne outbreaks in the European Union
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Nearly one in three foodborne outbreaks in the EU in 2018 were caused by Salmonella. This is one of the main findings of the annual report on trends and sources of zoonoses published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). West Nile virus and STEC infections were reported at unusually high levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Leveraging One Health Collaborations to Enhance Investigation Capacity
Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Published: 12/12/2019. This one-hour webinar explores how to use One Health collaborations to enhance investigation capacity for One Health issues facing public health, such as vector-borne diseases and zoonoses driven by wildlife diversity, socioeconomic disparities, and extreme weather events. Speakers provide an overview of a comprehensive One Health Toolkit, which addresses the need to outline and document partner roles and responsibilities, and aims to strengthen existing collaborations, foster communication, and enhance capacity for routine i...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Targeted gene modification in animal pathogenic chlamydia
(Umea University) Researchers at Ume å University (Sweden), in collaboration with researchers at the University of Maryland and Duke University (USA), now for the first time successfully performed targeted gene mutation in the zoonotic pathogen Chlamydia caviae. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

On the trail of pathogens in meat, eggs and raw milk
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) To make food even safer for humans, experts from scientific institutions, food regulatory authorities and the business community will discuss current developments and strategies at the 'Zoonoses and Food Safety' Symposium at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on 4 and 5 November 2019, in Berlin-Marienfelde. Because some micro-organisms in food can cause health problems. Campylobacter in raw milk, salmonella in eggs or listeria in ready-to-eat foods often lead to outbreaks affecting numerous patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Immunocompromised People Should Avoid Contact With Cats Other Than Their Own Immunocompromised People Should Avoid Contact With Cats Other Than Their Own
New guidelines on feline zoonoses recommend that people with immunodeficiency syndromes should avoid direct contact with cats other than their personal, healthy pets, among other advice.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 5, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Zoonotic Disease Research Program Shut Down
The USAID ’s Predict program, which conducted animal virus surveillance and disease outbreak prevention training, is ending after its 10-year funding run. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 28, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Event 201: A Global Pandemic Exercise
Source: Center for Health Security [Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health]. Published: 10/18/2019. This high-level pandemic exercise was held on October 18, 2019, in New York City to illustrate the pandemic preparedness efforts, response decisions, and cooperation required from global businesses, governments, and public health leaders that the world will need to diminish the large-scale economic and societal consequences of a severe pandemic. The exercise scenario simulates an outbreak of a novel zoonotic coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people that eventually becomes efficiently transmis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Challenges for the ‘NextGen’
By Lindsay FalveyMELBOURNE, Oct 15 2019 (IPS) Success has many parents – so the saying goes. In the case of the massive successes of international agricultural research, no one person can claim parentage. There are heroes along the way such as Norman Borlaug and his early cereal breeding, and the team that eliminated the cattle disease Rinderpest from the world – smallpox is the only other disease that has been totally eradicated. Another is the founder of The Crawford Fund, Derek Tribe, who was also instrumental in the creation of what is now the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which I chair...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lindsay Falvey Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Zoonotic Mycobacterium bovis Disease in Deer Hunters - Michigan, 2002-2017
In May 2017, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services was notified of a case of pulmonary tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium bovis in a man aged 77 years. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 19, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Respiratory Illness Tuberculosis (TB) Zoonotic diseases Source Type: news

Animal Lovers and Zoonotic Diseases: 5 Things to Know Animal Lovers and Zoonotic Diseases: 5 Things to Know
Anybody who comes in contact with animals is at risk for zoonotic diseases, and this should be on every clinician's radar. Here are five things to know.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Antigenic and Genetic Characteristics of Zoonotic Influenza A Viruses and Development of Candidate Vaccine Viruses for Pandemic Preparedness: September 2019
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 9/2019. This nine-page document summarizes the genetic and antigenic characteristics of recent zoonotic influenza viruses and related viruses circulating in animals that are relevant to candidate vaccine virus updates. Zoonotic influenza viruses continue to be identified and evolve both genetically and antigenically, leading to the need for additional candidate vaccine viruses for pandemic preparedness purposes. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tularemia - zoonosis carrying a potential risk of bioterrorism - Prok šová M, Bavlovič J, Klimentová J, Pejchal J, Stulík J.
Tularemia, otherwise known as “rabbit fever”, is a zoonotic disease caused by a gram-negative intracellular bacterium - Francisella tularensis. The species is considered as a potential bioterrorism agent due to its high infectivity, the fact of being r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Africa: Special Edition - What Are the Symptoms and Effects of Ebola?
[The Conversation Africa] Janusz Paweska, head of the Centre for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa, discusses the terrible physical effects of Ebola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Center for Zoonotic and Animal Disease Defense (ZADD) Fact Sheet
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Published: 8/2019. This two-page fact sheet provides information about the Center for Zoonotic and Animal Disease Defense (ZADD), which develops innovative solutions and fosters collaborations to protect the nation ’s agriculture and public health sectors against high-consequence foreign animal, emerging, and zoonotic disease threats. The fact sheet lists the center's partners, and its research and education capabilities. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A retrospective study of dog bite occurrence and anti-rabies vaccination of dogs in a state veterinary hospital in Ogoja, Cross River State, Nigeria - Isek TI, Umoh J, Dzikwi AA.
Rabies is one of the world's major zoonoses. Controlling rabies continues to pose a major public health challenge. The issues surrounding dog bites and the vaccination of dogs against rabies are important to consider in implementing programmes to control t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is it safe to take antibiotics and vitamins together?
(Natural News) While certain antibiotics and vitamins clash with potentially deadly results, other combinations can increase the effectiveness against diseases and infections. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com) Vitamin A supports doxycycline and streptomycin against brucellosis Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease that originates in livestock. It can jump from animals to humans and spread across human populations at epidemic speeds. Biological... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 6/19/2019. This one-hour webinar from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) and CDC ’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases discusses the current Ebola situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and how organizations sending U.S.-based workers to areas with Ebola can ensure the health and safety of their workers before, during, and after deploymen t. Speakers also address response efforts and challenges, and the travel health notice for the areas. (Vide...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Let wild animals be: Reducing contact can greatly reduce risk of disease
(Natural News) A new French study recommended that human populations reduce their interaction with wild animals, especially primates like apes and monkeys. Reducing contact with animals decreases the risk of contracting a zoonotic disease that might develop into an epidemic. One of the perils to human health comes from disease-causing microbes that usually live in animals but are capable of infecting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technical Report: Third External Quality Assessment on Species Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Campylobacter, 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 5/28/2019. This 25-page report presents the results of the third round of the external quality assessment on antimicrobial susceptibility testing for national public health laboratories for Campylobacter (Campylobacter EQA3-AST) within the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net). It is part of a European Union protocol for harmonized monitoring of antimicrobial resistance in human Salmonella and Campylobacter isolates. Campylobacteriosis, followed by salmonellosis, is the leading cause of zoonotic foodborne d...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study reveals the evolution and diversity of Leptospira bacteria
(PLOS) Leptospirosis is an emerging zoonotic disease that affects more than one million people around the world each year. Researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have now sequenced the genomes of Leptospira collected from environments around the globe and revealed 30 new species and new patterns of species diversity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Zoonotic Influenza Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 5/2019. This six-page report on cases of zoonotic influenza is based on data for 2018 retrieved on April 3, 2019. No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area in 2018. Only two human A(H7N9) infections were reported from China, a significant decrease compared with 2017. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Zoonotic Influenza; Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 5/2019. This six-page report on cases of zoonotic influenza is based on data for 2018 retrieved on April 3, 2019. No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area in 2018. Only two human A(H7N9) infections were reported from China, a significant decrease compared with 2017. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Changing climate may affect animal-to-human disease transfer
(University of Queensland) Climate change could affect occurrences of diseases like bird-flu and Ebola, with environmental factors playing a larger role than previously understood in animal-to-human disease transfer.Researchers from The University of Queensland and Swansea University have been looking at how different environments provide opportunities for animal-to-human diseases -- known as zoonotic diseases -- to interact with and infect new host species, including humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 30, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

USDA Research and Forest Service Slated for Cuts in FY 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is slated to receive $20.8 billion in FY 2020, $3.6 billion below FY 2019. The proposed budget for research, education, and economics at USDA is 8.2 percent below the FY 2019 level. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), which partners with extramural academic institutions to conduct research, education, and extension activities, would receive $1.4 billion (-5 percent) in FY 2020. Within NIFA, the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) would receive funding at $500 million (+20 percent) for competitive extramural research grants. Lower priority programs su...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 2, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Prioritizing Zoonotic Diseases for Multisectoral, One Health Collaboration in the United States: Workshop Summary
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 4/2019. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Department of the Interior (DOI) organized a One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization workshop on December 5-7, 2017, to further joint efforts to address zoonotic disease challenges in the United States. This 68-page report summarizes the workshop, when participants identified a list of zoonotic diseases relevant for the United States, defined the criteria for prioritization, and determined questions and weights re...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical Characteristics of Ratborne Seoul Hantavirus Clinical Characteristics of Ratborne Seoul Hantavirus
Are you aware of the clinical and laboratory characteristics of this zoonotic disease?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Most microbes in hummingbird feeders do not pose health hazard
(University of California - Davis) A study led by the University of California, Davis, is one of the first to address the potential for sugar water from hummingbird feeders to act as a vector for avian -- or even zoonotic -- pathogens. It found that the majority of microbes growing in feeders do not likely pose a significant health hazard to birds or humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 6, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Taking a Multisectoral, One Health Approach: A Tripartite Guide to Addressing Zoonotic Diseases in Countries
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/2019. This 166-page guide, co-published with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), updates and expands the 2008 Guide to cover prevention, preparedness, detection, and response to zoonotic threats at the animal-human-environment interface in all countries and regions, and to include examples of best practices and options based on the experiences of countries. Although focused on zoonotic diseases, this guide is flexible enough to cover other health threats at the human-animal-environment interf...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zoonoses: Antimicrobial resistance shows no signs of slowing down
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reveal that antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as campylobacteriosis and salmonellosis, are becoming less effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Nigeria Is Battling to Control Disease Outbreaks Like Lassa Fever
[The Conversation Africa] The first case of Lassa fever in Nigeria was recorded in 1969. A zoonotic disease endemic to West Africa, the disease was named after the town in Nigeria where the first case occurred. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Antigenic and Genetic Characteristics of Zoonotic Influenza Viruses and Development of Candidate Vaccine Viruses for Pandemic Preparedness
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/21/2019. This 10-page document summarizes the genetic and antigenic characteristics of recent zoonotic influenza viruses and related viruses circulating in animals that are relevant to influenza candidate vaccine virus updates. Zoonotic influenza viruses continue to be identified and evolve both genetically and antigenically, leading to the need for additional candidate vaccine viruses for pandemic preparedness purposes. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 2019. This five-page report is based on data on zoonotic influenza for 2017 retrieved from Epidemic Intelligence on May 18, 2018. No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area. Sporadic cases were reported from Africa and Asia. Influenza viruses A(H1N1)v, A(H1N2)v, and A(H3N2)v of swine origin caused human cases in Switzerland and the United States. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017; Zoonotic Influenza
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 2019. This five-page report is based on data on zoonotic influenza for 2017 retrieved from Epidemic Intelligence on May 18, 2018. No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area. Sporadic cases were reported from Africa and Asia. Influenza viruses A(H1N1)v, A(H1N2)v, and A(H3N2)v of swine origin caused human cases in Switzerland and the United States. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Demystifying Medicine 2019: The Next Influenza Pandemic, and Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic; Follow the Science
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH). Published: 1/8/2019. This one-hour, 48-minute lecture on Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases: A Perpetual Challenge and The Next Influenza Pandemic includes two topics. Part one begins nine minutes in, with a presentation by Dr. Taubenberger, on The Next Influenza Pandemic: Remembering the Past and Planning for the Future, which describes previous influenza pandemics in history, the mortality impact of influenza pandemics, and if next influenza pandemic can be predicted. It discusses how the influenza A virus host range is quite diverse, how the virus can switch hosts,...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Human Rabies --- Virginia, 2017
A U.S. citizen was bitten by a puppy while in India; rabies postexposure prophylaxis was not sought. The traveler developed rabies upon return to the United States and died during hospitalization. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 3, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Animal-Related Diseases MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Rabies Zoonotic diseases Healthcare Associated Infections [HAIs] Source Type: news

Metagenomic sequencing at the epicenter of the Nigeria 2018 Lassa fever outbreak
The 2018 Nigerian Lassa fever season saw the largest ever recorded upsurge of cases, raising concerns over the emergence of a strain with increased transmission rate. To understand the molecular epidemiology of this upsurge, we performed, for the first time at the epicenter of an unfolding outbreak, metagenomic nanopore sequencing directly from patient samples, an approach dictated by the highly variable genome of the target pathogen. Genomic data and phylogenetic reconstructions were communicated immediately to Nigerian authorities and the World Health Organization to inform the public health response. Real-time analysis ...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kafetzopoulou, L. E., Pullan, S. T., Lemey, P., Suchard, M. A., Ehichioya, D. U., Pahlmann, M., Thielebein, A., Hinzmann, J., Oestereich, L., Wozniak, D. M., Efthymiadis, K., Schachten, D., Koenig, F., Matjeschk, J., Lorenzen, S., Lumley, S., Ighodalo, Y. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

An Overview of Zoonotic Helminth Infections in North America An Overview of Zoonotic Helminth Infections in North America
Review diagnosis and characteristics of the 30 most common zoonotic helminth infections that might be encountered in clinical practice in North America.Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization for Multisectoral Engagement in Burkina Faso: Workshop Summary
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 1/2019. The purpose of this two-day One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization Workshop, held in August 2017, was to identify zoonotic diseases of greatest national concern for Burkina Faso using equal input from representatives of human health, animal resources, and the environment. This 20-page report summarizes the workshop, when representatives identified a list of zoonotic diseases relevant for Burkina Faso, defined the criteria for prioritization, and determined questions and weights relevant to each criterion. (...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-Borne Outbreaks in 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 11/19/2018. This 262-page report presents the results of zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2017 in 37 European countries: 28 European Union (EU) Member States and nine non-Member States. It summarizes trends and sources for diseases that include salmonella, Campylobacteriosis, bovine tuberculosis, Brucella, Trichinella, Echinococcus, Toxoplasma, rabies, Coxiella burnetii (Q fever), West Nile virus, and tularaemia. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 20-64 Years With a Blood Cholesterol Check by a Health Professional During the Past 12 Months, by Poverty Status --- National Health Interview Survey, 2012 and 2017
The percentage of adults aged 20-64 who had a blood cholesterol check by a health professional in the past 12 months increased from 58.0% in 2012 to 65.5% in 2017. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 6, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Adenovirus Infection Avian Influenza Cancer Cholesterol MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Salmonella Secondhand Smoke Uterine Cancer Zoonotic diseases Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: An Outbreak of Salmonella Agbeni Infections Linked to Turtle Exposure --- United States, 2017
In June 2017, PulseNet, the national molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease surveillance, identified 17 Salmonella Agbeni clinical isolates with indistinguishable XbaI enzyme pattern (outbreak strain) by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 6, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Adenovirus Infection Avian Influenza Cancer MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Salmonella Secondhand Smoke Uterine Cancer Zoonotic diseases Source Type: news

Outbreak of Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis Caused by Human Adenovirus Type D53 in an Eye Care Clinic --- Los Angeles County, 2017
This report details the first documented outbreak of adenovirus D53 epidemic keratoconjunctivitis in the United States. Seventeen epidemic keratoconjunctivitis cases were identified; after the primary case, all cases occurred in eye care clinic patients or their household contacts. Infection prevention lapses were associated with the outbreak, specifically improper ocular equipment disinfection. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 6, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Adenovirus Infection Avian Influenza Cancer MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Secondhand Smoke Uterine Cancer Zoonotic diseases Source Type: news