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New Jersey horse with West Nile virus is put down

Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 @ 9:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

On Oct. 3,  a horse from Gloucester County, New Jersey, was confirmed to have West Nile virus and was humanely euthanized.
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Nepal reports scrub typhus cases

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 @ 10:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Sher Bahadur Pun of the Clinical Research Unit of the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital reported on Monday that a case of scrub typhus has been reported in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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2 suspected botulism cases caused by contaminated heroin reported in Scotland

Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 @ 9:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Onset symptoms began to appear earlier in the month, with one case being identified in the Greater Glasgow area and another in Lanarkshire.
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Red alert issued in Haiti following cholera cases

Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 @ 6:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A surge of cholera has been reported in Haiti, prompting officials last week to issue a red alert in the country.
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WHO releases details on Iraq's cholera outbreak

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015 @ 10:32am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) released information from the International Health Regulations (IHR) Focal Point of Iraq on cases of cholera in the country on Monday.
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Saudi Arabia confirms MERS case

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 @ 8:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia reported on Monday that a contact of a previous case has been confirmed to have Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
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CDC issues travel alert for Chinese province after avian flu case confirmed

Friday, Oct 9, 2015 @ 3:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level-two travel alert for those traveling to and from the Zhejiang Province in China after an H7N9 avian flu case was confirmed late last week in Taiwan in a woman who had traveled to this region of China.
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Bovine anthrax case confirmed in Argentina

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 @ 7:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Laboratoria Azul in Argentina reported Tuesday that a young heifer that had died suddenly has tested positive for anthrax. Laboratoria Azul Co-Director Ramon Noseda said the heifer came from a herd of approximately 1,300 animals, the area where the herd is located in Buenos Aires Province, which has had past cases of enzootic anthrax.
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West African countries share anthrax prevention efforts

Sunday, Oct 4, 2015 @ 6:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Representatives from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger and Togo held a sub-regional meeting on the epidemiology of anthrax in the area last week in Lome, Togo.
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Avian flu reported in 21 Nigerian states

Sunday, Oct 4, 2015 @ 5:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Nigerian government announced Wednesday that avian influenza has been reported in 85 areas in 21 states with approximately 491 farmers affected by this outbreak.
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Salmonella affects 14 Detroit hospital patients

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 @ 3:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fourteen patients at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit were exposed to salmonella last week, a local news station reported Tuesday.
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WHO, Pan American Health release dengue case report for Americas

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 @ 12:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) released data on reported cases of dengue fever in the Americas on Friday.
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U.K. citizen sentenced to eight years in ricin case

Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 @ 4:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A computer programmer in the United Kingdom was sentenced last week to serve eight years in prison for attempting to purchase ricin toxin.
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Deforestation cited in increased bat-to-human Ebola transmission

Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 @ 3:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A report from the Environmental Research Management Foundation, the United Nations Development Program and the Environmental Foundation of Africa found that forest fragmentation increased bat-to-human transmission of Ebola, they announced Thursday.
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Fourth plague case confirmed in New Mexico

Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 @ 11:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDH) announced Wednesday that a case of human plague in Sana Fe County has been confirmed by a laboratory.
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Bangladesh officials report case of avian flu to WHO

Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 @ 11:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Health officials in Bangladesh reported one human case of avian influenza (H9N2) to the World Health Organization this month.
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Invasive mosquito discovered in San Diego

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 @ 2:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A local Fox television news outlet reported that an invasive species of mosquito was found in the San Diego area on Wednesday.
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