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Today's Topics:

1. PRO/EDR> Undiagnosed illness - Somalia: (JD) fatal, RFI
(promed@promedmail.org)
2. PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (40): China (HU) H5N6
(promed@promedmail.org)
3. PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Africa (45): Uganda, Kenya
(promed@promedmail.org)
4. PRO/AH> Lumpy skin disease - Bulgaria (05): bovine, spread,
international implications (promed@promedmail.org)

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Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 16:45:21 +0000
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Subject: PRO/EDR> Undiagnosed illness - Somalia: (JD) fatal, RFI
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UNDIAGNOSED ILLNESS - SOMALIA: (MIDDLE JUBA) FATAL, REQUEST FOR
INFORMATION
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Date: Fri 22 Apr 2016
Source: Alshahid [edited]
<http://arabic.alshahid.net/news/141621>

Nearly 100 deaths recorded in southern Somalia due to a mysterious
virus
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The Somali Disaster Management Agency announced the registration of
nearly 100 deaths in the central province of Juba in southern Somalia.
The Acting Director of the agency stated that the medical sources in
the province show that the deaths recorded were the result of an
unknown virus. The director added that severe acute diarrhea and
vomiting are the main symptoms of this strange epidemic. A Somali
official stated that there had been about 40 deaths, mostly children
and women in Middle Juba province. It should be noted this region lies
entirely under the control of al Shabaab rebels, which could hamper
any relief efforts.

Analyst note:
Limited diagnostic procedures could hamper efforts to properly
diagnose any medical emergencies since Juba is a southern province
under rebel control. Due to the disconnection of the region from the
capital city were most functioning hospitals and medical organizations
reside, the probability of misdiagnosis is high. Food and waterborne
illnesses are extremely common in the region (typhoid and cholera) due
to the lack of infrastructure. According to WHO, common causes of
morbidity and mortality in the region are: 1) diarrhoeal diseases,
including cholera; 2) tuberculosis; 3) malaria, which affects mainly
pregnant women and children under 5; and 4) measles. There have been
no confirmed polio cases in Somalia since 2002
<http://www.who.int/hac/about/donorinfo/somalia.pdf>.

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[The symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea are non-specific. The cause
could be enteric bacteria, or viral and parasitic pathogens. Any
further information from knowledgeable sources would be appreciated. -
Mod.LK

A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map can be accessed at:
<http://healthmap.org/promed/p/39190>.]

.................................................lk/je/sh

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Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 16:50:41 +0000
From: promed@promedmail.org
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (40): China (HU) H5N6
To: promed-post@promedmail.org, promed-edr-post@promedmail.org,
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AVIAN INFLUENZA, HUMAN (40): CHINA (HUBEI) H5N6
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Date: Thu 21 Apr 2016
Source: CIDRAP (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy)
[edited]
<http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2016/04/news-scan-apr-21-2016>

China has detected another case of H5N6 avian flu, in a 35 year old
man from Hubei province who is hospitalized in a critical condition,
according to a statement today [21 Apr 2016] from Hong Kong's Centre
for Health Protection (CHP). The man's H5N6 infection is China's 8th
case since the end of December [2015].

The man started having symptoms on 9 Apr [2016] and was hospitalized 3
days later. The CHP report, which cited mainland health officials,
didn't say how the man might have been exposed to the virus.

H5N6 outbreaks in poultry have been reported in a few Asian countries,
but so far China is the only one to report human cases. The novel
virus was 1st identified in 2014, and since then China has reported 11
cases. The most recent previous one was announced on 15 Mar [2016].

The new case is the 1st in Hubei province, lifting the number of
affected provinces to 4. Most have been in Guangdong.

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LocationCoordinatesRelevanceShow on map
Bulgaria42.67°N 25.25°E0.484Yes
China35°N 105°E0.423No
Uganda1.25°N 32.5°E0.377No
Kenya1°N 38°E0.365No
Turkey39°N 35°E0.343No
Egypt27°N 30°E0.328No
South Africa29°S 24°E0.296No
Somalia6°N 48°E0.293No
Greece39°N 22°E0.269No
Angola12.5°S 18.5°E0.268No
Juba, Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, China23.09°N 107.47°E0.248No
Hubei, China31°N 112.25°E0.238No
Hong Kong, Central and Western District, Hong Kong22.29°N 114.16°E0.234No
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya1.28°S 36.82°E0.223No
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of41.67°N 21.75°E0.217No
Middle Juba, Somalia1.33°N 42.67°E0.212No
Lao People's Democratic Republic18°N 105°E0.189No
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ProMED Digest, Vol 46, Issue 66
Original text (summary): 

Today's Topics:

1. PRO/EDR> Undiagnosed illness - Somalia: (JD) fatal, RFI
(promed@promedmail.org)
2. PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (40): China (HU) H5N6
(promed@promedmail.org)
3. PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever - Africa (45): Uganda, Kenya
(promed@promedmail.org)
4. PRO/AH> Lumpy skin disease - Bulgaria (05): bovine, spread,
international implications (promed@promedmail.org)

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Message: 1
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 16:45:21 +0000
From: promed@promedmail.org
Subject: PRO/EDR> Undiagnosed illness - Somalia: (JD) fatal, RFI
To: promed-post@promedmail.org, promed-edr-post@promedmail.org
Message-ID:
<010001544402e671-cf7fe83f-1eda-4fb8-99f7-f857c87bfc40-000000@email.amazonses.com>

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UNDIAGNOSED ILLNESS - SOMALIA: (MIDDLE JUBA) FATAL, REQUEST FOR
INFORMATION
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A ProMED-mail post
<http://www.promedmail.org>
ProMED-mail is a program of the
International Society for Infectious Diseases
<http://www.isid.org>

Date: Fri 22 Apr 2016
Source: Alshahid [edited]
<http://arabic.alshahid.net/news/141621>

Nearly 100 deaths recorded in southern Somalia due to a mysterious
virus
------------------------------------------------------------------
The Somali Disaster Management Agency announced the registration of
nearly 100 deaths in the central province of Juba in southern Somalia.
The Acting Director of the agency stated that the medical sources in
the province show that the deaths recorded were the result of an
unknown virus. The director added that severe acute diarrhea and
vomiting are the main symptoms of this strange epidemic. A Somali
official stated that there had been about 40 deaths, mostly children
and women in Middle Juba province. It should be noted this region lies
entirely under the control of al Shabaab rebels, which could hamper
any relief efforts.

Analyst note:
Limited diagnostic procedures could hamper efforts to properly
diagnose any medical emergencies since Juba is a southern province
under rebel control. Due to the disconnection of the region from the
capital city were most functioning hospitals and medical organizations
reside, the probability of misdiagnosis is high. Food and waterborne
illnesses are extremely common in the region (typhoid and cholera) due
to the lack of infrastructure. According to WHO, common causes of
morbidity and mortality in the region are: 1) diarrhoeal diseases,
including cholera; 2) tuberculosis; 3) malaria, which affects mainly
pregnant women and children under 5; and 4) measles. There have been
no confirmed polio cases in Somalia since 2002
<http://www.who.int/hac/about/donorinfo/somalia.pdf>.

--
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[The symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea are non-specific. The cause
could be enteric bacteria, or viral and parasitic pathogens. Any
further information from knowledgeable sources would be appreciated. -
Mod.LK

A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map can be accessed at:
<http://healthmap.org/promed/p/39190>.]

.................................................lk/je/sh

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Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 16:50:41 +0000
From: promed@promedmail.org
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (40): China (HU) H5N6
To: promed-post@promedmail.org, promed-edr-post@promedmail.org,
promed-ahead-post@promedmail.org
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AVIAN INFLUENZA, HUMAN (40): CHINA (HUBEI) H5N6
***********************************************
A ProMED-mail post
<http://www.promedmail.org>
ProMED-mail is a program of the
International Society for Infectious Diseases
<http://www.isid.org>

Date: Thu 21 Apr 2016
Source: CIDRAP (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy)
[edited]
<http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2016/04/news-scan-apr-21-2016>

China has detected another case of H5N6 avian flu, in a 35 year old
man from Hubei province who is hospitalized in a critical condition,
according to a statement today [21 Apr 2016] from Hong Kong's Centre
for Health Protection (CHP). The man's H5N6 infection is China's 8th
case since the end of December [2015].

The man started having symptoms on 9 Apr [2016] and was hospitalized 3
days later. The CHP report, which cited mainland health officials,
didn't say how the man might have been exposed to the virus.

H5N6 outbreaks in poultry have been reported in a few Asian countries,
but so far China is the only one to report human cases. The novel
virus was 1st identified in 2014, and since then China has reported 11
cases. The most recent previous one was announced on 15 Mar [2016].

The new case is the 1st in Hubei province, lifting the number of
affected provinces to 4. Most have been in Guangdong.

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