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#Travel #health #advice on #Zika #virus (@WHO, April 11 2016)

[Source: World Health Organization, full page: ( LINK ).] Travel health advice on Zika virus [       ] 11 April 2016   1. Overview Sin...

5 May 2016

#Massive #fire engulfed #Canadian #Region (Le Monde, May 5 2016)

 

Title: Massive fire engulfed Canadian Region.

Subject: Wildfire, environmental disaters, Canada, Alberta province.

Source: Le Monde, full page: (LINK). Via Instagram.

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Keywords: Canada; Alberta; Wildfires; Environmental Disasters.

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#Brazil, Seasonal #influenza #H1N1pdm09 #death toll rises to 290 (Xinhua, May 5 2016)

 

Title: Brazil, Seasonal influenza H1N1pdm09 death toll rises to 290.

Subject: Seasona Influenza Epidemic in Brazil, more severe cases reported.

Source: Xinhua, full page: (LINK). Article in Spanish. Via Infomed.

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Suben a 290 las muertes en Brasil por virus H1N1 o gripe A

Al menos 290 personas murieron en Brasil este año debido al virus H1N1, conocido como gripe A o gripe porcina, informó el Gobierno.  Los datos, presentados por el Ministerio de Salud con base en las cifras obtenidas hasta el 23 de abril, muestran 1571 casos del virus, muy presente en la región del sureste (1106 casos). El estado de Sao Paulo (sureste) es el más afectado por la gripe A, con 988 casos y 149 víctimas mortales

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Keywords: Seasonal Influenza; Brazil; H1N1pmd09.

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61% of #health #workers do not #clean their #hands at the right moment, #WHO (@WHO, May 5 2016)

 

Title: 61% of health workers do not clean their hands at the right moment.

Subject: Surgical Sites’ Infection, Hand washing campaign by the WHO.

Source: World Health Organization, full page: (LINK). Via Instagram.

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Keywords: WHO; Updates; Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance.

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#Egypt, Ministry of #Health reported 144 #human cases of #H5N1 #birdflu virus #infection during 2014, with 41 #deaths (Youm7, May 5 2016)

 

Title: Egypt, Ministry of Health reported 144 human cases of H5N1 birdflu virus infection during 2014, with 41 deaths.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N1 subtype, human infection in Egypt during 2015.

Source: Youm7, full page: (LINK). Article in Arabic, automatic translation, edited.

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Egypt, Ministry of Health reported 144 human cases of H5N1 birdflu virus infection during 2014, with 41 deaths

(May 5 2016)

Walid Abdul Salam - A report by the Ministry of Health and Population of infectious diseases surprise, as the ministry last year recorded the largest number of suspected cases, and infected with bird flu since 2006.

A report by the Ministry of Health and Population of Infectious Diseases, who got the "seventh day" a copy of it, that medicine sector Preventive 3,748 recorded suspected cases of bird flu, with 144 confirmed cases, and 41 deaths, death rate of 28%.

The report of the Ministry of Health and population of infectious diseases, the ministry recorded in 2014 injured 29 cases and 13 deaths, noting that the total suspected cases of being infected with bird flu virus since 2006 and so far amounted to 17 thousand and 840, and the number of confirmed cases stands at 346, and including 117 deaths, 33.8%.

Dr. Amr Qandil , head of Medicine Preventive Health Ministry and the population, in a special statement for the "seventh day," that there is no pandemic of the disease, and take all necessary measures to protect citizens and prevent the transmission of infection preventive measures, pointing out that the surveillance program severe acute respiratory, an early warning of cases of seasonal flu , and cases of bird flu system.

Dr. Amr Qandil , head of Medicine Preventive Ministry of Health and population, has been launching the program in 2007 in the eight selected hospitals from fevers and chest in the governorates of Cairo, Alexandria and Menoufia and Western Minya, Damietta and Aswan. Amr Kandil pointed to the importance of influenza vaccination for the prevention of the disease, especially in high - risk groups, pointing out that the medical team at the Ministry of Health have been vaccinated against influenza for free.

Amr Kandil, to the central laboratories of the ministry, have the ability to discover the genetic types of the virus, following: it has been allocated a hotline number 105 to raise awareness of the seriousness of influenza and mechanisms face.

Dr. Amr Qandil , head of Medicine Preventive Ministry of Health and population, the total cases reported being infected with the MERS in the world in 1637 the event, including 633 deaths at a rate of 38.6%, the majority of cases in the Middle East, pointing out that he is sick in Egypt to monitor through a system of influenza surveillance and plan of preparedness and response to cope with pandemics and outbreaks of epidemic.

The prime Preventive Medicine at the Ministry of the health sector, 19 thousand and 33 suspected MERS cases have been detected and All specimens tested negative, and there was a confirmed case in April 2014, and cured, and the imported from Saudi Arabia. and completed Amr Qandil, that no cases of Ebola virus in Egypt, pointing out that the ministry is following a well to prevent leakage of these diseases into Egypt.

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Keywords: Egypt; Avian Influenza; H5N1; Human.

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4 May 2016

#Brazil, Ministry of #Health confirmed 1,271 #Microcephaly cases linked to #Zika Virus (May 4 2016)

 

Title: #Brazil, Ministry of #Health confirmed 1,271 #Microcephaly cases linked to #Zika Virus.

Subject: Zika Virus Epidemic in Brazil, neurodevelopmental fetal abnormalities surveillance.

Source: Ministry of Health of Brazil, full page: (LINK). Article in Portuguese.

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Data de Cadastro: 04/05/2016 as 16:05:18 alterado em 04/05/2016 as 16:05:18

NOVO BOLETIM

Microcefalia: Ministério da Saúde confirma 1.271 casos no país

O novo boletim epidemiológico do Ministério da Saúde divulgado, nesta quarta-feira (4), aponta que, até o dia 30 abril, foram confirmados 1.271 casos de microcefaliae outras alterações do sistema nervoso, sugestivos de infecção congênita,em todo o país.

No total, foram notificados 7.343 casos suspeitos desde o início das investigações, em outubro de 2015, sendo que 2.492 foram descartados.

Outros 3.580 estão em fase de investigação.

O informe reúne semanalmente as informações encaminhadas pelas secretarias estaduais de saúde.

Dos casos confirmados, 203 tiveram confirmação laboratorial para o vírus Zika

No entanto, o Ministério da Saúde ressalta que esse dado não representa, adequadamente, a totalidade do número de casos relacionados ao vírus.

Ou seja, a pasta considera que houve infecção pelo Zika na maior parte das mães que tiveram bebês com diagnóstico final de microcefalia.

Em todo o Brasil, os 1.271 casos confirmados ocorreram em 470 municípios, localizados em 25 unidades da federação.

A microcefalia foi confirmada nos estados de Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, Sergipe, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, Tocantins, Distrito Federal, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, além de São Paulo que registrou oito casos da doença ao Ministério da Saúde, sendo um com confirmação laboratorial para Zika.

No mesmo período, foram registrados 267 óbitos suspeitos de microcefalia e/ou alteração do sistema nervoso central após o parto ou durante a gestação (abortamento ou natimorto) no país.

Destes, 57 foram confirmados para microcefalia e/ou alteração do sistema nervoso central.

Outros 178 continuam em investigação e 32 foram descartados.

Já os 2.492 casos foram descartados por apresentarem exames normais, ou apresentarem microcefalias e/ou alterações no sistema nervoso central por causas não infeciosas.

Cabe esclarecer que o Ministério da Saúde está investigando todos os casos de microcefalia e outras alterações do sistema nervoso central, informados pelos estados, e a possível relação com o vírus Zika e outras infecções congênitas.

A microcefalia pode ter como causa, diversos agentes infecciosos além do Zika, como Sífilis, Toxoplasmose, Outros Agentes Infecciosos, Rubéola, Citomegalovírus e Herpes Viral.

O Ministério da Saúde orienta as gestantes adotarem medidas que possam reduzir a presença do mosquito Aedes aegypti, com a eliminação de criadouros, e proteger-se da exposição de mosquitos, como manter portas e janelas fechadas ou teladas, usar calça e camisa de manga comprida e utilizar repelentes permitidos para gestantes.

 

Distribuição dos casos notificados de microcefalia por UF, até 30 de abril de 2016

[Regiões e Unidades Federadas - Casos  de Microcefalia e/ou malformações, sugestivos de infecção congênita: Em investigação – Confirmados(2,3) – Descartados(4) - Total acumulado(1) de casos notificados de 2015 a 2016]

  • Brasil - 3.580 - 1.271 - 2.492 - 7.343
    • Alagoas – 82 – 59 – 144 – 285
    • Bahia – 645 – 232 – 184 - 1.061
    • Ceará – 241 – 84 – 143 – 468
    • Maranhão – 92 – 115 – 43 – 250
    • Paraíba – 379 – 115 – 374 – 868
    • Pernambuco – 653 – 339 – 920 - 1.912
    • Piauí – 23 – 75 – 62 – 160
    • Rio Grande do Norte – 283 – 96 – 39 – 418
    • Sergipe – 146 – 37 – 30 – 213
      • Região Nordeste - 2.544 - 1.152 - 1.939 - 5.635
    • Espírito santo – 93 – 8 – 33 – 134
    • Minas Gerais – 45 – 3 – 55 – 103
    • Rio de Janeiro – 297 – 44 – 88 – 429
    • São Paulo – 163a – 8b – 102 – 273
      • Região Sudeste – 598 – 63278 – 939
    • Acre – 20 – 0 – 17 – 37
    • Amapá – 4 – 4 – 1 – 9
    • Amazonas – 10 – 4 – 4 – 18
    • Pará – 27 – 1 – 0 – 28
    • Rondônia – 5 – 3 – 5 – 13
    • Roraima(*6) – 21 – 1 – 0 – 22
    • Tocantins – 118 – 3 – 17 – 138
      • Região Norte – 205 – 1644 – 265
    • Distrito Federal – 0 – 5 – 32 – 37
    • Goiás – 73 – 12 – 45 – 130
    • Mato grosso – 120 – 15 – 77 – 212
    • Mato Grosso do Sul – 2 – 2 – 14 – 18
      • Região Centro-Oeste – 195 – 34168 – 397
    • Paraná – 5 – 4 – 24 – 33
    • Santa Catarina – 2 – 0 – 3 – 5
    • Rio Grande do Sul – 31 – 2 – 36 – 69
      • Região Sul – 38 – 663 – 107

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Fonte: Secretarias de Saúde dos Estados e Distrito Federal (dados atualizados até 30/04/2016).

  1. Número cumulativo de casos notificados que preenchiam a definição de caso operacional anterior (33 cm), além das definições adotadas no Protocolo de Vigilância (a partir de 09/12/2015) que definiu o Perímetro Cefálico de 32 cm para recém-nascidos com 37 ou mais semanas de gestação e demais definições do protocolo.
  2. Apresentam alterações típicas: indicativas de infecção congênita, como calcificações intracranianas, dilatação dos ventrículos cerebrais ou alterações de fossa posterior entre outros sinais clínicos observados por qualquer método de imagem ou identificação do vírus Zika em testes laboratoriais.
  3. Foram confirmados 203 casos por critério laboratorial específico para vírus Zika (técnica de PCR e sorologia).
  4. Descartados por apresentar exames normais, por apresentar microcefalia e/ou malformações congênitas confirmada por causas não infecciosas ou por não se enquadrar nas definições de casos.

a. Conforme informado pelo Centro de Vigilância Epidemiológica “Prof. Alexandre Vranjac”, da Secretaria de Estado de Saúde de São Paulo 163 casos se encontram em investigação para infecção congênita. Desses, 40 sãopossivelmente associados com a infecção pelo vírus Zika, porém ainda não foram finalizadas as investigações.

b. 01 caso confirmado de microcefalia por Vírus Zika em recém-nascido com local provável de infecção em outra UF.

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Por Amanda Mendes, da Agência Saúde / Atendimento à imprensa: (61) 3315-3580 / 2351

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Keywords: Brazil; Updates; Zika Virus, Microcephaly.

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#France, #Health authorities prepare for #mosquitoes #surveillance season #activities (MoH, May 4 2016)

 

Title: France, Health authorities prepare for mosquitoes surveillance season activities.

Subject: Arboviral diseases, France, mosquitoes surveillance.

Source: Ministry of Health of France, full page: (LINK). Article in French.

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Les autorités sanitaires mobilisées pendant la saison de surveillance du moustique tigre en métropole

Le dispositif de lutte contre Aedes Albopictus (dit « moustique tigre ») et de surveillance des arboviroses (maladies virales transmises notamment par les moustiques) en métropole est activé chaque année du 1er mai au 30 novembre. Ce dispositif de grande ampleur est coordonné en lien avec Santé publique France, les Agences régionales de santé (ARS), les Conseils départementaux et les communes concernés, ainsi que les structures chargées de la surveillance des insectes et de la démoustication.

Pour mémoire, Le moustique Aedes albopictus est désormais implanté dans 30 départements, ce qui implique une surveillance renforcée. Il peut, dans certaines conditions, transmettre le virus de la dengue, du chikungunya et du Zika.

Depuis le 1er mai, ce dispositif de lutte se traduit par :

  • Un renforcement de la surveillance des populations de moustique afin d'agir le plus précocement possible pour ralentir la progression de l'implantation géographique d'Albopictus ;
  • Une surveillance des cas humains, s'appuyant sur le signalement sans délai des cas suspects importés et de tous les cas confirmés dans les zones où la présence du moustique est avérée ;
  • Une sensibilisation des voyageurs et personnes résidant dans les zones où le moustique est présent et actif.

Des actions d'information et de communication seront menées tout au long de la période estivale par les ARS, en lien avec les Conseils départementaux et les communes concernés. Les nouveaux supports d'information du ministère des Affaires sociales et de la Santé et de l'INPES sont disponibles dans le dossier "moustiques vecteurs de maladies" et sur le site de Santé publique France.

Le ministère des Affaires sociales et de la Santé rappelle que la mobilisation individuelle et collective pour limiter la propagation du virus dans les départements français d'Amérique concernés mais également en métropole est essentielle. Chacun, en modifiant son comportement et en adoptant des gestes simples et peu contraignants, peut participer à la lutte contre la prolifération des moustiques et aider à prévenir l'introduction de la dengue du chikungunya ou du Zika en métropole.

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Keywords: France; Updates; Arbovirus; Mosquitoes; Aedes Albopictus.

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#USA, #Florida: DoH Daily #Zika #Update: No New Cases Today (May 4 2016)

 

Title: #USA, #Florida: DoH Daily #Zika #Update: No New Cases Today.

Subject: Zika Virus, US State of Florida Daily epi-update.

Source: US State of Florida Department of Health, full page: (LINK).

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Department Of Health Daily Zika Update: No New Cases Today

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications / May 04, 2016 / Press Release / Contact: Communications Office, NewsMedia@flhealth.gov, (850) 245-4111

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Tallahassee, Fla.

In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the Zika virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue a Zika virus update each week day at 2 p.m. Updates will include a CDC-confirmed Zika case count by county and information to better keep Floridians prepared.

There are no new cases today.

Of the cases confirmed in Florida, two cases are still exhibiting symptoms. According to the CDC, symptoms associated with the Zika virus last between seven to 10 days.

Based on CDC guidance, several pregnant women who have traveled to countries with local-transmission of Zika have received antibody testing, and of those, seven have tested positive for the Zika virus.

The CDC recommends that a pregnant woman with a history of Zika virus and her provider should consider additional ultrasounds.

It is recommended that women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant postpone travel to Zika affected areas.

 

[County - Number of Cases (all travel related)]

  1. Alachua – 4
  2. Brevard – 2
  3. Broward – 15
  4. Clay – 1
  5. Collier – 1
  6. Hillsborough – 3
  7. Lee – 4
  8. Martin – 1
  9. Miami-Dade – 40
  10. Orange – 6
  11. Osceola – 4
  12. Palm Beach – 7
  13. Pasco – 1
  14. Polk – 3
  15. Santa Rosa – 1
  16. Seminole – 1
  17. St. Johns – 1
  • Cases involving pregnant women* – 7
    • Total – 102

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*Counties of pregnant women will not be shared.

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On Feb. 12, Governor Scott directed the State Surgeon General to activate a Zika Virus Information Hotline for current Florida residents and visitors, as well as anyone planning on traveling to Florida in the near future. The hotline, managed by the Department of Health, has assisted 1,613 callers since it launched. The number for the Zika Virus Information Hotline is 1-855-622-6735.

All cases are travel-associated.

There have been no locally-acquired cases of Zika in Florida. For more information on the Zika virus, click here.

The department urges Floridians to drain standing water weekly, no matter how seemingly small. A couple drops of water in a bottle cap can be a breeding location for mosquitoes. Residents and visitors also need to use repellents when enjoying the Florida outdoors.

 

More Information on DOH action on Zika:

  • On Feb. 3, Governor Scott directed the State Surgeon General to issue a Declaration of Public Health Emergency for the counties of residents with travel-associated cases of Zika.
    • There have been 17 counties included in the declaration– Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Clay, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Polk, Santa Rosa, Seminole and St. Johns – and will be updated as needed.
  • DOH encourages Florida residents and visitors to protect themselves from all mosquito-borne illnesses by draining standing water; covering their skin with repellent and clothing; and covering windows with screens.
  • DOH has a robust mosquito-borne illness surveillance system and is working with the CDC, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and local county mosquito control boards to ensure that the proper precautions are being taken to protect Florida residents and visitors.
  • On April 6, Governor Rick Scott and Interim State Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip hosted a conference call with Florida Mosquito Control Districts to discuss ongoing preparations to fight the possible spread of the Zika virus in Florida. There were 74 attendees on the call.
  • Florida currently has the capacity to test 6,526 people for active Zika virus and 1,253 for Zika antibodies.

Federal Guidance on Zika:

  • According to the CDC, Zika illness is generally mild with a rash, fever and joint pain. CDC researchers have concluded that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other birth defects.
  • The FDA released guidance regarding donor screening, deferral and product management to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmission of Zika virus. Additional information is available on the FDA website here.
  • The CDC has put out guidance related to the sexual transmission of the Zika virus. This includes the CDC recommendation that if you have traveled to a country with local transmission of Zika you should abstain from unprotected sex.

For more information on Zika virus, click here.

 

About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health, please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.

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Keywords: USA; Updates; Zika Virus; Florida.

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#Protocol for #point #prevalence #surveys of #healthcare-associated #infections and #antimicrobial #use in European long-term care facilities – version 2.1 (@ECDC, summary)

 

Title: #Protocol for #point #prevalence #surveys of #healthcare-associated #infections and #antimicrobial #use in European long-term care facilities – version 2.1.

Subject: Antimicrobial Resistance, guidelines for Health Care facilities.

Source: European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), full PDF file: (LINK). Summary.

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Protocol for point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities – version 2.1

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This protocol was commissioned by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), coordinated by Pete Kinross and Carl Suetens.

Contributing authors

Katrien Latour, Béatrice Jans (WIV-ISP, Belgium); Enrico Ricchizzi, Maria Luisa Moro (Agenzia sanitaria e sociale regionale; Italy); Tommi Kärki, Pete Kinross, Carl Suetens (ECDC).

Acknowledgements 

All designated national representatives from EU/EEA Member States that attended the ‘Train-the-trainer workshop for surveillance of HAI and antimicrobial use in long-term care facilities’ on 1–2 December 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden, for their critical feedback regarding this protocol.

Suggested citation: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Protocol for point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities – version 2.1. Stockholm: ECDC; 2016. 

Stockholm, May 2016 ISBN 978-92-9193-849-0 doi 10.2900/02719 Catalogue number TQ-04-16-370-EN-N 

© European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 2016 Reproduction is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged

 

1. Introduction

In 2008, the coordination of surveillance of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Europe was transferred to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which created the Healthcare-Associated Infections Surveillance Network (HAI-Net).

A feasibility study of surveillance of HAIs in European nursing homes had already been performed under the Improving Patient Safety in Europe (IPSE) project financed by the European Commission [1]. 

In December 2008, ECDC initiated surveillance of HAIs and antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities (LTCFs) under the Healthcare-Associated Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities (HALT) project.

The HALT project integrated variables from the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption in Nursing Homes (ESAC-NH) subproject into a protocol for repeated point prevalence surveys (PPSs) in LTCFs, thus providing an integrated methodology for continued assessment of the prevalence of HAIs, antimicrobial use, and infection prevention and control (IPC) resources in European LTCFs. 

From May to September 2010, a first PPS in European LTCFs (HALT project, 2010) collected data from 722 LTCFs across 25 European countries [2]. It showed a prevalence of residents with at least one HAI in participating LTCFs of 2.4%.

The crude prevalence of residents receiving at least one antimicrobial agent was 4.3%.  From April to May 2013, a second PPS in European LTCFs (HALT-2 project, 2013) collected data from 1 181 LTCFs in 17 European countries [3].

The HALT-2 project showed prevalence of residents with at least one HAI of 3.4% and a prevalence of residents with at least one antimicrobial agent of 4.4%.

The HALT-2 project also included a validation survey. In May 2015, ECDC launched the third project to support PPSs of HAIs and antimicrobial use in LTCFs (HALT-3 (20162017)).

The reports, protocols and survey tools from the HALT and HALT-2 projects were adapted and discussed by the HALT-3 management and advisory committees.

On 1‒2 December 2015, the draft protocol and materials were presented to nominated representatives from EU/EEA Member States at a train-the-trainer workshop, thus enabling these representatives to train other trainers and local survey staff. This protocol provides national survey coordinators (NSCs) and local data collectors in the HALT-3 project with the methodology, data collection forms and definitions of variables to collect from LTCFs from April–June 2016, September-November 2016, April–June 2017 and/or September–November 2017.

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) from NSCs and local data collectors will be published on the ECDC HAINet extranet throughout the HALT-3 project.

A separate validation protocol provides the methodology, data collection forms and definitions of variables for a validation survey in at least one LTCF per EU/EEA Member State, performed by a national validation team on the same day as a primary survey, to estimate the sensitivity and specificity of data collection in that LTCF [4].

These are used to adjust the estimates of the burden of HAIs in European LTCFs. If an invitation is received by ECDC from a participating EU/EEA Member State, the Project Management Team will arrange a two-day onsite assessment visit together with the corresponding national team.

The objectives of the visit are to support the completion of a questionnaire on national data and to accompany the national team during a validation survey [5].

The questionnaire relates to national performance indicators of IPC, the effect of repeated PPSs in LTCFs at national and local level, and the collection of national denominator data.

The Project Management Team accompany the national team on a validation survey, to aid completion of the national questionnaire and to qualitatively assess the comparability of the national validation surveys. The outputs from the PPS of HAIs and antimicrobial use in European LTCFs include a European report as well as feedback reports for each participating LTCF, comparing their data to national and European results; both are distributed to national teams for onward distribution.

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Keywords: ECDC; Updates; European Region; Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance.

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#Saudi Arabia reported no new #MERS-CoV cases in the last 24 hours (@SaudiMOH, May 4 2016, edited)

 

Title: Saudi Arabia reported no new MERS-CoV cases in the last 24 hours.

Subject: MERS Coronavirus Epidemic in Saudi Arabia, daily update.

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

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MOH: 'No New Corona Cases Recorded

5/4/2016

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New Cases:

  • No reports

New Recoveries:

  • No reports

New Deaths: [Sex, Age, Citizenship, Resident in]

  1. n/a, n/a, n/a, Buraidah;
  2. n/a, n/a, n/a, Hufuf.

Cumulative number of confirmed cases and deaths since June 2012:

[Total No. of Cases – Total No. of Deaths – Patients under treatment]

  • 1381At least 590 - 7

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Keywords: Saudi Arabia; Updates; MERS-CoV.

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#Ebola Virus #Disease #Epidemic in #Guinea, May 4 2016 Update (French Embassy, edited)

 

Title: Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in Guinea, May 4 2016 Update.

Subject: EVD in Guinea, daily epi-update.

Source:  French Embassy in Guinea, full page: (LINK). Article in French.

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De nouveaux cas de fièvre hémorragique virale Ebola ont été signalés dans la préfecture de N’Zérékoré en Guinée Forestière.

Tout déplacement dans cette zone est déconseillé à l’exception de la participation à des missions médicales agréées au préalable.

 

Situation épidémiologique au 2 mai 2016

  • Pas de nouveau cas confirmé à la date du 2 mai.
    • Depuis le 29 février (1er cas suspect) :
      • 10 cas probables et confirmés (dont 7 confirmés et 3 probables).
      • 8 décès (cas probables et confirmés).
    • Aucun personnel de santé n’est concerné

 

1. Veille sanitaire de l’Ambassade de France

  • L’Ambassade de France continue de suivre en temps réel l’évolution de la situation, en liaison avec le ministère guinéen de la Santé, l’OMS et les ONG présentes sur le terrain, ses partenaires européens, et, à Paris, avec le Centre de Crise du Ministère des Affaires étrangères.

 

2. Conseils pratiques et recommandations

  • De limiter au strict nécessaire les déplacements dans les zones où l’épidémie est active.
  • Ne pas manger de viande de brousse.
  • Se laver les mains fréquemment.
  • Ne pas toucher de façon prolongée des malades ayant une forte fièvre ou une gastro-entérite.
  • Quand une personne présente de la température, la conduite à tenir reste la suivante : recherche du paludisme, examen médical et surveillance pour suivre l’évolution de la maladie.

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En cas de symptômes (fièvre, douleurs musculaires, etc.), vous êtes invités à prendre contact avec les services de l’ambassade de France, le centre médico-social au (+224) 656.44.87.45 (du lundi au vendredi de 08h30 à 12h00 et de 14h à 17h15 et le samedi de 09h à 12h) et au (+224) 625.25.87.72 en dehors des horaires d’ouverture.

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Keywords: Ebola; Ebola-Makona; Updates; France; Guinea.

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