This call is meant to provide a progress report of ongoing investigations into zoonotic diseases in relation to overall global health. This report is brought to you by CDC’s One Health Office and includes topics of:
Chronic Wasting Disease. A team of researchers from Canada and Germany presented new scientific findings on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) at the Prion 2017 conference (see attached abstract). While no human cases of CWD have been reported to date, the new study findings showed cynomolgus macaques could be infected through oral inoculation of muscle meat from CWD-infected deer and elk, including some meat from asymptomatic animals. The new study findings raise concerns that humans who hunt or consume meat from infected animals could be at risk for CWD infection.
· Salmonella infections linked to imported hot peppers. In June 2016, a nine-state outbreak of SalmonellaAnatum infections was detected, involving 32 patients, with onset of diarrheal illness during May 6–July 9, 2016. The outbreak strain was isolated from an imported Anaheim pepper.
· Influenza update. This report summarizes influenza activity in the United States during October 2, 2016–May 20, 2017† and updates the previous summary
· Outbreaks. Take a look at CDC’s recent and ongoing investigations, including the latest outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to live poultry in backyard flocks.
· New CDC podcast. “Defining Moments in MMWR History – E. coli O157:H7” takes a close look at the deadly multistate Escherichia coli O157:H7 foodborne outbreak of 1993.
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