||Three people close to Samara, Russia were diagnosed with a rare disease (Trichinosis) after eating bear meat.
The three men were treated to bear meat by hunter friends. After three weeks, one of the men developed a fever and joint pain. At around the same time, the two other men developed similar symptoms.
The men were admitted to Sokolinka hospital for specialized help. Doctors of the Second Infectious Diseases Hospital diagnosed men with trichinosis. After treatment, all three men were discharged from the hospital and are in good condition.
In the Russian Federation, from several tens to two hundred cases of this disease are annually recorded, caused by the consumption of meat from wild and domestic animals infected with Trichinella larvae.
||An infection of Salmonella Hadar has been detected in Turkey meat in the United States. As of March 15, there have been 22 patients reported across nine states.
No specific brand of turkey meat has been identified at this time.
Turkey has increasingly been identified in food poisoning outbreaks in the United States.
Heating poultry sufficiently should avoid these type of incidents.
||A fatal case of a mosquito–borne encephalitis has occurred on the Tiwi Islands, NT Australia.
While the specific mosquito–borne virus responsible remains unknown at this time, it is considered to most likely be Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) virus or Kunjin virus.
The government is asking people in the area to be vigilant about mosquitos. People most at risk include campers, infants and young children residing near mosquito-breeding areas.
||Poisonous drink kills 3 and hospitalizes 183 in the northwestern city of Kano, Nigeria after taking expired and poisonous fruit drinks.
The outbreak has spread to eight local governments, including Gwale, Kano Municipal, Dala, Bunkure, Fagge, Gwarzo and Dawakin Tofa. It affected 284 people, with 101 discharged from hospitals while 183 patients are currently receiving treatment.
The affected patients showed symptoms of hematuria, indicating a hemorrhagic disease, which causes bloody urine, fever, lethargy, and sometimes yellowness of the eyes (jaundice). Initially a viral hemorrhagic fever was suspected, but the test results came back negative for yellow fever and Lassa fever. Dengue results were still pending on the date of the report.
Potentially this is tied to expired drinks sold at a supermarket chain called Singer.
||Three confirmed cases of food-borne botulism that occurred at a company event are being investigated in Denmark.
Following a private party on March 5, three adults have been hospitalized because of botulism. Analysis showed toxin type B.
The Statens Serum Institut is investigating ingredients and leftover food from the party.
||An entire hostel of the Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad - India have been affected by food poisoning.
The incident became apparent in the evening of March 14. At least 50 were being treated for mild symptoms with 19 hospitalized.
An investigation of the cause is underway and food and water samples are being analyzed. Suspected is that one of the foods or water server during the Saturday afternoon lunch was contaminated. No pathogen is mentioned in the report.
A lack of hospital capacity is apparent in this case. Due to the lack of space and beds, they were first directed to the Fever Hospital. A lack of readiness to take on patients caused them to be admitted to Gandhi Hospital.
All involved are now stable and recovering.
||Plague activity has been reported in multiple districts of Madagascar through March.
For the period Jan to March, at least 21 confirmed cases of bubonic plague have been confirmed. Eight of these cases were reported since March 1 in Amoroni Mania (Ambositra and Manandriana).
Since the start of the year, 37 suspected cases have been reported, affecting multiple regions, including Alaotra-Mangoro, Analamanga, Haute Matsiatra, and Itasy. Roughly nine deaths have been associated with this disease activity.
Plague is endemic to Madagascar, where 200 to 700 cases are reported each year, primarily the bubonic form. The risk of plague spreading to humans is elevated in Madagascar, where the fleas that transmit the disease are highly resistant to insecticide. The poor state of Madagascars public health system and limited access to healthcare in rural areas may also facilitate the spread of the disease.
||National reporting of Malaria.
||As of 3 of March 2021 a total of seven confirmed cases with no deaths yet, have been reported in two states: Plateau and Kano. On March 21 the outbreak was recognized.
Few details are available about the infection at this moment. The strain is likely H5N1 and related to handling of poultry.
||At least 5,000 cases of Leishmaniasis have been reported in the past six months. The extent of the problem remains unknown because some patients do not seek treatment.
Most of the cases were registered along North African countrys Mediterranean coast west of the capital, Tripoli.