The latest figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), confirmed 10 new cases of the disease in five states: five in Ondo, two in Edo, one each in Ebonyi, Bauchi and Abia. In those new cases, one person each died in Edo and Abia states.
The latest data from a national surveillance system that monitors foodborne bacteria for antibiotic resistance shows rising resistance to commonly used drugs to treat Salmonella infections.
The Queensland Government has scaled up its efforts by increasing education and awareness across potential pathways of disease ntroduction such as food outlets that may give leftovers to pig owners, people buying pork products from overseas, and feral pig hunters who might see something unusual. They have also enhanced laboratory diagnostic capacity, boosted biosecurity measures, and provided over 4000 registered biosecurity entities in Queensland.
Amid attacks on civilians by armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an Ebola death “unlinked to any chain of transmission” risks reversing major gains against the epidemic, which is now down to just a handful of cases.
Researchers reviewed human plague cases in Zimbabwe and risk factors associated with the epidemiology and ecology of the disease.
Indonesia saw a 76% drop in dengue infections in the part of Indonesia where the mosquitoes were released. In Brazil, treated neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro saw rates of dengue infections fall by 70%, and infections with chikungunya was 75% lower. North Queensland, Australia, hasn’t had a dengue in five years, and there has been a 96% reduction in locally acquired dengue infections.
A survey was conducted by the Nakuru Regional Veterinary Investigation Laboratory (RVIL) found that foot and mouth disease (FMD) is prevalent on farms where owners keep cattle as a ‘side hustle’, are headed by females and are aged 36-60 as many increasingly give their animals local brew.
The positive samples were taken from wild boars.
Homemade, experimental, and imported vaccines against African swine fever virus are prohibited, and risk untold biosafety hazards for the world’s largest pork industry