African swine fever has spread to Southeast Asia and eastern Europe, with cases found in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Korea, Myanmar, the Philippines, Poland, Belgium and Bulgaria.
In response to African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks in other European countries, Denmark upgraded the compulsory border cleaning and disinfection procedure for trucks and also constructed a fence.
It was confirmed Thursday, January 16, that the newly dicovered coronavirus has been detected in Japan, a few days after Thailand confirmed its first case of infection.
The Ebola outbreak zone is also a war zone, which makes fighting this disease an increasingly difficult battle.
A Thai tourist has become the first person outside China diagnosed with a new, pneumonia-like virus that has already infected dozens of people.
There may have been limited human-to-human transmission of a new coronavirus in China within families, and it is possible there could be a wider outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on January 14.
Following the detection of several Lassa fever cases across four counties, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia announced that Liberia has experienced a continuous Lassa fever outbreak.
Thailand ended 2019 with 11,484 chikungunya cases, more than triple the 3,580 cases reported in 2018.
Certain arenaviruses that circulate in rodent populations can cause life-threatening hemorrhagic fevers when they infect humans.Arenaviruses pose a severe risk for outbreaks and might be exploited as biological weapons.
A new outbreak of bird flu was reported in Poland on January 13, with around 6,000 geese now set to be exterminated. The H5N8 strain of bird flu has also been found at a large turkey farm in northwestern Hungary.