African swine fever has been detected on three farms in Vietnam, authorities said on Tuesday, February 19, the first confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease in the Southeast Asia country.
The outbreaks occurred on two farms in the city of Beihai, with the viral disease infecting 1,629 out of 23,555 pigs and killing 924, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said.
An outbreak of avian influenza virus has been reported in a farm in western Taiwan's Changhua County, with more than 340 chickens found dead from the disease and over 32,500 culled.
With 136 confirmed cases of Lassa fever, 31 death and 22.8 percent fatality rate, the Nigeria Center Disease Control (NCDC), said that Nigeria has exceeded the emergency threshold for Lassa fever.
In January of this year, 6,310 cases of dengue -210 per day were reported.
Madagascar is more seriously affected by plague, a zoonosis caused by Yersinia pestis, than any other country. During 1998–2016, a total of 13,234 suspected cases were recorded, mainly from the central highlands; 27% were confirmed cases, and 17% were presumptive cases.
Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat.
Enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) is an emerging pathogen that causes a wide range of disorders including severe neurological manifestations. In the past 20 years.
Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) claimed the first life of the year in Karachi when a 35-year old woman from Orangi Town died due to complications of thel disease at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) on Tuesday, February 12.
Bulgaria has confirmed a new case of African swine fever in a wild boar near in the northeastern town of Devnya.