Such a number would mark a huge chunk of the nation’s pig herd, which Rabobank says stood at 360 million animals late last year, and comes as many in the industry say the spread of swine fever there is much worse than authorities have reported.
A pig carcass which washed up on the shore in Kinmen County has tested positive for African swine fever (ASF), the third such case reported in the county, announced Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Center for ASF on Wednesday, April 10.
South Africa has detected an outbreak of African swine fever on a farm in North West province.
After previously ravishing hundreds of people in Mohmand, Pakistan, a leishmaniasis outbreak has been reported in South Waziristan with hundreds of patients registered at the district headquarters hospital (DHQ) while others have sought treatment at the Bannu District Headquarters Hospital.
Since March 2, 72 people have gotten sick, eight of whom have been hospitalized (though there could be more, since the CDC only has that data on 47 people). Nearly half of those infections are in Kentucky. Tennessee and Georgia are sharing some of the burden and a few cases have popped up in Ohio and Virginia.
Ontario, Canada, has had two more outbreaks of Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), both in finishing barns.
Nigeria's heath authorities have reported 16 fresh cases of Lassa fever for the past week from five states in the West African country.
With northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region confirming its first case of African swine fever on Thursday, April 4, the highly contagious disease has spread to 29 provincial regions in China within months.
Spread of African swine fever to Tibet leaves only Hainan as last province of China not to report outbreak.
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of virulent Newcastle disease in a flock of pet chickens in Coconino, AZ. This is the first case of virulent Newcastle disease in Arizona.