In October, the first mosquito-transmitted, locally acquired cases of Zika virus were reported in Europe. This has implications far beyond the three people affected and represents a new phase in the global Zika threat.
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative reported that there have been 41 cVDPV2 cases from seven outbreaks reported in 2019..
African Swine Fever (ASF) has been found in wild boar in Poland, heightening the risk of it moving across Europe.
On 10 October 2019, Sudan notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 47 suspected cases of Rift Valley Fever, including two deaths in Arb’aat Area, Towashan Village, in El Qaneb locality, Red Sea State.
Officials said the patients came from a remote part of Inner Mongolia in Northern China.
Through October 19, a total of 2,733,635 cases of dengue have been reported in the Americas, including 1,206 deaths.
Health officials in Paraíba have reported a 67 percent increase in dengue fever cases in 2019 (17,000 dengue cases, and 54 deaths).
A record-breaking 44,000 people have been infected with dengue in Pakistan in 2019.
Hantavirus has been confirmed by the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department - the first reported case of hantavirus in the area in over six years.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in a 44-year-old male non-national farmer from Al Ain city.