Thailand ended 2019 with 11,484 chikungunya cases, more than triple the 3,580 cases reported in 2018.
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.
Since the beginning of 2019, approximately 310,000 suspected cases of measles have been reported across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with 6.000 fatalities, figures that are underreported, according to Médecins Sans Frontières.
The three patients were treated at separate hospitals in New York City. Samples from the three patients were resistant to all three classes of commonly prescribed antifungal drugs.
The avian influenza virus that was diagnosed on New Years eve at a poultry farm in Poland appears to be spreading with seven outbreaks of highly pathogenic bird flu now confirmed.
The ban will remain in effect while official checks are carried out for African swine fever at pig holdings, on vehicles used to transport them and at the final destinations of the animals, the agency said.
Authorities in German states bordering Poland have built fences in an attempt to stop wild boars wandering into Germany and spreading the disease.
Approximately 24,500 pigs will be culled at an industrial farm in the village of Nikola Kozlevo in response to an outbreak of African Swine Fever, the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency said.
Earlier this month, health officials in Qatar reported three laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in conjunction with US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently investigating the loss of a cull sow with heavy growth of Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus (S. zooepidemicus or Strep zoo) that died at an approved livestock market.