Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) continues to spread while Canadian officials conduct a relentless, but exasperating, search for how the deadly virus is breaching biosecurity defenses.
Pigs were diagnosed with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) at the Oklahoma Youth Expo in Oklahoma City, OK, on March 20. Several pigs have become ill and show veterinarians assume most pigs that were at the show or are there now have been exposed.
The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency has received laboratory confirmation of new cases of African swine fever in three wild boars in Alfatar, Dobrich region, and Tervel, Silistra region.
African swine fever outbreaks have been detected in 294 communes, 62 districts, 19 cities and provinces in the northern and central regions, including the capital city of Hanoi,
The Tripura government on Tuesday, March 19, sounded an alert after the death of five members of a family from Nipah virus in a Bangladesh village bordering West Bengal.
Farmers and other industry insiders told Reuters that China’s African swine fever epidemic is far more extensive than official reports suggest, making the disease harder to contain, potentially causing pork shortages and increasing the likelihood that it will spread beyond China’s borders.
The confirmed cases from the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has increased to 472 as 53 new cases were reported for week 10.
In October 2017, a blood sample from a resident of Kween District, Eastern Uganda, tested positive for Marburg virus. Within 24 hour of confirmation, a rapid outbreak response was initiated.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) advised Vietnam to declare a rapidly spreading outbreak of African Swine Fever as a national emergency. The virus was first detected in the country a month ago at three farms in two northern provinces and has spread to 17 provinces in northern Vietnam with 239 outbreaks confirmed.
Officials with the provincial agriculture department and Alberta Pork haven’t said where the fourth case of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) is located, nor how far it is from the three southern Alberta properties where outbreaks in hogs were also found so far this year.