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.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Sudan reported that since September, Sudan has recorded 193 Rift Valley Fever cases, including four deaths.
For the first time (2019), Brazil has topped two million dengue cases, while Mexico dengue cases have doubled this year when compared to 2018.
Nigerian health officials reported five additional Lassa fever cases for the week ending October 13.
There have been 23 cases this year (well above the typical case count), 12 of which involved recent travel to Pakistan. Three of the Pakistan-related cases involved the drug-resistant XDR strain.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department stated that chronic wasting disease (CWD) was confirmed in a mule deer buck that was shot by a hunter west of Bondurant in the Wyoming Range.
Nine people from four states have died this year in the US from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus, a mosquito-borne illness that has a death rate of 30 to 50 percent. Most of the deaths occurring in recent weeks.