Analyst says reporting of outbreaks shows major gains from similar crisis more than a decade ago.
So far this year, 1,227 leptospirosis cases have been reported. This is an increase of 358 percent compared to the same period in 2017.
Four outbreaks of African swine fever have been cropped up in various parts of China this month, and government investigators are seeking the sources of the virus and to discover whether a connection can be established between the outbreaks.
A man has been diagnosed with the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in England - the first such diagnosis in this country since 2013.
Tthe number of African swine fever outbreaks confirmed in Romania has reached 725. The overall number of pigs slaughtered in commercial holdings and households has reached 117,704.
The Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care reports a total of 1,460 suspected typhoid cases in Gweru City, including eight deaths.
According to a computer translated G1 Globo.com report, there are two acute outbreaks of Chagas disease in the municipality of Acará with 18 cases of disease, and one death.
Last week, the US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed thirteen additional cases of virulent Newcastle disease in backyard exhibition chickens in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties, California.
Over 41 000 children and adults in the World Health Organization European Region have been infected with measles in the first six months of 2018, exceeding the total number for this period for 12 month totals reported for every other year this decade.
China's Ministry of Agriculture said, on August 19, 88 hogs had died from African swine fever in the city of Lianyungang, in eastern China's Jiangsu province, as the highly contagious disease continues to spread through the world's biggest pig herd.