According to the Minister of Forestry and Agriculture, two neighborhoods of Istanbul’s Silivri district were quarantined and more than 3000 animals were vaccinated as a precaution.
The outbreak was found in a farm in central Japan’s Gifu city.
Reports indicate that 50 percent of people affected by Scrub Typhus die if they do not get immediate medical attention.
The African swine fever virus carries huge implications, especially for the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, which have large pig industries.
The Kerala outbreak had a mortality rate of 89 percent, with 17 fatalities out of the 19 infected patients. Fortunately, the outbreak was contained in a matter of weeks and a potentially dangerous pandemic was halted.
China on Thursday reported its tenth case of African swine fever in just over a month. Efforts to control its rapid spread by banning transport of live hogs from and through infected areas has left traders idle, farm pens bursting with pigs, and slaughterhouses short of stock.
At least 34 people diagnosed with the virus have died in the past five months and another 250 people have received medical treatment, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported.
At least 10 people have died, and 1,500 others have been infected since the typhoid outbreak hit Gweru in early August.
Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and officials from the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports, conducted a field visit for schistosomiasis outbreak investigation, reporting 828 suspected patients and 428 patients diagnosed with the disease, as of August 20.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has opened a three day emergency meeting to examine the most recent developments in China following the outbreak of African swine fever in the country, and propose a regional response to the threat that ASF could spread to other countries in Asia.