Sixty-four cases of virulent Newcastle disease have been confirmed in Southern California, prompting state officials to declare poultry quarantines in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
The Edo State Commissioner for Health has reported new cases of Lassa fever in Esan North-East, Esan Central, Etsako East and other local government areas.
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston say the number of typhus cases in Galveston County already has equaled the total for all of 2017.
Much has been learned about the links between the degree of preparedness and the effectiveness of response to a breakout of infectious diseases. Being prepared involves vital elements ranging from laboratory surveillance to communication about the risks.
Five people in Taiwan were recently diagnosed with Japanese encephalitis, bringing the number of cases in the country so far this year to 31.
Belgian food safety authorities have announced a 3rd commercial poultry farm in the country has been infected with Newcastle Disease, marking the 17th case in the country since April.
Azizia Bird Market in Riyadh has been closed after a duck was found to be carrying H5N8 avian flu during ongoing inspections of poultry markets in Saudi Arabia.
The Namibian Health Ministry on Wednesday, July 18, confirmed 70 cases of swine flu.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed five additional cases of virulent Newcastle disease in backyard exhibition chickens in California - two in Los Angeles County, one in Riverside County, and two in San Bernardino County.
A leading regional livestock farmers association says efforts to control the foot and mouth disease outbreak in Northern Botswana is being complicated by the presence of nearly 22,000 free-ranging stray cattle.