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.
The Malawian government has issued a ban on slaughter of all livestock and has suspended meat markets following an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in some areas of the capital city Lilongwe.
The current African swine fever outbreak in central and eastern Europe began in January 2014, when cases were first reported in Lithuania, swiftly followed by outbreaks in Poland in February, and in Latvia and Estonia in June and September that year. Cases were also confirmed in the east of the Czech Republic in June 2017, and in Romania and Hungary in 2018.
The latest case, the eighth since the African swine fever virus was first reported in the country a month ago, was found in the city of Wuxi.
Anthrax has been detected in 23 locations with 54 animals killed, mainly bovines.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) and experts from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working to identify a potential source of the bacteria and possible additional cases of Legionnaire’s disease.
African swine fever has infected 185 pigs on a farm in eastern China’s Anhui province, the country’s fifth case of the deadly disease in less than a month.
Since early August, the virus has spread to four provinces and has been detected in areas about 750 miles apart. The budding epidemic could endanger the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of hog farmers and jeopardize China’s enormous pork industry.