UN FAO convenes emergency meeting of animal health experts in Asia in response to swine fever threat

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.

'It’s not if, it’s when': the deadly pig disease spreading around the world

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.

New Hampshire Legionnaires’ disease update: 12 confirmed cases, one death

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.