Zimbabwe has placed two districts under quarantine, and stopped the movement of all cattle in or out after foot-and-mouth disease was detected in the southern Rutenga region and the Midlands areas of Kwekwe and Redcliff.
Rift Valley fever cases have simultaneously been confirmed in two districts in the western region of Uganda, with further investigation of another case in third district going on.
After several dozen cases of African Swine Fever in Tulcea, Romania, among backyard holdings over the past three weeks, the Romanian Veterinary Authority confirmed on June 28 that the disease has also reached a commercial swine farm located in the same county.
The Malawian government says at least 108 pigs have died following an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Nkhata Bay local government area.
African swine fever is taking a heavy toll on Ukraine’s pork industry, as there are now no regions free of the disease in the country, state veterinary body Gosvetphitosluzba has claimed.
Anticipating and preparing now for urban and rural Nipah outbreaks in nations with no experience with Nipah will help avoid the potential for a preventable tragedy.
About 450,000 chickens have died of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu in Iran since March 20, an official with Iran’s Veterinary Organization said.
Rift Valley Fever cases have hit 80 in Wajir County since June 7.
The current Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed two people in Plateau and Edo with six new confirmed cases from Edo (four), Ondo (one) and Plateau (one).
One key lesson learnt from the investigation was that the confirmed cases were mainly primary cases; hence the needs to focus on measures of breaking the chain of transmission in the animal-man interphase during Lassa fever epidemic preparedness and response.