Seventeen children have died in Bihar from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis. Several children have also been admitted to hospitals with high fevers.
The Czech Republic has been the only country to eradicate African swine fever (ASF) during the re-emeging outbreaks around the world in recent years. They eradicated the highly infectious virus through strict control measures, strict biosecurity, and a coordinated approach to both.
Sinnce March this year, 12 people have been diagnosed with Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever including two deaths.
Southeast Asia is battling to contain the spread of African swine fever, which has so far led to the culling of millions of pigs in China and Vietnam.
Taiwan Health officials reported two cases of Japanese encephalitis in the Eastern District of Chiayi City and the Zuoying District of Kaohsiung City.
China’s Agriculture Ministry has confirmed an outbreak of O-type foot-and-mouth disease in cattle in Ruoqiang County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The impacted farm is located in Bielsk Podlaskie near the border with Belarus.
The case appears to be locally acquired, raising concerns that there could be more infected mosquitoes in the central Queensland town.
The Kerala Health Minister confirmed one case of Nipah virus infection in a 23-year-old from Ernakulam.
Experts have said it may take years to contain African swine fever due to the differing biosecurity standards on commercial pig farms and backyard smallholdings across Asia.