The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Sudan reported that since September, Sudan has recorded 193 Rift Valley Fever cases, including four deaths.
For the first time (2019), Brazil has topped two million dengue cases, while Mexico dengue cases have doubled this year when compared to 2018.
Nigerian health officials reported five additional Lassa fever cases for the week ending October 13.
There have been 23 cases this year (well above the typical case count), 12 of which involved recent travel to Pakistan. Three of the Pakistan-related cases involved the drug-resistant XDR strain.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department stated that chronic wasting disease (CWD) was confirmed in a mule deer buck that was shot by a hunter west of Bondurant in the Wyoming Range.
Nine people from four states have died this year in the US from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus, a mosquito-borne illness that has a death rate of 30 to 50 percent. Most of the deaths occurring in recent weeks.
An African swine fever case at a pig farm on Seokmo Island fuels speculation that wildlife could be responsible for the spread of the virus in South Korea. Only one bridge connects the island with other regions, and the farm had only two pigs with no visits from outside cars.
Hungary's national food safety authority found five cases of African swine fever in wild boar carcasses near Budapest.
A hundred outbreaks killed a total of 405 backyard pigs from smallholders’ farms in the Dili municipal region.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that eight people have died from cholera in Sudan, and a total of 184 cases have been reported in the northeast African country over the past month.