The way the Nipah virus hit Kerala without warning, and the intensive efforts made by the state health authorities to contain its spread, has lessons for other states.
The Plateau State Government has confirmed that the state has recorded two positive cases of monkeypox in Shendam Local Government Area.
The infection, an emerging threat, has killed virtually all of its victims so far in India.
The cases are being reported from remote rural areas where occupational activities such as farming and hunting are increasing animal-human interaction.
The way Kerala has handled the Nipah virus outbreak holds crucial lessons for the rest of India.
Tolbert Nyenswah, director general of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia, says Liberia has reported 73 suspected cases of Lassa fever, with 13 confirmed.
Suspecting a second wave of the infection, the authorities have scaled up the number of people, who are under observation for Nipah Virus to 1407.
Nipah was first reported in Bangladesh’s Meherpur district as a cause of an outbreak of encephalitis in 2001. Since then, Nipah outbreaks have been reported almost every year in some districts of the neighbouring country.
African Swine Fever, a severe hemorrhagic disease of pigs, has been reported in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province.
Some 21,406 birds and 36,000 hatchlings were culled.