The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) has recorded a total of 99 deaths out of 1,030 leptospirosis cases in various government hospitals nationwide from January 1 to June 9.
In the past two and one-half weeks, 54 cases, with 11 deaths (case fatality rate 20.4 percent), have been reported from three counties.
China reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu at a farm in its northwest Qinghai province.
Despite the enormous government efforts, some practitioners of alternative forms of medicine made conflicting statements in social media, even casting doubt over the existence of Nipah virus. This confusion was compounded by a string of statements on social media declaring that fruit was a vehicle for the virus.
Of 10 persons sampled, four individuals were retrospectively confirmed to have been infected with Rift Valley fever virus.
Russian meat producer Cherkizovo said on Thursday, June 21, bird flu was detected at its poultry farm in Penza region.
The Rwanda Agriculture Board has confirmed at least 99 head of cattle have been killed by the Rift Valley Fever outbreak in the country’s four eastern districts.
In a profile of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) activity in Saudi Arabia since Jan 12, the country has reported 75 cases, including 10 from two small hospital clusters and 11 from two household clusters, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports.
The El Salvador Minister of Public Health, Violeta Menjívar, said that there is an epidemic outbreak of typhoid fever that has affected 26 municipalities in the country.
Researchers reviewed and mapped out recent Rift Valley fever outbreaks in African countries.