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.
Scientists are still not clear about exact transmission route of the Nipah virus because every outbreak has presented a different picture.
It is the first outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu in the country since 2017.
In Malaysia, Nipah was first detected in 1999.