Rift Valley Fever cases have hit 80 in Wajir County since June 7.
The current Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed two people in Plateau and Edo with six new confirmed cases from Edo (four), Ondo (one) and Plateau (one).
One key lesson learnt from the investigation was that the confirmed cases were mainly primary cases; hence the needs to focus on measures of breaking the chain of transmission in the animal-man interphase during Lassa fever epidemic preparedness and response.
Romania has reported an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm for pigs in the southern county of Tulcea.
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.