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.
A second outbreak of African swine fever among domestic pigs this year has been registered in a farm in western Latvia.
Since the beginning of January, a total of 112 suspected Lassa fever cases have been reported across Liberia. Eighteen have been confirmed positive by RT-PCR (Nimba-7, Montserrado-3, Bong-4 Margibi-2, and Grand Bassa-2.
Leptospirosis cases totaled 41 from January to June 11 this year, 17 percent higher than the 35 cases on the same period last year.
An outbreak of a virulent bird flu virus has spread to another farm in northeastern Bulgaria, the National Food Safety Agency reported June 13.
The Ministry of Public Health has recorded 75 positive cases of Congo fever across Afghanistan since March, showing a surge in the cases compared to the same period last year.
Five people in Kenya have died of the Rift Valley Fever disease in the past week, a health official said on Monday, in the first reports of the disease since an outbreak killed more than 200 people a decade ago.