As the African swine fever (ASG) progressed, it started to affect larger producers. All of the producers in cases before October had less than 1,000 pigs in their inventory; however, seven cases in October involved producers with more than 1,000 pigs. The total hog inventory involved in ASF cases has reached at least 60,592, with cases in October accounting for 89 percent.
The latest state to see chronic wasting disease (CWD) is Tennessee. And it’s not just ten that they have seen. Wildlife officials have found at least 13 cases of CWD in deer in Fayette and Hardeman counties.
The zoo was closed on Tuesday, December 25, "until further orders" after strains of avian influenza virus were found in six dead peacocks, officials said.
A South Korean couple has been put in quarantine after showing signs of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), officials said December 23.
China’s agriculture ministry on Monday, December, 24, reported a new outbreak of African swine fever in the southeastern province of Fujian, which has killed 11 pigs on a farm of 5,776 pigs.
Peste des Petits Ruminants) has killed 3,337 goats in Burundi.
Three people have been hospitalised at various hospitals following a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in Plateau State, Nigeria.
The high mortality suggests that there is substantial under-diagnosis of milder cases. Preventive measures have been introduced to reduce risks of transmission to animal handlers and butchers and to maintain safety in healthcare settings.
The presence of chronic wasting disease in deer has been detected for the first time in North Central Nebraska in Keya Paha County as well as in Valley County in the central part of the state.
Public Health England (PHE) is investigating an increase in reported cases of a rare condition called acute flaccid paralysis (AFP). So far in 2018, 28 cases have been reported in England, the majority of which have been since September.