Monkey fever: Maharashtra reports 2 deaths, 26 infected in Sindhudurg

Monkey Fever has killed two people in Maharashtra, India, in the first two months of 2019 – a major cause for concern for the state health machinery. The viral infection, a tick-borne haemorrhagic fever, also known as Kyasanur Forest Disease (KDF), is said to have spread from Karnataka where it has claimed over 14 lives since January 1.

Infections among Contacts of Patients with Nipah Virus, India

Researchers conducted a serosurvey of 155 healthcare workers and 124 household and community members who had close contact with 18 patients who had laboratory-confirmed Nipah virus infections in Kerala, India. They detected three subclinical infections; two persons had IgM and IgG and 1 only IgM against Nipah virus.

Pakistan: Thousands of chickens dead of Ranikhet disease in Hassanabdal’s poultry farms

Thousands of chickens have died of the contagious Ranikhet (Newcastle) virus at poultry farms in Hassanabdal’s Jallo locality. Several poultry farms in different parts of Hassanabdal, Jallo in particular, have been affected by the disease in the last few weeks.