World’s largest pork producer in crisis: China’s African Swine Fever outbreak

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.

Molecular epidemiology and high mortality of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Oman: a re-emerging infection

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.