Fifty people remain ill after consuming chicken meat that was infected with Campylobacter. The outbreak was detected in-part due to an ongoing project run by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Statens Serum Institut to collect Campylobacter isolates and conduct whole genome sequencing.
Bolivia is investigating an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever, which lab testing indicates is Chapare virus.
So far in 2019, outbreaks of H5N1 and H5N6 bird flu have been reported in 13 communes in 11 Vietnamese localities.
A large increase in the number of dengue fever cases has been reported in Bangladesh, making July a significant month for Bangladesh’s efforts to combat the outbreak.
Health officials in Grayson County, Kentucky are reporting a recent increase in cases of the tickborne disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). The county has received 26 cases of RMSF since July 7, 2019.
The number of dengue fever cases is beginning to peak in Bangladesh, coinciding with the monsoon period. The number of cases is expected to rise as the rainy season continues until September.
The Statens Serum Institut (SSI) of Denmark is currently investigating an outbreak caused by a rare strain of Salmonella that was reported from May 31 to June 25, 2019. While SSI conducts interviews of patients and waits for the whole genome sequencing result, the agency cannot confirm that the outbreak is no longer ongoing.
Japanese Encephalitis has been detected at a pig farm in Tambunan, Malaysia. The Malaysia Department of Veterinary Services has started inspections at all seven pig farms in the vicinity.
Multiple regions in the Philippines have reached the epidemic threshold for dengue fever. The Department of Health has declared a National Dengue Alert.
A mass vaccination of cattle is underway after an anthrax outbreak left one person dead in Kisumu, Kenya. County health officials are educating the public on the dangers of eating contaminated meat.