The deadly African swine fever has infected more than 400 pigs on three farms in the city of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province, the fourth outbreak of the deadly disease in the country that holds the world’s largest pig herd, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Thursday.
Deaths caused by diphtheria, a serious bacterial infection, are ‘likely to rise’ in Yemen if a blockade imposed by a Saudi-led military coalition is not lifted, a major international charity has warned.
Around 1 million unvaccinated Venezuelan children are susceptible to measles, a highly contagious disease that has re-emerged in the crisis-stricken South American nation, a group of doctors estimated.
The Red Cross says the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has now surpassed 300,000 amid fears of runaway outbreak of the disease and the threat of famine looming over the war-stricken country.
In just a matter of a couple days, the number of cholera cases and deaths in Yemen have increased quite dramatically. The World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Yemen reported over 29,300 suspected cholera cases and 315 associated deaths in 19 of Yemen’s 22 governorates in three weeks. This puts the case fatality rate at above one percent.
Myanmar is largely unprepared for an outbreak of Zika, experts say, with the Health Ministry slashing anti-virus measures due to lack of funds, overworked doctors skipping check-ups and pregnant women saying they are in the dark about the dangers.