Australia on Monday launched a major education campaign to encourage its residents, particularly those traveling overseas, to get vaccinated against measles as a sudden spike in cases amid a global resurgence causes alarm.
Health experts have warned that about 2.6 million children in the Philippines were at risk due to a measles outbreak in the country as more people have died from the disease this year than in all of 2018, the media reported on Friday.
Hundreds have fallen ill in a Salmonella outbreak in the US tied to raw turkey, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting more than 60 new cases in 24 states since its last report in December.
More than 200 people from across the US have fallen ill, 84 of them hospitalized, from an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products that prompted a second voluntary recall, the US government said.
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.