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January 14, 2019 5:04 PM France to cull wild boar at Belgium border in swine fever alert

PARIS (Reuters) - France will cull all wild boar in a zone along the Belgian border to try and avoid an outbreak of a deadly swine disease after new cases were discovered nearby in Belgium, the French agriculture ministry said on Monday. France has been on alert for African swine fever since the virus was confirmed in September among wild boar in Belgium 136

January 13, 2019 2:47 AM Dr. Marc Siegel: Measles kills 90,000 a year worldwide – Vaccine has saved 20 million lives

Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Siegel discusses the recent Measles outbreak and why the vaccine isn’t dangerous. The measles vaccine – as part of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine series – is a life saver. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control reveal that the measles vaccine has saved the lives of more than 20 million people 138

January 13, 2019 1:07 AM U.S. medic declared Ebola-free, leaves Nebraska quarantine

(Reuters) - A U.S. healthcare worker who was being monitored for the Ebola virus after treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo was released from a Nebraska hospital on Saturday after doctors said they had seen no signs of the deadly disease. The individual, whose name was not released for privacy reasons, did not develop Ebola symptoms 125

January 12, 2019 12:54 PM African swine fever hits farms in China's Jiangsu province: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A new outbreak of African swine fever has hit two farms in Jiangsu province in eastern China, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, as the highly contagious disease continues to spread through the world’s largest hog herd. The outbreak in Siyang county hit two farms with a total of 68,969 pigs, the Xinhua report said, citing 127

January 12, 2019 2:31 AM Argentina isolates 85 people to quell hantavirus outbreak

A man wearing a mask waits for clients at his shop, with a sign posted that reads in Spanish "We are all family in Epuyen, be supportive, use a mask" in Epuyen, Argentina, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Gustavo Zaninelli) An Argentine judge has ordered 85 residents of a remote Patagonian town to stay in their homes for at least 30 days to help halt an outbreak 95

January 11, 2019 4:05 AM Beware of Měnglà: New virus similar to Ebola found in bats in China

The Měnglà virus was found in fruit bats in China, and potentially could infect humans and other animals, scientists have said. (iStock, File) A new virus similar to Ebola has been discovered in China, according to reports. The Měnglà virus was found in fruit bats, and potentially could infect humans and other animals, according to a study published 148

January 9, 2019 2:06 PM Namibia suspends meat imports from South Africa over foot and mouth disease

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia has suspended meat imports from South Africa due to the outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease, state broadcaster, NBC, said on Wednesday. The disease, which causes lesions and lameness in cattle and sheep, was detected in a northern district of Limpopo province, South Africa’s agriculture department announced 126

January 8, 2019 10:53 AM South Africa detects foot and mouth disease in Limpopo province

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The highly contagious foot and mouth disease, which poses a threat to the livestock industry, has been detected in a northern district of South Africa’s Limpopo province, the country said on Tuesday. Positive laboratory results for the viral disease, which causes lesions and lameness in cattle and sheep, were taken in the Vhembe 96

January 3, 2019 5:22 AM China strengthens slaughter regulations to combat African swine fever

(This version of the January 2nd story corrects 10th paragraph to show more than 200,000 pigs culled on infected farms, not in total) BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agriculture ministry said on Wednesday that slaughterhouses will need to run African swine fever virus tests for pig products before selling them to the market, in a move to control spread of the highly 100

December 29, 2018 9:14 PM International traveler with measles arrived at New Jersey airport, state health officials say; warn of possible exposure

An individual who flew to a New Jersey airport on Christmas Eve has a confirmed case of the measles, health officials said Friday, while warning that others could’ve potentially been exposed. (iStock) An individual who flew to a New Jersey airport on Christmas Eve has a confirmed case of the measles, health officials said Friday, warning that others 119