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August 24, 2018 3:41 AM China's Zhejiang province to cull 1,332 hogs after African Swine Fever outbreak

BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities in China’s Zhejiang province said it will cull 1,332 hogs after an African swine fever outbreak was reported in the city of Yueqing, the city government said in a post on its official Weibo account on Thursday. Authorities have sealed off an area within 3 km (1.8 miles) from the pig farming community where the deadly disease 93

August 23, 2018 3:11 PM China’s Swine-Fever Outbreak Spreads

Concerns of pork shortage emerge, amid 70% tariffs on U.S. imports, as new cases are found more than 1,000 miles from the first China’s African swine-fever outbreak has spread more than 1,000 miles from the country’s first established cases, with confirmation of a fourth outbreak of the highly contagious virus raising concerns of a pork shortage next year. An outbreak 46

August 23, 2018 3:09 PM Middle-East resident diagnosed with MERS in Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - A person in northern England has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and is being treated at hospital in Liverpool, Public Health England said on Thursday. The patient is a resident of the Middle East, where they were believed to have contracted the infection before traveling to Britain 100

August 23, 2018 3:53 AM China reports fourth African swine fever outbreak: ministry

BEIJING (Reuters) - 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. Zhejiang is the fourth region to report an infection 95

August 22, 2018 5:32 AM China's Lianyungang city culls 14,500 hogs after African swine fever outbreak

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Lianyungang city said local authorities have culled 14,577 hogs due to African swine fever as of Aug. 20, after the nation’s third outbreak of the disease was confirmed there last weekend. The local government has sterilized all roads and farms in the infected area, Lianyungang city said in a statement posted on its official 88

August 19, 2018 6:26 AM Third African swine fever outbreak hits China's hog herd

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Ministry of Agriculture said on Sunday 88 hogs had died from African swine fever in the eastern city of Lianyungang, the third outbreak this month, as the highly-contagious disease threatened to spread through the world’s biggest pig herd. A total of 615 hogs have been infected since Aug. 15 with the swine fever in Lianyungang 77

August 16, 2018 2:31 AM China: Trade talks with the US are back on

China says trade talks with the United States are back on. The Chinese Commerce Ministry announced Thursday that a delegation will travel to the United States later this month for talks. The visit is at the invitation of the United States, the ministry said in a short statement. Previous rounds of talks between the two sides failed to make much progress 56

August 14, 2018 4:55 PM Ebola Outbreak Spreads to Conflict Zone in Democratic Republic of Congo

Health ministry says deadly virus has jumped to province in the east, near Uganda and Rwanda, raising the threat of a wider outbreak KAMPALA, Uganda—A deadly outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread outside the province of North Kivu, the country’s health ministry said Tuesday, entering for the first time an active conflict zone and raising 37

August 8, 2018 2:05 PM Health workers in Congo being vaccinated against Ebola: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Vaccination of health workers against the deadly Ebola virus has begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo to try to halt an outbreak in the volatile east of the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. So far 43 people are believed to have been infected in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, including 36 who have died, Congo’s 78

August 6, 2018 10:41 AM Malaysia reports H5N1 bird flu outbreak on farm: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Malaysia has reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus on a farm in the eastern region of Sabah, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from Malaysia’s veterinary authorities. The virus killed 3,000 out of 28,000 egg-laying chickens on the farm in Kampung Kauluan and all of the remaining 75