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November 16, 2018 2:39 AM China confirms African swine fever in top pig region Sichuan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agricultural ministry confirmed on Friday the first outbreak of deadly African swine fever in the southwest province of Sichuan, the country’s top pig-producing region, raising the likelihood of a major impact to pork supplies in coming months. The outbreak was found on a farm of 40 pigs in Yibin city, in Sichuan’s southeast 122

November 13, 2018 8:34 AM Sobi buys rights to AstraZeneca infant drug for $1.5 billion upfront

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca (AZN.L) has taken another step to refocus on priority drugs by selling U.S. rights to a treatment for infant lung infections to Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (SOBIV.ST) for an upfront fee of $1.5 billion. Around 130 AstraZeneca staff will transfer to Sobi as the Swedish company, widely known as Sobi, takes over marketing of the treatment 133

November 9, 2018 1:58 AM U.S. concerned about Ebola outbreak in Congo conflict zone: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is worried about the outbreak of Ebola in conflict-hit eastern Congo where there are 312 confirmed and probable cases and 191 deaths, a USAID official said on Thursday. “We are absolutely concerned about the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” the senior USAID official, who is working with response 143

October 30, 2018 4:41 PM U.N. Demands Immediate End to Armed Attacks in Ebola-Impacted Areas of Congo

(UNITED NATIONS) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution calling for an immediate halt to attacks by armed groups in Congo that are jeopardizing the response to the Ebola outbreak. A resolution adopted Tuesday said the security situation in the areas affected by the Ebola outbreak “is severely hampering the response efforts and facilitating 94

October 29, 2018 3:10 PM Bulgaria detects bird flu at two duck farms

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria’s food safety agency reported an outbreak of the virulent bird flu virus on Monday on two duck farms in southern Bulgaria. All ducks in the farms in the village of Malevo and the village of Garvanovo will be culled to prevent the spread of the disease, which was confirmed by laboratory tests, the agency said in a statement 122

October 24, 2018 7:10 PM US approves new type of flu drug

U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades. Wednesday's approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this winter's flu season. Xofluza is a pill that can reduce severity and shorten duration of flu symptoms after one just dose. It was developed by the Roche Group and Shionogi & Co. It works 145

October 18, 2018 3:50 PM Bulgaria reports bird flu outbreak on two farms in south

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bird flu has broken out on a duck farm and a poultry farm in southern Bulgaria, the country’s food safety agency said on Thursday. All ducks and chickens at the farms in the village of Voivodovo will be culled, the agency said, without identifying the strain of the virus. It also banned the trade and movement of domestic, wild and other 119

October 15, 2018 2:39 PM WHO emergency committee to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) will convene an emergency committee on Wednesday to decide whether Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, the global health body said on Monday. The committee of independent experts may make recommendations to manage the outbreak 123

October 9, 2018 10:09 AM China says efforts to control African swine fever outbreak in pivotal phase

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agriculture ministry said on Tuesday that the country’s African swine fever outbreak remains complex and severe, and prevention and control efforts are in a pivotal period. China has reported 28 cases of the highly contagious disease in eight provinces so far, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement 116

October 9, 2018 4:47 AM China bans pig imports from Japan, Belgium over swine fever

BEIJING (Reuters) - China banned imports of pigs, wild boars and products from Belgium after an outbreak of African swine fever, as well as imports from Japan after a regular swine fever outbreak, the General Administration of Customs said on Tuesday. The move follows a similar ban on imports from Bulgaria on Monday, and comes as the northeastern province 111