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July 24, 2018 11:53 AM Bulgaria to build wild boar fence on Romanian border

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria is building a fence along its border with Romania to keep out wild boars that could carry the deadly infection African swine fewer to farm pigs and threaten the country’s pork industry, the agriculture minister said on Tuesday. While no case has yet been detected in Bulgaria, the spread of the disease in eastern Europe is causing 93

July 12, 2018 2:52 PM Indiana reports first hepatitis A outbreak death

Indiana’s department of health has confirmed the first death related to the multi-state outbreak of hepatitis A, Fox59 reports. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious disease of the liver. It is transmitted through fecal-oral routes or by consuming contaminated food or water. Most recently, hepatitis A has caused nearly 4,000 illnesses in 10 states, resulting 90

June 26, 2018 2:57 PM China reports highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu at chicken farm: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - China reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu at a farm in Qinghai province, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing a report from the Chinese agriculture ministry. The virus killed 1,050 broiler chickens out of a flock of 1,615 at a farm in the Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan autonomous 96

June 13, 2018 6:38 PM Bulgaria reports another outbreak of virulent bird flu

SOFIA (Reuters) - An outbreak of a virulent bird flu virus has spread to another farm in northeastern Bulgaria, the national food safety agency said on Wednesday. A three-kilometer protection zone was set around the farm in the village of Donchevo and the sale of eggs and the movement of domestic, wild and other birds was banned within it, the agency 101

June 7, 2018 10:56 AM Saudi Arabia bans fruit and vegetables from India's Kerala state

GENEVA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has bannned imports of frozen and processed fruit and vegetables from India’s Kerala state, citing the risk from an outbreak of Nipah virus, Saudi Arabia said in a filing published by World Trade Organization on Thursday. Nipah has killed at least 15 people in Kerala, but no cases of the virus have been found outside the state 97

June 4, 2018 2:51 PM Medical workers in Congo city finish vaccinating contacts of Ebola patients

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Medical workers in Democratic Republic of Congo have given all the immediate contacts of Ebola patients in the city of Mbandaka an experimental vaccine as they try to thwart a disease that has killed around 25 people, the health ministry said. Ebola spreads easily through bodily fluids and the medical strategy involves vaccinating 113

May 31, 2018 6:17 AM Nipah virus death toll rises to 15, two new cases found in India's Kerala

KOCHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus have been confirmed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official said on Thursday. The two new Nipah cases in Kerala take the total number of confirmed cases to 17, Kozhikode district medical officer V. Jayashree 109

May 29, 2018 10:10 AM Nepal reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu

PARIS (Reuters) - Nepal reported an outbreak of severe H5N1 bird flu among backyard ducks near the capital Kathmandu, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing the Nepalese Ministry of Livestock Development. It was the first outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu in the country since 2017, OIE said in a report posted on its website 103

May 23, 2018 6:00 PM 2 Ebola patients die after slipping out of quarantine in Congo, officials say

World Health Organization workers prepare a centre for vaccination in the port city of Mbandaka (Copyright Reuters 2018) MBANDAKA – Three patients infected with the Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in the Congolese city of Mbandaka, health officials said, as medics raced to stop the deadly disease from spreading in the busy river 132

May 22, 2018 11:51 PM Experimental Ebola Treatment May Be Deployed to Congo

Distribution of the therapeutic, developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will be coordinated with WHO An experimental treatment for Ebola currently in testing may be deployed to Democratic Republic of Congo to help combat a growing outbreak of the virus, a top U.S. government official said Tuesday. Congo’s minister of health 71