Diseases

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO…

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO…

Published 17/10/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to it is stepped up, an [more…]

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: health ministry

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: health ministry

Published 06/10/2018

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Congolese health ministry on Saturday reported a further five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of [more…]

China to lift restrictions where second African swine fever…

China to lift restrictions where second African swine fever…

Published 30/09/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is set to lift restrictions on an area in central Henan province, where the country’s second African swine fever outbreak occurred [more…]

China removes restrictions where first African swine fever outbreak…

China removes restrictions where first African swine fever outbreak…

Published 29/09/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has removed restrictions on an area in Shenyang, Liaoning province, where the nation’s first African swine fever outbreak was found last [more…]

China reports H5N6 bird flu case on poultry farm in Guizhou province

China reports H5N6 bird flu case on poultry farm in Guizhou province

Published 29/09/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has reported a case of H5N6 avian bird flu on a poultry farm in southwestern Guizhou province, the nation’s agriculture ministry [more…]

China says new African swine fever outbreak reported in Inner Mongolia

China says new African swine fever outbreak reported in Inner Mongolia

Published 24/09/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Monday it has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of northern [more…]

Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

Published 10/09/2018

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was cured of Ebola after three weeks of cutting-edge care at a medical [more…]

Japan finds first swine fever case in 26 years, but not African fever

Japan finds first swine fever case in 26 years, but not African fever

Published 09/09/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s agriculture ministry said on Sunday it had confirmed the country’s first outbreak of swine fever in 26 years and suspended exports [more…]

South Korean man infected by MERS virus, first case in 3 years

South Korean man infected by MERS virus, first case in 3 years

Published 08/09/2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean man, 61, was diagnosed with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and is being treated at a [more…]

U.N. holds emergency meeting in Asia as China battles African swine…

U.N. holds emergency meeting in Asia as China battles African swine…

Published 05/09/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United Nations is holding an emergency meeting this week with animal health experts in Asia to discuss the threat of African [more…]