World Health Organization has proclaimed Ghana's first outbreak of the Ebola-like Marburg virus illness after laboratories confirmed infections in two individuals. Fruit bats transmit the illness, a highly contagious hemorrhagic fever, to humans, and humans contract it by coming into touch with infected individuals' body fluids or surfaces. More than 90 contacts have been discovered and are being tracked, including health personnel and… read-more
Courtesy: DNA INDIA
Sixteen more pigs have been reported dead due to the African Swine Flu in Mizoram. This pushes the state toll up to 770. More than a hundred pigs have been culled as a measure to control the African Swine Flu outbreak. With the emergence of the African Swine Flu cases in the state, Mizoram has banned the import of pork products and pigs.
Courtesy: Press Trust Of India
Owing to the COVID-19 Delta variant, China is facing its biggest outbreak of coronavirus. Between October 17 and November 14, the country recorded 1,308 domestically transmitted cases in the mainland, reported Reuters. The outbreak has affected so far 21 provinces, regions, and municipalities. To contain the spread of the variant, China closed entertainment and cultural venues. It also imposed restrictions on tourism and public transport in… read-more
The prefectural government in Japan's Akita prefecture on November 10 ordered to cull 1,43,000 birds of a chicken farm after finding cases of Avina flu in them. A day ago, 12 samples out of 13 chickens were found positive for the flu. It is being regarded as the season's first outbreak of avian influenza in the country. PM Fumio Kishida also took the situation into his consideration.
Amid the rising case of COVID-19 cases, China has started to re-impose the fresh lockdown in the country to avert another outbreak. ''There have been multiple scattered local outbreaks in China,'' said Mi Feng, the National Health Commission's (NHC) spokesman. Reportedly, 11 provinces in China reported more than 100 cases over the last week. It's raised concern in China as the 2022 Winter Olympics is scheduled in February.
Being the first serious spread in the last two years, an outbreak of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) has been reported in Japan. According to the Japanese government, new Bird Flu cases have now been reported in a chicken farm at Southwest Fukuoka in addition to the cases reported in Kagawa. Government spokesman Katsunobu Kato on November 25 said, "Epidemiology experts plan to conduct an investigation regarding the route of infections,"
Courtesy: The Times of India