Sweden no longer rabies free
Researchers from Folkhälsomyndigheten (Sweden’s Public Health) and Uppsala University are reporting that rabid bats are present in the southern areas of the country, saying Sweden is no longer rabies free. They studied and analyzed saliva and blood samples from bats over six years and found that of the 450+ bats tested, 14 had rabies specific antibodies in their blood.
H7N9 avian influenza: China
The Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission reported five additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) on the Mainland