Disease

Toxoplasmosis – Brazil

The number of confirmed cases of toxoplasmosis in Santa Maria, in the Central Region of Rio Grande do Sul, rose to 569, according to a report released Monday (June / 2018) by the municipal and state health departments. According to the document, of the confirmed cases, 50 are pregnant women.

Cholera – Nigeria

At least 10 people have died of cholera in a new outbreak that has affected 60 more people in the Niger State of central Nigeria. In a short statement, the Niger State government health department said the outbreak is confined to the Bida local government area.

Foot and Mouth Disease – Botswana

Botswana notified its trading partners on Tuesday of a suspected outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle in its Ngamiland district and said it had banned meat exports from the area, adding there was no impact on exports to the European Union.

African Swine Fever – Latvia

A second outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) among domestic pigs this year has been registered Strautini farm in Kursisi county, Saldus region in western Latvia, the Latvian Food and Veterinary Service said. A quarantine zone has been established, and biosafety measures in nearby farms will be scrutinized.

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