African swine fever found in animal feed – China
Major Chinese animal feed maker Tangrenshen Group reported on Sunday that feed produced by one of its units had been contaminated with African swine fever, raising fears of its spread further across the country.
This is the first reported contamination of feed supplies in China and increases the concerns for pig farmers trying to avoid the disease. It also raises the economic pressure on feed manufacturers already struggling with low margins and slowing demand.
Ebola – DR Congo
As the official death toll reaches 200, authorities are describing the current ebola outbreak in the DR Congo as the worst in its history, since the disease was identified in 1976.