African swine fever: Large outbreak – China
The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs reported today on a large African swine fever (ASF) outbreak on a Suihua City farm in Mingshui County in Heilongjiang Province. The farm, which has 73,000 pigs, reportedly had 4,686 confirmed cases in pigs and 3,766 confirmed dead.
Ebola – DR Congo – Update
The Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a grim new milestone in the Ebola outbreak that began August 1: The total number of probable patients is 608 as of Wednesday, with 368 deaths, the Ministry of Health said. An additional 29 people who doctors suspect may be sick with Ebola are under investigation. The ministry also reported that 207 people have recovered from the life-threatening illness.