Mad Cow Disease – Poland
The Poland Ministry of Agriculture notified the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of a case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or “Mad cow disease” among cattle on a Mirsk, Dolnoslaskie farm in southwestern Poland. The atypical strain of the disease was uncovered on January 24 during a routine screening.
Chikungunya – Thailand
In a follow-up on the chikungunya outbreak in southern Thailand, health officials recorded an additional 424 cases during the past week, bringing the total to 1,499 from 17 provinces since the beginning of the year.