Malaria – Colombia
Health officials are reporting a malaria outbreak in Cauca Department in southwestern Colombia. The outbreak has affected 322 people in the rural areas of Guapi and Timbiquí.
African Swine Fever – Vietnam
In a follow-up on the African swine fever outbreak in Vietnam, Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture (MARD) announced this week an escalation and spread of the pig virus in the country. As of February 28, African swine fever (ASF) occurred in 96 households, 33 villages, 20 communes, 13 districts of 6 provinces and cities. ASF has also appeared in all wild pigs. The total number of infected and culled pigs was nearly 2,350 (with a total weight of over 172.5 tons).