Disease

Typhoid – Pakistan

The CDC issued a travel notice July 4, alerting individuals of an active outbreak of a drug-resistant typhoid fever in Pakistan. The U.K. reported three typhoid cases and the U.S. reported two cases linked to travelers returning from Pakistan in 2018.

Public health authorities in Pakistan are in the process of identifying typhoid fever cases, launching vaccination campaigns and introducing educational messaging about proper handwashing techniques and safe food and water practices.

African Swine Fever – Malawi

The Malawian government says at least 108 pigs have died following an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Nkhata Bay local government area. District Agriculture Development officials say that the department has since banned the slaughter of pigs and sale of pork and products until the outbreak has been brought under control.

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