Disease 2019

20 Congolese boys were tested for Ebola in Texas back in April as ISIS armed militias are killing health care workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Photo World Bank/Vincent Tremeau Health Workers treat a 15-year-old who is suspected of being infected by Ebola, Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo. (2019) 

The UN health agency yesterday identified a 5-year-old Congolese boy as the first confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda.
Despite numerous previous alerts in Uganda, this is the first instance in which the virus has been identified outside DRC during what has become the worst-ever outbreak in its history.
The five-year-old Congolese boy travelled across the Ugandan border on Sunday, through the Bwera Border post.


2019, has become the year when the pork farming industry begins to unravel as hundreds of millions of pigs dead or dying from an unstoppable swine flu outbreak in East Asia
2019, has become the year when the pork farming industry began to unravel as China, who produce half of the world's pork is set to drop by almost one-third because 200 million pigs have been culled or dead from being infected as African swine fever spreads through the country.
According to Rabobank, China’s pork production is seen at around 38 million tonnes in 2019 versus 54 million tonnes last year, Sherrard told Reuters, citing the company’s latest forecast.
That would be the lowest level in at least 20 years, according to the National Bureau of Statistics data, with repercussions across the global market for all animal proteins.


A mysterious deadly Infection is spanning the globe and shrouded in secrecy and is spreading like wildfire but word of it is not: Candida Auris
A mysterious deadly infection is loose around our planet and is shrouded in a cloak of secrecy and the drug-resistant germ called Candida auris is on the rise and has become a very serious health threat around the globe, leading the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to add it to a list of germs deemed “urgent threats.”
No need’ to tell the public 
In late 2015, Dr Johanna Rhodes, an infectious disease expert at Imperial College London, got a panicked call from the Royal Brompton Hospital, a British medical centre outside London.

A new disturbing Ebola-related virus has been found in bats in China known as the filovirus or Mengla virus and can be deadly to humans
Researchers have discovered a new Ebola-related virus in bats in China, a study says.
The potentially dangerous filovirus, known as Mengla virus, comes from the Rousettus bat in Yunnan Province, China, and can lead to fatal fever diseases in humans, according to findings published Monday in Nature Microbiology.
"Studying the genetic diversity and geographic distribution of bat-borne filoviruses is very important for risk assessment and outbreak prevention as this type of infectious disease can affect the general public without warning with devastating consequences," Wang Lin-Fa, Director of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Signature Research Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, said in a news release.

Ebola Europe shock! Swede is suspected of Ebola contamination and is being treated at the Uppsala University Hospital Sweden
A person in Sweden is being treated for suspected Ebola contamination at Uppsala University Hospital, the regional authority said on Friday.
The patient, who is currently in isolation, was first admitted at a hospital in Enkoping -- about 50 miles (80km) from Stockholm -- before being transferred to Uppsala.
It is not clear if the individual travelled to an area where Ebola is being transmitted prior to developing symptoms.
Ebola -- which causes fever, severe headaches and in some cases haemorrhaging -- kills about half of those infected.
Authorities said the emergency room at Enkoping has since closed and staff who were in contact with the patient are being looked after.

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