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Health ministry warns of yellow fever after Nigeria outbreak

Health director-general says the ministry is taking several precautions including vetting travellers from at-risk nations.

Deployment of second Ebola vaccine won’t be quick fix, experts warn

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine had not been proven effective and could confuse people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Laos confirms first cases of African swine fever

The disease has spread rapidly across China since last August and also spread this year in Vietnam.

Measles: Nearly wiped-out, on the rise again

In wealthier parts of the world the anti-vaccine movement has seen measles outbreak spike.

Philippines hit by deadly measles outbreak

The death toll is expected to grow as more cases are confirmed of the disease, with children as the most affected.

Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey leaves over 200 sick across...

The latest food-safety advisory from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta came as millions of Americans planned their Christmas holiday menus.

DAP rep slams Sarawak govt over 15 rabies deaths

Irene Mary Chang Oi Ling says the state government has ‘lost control’ in the fight against the rabies outbreak.

Romaine remains on US menus despite nationwide E.coli warning

Industry officials say evidence pointed to the central coast of California as the probable source of the E.coli outbreak in Romaine lettuce.

DR Congo Ebola response effort suspended in Beni after clashes

The UN has said the unrest is hampering efforts to contain the disease in a region that has been troubled for decades by inter-ethnic bloodshed and militia violence.

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Anhui province

China has reported more than 50 cases of the highly contagious disease.

Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo’s history

With over 300 cases, the epidemic also ranks as third worst in the history of the continent.

DR Congo identifies ‘second wave’ of Ebola in east

The latest outbreak is the 10th in DR Congo since Ebola was first detected there in 1976.

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo

The current epidemic in Congo's North Kivu and Ituri provinces has seen 140 confirmed cases since July, 108 of whom have died.

Indonesia’s quake-hit Lombok battles with malaria, 137 infected

The number of malaria cases is twice as high as in the same period last year, prompting the West Lombok government to declare a health emergency.

DR Congo says latest Ebola outbreak under control

The latest outbreak of the virus is 10th to strike DR Congo since 1976.

China bans pig travel from African swine fever regions as 6th...

China has discovered six cases of the disease in five provinces: in northeastern Liaoning, central Henan, and the eastern provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.

DR Congo rolls out prototype Ebola drugs as death toll rises...

A total of 105 cases have been reported since the flare-up of Ebola began on August 1 in Mangina in North Kivu province.

China reports 4th African swine fever outbreak

Zhejiang is the fourth region to discover the infection and the furthest from the original outbreak in Shenyang, the capital of northeastern Liaoning province.

Sarawak declares 3 more rabies-infected areas

The areas are Sungai Tenggang and Pantu in Sri Aman, and Simpang Kawasan Layar in Betong.

Ebola cases in DR Congo rise to 78, 44 dead

The latest outbreak of the viral disease has prompted a visit by the head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Congo deploys experimental Ebola treatment as cases rise

The outbreak spread from North Kivu province to neighbouring Ituri province after an infected person returned home, complicating containment in a region beset by militia violence.

Four new Congo Ebola cases as medics prepare experimental treatment

In all, the haemorrhagic fever is believed to have killed 38 people, although several of these cases have not been confirmed.

Congo declares new Ebola outbreak in eastern province

Four people have tested positive for Ebola just days after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest was declared over.

Hungarian pig farmers brace for hard times after swine fever outbreak

Pigs across Hungary have been heavily affected by African swine fever.