In wealthier parts of the world the anti-vaccine movement has seen measles outbreak spike.
The death toll is expected to grow as more cases are confirmed of the disease, with children as the most affected.
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.
Irene Mary Chang Oi Ling says the state government has ‘lost control’ in the fight against the rabies outbreak.
Industry officials say evidence pointed to the central coast of California as the probable source of the E.coli outbreak in Romaine lettuce.
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 has reported more than 50 cases of the highly contagious disease.
With over 300 cases, the epidemic also ranks as third worst in the history of the continent.
The latest outbreak is the 10th in DR Congo since Ebola was first detected there in 1976.
The current epidemic in Congo's North Kivu and Ituri provinces has seen 140 confirmed cases since July, 108 of whom have died.
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.
The latest outbreak of the virus is 10th to strike DR Congo since 1976.
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.
A total of 105 cases have been reported since the flare-up of Ebola began on August 1 in Mangina in North Kivu province.
Zhejiang is the fourth region to discover the infection and the furthest from the original outbreak in Shenyang, the capital of northeastern Liaoning province.
The areas are Sungai Tenggang and Pantu in Sri Aman, and Simpang Kawasan Layar in Betong.
The latest outbreak of the viral disease has prompted a visit by the head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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.
In all, the haemorrhagic fever is believed to have killed 38 people, although several of these cases have not been confirmed.
Four people have tested positive for Ebola just days after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest was declared over.
Pigs across Hungary have been heavily affected by African swine fever.
The Ebola outbreak has thus far killed 27 people.
An Ebola case has been recorded in the city of Mbandaka.
The virus is thriving because of a lack of immunity among the population of Réunion.
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