Russian tourist and pregnant wife die of suspected bubonic plague, sparking ‘indefinite quarantine’ in western Mongolia

(File photo) Officials with the emergency management department in Bayan Ulgii province confirmed to the Siberian Times preliminary testing revealed the couple died Wednesday. (Getty Images/iStockphoto) A portion of the border between Mongolia and Russia remained closed Saturday morning after … Read More

Pig ‘Ebola’ Virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

–African swine fever in China will impact global food supply. –Virus will move markets, may influence geopolitics: Rabobank. What started with a few dozen dead pigs in northeastern China is sending shock waves through the global food chain. Last August, … Read More

Pork prices could jump this year, stay elevated into 2020 due to China’s pig crisis

With African swine fever ravaging China’s hog industry, U.S. experts are expecting pork prices to go higher and likely stay elevated well into 2020. At least 129 cases of African swine fever have been reported in China since the first … Read More

Blood-sucking ‘kissing bug’ found in Delaware

The insect can cause Chagas disease in humans, which can be fatal. A man undergoes a medical examination to prevent Chagas disease in the Argentine province of Corrientes in this picture taken September 16, 2008. . (photo credit: GERMAN POMAR … Read More

U.S. Measles outbreak triggers quarantine at two Los Angeles universities

California has confirmed 38 cases, state health officials have said. A vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and an information sheet is seen at a hospital. (photo credit: REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER) A nationwide measles outbreak has led health officials to … Read More

Nearly 2 million Mozambicans in need after cyclone -UN

BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Cyclone Idai’s deadly hit has left some 1.85 million people in need of assistance in Mozambique, the U.N. humanitarian agency said on Tuesday, as relief workers assess the scale of the disaster and determine what help … Read More

Death toll from Cyclone Idai ‘could spiral past a thousand’ in Mozambique amid fears 500,000 survivors are at risk of fatal diseases and starving villagers resort to drinking from dirty puddles

Rescue workers in Mozambique fear an outbreak of cholera, dysentery or malaria could take the death toll from Cyclone Idai even higher after the country’s President said as many as 1,000 people could have died. Tens of thousands of people … Read More

More than 2,000 people in ICE custody quarantined for contagious diseases

WASHINGTON — More than 2,000 people in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody are being quarantined amid an outbreak of mumps and other diseases. The numbers of immigrants in custody with a contagious diseases has spiked in the past year. For … Read More

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