FAO and Cambodia partner to respond to African swine fever


April 5, 2019, CAMBODIA: The Royal Government of Cambodia and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will strengthen collaboration in response to the first African swine fever (ASF) incursion reported in the country. Cambodian animal health authorities reported that the first ASF outbreak was in Ratanakiri province, northeast of the country bordering with Lao PDR and Viet Nam.


Animal health in Cameroon


Animal diseases can have a major impact on trade and food security. The Republic of Cameroon set its objective to be a major exporter of livestock products in its Growth and Employment Strategy Paper (2010-2020). This required improving the quality of meat products placed on the market and reducing the risk of transboundary animal diseases. Against that background, the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries of Cameroon requested STDF support.


Ebola count in DRC hits 500 in growing outbreak

The world's second-largest Ebola outbreak hit another milestone today, as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recorded 2 new cases, raising outbreak totals to 500, including 289 deaths.

Of the four new deaths recorded today, two are community deaths in Beni and Mabalako, which took place outside a hospital or Ebola treatment center, raising the risk of transmission, the DRC said.


Ebola hits 539 cases as outreach efforts extend in Beni

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ministry of health today and over the weekend confirmed 18 new Ebola cases, including 9 deaths, in the ongoing outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in the northwest.

The new cases bring the outbreak total to 539, of which 491 are confirmed and 48 are probable. Officials have recorded 315 deaths since the outbreak began in August, and 75 cases are still under investigation.


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