Animal Issues Affecting Humans

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Issues that affect the FOOD chain.  Zoonotic diseases to human in other sections

Table of Contents

African Swine Fever

Avian Influenza

Classic Swine Fever

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

Foot and Mouth Disease

Newcastle Disease

Riemerella Anatipestifer

Rinderpest

Tularemia

Toxoplasmosis

OTHER potential Outbreaks

African Swine Fever

African swine fever reported in two more China outbreaks – Outbreak News Today – posted 3/7/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/african-swine-fever-reported-in-two-more-china-outbreaks-58276/

The Brussels Times – African swine fever contaminating wild boars – posted 3/7/19

http://www.brusselstimes.com/belgium/health/14278/africa-swine-fever-contaminating-wild-boars

Vietnam calls for ‘drastic measures’ to fight African swine fever | The Pig Site – posted 3/8/19

https://thepigsite.com/news/2019/03/vietnam-calls-for-drastic-measures-to-fight-african-swine-fever

U.S. adds sniffer dogs to combat African swine fever | The Western Producer – posted 3/11/19

https://www.producer.com/2019/03/u-s-adds-sniffer-dogs-to-combat-african-swine-fever/

China finds African swine fever in pigs being transported in Sichuan province | The Pig Site – posted 3/13/19

https://thepigsite.com/news/2019/03/china-finds-african-swine-fever-in-pigs-being-transported-in-sichuan-province

FAO ASF situation update – African Swine Fever (ASF) – FAO Emergency Prevention System for Animal Health (EMPRES-AH) – posted 3/20/19

http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/programmes/en/empres/ASF/Situation_update.html

1 million pounds of pork seized at U.S. border amid deadly Chinese outbreak | Fox News – posted 3/20/19

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/1-million-pounds-of-pork-seized-at-u-s-border-amid-deadly-chinese-outbreak

African swine fever spreads to VN-Cambodia border, National, Phnom Penh Post = posted 3/20/19

https://m.phnompenhpost.com/national/african-swine-fever-spreads-vn-cambodia-border

FAO calls on Vietnam to declare swine fever a national emergency | The Pig Site – posted 3/20/19

https://thepigsite.com/news/2019/03/fao-calls-on-vietnam-to-declare-swine-fever-a-national-emergency

Government of Canada responding to the threat of African swine fever – Canada.ca – posted 3/20/19

https://www.canada.ca/en/food-inspection-agency/news/2019/03/government-of-canada-responding-to-the-threat-of-african-swine-fever.html

African Swine Fever in Asia: ‘Just the tip of the iceberg’ – Outbreak News Today – posted 3/20/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/african-swine-fever-asia-just-tip-iceberg-77273/

Piles of pigs: Swine fever outbreaks go unreported in rural China | Reuters – posted 3/22/19

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-swinefever-reporting-insight/piles-of-pigs-swine-fever-outbreaks-go-unreported-in-rural-china-idUSKCN1R10VQ

Vietnam: African Swine Fever has spread to 21 provinces – Outbreak News Today – posted 3/28/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vietnam-african-swine-fever-spread-21-provinces-77239/

FAO ASF situation update – African Swine Fever (ASF) – FAO Emergency Prevention System for Animal Health (EMPRES-AH) – posted 4/2/19

http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/programmes/en/empres/ASF/Situation_update.html

Myanmar braced for African swine fever outbreak | The Pig Site – posted 4/2/19

https://thepigsite.com/articles/myanmar-braced-for-african-swine-fever-outbreak

African Swine Fever – Cambodia – posted 4/5/19

http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=30032

China heightens biosecurity as African swine fever continues rampage | The Pig Site – posted 4/5/19

https://thepigsite.com/news/2019/04/china-heightens-biosecurity-as-african-swine-fever-continues-its-rampage

FAO ASF situation update – African Swine Fever (ASF) – FAO Emergency Prevention System for Animal Health (EMPRES-AH) – posted 4/10/19

http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/programmes/en/empres/ASF/Situation_update.html

China reports first African swine fever outbreak in Tibet | The Pig Site  – posted 4/10/19

https://thepigsite.com/news/2019/04/china-reports-first-african-swine-fever-outbreak-in-tibet

What is the likelihood of African swine fever entering the US? | The Pig Site – posted 4/10/19

https://thepigsite.com/news/2019/04/what-is-the-likelihood-of-african-swine-fever-entry-to-the-us

World Pork Expo cancelled due to swine fever fears | The Pig Site – posted 4/11/19

https://thepigsite.com/news/2019/04/world-pork-expo-cancelled-due-to-swine-fever-fears

African Swine Fever – South Africa – ProMED-mail post – posted 4/11/19

http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20190411.6414634

Swine fever sticking around in Europe | The Pig Site – posted 4/11/19

https://thepigsite.com/news/2019/04/swine-fever-sticking-around-in-europe

Millions of pigs will be culled or will die from swine fever in China | The Pig Site – posted 4/12/19

https://thepigsite.com/news/2019/04/millions-of-pigs-will-be-culled-or-will-die-from-swine-fever-in-china

FAO ASF situation update – African Swine Fever (ASF) – FAO Emergency Prevention System for Animal Health (EMPRES-AH) – posted 4/15/19

http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/programmes/en/empres/ASF/Situation_update.html

African Swine Fever – South Africa – http://www.oie.intposted 4/20/19

http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=30214

African swine fever: conquering Asia, moving in South Africa, smouldering in EU | The Pig Site – posted 4/23/19

https://thepigsite.com/news/2019/04/african-swine-fever-conquering-asia-moving-in-south-africa-smoldering-in-eu

African Swine Flu (fever, not flu) spreads in Ratanakkiri – Khmer Times – posted 4/24/19

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50596832/african-swine-flu-spreads-in-ratanakkiri/

U.S. braces for African swine fever – posted 4/24/19

https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/190515a.aspx

African swine fever spreading in Hanoi’s districts – posted 4/25/19

https://m.vietnamnet.vn/en/society/african-swine-fever-spreading-in-hanoi-s-districts-525824.html

China’s unprecedented pig crisis to impact entire world, expert warns – Tech2.Org – posted 4/29/19

https://tech2.org/chinas-unprecedented-pig-crisis-to-impact-entire-world-expert-warns/

 

Avian Influenza

Four countries report avian flu outbreaks in poultry | CIDRAP – posted 3/26/19

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2019/03/four-countries-report-avian-flu-outbreaks-poultry

Avian Flu Diary: Macao MOH Notified Of H9N2 Case In Jiangsu Province – posted 3/28/19

http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2019/03/macao-moh-notified-of-h9n2-case-in.html

High Path Influenza A – H5N1 – Nepal – posted 3/28/19

https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=29966

RSOE EDIS – Biological Hazard event in Cuttack, State of Odisha, India on April 01 2019 03:38 AM – H5N1 – posted 4/2/19

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20190401-67278-IND

Bird flu detected in Cuttack – Times of India – posted 4/3/19

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/bird-flu-detected-in-cuttack/articleshowprint/68661313.cms

Bulgaria reports new bird flu outbreak | Reuters – posted 4/5/19

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bulgaria-birdflu/bulgaria-reports-new-bird-flu-outbreak-idUSKCN1RF1AB

H7N9 avian influenza reported in Gansu, China: 1st human case of 2019 – Outbreak News Today – posted 4/5/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/h7n9-avian-influenza-reported-gansu-china-1st-human-case-2019/

Avian influenza – H7N3 – Mexico – posted 4/10/19

http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=30012

Interior Mongolia experiences H7N9 case | Infosurhoy – posted 4/11/19

https://infosurhoy.com/cocoon/saii/xhtml/en_GB/top-stories/interior-mongolia-experiences-h7n9-case/

Avian Flu – HPAI H5N1 – ProMED-mail post – posted 4/15/19

http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20190413.6418964

Avian Flu – HPAI H5N8 – Iran -www.oie.intposted 4/16/19

http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=30162

Avian Flu – H5N6 – Cambodia – http://www.oie.int – posted 4/19/19

http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=30220

Avian Flu – HPAI H5N1 – Bangladesh -www.oie.int – posted 4/19/19

http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=30195

Avian Flu -HPAI H7N3 – Mexico – http://www.oie.intposted 4/19/19

http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=30189

LPAI H5 Avian Influenza – California – ProMED-mail post – posted 4/25/19

http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20190425.6439641

Avian Influenza – HPAI H5N8 – Israel -ProMED-mail post – posted 4/26/19

http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20190425.6439824

 

Classic Swine Fever

Japan begins oral vaccination programme in wild boars | The Pig Site – posted 3/21/19

https://thepigsite.com/news/2019/03/japan-begins-oral-vaccination-programme-in-wild-boars?fbclid=IwAR2IbXqPeGy39z9M_oS9kaM2k8A0yN6yXIqXTz3-aEhrR7Vwx5_XleztJ4s

Swine Fever: Japan To Cull 2,400 Pigs Amid Outbreak – posted 3/31/19

https://www.concisenews.global/2019/03/29/swine-fever-japan-to-cull-2400-pigs-amid-outbreak/

Maharashtra government records 94 swine flu deaths till Wednesday – posted 4/15/19

https://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-maharashtra-government-records-94-swine-flu-deaths-till-wednesday-2738741

Classical swine fever remains in Japan with 15 outbreaks in 9 days | The Pig Site – posted 4/15/19

https://thepigsite.com/news/2019/04/classical-swine-fever-remains-in-japan-with-15-outbreaks-in-9-days

Classic Swine Fever – Japan – ProMED-mail post – posted 4/19/19

http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20190418.6428829

 

 

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) – Prion Disease

Experts: Yes, chronic wasting disease in deer is a public health issue — for people – Twin Cities – posted 2/24/19

https://www.twincities.com/2019/02/07/experts-yes-chronic-wasting-disease-in-deer-is-a-public-health-issue-for-people/

Deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could possibly spread to humans, experts warn | Fox News – posted 2/24/19

https://www.foxnews.com/health/deadly-zombie-deer-disease-could-possibly-spread-to-humans-experts-warn

Scientists worry ‘zombie deer’ disease could jump to humans | Popular Science – posted 2/24/19

https://www.popsci.com/chronic-wasting-disease-humans-hunting

Deer Tests Positive for CWD in Marquette County – posted 3/7/19

http://www.kfiz.com/local-news/deer-tests-positive-for-cwd-in-marquette-county

We’re at a critical point’ for CWD – Winona Post > Article – posted 3/13/19

http://www.winonapost.com/Article/ArticleID/63228/Were-at-a-critical-point-for-CWD

3 more cases of Chronic Wasting Disease reported in Mississippi – posted 3/20/19

https://www.wdsu.com/article/3-more-cases-of-chronic-wasting-disease-reported-in-mississippi/26835540

U of M launches Chronic Wasting Disease Program to address potential health crisis | University of Minnesota Twin Cities – posted 3/20/19

https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/u-m-launches-chronic-wasting-disease-program-address-potential-health-crisis

Confirmed cases of CWD up sharply in Sask. | The Western Producer – posted 3/27/19

https://www.producer.com/2019/03/confirmed-cases-of-cwd-up-sharply-in-sask/

Concerns growing over Chronic Wasting Disease in Colorado wildlife | FOX31 Denver – posted 4/18/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/04/16/concerns-growing-over-chronic-wasting-disease-in-colorado-wildlife/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5cb69f02154de300015e08be&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Deer tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease, state investigates – posted 4/21/19

https://potomaclocal.com/2019/04/19/deer-tests-positive-for-chronic-wasting-disease-state-investigates/

Minnesota deer farm’s herd euthanized to limit chronic wasting disease – Twin Cities – posted 4/21/19

https://www.twincities.com/2019/04/18/minnesota-deer-farms-herd-euthanized-to-limit-chronic-wasting-disease/?utm_medium=social&utm_content=fb-PioneerPress&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=socialflow

‘Zombie’ deer: Michigan spending $4.7M to fight chronic wasting disease – posted 4/23/19

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/04/22/michigan-zombie-deer-disease-chronic-wasting-disease/3541982002/

The disease devastating deer herds may also threaten human health — High Country News – posted 4/24/19

https://www.hcn.org/articles/wildlife-the-disease-devastating-deer-herds-may-also-threaten-human-health-science

Chronic Wasting Disease Confirmed in One Farmed Oklahoma Elk | Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation – posted 4/29/19

https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/outdoor-news/chronic-wasting-disease-confirmed-one-farmed-oklahoma-elk

 

Foot and Mouth Disease

North Korea struggles to contain foot-and-mouth disease outbreak – DailyNK – posted 3/13/19

https://www.dailynk.com/english/north-korea-struggles-to-contain-foot-and-mouth-disease-outbreak/

Global Monthly Report – Foot and Mouth Disease – European Commission for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease/Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – posted 3/27/19

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A5c3862cd-abb7-4fe1-bf21-c2bc5468ab70

Foot and Mouth Disease – ZAMBIA – ProMED-mail – posted 3/28/19

http://www.promedmail.org/

Foot and Mouth Virus Disease – West Bank – podtrf 4/5/19

http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=30019

Foot and Mouth Disease – Comoros  – http://www.oie.int – posted 4/20/19

http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=30201

 

Newcastle Disease

Chicken-killing Newcastle disease prompts widespread quarantines in Southern California – Press Enterprise – posted 3/7/19

https://www.pe.com/2019/02/27/chicken-killing-newcastle-disease-prompts-widespread-quarantines-in-southern-california/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_content=fb-ThePressEnterprise

Rooster Tests Positive For Deadly Contagious Disease In Redwood City – CBS San Francisco – posted 3/20/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/03/15/rooster-tests-positive-for-deadly-contagious-disease-in-redwood-city/?utm_campaign=true_anthem&utm_content=5c8d80094b73850001584a8a&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=social

Redwood City chicken death sparks fear bird disease is here – posted 3/20/19

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/03/15/deadly-chicken-disease-spreads-to-bay-area/amp/

Chicken-killing Newcastle disease prompts euthanasia orders for parts of Chino – Press Enterprise – posted 3/10/19

https://www.pe.com/2019/03/18/chicken-killing-newcastle-disease-prompts-euthanasia-orders-for-parts-of-chino/?utm_content=fb-ThePressEnterprise&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=socialflow

Poultry Show Cancellations Continue Amidst Virulent Newcastle Outbreak – posted 3/28/19

http://agnetwest.com/poultry-show-cancellations-virulent-newcastle-outbreak/

The Brussels Times – Poultry and pigeon holders warned of potential spread of contagious disease – posted 4/2/19

http://www.brusselstimes.com/belgium/14761/poultry-and-pigeon-holders-warned-of-potential-outbreak-of-contagious-disease

USDA confirms virulent Newcastle disease in Arizona | Feedstuffs – posted 4/10/19

https://www.feedstuffs.com/nutrition-health/usda-confirms-virulent-newcastle-disease-arizona

Newcastle Disease – Cambodia – ProMED-mail post – posted 4/11/19

http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20190410.6414404

Newcastle Disease – Mexico – posted 4/16/19

http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=30126

USDA Confirms Additional Cases of Virulent Newcastle Disease – posted 4/30/19

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAPHIS/bulletins/23f9d55

 

Riemerella Anatipestifer – “New Duck Disease”

‘New duck disease’ to blame for the deaths of at least 100 geese, CPW says | News Headlines | kmov.com – posted 3/12/19

https://www.kmov.com/news/new-duck-disease-to-blame-for-the-deaths-of-at/article_8d6681f9-9737-5527-acd8-85c5f6ed46f5.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=meredithHub&utm_campaign=330

‘New Duck Disease’ Affecting Denver-Area Ducks and Geese – posted 3/20/19

https://colorado.ourcommunitynow.com/2019/03/11/new-duck-disease-affecting-denver-area-ducks-and-geese/

Colorado Parks & Wildlife – CPW News Release – posted 3/20/19

https://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/News-Release-Details.aspx?NewsID=6848&utm_campaign=colorado.ourcommunitynow.com%20website&utm_source=ocn_story&utm_medium=website&utm_content=statement

 

Rinderpest

HOPEFULLY NONE EVER

 

Tularemia

Tularemia: Ticks test positive in San Diego County – Outbreak News Today – posted 4/11/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/tularemia-ticks-test-positive-san-diego-county-64108/

 

Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis outbreak reported in Quebec hunters – Outbreak News Today – posted 4/2/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/toxoplasmosis-outbreak-reported-quebec-hunters-74794/

Quebec outbreak of toxoplasmosis linked to undercooked venison | Montreal Gazette – posted 4/3/19

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/quebec-outbreak-of-toxoplasmosis-linked-to-undercooked-venison?platform=hootsuite

 

 

OTHER potential Outbreaks

Survey Shows Severe Decline in Southern California Desert Bighorn Sheep Population, CDFW Reports – posted 3/20/19

https://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/17905-survey-shows-severe-decline-in-southern-california-desert-bighorn-sheep-population-cdfw-reports/

The Big Wobble: A Virus and not a toxic algae is thought to be behind the deaths of hundreds of Florida fresh water turtles – posted 3/22/19

https://www.thebigwobble.org/2019/03/a-virus-and-not-toxic-algae-is-thought.html?spref=fb

Virus may be killing St. Johns River turtles – News – Daily Commercial – Leesburg, FL – posted 3/24/19

https://www.dailycommercial.com/news/20190322/virus-may-be-killing-st-johns-river-turtles/1

Do not eat fish caught in Houston Ship Channel: Texas officials | abc13.com – posted 3/27/19

https://abc13.com/do-not-eat-fish-caught-in-houston-ship-channel-officials/5219448/

PEDV Diagnosed at Oklahoma Youth Expo | Pork Business – posted 3/27/19

https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/pedv-diagnosed-oklahoma-youth-expo

Amphibian ‘apocalypse’ caused by most destructive pathogen ever – posted 3/29/19

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/03/amphibian-apocalypse-frogs-salamanders-worst-chytrid-fungus/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=social::src=facebook::cmp=editorial::add=fb20190328animals-chytridfungus::rid=&sf210088124=1

Rare disease kills cattle in Gutu | The Herald – posted 4/15/19 – not mentioned which disease

https://www.herald.co.zw/rare-disease-kills-cattle-in-gutu/

Buffaloes die of suspected HS – Haemorrhagic Septicaemia – posted 4/16/19

http://www.nagalandpost.com/buffaloes-die-of-suspected-hs/194065.html

Death of 100 pigs a mystery, pork off the menu – The National – posted 4/19/19

https://www.thenational.com.pg/death-of-100-pigs-a-mystery-pork-off-the-menu/