Animal Issues Affecting Humans


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


OTHER potential Outbreaks

African Swine Fever

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Avian Influenza


Classic Swine Fever


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Foot and Mouth Disease

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


Newcastle Disease

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

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

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

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


Riemerella Anatipestifer – “New Duck Disease”

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

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

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




OTHER potential Outbreaks

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