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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Usutu, an African virus under surveillance in Europe

"This is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes that circulates between birds. It can attack the nervous system of certain birds, such as blackbirds, and cause significant mortality. It was first observed in southern Africa, in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is MERS-CoV a threat for Africa?

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a lethal disease in humans, caused by a coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It was first identified in man in 2012, in the Arabian Peninsula. The main MERS-CoV reservoir species is the dromedary, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China under threat from haemorrhagic African swine fever

African swine fever was first detected in East Africa in the early 20th century. It is transmitted by ticks or by direct contact between animals, and is caused by a virus for which the natural reservoirs are African wild ...