Latest Livestock diseases News

Australia deports woman to Vietnam over smuggled pork

Oct. 15, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia for the first time has canceled a tourist's visa over undeclared food as the country tries to keep itself free of African swine fever. The 45-year-old woman who arrived at Sydney International Airport on Saturday had undeclared food in her luggage including 4.5...

Latest tests find 1 new detection of mosquito disease

Oct. 13, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials say a mosquito sample has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis in the latest round of tests. The Environmental Management and Health departments say a sample trapped in South Kingstown tested positive. The state set traps last week and sent 52...

Michigan insecticide spraying could threaten vulnerable bugs

Oct. 12, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Officials in southern Michigan are warning that pesticides targeting a deadly mosquito-borne virus could kill other insects, including rare and beneficial species. The spraying to quell the alarming rise of Eastern equine encephalitis disease threatens essential pollinators such as...

Hopes are dim as US and China resume high-stakes trade talks

Oct. 9, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping have plenty of reasons to call off their trade war. Both face weakening economies that would likely further deteriorate if their conflict escalates. Both are up against a formidable adversary that shows no inclination to yield. Both are...

Eastern equine encephalitis detected in 2 more communities

Oct. 9, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say that Eastern equine encephalitis has been detected in three mosquito batches, one in Portsmouth and two in Fremont. WMUR-TV reports the New Hampshire Bureau of Infections Disease Control has raised the risk level in Fremont high, where a batch...

State sprays 14 counties to combat mosquito virus

Oct. 8, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Aerial organic pesticide spraying has been completed in 14 counties in Michigan's Lower Peninsula to combat eastern equine encephalitis, a rare mosquito-borne virus. Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services says Tuesday that the treatment covers more than 557,000 acres...

Young girl with mosquito virus discharged from hospital

Oct. 5, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A young girl who is among a dozen Massachusetts residents to be diagnosed with a mosquito-borne virus, eastern equine encephalitis, has been released from the hospital. The 5 year-old girl from Sudbury was discharged from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Friday. She was recovering there...

Latest tests find 1 new detection of mosquito disease

Oct. 5, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials say a mosquito sample tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis in the latest rounds of tests. The environmental management and health departments said Friday a sample trapped in Richmond, Rhode Island, tested positive. The state set traps last week and...

Trick-or-treating limited in city at risk of EEE virus

Oct. 4, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor has set a curfew for trick-or-treating on Halloween after his city became a critical risk for the eastern equine encephalitis virus. Mayor James Jajuga announced Friday that Methuen residents will be limited to trick-or-treating from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct....

Utah announces plans to restore bighorn sheep population

Oct. 4, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK, Utah (AP) — Utah has announced plans to restore the state's bighorn sheep population a year after a respiratory illness outbreak killed more than 100 sheep. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources unveiled plans Thursday to release 35 sheep on Antelope Island in January with the...