Pak One Health Alliance

Lumpy skin disease – (Sindh, Punjab) Cattle

Source: OIE WAHIS Reported: 4 Mar 2022 Epidemiological comments: LSD cases have been reported from limited areas of the 2 provinces in Pakistan. First suspected case of LSD from Bahawalpur region of Punjab province was reported to AHC/CVO dated 27...

Panama disease and bunchy top, banana – (Sindh)

Date:13 Feb 2022 Source: The News International Banana plantings in Sindh have been struck by Panama wilt, a soil-borne fungus that originated in Tando Allahyar district. The Agriculture Extension Department said not following standard operating procedures and not keeping...

Stripe and leaf rusts, wheat – (Punjab)

Date: Tue 8 Feb 2022 Source: The News International Early occurrence of leaf and stripe rust has set off alarms as it may spread to threatening levels in the prevalent weather, which is conducive to these fungi, according to...

Measles

Measles is one of the most contagious viral diseases and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, with around 2.6 million annual deaths worldwide. The basic reproduction number of 12 to 18 for the measles virus is the...

Undiagnosed disease, livestock

Apparently collected from laymen, the “contagious” disease, affecting simultaneously large and small ruminants, is characterised by fever and a relatively short (2-3 days) duration when fatal. Lungs are “badly affected” (gross pathology?) and throats swell. In the absence of...

Poliomyelitis

The West African nation of The Gambia has discovered some suspected cases of the vaccine derived polio virus, its health minister Amadou Lamin Samateh told Freedom Newspaper in a phone interview on Wednesday morning . Health minister...

Amebic Meningoencephalitis, Primary – Pakistan

The common hypothesis for infection with _N. fowleri_ is that it is penetrating the cribriform plate which is part of the ethmoid bone. The cribriform plate is perforated by olfactory foramina for the passage of the olfactory nerves, and...

Avian Influenza: Pakistan (Punjab) Poultry Hpai H5n8, Oie.

The highly pathogenic (HPAI) avian influenza A(H5N1) viruses have undergone reassortment with multiple non-N1-subtype neuraminidase genes since 2008, leading to the emergence of H5Nx viruses. H5Nx viruses established themselves quickly in birds and disseminated from China to Africa, the...