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Death toll from acute encephalitis in east Indian town rises to 129 children

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – At least 129 children have now died of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the town of Muzaffarpur in the eastern Indian state of Bihar since an outbreak earlier this month, a medical official said on Sunday. The death toll from AES, a fever that affects the central nervous system, has risen… Read More »

Thailand bans pig imports from Laos after African swine fever outbreak

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will ban pig imports from Laos for 90 days after its neighbor confirmed the first outbreak of deadly African swine fever, an official notice said. The ban would cover live pigs and carcasses in an effort to prevent the disease from spreading into Thailand, said a notice on the Thai Department… Read More »