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  • Ecuador: COVID-19 cases top 3,000, 70 percent in Guayas April 2, 2020
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In Ecuador, the number of COVID-19 cases in the country have nearly tripled in the past week, rising from 1121 on March 25 to 3163 today. The cases in the provinces are Galapagos 10, Guayas 2243, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas 24, Esmeraldas 11, Manabí 61, Santa Elena 44, Los Ríos 131, El Oro […]
  • Malaysia COVID-19 cases top 3,000, Online appointment system April 2, 2020
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Malaysia Ministry of Health (MOH) reported an additional 208 COVID-19 cases today, which brings the country total to 3,116. Five additional fatalities were reported. The death toll due to COVID-19 has grown to 50 (1.6 percent of total cases). MOH announced that there are 122 cases that have been recovered and allowed […]
  • Plague is a significant source of mortality in pumas in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem April 2, 2020
    Last month, a study in the journal, Environmental Conservation, researchers revealed that the agent of plague, Yersinia pestis, isn’t very uncommon among big cats in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. According to the study abstract: We tested for plague (Yersinia pestis) in a puma population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) over 9 years, overlapping a case […]
  • Hong Kong reports COVID-19 in domestic cat, 3rd positive animal April 2, 2020
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department reported this week the first COVID-19 positive case in a domestic cat. The case involves a domestic short-haired cat that lived in a residence in Aberdeen. When the owner was confirmed with COVID-19, the cat was sent for quarantine at the animal keeping facility at the […]

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