WHO experts say Zika may cause birth defects in thousands of babies

Courtesy The News International NEW YORK: World Health Organization officials on Friday cautioned that “many thousands” of infants infected with Zika virus could suffer neurological abnormalities and said nations dealing with an outbreak need to watch for problems beyond the widely reported cases of microcephaly. These include spasticity, seizures, irritability, feeding difficulties, eyesight problems and…

Australia confirms Japan suspends some cattle imports for Johne´s disease

Courtesy The News International MELBOURNE: Australia´s federal agriculture department confirmed on Thursday that Japan has suspended some cattle imports after a number of cattle tested positive for Johne´s disease. “The department is aware that Japanese authorities have announced that they will temporarily stop accepting feeder and breeder cattle from Australia in response to a number…