This report has conducted analysis of data captured from 1993-2000 during an outbreak of swine fever in Germany and determined movement patterns of wild boars impacted infection risks.
Biotechnology has improved humanity, but advances in biotechnology have increased the risk biotechnology could be used to cause economic damage. Biosecurity is now linked to economic security.
The United States Coast Guard has developed a Portable Isolation Unit (PIU), which can be used for medical transport highly contagious patients.
Researchers are using CRISPR/Cas9 to begin to treat cancer and blood disorders in human trials. Some of the diseases being researched are multiple myeloma and sickle-cell disease.
This article acknowledges the importance of recent Ebola therapeutics and vaccine breakthroughs but also highlights the importance of infection control, community engagement, and disease surveillance as deciding factors in combating the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute have found that Clostridium difficile is evolving into two different species, one that has adapted to spread in hospital settings.
The government of the United Kingdom is proposing an “express freight service” that would allow medicine to be shipped to the nation in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union would introduce new customs inspections and tariffs that may impact the shipment of medicines.
As the seventh nation in Asia to officially report African swine fever, Myanmar has confirmed cases along the border it shares with China and is currently taking measures to address a potential outbreak.
Hospitals in Bangladesh are increasingly facing the challenges of massive patient surge and a dengue outbreak of epidemic proportions.
California passes a law that will require sellers of DIY gene editing kits to display a warning that states the kits are not intended for use on the buyer.