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Publication Date: July 28, 2021
Post Date: July 29, 2021
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed that African swine fever has been found in the Dominican Republic. This is the first detection of the disease in the Americas in about 40 years.

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Publication Date: July 28, 2021
Post Date: July 29, 2021
Scientists have identified the sex determination gene in Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes, which has allowed them to genetically render female mosquitoes infertile. If the research is approved, this could assist with addressing malaria transmission.

Tags: malaria countermeasuresgenetically modified mosquitoesmosquito control

Publication Date: July 28, 2021
Post Date: July 29, 2021
France has issued a three month moratorium on laboratory prion research in response to a retired lab worker being diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. In 2019, another lab worker died at age 33, 10 years after pricking her thumb during an experiment with prion-infected mice.

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Publication Date: July 9, 2021
Post Date: July 14, 2021
African swine fever is responsible for the death of numerous pigs in Sichuan, China, an area known for being a top-producing province of hogs. It appears small farmers, who do not follow biosecurity disease prevention, have been impacted most. For more information, click the blue button.

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Publication Date: July 8, 2021
Post Date: July 14, 2021
Balochistan has two reported cases of Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic fever, better known as Congo virus in humans. One case in an 11-year-old boy from Chaman and another case in a 40-year-old man from Loralai. To read more, click the blue button.

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Publication Date: July 8, 2021
Post Date: July 14, 2021
After laboratory tests, it has been confirmed anthrax is responsible for killing a Saskatchewan Agriculture sheep in South Qu'Appelle. To read more about this story, please click the blue button.

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Publication Date: July 8, 2021
Post Date: July 14, 2021
CoronaVac, an inactivated whole-virion SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, during trials in Turkey was found to have a good safety profile and to be well tolerated among individuals 18 years and older. Read more about this study by clicking the blue box.

Tags: COVID-19coronaviruscountermeasures

Publication Date: July 7, 2021
Post Date: July 14, 2021
In a partnership with Chemical and Bio-Defense Testbed (CBT), the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate is making strides to keep New York safer by adding biosensors to the New York Subway system.

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Publication Date: June 10, 2021
Post Date: June 10, 2021
Researchers using using mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria, cut Dengue fever cases by 77 percent and reduced the number of infected people requiring hospital care by 86 percent.

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Publication Date: June 4, 2021
Post Date: June 9, 2021
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug, developed by the biopharmaceutical company Chimerix, called Tambexa (brincidofovir) for Smallpox therapy. To read more, click the blue button!

Tags: smallpoxsmallpox treatmentcountermeasures