Seven deaths were recorded over the last three days, including three community deaths in Katwa, Butembo, and Vuhovi. Community deaths, which occur outside of a hospital or Ebola treatment center, raise the risk of Ebola transmission.
According to Dr. Maza, interim coordinator of the Ebola response in the city of Beni in North Kivu province, new confirmed cases of Ebola in the city are becoming rare.
As of February 10, 53 cholera cases, including three fatalities have been reported across Kampala City and two other districts, Wakiso and Luwero.
The clinical outcomes associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) in the Americas have been well documented, but other aspects of the pandemic, such as attack rates and risk factors, are poorly understood.
Vaccines are risky or ineffective in people with compromised immune systems, they don’t even exist for several viral diseases. All of which gave scientists in half a dozen labs the same idea: Rescue one of the oldest biotechnologies with one of the newest — CRISPR.
Immune cells which could fight all kinds of influenza virus have been discovered by scientists, raising hope for a universal vaccine which does not need to be update annually.
African swine fever has been detected on three farms in Vietnam, authorities said on Tuesday, February 19, the first confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease in the Southeast Asia country.
The outbreaks occurred on two farms in the city of Beihai, with the viral disease infecting 1,629 out of 23,555 pigs and killing 924, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said.
An outbreak of avian influenza virus has been reported in a farm in western Taiwan's Changhua County, with more than 340 chickens found dead from the disease and over 32,500 culled.
Researchers have figured out how fungus Tilletia indica, which causes Karnal Bunt disease in wheat, infects the crop.