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Publication Date:
9/20/2019
Post Date: 9/20/2019

South Korea confirmed a second case of African swine fever at a pig farm in Yeoncheon near the border with North Korea. This confirmation comes one day after reporting its first-ever outbreak of the virus. North Korea reported its first case of African swine fever in late May. 

 

Publication Date:
9/19/2019
Post Date: 9/19/2019

DIY CRISPR kits are under the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) jurisdiction, but the FDA has not yet enforced any standards for biohackers. 

Publication Date:
9/19/2019
Post Date: 9/19/2019

Philippines Department of Health said the disease was "re-emerging," with a confirmed case in a three-year-old girl from Lanao del Su.

Publication Date:
9/18/2019
Post Date: 9/19/2019

There have been over 165,000 suspected measles cases with over 3,200 deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the start of 2019.

Publication Date:
9/16/2019
Post Date: 9/17/2019

A gas explosion started a fire at a Russian laboratory complex stockpiling viruses ranging from smallpox to Ebola. The explosion took place during repairs to a fifth-floor sanitary inspection room.

Publication Date:
9/17/2019
Post Date: 9/17/2019

Individuals who test negative take up bed space and other medical resources. More accurate forecasts of Ebola-negative cases along with streamlined testing procedures increases the efficiency of treatment facilities.

Publication Date:
9/16/2019
Post Date: 9/17/2019

The US is committed to fighting Ebola in Africa, according to health officials, but the scope of the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is unclear.

Publication Date:
9/17/2019
Post Date: 9/17/2019

The mosquito-borne virus was detected in an adult from the town of East Lyme.

Publication Date:
9/13/2019
Post Date: 9/13/2019

Much of the blame for the rise of drug-resistant infections like Candida auris has focused on failures in antibiotic stewardship and hospital acquired infections. However, public health experts say that nursing facilities are a weak link in the health care system as they are understaffed and ill-equipped to enforce infection control procedures, yet continuously cycle infected patients, or germ carriers into hospitals and back to the nursin facilities.

Publication Date:
9/11/2019
Post Date: 9/13/2019

The new strategy builds on existing work to provide a framework to identify rare, novel, and dangerous pathogens; espond to new agents and threats by developing diagnostic and microbiological surveillance tools; and utilizing new technologies which provide rapid and robust analytical information to inform public health interventions and emergency resonse.