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Publication Date: March 28, 2022
Post Date: March 29, 2022

COVID-19 has been confirmed in a mule deer according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. This discovery occurred as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) efforts to test wildlife for COVID-19.

Tags: animal and human healthCOVID-19

Publication Date: March 28, 2022
Post Date: March 29, 2022

A 50-year-old male resident of Qatar has a confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

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Publication Date: March 27, 2022
Post Date: March 29, 2022

A polluted water supply in a Beijing apartment caused four typhoid fever cases, as revealed by epidemiological investigations. 

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Publication Date: March 26, 2022
Post Date: March 29, 2022

For an update on the extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Shigella sonnei in Europe, WHO recently released a report. 

Tags: drug resistanceShigella

Publication Date: March 22, 2022
Post Date: March 29, 2022

As avian influenza spreads, officials monitor the situation. 

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Publication Date: February 18, 2022
Post Date: February 22, 2022
After five years, a wild polio outbreak has been declared in Malawi following a positive case in a three-year-old girl.

Tags: poliopolio viruspolio outbreak

Publication Date: January 30, 2022
Post Date: February 4, 2022
Man-made biothreats have grown significantly in the last two decades because of developments in biotechnology and microbiology. This article discusses tactics to beat intentional and unintentional biological threats.

Tags: biosafetybiosecuritybiothreat

Publication Date: January 30, 2022
Post Date: February 4, 2022
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) continues to see a rise in confirmed Lassa fever cases.

Tags: Lassa feverLassa fever virus

Publication Date: January 27, 2022
Post Date: February 4, 2022
Sixty-one Manitoba facilities are now infected with porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED). These current outbreaks follow significant Manitoba outbreaks in 2019 and 2017.

Tags: swine diseaseswine biosecurityporcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv)

Publication Date: January 26, 2022
Post Date: February 4, 2022
H5N1 has been detected in waterfowl in North and South Carolina. This particular strain, in rare circumstances, can spread to humans.

Tags: bird flubird flu countermeasureavian influenza