The Namibian Health Ministry on Wednesday, July 18, confirmed 70 cases of swine flu.
The increasing use of malaria diagnostic tests reveals a growing proportion of patients with fever but no malaria.
Vector-borne diseases represent complex infection transmission systems; previous epidemiological models have been unable to formally capture the relationship between the ecological limits of vector species and the dynamics of pathogen transmission.
Health officials investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella linked to a variety of raw turkey products and based on detection in live birds are warning that the strain might be widespread in the turkey industry.
Pathogens are plant hackers. Just like computer hackers, they are specialized infiltrators, adept in stealth and disruption. The methods are the same, too: shut down defenses and access the target’s resources. Once they’re in, plant pathogens eat all they can and reproduce wildly.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed five additional cases of virulent Newcastle disease in backyard exhibition chickens in California - two in Los Angeles County, one in Riverside County, and two in San Bernardino County.
A leading regional livestock farmers association says efforts to control the foot and mouth disease outbreak in Northern Botswana is being complicated by the presence of nearly 22,000 free-ranging stray cattle.
The Queensland Department of Agriculture says another case of anthrax in cattle has been confirmed in the Dirranbandi-St George area this month.
In the past 6 months, more than 2000 people in Pakistan have been infected with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Salmonella typhi.
Before the two latest H1N1 deaths, Vietnam's southern region reported four fatalities of the flu virus.