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Publication Date: April 2, 2021
Post Date: April 5, 2021
After 27 days without a new Ebola case, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a new case was reported in Soulouta village in Guinea. There have been 19 total cases and eight deaths.

Tags: Ebola

Publication Date: April 1, 2021
Post Date: April 5, 2021
The need for vaccine storage at "ultra-low" temperatures is growing and the challenges are just beginning. Read this article to learn more about what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about cold storage, and why investing is key for the future of healthcare.

Tags: vaccine storageCOVID-19

Publication Date: April 1, 2021
Post Date: March 30, 2021
Little is known about transmission cycles for Venezuelan equine encephalitis complex alphaviruses (VEEVs). Researchers tested bats from French Guiana for alphaviruses and identified and isolated a new strain of the encephalitogenic VEEV species Tonate virus (TONV).

Tags: Venezuelan equine encephalitistransmission

Publication Date: March 31, 2021
Post Date: April 5, 2021
Using an air filter, scientists can capture DNA floating through the air and use it to identify animals nearby. In the future, this may be used to identify humans as well, introducing questions about privacy and security.

Tags: DNAbiosecurity

Publication Date: March 31, 2021
Post Date: April 1, 2021
Scientists working with Kansas State University have done eight years of research showing animal feed and its ingredients could introduce and transmit animal diseases such as African swine fever (ASF) into pig populations.

Tags: African swine feverswine diseasefeed biosecurity

Publication Date: March 30, 2021
Post Date: April 5, 2021
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists have been working on developing bacteria with a genetic code. The bacteria has shown to multiply like naturally occurring organisms.

Tags: synthetic biologybiotechnology

Publication Date: March 30, 2021
Post Date: March 30, 2021
New technology has brought cheap, rapid genome sequencing that is having a significant effect on infectious disease research and response.

Tags: COVID-19pathogen sequencinggenome sequencing

Publication Date: March 29, 2021
Post Date: April 1, 2021
mRNA COVID-19 vaccines need to be kept "well chilled" throughout the storage and distribution process to ensure vials don't perish. This article shares ways to circumnavigate these issues.

Tags: COVID-19vaccine distributionvaccine stability

Publication Date: March 29, 2021
Post Date: March 30, 2021
Because coronaviruses contain large amounts of circular RNAs (circRNAs) possessing various functions, scientists are researching their impact and the differences seen in circRNA of MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2.

Tags: COVID-19coronavirusSARS-associated coronavirus

Publication Date: March 29, 2021
Post Date: March 30, 2021
The SISS-Geo app (Georeferenced Wildlife Health Information System) allows users to document the health of animals they encounter and archives the precise location of the sighting. The software collects, through crowdsourcing, data on pathogens. SISS-Geo has helped Brazilian health officials monitor the movement of yellow, and predict where it’s headed next.

Tags: pandemic preparednessinfectious disease surveillancebiosurveillance