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Publication Date: November 15, 2021
Post Date: November 17, 2021
Previously, scientists thought the measles virus mildly effected the host's immune response (after an infection.) New research has yielded findings that the virus may totally reset a person's immune system, leaving those immunocompromised for years after fighting off the disease.

Tags: immunologyimmunity

Publication Date: November 15, 2021
Post Date: November 17, 2021
Delhi, India has reported 2570 dengue fever cases in the last week, the highest number since 2015.

Tags: dengue

Publication Date: November 6, 2021
Post Date: November 8, 2021
A poultry lockdown has started in the Netherlands and France amid bird flu alerts. Since August, 130 bird flu cases or clusters have been detected in wild animals or on farms in Europe.

Tags: bird flubird flu countermeasureavian influenza

Publication Date: November 5, 2021
Post Date: November 8, 2021
During 2021, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 403 confirmed cases of Lassa Fever, with a fatality rate of over 19 percent.

Tags: Lassa fever

Publication Date: November 3, 2021
Post Date: November 8, 2021
In an effort to treat those with infectious diseases, China will finish construction of its multivalent wards, adding over 5,500 beds. To read more about China's infectious disease response efforts, click the blue link!

Tags: infectious diseasehospitalpublic health infrastructure

Publication Date: November 3, 2021
Post Date: November 8, 2021
How should HHS's Medical Countermeasures be re-envisioned in a post COVID world? Read this article to learn more about how HHS can protect against future threats like the COVID-19 pandemic, bioterrorism, and other emerging infectious diseases.

Tags: COVID-19bioterrorismmedical countermeasures

Publication Date: October 14, 2021
Post Date: October 14, 2021
Scientists traveled to Laos in 2020 to take samples from bats to help determine the origin of COVID-19 and to assess the likelihood of other SARs viruses among the bat population. In doing so, they found that bats in Laos harbored a close cousin virus to SARS-CoV-2, and that the virus had the same capabilities to infect humans.

Tags: coronavirusSARS-CoVvirology

Publication Date: October 12, 2021
Post Date: October 14, 2021
The Conversation discusses how reporting biosafety errors could improve biosecurity efforts worldwide. With no international standards for reporting biological incidents, a reporting system could play a vital role in laboratory research oversight.

Tags: laboratory biosafetylaboratory regulation

Publication Date: October 11, 2021
Post Date: October 13, 2021
Concerns over another Ebola outbreak are spreading in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a boy has died with laboratory confirmation that he had the disease. Three of of his neighbors also died, with the potential causes of death being listed as malaria, Ebola, measles, and meningitis.

Tags: Ebola

Publication Date: October 11, 2021
Post Date: October 13, 2021
Peru has declared a health emergency due to an outbreak of dengue. Fifteen regions are under the health emergency, with concerns by the Peru Minister of Health that more regions will be included. Currently, there are 42 percent more dengue cases reported this year as compared to the same time in 2020.

Tags: dengue