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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. 

Tags: typhoidwater biosafety

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.

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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

Publication Date: January 26, 2022
Post Date: February 4, 2022
The European region is still experiencing large numbers of drug-resistant infections. High percentages of resistance to third-generation cephalosporins and carbapenems in K. pneumoniae, and high percentages of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter in several countries, are of concern.

Tags: antimicrobial resistanceantibiotic resistanceantibiotic stewardship

Publication Date: January 26, 2022
Post Date: February 4, 2022
In advancing the fight against malaria, research by Johns Hopkins University shows blocking a key protein in mosquitoes can help prevent transmission to humans.

Tags: malariamalaria countermeasuresmosquito-borne disease