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Publication Date: October 9, 2021
Post Date: October 13, 2021
A new Hendra virus variant has been confirmed in a horse in New South Wales. Researchers were able to quickly develop a diagnostic tool to detect this new variant, and continued research is being conducted to further study the virus.

Tags: Hendraequine disease

Publication Date: October 8, 2021
Post Date: October 13, 2021
Montana Department of Livestock personnel have confirmed tuberculosis in a herd of cattle in Blaine County. This is the first time in a decade that a case of bovine tuberculosis has been confirmed in a Montana beef cattle herd.

Tags: bovine tuberculosisbovine tbcattle disease

Publication Date: October 1, 2021
Post Date: October 1, 2021
Typically, Burkholderia pseudomallei, which causes melioidosis is linked to international travel. However, when a US patient with no international travel was diagnosed with meliodosis, an epidemiologic investigation was able to determine the cause. To read more about this novel route B. pseudomallei exposure, click the blue box!

Tags: Burkholderia pseudomalleimelioidosis

Publication Date: October 1, 2021
Post Date: October 1, 2021
President Xi Jinping, has said "biosecurity is an important part of national security" and is encouraging the Communist Party leadership in China to increase laboratory oversight when it comes to dangerous pathogens. Click on the blue link to read more about how biosecurity issues, new and old are intertwined.

Tags: laboratory biosecuritybiosafety regulation

Publication Date: October 1, 2021
Post Date: October 1, 2021
The scientific community is concerned of signs that a drug resistant form of malaria has been found in Uganda. These concerns are increased based on testing and which shows that by 2019 nearly 20 percent of samples taken had mutations suggesting that treatment was ineffective, causing the patient to take longer to recover from the illness.

Tags: drug-resistant malaria

Publication Date: September 30, 2021
Post Date: October 1, 2021
Early detection of of infectious diseases in horses could change equine biosecurity in the future. To learn more about how a isothermal technology and in-field tests are being used, click the blue "read more" button!

Tags: equine diseasebiosecuritydiagnostic technology

Publication Date: September 27, 2021
Post Date: October 1, 2021
Malaria is escaping rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). Read more about the study published by Nature on 27 Sept 2021.

Tags: malariamalaria diagnostic

Publication Date: September 27, 2021
Post Date: October 1, 2021
Health officials in Bulgaria have reported Shumen Province has identified a cutaneous anthrax case after the individual handled dead animal skins.

Tags: anthraxanthrax outbreak

Publication Date: September 27, 2021
Post Date: October 1, 2021
Nebraska's East Campus Collaborative Biosecurity Laboratory - Morrison Life Sciences Research Center has officially opened. This laboratory highlights the partnership between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the National Strategic Research Institute. To read more about where research will focus, click the blue link!

Tags: biosecuritybiodefense laboratoryagriculture biodefense

Publication Date: September 22, 2021
Post Date: September 27, 2021
After cyber attacks against hospitals and healthcare systems, reports have shown increased mortality rates. To read more about cyber attacks in the medical community, click the blue Read More button.

Tags: healthcarecybersecurity