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Publication Date: May 22, 2021
Post Date: June 11, 2021
A recent study conducted by Public Health England (PHE) analyzed the effectiveness of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca Vaccines against the new SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 variant from India. It was concluded that the two dose vaccines were highly effective against the variant.

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Publication Date: May 12, 2021
Post Date: May 24, 2021
Biosecurity and biosafety include disinfecting practices. Read this article to learn more about how smartphones were contaminated with staphylococci and why it is important.

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Publication Date: May 11, 2021
Post Date: May 24, 2021
The Philippines has declared a state of emergency as African swine fever spreads. As of May 05, it has reached 12 regions and 46 provinces.

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Publication Date: May 11, 2021
Post Date: May 24, 2021
The eradication of smallpox created a national security threat and potential public health disaster. The end of vaccinations in civilian populations made smallpox a more dangerous bioweapon. Understanding this unintended consequence, can inform a better understanding of the relationship between public health and national security.

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Publication Date: May 11, 2021
Post Date: May 24, 2021
Scripps research scientists shared a new vaccine design for the Ebola virus. In the new design, copies of the Ebola virus outer spike protein are tethered to the surface of a spherical carrier particle. The design is intended to stimulate a better protective immune response than standard vaccine approaches, which often expose the immune system to individual glycoproteins rather than realistic-looking virus particles.

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Publication Date: May 10, 2021
Post Date: May 17, 2021
Japan is currently experiencing an outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, which has caused veterinary authorities to cull roughly 9.87 million birds.

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Publication Date: May 6, 2021
Post Date: May 24, 2021
Five cases of Q fever have been reported in climbers, all of whom visited Baltzola caves. At this time, the caves are closed until further notice. To read more, use the blue button on the right.

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Publication Date: May 6, 2021
Post Date: May 19, 2021
A vaccine candidate to reduce deadly African swine flu outbreaks in both wild and domestic swine populations has advanced a step further in its ability to increase vaccine production in attempts to eradicate the disease. Though this virus is not a threat to human health, it has economic impacts at a global level. To read more about advancements, click "Read More".

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Publication Date: May 6, 2021
Post Date: May 17, 2021
Promising results of new antiviral designed to prevent the spread of Marburg within the body. The key to success is to block the virus from spreading from an infected cell to a healthy cell. Similar virus-host interactions between Marburg and SARS-CoV-2 have allowed teams to review reactions of Marburg using the same host proteins, controlling the spread of the virus.

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Publication Date: May 5, 2021
Post Date: May 19, 2021
In the last seven months, South Korea has not reported a single African swine fever (ASF) case, until May 2021. Pigs at a farm in Gangwon Province were infected, prompting a cull of 401 animals

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