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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

Publication Date: September 16, 2021
Post Date: October 1, 2021
An epidemic from five years ago has caused a new Ebola outbreak. Find out more by reading Gizmodo's article about how it can go undetected in humans for years.

Tags: EbolaEbola countermeasuresEbola adaptation

Publication Date: September 15, 2021
Post Date: September 16, 2021
A Biosafety coordination council has been established by member states within the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). This new council will work to ensure biosafety by sharing experiences, developing protocols and measures to prevent threats to security in relation to biological factors. To read more, click the blue Read more button!

Tags: biosafetybiosafety best practicebiosafety regulation

Publication Date: September 14, 2021
Post Date: September 15, 2021
Two people in Fairbanks Alaska presented at an urgent care facility with lesions that look like orthopox, and further review indicated that the two cases appear to be unrelated, with no evidence that they had contact with one another or that they visited common locations, with the exception of wilderness areas surrounding their homes. Sequencing of this virus proved to be similar to Alaskapox sequences that occurred in the recent past.

Tags: orthopoxvirus

Publication Date: September 14, 2021
Post Date: September 15, 2021
Over a two year period, California veterinary health officials were working to eradicate Newcastle disease from poultry throughout the state. Due to unique challenges faced by urban flocks being maintained, this effort took a robust outreach campaign that even went door to door in some communities to educate the population about this concern. This successful campaign can be a road map for future poultry outbreak concerns.

Tags: Newcastle diseasepoultry disease