The 2018 Ebola virus disease outbreak in Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, began on May 8, and was declared over on July 24. Researchers did a retrospective genomic characterization of the outbreak and assessed potential therapeutic agents and vaccines.
Venezuelan scientists and clinicians, and a global network of health scientists assessed the impact of Venezuela’s healthcare crisis on malaria and other vector-borne diseases and the spillover to neighboring countries.
A Nairobi Hospital staff member has died, and seven others are admitted following a cholera outbreak at the premier health facility in the Kenyan capital.
Health Authorities in Jinja District of Uganda have said that the number of suspected cases of the Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic fever has increased in the area. The number of the suspected cases, as of April 16, rose from 11 to 13.
The vaccine can confer up to 100 percent protection and will be tested in 2,100 people on the west African island of Bioko.
Scientists have long hoped CRISPR — a technology that allows scientists to make very precise modifications to DNA — could eventually help cure many diseases. And now scientists are taking tangible first steps to make that dream a reality.
Controlling gene expression through gene switches based on a model borrowed from the digital world has long been one of the primary objectives of synthetic biology.
Large-scale pig farms in China will now be allowed to test for African swine fever (ASF) in an attempt to detect the virus sooner. This decision overturns an earlier government prohibition on commercial farms carrying out their own testing.
When African swine fever (ASF) hit Poland the authorities, in co-operation with the European Commission, set up three different zones that are each enforced by a different set of regulations, depending on the risk of ASF in that area.
Parts of Iosco and Ogemaw counties in Michigan have been designated by officials as a “Potential High-Risk Area” for bovine tuberculosis after a white-tailed deer in Alcona County tested positive for the disease.