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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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Publication Date: May 5, 2021
Post Date: May 19, 2021
Development of an effective Malaria vaccine is underway. To read more about how it works, click the Read More button to view the article.

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Publication Date: May 3, 2021
Post Date: May 19, 2021
With the largest outbreak of bird flu cases in Poland, the country has been attempting to control the spread of disease by culling over six million birds; this effort has caused substantial losses in the poultry industry. To read more about the Poland chief veterinarian's call for updated biosecurity regulations, click the Read More button on the right!

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Publication Date: May 3, 2021
Post Date: May 19, 2021
How do mutations seen with COVID-19 respiratory syndromes impact viral biology? Read more using the button on the right.

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Publication Date: May 1, 2021
Post Date: May 19, 2021
The General Directorate of Public Health's Epidemiology Service in Junta de Castilla y Leon confirmed a case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in a 59 year-old man. CCHF is passed through tick bites and can then be passed from human to human by contact with bodily fluids.

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Publication Date: April 30, 2021
Post Date: May 19, 2021
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control reported at least 50 deaths attributed to Lassa fever as of week April 12 -18 this year. Lassa fever season, which peaked in March has spread to 14 states and 52 local governments. Read more using the link.

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Publication Date: April 29, 2021
Post Date: May 19, 2021
Researchers believe tropical rainforests are most likely to harbor dangerous new pathogens that could lead to the next pandemic. As human populations continue to move closer to rainforests, the potential increases. For this reason, scientists are studying the Amazon forest to identify potential threats. Read more about this research using the link!

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