Christian Drosten, the director of the Institute for Virology at Berlin’s Charite hospital, said the test developed by his team will allow labs to reliably diagnose the novel coronavirus “in a very short period of time.”
Bangladesh media has reportied a Nipah virus infection in the city of Khulna. The case is a 20-year-old womam who has been hospitalized since January 11.
The government plans to set up a research center in Shivamogga for the study of monkey fever (Kyasanur Forest Disease), as fresh cases continue to be reported in the Malnad district.
Researchers endowied a line of mosquitoes with an antibody against the dengue virus, for the first time making insects that appear unable to spread any form of the disease.
As the genome of the African swine fever virus is complex and whole genome information is currently inadequate, it is important to efficiently obtain virus genome sequence for genomic and epidemiological studies.
African swine fever has spread to Southeast Asia and eastern Europe, with cases found in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Korea, Myanmar, the Philippines, Poland, Belgium and Bulgaria.
In response to African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks in other European countries, Denmark upgraded the compulsory border cleaning and disinfection procedure for trucks and also constructed a fence.
It was confirmed Thursday, January 16, that the newly dicovered coronavirus has been detected in Japan, a few days after Thailand confirmed its first case of infection.
The Ebola outbreak zone is also a war zone, which makes fighting this disease an increasingly difficult battle.
A Thai tourist has become the first person outside China diagnosed with a new, pneumonia-like virus that has already infected dozens of people.