Researchers reviewed human plague cases in Zimbabwe and risk factors associated with the epidemiology and ecology of the disease.
Indonesia saw a 76% drop in dengue infections in the part of Indonesia where the mosquitoes were released. In Brazil, treated neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro saw rates of dengue infections fall by 70%, and infections with chikungunya was 75% lower. North Queensland, Australia, hasn’t had a dengue in five years, and there has been a 96% reduction in locally acquired dengue infections.
A survey was conducted by the Nakuru Regional Veterinary Investigation Laboratory (RVIL) found that foot and mouth disease (FMD) is prevalent on farms where owners keep cattle as a ‘side hustle’, are headed by females and are aged 36-60 as many increasingly give their animals local brew.
The positive samples were taken from wild boars.
Homemade, experimental, and imported vaccines against African swine fever virus are prohibited, and risk untold biosafety hazards for the world’s largest pork industry
Industry stakeholders are working together to commercialize an automatic swine trailer sterilization system
Surveillance and rapid detection of an Ebola case are vital tools in the race to end the current Ebola outbreak.To provide quicker lab analysis needed for quick detection, heath officials expanded on an approach started dueing a previous outbreak but with only a single mobile laboratory. This time, multiple “mobile” laboratories that operate as extensions of the National Institute of Biomedical Research have been set up in field locations because closer proximity to outbreak hot spots speeds up the confirmation of a case.
Pakistan began vaccinating millions of children against typhoid on Friday, November 15, in response to a drug-resistant superbug outbreak of the fever that has already infected 11,000 people since 2016 and risks spreading internationally.
In October, the first mosquito-transmitted, locally acquired cases of Zika virus were reported in Europe. This has implications far beyond the three people affected and represents a new phase in the global Zika threat.
Schools in Samoa were closed indefinitely on Monday, November 18, and children were barred from public gatherings in response to a measles epidemic that has killed at least 16 people.