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Publication Date: April 27, 2021
Post Date: May 19, 2021
The latest research from an experimental malaria vaccine shows an efficacy rate of 77 percent. If the efficacy rate is maintained in further trials, the Oxford University vaccine will be far more effective than any previously tested vaccine.

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Publication Date: April 27, 2021
Post Date: May 19, 2021
In an effort to improve biosecurity at farms, Sheep owners are requested to join a new Facebook group to collaborate with one another and other industry experts. If you are a sheep owner, you can find out more by searching 'The Flock Round-up' on Facebook. This group was created by Animal Health Australia. To read more, use the button on the right.

Tags: biosecurityfarm biosecuritysheep disease

Publication Date: April 27, 2021
Post Date: May 19, 2021
As researchers aim to improve virus detection, new sensors are being developed to detect disease quickly, using only one drop of blood. Currently, researchers from Iowa state University, Ames National Laboratory, and Aptalogic Inc. are working on an option for Ebloa, however, this could also be applied to other viruses such as COVID-19. Read more using the button on the right.

Tags: sensor technologyvirus detectionEbola

Publication Date: April 27, 2021
Post Date: May 19, 2021
Health officials at the Cook Islands Ministry of Health reported the dengue fever virus-type 2 outbreak has reached 162 cases since February 2, 2021. Rarotonga accounts for the majority of cases and thus far, no deaths have occurred. Read more using the link below.

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Publication Date: April 2, 2021
Post Date: April 5, 2021
After 27 days without a new Ebola case, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a new case was reported in Soulouta village in Guinea. There have been 19 total cases and eight deaths.

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Publication Date: April 1, 2021
Post Date: April 5, 2021
The need for vaccine storage at "ultra-low" temperatures is growing and the challenges are just beginning. Read this article to learn more about what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about cold storage, and why investing is key for the future of healthcare.

Tags: vaccine storageCOVID-19

Publication Date: April 1, 2021
Post Date: March 30, 2021
Little is known about transmission cycles for Venezuelan equine encephalitis complex alphaviruses (VEEVs). Researchers tested bats from French Guiana for alphaviruses and identified and isolated a new strain of the encephalitogenic VEEV species Tonate virus (TONV).

Tags: Venezuelan equine encephalitistransmission

Publication Date: March 31, 2021
Post Date: April 5, 2021
Using an air filter, scientists can capture DNA floating through the air and use it to identify animals nearby. In the future, this may be used to identify humans as well, introducing questions about privacy and security.

Tags: DNAbiosecurity

Publication Date: March 31, 2021
Post Date: April 1, 2021
Scientists working with Kansas State University have done eight years of research showing animal feed and its ingredients could introduce and transmit animal diseases such as African swine fever (ASF) into pig populations.

Tags: African swine feverswine diseasefeed biosecurity

Publication Date: March 30, 2021
Post Date: April 5, 2021
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists have been working on developing bacteria with a genetic code. The bacteria has shown to multiply like naturally occurring organisms.

Tags: synthetic biologybiotechnology