In an effort to control the spread of African swine fever in the country, the state government has established 20 kilometer sanitary zones around high-risk areas and is compensating every family that voluntarily culls their home-raised pigs.
Researchers have found linkages between positive patient reviews and the prescription of antibiotics related to telemedicine. The study found that antibiotics were prescribed in 55% of 12,842 telemedicine encounters reviewed and raised questions about the potentials for enabling antibiotic resistance.
A fourth case of Ebola has been detected in the city of Goma. Healthcare workers in the city are working quickly to contain the spread of the virus throughout Goma.
According to a study conducted in rural Kenya by Tufts University, roundworm infections can be significantly reduced by improving water treatment techniques and the quality of drinking water.
This article discusses the effects and the response activities occurring during the current outbreak of African swine fever in Vietnam.
The World Health Organization conducted a study on drug-resistant HIV in 12 countries over the past 4 years and have found that more than 10% of adults being treated for HIV have developed a drug-resistant strain within these 12 countries.
This article touches on the United Kingdom’s Pirbright Institute to destroy all of its samples of Rinderpest, an eradicated virus. The institute’s technique of conducting whole genome sequencing of the samples and then destroying them provides a talking point on what facilities should do with samples of viruses that have been eradicated.
Scientists from Worcester Polytechnic institute have manufactured a novel chip consisting of carbon nanotubes that is designed to catch and potentially culture circulating tumor cells to aid in the early detection of cancer.
Bangladesh is responding to the most widespread dengue outbreak it has ever seen, with 61 out of 64 of its districts reporting cases. Over 9,500 new cases were reported in July alone.
Hospital patients in the United Kingdom have been exposed to listeria from eating contaminated food provided by seven hospitals. The government states that there have not been any new cases related to this outbreak and that the risk to public health is very low.