The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the formation of an international committee aimed at establishing uniform guidelines for editing human DNA in ways that can be passed down to future generations.
The baby adds to a case total of 829, including 768 confirmed cases and 61 probable. Another 201 suspected cases are under investigation in what is now the second-largest Ebola outbreak in global history.
UNICEF’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) initiative has also played an important role in containing the cholera outbreak in Niger. The primary objective of WASH is to provide clean drinking water, safe and dignified sanitation options and education about proper hygiene practices.
Enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) is an emerging pathogen that causes a wide range of disorders including severe neurological manifestations. In the past 20 years.
Researchers have begun asking the question of whether patients ought to be preemptively screened for diseases and other health problems after traveling overseas.
As several Zika virus vaccine candidates undergo clinical trials, a group of investigators is taking an alternate approach to quell transmission by genetically engineering mosquitoes to be resistant to the virus.
Epidemiologists, veterinarians, and laboratory technicians from across Kyrgyzstan participated in a five-day specialized training to deepen their knowledge on existing diagnostic methods and procedures to prevent outbreaks caused by high-threat pathogens – such as anthrax, cholera, rabies, and brucellosis.
The plan seeks to prevent and control bird flu outbreaks and help form disease-free poultry farming zones and chains, thus minimizing the disease's impact on Vietnam's public health, food safety, and trading activities.
This is the first time a product sample from outside China has tested positive for African swine fever, the Council of Agriculture revealed Friday. February 15.
Scientists who study predictive systems, doubt that it will be possible to predict exactly what will happen next in a disease outbreak, because the most important variables can change so much from one outbreak to another.