China had regulations against germline editing when the scientist edited two female embryos genes using CRISPR to make them (theoretically) resistant to HIV infection.
African swine fever that first swept through China is now spreading across Asia.
The Democratice Republic of Congo (DRC) is in the midst of the second-largest Ebola outbreak in recorded history. The response to this oubreak has been slowed by violence - during a five month period this year, there were 130 attacks on healthcare facilities.
There are fears that the latest clashes between ethnic groups could hamper efforts to combat an Ebola outbreak in the region.
So far in 2019, there have been seven cases of Japanese encephalitis reported in Taiwan.
Ukraine reported 967 measles cases during the past week bringing the total case count to 54,065 since the beginning of the year.
Public health officials fear the emergence of a new flu virus that could be more lethal than seasonal influenza, and become a pandemic by spreading across the world.
Researchers developed a new vaccine against anthrax that can generate an immune response to anthrax toxin as well as its spores rather than just the toxin as existing vaccines do.
Treatment with BAT® [Botulism Antitoxin Heptavalent (Equine)] was associated with shorter hospital and intensive care unit stays.
To help combat antimicrobial resistance, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the AWaRe portal which divides antibiotics into three groups – Access, Watch and Reserve.