Researchers took advantage of a modified rabies virus vector, and incorporated a gene from Nipah virus - creating a viral particle that displays components of both viruses on its surface.
An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has killed more than 700 people and is continuing to spread does not constitute an international emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, April 12. Declaring the epidemic a “public health emergency of international concern” would have signaled that greater resources and international coordination are needed.
Of more than 90,000 people who were vaccinated, only 71 went on to develop Ebola. Fifty-six of those people developed symptoms fewer than 10 days after being vaccinated, suggesting the vaccine had not yet had time to fully protect them.
Health officials in French Polynesia are reporting the confirmation of several autochthonous cases of dengue type 2 dengue, unrelated and scattered over several communes in Tahiti.
The New Mexico Department of Health has reported the first case of plague, this year, in Quay County. Health officials say a ranch dog was reported with the illness.
A bird flu (H5N1) outbreak has affected 13 poultry farms and one turkey farm at Dhamdara in Phuentsholing, Bhutan.
If foreign animal disease breaks in the United States, state veterinarians will be first in command.
The threat posed to Australia's livestock industries by foot and mouth disease was highlighted for Biosecurity Queensland inspector Dan Burton on a recent research trip to Nepal, where he saw firsthand the impacts of the infection in cattle.
This warning follows confirmation of 18 new Ebola cases on Tuesday, April 9 – the highest single day figure in the now eight month-long outbreak. Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Health Ministry also reported that 10 died people from Ebola on Tuesday, including eight who died in their communities having not sought treatment and support.
The fact that basic supportive care for patients with Ebola virus disease could be debated seems incongruous with the fundamental principles of clinical care.