Industry stakeholders are working together to commercialize an automatic swine trailer sterilization system
Surveillance and rapid detection of an Ebola case are vital tools in the race to end the current Ebola outbreak.To provide quicker lab analysis needed for quick detection, heath officials expanded on an approach started dueing a previous outbreak but with only a single mobile laboratory. This time, multiple “mobile” laboratories that operate as extensions of the National Institute of Biomedical Research have been set up in field locations because closer proximity to outbreak hot spots speeds up the confirmation of a case.
Pakistan began vaccinating millions of children against typhoid on Friday, November 15, in response to a drug-resistant superbug outbreak of the fever that has already infected 11,000 people since 2016 and risks spreading internationally.
In October, the first mosquito-transmitted, locally acquired cases of Zika virus were reported in Europe. This has implications far beyond the three people affected and represents a new phase in the global Zika threat.
Schools in Samoa were closed indefinitely on Monday, November 18, and children were barred from public gatherings in response to a measles epidemic that has killed at least 16 people.
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative reported that there have been 41 cVDPV2 cases from seven outbreaks reported in 2019..
African Swine Fever (ASF) has been found in wild boar in Poland, heightening the risk of it moving across Europe.
Russia's Cherkizovo Group has implemented various biosecurity measures to keep African swine fever out including color-coded trucks, border fences, and catered lunches.
Japan's Health Ministry said that antidote auto-injections by non-medical professionals will be permitted should toxic agents be dispersed in a terrorist attack. This is in preparation for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
The effort started in Pinellas County, where health department teams are knocking on doors in neighborhoods at higher risk for the virus.