Researchers have developed a mathematical framework to estimate the value of investing in developing and conserving an antibiotic to mitigate the burden of bacterial infections caused by resistant Staphylococcus aureus during a pandemic influenza outbreak.
It’s not just H5N1 that has dissipated. The virus’s nearly-as-scary cousin, H7N9, emerged in China in 2013 and sickened more than 1,500 people in China over five years, killing roughly 40 percent of them.
Bulgaria has confirmed a new case of African swine fever in a wild boar near in the northeastern town of Devnya.
Between January 29 and February 7 in total 52 carcasses were found positive for African Swine Fever (ASF).
Researchers with Texas A&M University recently conducted a trial using electronic accelerometers attached to the legs of 364 high-risk feedyard calves in four research blocks. At the same time, trained animal-health-care personnel regularly observed the calves and recorded clinical illness scores and depression scores as indicators of bovine respiratory disease (BRD).
Seventeen states place in the top tier of a three-tiered measure of performance on 10 indicators of public health and emergency readiness.
A detailed analysis of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is providing clues about the progression of the effects of the Ebola virus in patients and potential treatment pathways. The findings point to a critical role for a molecular pathway that relies on the common nutrient choline, as well as the importance of cellular bodies known as microvesicles.
Over the weekend and through Monday, February 11, the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia recorded 10 more cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), including seven in an ongoing outbreak in Wadi ad-Dawasir.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports from September 3, 2018 to February 5, 2019, a total of 53,459 measles cases were recorded (lab confirmed and epi-linked), including 312 deaths.
Close interaction between avian influenza (AI) viruses and humans in Egypt appears to have resulted in many of the worldwide cases of human infections by both H5N1 and H9N2 AI viruses.