Scientists have developed a computer program, Environmental Monitoring With an Agent-Based Model of Listeria (EnABLe), that can simulate the most likely locations in processing facilities where foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes might be found.
The discoveries were made by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources staff screening meat confiscated at Australian international airports.
Pork sausage fragments originating from China's Shandong Province and tossed out at an airport in Taiwan tested positive for African swine fever, a Taiwanese official said.
Mongolia has culled a total of 2,394 pigs to contain the spread of African swine plague, a senior official said Tuesday, February 12.
Vaccine development for challenging diseases like Ebola and Marburg viruses remains a very difficult task. The pace at which the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine has been developed and implemented, in addition to the effectiveness of the ring vaccination strategy, has paved a way for dealing with future outbreaks.
Fiji media reports 98 leptospirosis cases since the beginning of the year, including four deaths.
With five countries in Western Africa reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organization (WHO) has scaled up its efforts to support the region’s response to the disease. While these outbreaks are occurring during the Lassa fever season in countries where the disease is endemic, the speed of escalation is of concern.
Researchers amalgamated the expertise of two European Union expert networks: EMERGE (Efficient response to highly dangerous and emerging pathogens at EU level) and EVD-LabNet (Emerging Viral Diseases Laboratory Network), in order to select and analyze the relevant and some of controversial aspects of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) disease diagnostics with implications for laboratory management of human CCHF cases and any exposed contacts.
In recent years, severe illness due to influenza C virus has been reported from different geographic regions, but little data have come from Africa.
The risks involved in medical tourism aren't just personal. Having surgery abroad could also mean bringing back a drug-resistant superbug and putting people in the patient’s home country at risk, Canadian officials warn.