So far in 2019, outbreaks of H5N1 and H5N6 bird flu have been reported in 13 communes in 11 Vietnamese localities.
When current Ebola otbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) began a year ago, the global stockpile of a new, promising vaccine was 300,000 doses. But as the virus continues to spread geographically, the supply of the new vaccine is dwindling, and is expected to run out before the outbreak ends.
A large increase in the number of dengue fever cases has been reported in Bangladesh, making July a significant month for Bangladesh’s efforts to combat the outbreak.
A company associated with Purdue University has developed an easy-to-use cholera detection system that can diagnose the disease in as little as 30 minutes.
According to a study conducted at Saint Louis University, artificial intelligence (AI) has the ability to analyze routinely captured data to monitor handwashing compliance within hospitals and provide feedback to individual healthcare workers.
In mBio a team of experts urged state and federal entities to fund research and to develop new diagnostic tests that target chronic wasting disease, a prion disease that maintains a small risk to cross species and infect humans.
A senior official for the Bulgarian food safety authority has reported that another industrial pig farm with over 40,000 pigs is experiencing an outbreak of African swine fever.
Butembo, a trading city in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), relies on ‘taxi-motos,’ but the taxi unions are resistant to helping government Ebola response efforts – and their bikes could be spreading the disease
Researchers developed a technique using wave energy to reduce virus detection time by half for malaria, dengue fever, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and other infectious diseases. Minimizing hospital detection time from one hour to 25 minutes may help make a diagnosis in time to treat patients properly.
Singapore officials reported 652 cases of dengue in the past week, totaling 8,023 for the year thus far. Compared to this time period last year, 2019 has five times more cases.