University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) researchers have developed a less expensive way to produce vaccines that cuts the cost of vaccine production and storage by 80 percent without decreasing safety or effectiveness.
The new E coli-fighting tactic uses CRISPR DNA to systematically perturb gene expression in the bacteria.
This review gives an overview of lessons learned from the 1918 influenza pandemic, highlighting new insights into our understanding of viral pathogenesis and their impact on our preparedness for the next outbreak of influenza.
On September 12-14, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a pandemic influenza functional exercise in response to a fictional influenza pandemic with federal, state, local, and non-governmental partners.
African Swine Fever (ASF) made its entrance into Western Europe as well as China this fall, causing a lot of nervousness amongst pig professionals worldwide. Pig Progress editor Vincent ter Beek enquired with ASF experts in various countries.
China’s agriculture ministry said on Tuesday, October 09, that the country’s African swine fever outbreak remains complex and severe, and prevention and control efforts are in a pivotal period.
Local authorities culled 1,029 birds following the outbreak.
The Congolese health ministry, on October 6, reported another five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, blaming the higher-than-normal daily increase on community resistance to disease response efforts.
As of September 23, investigational agents had been administered to 38 patients — MAb114 (22), remdesivir (9), and ZMapp (7). Nineteen of these patients had been discharged, 12 had died, and seven had remained hospitalized; those who died were in advanced stages of disease when treatment was initiated.
In 2018, 20 Pasadena, CA, residents have been confirmed to have typhus fever, well above the expected one to five cases per year.