Estimating the value of interventions to reduce antibiotic use requires predictions of future levels of antibiotic resistance. However, modeling the trajectory of antibiotic resistance, and how marginal changes in antibiotic consumption contribute to resistance, is complex.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy and the State Cartographer's Office have developed a prototype systemthat maps out trends in antibiotic resistance across Wisconsin.
Streptococcus suis has recently re-emerged as a significant cause of increased mortality in piglets and growing pigs.
South Africa has detected an outbreak of African swine fever on a farm in North West province.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has been intensifying African swine fever (ASF) vaccine research efforts since November in collaboration with the USDA. The African Swine Fever Task Force was created, based out of S&T’s Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC), to tackle this threat to the swine industry.
The product is the first vaccine on the market to offer triple protection against ery, parvo and nine different serovars of Leptospira.
The Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for Emergencies (B-LiFE) is designed to provide rapid identification of pathogens and to do so safely.
Using a small wire that is one-fourth the size of a human hair, the researchers developed a sensor that can detect as few as 10 antibody molecules within 20 minutes. Standard medical testing requires billions or trillions of antibody molecules for detection and can take up to a day to process.
The new cases raise the outbreak total to 1,154, including 731 deaths, for a case-fatality rate of 63.3 percent..
After previously ravishing hundreds of people in Mohmand, Pakistan, a leishmaniasis outbreak has been reported in South Waziristan with hundreds of patients registered at the district headquarters hospital (DHQ) while others have sought treatment at the Bannu District Headquarters Hospital.