Transportation biosecurity is an unavoidable risk at most pig operations.
The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries confirmed biosecurity measures had been put in place on a Central West property after a large number of livestock deaths.
Researchers used more than a thousand genomes to predict the animal sources, especially livestock, of Salmonella Typhimurium.
Wednesday, February 06, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ministry of health confirmed one new Ebola infection in Katwa and reported two new deaths from Katwa and Butembo.
Following a recent government call for mass vaccinations against the debilitating tick-borne encephalitis disease, the Swiss Health Office said it considered the entire country – except cantons Geneva and Ticino – to be at risk.
The death toll in the country this year due to swine flu has soared to 226 with the H1N1 virus claiming 31 more lives in a week till Monday, while the number of those affected crossed the 6,000 mark.
Philippines health officials officially declared a measles outbreak in National Capital Region (NCR), which includes Manila on February 6. The Department of Health Epidemiology Bureau has reported nearly 200 confirmed cases through January 19 in the region.
Researchers are worried about the fast development and spread of "superbugs," which are bacteria that do not respond to antibiotics. For the first time, scientists have found potent superbugs in the remote High Arctic of Norway, which they fear does not bode well for the future of antibiotic treatments.
While the numbers of antibiotics annually approved for marketing in the US has increased following a decline in the previous decade, the authors found, the most recently approved drugs represent modifications to existing classes, rather than innovative approaches.
To develop the oral vaccine, the researchers coated magnesium micromotors with red blood cell membranes that displayed the Staphylococcal α-toxin, along with a layer of chitosan to help them stick to the intestinal mucus. Then, they added an enteric coating that protects drugs from the acidic conditions of the stomach.