A new vaccine provided complete protection, in nonhuman primates, against three types of equine encephalitic viruses that are possible bioterrorism agents.
Prions are not only shed by deer carcasses but can spread in the environment through urine, feces, saliva and even antler velvet, and a deer is likely shedding contagious prions months, if not years before clinical signs appear.
Canned meat products from Hong Kong that entered the Philippines in March and were seized by the government have tested positive for African swine fever.
Vietnam's central Quang Binh province has been hit by African swine fever in a household in the province's Minh Hoa district.
Listeria is so prevalent in the environment that food processing plants are subject to constant exposure, and unlike other foodborne bacteria Listeria continues to grow at low temperatures.
A 50-year-old woman infected with Ebola has died in Uganda, a day after her grandson died - these are the first two Ebola cases reported in Uganda since the virus spread from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering whether to declare the Ebola outbreak in central Africa a global health crisis after cases spread to Uganda from Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Level 3, the lowest level of activation, allows the CDC to provide increased operational support for the response to meet the outbreak’s evolving challenges.
The US Department of Defense Global Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance Program compared the differences in vaccine effectiveness of cell-derived and egg-derived vaccines.
The biotechnology safety regulations focus on preventing bioterrorism, activities that violate ethics, along with avoiding biosafety hazards.