The number of dengue fever cases is beginning to peak in Bangladesh, coinciding with the monsoon period. The number of cases is expected to rise as the rainy season continues until September.
The Statens Serum Institut (SSI) of Denmark is currently investigating an outbreak caused by a rare strain of Salmonella that was reported from May 31 to June 25, 2019. While SSI conducts interviews of patients and waits for the whole genome sequencing result, the agency cannot confirm that the outbreak is no longer ongoing.
Japanese Encephalitis has been detected at a pig farm in Tambunan, Malaysia. The Malaysia Department of Veterinary Services has started inspections at all seven pig farms in the vicinity.
A new study showing that removing the S-layer armor (a single layer of protein) that surrounds the bacterium Bacillus anthracis slows its growth and decreases its ability to cause disease. The researchers successfully applied small antibody fragments to control the assembly of the S-layer armor itself, which had an additional benefit in breaking down existing S-layers.
When animals take up residence at zoos, their blood is regularly taken to check their health. Bioinformatic researchers and geneticists are using the samples to search for biomarkers that can facilitate the detection of diseases in animals and humans at an early stage.
A new study describes the application of effective mosquito surveillance using low-cost traps and a tool that tests each mosquito’s species, feeding material, and the presence of malaria parasites. The study also provides new information that may improve understanding of how malaria is transmitted and consequently could be controlled, including that the female Anopheles mosquitoes (the ones that transmit malaria) diets are more varied than previously assumed.
The Welsh government released a five-year plan to decrease antimicrobial resistance in their livestock population. With an emphasis on prevention and judicious use of antimicrobials, the Welsh government aims to use antimicrobials wisely to preserve their effectiveness.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the city of Goma, a major urban center and transportation hub in the country.
Multiple regions in the Philippines have reached the epidemic threshold for dengue fever. The Department of Health has declared a National Dengue Alert.
A mass vaccination of cattle is underway after an anthrax outbreak left one person dead in Kisumu, Kenya. County health officials are educating the public on the dangers of eating contaminated meat.