The $16.5 million contract from the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), with an option for an additional $30 million, calls for a drug for Marburg virus and Ravn virus to be taken into early human clinical testing.
Agricultural authorities in South China's Hainan Province confirmed that a potential African swine fever vaccine has shown "certain preventive effects" after clinical trials.
The Global Control of African Swine Fever resolution provides a framework to address this global threat through collaborative preparedness, prevention, detection and control measures.
A nationwide Biosurveillance Pilot Program has been launched in Canada to track the epidemiology of equine respiratory pathogens and support equine clinics with response.
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has appeared west of Manitoba's Red River for the first time this year.
The Rwandan Government is tightening border surveillance after the Ebola outbreak crossed the frontier from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into Uganda. Rwanda borders both countries.
A 5-year-old Congolese boy traveling in Uganda has died from the Ebola virus - the first Ebola infection outside the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since an outbreak began. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also reported via Twitter two more Ebola cases in Uganda - relatives of the deceased boy.
Ethiopia reported that 525 people nationwide have been diagnosed with cholera over the last few days.
Researchers found that the Plasmodiumparasites responsible for malaria rely on human liver cell protein for their development into an infectious form.
A Russian molecular biologist says he is planning to produce gene-edited babies, acting against the current scientific consensus that such experiments should be banned until an international ethical framework has agreed on the circumstances and safety measures.