Biosecurity and vigilant reporting are key tools in the process of stopping porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreaks.
A Saskatoon, Canada organization has been given federal approval to develop a vaccine for deadly African Swine Fever.
Since the beginning of 2019, approximately 310,000 suspected cases of measles have been reported across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with 6.000 fatalities, figures that are underreported, according to Médecins Sans Frontières.
The three patients were treated at separate hospitals in New York City. Samples from the three patients were resistant to all three classes of commonly prescribed antifungal drugs.
HIV infection causes a loss of immunity to smallpox, even in people who were vaccinated as kids and are taking antiretroviral drugs.
Researchers completed Bacillus anthracis nanopore whole-genome sequencing from a human anthrax isolate hours after receipt. The de novo assembled genome showed no evidence of known antimicrobial resistance genes or introduced plasmid(s). Same-day genomic characterization enhances public health emergency response.
Once an outbreak of pandemic potential has been identified, models have enormous potential to improve the effectiveness of the response. Models can be used to synthesize data to provide enhanced situational awareness, predict the future course of the pandemic, and to plan mitigation strategies.
In medical emergencies, attention is not usually given to what happens to the body fluid samples taken during the course of the outbreak, and what is left behind has implications for global biosecurity.
The avian influenza virus that was diagnosed on New Years eve at a poultry farm in Poland appears to be spreading with seven outbreaks of highly pathogenic bird flu now confirmed.
The ban will remain in effect while official checks are carried out for African swine fever at pig holdings, on vehicles used to transport them and at the final destinations of the animals, the agency said.