A study conducted in Brazil shows that Zika virus infections in pregnant women are linked to below-average neurologic development in 32 percent of their children.
Researchers found that the current epidemic strain originated in Venezuela and in Roraima State and Pará State in Brazil.
Equine influenza virus infection risk is not limited to equids; dogs, cats, and humans are susceptible. Equine influenza is spread by direct and indirect contact, and recent epizootics also suggest wind-aided aerosol transmission, and with increased international transport and commerce in horses this could lead to emergent strains and potential global spread.
An epidemiological investigation identified five clinical cases of secondary monkeypox infection spread over three waves of intrafamilial infection, originating from an index case- with a primary infection.
A homeless man required multiple surgeries due to a Vibrio vulnificus infection.
Researchers found that the Plasmodiumparasites responsible for malaria rely on human liver cell protein for their development into an infectious form.
Nipah virus, a zoonotic disease transmitted to humans from several different animal species, infection gets its name from the village in Malaysia where the person from whom the virus was first isolated succumbed to the disease.
The term leishmaniasis describes closely related diseases caused by approximately 30 distinct species, subspecies, and strains of leishmania parasites.
Dromedary camels play a significant part in the circulation and the zoonotic transmission of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Researchers demonstrated that Bactrian camels are also susceptible to MERS-CoV infection and shed large quantities of infectious virus in nasal secretions.
The 1918 influenza pandemic, may have emerged up to two years earlier than previously believed, and may have been dismissed as a "minor infection".