A Johns Hopkins University scientist is studying the ways Nipah virus affects carrier fruit bats to better understand how it spreads to humans.
Over time, chronic wasting disease (CWD) prevalence always increases. The longer the disease is around, the greater the infection rate in host animals like white-tailed deer.
An Ebola survivor fell ill with the disease for a second time in eastern Congo, the Congolese health authorities said it was not yet clear if it was a case of relapse or reinfection.
Researchers conducted a review of molecular and serological investigations through PubMed and EMBASE from September 2012 to 15 November 2018 to measure sub-clinical or asymptomatic Middle East Respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection within and outside of health care settings.
Researchers reviewed human plague cases in Zimbabwe and risk factors associated with the epidemiology and ecology of the disease.
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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.