The New Mexico Department of Health has reported the first case of plague, this year, in Quay County. Health officials say a ranch dog was reported with the illness.
Two doses of the vaccine provided complete protection against both inhalational anthrax and pneumonic plague in animal models. Further, results establish the T4 nanoparticle as a novel platform to develop multivalent vaccines against pathogens of high public health significance.
Researchers determined that Tibetan sheep, who make up about one-third of China's total sheep population, carry plague and can transmit it to humans.
Researchers report a dual-route vaccination approach for plague, able to induce a rapid response involving systemic and mucosal immunity, whilst also providing ease of use in those resource-poor settings most vulnerable to disease outbreaks.
Researchers escribe a semiautomated bead-based flow cytometric assay developed for plague monitoring in wildlife called the F1 Luminex plague assay (F1-LPA).
Idaho state health officials are reporting on the first confirmed human case of plague identified in the state since 1992. It is not clear whether the child was exposed to plague in Idaho or during a recent trip to Oregon.
Researchers used molecular engineering to develop vaccines against anthrax, plague, and tularemia that uses a common delivery method, or “single vector,” to carry protective antigens to the immune system.
Research shows that amoebae could play a role in protecting the plague pathogen between outbreaks.
Researchers conducted environmental genetic surveys and laboratory co-culture infection experiments to assess whether plague bacteria were resistant to digestion by ameba species.
The number of important and newsworthy events of 2017 are numerous and narrowing it to 10 is a challenge.