Plum Island is the only place in the US where vetetrinarians will be able to see African swine fever in the flesh before potentially having to recognize it in the field.
A nationwide Biosurveillance Pilot Program has been launched in Canada to track the epidemiology of equine respiratory pathogens and support equine clinics with response.
Collaborating with industry to highlight a one-team concept is a top priority for the Department of Defense. The Pentagon is committed to accelerating and adapting the traditional acquisition process to improve readiness and modernize the Joint Force. As the DOD modernizes the force, we are modernizing this conference. Anticipate in-depth discussions on the evolving threat, needed future capabilities, acquisition reform, and the future of Warfighter training.
All hospitals in Nairobi have been urged to reactivate cholera treatment units to prevent the spread.
The poultry sample from a sick flock in Willards, MD, was moments away from passing cleanly through a routine bird flu test in December.Then the data showed the presence of avian influenza. The result was in a category termed "non-negative" or "inconclusive." The case demonstrated a gap in bird flu response plans when it came to results that weren't conclusively positive or negative.
In October 2017, a blood sample from a resident of Kween District, Eastern Uganda, tested positive for Marburg virus. Within 24 hour of confirmation, a rapid outbreak response was initiated.
At the University of Pennsylvania, researchers and clinicians have been aiming their energy and expertise at Ebola, searching in the lab for drugs to treat it, in the clinic for strategies to safely contain it, and in the field to understand the social and societal factors that bear on it.
Japan’s Health Ministry has compiled draft guidelines on the release of information about Ebola patients, including the routes they took in or outside the country, in the event the first domestic outbreak. The ministry also drew up a basic policy on the release of information related to potential first-time outbreaks of other serious infectious diseases.
UNICEF’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) initiative has also played an important role in containing the cholera outbreak in Niger. The primary objective of WASH is to provide clean drinking water, safe and dignified sanitation options and education about proper hygiene practices.
Researchers amalgamated the expertise of two European Union expert networks: EMERGE (Efficient response to highly dangerous and emerging pathogens at EU level) and EVD-LabNet (Emerging Viral Diseases Laboratory Network), in order to select and analyze the relevant and some of controversial aspects of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) disease diagnostics with implications for laboratory management of human CCHF cases and any exposed contacts.