The livestock industry in South East Asia is continuing to struggle with outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in most mainland countries.
A 19th-century doctor famously mapped cholera’s toll to try and understand its origin and spread—but that's only part of the story.
An international study provides a new model to help identify and understand superspreaders and other forms of extreme competence, including less studied "superdiluters" that may protect individuals against infection risk.
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an algorithm that could give pig farms advance notice of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreaks. The proof-of-concept algorithm has potential for use in real-time prediction of other disease outbreaks in food animals.
Researchers identified space-time clusters of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, to understand the dynamics and interaction between these simultaneously circulating arboviruses in a densely populated and heterogeneous city.
From 1969 to 2016, 33 cases of Lassa fever were diagnosed in travelers from West Africa to nine other countries, according to a new report. Researchers suggested that the “ease and frequency of international travel” means health care providers will continue to see Lassa fever cases in areas where the disease is not endemic.
Until recently, Tibet has been relatively isolated from the outside world, and has stayed rabies free for almost two decades. However, from 2015 to 2017, one human case has been reported each year.
Ebola virus can persist in immunologically protected body sites in survivors of Ebola virus disease, creating the potential to initiate new chains of transmission.
Scientists will conduct research in two national parks in southern Africa that differ in the timing and severity of anthrax outbreaks. They will investigate the roles of host, pathogen and environment to understand how the pathogen-host interaction evolves and contributes to the differences in anthrax occurrences in the two study areas.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) clade 22.214.171.124 spread in France during 2016–2017. Researchers assessed the biosecurity and avian influenza virus infection status of 70 backyard flocks near H5N8-infected commercial farms. Backyard flocks linked to commercial farms had elevated risk for H5 infection.