A Johns Hopkins University scientist is studying the ways Nipah virus affects carrier fruit bats to better understand how it spreads to humans.
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.
In October, the first mosquito-transmitted, locally acquired cases of Zika virus were reported in Europe. This has implications far beyond the three people affected and represents a new phase in the global Zika threat.
Candida auris has been found on hospital mattresses, furniture, sinks, and medical equipment. In a new study, researchers wanted to determine how the fungus gets onto those surfaces.
The 2014 – 2015 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak, across the midwest, was the largest and most expensive HPAI outbreak in the US, and still factors associated with the spread of HPAI among the poultry premises remain unclear.
Legionella are not the only bacteria able to survive in protozoa. Single-celled microeukaryotes such as protozoa often harbor other bacteria that do not harm them, so-called endosymbionts. The team of researchers has now discovered that these bacteria significantly influence the proliferation and spread of Legionella.
The maps incorporate 15 years of data collection covering 70 countries, to reveal where anthrax poses global risks to people, livestock, and wildlife.
The urban malaria vector Anopheles stephensi recently invaded Djibouti and Ethiopia, potentially spreading to other areas of Africa.
Researchers aim to identify genes that are important in reducing infection by Influenza A virus in pigs and chickens, along with genes that limit the spread of the virus to people.
This detailed surveillance dataset provided insight into transmission routes and risks. The analysis highlights the key role that age, receiving treatment, and safe burial played in the spread of Ebola virus disease.