Malaria Transmission in Madagascar: Study reveals new findings

A new study describes the application of effective mosquito surveillance using low-cost traps and a tool that tests each mosquito’s species, feeding material, and the presence of malaria parasites. The study also provides new information that may improve understanding of how malaria is transmitted and consequently could be controlled, including that the female Anopheles mosquitoes (the ones that transmit malaria) diets are more varied than previously assumed.

Comparative Analysis of Eleven Healthcare-Associated Outbreaks of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-Cov) from 2015 to 2017

Researchers analyzed epidemiologic and clinical data of laboratory-confirmed Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases from eleven healthcare-associated outbreaks in Saudi Arabia and the South Korea between 2015–2017.

Risk factors associated with the occurrence of anthrax outbreaks in livestock in the country of Georgia: A case-control investigation 2013-2015

Anthrax is endemic in Georgia, and livestock are required to be vaccinated by owners. There has been an increase in human cases associated with livestock handling.