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University of Plymouth receives funding to target zoonotic infections

May 7, 2017

Innovate UK has awarded University of Plymouth researchers over half a million dollars to develop a new type of vaccine designed to stop the spread of emerging zoonotic pathogens in the animals themselves, specifically those that cause Rift Valley Fever Virus and Q Fever, according to a press release.

This novel animal vaccine, called a Zoonoses Barrier Vaccine, has less strict approval requirements, meaning that compared with vaccines designed for direct use in humans, the predicted time to commercial availability of this type of vaccine is greatly reduced.

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Veterinarian in NYC contracts avian influenza from cat

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ATLANTA — A veterinarian in New York City was the first person in the United States to contract an avian influenza A virus from a cat, according to researchers…

Climate change brings new infectious disease threats

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One Health approach essential to controlling public health threats

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Rocky Mountain spotted fever can be deadly to both humans and dogs, but diagnosing a dog with the tickborne illness does not guarantee that the owner will be examined…
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Clostridium difficile: Not Just a Hospital Infection

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University of Plymouth receives funding to target zoonotic infections

May 7, 2017
Innovate UK has awarded University of Plymouth researchers over half a million dollars to develop a new type of vaccine…
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University of Plymouth receives funding to target zoonotic infections

May 7, 2017
Innovate UK has awarded University of Plymouth researchers over half a million dollars to develop a new type of vaccine designed to stop the spread…

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Veterinarian in NYC contracts avian influenza from cat

May 2, 2017
ATLANTA — A veterinarian in New York City was the first person in the United States to contract an avian influenza A virus from a cat…

Climate change brings new infectious disease threats

April 22, 2017
Climate change is expected to increase the risk for the spread of numerous types of infectious diseases — including Lyme disease, Zika…

Cover Story

One Health approach essential to controlling public health threats

Infectious Disease News, April 2017
Rocky Mountain spotted fever can be deadly to both humans and dogs, but diagnosing a dog with the tickborne illness does not guarantee that the owner…

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What caused the West African Ebola outbreak?

Infectious Disease News, April 2017
The Ebola virus was first recognized as a human pathogen in 1976, when outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever occurred in areas of Sudan and Zaire between…

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Global efforts to eradicate yaws may require treating pet monkeys

April 14, 2017
As WHO increases efforts to combat the endemic tropical disease yaws, which has resurged over the past 2 decades, researchers suggested that a One…

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Researchers identify potential risk factors for MERS-CoV

April 13, 2017
Milking camels, cleaning farm equipment, and living near animal feces and dogs were among several factors associated with an increased risk for…

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Malaria, Ebola coinfection common in Sierra Leone

April 3, 2017
Patients in Ebola treatment units of Sierra Leone were often coinfected with Malaria parasites, increasing mortality risk, a retrospective cohort

New method can detect infectious diseases using ‘flying syringes’

March 30, 2017
Using hematophagous flies as flying syringes can reveal blood-borne pathogen diversity in wild animals, acting as a tool to detect…

Researchers find mcr-1 in pet food in China

March 21, 2017
Recently, researchers in China said companion animals such as dogs and cats may harbor the mcr-1 gene and pass it to humans. Now, researchers think…

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