In the Journals

33% of animal-use probiotics contain pathogens; spillover to humans documented

July 25, 2019
A study of animal-use probiotics in China showed that approximately one-third contained “life-threatening” pathogens, and that colonized…

Colorado State University receives $9.5M to develop Rift Valley fever vaccine

July 22, 2019
Colorado State University announced a $9.5 million partnering agreement with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, or CEPI, to develop…
In the Journals

HEV in pigs a ‘permanent zoonotic disease risk’

July 8, 2019
Hepatitis E virus circulates in domestic pigs and represents a “permanent zoonotic disease risk,” particularly among occupationally…

Trump signs pandemic preparedness bill into law

June 26, 2019
President Donald J. Trump this week signed the Pandemics and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act, or PAHPAI, into law. The bill…

5 stories for the first World Food Safety Day

June 7, 2019
Today, June 7, marks the first U.N. World Food Safety Day. According to WHO, contaminated food sickens nearly one in 10 people worldwide, or roughly…
Breaking News

Congress takes step to support BARDA’s mission of pandemic preparedness

June 5, 2019
Congress recently passed the Pandemics and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act, or PAHPAI, which will allow the Biomedical Advanced…
Eye on ID

Monkeypox, a close relative of smallpox, is still with us

Infectious Disease News, May 2019
Thomas M. Yuill, PhD; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Although smallpox has been eradicated, monkeypox has not. Monkeypox, which can easily be confused clinically with smallpox, should it ever reappear…
Meeting News

Resistance against ‘last resort’ antibiotic reported at UK animal hospital

April 16, 2019
Bacteria samples from four animals at a small animal hospital in the United Kingdom were found to be resistant to linezolid, an antibiotic that is…
In the Journals

Swift response kept humans safe during ‘massive’ anthrax outbreak in wildlife

April 10, 2019
A rapid public health response was credited with keeping a “massive” anthrax outbreak at a national park in Namibia from spilling over to…
In the Journals

In anthrax attack, brief checklist can rapidly identify victims

March 19, 2019
A brief checklist detailing the signs and symptoms of anthrax illness can give medical personnel the ability to identify victims and “rapidly…