In the Journals

Surveillance for novel flu viruses should target swine workers with ‘intense’ exposure to pigs

September 10, 2019
A study of hundreds of swine workers in China showed that they are at an increased risk for infections with enzootic swine influenza A viruses…
In the JournalsPerspective

Global warming may have contributed to emergence of C. auris

August 5, 2019
Global warming may have played a critical role in the emergence of Candida auris, researchers reported in mBio. C. auris
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…