Plague outbreak in Madagascar hits cities, includes more virulent form

October 2, 2017
An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has spread to large urban areas, including the capital city and port towns, infecting at least 114 people and…
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Researchers propose limiting meat intake to keep antibiotics effective

Infectious Disease News, November 2017
Researchers said that capping drug use in animals, imposing a user fee on the price of veterinary antimicrobials or limiting meat intake could reduce…
In the Journals PlusPerspective

Researchers propose limiting meat intake to keep antibiotics effective

October 2, 2017
Researchers said that capping drug use in animals, imposing a user fee on the price of veterinary antimicrobials or limiting meat intake could reduce…
In the Journals

Genetic modification alters mating preference of malaria mosquitoes

September 28, 2017
A genetic modification that helps Anopheles mosquitoes combat malaria also alters their mating preferences in a way that helps them spread the…

Q&A: Global eradication of rabies possible with vaccination

September 28, 2017
Rabies, an infectious viral disease that can be fatal without vaccination, causes tens of thousands of deaths every year globally, according to WHO. …
In the Journals

Researchers discover new animal hosts for Chagas disease vectors

September 27, 2017
Researchers from the University of California, Riverside have discovered that tayras, New World monkeys, sloths, porcupines and coatis can host…

CDC highlights security programs against infectious disease

September 26, 2017
Over the past decade alone, epidemiologists have been kept busy responding to infectious disease outbreaks with enormous global health and economic…

UK site will produce billions of genetically modified mosquitoes

September 23, 2017
A British company plans to build a centralized facility with the capacity to produce one billion genetically modified mosquito eggs every week…
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MERS-CoV: Waiting for Godot for answers

Infectious Disease News, September 2017
Donald Kaye, MD MACP; Majorie P Pollack, MD
The Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, has been responsible for sporadic cases of respiratory illness in the Middle East…

Bacteria from guinea pigs may cause severe pneumonia in people

September 12, 2017
Physicians said bacteria from guinea pigs caused three cases of severe pneumonia in the Netherlands. Writing in The New England Journal of