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Scientists unlock planthoppers' potential to control future crop disease outbreaks

(eLife) Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Zoology have discovered how a severe rice virus reproduces inside the small brown planthopper, a major carrier of the virus.
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European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 11/13/2017 This 228-page report presents the results of the zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2016 in 37 European countries (28 Member States [MS] and nine non-MS). It summarizes trends and sources for Yersinia (plague) and tularemia, both Category A bioterrorism agents; brucella, a Category B bioterrorism Agent; bovine tuberculosis, trichinellosis, echinococcosis, toxoplasmosis, rabies, Q fever, and West Nile fever. (PDF)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
Health department says about 1,000 people in the community had close contact with someone who has the highly contagious respiratory disease
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A MEASLES outbreak has spread to five areas of the UK, including four cities and Surrey. Parents have been urged to make sure children are vaccinated to stop the deadly spread.
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A MEASLES outbreak has spread to five areas of the UK, including four cities and Surrey. Parents have been urged to make sure children are vaccinated to stop the deadly spread.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
SALMONELLA cases have increased three per cent in the European Union since 2014, and experts have urged countries to take action. Here are the signs and symptoms to watch out for.
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GIDEON what’s new summary: December 11 to December 13, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (14 updates) 14 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (134 updates) 1 Clinical note56 Diseases77 Country notesMap The post Update: December 13, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
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(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation. That's why scientists, investigating an outbreak of respiratory disease in a community of wild chimpanzees in Uganda's Kibale National Park, were surprised and dismayed to discover that a human 'common cold' virus known as rhinovirus C was killing healthy chimps.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Authors: Mérens A, Bigaillon C, Delaune D Abstract The Ebola virus disease outbreak observed in West Africa from March 2014 to June 2016 has led to many fundamental and applied research works. Knowledge of this virus has substantially increased. Treatment of many patients in epidemic countries and a few imported cases in developed countries led to developing new diagnostic methods and to adapt laboratory organization and biosafety precautions to perform conventional biological analyses. Clinical and biological monitoring of patients infected with Ebola virus disease helped to determine severity criteria and ...
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
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Source: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Short Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2017 Source:Antiviral Research Author(s): Renqiang Liu, Jinliang Wang, Yu Shao, Xijun Wang, Huilei Zhang, Lei Shuai, Jinying Ge, Zhiyuan Wen, Zhigao Bu Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been a highly threatening zoonotic pathogen since its outbreak in 2012. Similar to SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV belongs to the coronavirus family and can induce severe respiratory symptoms in humans, with an average case fatality rate of 35% according to the World Health Organization. Spike (S) protein of MERS-CoV is immunogenic and can induce neutralizing antibodies, thus is a...
Source: Antiviral Therapy - Category: Virology Source Type: research
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