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NAM President Victor J. Dzau, a member of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), convened by the World Health Organization and the World Bank Group after the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, is among the international expert authors of a new GPMB report that outlines steps to prepare for and mitigate the effects of a widespread global health emergency.Read More
Publication date: October 2019Source: Veterinary Microbiology, Volume 237Author(s): Yanping Zhang, Zhenghao Yu, Xingge Lan, Feng Zhang, Qi Wang, Kai Li, Qing Pan, Yulong Gao, Xiaole Qi, Hong-yu Cui, Yongqiang Wang, Li Gao, Xiaomei Wang, Changjun LiuAbstractThe prevalence of Marek’s disease (MD) caused by Gallid herpesvirus-2 (GaHV-2) has been increasing in chickens in China despite universal vaccination. Among the possible reasons for this trend, of Reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV) contamination in vaccines could lead to co-infection and reduce the vaccine efficacy. Here, we report the epidemiological findings of ou...
By STUART H. SMITH Imagine a massive public health crisis in the United States that affects tens of thousands of people. Now imagine that the government had a simple tool at its disposal that could prevent this kind of physical and psychological trauma. You might think that I’m writing about America’s deadly outbreak of gun violence, which has made headlines this summer from Dayton to El Paso. But actually I’m talking about a different crisis that affects even more people – all of them children — and which could be sharply reduced with one simple step that lacks the bitter political anim...
Michigan is urging residents in several counties to cancel or postpone outdoor events. The call comes amid the state's worst outbreak of a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus in more than a decade. There have been seven confirmed human cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE, in Michigan, and three people have died. At least 20 cases have been reported in five states.
Thailand has culled more than 200 pigs this week, authorities said on Tuesday, in the first such action amid heightened fears of a potential outbreak of African swine fever.
This report describes an outbreak of erysipelas in a colony of captive Humboldt penguins (Spheniscus humboldti). The only previously reported case in a related species was of an individual little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor). Five Humboldt penguins in a mixed colony displayed non-specific signs of illness, including lethargy, inappetence and regurgitation after movement for exhibit upgrading. There was no improvement after 5 days of treatment with oral enrofloxacin (10 mg/kg q24h). Four Humboldt penguins, including two that were not part of the original five displaying signs of illness, died during this outbreak and...
[Monitor] The US government has lauded Uganda's effort in containing Ebola outbreak that is currently ravaging the Democratic Republic of Congo.
[WHO] In response to an outbreak of Yellow Fever in Bauchi State, Governor Senator Bala Mohammed on 12 September 2019 initiated a vaccination campaign against the disease in Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA).
The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, led by former prime minister of Norway and WHO director-general, Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, said preparations have been 'grossly insufficient' so far.
[Africa Check] Despite the country being a key focus of the global campaign to eradicate the mosquito-borne disease, authorities are struggling to land the telling blow.