The experimental antiviral drug remdesivir completely protected four African green monkeys from a lethal dose of Nipah virus, according to a new study in Science Translational Medicine from National...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Palau, the Palau Ministry of Health reported an additional nine cases last week, bringing the total 196 cases since December 2018. There...

North Dakota’s state veterinarian is reminding livestock producers to vaccinate their animals against anthrax. Dr. Susan Keller says that with the precipitation which has fallen in much of the state,...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The World Health Organization (WHO) reports assisting Nigeria health authorities distribute medications to treat Lymphatic filariasis (LF) across 520 Nigerian Local Government...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 In a follow-up on a report from April, the World Health Assembly approved last week, the designation of a World Chagas Disease Day–A day which aims to raise public awareness...

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By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 Two people in #Mongolia who died from #plague in late April after reportedly consuming raw marmot meat. Some were skeptical of this transmission route; however, here I...

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By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 Today, both the New York City Department of Health and the NY State Department of Health released updated measles numbers, just following the Centers for Disease Control...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 The Florida Department of Health reported an additional 92 hepatitis A cases the week ending May 25, bringing the outbreak total for 2019 to 1312 cases. So far in 2019, counties...

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In this news brief, with summertime upon us–hot weather and warming of the waters–I wanted to spend some time looking at the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri. I look at the parasite...

Summit County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are working together to investigate a small cluster of mumps, a contagious viral illness that can be prevented...