State Veterinarian Doug Meckes is reminding livestock and pet owners to be vigilant in their tick preventative measures during warm weather. Recently, the deaths of five cows in Surry County were linked...

By NewsDesk    @infectiousdiseasenews Mississippi Mississippi health officials have reported the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2019 in a Smith County resident. “This first case of...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the animal anthrax situation in the Lone Star State,  the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has received reports of additional cases. The first anthrax...

By NewsDesk    @infectiousdiseasenews Earlier this week, the Colorado Department of Agriculture reported positive vesicular stomatitis (VSV) test results on samples submitted from two horses in Weld...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The New Mexico Livestock Board (NMLB) has reported suspect Vesicular Stomatitis Virus(VSV) horses (classic tongue and lip lesions) in Valencia and Los Alamos counties. According...

The fungus that causes White-nose Syndrome (WNS), a deadly disease of bats, has been detected in low levels in California for the first time. Fungal DNA of Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) was detected...

A fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS), a deadly disease of hibernating bats but not a direct health risk for humans, has been detected in North Dakota for the first time. The fungus was detected...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In California, Oakland Animal Services is reporting an outbreak of the Canine Influenza Virus (CIV), aka canine flu or dog flu. Local media report about 200 infected...

In a follow-up to a recent report out of Texas, the Texas Department of State Health Services is advising the public how to reduce the risk of people contracting anthrax and other diseases from livestock...

In a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), we learn that the USDA will run the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility...