By NewsDesk   @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials with NHS Mid Essex are reporting an outbreak of invasive Group A streptococcus (iGAS) infections among elderly people receiving treatment for wounds...

Some MRSA infections could be tackled using widely-available antibiotics, suggests new research from an international collaboration led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Sanger...

Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have identified African swine fever virus (ASFV) proteins that can trigger an immune response in pigs. The team hopes to develop a vaccine using these proteins that...

Ukraine health officials reported an additional 967 measles – 436 adults and 531 children, during the past week. This brings the total cases to 54,065 people – 25,439 adults and 28,626 children,...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In Sweden, the National Institute of Public Health, or Folkhälsomyndigheten is reporting a new outbreak of infections caused by Yersinia enterocolitica type O3. The source...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 France is reporting an epidemic of varicella, or chickenpox infections, according to a recent Bulletin du réseau Sentinelles (computer translated), which includes at least twelve...

By Robert Herriman   @bactiman63 Last week, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health reported (computer translated) a Campylobacter outbreak in Askøy, Hordaland county, Norway. Some 2,000 people have...

By Robert Herriman   @bactiman63 Ukraine health officials reported an additional 1,133 measles cases in the past week, including 505 adults and 628 children. This brings the total cases this year to...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Iceland’s Chief Epidemiologist announced this week they are preparing to launch general vaccination for chickenpox in the country in 2020. While the chickenpox vaccine...

An international team of researchers has analyzed human remains from 21 archaeological sites to learn more about the impact and evolution of the plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis during the first...