British health officials say three travelers to South America have contracted the Zika virus to date since the virus established local transmission in the America’s in 2015. According to health...

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), as early as five months ago, was implicated at least in planning to use bioweapons to strike terror. You may remember last summer, an ISIS laptop was found...

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has received a request from the European Commission to update its advice on the use in animals of colistin, which is one of the last-resort antibiotics to treat certain...

We have seen imported Zika virus infection in several countries over the recent past in Australia, Germany, Canada and Japan due to travel to areas where Zika is endemic (eg. Thailand) or where there was...

Syphilis is making a comeback, and it seems no country is immune. Earlier we reported increases of the sexually transmitted infection in the United States and Japan, now German officials report similar...

Francisella philomiragia is a distant cousin to Francisella tularensis, the cause of tularemia or “rabbit fever.”  Unlike tularemia, however, F. philomiragia is an opportunistic pathogen that very...

The French Ministry of Agriculture announced today the confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in chickens in the Dordogne department in southwestern France, according to a news...

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Seventy-six percent of chickens tested  in a recent survey by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) were positive for the bacterium, campylobacter, according to newly released data. This is actually slightly...

Officials in the northeastern province of Targovishte reported an anthrax infected cow on a local farm, which since has been incinerated and destroyed, according to a Focus Information Agency report today. The...

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A Fareham bakery released a statement today in response to norovirus that has affected both staff and customers: Firstly I would like to state that Soothills Bakery has NOT been closed down and furthermore...