Giardia parasites – responsible for one of the world’s most common gastric diseases – are able to mimic human cell functions to break apart cells in the gut and feed off them, new research...

Enterococci are hardy microbes that thrive in the gastrointestinal tracts of nearly all land animals, including our own, and generally cause no harm. But their ruggedness has lately made them leading...

In both cell cultures and mouse models, a drug used to treat Hepatitis C effectively protected and rescued neural cells infected by the Zika virus — and blocked transmission of the virus to mouse...

Chances of a heart attack are increased six-fold during the first seven days after detection of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection according to a new study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical...

A major review by UNSW Sydney medical researchers has identified strong evidence that a virus called Enterovirus D68 is the cause of a mystery polio-like illness that has paralysed children in the US,...

In what is being described as “The Teddy Roosevelt effect,” a deadly fungus in the Pacific Northwest may have arrived from Brazil via the Panama Canal, according to a new study led by the Translational...

Tularemia is an infectious bacterial disease that is life-threatening for rodents, rabbits and hares, but which can also infect humans and dogs. While contact with contaminated blood or meat makes hunters...

It is easier to spread the influenza virus (flu) than previously thought, according to a new University of Maryland-led study released this week. People commonly believe that they can catch the flu by...

Scientists working to control a human outbreak of monkeypox virus (MPXV) in Nigeria performed genetic sequencing of patient samples, revealing that the outbreak likely originated from a source within the...

Experts are warning dog and cat owners to be aware of the risks associated with feeding their pets raw meat-based diets (RMBDs), instead of the more conventional dry or canned pet foods. In the Vet Record yesterday,...