By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 On Monday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the first confirmed case of the UK strain of COVID-19 virus in New York has been detected in Saratoga Springs. The new strain...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, NY announced Friday the death of a second elephant calf in days. 5-year-old Batu died due to Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus (EEHV)...

Fewer New Yorkers are dying from the coronavirus than health experts had anticipated, a new study shows. Regional death rates have dropped from the highs seen at the start of the outbreak, partially due...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture and health officials from several states report investigating  a multistate outbreak...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Rabies in deer is typically rare; however, in several counties in west-central New York State, at least four cases have been reported in recent weeks, prompting officials to...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials with Jefferson County Public Health in upstate New York are reporting an increase in gonorrhea cases in 2020. Authorities report 105 gonorrhea cases...

Rabies is a zoonotic infection (a disease that spreads from animals to humans) that can cause a rare but life-threatening infection of the brain and nervous system in humans. It usually results from a...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews New York health officials are now reporting the investigation of approximately 102 cases and three deaths due to Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome potentially...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 On this website, we have previously reported on positive COVID-19 tests on dogs and cats in Hong Kong and in a tiger at the Bronx Zoo. On Wednesday, The U.S. Centers for Disease...

The Oswego County Health Department continues to investigate reports of rabies during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, there have been 10 cases of confirmed rabies in wildlife within the county. In February,...