Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the Thanksgiving week, the week Nov. 17 through Nov. 23: 5. North Carolina: Chickenpox outbreak reported at Asheville school The largest outbreak...

Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Oct. 13 through Oct 19: 5. Hantavirus outbreak sickens 13, killing one in Bolivia military camp 13 military personnel were infected...

According to a poster presented at the recent IDWeek 2018, on the speed of diagnosis of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) like variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), researchers from...

A new study has shed light on the mechanisms underlying the progression of prion diseases and identified a potential target for treatment. Prion diseases are a group of fatal neurological disorders that...

National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and collaborators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have detected abnormal prion protein in the skin of nearly two dozen people who died...

Scientists have developed a new system to study Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the laboratory, paving the way for research to find treatments for the fatal brain disorder. The team have devised a method...

Epidemiologist with the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ryan Maddox, PhD, joined me to discuss Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease...

Officials in the Ulsan Metropolitan City, South Korea’s seventh largest metropolis, are investigating a suspected Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease  (CJD) in a 40-year-old school employee, according...

Elective surgeries have been postponed at Maine’s largest hospital this week because a patient was reported to have a suspected prion disease. The Maine Medical Center (MMC) says a patient at recently...

Health officials in the Sunshine State reported on the third confirmed or probable Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) case of 2016 on Friday in Duval County. The confirmed case is from Jacksonville, no other...