NewsDesk @bactiman63 Brucellosis is among the leading communicable diseases worldwide and the disease poses a substantial public health burden in the Middle East, resulting in long-term illness in humans...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Cryptococcus gattii is a fungus that lives in the environment in primarily tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world but also in some temperate regions such as British Columbia...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health (MOH) reported this week on a new case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The patient is a 63-year-old...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported this week a fatal case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in a 36-year-old male in Hafar Albatin...

SARS-CoV-2 showed the world with devastating clarity the threat undetected viruses can pose to global public health. SpillOver, a new web application developed by scientists at the University of California,...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 For the first time, the Tula orthohantavirus, or Tula virus was determined molecularly as the cause of a hantavirus disease in a German patient, according to the Friedrich Loeffler...

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 Most years, I put out an end of year list of the Top 10 infectious disease news stories; however, this year is different with COVID-19. Instead, I want to do a Top 10 list...

 In annual outbreaks throughout Bangladesh, Nipah virus kills around 70 percent of the people it infects. The virus, a distant relative of measles, has no vaccine and no proven medical countermeasures....

Scientists found antibodies to Ebola virus in people up to a year before the 2018 Ebola virus disease outbreak began in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC. This suggests that either early...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Ebola Since our last report on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Equateur province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Friday, the number of total cases...