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Emerging Infectious Diseases

  • Emerging Diseases Likely to be More Harmful in Similar Species
    When viruses such as influenza and Ebola jump from one species to another, their ability to cause harm can change dramatically, but research from the University of Cambridge shows that it may be possible to predict the virus's virulence by looking at how deadly it is in ...More
    March 17, 2015 Posted in News
  • UNL Researcher Says More Infectious Diseases are Emerging Because of Climate Change
    The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts, such as West Nile virus and Ebola, is a predictable result of climate change, says a noted zoologist affiliated with the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In ...More
    February 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • Understanding Disease Outbreaks
    Disease outbreaks can come on suddenly or slowly over time, and one University of Alabama at Birmingham global health expert says the heightened sense of awareness they cause is warranted. Currently making headlines is the Ebola virus, which causes a severe, often fatal ...More
    August 14, 2014 Posted in News
  • First Chikungunya Case Acquired in the United States is Reported in Florida
    Seven months after the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya was recognized in the Western Hemisphere, the first locally acquired case of the disease has surfaced in the continental United States. The case was reported today in Florida in a male who had not recently traveled ...More
    July 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Research Team Finds Equine Influenza Virus in Camels, Humans May Be Next
    University of Florida researchers have found evidence that an influenza A virus can jump from horses to camels – and humans could be next. The One Health Center of Excellence for Research and Training in UF’s Emerging Pathogens Institute, in collaboration with ...More
    June 24, 2014 Posted in News
  • Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Found in Five California Children
    Researchers have identified a polio-like syndrome in a cluster of children from California over a one-year period, according to a case report released Feb. 23 that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May ...More
    February 24, 2014 Posted in News
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases: MERS-COV, Avian Influenza Remind Us of the Ongoing Challenge
    Emerging infectious diseases comprise a substantial fraction of all consequential human infections. They have caused the deadliest pandemics in recorded human history, including the Black Death pandemic (bubonic/pneumonic plague; 25 million to 40 million deaths) in the 14th ...More
    January 12, 2014 Posted in Articles
  • Scientists Track the Origin of a Deadly Emerging Pig Virus in the U.S.
    Researchers at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech have helped identify the origin and possible evolution of an emerging swine virus with high mortality rates that has already spread to at least 17 states. ...More
    October 22, 2013 Posted in News
  • OSAP Offers Web-Based Toolkits on Emerging Diseases
    As the world braces to understand the impact of emerging infectious diseases, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is developing instructional tools to ensure the dental community is equipped to respond to these threats. A leader in infection control ...More
    July 25, 2013 Posted in News
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