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Emerging Infectious Diseases


  • New SARS-like Virus is Poised to Infect Humans
    A SARS-like virus found in Chinese horseshoe bats may be poised to infect humans without the need for adaptation, overcoming an initial barrier that could potentially set the stage for an outbreak according to a study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The ...More
    March 14, 2016 Posted in News
  • Microbe Menaces Emerging Infectious Diseases, Hospital Pathogens Remain an Ongoing Challenge
    This digital issue explores disease caused by emerging infectious threats as well as hospital pathogens, and the interventions – such as hand hygiene, contact precautions and environmental cleaning – that can be used to control and prevent infection ...More
    December 30, 2015 Posted in Digital Issues
  • WHO Issues List of Top Emerging Diseases Likely to Cause Major Epidemics
    A panel of scientists and public health experts convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) met in Geneva last week to prioritize the top five to 10 emerging pathogens likely to cause severe outbreaks in the near future, and for which few or no medical countermeasures ...More
    December 17, 2015 Posted in News
  • Could Self-Disseminating Vaccines Cut Off Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Source?
    The 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa cast a spotlight not only on the unpreparedness of local health services and science to deal with the pandemic, but also on the phenomenon of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs). In an expert review published online ...More
    November 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • 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
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