Zoonotic Diseases

  • Scientists Studying Zoonotic Feline Tularemia by Finding Influential Geospatial Factors
    A Kansas State University epidemiologist is helping cats, pet owners and soldiers stay healthy by studying feline tularemia and the factors that influence its prevalence. Ram Raghavan, assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, and collaborative ...More
    February 19, 2014 Posted in News
  • Research Finds Potential Treatment for Drug-Resistant H7N9 Influenza Virus
    The novel avian H7N9 influenza virus has caused more than 130 human infections with 43 deaths in China. New research, conducted under the supervision of Kansas State University's Juergen Richt, is showing promise in helping to fight this deadly virus. "Emergence of a novel ...More
    January 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Research Identifies a Possible Finite Number of Viruses
    EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on local conservation and global health issues, and the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health announced a new strategy to identify the total number of ...More
    September 3, 2013 Posted in News
  • Scientists Detail New Findings in the Transmission of Viruses Between Species
    A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists led by Monica Borucki of LLNL's Biosciences and Biotechnology Division, has made promising new discoveries that provide insight into the emergence of inter-species transmittable viruses. ...More
    August 12, 2013 Posted in News
  • Adenoviruses May Pose Risk for Monkey-to-Human Leap
    Adenoviruses commonly infect humans, causing colds, flu-like symptoms and sometimes even death, but now UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that a new species of adenovirus can spread from primate to primate, and potentially from monkey to human. ...More
    July 25, 2013 Posted in News
  • Sequencing Tracks Animal-to-Human Transmission of Bacterial Pathogens
    Researchers have used whole genome sequencing to reveal if drug-resistant bacteria are transmitted from animals to humans in two disease outbreaks that occurred on different farms in Denmark. The results, which are published today in EMBO Molecular Medicine, confirm ...More
    March 25, 2013 Posted in News
  • Biodiversity Does Not Reduce Transmission of Disease from Animals to Humans
    More than three-quarters of new, emerging or re-emerging human diseases are caused by pathogens from animals, according to the World Health Organization. But a widely accepted theory of risk reduction for these pathogens – one of the most important ideas in disease ecology ...More
    March 21, 2013 Posted in News
  • New Antibiotic Resistance Concern: Fish-to-Human Transmission
    The $15 billion ornamental fish industry faces a global problem with antibiotic resistance, a new study concludes, raising concern that treatments for fish diseases may not work when needed – and creating yet another mechanism for exposing humans to antibiotic-resistant ...More
    January 15, 2013 Posted in News
  • Pigs in Southern China Infected with Avian Influenza
    Researchers report for the first time the seroprevalence of three strains of avian influenza viruses in pigs in southern China, but not the H5N1 avian influenza virus. Their research, published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, has implications ...More
    December 20, 2012 Posted in News
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