Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses

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Eradicating rabies is a public health necessity

The World Veterinary Association and the World Medical Association have joined forces to mark World Rabies Day (September 28) by calling for human rabies contracted from unvaccinated dogs infected…

Hookworm Infection: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Hookworm is an intestinal parasite that is the cause of millions of infections worldwide. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of these infections here.

Cat Scratch Fever: Everything You and Your Cat Need to Know

Learn all about cat scratch fever, an infection that can occur when someone is bitten, licked, or scratched by a cat infected by B. henselae bacteria.

Evaluation of commercially sold rapid rabies tests reveals serious problems with accuracy

Rabies virus (RABV) transmitted by dogs is responsible for an estimated 60,000 human deaths per year, especially in Asia and Africa.

Predicting disease spread from animals improves with new model

Scientists have developed a model that uses anticipated changes in climate, land use, and human population to predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases.

New virus transmission route discovered in pigs

Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus causes serious inflammation of the brain in people and fertility problems in pigs. Mosquitoes were previously the only known transmission route.

Vaccine study shapes plan to wipe out rabies in free-roaming dogs

Rabies could be eradicated from street dogs in India with the help of a new smartphone app, a study has shown.

SUNY Downstate researchers identify areas of plague risk in western US

Findings may be used by pubic health agencies to aid in plague surveillance.

Increasing and accurately measuring rabies vaccination coverage in Tanzania

Canine mediated rabies is endemic in Tanzania despite the fact that the disease can be prevented entirely by mass dog vaccination.

New and presumably tick-borne bacterium discovered in an Austrian fox

Adnan Hodzi from the Institute of Parasitology at the Vetmeduni Vienna is searching for pathogens transmitted by ticks.