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News Scan for Jan 29, 2016

MERS vaccine enters human trial; more details on Thai case<p>A pair of US biotechnology companies today announced the launch of what appears to be the …


Planning for a disease outbreak? There's a game for that.

Department of Homeland Security grant<p>Researchers led by Shrideep Pallickara, associate professor of computer science in the College of Natural …

Why Zika Is This Year’s Scary Virus

It is “spreading explosively” in the Americas and may be the next public health emergency.<p>Scary new viruses emerge abruptly in our modern world, provoking stark headlines and demands for bold government action—but in most cases the causes are complex and have developed, unnoticed, over years or …

U study: Farming may have aided Minnesota bird flu outbreak

Big Zika virus outbreak unlikely in the U.S., officials say

CDC releases Zika guidance on pregnant patients

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released interim guidance on Zika virus for clinicians with pregnant patients returning …

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Unusual Deal Ensures Ebola Vaccine Supply

With the Ebola outbreak in west Africa stubbornly hanging on, officials have brokered an agreement to ensure that a vaccine is available to fight …


H7N8 detections at more Indiana farms suggest mutation

Testing at nearby farms in the wake of a highly pathogenic H7N8 avian flu outbreak that struck a turkey facility in southern Indiana last week turned …

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U.S. deploys newly minted bird flu plan to protect humans, poultry

By Tom Polansek and Julie Steenhuysen<p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. farm and health officials are racing to assess the threat that a type of bird flu never before seen in the country poses to humans and poultry, employing emergency plans drawn up in the wake of a devastating outbreak in birds last …

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High-path H7N8 outbreak reported at Indiana turkey farm

A highly pathogenic H7N8 avian influenza strain that hasn't been seen in the United States before has struck a commercial turkey farm in southern …

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How to beat the next Ebola

The world is ill-prepared for the next epidemic or pandemic. But the horror of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may drive change.<p>If there was one …


Understanding Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

The term "disease" refers to conditions that impair normal tissue function. For example, cystic fibrosis, atherosclerosis, and measles are all …

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Threats to Human Health and Global Stability

1. Fauci AS, Morens DM (2012) The perpetual challenge of infectious diseases. N Engl J Med 366: 454–461.<p>2. Committee on Microbial Threats to Health, …

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Bovine Tuberculosis

Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic, bacterial disease of cattle that occasionally affects other species of mammals.<p>Disease Information<p>Disease …


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2015 in review: key health issues<p>January - April<p>Around 38 million people die every year from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Of …

7 immersive data visualizations that track global health trends

As big data evolves, data visualizations can help turn the most convoluted facts and figures into clear stories, aiding further research efforts and …

What A Secretive Military Agency Is Doing For The Future Of Global Health

As U.S. military troops wind down their Ebola mission in West Africa, DARPA’s is just ramping up.<p>At the Ebola Innovation Summit, a recent event held in a chilly warehouse-like space in San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, there were many important people concerned about the future of global health. …