THE OUTBREAK

KUNMING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) — As rabies sweeps across dog populations in China’s southwest Yunnan province almost 5,000 canines have been culled in an anti-rabies campaign. With 5 human deaths in...

Rabies (and rabies virus, its causative agent) is usually transmitted through the bite of an infected animal into muscle tissue of the new host. From there, the virus travels all the...

Ten years ago the equine influenza virus (EIV) A/H3N8, a common cause of respiratory infections in horses, turned up in dogs. Now Chinese researchers report that domestic cats in a lab...

Saudi Arabian researchers have detected genetic fragments of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the air of a barn holding a camel infected with the virus. The work, published this...

  “We had a half-dozen dogs – Labs, pointers – die: They’d just fall over,” Berdon Lawrence said. “Nobody knew what was going on.” Lawrence, a Houston businessman, recalled one dog...

  NEWBURYPORT — Local veterinarians have been notified that the canine influenza has arrived in Greater Newburyport. Dog owners who were unaware that there is even a dog flu aren’t alone....

LIVERPOOL, UK – 30 April 2014: Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown how the travel and socialisation patterns of people in Southern China can give greater insight into how...

Camels are almost certainly the source of the MERS virus that is on the upswing again across the Middle East, researchers reported on Tuesday. A countrywide survey of camels shows many,...

Agriculture officials in Ontario today announced the first confirmed cases of a new type of coronavirus in pigs, the first such detections in Canada. In February, animal health scientists in Ohio...

In confirming the five latest Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases in Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organization (WHO) today signaled that four of the cases were in a cluster...