THE OUTBREAK

With West Africa’s Ebola epidemic passing the 1-year mark, two new reports yielded details about factors that fueled the event, including bats in a hollow tree that may have infected the...

PUNE: Rabies claimed another life in the city on Tuesday, taking the death toll this year to 18 so far. Forty-five-year-old Rambhau Appa Tonde from Daund taluka died at the Naidu...

Originally posted on Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology:
By Jonas Waldenström Pale horse, pale rider – the Apocalypse foretold in the book of revelations. (Gustave Doré [Public domain], via Wikimedia...

Handheld infection horror. This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way,...

Originally posted on Contagions:
For bioterrorism agents like Yersinia pestis it is necessary to identify the strain and its source specifically enough for forensic use. Categorizing an epidemic isolate...

Originally posted on Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology:
By Jonas Waldenström Close your eyes and let your mind wander. Try to imagine the most beautiful place you can think of,...

On 16 January 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified WHO of seven additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. Details of the...

Originally posted on Contagions:
Dengue Fever is one of the most concerning emerging infectious diseases of the early 21st century. The virus has been spreading with its ever-expanding host,...

Originally posted on Contagions:
Zoonoses, pathogens with animal reservoirs, exist as part of a complex system of interactions between animal reservoirs, vectors, ecological factors and human interaction. Landscape epidemiology...