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One Health Approach Embraced as Challenges Emerge: Public Health Watch
Agencies such as the CDC have taken principles on-board over the past 10 years, better sharing information on outbreaks in both animals and humans.
Imiquimod May Stop Mosquito-Borne Viruses in their Tracks
Mosquito-borne viruses can wreak havoc and be exceedingly difficult to track and control. New research suggests one tool to stop outbreaks might be a skin cream that’s already widely available around the world.
Breaking Down the 2019 Eastern Equine Encephalitis Outbreak in the US
According to CDC data, 34 cases of EEE were recorded in humans in 2019. In total, 94% of patients were diagnosed with encephalitis and 6% were diagnosed with meningitis.
Study Confirms Deadly New Cases of Human Borna Disease Virus 1 in Germany
A new study provides detailed description of newly identified BoDV-1 induced encephalitis cases, establishing the infection as a potentially lethal zoonosis which can impact immunocompromised and healthy individuals.
In Utero Zika Exposure May Cause Unexpected Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities
A study in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that infants exposed to Zika in utero who do not show signs of congenital Zika syndrome may still be at risk for abnormal neurodevelopmental outcomes.
Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Chagas Show Promise in Bolivian Field Study
Rapid diagnostic tests provide a potential alternative for diagnosis of Chagas disease in the context of material constraints.  
1 in 5 People Worldwide Exposed to <i>Toxocara</i>
A meta-analysis of seroprevalence rates estimates that one-fifth of the world’s population carries antibodies against Toxocara.
Malaria Response Could Trigger Developments in HIV, Lupus
Observations about the body’s response to malaria infection can lead to new treatments for HIV and lupus, investigators believe.
Is there a cure? How long until we find it? And will it work for the majority of people living with HIV?