epidemic

Britain reports human case of avian flu, no onward transmission

'[T]here is no evidence of onward spread of the infection to anyone else,' the UK Health Security Agency said on Thursday.

By REUTERS
06/01/2022

Bird Flu outbreak: 5,500 chickens infected in north

The affected farm produces about 100,000 organic eggs every year, about 2.4% of the organic market.

30/12/2021

Israel looks to establish domestic vaccine production facility

COVID-19 accelerated the desire to explore other alternatives that may be less expensive, ensuring a steady supply of vaccines for dealing with the current epidemic as well as future epidemics.

Assuta Ashdod University Hospital

Coronavirus: One-of-a-kind epidemiology lab to open in Israel's Assuta

Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital will be opening a new lab for research and identification of disease outbreaks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Marilee Shapiro Asher, artist who survived global pandemics, dies at 107

In 1993, she married Robert Asher, who died in 2008.

By BEN HARRIS/JTA
01/10/2020
ONE OF THE Tel Aviv University researchers holds an Egyptian fruit bat last year.

New virus found only in Israeli bat with unknown human infection potential

The findings are significant as bats are reservoirs for emerging viruses, and have been attributed to virus outbreaks such as SARS, MERS and many more.

11/09/2020

Epidemic research subsides after outbreaks, endangering proper response

"There has been no sustained research into these types of infections, merely peaks following specific outbreaks. That pattern has left us woefully unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic."

18/08/2020

350 yr-old memoir shows how European Jews dealt with 17th century plague

In the midst of a viral pandemic that again is separating parents from their children, Glikl’s poignant rendering of the family’s ordeal rings chillingly familiar.

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
28/07/2020

More viruses will jump from animals to people, researchers say.

HIV. Ebola. Swine flu. Bird flu. SARS. MERS. The list goes on, and it’s going to grow longer.

By JONATHAN WOSEN/TNS
25/07/2020

Coronavirus 'may never go away,' WHO says

More than 100 potential vaccines are being developed, including several in clinical trials, but experts have underscored the difficulties of finding vaccines that are effective against coronaviruses.

By REUTERS
14/05/2020
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