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IDSA updates infectious diarrhea guidelines

By Joseph James Whitworth

Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of infectious diarrhea have been updated by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).


ECDC takes role in establishing WGS in Europe

By Joseph James Whitworth

WGS-based typing is being trialled in many countries as the routine first or second-line typing method for surveillance of a number of bacterial and viral diseases, according to the ECDC.

The law puts greater emphasis on animal welfare when slaughter for disease control is necessary

Draft animal disease law toughens biosecurity

By Oscar Rousseau

The EU’s agriculture committee has backed a June resolution from MEPs to increase measures to prevent and eliminate the outbreak of animal diseases like bird flu and African swine fever. 

The funding will partly go towards tackling avian influenza

US funds pandemic animal disease action

By Chloe Ryan

The US has committed $87 million to efforts to combat pandemic animal diseases that threaten human health, including avian influenza.

Higher fibre intake could cut diabetes risk

Higher fibre intake could cut diabetes risk

By Nathan Gray

New research data, coupled with a fresh meta-analysis of previous studies, has added to evidence that increasing dietary fibre reduces the risk of developing diabetes.

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

By Georgi Gyton

A disease outbreak can have catastrophic consequences for a business, as well as a huge knock-on effect on global markets. We take a look at some of the biggest stories making the headlines this year, including PEDv, African swine fever and avian influenza.

ECDC and EFSA report on Salmonella outbreak from eggs

Contaminated eggs ‘no longer on market’

By Joseph James Whitworth

Eggs from Bavaria linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people are believed to be no longer on the market, according to a joint EU report.

FAO says sustained support for monitoring systems is vital

Animal disease monitoring is critical for human health, says FAO

By Georgi Gyton

Health and agriculture ministers were told that monitoring animal disease plays a critical role in preventing human disease threats, by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), at a meeting in Indonesia yesterday (20 August).


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