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June 25, 2019
Every year, an estimated 59,000 people die from rabies. Usually contracted following a bite from an infected animal, rabies is almost always fatal in people who have not been vaccinated. Once symptoms of appear, there is little-to-no hope for the infected individual, with no treatment options currently available.
September 13, 2018
The Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis of Avian Viruses Focused Meeting took place at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, UK, between 3–4 September. We've turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the meeting.
July 9, 2018
The Emerging Zoonoses and AMR Focused Meeting took place on 2 July at the University of Surrey's School of Veterinary Medicine in Guildford. We’ve turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the event.
September 5, 2017
In 2016, a colony of penguins living in Exmoor Zoo in the UK suddenly died after an outbreak of avian malaria, a parasitic disease spread by the bites of infected mosquitoes. Sadly, this isn’t the only time that avian malaria has struck, and several other zoos in the UK have lost animals to the disease.
September 8, 2015
For a lot of people, getting bitten by a mosquito is an unpleasant experience, leaving an angry red wheal that can last a few days. But aside from the irritation and itchiness it can cause, could the inflammation from bites actually make infections spread by mosquitoes worse? Today at the Society’s International Meeting on Arboviruses and their Vectors, Dr Clive McKimmie will talk about his group’s research on immune responses to mosquito bites and how the bites themselves may be involved in viral disease.
January 21, 2015
Viral haemorrhagic fevers are a poorly understood group of diseases, but they have entered the public consciousness in unprecedented fashion due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.