May 1, 2017
THE Black Death lurks in soil waiting to spread pestilence, a new study warned.
April 28, 2017
Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, can survive within the ubiquitous soil protozoan, the amoeba, by producing proteins that protect against the latter microbe's digestion, report scientists.
April 27, 2017
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a focus of research at the Paul. G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University, and was the topic of discussion at the WSU Innovators lecture series in Seattle on April 18. “The Innovators event highlighted how WSU’s research in Africa impacts health in the U.S.,” said Sylvia Omulo, a WSU doctoral graduate (participating in commencement in May) and a Innovators panelist.
April 19, 2017
When Dr. Thumbi Mwangi was a child growing up in Kenya, his father would send him out to care for the calves. There was a disease — East Coast fever — infecting cattle. If the cattle were infected with the protozoan, it could be deadly.
March 14, 2017
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) this week recognized Washington State University’s Thumbi Mwangi as one of 22 early career scientists selected to be affiliates through 2021.
March 7, 2017
Rabies almost exclusively kills people in developing countries ― which means it is not a priority disease for the West.
March 6, 2017
A Rabies Elimination Demonstration Project was implemented in Tanzania from 2010 through to 2015, bringing together government ministries from the health and veterinary sectors, the World Health Organization, and national and international research institutions.
Frontiers in Veterinary Science
March 3, 2017
Microbiologists are finding new ways to explore the vast universe of unknown microbes in the hunt for antibiotics.
February 28, 2017
PULLMAN, Wash. – The death last year of a woman in Reno, Nev., from an infection resistant to every type of antibiotic available in the U.S. highlights how serious the threat of antimicrobial resistance has become.
January 23, 2017
On a Sunday evening last July, Flora Gichonge was walking with her friends to church near the village of Gesarya, Tanzania. Suddenly, they were attacked by something hellish: A rabid dog, foaming at the mouth, charged out of the dense bushes lining the dirt road. "We tried to run away, in fear," the 25-year-old recalls.