Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Big Step towards Reducing Strep in Farm- Raised Tilapia

The United States annually imports nearly $1 billion worth of tilapia while producing another 30 million pounds ourselves. This makes tilapia the U.S.'s fourth most consumed fish. Worldwide, farmed-raised tilapia is nearly an $8 billion yearly industry. Those same tilapia farmers lose about $1 billion annually due to streptococcosis. The main culprits are two bacteria, Streptococcus agalactiae and S. iniae.

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    3rd Conference on Mitigation Strategies for Infectious Diseases – Oct 24-26, 2017

3rd Conference on Mitigation Strategies for Infectious Diseases – Oct 24-26, 2017

Cali, Colombia - October 24-26, 2017 - Cali Marriott Hotel

Pathogens continue to threaten global health, causing millions of deaths yearly and producing significant economic loss. Emerging infections present in many forms, as seasonal influenza, which kills millions of people every year, to the violently fatal hemorrhagic fevers caused by the Ebola virus, which has a 90% case fatality rate in humans. The contagiousness virulence of many microbes has raised concerns about the possibility of their intentional use to harm humans, livestock and crops. Because of the relevance of these diseases many which are poorly known, this event seeks to congregate researchers in the forefront of innovation for pathogen discovery and the development of countermeasures against them.