Arboviruses are conquering Europe

This autumn, cases of West Nile virus and Zika virus infections due to transmission by infected mosquitoes have occurred locally for the first time in Germany and France. These cases of locally acquired infections are also named autochthonous cases. Several infectious agents, some of them just newly identified, have spread globally over the past years, […]


Case numbers of dengue fever increased in 2019

In spring 2019, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) called upon countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to prepare for possible outbreaks of dengue fever. Since the 1980ies, there were dengue virus epidemics in this region, at intervals of some years. The last one occurred in 2013, with over two million disease cases. This

Der EUROIMMUN Anti-Mayaro-Viren-ELISA

New pathogens on the rise – first commercial antibody detection test for Mayaro virus diagnostics now available

Over the past years, a global spread of a multitude of new viruses and other pathogens has been observed, leading to previously unknown diseases. Lately, there was an increase in epidemics of vector-borne infectious diseases, especially in tropical regions. Alongside dengue and chikungunya fever, Zika fever, which spread in large parts of the South American

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