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Rare Fungus Kills Endangered Rattlesnakes In Southern Illinois
2012-02-22 04:22:09

A small population of rattlesnakes that already is in decline in southern Illinois faces a new and unexpected threat in the form of a fungus rarely seen in the wild, researchers report.

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2011-08-12 05:37:32

A report published in the September issue of the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases indicates that two men contracted a rare bacterial skin infection from a tattoo parlor in Seattle, WA.

2011-02-21 14:09:13

The convergence of people, animals, and our environment has created a new dynamic in which the health of each group is inextricably and globally interconnected, without borders.

2010-06-07 13:59:52

Study argues for greater monitoring and management of pathogens that threaten crops in Sub-Saharan Africa.

2010-02-24 13:29:19

Real-time observation of disease threats could enhance planning and response for major events such as the Olympics.

2009-11-06 13:11:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent special supplement to the Journal of Public Health Management calls attention to the country's pressing need for a larger and fully capable public health workforce.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.