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Ferret Study Shows H7N9 Could Transmit Between Humans
2013-07-19 16:18:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The H7N9 bird flu strain that broke out in China earlier this year, sickening more than 130 and resulting in at least 43 deaths, has so far remained largely non-transmissible between humans. Regardless, that has been one of the most pressing questions to date, with fears that a move to human-to-human transmissions could spark a global pandemic. As well, cases of the 2013 outbreak have seemed to grind to a halt, with only two...

2011-09-23 19:45:00

Panoscan Inc., the makers of the finest panoramic camera system in the world, is proud to introduce The Ferret, a remotely controlled, under carriage vehicle inspection robot, that is easy to use, highly effective and surprisingly affordable. Van Nuys, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 The Ferret, brought to you by Panoscan Inc, is an easy to deploy and low profile âœrobot cameraâ that moves effortlessly under even the lowest profile vehicle. It features a...

2010-08-19 13:54:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of recent public concerns regarding pet safety when traveling by air, pet travel company PetRelocation.com released today its own pet travel data for 2010. Over 600 pets traveled safely by air via PetRelocation.com's door-to-door pet travel services from January to August without a single loss or fatality. This record is credited to the use of properly-sized travel crates, working only with airlines who keep pets in climate control before,...

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2010-04-13 12:26:17

Scientists from the Canary Islands have compiled data on wild ferrets in La Palma and the damage they cause in the ecosystem, to confirm that the island is the one with the highest number of naturalized animals in the archipelago. The Canarian government permits rabbit hunting using ferrets, an ancient and common practice that has its disadvantages when the ferrets escape or are released into the wild. In the Canaries more than 20, 000 ferrets (Mustela furo) are kept in captivity, and the...

2009-11-11 08:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three more ferrets in Oregon have tested positive for the 2009 pandemic influenza H1N1 virus, state officials confirmed this afternoon, bringing the total number of cases affecting ferrets in the state to four. Dr. Emilio DeBess, the Oregon state public health veterinarian, says the ferrets that tested positive for the H1N1 virus are among a group of nine ferrets that live with a family in the Roseburg, Ore., area. All nine ferrets,...

2009-03-08 12:52:26

A frisky ferret named Olly has been reunited with his owner after an Internet campaign against an animal shelter on Long Island, N.Y. Olly escaped Feb. 23 from his caretaker in Long Beach while his owner, Rosemarie Maracich, was on vacation, Newsday reported Sunday. The ferret was found, taken to the Freeport Animal Shelter on Long Island and put up for adoption when no one claimed him within the state-mandated five-day waiting period. Olly was adopted and renamed Juan by Ashley Ferrara, 18,...

2008-07-16 09:00:44

By Jim Robbins A colony that contains nearly half of the black-footed ferrets in the United States and that biologists say is critical to the long- term health of the species has been struck by plague, which may have killed a third of the 300 animals. A much-publicized endangered species in the 1970s that had dwindled to 18 animals, the black-footed ferret had struggled to make a comeback and had been doing relatively well for decades. But plague, always a threat to the ferrets and their...

2008-01-31 09:00:00

The woman whose home , barn and garage were crammed with more than 200 ferrets and carcasses said Wednesday that she was running a ferret rescue shelter that got out of control. Authorities on Wednesday charged Elaine Carole McCraig of the 200 block of N . Lynnhaven Road with a single count of animal cruelty after they removed more than 100 ferrets and nearly an equal number of dead animals from her property the day before. McCraig, director of Ferret Rescue of Tidewater Inc., said she got...

2007-05-01 09:00:24

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Long time e-tailer, Neeps Incorporated, has announced the sale of its pet supply business to Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/) of Rhinelander, WI. Founded by Scott Sanfilippo and Joseph Palko, Neeps Inc. was parent to one of the first e-commerce sites on the Internet, TheFerretStore.com, which was launched in 1994. TheFerretStore.com catered exclusively to the needs of pet ferret owners selling a line of cages, toys, treats and...


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