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2011-07-01 12:54:44

Review: Peste des petits ruminants: A suitable candidate for eradication? "Goat plague," or peste des petits ruminants (PPR), is threatening global food security and poverty alleviation in the developing world, say leading veterinarians and animal health experts in this week's Veterinary Record. They call on the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to turn their attention now to ridding the world of the PPR virus, which carries a very...

2006-01-26 14:19:47

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who come in close contact with sheep and goats risk contracting orf virus from infected animals, U.S. health officials note in a report released this week. Orf virus disease is an infection of the skin that occurs worldwide -- most commonly among farm workers, sheepherders, and veterinarians. Humans usually acquire the infection by close contact with infected animals. Person to person transmission is rare. In this week's Morbidity and Mortality...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.