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UK Railway Project Unearths Possible Black Death Plague Graves
2013-03-17 08:54:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online More than a dozen bodies believed to be those of plague victims have been unearthed by excavation workers working on the construction of a new railroad in the UK, various media outlets reported late last week. According to Joe Shute of The Telegraph, engineers working on the $22 billion Crossrail project uncovered a total of 14 bodies in a previously undiscovered Black Death plague pit located at Charterhouse Square in...

2013-03-16 23:02:52

Fleas and ticks are troublesome for pet owners. Assisi wants to help educate the public on prevention and treatment of these insects during the month of March. Malverne, NY (PRWEB) March 16, 2013 Fleas are small, biting, jumping insects that live in the fur of many different animals. Fleas are common and can cause many health problems for pets and their owners. Throughout the month of March, Assisi Veterinary Hospital is helping to educate their patients´ owners on proper treatment and...

Donor Kidney With Rabies Kills Recipient
2013-03-15 22:26:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) announced today a Maryland man who recently died of rabies contracted the disease when he received an infected transplanted kidney a year and a half ago. As a result of this revelation, three other patients who received organs from the same donor are “doing fine,” but have been given rabies shots as a precaution, according to CDC officials. The doctors who...

Ninth Death From Novel Coronavirus Confirmed By WHO
2013-03-13 10:34:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last Friday (Mar 8), health officials with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the SARS-like coronavirus (NCV) was on the rise and warned American doctors that the virus could strike the United States. Yesterday (Mar 12), the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that it had received confirmation from the Saudi Arabia health ministry that another person has died from the virus, raising the...

Deadly SARS-Like Coronavirus Could Strike US, Warns CDC
2013-03-09 07:19:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The deadly new virus that has caused 14 people to fall ill and resulted in eight fatalities to date, has yet to infect anyone in the US. But that hasn´t stopped the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from issuing a preemptive warning to state and local health officials. While most cases of the novel coronavirus have been linked to the Middle East, three recently-confirmed cases (including one death) in the UK...

2013-03-05 23:04:27

VetSupplySource.com is urging pet owners to protect their pets from heartworms, fleas, ticks, and other common pet pests by using proper preventative treatments this spring. Wixom, Michigan (PRWEB) March 05, 2013 VetSupplySource.com is urging pet owners to protect their pets from heartworms, fleas, ticks, and other common pet pests by using proper preventative treatments this spring. If you live in an area that´s had mild winter weather, you may see flea and tick infestations earlier...

2013-03-05 11:53:06

Researchers monitored WNV in mosquitoes in the field and in the lab, and observed how the virus is transmitted between generations In California Culex mosquitoes are considered to be the principle vectors of West Nile virus (WNV), which infects birds, humans, and other mammals during the summer. In addition, these mosquitoes may also serve as overwintering reservoir hosts as the virus is passed "vertically" from female mosquito to egg, then larva, and then adult. To find out how often...


Latest Zoonoses Reference Libraries

Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

Eye-worm, Loa loa
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The eye-worm (Loa loa) is a species of roundworm within the Nematoda phylum. It can be found in India and Africa, among other areas. This species causes a disease known as Loa loa filariasis and is one of three species that can cause subcutaneous filariasis in humans. Females are larger than males, reaching an average body length of up to 2.7 inches, with males reaching an average body length of up to 1.3 inches. The first stage of life for the eye-worm begins when an adult worm, which is...

Dog Roundworm, Toxocara canis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The dog roundworm (Toxocara canis) is a species of parasitic worm that infects canid species. It is yellowish white in color and can reach an average length between 3.5 and 7 inches, with females typically growing large than males. The dog roundworm can be transmitted in four different ways. The most common form of transmission occurs when an egg containing second stage larvae is released onto the ground in feces. Once the egg has been ingested, it will move through the small intestines...

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2012-04-02 20:35:58

The White-footed Mouse, (Peromyscus leucopus), is a species of rodent native to North America. Its range extends from Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and the Maritime Provinces (excluding Newfoundland) south to the southwestern United States and Mexico. In Texas this creature is known as the Woodmouse. The adult of this species measures 3.5 to 3.9 inches in length, not counting the tail, which can measure an additional 2.5 to 3.8 inches. It weighs typically about an ounce. It has a maximum life...

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2011-04-25 21:24:26

Rickettsia rickettsii is a gram-negative bacterium native to the New World and causes the malady known as Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). It is transmitted through the bit of an infected tick when it feeds on animals and humans. Humans are not necessary hosts in the rickettsia-tick life cycle but they can be. S. Burt Wolbach created the first detailed description of the etiologic agent in 1919. He recognized it as an intracellular bacterium seen most frequently in endothelial cells....

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