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2014-12-30 14:56:31

This year's Ebola virus outbreak may have originated from contact between humans and infected bats, according to new research published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine on Tuesday.

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2014-12-29 14:29:10

A neurodegenerative disease similar to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, that typically impacts sheep and goats has the potential to affect humans, according to a new paper published earlier this month in the journal Nature Communications.

2014-09-22 23:14:31

One of the most worrisome news stories of late is that of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

2014-08-14 12:21:25

Airline Data from Flights Originating in West Africa Show Highest Risk Destinations NEW YORK, Aug.

2014-07-11 23:02:24

With summer at its peak, travelers are exploring new terrain and visiting distant places around the world.

Decrease In Large Wildlife Populations Drives Increase In Rodent-borne Disease And Risk To Humans
2014-04-29 03:30:12

Populations of large wildlife are declining around the world, while zoonotic diseases (those transmitted from animals to humans) are on the rise.

2014-02-20 12:00:18

A Kansas State University epidemiologist is helping cats, pet owners and soldiers stay healthy by studying feline tularemia and the factors that influence its prevalence.

2014-02-18 08:55:00

While many endemic infectious diseases of humans have been largely contained, new microbes continue to emerge to threaten human and animal health.

2014-02-12 12:30:23

Candidate Oral Bait Vaccine Targets the Vector, Not Humans, to Interrupt Cycle of Transmission MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb.

Presence Of Humans, Urban Landscapes Increase Songbirds Illness
2014-02-06 10:15:17

Humans living in densely populated urban areas have a profound impact not only on their physical environment, but also on the health and fitness of native wildlife.


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2011-02-17 15:14:03

Lassa fever, first described in 1969 in Lassa, is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever. Clinical cases were known a decade before this but were not associated with this viral pathogen. It is endemic in West African countries and causes approximately 5,000 deaths. The Natal Multimammate Mouse is the primary animal host. The rodent is a source of protein but the virus is usually transmitted by the contact with the feces and urine of animals accessing grain stores in residences. The lassa virus...

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