Latest Zoonosis Stories
One of the most worrisome news stories of late is that of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Airline Data from Flights Originating in West Africa Show Highest Risk Destinations NEW YORK, Aug.
With summer at its peak, travelers are exploring new terrain and visiting distant places around the world.
Populations of large wildlife are declining around the world, while zoonotic diseases (those transmitted from animals to humans) are on the rise.
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.
While many endemic infectious diseases of humans have been largely contained, new microbes continue to emerge to threaten human and animal health.
Candidate Oral Bait Vaccine Targets the Vector, Not Humans, to Interrupt Cycle of Transmission MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb.
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.
Professors studied 200 specimens of freshwater turtles from eleven Valencian wetland areas, to determine the prevalence of Salmonella and Campylobacter in these animals, because of their potential risk of transmitting gastrointestinal diseases to humans, especially children.
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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