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2009-04-17 11:30:44

The Institute for Infectious Disease Control in Sweden says caution is necessary following the death of a man from parrot fever. The Swedish agency said the unidentified 50-year-old victim from the city of Karlskrona was likely infected with Chlamydophila psittaci bacteria while cutting down a tree

2009-03-30 07:41:41

British scientists say they've discovered single-cell amoeba might allow salmonella bacteria to successfully survive in the environment. Salmonella are microscopic creatures that can contaminate nearly any food, causing diarrhea, abdominal pain and even typhoid fever, the scientists said.

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2009-03-23 10:08:28

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have demonstrated how a single-celled organism, living freely in the environment, could be a source of Salmonella transmission to animals and humans.

2009-03-13 06:00:00

- study conducted with 21 pens of cattle in commercial feedlots - BELLEVILLE, ON, March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc.

2009-03-06 15:06:00

Two highly lethal viruses that have emerged in recent outbreaks are susceptible to chloroquine, an established drug used to prevent and treat malaria.

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2009-01-28 08:15:00

Dog owners who sleep with their pet or permit licks on the face are in good company. Surveys show that more than half of owners bond with their pets in these ways.

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2008-11-26 09:22:02

The coronavirus (SARS-CoV) that sickened more than 8,000 people – and killed nearly 800 of them – may have originated in bats, but the actual animal source is not known.

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2008-11-24 13:24:29

Bacteria that can cause serious heart disease in humans are being spread by rat fleas, sparking concern that the infections could become a bigger problem in humans.

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2008-10-08 12:45:00

Health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a new report on Tuesday that lists 12 pathogens that are likely to spread due to changes in temperatures and precipitation levels resulting from global warming.


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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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friseur
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