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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. Research done by a veterinarian at Kansas State University found that these dog owners are no more likely to share the same strains of E. coli bacteria with their pets than are other dog owners. Dr. Kate Stenske, a clinical assistant professor at K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine, studied this association as part of her...

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2008-11-26 09:22:02

SARS "“ severe acute respiratory syndrome "“ alarmed the world five years ago as the first global pandemic of the 21st century. 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. In an effort to understand how SARS-CoV may have jumped from bats to humans, a team of investigators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of North...

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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. Research published in the December issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology suggests that brown rats, the biggest and most common rats in Europe, may now be carrying the bacteria. Since the early 1990s, more than 20 species of Bartonella bacteria have been discovered. They are considered to be emerging zoonotic pathogens,...

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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. The "deadly dozen" diseases will have potential impacts to both human and wildlife health and global economies, the experts said. Entitled "The Deadly Dozen: Wildlife Diseases in the Age of Climate Change", the report was released at the IUCN World Conservation...

2008-09-30 09:00:39

By Jungk, J Baumbach, J; Landen, M; Gaul, L K; Alaniz, L; Dang, T; Miller, E A; Weiss, J; Hedican, E; Smith, K; Grant, F; Beauregard, T; Bergmire-Sweat, D; Griffin, D; Engel, J; Cosgrove, S; Gossack, S; Roanhorse, A; Shorty, H; Cheek, J; Redd, J; Vigil, I On May 22, 2008, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) notified CDC about four persons infected with Salmonella Saintpaul strains that were indistinguishable from each other by pulsed- field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and 15 other...

2008-09-24 12:00:37

BELLEVILLE, ON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, has received notice from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that the data package for its E. coli O157 cattle vaccine provides definitive evidence that the vaccine meets the efficacy and safety requirements for full licensing of the vaccine. Additional data confirming reduction in E. coli O157 shedding by vaccinated...

2008-08-04 09:01:05

NanoViricides, Inc. (OTC BB: NNVC.OB), (the "Company") said that it has signed a Materials Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (MCRADA) with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia for rabies treatment study. The study, to be performed in collaboration with the CDC Rabies Program, is scheduled to begin soon. "This study will expand on two successful animal studies of RabiCide(TM)-I performed previously by the government of Vietnam,"...

2008-07-30 12:01:17

bioMerieux, a world leader in the field of industrial diagnostics, will showcase its new laboratory solutions for food safety at the International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Conference held August 3-6 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. bioMerieux recognizes the importance of fast, reliable laboratory results in the prevention and quick identification of food-borne illnesses. bioMerieux's theme, "Something New Inside," revolves around several key...

2008-07-10 09:00:00

BELLEVILLE, ON, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, presented data regarding its E. coli O157:H7 cattle vaccine at the XXV World Buiatrics Congress in Budapest, Hungary today. The presentation was made by Dr. Dragan Rogan, Vice-President, Bioniche Animal Health Research & Development. It was entitled, "Vaccination of Cattle with E. coli O157:H7 Type III Secretion Proteins as a...

2008-06-25 09:03:33

BELLEVILLE, ON, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has secured an amendment to a pre-existing $7.6 million contribution agreement with the Industrial Technologies Office of Industry Canada that will support the scale-up of its vaccine production facility in Belleville, Ontario. The amended agreement extends the timeline for completion of work on the...


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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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