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2011-09-15 14:48:00

BEL AIR, Md., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The more dogs with Lyme disease, the higher the incidence of this tick-borne illness in humans, according to the results of a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Using data from unique "prevalence maps" provided by the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC, www.PetsAndParasites.org), scientists found that people in areas with a higher-than-average number of dogs with Lyme disease are at greater risk of...

2011-08-25 12:13:45

Reducing the risks of catching E. coli O157 in the countryside is everyone's problem. That means we should all take responsibility - individual residents and visitors, as well as farmers and government - according to researchers working on the Research Councils UK Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (RELU). E. coli O157 is the most common of the harmful strains of the bacteria and this interdisciplinary research has investigated not just its characteristics, but also how people understand...

2011-08-22 07:45:00

LANSING, Mich., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) has announced that its GeneSeek subsidiary is a participant in USDA-funded research that seeks to better understand the role cattle genetics may play in food contamination by the pathogen E. coli O157:H7. GeneSeek is considered the leading commercial agricultural genetics laboratory in the United States. Researchers have shown that while some cows have no E. coli O157:H7 in their systems, others present a...

2011-08-16 13:32:00

BEL AIR, Md., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyme disease and heartworm are endemic to the Upper Midwest, which is where the nonprofit Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is headed for its fourth annual Parasite Education Road Show, July 20 - August 3. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110816/CG53219) During stops in 13 cities - Omaha, Neb.; Des Moines; Minneapolis; Chicago; Madison, Wis.; Milwaukee; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Lansing, Mich.; Toledo; Pittsburgh; Columbus,...

2011-08-10 09:47:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Conservation and Natural Resources have announced that the lake at Cowans Gap State Park, Fulton County, has been closed for recreational use until further notice. The park remains open for camping and other activities. The decision to close the lake, effective 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 9, came after six confirmed and three probable illnesses of Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) recently...

2011-07-16 00:00:37

Marler Clark, the nation's leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, petitioned the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to declare all illness-causing strains of E. coli bacteria adulterants in food. The firm, which is representing victims of the recent Germany-based E. coli O104 outbreak, today commended Beef Products, Inc. (BPI) for taking a large step in that direction after the company announced that it will begin testing its products for six strains...

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2011-06-22 09:25:11

A new study offers a detailed look at the status of Lyme disease in Central Illinois and suggests that deer ticks and the Lyme disease bacteria they host are more adaptable to new habitats than previously appreciated. Led by researchers at the University of Illinois, the study gives an up-close view of one region affected by the steady march of deer ticks across the upper Midwest. Their advance began in Wisconsin and Minnesota and is moving at a pace of up to two counties a year in Illinois...

2011-05-25 06:42:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have examined the potential for human exposure to prion diseases, looking at hunting, venison consumption, and travel to areas in which prion diseases have been reported in animals. Three prion diseases in particular "“ bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or "Mad Cow Disease"), variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), and chronic wasting disease (CWD) "“ were specified in the...

2011-05-23 14:03:05

Study results reported in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have examined the potential for human exposure to prion diseases, looking at hunting, venison consumption, and travel to areas in which prion diseases have been reported in animals. Three prion diseases in particular "“ bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or "Mad Cow Disease"), variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), and chronic wasting...

2011-05-17 15:03:00

PORTLAND, Maine, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is here as is tick season, which begins in April and lasts through November. As people and the country's 75 million dogs enjoy warmer temperatures, the dangers of tick-borne diseases threaten -- from the deep woods to urban parks. According to experts and a leading Web authority on the subject, DogsAndTicks.com, regular screenings by a veterinarian and preventive medications are the best ways to protect pets and families from...


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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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