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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...

2011-05-05 15:00:00

-final study leading to full Canadian license for the vaccine- BELLEVILLE, ON, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC) (ASX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the results of a controlled challenge study with the Company's Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157 cattle vaccine -Econiche(TM) - have been published in this month's issue of The Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research (2011;75:98-105), a...

2011-04-25 14:09:54

The nation's feral pig population continues to expand, increasing the potential for interaction with humans and domestic swine "“ and for spreading diseases. Researchers at North Carolina State University examined feral pigs from eastern North Carolina to determine exposure to two parasites that can be transmitted from animals to people "“ Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) and Trichinella. The study found that wild pigs host a significant number of these parasites. "If ingested by...

2011-04-12 14:38:14

Almost everyone knows about Escherichia coli O157:H7, the culprit behind many headline-making outbreaks of foodborne illness in the United States. But the lesser-known relatives of this pathogenic microbe are increasingly of concern to food safety scientists. That's according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) microbiologist and research leader Pina M. Fratamico. Researchers such as Fratamico, along with food safety regulators, public health officials and food producers in the United...

2011-04-11 09:13:00

SHAWNEE, Kan., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading experts from around the world came together today to share their latest research findings at the 6th Canine Vector Borne Disease (CVBD) forum in Nice, France and call for greater awareness of the dangers posed to animals and humans by these increasingly important diseases. "A number of the CVBDs cause real suffering and even death in dogs, and many CVBDs represent a zoonotic risk. It's vital that veterinarians and pet owners...

2011-04-11 07:00:00

MONHEIM, Germany, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Experts Call for Change in Attitude and Practice During Meeting to Discuss Latest Developments in Canine Vector Borne Disease Management Leading experts from around the world came together today to share their latest research findings at the 6th Canine Vector Borne Disease (CVBD) forum in Nice, France and call for greater awareness of the dangers posed to animals and humans by these increasingly important diseases. "A number of...

2011-04-03 22:00:33

Innovation in science Groundbreaking data presented today demonstrates, for the first time, in vitro infection and replication of swine hepatitis E virus (HEV) in human hepatocytes. This study also verifies that HEV is a zoonosis (infectious disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans), which has been suggested for a long time. HEV is a major cause of epidemic and acute sporadic hepatitis in many developing countries. It is also endemic in many industrialized countries, including...

2011-03-22 00:00:28

With the arrival of spring, there is an increase in wildlife activity and the potential for human-animal conflicts. Wildlife injuries and diseases transmitted to diseases are inevitably serious and almost always avoidable. Children must understand that wildlife is unpredictable and dangerous. Even urbanized wildlife that have lost their instinct to be wary of people, have no interest in being their furry friends. Remember the '"Ëœwild" in wildlife and contact an experienced...


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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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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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