Latest Zoonosis Stories
Scientists to research connections between infectious diseases and land use, global warming and other environmental changes.
A new, drug-resistant strain of E. coli is causing serious disease, according to a new study, now available online, in the August 1, 2010 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Wildlife Trust Scientist Employs Advanced Genetic Sequencing to Uncover New Pathogen NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wildlife Trust, the global conservation health organization, announced the discovery of a previously unknown pathogen that may offer insight into the origins of the Hepatitis C virus.
MANHATTAN, Kan., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summer is a prime time for animals, especially cats, to contract the bacterial disease tularemia, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. Tularemia, which also can be a problem in spring and fall, is zoonotic, so it can be transmitted to people through bodily fluids or bites, said Brad DeBey, associate professor of pathology in K-State's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Cats typically acquire tularemia by eating infected rabbits...
Sampling of pigeons captured on the streets of Madrid has revealed the bacterial pathogens they carry.
The disease-causing bacterium E. coli O157:H7 is present but rare in some wildlife species of Californiaâ€™s agriculturally rich Central Coast region, an area often referred to as the nationâ€™s â€œsalad bowl,â€ reports a team or researchers led by a UC Davis scientist.
- Company working to help prevent future tragedies through food safety vaccine development - BELLEVILLE, ON, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - On this 10th anniversary of the Walkerton, Ontario water contamination tragedy, Bioniche Life Sciences Inc.
After studying the interactions of human and animal populations in Africa, Kathleen Alexander, associate professor of wildlife science in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources, found powerful evidence of how human behavior can influence the emergence of infectious disease in humans and animals.
"Could Your Lunch Kill You?" Protest Shines Spotlight on Need for New Meat Regulations WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- S.T.O.P.
-survey conducted for Bioniche Food Safety- BELLEVILLE, ON, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc.
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...