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2010-07-07 11:27:00

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...

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2010-06-22 07:45:50

Campylobacter jejuni causes more diarrhea than Salmonella Sampling of pigeons captured on the streets of Madrid has revealed the bacterial pathogens they carry. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica found two bugs that were highly prevalent in the bird population, Chlamydophila psittaci and Campylobacter jejuni, both of which cause illness in humans. Fernando Esper³n from the Animal Health Research Center, Madrid, Spain, worked with a...

2010-05-25 11:03:09

The disease-causing bacterium E. coli O157:H7 is present but rare in some wildlife species of California's agriculturally rich Central Coast region, an area often referred to as the nation's "salad bowl," reports a team or researchers led by a UC Davis scientist. The researchers, who are nearing completion of a massive field study to help identify potential sources of E. coli O157:H7 near Central Coast farms, presented their findings May 24 during the annual meeting of the American Society...

2010-05-17 06:00:00

- 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. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company with a focus on food safety solutions, expresses its condolences to the families who lost loved ones or who continue to suffer from long-term health effects caused...

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2010-04-30 08:02:30

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. Although human behavior is frequently cited as a factor that influences disease emergence events, most behavioral research has focused on the pathogen, the reservoir hosts (animals populations...

2010-03-18 12:00:00

"Could Your Lunch Kill You?" Protest Shines Spotlight on Need for New Meat Regulations WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- S.T.O.P. - Safe Tables Our Priority and victims of foodborne illness called upon the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to recognize as adulterants six other potentially deadly types of E. coli bacteria in addition to the notorious E. coli O157:H7 that is currently classified as an adulterant. All seven strains are known to cause devastating...

2010-03-16 06:00:00

-survey conducted for Bioniche Food Safety- BELLEVILLE, ON, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today announced that a survey conducted among a random sample of 771 Canadian beef and dairy farmers in all regions of Canada showed that the majority are willing to implement changes on the farm to prevent contamination by E. coli O157. Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. has...

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2010-02-22 08:50:00

Animals have been found to have infected humans sometime in the past with the common respiratory disease Chlamydia pneumoniae, according to Queensland University of Technology infectious disease expert Professor Peter Timms. Unlike the sexually-transmitted form of Chlamydia, Chlamydia pneumoniae is a major bacterial germ that causes widespread respiratory disease in humans. The discovery was made by an international team of scientists from QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation...

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2010-02-19 08:55:00

A common bacteria found in many healthy adult females that can cause life-threatening infections when passed to newborns could be introduced to some women through frequent contact with cows, according to a research team led by a Michigan State University pediatrician. The recently published findings that Group B streptococcus could be a zoonotic disease - transmitted between different species - may have significant public health implications, said Dele Davies, chairperson of MSU's Department...

2010-02-11 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- S.T.O.P.-Safe Tables Our Priority is asking the USDA to give a life-saving gift this Valentine's Day by declaring disease-causing E. coli's other than O157:H7 as adulterants in beef and begin testing for them. E. coli O157:H7 was declared an adulterant in ground beef in 1994 in the aftermath of the west coast outbreak that sickened over 700 people and killed at least 4. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified 6...


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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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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