Latest Zoonosis Stories

2009-09-13 13:11:59

Four of the 12 children ailing as a result of an E. coli outbreak in the English county of Surrey are seriously ill, health officials say. The Health Protection Agency said since children likely came into contact with the bacteria during a recent visit to the Godstone Farm, which has since been closed to the public, The Sunday Telegraph reported. To date the outbreak, which is thought to have begun on Aug. 8, has resulted in a total of 36 E. coli cases. Dr. Angela Iversen, Surrey and Sussex...

2009-08-10 17:07:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seeing animals up close is an integral part of experiencing the state and county fairs that take place around the country each summer and fall. And with good hygiene, Kansas State University veterinary experts say fair visitors shouldn't worry about contracting diseases from animals. "Be very attentive to good hygiene and wash your hands after contact with animals," said Gary Anderson, director of K-State's Veterinary Diagnostic...

2009-07-17 06:00:00

-two articles published in this peer-reviewed scientific journal- BELLEVILLE, ON, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the results of two large-scale commercial beef feedlot studies with the Company's Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157 vaccine - Econiche(TM) - have been published in this month's issue of Foodborne Pathogens and Disease (Vol. 6, Number 7, 2009), a...

2009-05-28 06:00:00

Company seeking endorsement of programs to reduce the risk of E. coli O157 contamination of food and water BELLEVILLE, ON, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it made representation at the House of Commons Sub-committee on Food Safety yesterday. This was an opportunity for the Company to create additional awareness of its on-farm/pre-harvest intervention...

2009-05-15 09:53:45

The recent H1N1 influenza epidemic has raised many questions about how animal viruses move to human populations. One potential route is through veterinarians, who, according to a new report by University of Iowa College of Public Health researchers, are at markedly increased risk of infection with zoonotic pathogens -- the viruses and bacteria that can infect both animals and humans.While there is no evidence that veterinarians played a direct role in the current H1N1 epidemic, the review...

2009-05-04 13:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians aren't the only ones on the front lines of the 2009 H1N1 flu outbreak. Veterinarians play an important role, too. Whether they're conducting research or serving as "disease detectives" at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, playing a critical role in state and local health departments or ensuring the health of our domestic swine herds by continuing to give regular vaccinations...

2009-04-30 17:34:18

Petting zoo operators need to adhere to guidelines for supervised hand washing to reduce the risk of infection in children, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Weekly Report said animal settings provide an opportunity for human-animal contact that may facilitate disease transmission. The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians released recommendations to minimize risks associated with animals in public settings. The recommendations...

2009-04-17 11:30:44

The Institute for Infectious Disease Control in Sweden says caution is necessary following the death of a man from parrot fever. The Swedish agency said the unidentified 50-year-old victim from the city of Karlskrona was likely infected with Chlamydophila psittaci bacteria while cutting down a tree that contained a birds nest, The Local reported Wednesday. The agency recommended that anyone who potentially may come in contact with wild birds or their byproducts be cautious and wash their...

2009-03-30 07:41:41

British scientists say they've discovered single-cell amoeba might allow salmonella bacteria to successfully survive in the environment. Salmonella are microscopic creatures that can contaminate nearly any food, causing diarrhea, abdominal pain and even typhoid fever, the scientists said. The bacteria have evolved unique mechanisms to prevent the body's immune system from functioning effectively but until now it wasn't understood how it survives so successfully. Now University of Liverpool...

2009-03-23 10:08:28

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have demonstrated how a single-celled organism, living freely in the environment, could be a source of Salmonella transmission to animals and humans. Salmonella are microscopic living creatures that can contaminate almost any food type, causing diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. Scientists know that Salmonella "“ which can also cause typhoid fever "“ has evolved unique mechanisms to prevent the body's immune system from functioning...

Latest Zoonosis Reference Libraries

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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