Notes from the Field: Freedom from the Cold Chain by Allowing Villagers to Help Themselves
Today the team are carrying out a WSU-funded vaccine trial that will determine whether our hypothesis—that the rabies vaccine is still effective even when it is not stored at cold temperatures—is true.
Global Health Perspective
Tracking Animal Disease to Improve Human Health
Victoria Olsen-Mikitowicz (’15 DVM) spent one month in Kenya working on several research projects including the population-based animal syndromic surveillance project, or PBASS.
WSU Global Health Perspective
WSU center seeks to improve animal health worldwide
Washington State University center is designed to work on global animal health issues.
Humans, livestock in Kenya linked in sickness and in health
Though researchers have long suspected a link between the health of farmers and their families in sub-Saharan Africa and the health of their livestock, a team of veterinary and economic scientists has quantified the relationship for the first time in a study.
Cattle killer: two parasites are better than one
When calves are infected by two parasite species at the same time, one parasite renders the other far less deadly, according to a new study published in the journal of Science Advances.
Tiny parasite, big disease: 22 years since fatal outbreak
Twenty-two years ago this month, residents of Milwaukee started falling ill with nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
Fear the measles virus – not the vaccine
The virus that took hold at the resort shortly before Christmas has journeyed beyond the “happiest place on earth” to sicken people in 14 states, including Washington, Oregon, Utah and Arizona.
Carnivores Spread Distemper to Lions
New research shows that dogs are no longer the primary source of a disease that has infected and killed lions in Tanzania.
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Dog disease in lions spread by multiple species
Canine distemper, a viral disease that’s been infecting the famed lions of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, appears to be spread by multiple animal species.
Serve a great turkey, not salmonella, for the holiday
Margaret Davis investigates the many ways these pathogens are transmitted and why some strains have become resistant to antibiotics.