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.
Notes from the Field: Visiting Risper Oyogo
Today I am having the Kisumu County medical epidemiologist, Dr. Dickens Onyango, accompany me for a field visit to the Allen School research projects in the Lwak area, by the shores of Lake Victoria.
Global Health Perspective
Animals R us – ‘Zoobiquity’ conference Nov. 1
At the Zoobiquity Conference veterinary and human medicine experts will address this and other ways that animal and human health are interconnected.
The WSU Rabies Vaccination Program working to eliminate rabies worldwide.
Worldwide vaccination of dogs could virtually eliminate rabies in people, but world leaders just can’t be bothered to care about it.