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April 2015 - page 2

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HPAI H5N2 Strikes Two More Counties in Wisconsin

Two more counties in Wisconsin have fallen prey to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N2 strain which continues its exponential race across the Mississippi flyway, along which this infection has been gaining momentum. According to the report in Madison, this new outbreak, affecting the Barron and Juneau counties, have put almost 126,000 heads of poultry… Keep Reading

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Soft Tissue Infection Outbreak in Scotland Amongst Users of Intravenous "Legal Highs"

“Legal Highs” are produced by new psychoactive substances which have properties similar to  illicit psychoactive substances but have not yet been classified as illegal, and are available over anonymous internet stores. One of the most commonly abused legal highs is a stimulant called Ethylphenidate, which is also sold under the trade name “Burst”, and has… Keep Reading

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Novel Tick-Borne Anaplasma Maybe Transmitted to Human from Infected Goats

A new study from China, published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, contends that a novel, tick-borne Anaplasmosis maybe transmitted from infected goats to human beings in contact. The abstract of the study is given below: Summary Background Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Anaplasma ovis cause human infections. We investigated the potential for human pathogenicity of a newly discovered Anaplasma species infecting… Keep Reading

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Plague Bacteria Detected in Arizona Fleas

The causative bacterium of plague, Yersinia pestis, has been detected in fleas in Picture Canyon, Arizona. Deaths of prairie dogs in this region alerted officials to the possibility of the disease. Prairie dogs are especially vulnerable to this bacterium as they live in social burrows which may be infested with rodents that carry the fleas… Keep Reading

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