Spain, a country that has successfully fought to eliminate African swine fever (ASF) from its borders in years past, is testing a potential new vaccine against ASF virus.Kenneth Cole New York Womens Curved Hem Cropped Hoodie Hoody The oral vaccine has been tested so far on wild boars, but if the results are successful, it could be used to protect the country’s domestic herds.Kenneth Cole New York Womens Low Scoop Rings Tank Tank Top Cami Shirt
A team of Madrid-based researchers tried the vaccine on nine wild boar piglets, and the results were as hoped.Kenneth Cole New York Womens Standard VNeck Mesh Halter One Piece Swimsuit
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Health agencies have shared the message again and again: Kensie Outerwear Women's Long Down Coat with Hood PlusWashing raw meat just causes the bacteria to splash around your sink, your hands and your clothes.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tweeted a reminder about this fact recently: “Don’t wash your raw chicken! Washing can spread germs from the chicken to other foods or utensils in the kitchen.”
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Kensie Womens Smooth Stretch Crepe Top TShirtEach quarter, the National Drug Early Warning System releases a report outlining the latest public health threats posed by new psychoactive substances (NPSs), including synthetic cannabinoids, cathinones, opioids and benzodiazepines.
The first quarter 2019 report is now live.Kensie Women's Watercolor pinks Dress It’s compiled from data originating from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and provides a snapshot of the U.S. psychoactive drug market.
New as of last year, the report includes fentanyl, due to its increasing importance in the opioid crisis.Kenzo Women's F862BL0555AC99 Black Cotton Outerwear Jacket The 2019 first quarter report shows 541 identifications of fentanyl, fentanyl-related compounds and new opioids — a 43% increase from a year ago. Fentanyl accounts for 77% of the opioid identifications.
You can check out the full array of data online here.
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People who work in food production and processing, as well as food-allergic individuals, can tell you a lot about food allergens — what they are, how they work, and even how they are regulated and labeled. Keshi PU Fashion Most Durable Packable Handy Lightweight Travel Backpack DaypackKeaac Women's Winter Warm Thickened Coats Puffer Long Down Jacket Parka shows, however, that the general public may still have a knowledge gap about food allergens, including those who handle food in restaurants.KEVIN POOLE Yoga Pants Running Print Sweatpants Fitness Wear High Elasticity Skinny Leggings Foot Pants (Size M)
A team of researchers quizzed nearly 300 restaurant workers in Düsseldorf, Germany about their food allergen expertise. Could they identify major allergens?KEYUP Long Trouser Pants Sport Women Item 5803L Did they know how allergic reactions worked, and did they feel comfortable serving food-allergic diners? Roughly 10% of people in Europe and North America have food allergies, and evidence suggests that percentage is growing.
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The threat of equine influenza took the horse racing world by storm this year as an above-average number of infections cancelled races in the United Kingdom. Khaki Women's Fuzzy Fleece Jacket, Long Sleeve Lapel Zip Faux Cardigan Coat Oversized Coat with Pockets Warm WinterIt was the first time in 15 years that horse races were canceled for flu concerns.
The ongoing U.K. outbreak has seen 69 cases, mostly in England, but one as far north as Aberdeenshire in Scotland. Khanomak Sleeveless Ribbed Mock Neck BodysuitThe highly infectious virus has also been seen recently in the U.S. states of California, Arizona, Ohio, Indiana, Washington and Tennessee.Kidsform Womens Off The Shoulder Maxi Dress Ruffle Party Side Split Beach Dresses with Pockets The Horse reports that equine influenza cases have been increasing in both the U.S. and Europe as of late.
Biosecurity is best
The virus that causes equine influenza is about as contagious as can be, meaning horse caretakers have to be vigilant. Kiltie Women's MCGLPNC000005003E Black Cotton PantsIt can survive for two days on a surface, so horse equipment and stables should be disinfected frequently and methodically. Continue reading