DNR gets reports of deer disease: Cases found in Calhoun and Roane counties
Wildlife officials in West Virginia are treating cases of several dead deer in Calhoun County as an outbreak of hemorrhagic disease.
Jeff McCrady, wildlife biologist for the Division of Natural Resources, said the samples are being tested, but officials are treating it as an outbreak.
"I think it is probably positive, based on the outward appearance of the deer," McCrady said. "...We are proceeding as if it is."
News and Sentinel - www.newsandsentinel.com
2012 Aug 29
Location: View EHD cases reported in West Virginia, USA on Wildlife Disease News Map ]
Jakarta Street Monkeys Spreading Disease
|Children gather as a trained monkey performs|
in east Jakarta. (Photo: Reuters)
This lifestyle has proven to be a risk to both Durjana and the people who walk past him and his monkey. And the welfare of the animal is also in severe danger.
...“Some diseases are not visible on the surface and can be seen only by health tests, and that’s why the Jakarta Animal Aid Network [JAAN] was conducting health checks for the monkeys,” said David van Gennep, executive director of AAP, a Netherlands-based rescue center and sanctuary for primates and other exotic mammals, during a recent visit to Jakarta.
Irrawaddy - www.irrawaddy.org
29 Aug 2012
Location: Jakart, Indonesia
Studying How Diseases Spread in Primates May Help Predict What Diseases Will Emerge in Humans
A new international study has investigated how diseases are shared among species of primates with a view to predicting what diseases may emerge in humans in the future. The findings aim to help in the fight against these diseases by enabling scientists to develop treatments before outbreaks occur.
Science Daily - www.sciencedaily.com
27 Aug 2012
Journal Article Cited
N Cooper et al. Phylogenetic host specificity and understanding parasite sharing in primates. 2012; Epub 2012 Aug 23. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01858.x
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- Algal toxin high here: study - Killarney, Winnipeg lakes most infected [Canada]
- The edge of extinction: A team of researchers and wildlife officials in Ohio are fighting an epidemic that threatens to wipe out bats in the Eastern U.S
|A rare species of anglerfish has been filmed |
for the first time by US scientists
- Website to gather data in dolphin and whale strandings
- OIE launches updated World Animal Health Information System
- Bird-Proof Pig Units to Stop Diseases
- Isolation and mutation trend analysis of influenza A virus subtype H9N2 in Egypt
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- Good news from the bad drought: Gulf 'Dead Zone' smallest in years, says Texas A&M expert
- U OF A expert pinpoints nutrient behind fresh water algae blooms
- Underwater robots to 'repair' Scotland's coral reefs