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Expert: Iowa is Better Prepared for 'Worst animal health emergencies in national history'

More than 30 million chickens and turkeys had to be destroyed due to the avian flu last year. For the most part, the avian flu has disappeared. 376 more words


Public Health Crisis

You now can add “Pornography” as a Public Health “infectious disease.”

Utah lawmakers in Salt Lake City took a “bold” step in the final minutes of the 2016 Legislative Session when the… 640 more words


Science at Cambridge: Veterinary Science

Clinical and clean, dirty and disgusting: you choose.

Veterinary medicine is my subject of choice. Most vet students will tell you they have known what they wanted to be since they were six. 490 more words



It was a time ago that raw chicken became prohibited to sell in Japan after the avian flu broke out. The idea of raw chicken would scare the pants off of most people but it is as safe as the chef’s kitchen and hygiene. 15 more words

Curious About It?

About climate change and bird flu

Another day, another great article (this one by Sonia Shah in the NY Times) about climate change’s impact on pandemics. Here, Shah unpacks how our increased appetite for poultry and a large increase in poultry farming, coupled with a warming arctic’s influence on avian migratory patterns could lead to the next devastating round of bird flu. 19 more words

Germany Renews Zoonoses Research

The German government is renewing its efforts find answers to the threat of numerous diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans.

The research backed by the German agriculture ministry is an extension of the 2006 One Health research agreement between the ministries of education and research, food and agriculture and health as well as the defence ministry. 304 more words

Nurse's Notes: Diseases That Could Affect Your Travel Plans

When you are planning to visit a place, you’d want to┬ácheck whether there is a communicable disease or not. You will have a dilemma to gather information on what diseases could affect your travel plans, and what are the necessary precautions you have to do to protect yourself. 649 more words