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Study: Yellowstone bison not to blame for brucellosis

Elk deemed mostly responsible for spreading disease to livestock

Staff Report

The most rapidly spreading strains of brucellosis, a disease with implications for livestock and wildlife management, appear to be centered around areas where humans feed elk to keep populations artificially high for hunters. 494 more words



Zia Virus – Colombia

Nearly 72 000 cases of Zika have been reported in Colombia since October, with almost 13 000 occurring in pregnant women, although the country is going through a decline in outbreaks, health authorities said on Saturday. 187 more words


Ritual Slaughter: A Potential Route for Transmission of Brucellosis

Ritual slaughter of animals has a special place in the socio-cultural matrix of several countries. A recent correspondence from Israel, published by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention journal Emerging Infectious Diseases highlights a small case series where the only identifiable route of transmission was the contact shared by the exposed individuals during a ritual slaughter of sheep purchased from Bedouins. 429 more words

Bacterial Diseases

Five Camels, a riding shotgun story

For the fourth time Charles launched into describing his day with five camels. I was all ears. Each time he had told about the adventure I learned something new. 903 more words

The return of bison to the American West

A herd of 10 bison were released into a 1,000-acre pasture in Soapstone Prairie Natural Area on Nov. 1, 2015.
Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, a 28 square mile grassland with miles of hiking trails and many cultural resources in Fort Collins, Colorado, released the herd of bison onto their land after almost 10 years of deliberation on the project. 488 more words

Science And The Environment

Biological Hazard - Bulgaria, Province of Kyustendil, Rila : Brucellosis (Animal)



Brucellosis is a contagious disease of both humans and animals caused by bacteria (invisible to the naked eye) of the genus Brucella which causes extensive economic damage to cattle breeding but is also a significant health issue as more than 50.000 people contract brucellosis world-wide. 227 more words

Earth Watch Report


€6 million annual saving to farmers in testing costs

Local Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, and Meath West Fine Gael T.D. Damien English has welcomed the ending of pre-movement Brucellosis testing on both sides of the Border with effect from 28th September this year as good news for farmers in Counties Meath and Westmeath. 126 more words