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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.REPLACEMENT BULB FOR DENTSPLY 600188, 60513, 70353, CONCEPT 3, D-120, D120J418 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.REPLACEMENT BULB FOR DESIGNERS EDGE L1755, L1756, L1767, L765 65W 120V
A team of Madrid-based researchers tried the vaccine on nine wild boar piglets, and the results were as hoped.REPLACEMENT BULB FOR DEVRY Q, QR. SS, RS, SUPER 16, Z, DUKANE 576-25 1000W 120V
“Our study demonstrates the effectiveness of the first oral vaccine against this disease on Eurasian wild boarREPLACEMENT BULB FOR DIONEX ULTIMATE VWD 3000 DEUTERIUM LAMP,” said a co-author of a paper on the research, Jose Angel Barasona. “Overall, we demonstrate that oral immunization of wild boar conferred 92% protection against a highly pathogenic strain of ASF, which is currently circulating in Asia and Europe.” Continue reading
Health agencies have shared the message again and again: REPLACEMENT BULB FOR DKK NOVA 58, NOVA 75, NOVA 90, ST-HCR153S 40W 24VWashing 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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Others still pointed out that they believed they could eliminate bacteria concerns by washing counters and sinks after rinsing chicken.REPLACEMENT BULB FOR DUAL-LITE LZ2D, LZ2D1, LZ30, HIKARI MR8205P 5W 6V While disinfecting the countertops is always a wise choice and should be done anyway, rinsing chicken is still ineffective in the first place. Continue reading
REPLACEMENT BULB FOR DUKANE IMAGEPRO 8100 BULB ONLY, IMAGEPRO 8102Each 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.REPLACEMENT BULB FOR DUKANE MICROMATIC 14A390G, SILENT 33A 300W 120V 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.REPLACEMENT BULB FOR DYAX ISO-1EW DEUTERIUM LAMP, ISO-1SV DEUTERIUM LAMP 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. REPLACEMENT BULB FOR ECE H324VOLT70WATTPK22S, EIKO 1008, 31293401342, 49834REPLACEMENT BULB FOR AGILENT HP 8001-0701, 8005-0704, HAMAMATSU CTS-10465 shows, however, that the general public may still have a knowledge gap about food allergens, including those who handle food in restaurants.REPLACEMENT BULB FOR EG&G 360 DEUTERIUM LAMP, 370 DEUTERIUM LAMP
A team of researchers quizzed nearly 300 restaurant workers in Düsseldorf, Germany about their food allergen expertise. Could they identify major allergens?REPLACEMENT BULB FOR EIKO 031293002235, G36T5 4P, G36T5L 4P 39W 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.
“We looked at knowledge and attitudes, and the key finding would be that the knowledge levels are not as good as we would expect in restaurant staff, because these are the people that are handling food on a daily basisREPLACEMENT BULB FOR EIKO 031293066831, 06683, MP250 BU P 250W,” senior researcher Adrian Loerbroks told CNN.
The findings: Continue reading
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. REPLACEMENT BULB FOR EIKO 031293404015, 1096, 11807, 40401, GE 1096, 37169It 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. REPLACEMENT BULB FOR EIKO 14121, 75PAR30LN H FL-120V 75W 120VThe highly infectious virus has also been seen recently in the U.S. states of California, Arizona, Ohio, Indiana, Washington and Tennessee.REPLACEMENT BULB FOR EIKO 75PAR30 H FL-130V, EYE IWASAKI 71664 75W 130V 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. REPLACEMENT BULB FOR EIKO F17T8 741K, FEIT ELECTRIC F17T8 41K, GE 45748 17WIt can survive for two days on a surface, so horse equipment and stables should be disinfected frequently and methodically. Continue reading