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    Pig heart transplants could be offered more widely to patients in the US as health chiefs consider green-lighting clinical trials of the controversial operations. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is said to be drawing up plans to make it easier for researchers to study a larger number of patients. So far there have only...
    (CNN)Hoof-and-mouth disease (also known as foot-and-mouth disease) is a communicable virus affecting cattle, pigs and other cloven-hoofed animals. Hoof-and-mouth disease is not related to hand, foot, and mouth disease, a virus that infects humans.AboutIt is a member of the genus Aphthovirus in the family Picornaviridae. There are seven types of hoof-and-mouth disease and more than...
    Rodney E. Rohde, Texas State University On May 18, 2022, Massachusetts health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a single case of monkeypox in a patient who had recently traveled to Canada. Cases have also been reported in the United Kingdom and Europe. Monkeypox isn’t a new disease....
    Rabies could be re-imported into the U.S. due to improper vaccinations, health officials warned Thursday, after a five-month-old rescue puppy from Azerbaijan tested positive for the virus last year despite meeting import requirements. The disease — which triggers seizures and frothing at the mouth — was eradicated in the U.S. in 2003, but has re-entered...
    A man from Maryland, David Bennett, received a heart transplant from a genetically altered pig but suffered numerous complications before dying. Source: Inside Edition/Youtube Although there were no reported signs of the patient rejecting the genetically modified heart, traces of a virus that is known to infect pigs called porcine cytomegalovirus was found...
    MARYLAND -- Researchers trying to learn what killed the first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig have discovered the organ harbored an animal virus but cannot yet say if it played any role in the man's death.A Maryland man, 57-year-old David Bennett Sr., died in March, two months after the groundbreaking experimental...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Researchers trying to learn what killed the first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig have discovered the organ harbored an animal virus, but cannot yet say if it played any role in the man’s death. A Maryland man, 57-year-old David Bennett Sr., died in March, two months after the...
    Researchers trying to learn what killed the first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig have discovered the organ harbored an animal virus but cannot yet say if it played any role in the man’s death. A Maryland man, 57-year-old David Bennett Sr., died in March, two months after the groundbreaking experimental transplant....
    An ex-convict given a pig's heart in a world-first transplant may have died because the organ was infected with a virus, experts claim. David Bennett, 57, from Maryland in the US, died on March 8 — two months after receiving the heart from the genetically-modified animal. Doctors at Maryland Medical Centre, where the surgery was performed, said...
    Wild news broke on Tuesday that the U.S. Capitol Police had captured a fox that had wreaked havoc throughout Washington, D.C., biting at least nine people including a congressman throughout the week. While the fox won the hearts and minds of many—including bite victim Rep. Ami Bera, who took to Twitter to extend an olive...
    The fox that menaced Capitol Hill earlier this week, biting a U.S. Congressman and at least eight other people, has tested positive for rabies, the Washington, DC, Health Department announced Wednesday. “The DC Public Health lab has confirmed the fox that was captured yesterday tested positive for the rabies virus,” the agency said, according to...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Animal Services is urging dog owners to keep a watch on their pets out in public as a new highly contagious disease spreads across South Florida. It’s called Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC). READ MORE: ‘Shot Her Like An Animal’: Family Devastated After Fatal Shooting At North Miami Beach Jewish...
    By LAURA UNGAR | Associated Press GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. — To administer this COVID test, Todd Kautz had to lie on his belly in the snow and worm his upper body into the narrow den of a hibernating black bear. Training a light on its snout, Kautz carefully slipped a long cotton swab into the...
    GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. (AP) — To administer this COVID test, Todd Kautz had to lay on his belly in the snow and worm his upper body into the narrow den of a hibernating black bear. Training a light on its snout, Kautz carefully slipped a long cotton swab into the bear’s nostrils five times. For...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The highly contagious canine respiratory virus that has Miami-Dade Animal Services urging dog owners to get their pets vaccinated and limit dog to dog contact has been identified as Canine Pneumovirus, a fairly new respiratory virus in dogs. The virus, which has not been widely studied, has an incubation period of less...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Animal Services is urging dog owners to keep a watch on their pets out in public as a new highly contagious disease spreads across South Florida. It’s called Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC). READ MORE: Miami Proud: Miami's Brittany L. Smith Shines In Hit Netflix Series Sweet MagnoliasAnimal Services said...
    (CNN) — An Omicron-like variant of the virus that causes Covid-19 — one that appears to be highly divergent from circulating strains and sticks out on a long branch of the virus’ family tree — has been discovered in a population of white-tailed deer in Ontario, Canada, according to a new study. The same strain...
    Scientists in Canada believe they have detected the first probable case of a deer transmitting Covid to a human. The suspected infection happened last November in Ontario and involved an unnamed person who had 'close contact with deer'. It was revealed in a pre-print study by Iowa State University, which has not been peer-reviewed. A herd...
    (CNN)An Omicron-like variant of the virus that causes Covid-19 -- one that appears to be highly divergent from circulating strains and sticks out on a long branch of the virus' family tree -- has been discovered in a population of white-tailed deer in Ontario, Canada, according to a new study.The same strain has also been...
    (CNN)The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) says it is being proactive and moving birds at the Detroit Zoo inside due to concerns about avian influenza, which is highly contagious and deadly, according to the zoo. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development confirmed Thursday avian influenza virus was identified...
    (CNN)Two preprint studies posted Saturday offer further evidence that the coronavirus originated in animals and spread to humans in late 2019 at the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, China.One of the studies -- neither of which has been peer-reviewed or published in a professional journal -- used spatial analysis to show that the earliest known...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Avian influenza has been detected in a fourth commercial poultry flock in southern Indiana, state officials said Saturday. Laboratory testing of a second commercial flock of turkeys in Greene County has come back as presumptively positive for the virus, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health said. The samples are being verified at...
    Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the origin of the virus tormenting the world remains shrouded in mystery. Most scientists believe it emerged in the wild and jumped from bats to humans, either directly or through another animal. Others theorize it escaped from a Chinese lab. Now, with the global COVID-19 death toll surpassing...
    Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the origin of the virus tormenting the world remains shrouded in mystery. Most scientists believe it emerged in the wild and jumped from bats to humans, either directly or through another animal. Others theorize it escaped from a Chinese lab. Now, with the global COVID-19 death toll surpassing...
    (CNN)Two hippos at a zoo in Antwerp, Belgium, have tested positive for Covid-19, in what is believed to be the first such infection reported in the species. The hippos, named Imani and Hermien, have shown no symptoms "other than runny noses," according to a news release from the zoo. How the animals were exposed to...
    Chief White House medical adviser Anthony FauciAnthony FauciSunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variant emerges; supply chain issues and inflation persist NY governor declares state of emergency to prepare for omicron US to restrict travel from eight African nations over new COVID-19 concerns MORE speculated that China likely got rid of an intermediary host that carried the COVID-19...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — After confirming 15 cases of Canine distemper virus, Dallas Animal Services (DAS) is limiting its intake of dogs to emergency cases only. Non-emergent owner surrender requests will be connected to the Pet Support Hotline for other rehoming options, officials said. Residents can access the hotline by calling 311. READ MORE: Indicted For...
    Artificial intelligence (AI) could be key in helping scientists identify the next animal virus that is capable of infecting humans, according to researchers.  In a Tuesday study published in the journal PLoS Biology, the Glasgow-based team said it had devised a genomic model that could "retrospectively or prospectively predict the probability that viruses will be...
    Despite a vocal cohort suspecting otherwise, many scientists continue to believe the novel coronavirus that has killed nearly five million people emerged when the deadly pathogen made the jump from animals to humans, a process called zoonosis. Suffice it to say that after 20 months of lockdowns and despair, the world desperately wants to avoid...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A deadly and highly-contagious rabbit disease was detected this month for the first time in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says that two rabbits died suddenly in Ramsey County earlier this month. Samples from their bodies sent to the USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories confirmed they had Rabbit Hemorrhagic...
    In western Germany, in Hesse, Asian tiger mosquitoes appeared. This invasive species is considered a potential carrier of dangerous diseases. A few years ago, mosquitoes were called “the deadliest animals in the world” by Bill Gates. Hazardous specimens have been found in Florsheim am Main and Hirschsorn in Hersh. “Vigilant citizens identified them and...
    ATLANTA (AP) — At least 18 of the 20 gorillas at Atlanta’s zoo have now tested positive for COVID-19, an outbreak that began just days before the zoo had hoped to obtain a veterinary vaccine for the primates, officials said Tuesday. Zoo Atlanta had announced the first positive tests among the western lowland gorillas on...
    DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images Unclassified “key takeaways” from the U.S. intelligence community on the origins of Covid-19 were released publicly on Friday. President Joe Biden received the classified report just days ago, and it does not give a definitive answer to whether the virus originated in a lab or was a result of animal-to-human...
    Chinese students and supporters hold a memorial for Dr. Li Wenliang outside the UCLA campus on February 15, 2020 In the first week of February 2020, Dr. Li Wenliang died from complications due to COVID-19. The young doctor had been praised for his self-sacrifice in fighting Chinese authorities to get word of the “novel coronavirus” out to...
    (CNN)A coyote attacked a small child on a Massachusetts beach, prompting fears of a rabies infection, according to the National Park Service.The incident occurred on North Herring Cove Beach within Cape Cod National Seashore on Wednesday evening. The child who was bitten was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, NPS said in a...
    (CBS DETROIT) – As cases spread among humans, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is studying just how the virus plays a role among animals. A new study from the USDA finds white-tailed deer in Michigan have been exposed to the coronavirus. READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: IRS Tools To Manage Your Monthly Checks Researchers found...
    Sinaloa.- The Association of Zoos, Hatcheries and Aquariums of Mexico (AZCARM), does not contemplate the vaccination of animals at the national level, because, so far in the pandemic, no case of contagion has been registered, therefore who consider it unnecessary to vaccinate the thousands of specimens. Ernesto Zazueta Zazueta, president of AZCARM, said that...
    By Maggie Fox | CNN The coronavirus pandemic almost certainly originated from an animal, probably at a wildlife market in China, and not from a laboratory leak, a group of virus experts said Wednesday. Theories about a lab leak are almost all based on coincidence, not hard evidence, the group of 20 top experts from...
    BALDWIN, MD (WJZ) — Baltimore County Animal Services recently seized 48 dogs from a Baldwin home after receiving a complaint about the animals’ welfare, according to a county statement issued Tuesday. The dogs, of varying ages, had no access to air conditioning, and some did not have water, according to the statement. Others showed signs...
    An Australian virologist who worked at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the lead-up to the pandemic said odds that COVID-19 leaked from the lab are slim, but she is not “naive” enough to discount the theory yet. Danielle Anderson, 42, said the lab had extensive safeguards in place to prevent leakage, telling Bloomberg...