Medical research

Origin of the COVID-19 virus: The trail of mink farming

On January 14, a team of international experts commissioned by the World Health Organization arrived in China for a three-week mission with the aim of visiting Wuhan to meet Chinese scientists and help to pinpoint the origin ...

Health

Discovering gaps in food safety practices of small Texas farms

A survey of small farmers in Texas identifies a significant gap in food safety protocols and resources, increasing the risk of produce contamination and foodborne illness. Very few small growers—most of whom are not required ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two studies focus on SARS-CoV-2 transmission in domestic cats, pigs

Two recently published studies from Kansas State University researchers and collaborators have led to two important findings related to the COVID-19 pandemic: Domestic cats can be asymptomatic carriers of SARS-CoV-2, but ...

Medical research

Cancer therapies connect dogs and humans

Dogs may hold the key to uncovering novel cancer therapy targets and treatments that will benefit domestic animals and their owners, as well as human cancer patients.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA says cows may have caused E. coli lettuce contamination

Outbreaks of E. coli illness that sickened 188 people who ate romaine lettuce grown in California probably came from cattle grazing near the farms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a report released Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Origins of COVID-19 still a mystery

The highly-infectious SARS-CoV-2 virus is most ideally adapted to infect human cells—rather than bat or pangolin cells, according to new computer modeling.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel Leptospira strain that can infect humans

Malaysian researchers have identified the two species of the Leptospira genus of bacteria responsible for most cases of leptospirosis in the country and discovered a new strain capable of infecting humans.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Animals should not pose coronavirus threat to pet owners, farmers

Farmers and pet owners who may be concerned that they can contract COVID-19 from domestic animals—such as livestock, dogs and cats—have little to worry about, according to a virologist in Penn State's College of Agricultural ...

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