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Iraq says 7 dead from Congo fever since start of 2021

Seven people have died from the Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever since the start of last year after coming into contact with livestock in southern Iraq, health authorities said Monday.

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Tuberculosis: Drug-defying global scourge

Tuberculosis (TB) may have been overtaken by COVID-19 as the world's deadliest infectious disease, but it continues to defy vaccines and antibiotics to wreak a grim global toll.

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'There is a higher risk of zoonoses in the Netherlands than we think'

Researchers of the Department of Psychology of Risk, Conflict and Safety of the University of Twente are sounding the alarm: They say the Dutch are insufficiently aware of the risk of new diseases developing that are transmissible ...

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Livestock, poultry safe from coronavirus: Expert

(HealthDay)—In a bit of good news about the novel coronavirus, one expert says it looks like livestock and poultry don't appear to be at risk from COVID-19.

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Livestock (also cattle) refers to one or more domesticated animals reared in an agricultural setting to produce commodities such as food or fiber, or labor. The term "livestock" as used in this article does not include poultry or farmed fish; however the inclusion of these, especially poultry, within the meaning of "livestock" is common.

Livestock generally is raised for subsistence or for profit. Raising animals (animal husbandry) is an important component of modern agriculture. It has been practiced in many cultures since the transition to farming from hunter-gather lifestyles.

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