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The Pig Site – Our understanding of the importance of influenza A infection in pig production has evolved rapidly over the past 15 years. Greg Wideman of South West Ontario Veterinary Services explained the impacts of those developments to the 2013 London Swine Conference. Recent detection of novel subtypes of influenza A, such as H3N2, H1N2 and pandemic H1N1 in swine have heightened our awareness of this pathogen as a primary cause of swine disease and significant zoonotic (from animals to people) and reverse zoonotic (from people to animals) risk. This paper reviews some ways in which influenza A impacts the pig producer and swine veterinarian… Continue Reading Source: The Pig Site, November 29, 2013 Labex Korea on Twitter and Facebook
MSN News – Despite advances in food safety and consumer awareness, food recalls impact millions of Americans every year. In July alone, according to the Food and Drug Administration, 17 food and beverage items were pulled from shelves for a wide variety of reasons. They include the detections of disease-causing bacterium such as salmonella, listeria and E. coli; the presence of undeclared milks, nuts, eggs and wheat; and also instances of Hepatitis A tainting.
By Nick Perry MSN News — New Zealand authorities have triggered a global recall of up to 1,000 tons of dairy products across seven countries after dairy giant Fonterra announced tests had turned up a type of bacteria that could cause botulism. New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries said Saturday that the tainted products include infant formula, sports drinks, protein drinks and other beverages. It said countries affected beside New Zealand include China, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia. Fonterra said its customers were urgently checking their supply chains. One New Zealand company has locked down five batches of infant formula and China is asking importers to immediately recall products. Click here to access the complete article Labex Korea on Twitter
Earlier research on depression and pesticides has focused on insecticides, particularly organophosphates, which are known to be toxic to nerve cells, said Marc Weisskopf, the study’s lead author and an associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Weisskopf said results of the study “suggest we should not be ignoring herbicides just because they’re targeting plants.”
Monocrotophos, the insecticide that killed 23 school children in India this month, is an organophosphate, for example.
The use of pesticides has also been linked to Parkinson’s disease among farmers.
By Kerry Grens MSN News — Evening primrose oil doesn’t reduce the symptoms of the itchy skin problem eczema, according to a new review of studies. Herbal supplement makers market primrose oil as helpful in treating eczema, but “I don’t think you’ll get a specific benefit” from the pills, said Dr. Joel Bamford, the lead author of the review. Eczema is a common skin disorder, especially among children, marked by itchy, red skin. Commonly, patients are prescribed steroid medications to treat the problem. Primrose oil initially showed some promise in studies several decades ago, said Bamford, who is an associate instructor at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth. But when he tried to replicate the findings, he found that primrose oil didn’t seem to work….. >>Continue Reading<< Follow Labex Korea on Twitter and Facebook
Reuters — Chinese scientists have confirmed for the first time that a new strain of bird flu that has killed 23 people in China has been transmitted to humans from chickens.
In a study published online in the Lancet medical journal, the scientists echoed previous statements from the World Health Organization and Chinese officials that there is as yet no evidence of human-to-human transmission of this virus.
The H7N9 strain has infected 109 people in China since it was first detected in March. The WHO warned on Wednesday that this strain is “one of the most lethal” flu viruses and is transmitted more easily than the H5N1 strain of bird flu, which has killed hundreds around the world since 2003….. >>Continue Reading<<