Why did it take more than 50 years to make a vaccine against malaria? It kills hundreds of thousands of children every year, but solutions have been slow to manifest. In this quick intro, we will cover the lifecycle that makes vaccine generation a challenge.
Ever wonder about how clean a public pool or water park is? Even a nice looking one? Learn more here and while we're at it we will talk about Cryptosporidium.
In our fourth and final installment of prion diseases, we will discuss probably the most familiar of the TSEs: bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). Most cases occur in the United Kingdom, but the disease has been found in Japan, Canada, the US, and across Europe.
In our third installment of prion diseases, we will discuss the oldest of the TSEs: scrapie. First described in Great Britain in the 1750s, scrapie can now be found worldwide, expect for Australia and New Zealand. Scrapie affects sheep, goats, and their close relatives. Scrapie received its name from the intense pruritis that affected animals exhibit.
White tail season closed last week. Hopefully, the season was successful for those who endured endless hours of scouting, fine tuning scopes and bows, and freezing in blinds. Many families rely on this meat through the winter. Proper food handling practices make this a good source of protein. However, in some areas of the US, there is a potentially zoonotic disease lurking in the deer population.