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Ticks may cause more diseases

...logy implicates ticks in other maladies, including cat scratch fever. Members of a family of bacteria kno...nown as trench fever. Scientists had thought that cat scratch fever, which is caused by Bartonella henselae, was passed to humans from cat bites or scratc...

Cats to protect children from asthma

... looked at the immune reactions of 226 children to cat allergens in their hormones. They found that 1 in 5 of the children showed an immune response to cat dandruff without having any allergic reaction. These children's immune system produced an antibody c...

Some pets found to be SARS carriers

...f it's been shown that the virus can transmit from cat to cat, it doesn't take much of a leap of faith that it will transmit to humans." Other scientists who have studied SARS say pet owners shouldn't overreact, however. "These animals in all likelihood did not play a significant role in spread of (SAR...

New Treatment For People Allergic To Cats

...ed against allergic reactions. A protein found in cat saliva and dander, called gamma Feline domesticus ...new treatment consists of a new protein containing cat allergen that may be injected along with a human antibody taken from patients suffering from cat all...

Oral Edible vaccine for Allergy Vaccines

...ctions against allergy diseases such as hay fever, cat and venom allergies requires continuous monitoring after antibody therapy as the patients may develop adverse immune reactions. Researchers jointly from University of Tokyo and Shimane University team of Japan developed the new edible vaccines. The...

Pet Dogs Also Require Exercise

...hat the ideal, or optimal body weight for a dog or cat is the weight they were when they first reached adulthood. Corriveau says it's important to remember that even within a specific breed of a dog, the optimal weight can vary by 25% or more. 'Consult a veterinarian to find the correct weight-managem...

Diseases in Marine Animals Could Portend Unhealthy Prognosis for Humans

...e, Toxoplasma, with further links to the cats. The cat feaces gets into the environment from the lawns, sidewalks and then into the rivers, and the ocean, according to her. Otters in the fresh waters area, as a result of this pollution stand a chance to be infected with Toxoplasma. Sea otters share the ...

Bird Flu attacks the feline community

Bird flu has been found in a cat in Germany. Health officials have now urged cat owners to keep pets indoors. The dead cat was found near the Baltic Sea island// of Ruegen. Initiall...

A warning and wake up call: German cat infected with deadly bird flu strain.

As a whiff of strong air comes the news that a cat that was found dead in Northern Germany was the ca...h. The logical explanation behind the death of the cat is that since the cat also found on Ruegen contracted the disease by eating infected birds. Germa...

Bird Flu Confirmed in Sixth German State

...aria and Baden-Wuerttemberg. Earlier this week a cat on Ruegen died of bird flu in the first case of a mammal in Europe in which the lethal strain was positively identified. Experts believe the animal might have died after eating an infected bird, following similar cases in Asia, where the disease su...

Germany Institutes Tough Measures To Tackle Bird Flu

...Germans had panicked after it was confirmed that a cat had died of bird flu. Since then the country has instituted a series of measures to ward off the disease. // Federal Agriculture and Protection of Consumer Minister Horst Seehofer has said that cats in the region of the bird flu will be kept inside h...

Strengthen Your Childs Immunity Give Him A Cat

...kely to develop allergies than those who live in a cat free house. // The studies conducted on 500 childr...ith no cats as pets, found that if they acquired a cat in their first five years of life they were unlikely to test positive in allergy skin-prick tests. ...

Trial To Create Childhood Asthma Vaccine Launched

...ue. These drops consist of house dust, grass and cat allergens. The vaccine if developed will be given to children who are at an increased risk for developing asthma. "There's a 12-month treatment period and then we're following the children through until the age of five, so there is a four- to five-ye...

Another contender for bird flu besides poultry; cats!

...where there was an outbreak of the virus. A dead cat was also found in Germany in March after the H5N1 ...ps. It's not easy for a person to be infected by a cat but where a child is in close contact with a sick animal or it has diarrhoea or is licking someone, ...

Effective Vaccine Found For Dust Mite Allergy

...lop ones which are effective against grass pollen, cat hair and tree pollen. The current treatments for hay fever allergy such as antihistamines and inhaled steroids, suppress symptoms temporarily. The Cytos vaccine is thought to give a permanent cure as it consists of an empty virus filled with DNA de...

Anti-Parasitic Drugs Useful in Reducing Damages of Congenital Toxoplasmosis

... infected meat; through T. gondii oocysts found in cat litter; or when a newly infected pregnant woman transmits the parasite to her fetus. Most people have no recognized symptoms. The immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing acute illness. If the infection is acquired for the first time w...

Placental Protein Leads To The Onset Of Preeclampsia - Researcher Finds

...or S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD, a nephrologist in the cat BIDMC and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School. Three years ago, Karumanchi and his colleagues demonstrated that the placenta plays a central role in the course of these events, and that elevated leve...

New Breed Cats Marketed

...oon to the several allergy sufferers who are also cat lovers. Allerca sources claim that they searched for natural variations in the cat gene that induces allergy-inducing properties and then promoted the desired trait through breeding. ...

Cats To Aid in Prevention of Bird Flu

...ch we recognize.’ The first report of a domestic cat vomiting, coughing up blood and dying from the bird flu virus H5N1 came some two years ago from Thailand. This was followed by the death of 147 captive tigers fed virus-infected chicken carcasses and cases in Indonesia. Cats that come into contact ...

NHGRI Aims To Sequence Primate Genomes

...-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus); domestic cat (Felis catus); guinea pig (Cavia porcellus); African savannah elephant (Loxodonta africana); tree shrew (Tupaia species); rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus); and a bat species that will be determined based on the availability of a high-quality DNA sample...

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