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Sleeping sickness - a silent killer

...rs like Livingstone and Stanley noticed that their horses could not survive in parts of Africa. But people had been dying from the bite of the Tsetse fly for a long time before that, and are still dying today. Sleeping Sickness has been dubbed as the Silent Killer because its victims are mostly from rural ...

Toll-like Receptor (Tlr3) Attachment Leads To Lethal Encephalitis

...involves birds and mosquitoes; however, humans and horses can become infected. In humans, infection is generally asymptomatic and if West Nile fever does develop then the illness is generally mild and self limiting. In elderly and immunocompromised individuals, however, WNV infection can progress to severe ...

Earth Will Feel The Impact Of Global Warming

...s during this time-including evidence of the first horses and primates in North America and Europe, which were possibly allowed by warm conditions that opened travel routes which were not possible under previously colder climates, the study said. Researchers said that modern carbon dioxide input from fos...

Experimental Therapy Effective Against Malignant Melanoma in Horses

...studying the similarities of malignant melanoma in horses and humans and has devised an experimental treatme...etailed his efforts to treat malignant melanoma in horses by using Frankincense oil. Robertson said that the risk factors of developing malignant melanoma in ...

Henda and Nipah viruses should fret: as there is hope for a vaccine.

...inent Queensland racehorse trainer Vic Rail and 16 horses in Brisbane. Thereafter the trainer of Vo Rogue, d...y problems soon after he caught the virus from his horses in 1994. Another Nipah virus has killed hundreds of people in Malaysia, Bangladesh and India after j...

Passive Immunotherapy Could Prevent Avian Flu from Affecting Humans

...he H5N1 strain of avian influenza are derived from horses were used against mice and it proved effective in ...these procedure polyclonal antibodies derived from horses has the potential to cause a strong host immune response which might inhibit its use in the clinic. ...

Himachal Pradesh: Horse Dung To Be Converted Into Organic Fertilizer

...th many of them riding horses. There are about 700 horses in that mountain resort. Health officials, however, have pointed out that the animals were posing a threat to humans as their dung could have a toxic affect on the residents. 'If the dung is not properly disposed, the spore bacteria found in it...

Galloping Horse Disease

...iral infection has affected a small portion of the horses in the Meath/Kildare region of Ireland, which is c...artment said “The department is also tracing those horses which, in the past three months, have passed through those farms on which the infected animals were ...

Horse Sense: The Dublin Horse Show Shall Go On

...reak of the horse disease in the Republic. Nine horses have been fatally hit by EIA, also called swamp fe...all horse owners to get the blood samples of their horses tested for EIA. This is the first ever case of swamp fever in Ireland which is thought to have sprea...

91-year-old city man Falls Victim to West Nile Virus

.... There only exists a West Nile vaccine in use for horses that's 70 percent effective, according to Linn Haramis, an entomologist with the state health department. Haramis said that cool weather in recent weeks apparently led to fewer-than-expected numbers of West Nile infections in Illinois. At present...

U.S., Australian Scientists Develop Vaccine Against Deadly Viruses

...ile the Hendra virus killed two Australians and 16 horses in Australia's northern state of Queensland in 1994-95. Both viruses are carried by fruit bats in nature and have alarmed scientists with the ease in which they jump from animals to humans. The new vaccine is composed of a component of the virus pa...

Horse Heart Coherence May Be Key To Non-invasive Stress Detection

... The study of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) between horses and Humans” is the first step to proving horses to be as equally sensitive to the humans within that environment. For years humans have reported e...

Researchers Complete Horse Genome Map

...genetic differences in human beings. He added that horses can suffer from many of the same illnesses as humans, including West Nile virus, arthritis and allergies, and that is why the research have focused on horses. SRI...

Stem Cells in Liposuctioned Fat can Heal Injuries

...planted fat stem cells will restore injured sports horses to their former glory. "Our aim is to regenerate t...litations are long and costly. Now experience with horses is paving the way to cell therapies for sport-related tendon injuries in humans. Therapies using bon...

Humans Aren't the Only Ones With Obesity Problems

... horse. Caretakers may see no harm in giving their horses rich foods, but obesity in horses is just as unhealthy as obesity in humans and can lead to fatal diseases. "There is a striking pa...

Cherie Blair to Challenge Hubbys Smoking Ban on Human Rights Ground

...vate clubs. If successful it would run a coach and horses through the ban. Smokers have rights too," said the lawyer. Public Health Minister Caroline Flint, however, maintains that the law was to protect people from the harms caused by second hand smoke. "This law will protect people from second hand s...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...iences (CALS) at Virginia Tech has determined that horses are also facing serious health risks because of obesity. Fifty-one percent of the horses evaluated during the pioneering research were determined to be overweight or obese and may be subje...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...s. The virus can infect humans, birds, mosquitoes, horses and some other mammals. West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. In 2004, there were 2539 human c...

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