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Cornell lab confirms deadly fish virus spreading to new species

...illions of dead freshwater drum formed windrows of carcasses along the beaches of Lake Erie in 2006, all victims of VHSV. Other species from the Great Lakes Basin area that have tested positive by Cornell include bluegill, rock bass, black crappie, pumpkinseed, smallmouth and largemouth bass, muskellunge (Ne...

Ebola outbreaks killing thousands of gorillas and chimpanzees

...gorillas from one social group closely inspect the carcasses of gorillas from other groups. Contact with corpses at funerals is a major mechanism of Ebola transmission in humans. Together with other recent observations on patterns of gorilla mortality, these results make a strong case that transmission between...

Pattern of human Ebola outbreaks linked to wildlife and climate

...antelope. Tests on 14 samples from the decomposed carcasses did not detect the Ebola virus, but at 12 sites, observers also saw sick or dying animals with symptoms consistent with Ebola infection. In addition, 16 reported wildlife mortality incidents coincided with known Ebola epidemics. "The transmiss...

Federal testing for mad cow disease a failure, law review editor says

...tially lifted its ban, allowing meat only from the carcasses of young cows that have had their spinal cords, vertebrae, brains and bone marrow removed. But the ban was re-imposed on January 20 after a U.S. shipment was found to contain meat with banned vertebral columns still attached. It is widely believe...

Leave it to salmon to leave no stone unturned

...he practice of fertilizing salmon streams with the carcasses of dead salmon obtained from hatcheries," says Daniel Schindler, UW associate professor of aquatic and fishery sciences. "Although this does replace some of the nutrients that salmon returning from the sea would normally provide, it entirely ignores ...

Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds

...ries so that the birds can once again feast on the carcasses of marine mammals as their ancestors did centuries.... Eventually, the birds supplement their diet with carcasses of deer, boar and other terrestrial wildlife they happen to find. Unfortunately, many of these anima...

Missing fossil link 'Dallasaurus' found

...r sea life, such as sharks, who would pick away at carcasses for food. Because of their mostly shallow sea and seaside habitats, the remains of early mosasaurs are even more rare and much harder to find. But in the last two decades, many new discoveries and significant advances have been made in the understan...

Carnegie Mellon cyLab researchers work to develop new red tide monitoring

...d tide algae or the noxious smell from the rotting carcasses of poisoned fish linger along the coast, impacting tourism. Nationwide, all forms of red tide algae cause commercial fisheries to lose $18 million a year. More than $20 million was spent on public healthcare to handle thousands of cases in which hum...

'Sinkers' provide missing piece in deep-sea puzzle

...sts have suggested that algal blooms or the sunken carcasses of whales and other large animals could account for the missing food. Robison believes that, although these sources may be important in some areas, they are not persistent enough or substantial enough to account for what is apparently a world-wide ph...

US Army plans to bulk-buy anthrax

...ches of an unspecified biological agent, and sheep carcasses to test the efficiency of an incinerator for the disposal of infected livestock. Although the Sterne strain is not thought to be harmful to humans and is used for vaccination, the contracts have caused major concern. "It raises a serious question ov...

Neandertal femur suggests competition with hyenas and a shift in landscape use

...eological evidence indicates that humans processed carcasses of the same animals as the hyenas, with some animal bones showing both cut marks from human tools and tooth marks from hyenas. Additionally, the human femur was gnawed by carnivores, probably hyenas. This shows that close competition for food and spa...

Poaching, logging, and outbreaks of Ebola threaten central African gorillas and chimpanzees

...tting bushmeat hunters and others who might handle carcasses of infected animals at risk. "If we find ways to protect apes from the Ebola virus, we also will protect humans," the action plan concludes. The action plan designated 12 sites in five countries - Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, a...

Ebola virus: from wildlife to dogs

...ch is an any case still unknown, but from infected carcasses of chimpanzees, gorillas and certain forest antelo...ccur only in a secondary way, through contact with carcasses of dead animals (2). However, the virus's natural cycle is not restricted just to transmission from ...

The secret lives of whales

...e undertakers of the deep, assimilating huge whale carcasses and recycling their bodies back into oceanic lifecycles. If we want to understand the nature of life ?what evolution can do—we must understand these habitats before extinctions occur.?/p> Blue Voices from the Deep Cornell researcher Christopher ...

Study Links Ebola Outbreaks To Animal Carcasses

...ectious Diseases, the study found that many animal carcasses tested for Ebola between 2001 and 2003 produced po...s to humans through the consumption or handling of carcasses or bushmeat. Specifically, the researchers found that Ebola infections in wild animals such as gori...

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