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"As one of America’s most devastating economic cattle diseases, anaplasmosis has reached critical impact levels in many regions, with researchers finding higher infection rates and dozens of separate strains. The disease is primarily spread via insects, veterinarians say, but producer unawareness and mismanagement are increasingly contributing factors."
"The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of virulent Newcastle disease in a small flock of backyard exhibition chickens in Los Angeles County, California. It is important to note that the presence of the disease is not a food safety concern. This is the first case of virulent Newcastle disease, previously referred to as exotic Newcastle disease, in the U.S. since 2003." ... See MoreSee Less
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2018 - The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of virulent Newcastle disease in a small flock of backyard exhibition chickens in Los Angeles County, California. It is important to note that t...
The CWHC has an informative write-up about the recent cases of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease in British Columbia:
"Rabbit hemorrhagic disease, sometimes referred to as “bunny Ebola”, is an extremely contagious viral disease of domesticated and wild European rabbits with a mortality rate that often reaches 100% in unvaccinated European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). It can be readily transmitted by direct contact with live or dead animals, and on fomites. Since the initial diagnosis there have been reports of large numbers of dead feral rabbits around Nanaimo and a few in the lower mainland."
"The number of people getting diseases transmitted by mosquito, tick and flea bites has more than tripled in the United States in recent years, federal health officials reported on Tuesday. Since 2004, at least nine such diseases have been discovered or newly introduced here."