"If we want to protect people, it makes sense that we should detect these threats in animal populations before spillover to human populations," said McNamara, who is a professor at Western University of Health Sciences. "We need to take a species-neutral approach, and we need to find whatever novel emerging pathogen could threaten human health."
"Astroviruses cause disease in numerous animal species, including humans. Recently, porcine astrovirus type 3 has been associated with outbreaks of neurologic disease in swine in the United States. Despite the number of species infected, we know very little about a majority of astroviruses."
"Bats are crucial to our nation’s farmers and foresters, helping control pest insects such as beetles and locusts and significantly reducing the amount of toxic pesticides that would otherwise be needed,” according to the service. “Studies estimate bats save farmers at least $3.7 billion per year in lost crop revenue and pesticide savings."
A 44-year-old Chinese driver from Hechi in Guangxi Zhuang was said to have contracted the Influenza A virus H5N6 subtype, having shown symptoms on October 18 and sent for medical treatment on October 21.
Separate news reports have indicated that the man has died on October 27 from severe respiratory illness. ... See MoreSee Less
"The BFSA will conduct ongoing ASF clinical examinations in domestic swine and will take samples from all dead wild boars and domestic pigs, or the ones showing signs of the disease. " ... See MoreSee Less
First cases of infection with African swine fever virus (ASF) were found in four wild boars in Dobrich region (Northeastern Bulgaria). They were shot in a hunting farm on the land of the village of Bulgarevo, the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) announced on 1st of November, reports BNT.