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Links for Veterinary Microbiology:

  • Avian influenza is an infection caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses. By The Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE), an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.

    http://editors.eol.org/eoearth/wiki/Bird_flu
  • Since the epidemic of ‘mad cow disease’ in the 1980s and 90s, and the emergence of its human equivalent, variant Creutzfeld-Jacob disease, there has been a great deal of research into prions, the causative agents. By Science in School, promoting inspiring science teaching by encouraging communication between teachers, scientists, and everyone else involved in European science education.

    http://www.scienceinschool.org/2010/issue15/prions
  • During the past two decades, 30 diseases that were all new to human medicine emerged, while other long-recognized diseases such as malaria, cholera, and tuberculosis resurged at a magnitude not seen in developed countries since the 1850s. Similarly, apparently emerging and resurging diseases are also affecting marine mammals, often showing complex pathogenesis patterns and sometimes involving immunologic dysfunction. By Microbe Magazine, the monthly news magazine of the American Society for Microbiology.

    http://www.asmscience.org/content/journal/microbe/10.1128/microbe.2.544.1
  • Our modern lifestyle, in which we can travel around the globe in a matter of days, has made it easier for infectious diseases to spread. By Science in School, promoting inspiring science teaching by encouraging communication between teachers, scientists, and everyone else involved in European science education.

    http://www.scienceinschool.org/2013/issue27/zoonosis
  • With cases documented in more than 170 countries, the global swine flu pandemic that erupted in spring 2009 remains a serious public health problem. By The Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE), an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.

    http://editors.eol.org/eoearth/wiki/Swine_CAFOs_and_Novel_H1N1_Influenza
  • Are migratory birds responsible for the spread of bird flu? Should we kill them all? By Science in School, promoting inspiring science teaching by encouraging communication between teachers, scientists, and everyone else involved in European science education.

    http://www.scienceinschool.org/2006/issue3/birdflu
  • Zoonoses are diseases and infections which are naturally transmitted between vertebrate animals and humans. The pathogens that cause zoonotic diseases are bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites or protozoa. Disease transfer occurs via direct or indirect exposure to the pathogen. By The Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE), an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.

    http://editors.eol.org/eoearth/wiki/Zoonotic_diseases