Spain, a country that has successfully fought to eliminate African swine fever (ASF) from its borders in years past, is testing a potential new vaccine against ASF virus.Star Wars Lego General Grievous' Starfighter (8095) Sealed The oral vaccine has been tested so far on wild boars, but if the results are successful, it could be used to protect the country’s domestic herds.LEGO City Set Pig Farm & Tractor New Sealed
A team of Madrid-based researchers tried the vaccine on nine wild boar piglets, and the results were as hoped.TY Curly Bear Excellent Condition with ORIGIINAL and Suface errors
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Health agencies have shared the message again and again: Lego 345 House with Mini Wheel Car (1969) - Rare Washing raw meat just causes the bacteria to splash around your sink, your hands and your clothes.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tweeted a reminder about this fact recently: “Don’t wash your raw chicken! Washing can spread germs from the chicken to other foods or utensils in the kitchen.”
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Others still pointed out that they believed they could eliminate bacteria concerns by washing counters and sinks after rinsing chicken.LOT OF 3 VINTAGE 1960 RUBBER TOY LAMPS, 2 BY ALAN JAY & ANOTHER ONE, While disinfecting the countertops is always a wise choice and should be done anyway, rinsing chicken is still ineffective in the first place. Continue reading
LEGO CUUSOO Minecraft Micro World The First Night 21102 Steve Creeper Build ToyEach quarter, the National Drug Early Warning System releases a report outlining the latest public health threats posed by new psychoactive substances (NPSs), including synthetic cannabinoids, cathinones, opioids and benzodiazepines.
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New as of last year, the report includes fentanyl, due to its increasing importance in the opioid crisis.Minion Game of Life Collector's Edition board game America overseas edition Engl The 2019 first quarter report shows 541 identifications of fentanyl, fentanyl-related compounds and new opioids — a 43% increase from a year ago. Fentanyl accounts for 77% of the opioid identifications.
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People who work in food production and processing, as well as food-allergic individuals, can tell you a lot about food allergens — what they are, how they work, and even how they are regulated and labeled. TY BEANIE BABY 1999 Holiday Teddy With Tag - NewBeyblade Dragoon F Neo Crystal Version Toys R Us only shows, however, that the general public may still have a knowledge gap about food allergens, including those who handle food in restaurants.LEGO Minifigures Series 15 NEW Factory Sealed 71011 Complete Set of 16
A team of researchers quizzed nearly 300 restaurant workers in Düsseldorf, Germany about their food allergen expertise. Could they identify major allergens?Lego Holiday Limited Edition Set 40222 40223 -(US- New Sealed) Snowglobe Did they know how allergic reactions worked, and did they feel comfortable serving food-allergic diners? Roughly 10% of people in Europe and North America have food allergies, and evidence suggests that percentage is growing.
“We looked at knowledge and attitudes, and the key finding would be that the knowledge levels are not as good as we would expect in restaurant staff, because these are the people that are handling food on a daily basisTy Peace Beanie Baby 1st Edition (Vivid colors, Old Face, PVC, No Stamp) 1996,” senior researcher Adrian Loerbroks told CNN.
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The threat of equine influenza took the horse racing world by storm this year as an above-average number of infections cancelled races in the United Kingdom. Silly Puppets Joseph 25 Inch Full Body PuppetIt was the first time in 15 years that horse races were canceled for flu concerns.
The ongoing U.K. outbreak has seen 69 cases, mostly in England, but one as far north as Aberdeenshire in Scotland. Lego Star Wars Micro Fighter Aircraft Only 7-Piece SetThe highly infectious virus has also been seen recently in the U.S. states of California, Arizona, Ohio, Indiana, Washington and Tennessee.Indiana Jones Fight on the Flying Wing -- New Set & Exclusive Gift The Horse reports that equine influenza cases have been increasing in both the U.S. and Europe as of late.
Biosecurity is best
The virus that causes equine influenza is about as contagious as can be, meaning horse caretakers have to be vigilant. How to Train Your Dragon Hidden World Lightfury Toothless Plush Squeeze & GrowlIt can survive for two days on a surface, so horse equipment and stables should be disinfected frequently and methodically. Continue reading