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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.YXX-Dining chair Black Leather Dining Side Chair with Wood Legs, Modern Armchair Adjustable Height Computer Chairs Table Chairs (Size Set of 1) 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.Loft Iron Bar Stool American Simple High Stool Bar Stool Bar Stool Modern (color bluee, Size 75CM)
A team of Madrid-based researchers tried the vaccine on nine wild boar piglets, and the results were as hoped.Dall Office Chair Ergonomic Breathable Mesh Desk Chair Adjustable Seat Height Lumbar Support (color Green)
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Health agencies have shared the message again and again: Portable Lightweight Mesh Baby Playpen with Mat and Ocean Balls, 8 Panel Safety Play Yard Great Gifts for Babies Infant Toddler Kids, 128x128x66cm (color Style1)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.LHA Barstools Wooden Kitchen Breakfast Stool Solid Bar Stool - Height 71 cm Bar Furniture 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
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The first quarter 2019 report is now live.Benzara 94991 Stainless Steel Leather Round Hide Stool, 16 x 20 It’s compiled from data originating from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and provides a snapshot of the U.S. psychoactive drug market.
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You can check out the full array of data online here.
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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. Fashion Retro Steel Stool Lift Pneumatic Rod Coffee Chair Lounge Chair Home Decoration Iron Art Furniture Backrest Stool,AAllied Brass DT-GRR-24-BKM 24-Inch Grab Bar Reeded, Matte Black shows, however, that the general public may still have a knowledge gap about food allergens, including those who handle food in restaurants.Cloth Wardrobe Simple Double Folding Assembly Solid Wood Cloth Wardrobe Storage Cabinet (color 1)
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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. ZHIRONG Nordic Modern Bookshelf Bookcase with Drawer Storage Shelf Display Stand Cupboard 50 x 25 x 92CM (color A)It 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. Fashion Bed Group B32284 Leighton Metal Headboard with Rounded Posts and Scalloped Castings, Antique Brass, FullThe highly infectious virus has also been seen recently in the U.S. states of California, Arizona, Ohio, Indiana, Washington and Tennessee.JCAFA Shelves Vintage Bookshelf Triangle Bathroom Shelf Corner Storage Rack Easy Inssizetion Detachable Design Hollow-Carved Design (color Brown, Size 11.02 11.02 58.66in) 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. XUERUI Tables Table Chairs Set, Kids Furniture Toddler, Adjusted Height Activity Desk Playing Studying Bedroom Playroom Kindergarten Durable (color White+Pink, Size 60 60cm Table+2 Chairs)It can survive for two days on a surface, so horse equipment and stables should be disinfected frequently and methodically. Continue reading