A Harding County, South Dakota, ranch is under quarantine after three cows originating there were found to be infected with bovine tuberculosis.
All fenceline neighbors are under quarantine at this time, too, said South Dakota state veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven. A total of approximately 10,000 head of cattle are quarantined, he said.
Neighboring ranches will be out of quarantine if and when their herds test clean, he said. He doesn’t know at this time when the affected herd might be out of quarantine.
Every bovine animal in the affected herd has been tested, with some animals being euthanized and necropsied at the state diagnostic laboratory in Brookings.
Most of the animals that were put down were confirmed to be infected with the disease. The affected ranch has been compensated through USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for the euthanized animals…. [read more]
Yellow fever has broken out in the jungles outside Brazil’s most densely-populated cities, raising a frightening but still remote possibility: an epidemic that could decimate that country’s population and spread throughout the Americas, including the United States.
In an essay rushed into print by the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, two doctors from the National Institutes of Health warn that cases of yellow fever, which can kill as many as 10% of those infected, have seen an unusual spike in the last few weeks in several rural areas of Brazil.
Those outbreaks have been limited to places where there aren’t enough people or virus-spreading mosquitoes to fuel a rapid run-up in transmission. But they are on the edge of major urban areas where residents are largely unvaccinated, and where both humans and insects are packed densely enough to accelerate the disease’s spread…. [read more]
On January 18th, in an article titled, “Bill Gates is Teaming Up with World Leaders to Stop the Next Deadly Pandemic,” Business Insider reported that “Governments from Germany, Japan, and Norway have pooled funds along with the Gates Foundation to raise a total of $490 million so far. The target is $1 billion, which Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) says will help finance the first five years of research and development.”… [read more]
(Natural News) Sargento’s recall on a number of their cheese products for possible Listeriacontamination has been making major headlines. But what you may not have heard is that an additional 130 kinds of cheese and products containing cheese are also under recall — for containing the same Listeria-contaminated cheese produced by Deutsch Kase Haus LLC.
A number of different brands are involved: besides Sargento, some other brands affected are Sara Lee, Saputo, Dutch Valley, and Guggisberg. A variety of store-brand products by Meijer, H-E-B, Albertsons and other major retailers are also affected by the recall.
Some of the affected brands have been quite forthcoming about what products of theirs have likely been affected and what they are recalling. These companies should no doubt be applauded for their transparency… [read more]
lhwm notes: If your buying this cheese please beware.