Vaccines vital for pet health | Lifestyles

STILLWATER – What appeared to be a mysterious illness that killed more than 20 dogs recently in northern Michigan was later identified as canine parvovirus. No outbreaks have been reported in Oklahoma, but the disease is still a threat. Although parvovirus is a severe and highly contagious disease, it is highly preventable with proper and … Read more

Bat in Citra tests positive for rabies

Ocala, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion) wants residents of northern Marion County to be aware that a bat in their area has tested positive for rabies. People who live or work in the Citra area should pay close attention, especially those who live north of Northwest 165th Street, south … Read more

What You Should Know about COVID-19 and Pets | Healthy Pets, Healthy People

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some coronaviruses cause cold-like illnesses in people. Others cause illness in certain types of animals, such as cattle, camels, and bats. Some coronaviruses infect only animals and do not infect humans. Risk of the virus that causes COVID-19 spreading between pets and people The virus that causes COVID-19 … Read more

Why are rabies deaths still occurring? | Lifestyle Health

Among nearly 1.2 lakh people who were bitten by dogs in Kerala in 2022, there have been 18 deaths due to rabies. Every year, approximately 20,000 deaths occur in India from rabies. Most cases of rabies occur from not receiving the recommended treatment following a bite or scratch from an infected animal. However, a few … Read more

State health department warns Bradenton area of ​​rabies

The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County is reminding the public to stay away from wild or stray animals out of concern that they could be carrying rabies, the department said recently in a press release. Eight Manatee County residents have been exposed to rabies in the past two months, either by being bitten, … Read more

Philippines’ inadequate measures have led to failure in reducing the incidence of rabies

The Philippines’ inadequate measures to control rabies led to its failure to reduce the incidence of the deadly viral disease transmitted mainly through the bite of dogs and other animals, new research suggests. Although the Philippines introduced the standard ‘intra-dermal’ vaccine regimen as far back as 1997 and also has animal bite care centers equipped … Read more

Investigating an effective linear deoxyribonucleic acid COVID-19 vaccine option for domestic cats

In a recent article posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, investigators studied a linear deoxyribonucleic acid (linDNA) severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine option in felines. Study: A linear DNA vaccine candidate encoding the SARS-CoV-2 Receptor Binding Domain elicits protective immunity in domestic cats. Image Credit: Karrrtinki/Shutterstock Background SARS-CoV-2, the Coronavirus disease 2019 … Read more