Colonies of wild seabirds devastated by bird flu!

Anthony Kaczmarek 01 Sept 4 mins Other colonies of northern gannets have also been decimated by this global epidemic of bird flu, for example in Scotland. Illustrative photo. The bird flu epidemic has, it seems, gained momentum in August in France. The League for the Protection of Birds (LPO), through the voice of its founder, … Read more

By choosing exodus, many Hong Kongers forced to abandon their animals

AFP, published on Monday, September 05, 2022 at 2:16 p.m. For three months, Cassius and Roxie have been waiting for new masters in a Hong Kong animal shelter. Their owners are among the residents of the city who have chosen to exodus in the face of the growing influence of Beijing and health restrictions. This … Read more

A Ruff Deal: Hong Kong Exodus Sparks Surge In Abandoned Pets

Pictures by Isaac Lawrence. Video by Anagha Subhash Nair and Selim Chtayti Cassius and Roxie have spent three months at a Hong Kong dog shelter waiting for new owners. The two mongrels are victims of a surge in pet abandonments as the city experiences an exodus of residents due to China’s crackdown on dissent as … Read more

Antiviral activity of favipiravir against Zika and SARS-CoV-2 in cynomolgus macaques

Favipiravir (T-705) inhibits viral ribonucleic acid (RNA) polymerase and has been approved for the treatment of noncomplicated influenza infections in Japan and is currently being studied in clinical trials in the United States. Previous studies have shown strong antiviral activity of T-705 against several RNA viruses, such as Ebola, Marburg, and Lassa viruses, both in … Read more

Mosquitoes buzz off as record wet weather disrupts Queensland breeding cycle

Mosquito numbers have dropped dramatically across Queensland’s coastal regions this year and residents have Mother Nature to thank. Key points: Scientists report a big drop in mosquito numbers particularly in coastal regions affected by flooding Queensland Health data shows mosquito-borne virus figures are well-below average for this time of year Residents are being warned to … Read more

Pets living in households with COVID-19 are high likely to seroconvert and become ill

In a recent study published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseasesresearchers investigated whether pet dogs and cats in the households of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-infected humans were at risk of infection. Study: Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Illness in Cats and Dogs. Image Credit: Sharomka/Shutterstock Studies have demonstrated that several species … 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

Research characterizes clinical and epidemiologic features of SARS-CoV-2 in pets

A 2021-2022 survey conducted in the United States reported that about 90.5 million households owned at least one pet, 23 million of which had acquired a pet during the first year of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Pet ownership is associated with numerous positive benefits for the owner, such as improved mental health. However, … Read more

Can dogs accurately detect COVID-19?

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic persists worldwide, scientists have turned their attention to identifying better and faster methods to detect the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In a new PLOS ONE study, researchers evaluate the accuracy of using dogs to smell and identify the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in infected and non-infected … Read more