Scientists unlock planthoppers' potential to control future crop disease outbreaks

(eLife) Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Zoology have discovered how a severe rice virus reproduces inside the small brown planthopper, a major carrier of the virus.
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This article analyses the cost of diarrhoea in lambs on dairy sheep farms located in Grosseto (Italy). Farmers’ profits have recently declined due to a stable product price but increasing production costs. Animal diseases have a cascade of effects on farm productivity. Lamb enteric disease outbreaks, which result in mortality in the herd and reduced weight gain, can drastically compromise the income of farmers. An economic analysis of the impact of an outbreak of diarrhoea in lambs was thus performed, evaluating the cost of disease based on the main visible production losses (such as mortality, reduced weight gain an...
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Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: Fungal BiologyAuthor(s): Nancy E. Lozoya-Pérez, Sergio Casas-Flores, José A. Martínez-Álvarez, Luz A. López-Ramírez, Leila M. Lopes-Bezerra, Bernardo Franco, Héctor M. Mora-MontesAbstractSporotrichosis is an infection caused by members of the Sporothrix genus, and among them, Sporothrix schenckii is one of the etiological agents. Both, the disease and the causative agent have gained interest in the recent year, because of the report of epidemic outbreaks, and the description of the disease transmission from animals to hu...
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More illnesses have been reported across the United States in two separate cyclospora outbreaks, federal health officials said Thursday.
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A salmonella outbreak connected to raw turkey has affected 90 people in 26 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. At least 40 people have been hospitalized due to the Salmonella outbreak, according to the CDC. There are currently no deaths associated with this outbreak, which began last November. It is unclear where the Salmonella outbreak is coming from, and the CDC said it is still looking into which supplier or type of raw turkey product is linked to the outbreak. The agency is monitoring the outbreak in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspectio...
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Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Ghazal Montaseri, Alessandro Boianelli, Esteban A. Hernandez-Vargas, Michael Meyer-HermannAbstractInfluenza A virus (IAV) is a latent global threat to human health. In view of the risk of pandemics, prophylactic and curative treatments are essential. Oseltamivir is a neuraminidase inhibitor efficiently supporting recovery from influenza infections. Current common clinical practice is a constant drug dose (75 or 150 mg) administered at regular time intervals twice a day. We aim to use quantitative systems pharmaco...
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The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) is a voluntary guidance document based on science and best practices that can help local and state authorities and the aquatics sector make swimming and other water activities healthier and safer. States and localities can use the MAHC to create or update existing pool codes to reduce risk for outbreaks, drowning, and pool-chemical injuries.
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Ninety people have gotten sick from raw turkey tainted with salmonella bacteria in 26 states, the CDC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture warned on Thursday. Forty people have been hospitalized.
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France should appoint a"food safety police" and increase fines on those who sell contaminated products to avoid a repeat of the salmonella outbreak at a Lactalis milk factory last year that led to dozens of babies falling ill, lawmakers said.Reuters Health Information
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LISTERIA outbreaks have been causing alarm recently as supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsbury ’s have been forced to recall products due to the threat of the deadly disease. Is the listeria outbreak over yet, and have all effected products been recalled?
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Federal prosecutors have charged another person in the sprawling New England Compounding Center case, accusing a former pharmacy buyer at a Boston hospital with making false statements about payments he allegedly received from the Framingham pharmacy and its sister company, Ameridose. Claudio Pontoriero, 40, of Everett was charged Wednesday with one count of making false statements. The arrest is a part of the meningitis outbreak saga involving the now-shuttered New England Compounding Center,…
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