Denver Zoo brings birds inside to protect them from avian flu
(Denver, Colo.) After a backyard chicken flock in Pitkin County tested positive for a new avian influenza, Denver Zoo officials took steps to protect their birds. The Pitkin chickens were euthanized, and the area quarantined to limit the flu’s spread. So far, about 24 million birds in the U.S. have died of the virus or killed to prevent its spread.
Protect yourself: West Nile Virus will only get worse in Colorado
(Denver, Colo.) Last year, West Nile Virus caused more deaths and severe disease in Colorado than it had in nearly two decades. The virus killed 11 people and caused 101 cases of neuroinvasive infections, which are linked to severe illnesses like meningitis or encephalitis. Reporting from Kaiser Health News and Science Friday shows West Nile Virus is likely to become even more prevalent as the climate changes.
Moderna Vaccine Safe For Children Under 6 Years
The corona vaccine from US manufacturer Moderna is safe for young children aged 6 months to 6 years. A double dose causes robust antibody levels and is well tolerated, Moderna said.
HIV Cases Now Higher In Heterosexuals Than Gays
Since the pandemic, COVID-19 has taken the focus away from other diseases. Well, people continue to get infected with non-lung-related illnesses. And the statistics surrounding HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) have had a surprising change.
There Are 100 Missing Lab Monkeys After A Truck Crash In Pennsylvania
Local authorities are searching for at least three monkeys that may have escaped from a truck carrying about 100 monkeys in the US after it was involved in a collision. Following the crash in Montour county near an Interstate 80 exit on a state highway on Friday afternoon, troopers warned people not to look for or capture the cynomolgus monkey.
The English Sweat Disease took the lives of thousands and then disappeared from history.
Image byJohn Collier, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. A mysterious and contagious disease called English Sweating Sickness or Sweating Disease was found in England in the late 15th century.