Illness from a new coronavirus started appearing among people who were exposed to wildlife in Wuhan, China in January. Like SARS and MERS, the virus seems to be able to cause a range of illness from only mild flu symptoms to serious pneumonia, systemic disease, and death.
CAHFS is working with Peter Larsen, PhD, and his team of engineers on the urgent need to educate Minnesotans about CWD. And last month, CAHFS launched their fall 2019 emerging issues webpage, CWD Watch.
Work with foreign animal diseases has put the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service on the map, and collaboration with the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety has contributed to a number of successful projects.
When a costly 2015 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza ripped through the United States, Minnesota farmers found themselves at the forefront. Four years later, CAHFS has continued their commitment to helping the industry to better mitigate and understand avian influenza.
According to the World Organisation of Animal Health, 75% of emerging infectious diseases in humans are zoonotic. Understanding what drives these diseases to spread is crucial to economic, animal, and human health around the globe.
Research is considered one of the core activities of many land-grant universities. At CAHFS, we believe that the scientific method, and answers generated through hypothesis-driven research, are the cornerstone for transformation, development, and growth.
Our monthly series of CAHFS Spotlights highlights our residents, graduate students, faculty, and staff. This month we're spotlighting a PhD student in the CAHFS Data Analysis Research Team, Dr. Julie Adamchick.
On September 20, 2019, the Japanese government said it will shift its policy and allow the vaccination of domestic pigs to try to curve the spread of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) in the country. The virus re-emerged in September 2018 after 26 years of the country being considered free of the disease.
How do Minnesota oysters sound? Well, new research led by the Duluth-based Minnesota Sea Grant is studying whether sustainable aquaculture is feasible in the Great Lakes region. The team aim to answer the questions, “Can we do aquaculture well? Should we do it at all? And if yes to those two questions, how do we do it right?” said spokesperson Marie Thoms.
Someone recently asked me where my interest in veterinary public health began and wondered what veterinarians do within public health, a question that I, like many in this field, have received from veterinarians and non-veterinarians alike.