CAHFS Weekly Update: India’s Mucormysis Increase is Suspected to be Linked to Cow Dung; Norovirus Outbreak Linked to Raw Oysters; HPAI Outbreak Worsens, Government Takes Action
A recently published article in Medical Press reported on the hypothesis of a potential link of increased cases of mucormycosis to both COVID - 19, and Cow Dung. Mucormysis is a deadly fungal infection that while rare, has an approximately 54% death rate in those infected according to the CDC.
CAHFS Weekly Update: New insights on human-animal spillback events; Risk maps shine new light on future trends of parasitic diseases; Awareness of ticks and tick-borne disease in the midwest
As of January 2022, SARS-Cov-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic has been shown to infect at least 29 non-human mammalian species based on observational and experimental studies across free-living, captive, farmed, and domesticated animals [CIT].
CAHFS Weekly Update: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Found in Canada: Global Cases Continue to Rise; Brucellosis found in Livestock on Montana Ranch; United States See Increase in Bat-mediated Human Rabies Cases
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) had a global intensification during 2021 with cases continuing to be found in new locations around the world.
CAHFS Weekly Update: Minnesota Community Colleges add meat-cutting training programs; US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Investments in Meat and Poultry Processing; United Kingdom (UK) Scientists Produce Single-Sex Litter of Mice via Gene Editing
In April 2020, as processing facilities in Minnesota (MN) shut down due to COVID-19 outbreaks, producers struggled to find outlets for their animals ready for slaughter. The MN Pork Board estimates 450,000 hogs were euthanized in Minnesota and Iowa.
CAHFS Weekly Update: Minnesota statewide update on COVID-19 trends; Early national perspective on Omicron: Caution, vigilance, and action; Omicron: The latest SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern
The Minnesota Department of Health has begun sequencing COVID-19 positive samples for the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and is continuing to track global reports on Omicron cases and their spread.
CAHFS Weekly Update: CWD Updates for Minnesota; States and Nation Ramp Up CWD Research and Regulations; First Case of CWD identified in Manitoba
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that a suspect case of chronic wasting disease was found in a wild deer along the North Dakota border.
CAHFS Weekly Update: Minnesota Involved in Two Multi-state Salmonella Outbreaks; USDA Announces New Initiative to Reduce Salmonella Illnesses; Study Published in China about Foodborne Disease Outbreaks
According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota is involved in two concurrent active multi-state foodborne Salmonella outbreaks.
Iowa Works with Meat Processors to Prepare for FAD; USDA ARS one step closer to ASFV vaccine; African Swine Fever Moving West in Germany
CAHFS Weekly Update: Cats and kittens brutally killed in western Wisconsin; Drastic decline of the bat population in the US; Global COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy concern