Mosquitos and the dangers they pose

Nearly a million people and countless animals are killed by mosquito-borne illnesses every year. And so, on August 20, we participate in National Mosquito Day to raise awareness of how these diseases impact us, and how we can reduce risks.

Here are some of the biggest diseases:

West Nile Virus. Awareness of West Nile Virus […]

Monday links

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Animal Science

West Nile Virus – The Horse Today, West Nile virus (WNV) might seem like just another preventable disease and a shot your horse gets once or twice a year, but a […]

Here are your Monday links

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Food safety

After food safety scares, China retailer offers baby milk insurance – Fox News

A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths […]

West Nile, EEE reported across the U.S.

With the approach of fall, reports of insect-borne diseases in horses have begun to pick up across the U.S.

As of September 3, 64 cases of equine West Nile Virus across 23 states have been reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). West Nile virus is spread […]

Kick start your week with the Monday links

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Food safety

Russia-U.S. in talks over trade resumption – The Pig Site

The two nations are slated to participate in a conference call today in an effort to resolve the […]

Neogen blog: A look back at 2012

Ah, nostalgia. It’s been a busy year here at the Neogen blog. We’ve covered quite a range of stuff, from food safety reforms to happy elephants in Thailand (scroll down for details – hint, hint) to decoding DNA.

So kick back, relax and take a stroll down the Neogen blog’s memory lane.

Food […]

Make the most out of a new week with the Monday links

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Food safety

Plea for hygienic food in trains – Daily News

A plea filed in India’s Delhi High Court seeks to improve food safety regulations at rail stations and on trains.

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Eastern equine encephalitis cases increase in the wake of Hurricane Isaac

The aftermath of Hurricane Isaac is being felt in many ways, including burgeoning mosquito populations that spread eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), according to TheHorse.com.

The mosquitoes, which can spread EEE and other diseases such as West Nile virus, breed in stagnant water left behind by the storm. As of Tuesday, there were 43 confirmed cases […]

CDC: West Nile infections climb another 25 percent

Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More than 1,900 cases of West Nile virus have been reported in the U.S., up 25 percent from the previous week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC.

This number is up from about 1,500 reported August 28. Of the 1,993 […]

Welcome back from the long weekend. Here are the belated Monday links

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Food safety

Obama administration sued for delay of FSMA implementation –Food Safety News

The Food and Drug Administration and the Office of Management and Budget are the target of a lawsuit […]