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Spain, a country that has successfully fought to eliminate African swine fever (ASF) from its borders in years past, is testing a potential new vaccine against ASF virus.ProSphere Men's Towson University Distressed Fullzip Hoodie (TOWSON) The oral vaccine has been tested so far on wild boars, but if the results are successful, it could be used to protect the country’s domestic herds.ProSphere Men's University of West Alabama Ombre Fullzip Hoodie (Apparel) (UWA)

A team of Madrid-based researchers tried the vaccine on nine wild boar piglets, and the results were as hoped.Men's University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Grunge Fullzip Hoodie (Apparel) (UWEC)

“Our study demonstrates the effectiveness of the first oral vaccine against this disease on Eurasian wild boarProSphere Men's Illinois State University Hustle Fullzip Hoodie (ISU),” said a co-author of a paper on the research, Jose Angel Barasona. “Overall, we demonstrate that oral immunization of wild boar conferred 92% protection against a highly pathogenic strain of ASF, which is currently circulating in Asia and Europe.” Continue reading

Health agencies have shared the message again and again: ProSphere Men's colorado State University Digital Fullzip Hoodie (CSU)Washing raw meat just causes the bacteria to splash around your sink, your hands and your clothes.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tweeted a reminder about this fact recently: “Don’t wash your raw chicken! Washing can spread germs from the chicken to other foods or utensils in the kitchen.”

Many Twitter users fired back, casting doubt on the idea that washing isn’t sufficient for getting rid of bacteria. ProSphere Men's Loyola University Maryland Secondskin Fullzip Hoodie (LUM)Others vehemently insisted that washing chicken was what their families have always done, and they weren’t interested in shifting gears. Men's Central Connecticut State University Gameday Fullzip Hoodie (Apparel)Some pointed to homemade remedies believed to provide a more thorough wash, like soaking the raw meat with lemon juice, vinegar or saltwater (though these ingredients do not kill bacteria, according to science).

Others still pointed out that they believed they could eliminate bacteria concerns by washing counters and sinks after rinsing chicken.ProSphere Men's Westminster College Prime Fullzip Hoodie (Apparel) (WC) While disinfecting the countertops is always a wise choice and should be done anyway, rinsing chicken is still ineffective in the first place. Continue reading

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ProSphere Men's Florida Atlantic University Splatter Fullzip Hoodie (Apparel)Each quarter, the National Drug Early Warning System releases a report outlining the latest public health threats posed by new psychoactive substances (NPSs), including synthetic cannabinoids, cathinones, opioids and benzodiazepines.

The first quarter 2019 report is now live.ProSphere Men's Fayetteville State University Ombre Fullzip Hoodie (FSU) It’s compiled from data originating from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and provides a snapshot of the U.S. psychoactive drug market.

New as of last year, the report includes fentanyl, due to its increasing importance in the opioid crisis.ProSphere Men's Morgan State University Grunge Fullzip Hoodie (MORGAN) The 2019 first quarter report shows 541 identifications of fentanyl, fentanyl-related compounds and new opioids — a 43% increase from a year ago. Fentanyl accounts for 77% of the opioid identifications.

You can check out the full array of data online here.

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People who work in food production and processing, as well as food-allergic individuals, can tell you a lot about food allergens — what they are, how they work, and even how they are regulated and labeled. ProSphere Men's Union College Gameday Fullzip Hoodie (Apparel) (Union)ProSphere Men's University of Wisconsin Green Bay Bold Fullzip Hoodie (UWGB) shows, however, that the general public may still have a knowledge gap about food allergens, including those who handle food in restaurants.Men's The University of Texas at El Paso Ripple Fullzip Hoodie (Apparel) (UTEP)

A team of researchers quizzed nearly 300 restaurant workers in Düsseldorf, Germany about their food allergen expertise. Could they identify major allergens?ProSphere Men's Castleton University Embrace Fullzip Hoodie (CU) Did they know how allergic reactions worked, and did they feel comfortable serving food-allergic diners? Roughly 10% of people in Europe and North America have food allergies, and evidence suggests that percentage is growing.

“We looked at knowledge and attitudes, and the key finding would be that the knowledge levels are not as good as we would expect in restaurant staff, because these are the people that are handling food on a daily basisMen's Southern Methodist University Old School Fullzip Hoodie (Apparel) (SMU),” senior researcher Adrian Loerbroks told CNN.

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The threat of equine influenza took the horse racing world by storm this year as an above-average number of infections cancelled races in the United Kingdom. ProSphere Men's Tulane University Ombre Fullzip Hoodie (TULANE)It was the first time in 15 years that horse races were canceled for flu concerns.

The ongoing U.K. outbreak has seen 69 cases, mostly in England, but one as far north as Aberdeenshire in Scotland. ProSphere Men's Purdue University Drip Fullzip Hoodie (PU)The highly infectious virus has also been seen recently in the U.S. states of California, Arizona, Ohio, Indiana, Washington and Tennessee.ProSphere Men's Monmouth College Gameday Fullzip Hoodie (Apparel) (MC) The Horse reports that equine influenza cases have been increasing in both the U.S. and Europe as of late.

Biosecurity is best

The virus that causes equine influenza is about as contagious as can be, meaning horse caretakers have to be vigilant. ProSphere Men's Brown University Distressed Fullzip Hoodie (Brown)It can survive for two days on a surface, so horse equipment and stables should be disinfected frequently and methodically. Continue reading