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Saving fish, amphibians, reptiles from pandemic
June 29, 2015

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

turtlePULLMAN, Wash. – Jesse Brunner did a double take as he surveyed a pond in southern Arizona’s San Rafael Valley. It was home to endangered tiger salamanders and, over the course of one week, every salamander Brunner could find was sick or dying.

Humans, livestock in Kenya linked in sickness and in health
May 11, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – If a farmer’s goats, cattle or sheep are sick in Kenya, how’s the health of the farmer? Though researchers have long suspected a link between the health of farmers and their families in sub-Saharan Africa and the health of their livestock, a team of veterinary and economic scientists has quantified the relationship for the first time in a study.

Bird flu leapfrogged, Northwest to Midwest
April 29, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, WASH. – The strain of bird flu causing sickness and the culling of millions of birds in the Midwest is the same strain first detected in Washington state in December, according to a Washington State University scientist who helped identify the virus. Until then, the pathogen had never been seen in the United States.

Mathematician, researchers calculate against Ebola, cholera
April 1, 2015

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

xueying-wangPULLMAN, Wash. – A mathematician is helping scientists at Washington State University by developing equations for early detection and containment of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

Dog disease in lions spread by multiple species
January 28, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Lions-in-Serengeti-80PULLMAN, Wash. – In natural ecosystems, a deadly virus can jump between species and thrive, thereby threatening vulnerable animal populations, according to findings of a recently published study.

 

WSU WADDL is site for latest avian influenza testing
December 19, 2014

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

henPULLMAN, Wash. – Animal disease authorities both nationally and in Washington were already on high alert when in early December a large wild duck die-off occurred in northwest Washington.

Serve a great turkey, not salmonella, for the holiday
November 17, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

salmonella-250PULLMAN, WASH. – This month’s Thanksgiving turkey might contain more than bread stuffing. It could also harbor salmonella, a bacterial pathogen that causes foodborne illness in 1.2 million Americans each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.