DHS Releases National Preparedness Guidelines
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Thursday, September 13 publication of two important tools to organize and synchronize national efforts to strengthen preparedness.
Foot and Mouth Disease Resurfaces in UK
On September 12, British authorities confirmed a new outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease on a farm in the county of Surrey. The farm is not far from the site of an August outbreak of the disease.
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 Well-Established
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 is entrenched in some areas of the world and will continue to spread, even with improved reporting and control measures according to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
Update: DEG in Toothpaste from China
MS USA Trading, Inc has recalled all lots of 5 oz tubes of Colgate because it has the potential to be contaminated with diethylene glycol (DEG).
H5N2 Detected in West Virginia
On Saturday, March 31, 2007, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories confirmed that test results for samples collected the day before from turkeys at a farm in West Virginia are indicative of exposure to an H5N2 avian influenza virus.
Interpol Official Warns of Bioterror Threat
Interpol's top official, on March 20, 2007, said that evidence collected from terrorists suggests that international law enforcement agencies should be ready to respond to chemical and biological attacks.
Electronic Hay Listing
Michigan State University Extension maintains an electronic list of hay sellers that may be useful for those in regions that are are experiencing a greater than normal need for hay this winter.