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Archive for August 19th, 2010

MAD COW DISEASE DEADLY TO HUMANS

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Mad Cows Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative, fatal brain disorder that affects about one in every million people per year worldwide. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease belongs to a family of human and animal diseases known as the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). This includes bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), which is found in cows […]

August 19th, 2010
Topic: ANIMALS & STOCK, Cattle, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES Tags: , , , , , ,

FIRE ANTS INVADE AUSTRALIAS HEARTLAND

It’s not only Australians who are hibernating in the cooler months, fire ants are also trying to stay warm by building up their nests, and lucky for us, making them easier to recognise. It’s the ideal time to do some fire ant spotting. Fire ants are small at 2-6mm and a coppery-brown colour with a dark abdomen. […]

August 19th, 2010
Topic: INSECTS REPTILES, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES Tags: , , , , , , ,