Hundreds of endangered Saiga antelopes die in Kazakhstan

Hundreds of endangered Saiga antelopes die in Kazakhstan

More than 440 endangered Saiga antelopes were found dead in western Kazakhstan last week, suspected victims of the same epidemic that killed 12,000 animals last year, officials said on Monday.The horned animals, distinguished for the flexible snout-like noses,

E. coli claims first victim outside Germany

E. coli claims first victim outside Germany

The outbreak of a highly virulent strain of the E. coli bacteria found on imported cucumbers in Germany has now killed at least 16 people. Authorities are warning against eating raw vegetables.A deadly strain of the Enterohemorrhagic E.coli bacteria has claimed its

Prozac killing E. coli in the Great Lakes

Prozac killing E. coli in the Great Lakes

Scientists in Erie, Pennsylvania, have found that minute concentrations of fluoxetine, the active ingredient in Prozac, are killing off microbial populations in the Great Lakes.Traces of antidepressants such as Prozac have been found in both drinking and recreational

Deadly E. coli outbreak alarms Germany

Deadly E. coli outbreak alarms Germany

A deadly outbreak of the E. coli bacterium has claimed several victims in Germany, authorities confirmed Tuesday. A life-threatening form of the bacteria E. coli has spread across much of Germany, with scores of patients seriously ill in hospital. The bug claimed its

Dengue epidemic in Colombo City, Sri Lanka

Dengue epidemic in Colombo City, Sri Lanka

The Colombo City, Sri Lanka, is facing the worst dengue epidemic ever Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) said yesterday, may 24th. National Hospital Colombo, Military Hospital and vicinity of the Colombo Port had been identified as the major mosquito breeding grounds in

Growing threat of wheat rust epidemics worldwide

Growing threat of wheat rust epidemics worldwide

ICARDA and  GlobalRust researchers meeting at a scientific conference in Aleppo this week reported that aggressive new strains of wheat rust diseases – called stem rust and stripe rust – have decimated up to 40% of farmers’ wheat fields in recent harvests. Areas