You may have heard about avian flu, and how migratory birds may be spreading the virus around and potentially allowing for new strains to emerge, but you may not have heard about birds carrying disease causing protozoans.
In this peer-reviewed journal article published by EcoHealth, researchers are able to connect the migration of birds through Europe to the emergence of Trichomonosis in several places, such as southern Fennoscandia. This will be the first time it has been documented that birds are transporting a protozoal disease across regions through migratory patterns!
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Here are some interesting Halloween news links I found while perusing the net:
- Halloween Safety for Adults
- Sex Offender Awareness on Halloween
- Dentists in Bridgman holding buy-back program for Halloween candy
- TUAW’s Halloween Roundup
- The Ultimate Halloween Desktop
Have a safe weekend! I will be playing in an ultimate frisbee tournament as one of Rufio and the lost boys from the film Hook!
Here are some interesting stories that I read this week: