Forty Percent of River Otters in England and Wales May Be Infected with Parasitic Disease Toxoplasmosis

A study by 11 British scientists who examined 271 Eurasian otter cadavers across England found that 108 (almost 40 percent) of those animals tested positive for the parasitic disease toxoplasmosis, which is described in the study as a “globally important [disease] with potentially devastating health impacts both for humans and a range of domestic and […]

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Study Finds Free-Roaming Cats Pose Threat from “Serious Public Health Diseases”

(Washington, D.C., September 18, 2012) A study published in the peer-reviewed public health journal, Zoonoses and Public Health, has found that free-roaming cats pose a threat from “serious public health diseases” to humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. The paper was authored by R.W. Gerhold of the University of Tennessee’s Center for Wildlife Health, Department of […]

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