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Feral Monkeys Threaten Florida With Lethal Herpes

The potential ramifications are "really dire." Dr. Steve Johnson, U. of Fla. | Plus: Is it legal to hunt feral monkeys in FL?  Feb 2, 2020 Newsweek – At least 12 feral rhesus macaque monkeys, which could be infected with a deadly form of herpes, have been spotted for the first time in northern Florida. According to ABC-affiliate First Coast News, the animals were seen in six neighborhoods in the city of Jacksonville. But how did members of this...

It’s Coyote Mating Season; Here’s Why That’s A Problem

“What’s being thrown at the coyote in urban areas is a giant buffet of prey." By Dan Zarlenga Missouri Dept. of Conservation Jan 31, 2020 ST. LOUIS — A peculiar, high-pitched sound suddenly emerges through the urban bustle — something between a yelp, a whine, a howl, and an eerie laugh — raising hairs on the back of the neck. It’s not at all something you would expect to hear. Surely it can’t be. But it is. The call...

You’re A Neanderthal, According To Science

All modern humans have Neanderthal DNA, say researchers | Jan 30, 2020 CNN – We all likely have a bit of Neanderthal in our DNA -- including Africans who had been thought to have no genetic link to our extinct human relative, a new study finds. Evidence that our early ancestors had babies with Neanderthals first emerged in 2010 when the first genome, extracted from the bones of the Stone Age hominins who populated Europe until around 40,000...

US-Funded $130M HIV Program In Africa Deemed A Failure

"The will enroll 5,400 HIV-uninfected men and women ages 18-35 at risk for HIV infection at 15 clinical research sites. NIAID and BMGF are funding the US$130 million trial." – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), 2016 NIH discontinues vaccinations in Africa after 252 participants get HIV during trial |  Feb 3, 2020 The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has stopped administration of vaccinations in its...

Super-Drunk Rep. Tries “Don’t You Know Who I Am” Defense …

... it does not go well. | "I just don't want this on camera for my future. It will ruin my career." – Rep. Rebekah Warren Feb 1, 2020 | Fox News – A Michigan state lawmaker was clearly upset her December drunk driving arrest was being recorded by police video cameras, according to a report. The video obtained by WXYZ-TV on Friday shows Democratic state Rep. Rebekah Warren in the back seat of a patrol car after being taken...

African Locusts Reach ‘Biblical Proportions,’ Famine Looms

“Triggered by the climate crisis, the outbreak is making the dire food security situation in East Africa even worse.” – U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres "They even ate watermelons ... " Jan 31, 2020 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN – Locust swarms of biblical proportions are threatening crops across a wide swath of Africa and southwest Asia—spurring alarm among top international officials. A major concern is famine. The United Nations is warning that mass swarms of desert locusts are endangering food supplies in...

Trump Admin. Orders 14-Day China Virus Quarantine

Jan 31, 2020 ARS TECHNICA – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued the first federal quarantine order in more than 50 years for 195 Americans who were evacuated out of Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak (2019-nCoV) The US citizens will be held under quarantine at the March Air Reserve Base in California, where they arrived from Wuhan on Wednesday, January 29 on an aircraft chartered by the...

Hong Kong Shuts Border; Should Trump Do The Same?

Hong Kong union calls strike to demand China border closure HONG KONG (AP) — A union for Hong Kong hospital workers said its members will go on strike Monday to press a demand for the semi-autonomous Chinese territory to reject all travelers from the mainland in an effort to stem the spread of a new viral disease. The Hospital Authority Employees Alliance, one of several groups that represent hospital employees, said Saturday more than 9,000 of...

Trump’s Next Battle: NY Woman Sues For His DNA

Insists Donald Trump raped her, but not sure when  Washington (CNN) – E. Jean Carroll, an advice columnist, alleged in a lawsuit filed in November that President Donald Trump attacked her at Bergdorf Goodman, a luxury department store in Manhattan, in the 1990s. Trump has repeatedly denied the allegation, saying last June that he had "never met this person in my life." Her lawyers served an attorney for Trump with papers on Thursday requesting the President's DNA be...

All Of These Diseases Jumped From Animals To People

Business Insider – According to experts, the new coronavirus likely originated in bats. More than 75% of emerging diseases originate in animals; these are called zoonotic diseases, meaning they can jump from animals to people. At least 10 outbreaks in the last century have spilled over to humans from mammals like bats, birds, and pigs. Ebola jumped from fruit bats in west Africa 40 years ago and has killed more than 13,500 people in multiple outbreaks. ...

State Considers Sex Ed For Kindergarteners

Bill would require "comprehensive sex education" for all public school students "WHEREAS, it is a critical responsibility of this Commonwealth to promote the well-being of Kentucky students; NOW, THEREFORE, Be it enacted ... : each school district shall provide comprehensive sex education to all public school students in kindergarten through grade twelve." Jan 30, 2020 WJW – Lawmakers will consider legislation this session that would bring sex education to Kentucky kindergarteners. House Bill 296 does include an opt...

1 China Virus ‘Super Spreader’ Infects 13 Nurses, 1 Doctor

Disease detectives hunting down more information about 'super spreader' of Wuhan coronavirus Jan 23, 2020 CNN – Of all the alarming aspects of the rapidly spreading new virus out Wuhan, China, this is perhaps the most alarming: A single patient has infected 14 health care workers. That's what's called a "super spreader," and disease detectives are hot on that patient's trail. It's one element to stopping the spread of this coronavirus that's killed 17 people and infected more...

Subway Topping Now Subject Of Federal Investigation

Headline Health warned two years ago that even the managers of some Subways won't eat this topping ... they'll serve it to you, though.  Some state officials admit outbreak investigation is ongoing; others fail to respond | By Coral Beach on Jan 28, 2020 | Food Safety News – Officials in two states have confirmed they are working with federal officials on an investigation into E. coli illnesses linked to lettuce served by a national restaurant chain....

Rx Middlemen Cost Americans Billions Per Year

Jan 27, 2020 The Hill – It is no secret that the cost of prescription drugs is a major concern for Americans today. Around 79 percent of the public agree that the price of prescription medication is unreasonable. But while much attention is focused on the role of drug manufacturers, a new report details how almost half of consumer spending on brand-name drugs goes to providers and Prescription Benefits Managers (PBMs), who act as the middlemen that...

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