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Roving torch brings historical memories to Maun

Because of the vastness of the district, I would say the torch spent more days here than any other district in the country. Having spent close to a week or so in the Okavango sub district, another three days in Ngami and finally a week in Maun alone ... Sunday Standard Botswana, 1 day ago

Let's Kill All the Mosquitoes

An agent of bioterror Anest/Thinkstock The level of alarm is extremely high , said the head of the World Health Organization on Thursday, describing the spread of Zika virus around the world. As well it should be: The disease, which seems ...
 Slate Magazine1 week ago

Sleeping Sickness Parasite Susceptible to Extinction Because It Hasn't Had Sex in 10,000 Years

Like a lot of people, I make sure to get a flu shot every year. That's because the viruses that cause influenza mutate all the time, creating new strains that require new treatments. That's not the case with the disease known as African sleeping ...
 Scientific American1 week ago

Mammoth amount of methane [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]

Felisa A. Smith a , 1 , John I. Hammond a , Meghan A. Balk a , Scott M. Elliott b , S. Kathleen Lyons c , Melissa I. Pardi a , Catalina P. Tomé a , Peter J. Wagner c , and Marie L. Westover a a Department of Biology, University of New ...
 PNAS1 week ago

[Editorial] Guinea worm disease nears eradication

Only two infectious diseases have ever been eradicated: smallpox, of which the last naturally transmitted case occurred in 1977, and rinderpest, a disease of cattle and related ungulates, officially declared eradicated in 2011. This year might see a ...
 Lancet Neurology1 week ago

Reengineering the carabao

Science City of Muñoz—RICE farmers used to see the color of their money only after four months of toiling in their fields. Nowadays they earn enough of the day's take to send their children to school, renovate their houses and acquire ...
 Philippine Daily Inquirer2 weeks ago

#Conservation: Only 100 Mountain Bongos left in Kenya's wilderness

With just approximately 100 left in the wild in Kenya, the Mountain Bongo ( Tragelaphus eurycerus isacci) is critically endangered, a species facing an extremely high risk of extinction. The largest of the forest antelopes (growing up to 900 ...
 CapitalFM Kenya3 weeks ago

Elnino effect a blessing in disguise for Zimbabwe

The current dry spell being experienced in Zimbabwe and other southern African countries which is attributed to the Elnino effect will definitely act as a precipitant to a revolution in Zimbabwe the same way the cold weather and bad harvest did to ...
 Bulawayo24 News4 weeks ago

Canine distemper outbreak

Hundreds of dogs in Hwange District are reported to have succumbed to canine distemper following an outbreak of the contagious viral disease in August last year. Hwange district veterinary officer Dr Lovemore Dube confirmed the outbreak of the ...
 Sunday News Zimbabwe1 month ago
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A Safer Polio Vaccine: Will More Stable, Hyper-Attenuated Strains In The Vaccine Be The Death Of Polio?

Since only three out of 10 people infected with poliovirus ever show symptoms and only around 0.5% of those infected will be paralyzed, polio can spread through populations unnoticed, but this most feared disease is on its way to global eradication, ...
 Inquisitr1 month ago Medical News Today: The search for a safer polio vaccine in a polio-free world  Medical News Today1 month ago Final push in polio battle  Abu Dhabi National2 months ago
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