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Researchers investigate uptick in stranded and dying otters

...the animals died.SeaLife Center staff veterinarian Dr. Carrie Goetz said usual causes of death are trauma or bacterial infection."There haven't been any obvious causes of death," Goetz said. "That's been limiting our understanding...
Officials probing deadly circus tent collapse

...license suspension, included failing to get adequate veterinary care for elephants with severe chemical burns and a bacterial infection and elephants with overgrown footpads and toenails. They also were cited for failing to get treatment for an elephant...
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Beloved walrus at Washington state zoo dies after surgery

...Karen Wolf of the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma says E.T. had been ill for weeks with a serious bacterial infection, had not eaten for more than two weeks and suffered from painful arthritis.Zoo Deputy Director John Houck called...
North Pole man sickened by 'rabbit fever'

...and Game officials suspect that a man who became sick after skinning a hare has been infected with tularemia, a bacterial infection known as rabbit fever.Tulameria is spread by ticks that primarily live on hares. It can be spread to humans...
Iditarod brings friendship between musher, girl

...women with various symptoms."Some people have some health issues along with it, and mine is I can't fight bacterial infections," Perry said.Every three weeks, Perry undergoes about two hours of life-saving transfusions. Her bravery...
SEARHC reminds everyone to get a flu shot

...under five (especially children younger than two), and people 65 and over. Because the flu is a virus, not a bacterial infection, antibiotics are not effective as a treatment. However, there are anti-viral medications available that your...
FDA shouldn't order costly GMO labels just to satisfy scientific illiterates

...varieties happen in nature as well - within and across species - without human intervention.Medical treatment of bacterial infections with antibiotics, by contrast, directly interferes with nature. Do opponents of genetically modified products...
You're not entirely what you think you are!

...Surprisingly, viruses may offer a way to treat some bacterial infections. Many, perhaps most, viruses attack bacteria...treatments with phages might help control some bacterial infections. Of course, the bacteria can mutate, and some...
Alaskans attend ceremony for Native American saint

...a young Bellingham, Wash., Lummi Nation boy named Jake Finkbonner was cured of a devastating flesh-eating bacterial infection in 2006 after his parents prayed to Kateri.The now 12-year-old Finkbonner and his family attended the canonization...
State puts routine TB screening on hold

...villages," he said. "Before you know it, they've spread it."Tuberculosis, also known as consumption, is a bacterial infection that develops in the lungs and spreads through coughs and sneezes from infected people. Left untreated, it can...


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