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...during the collection effort will support UNICEF's Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Polio is a highly infectious viral disease that has been eradicated in the United States but still exists in some nations. It cannot be cured but is easily prevented...
Eagle enthusiasts have something to crow about

...TLC are juvenile birds, less than 4 years old, said Doak, who is rehabilitation director. Some have avian pox, a viral disease related to chicken pox, which eagles get in their first year. Some are just starving because they hadn't learned...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...children under age 5 and is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in young children, Becker said. Mumps is a viral disease characterized by fever and swelling or tenderness of the salivary glands. ``Other than polio, we are a long way...
Watching hungry goats

...elevations. So the goats on our local mountains are forced to descend, in order to find food. I was concerned about a viral disease called "orf" or, more properly, "contagious ecthyma" that affects sheep, goats and musk oxen, especially...


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