An illustration of rinderpest in the Netherlands in the 18th century. Europeans once feared the cattle virus as much as they did the Black Death.
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November 12, 2015 Rinderpest, or cattle plague, was declared eradicated in 2011. But many research institutes still have samples of the rinderpest virus in storage. Disease experts want those samples destroyed.
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Courtney Martin jogs through the snow with her dog, Theodore, in St. Louis. Missourians and their pets muddled through another frigid day Tuesday.
January 7, 2014 Keep the dog away when you're shoveling snow. Some can't resist jumping toward the flying flakes, and a dog is no match for a shovel blade. The sweet taste of antifreeze can be enticing for pets, but ethylene glycol, the main antifreeze, is also quite toxic. Clean up spills and drips.
Is there a doctor in the house? Chimpanzees eat certain plants to rid themselves of parasites.
April 11, 2013 Wild animals use all sorts of plants and naturally occurring substances to ward off illness. There are chimpanzees that eat rough leaves to purge themselves of parasites and bees that coat their hives with resin to beat back bacteria.
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