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A nasty virus that's killed millions of pigs and raised the price of pork is causing New York State Fair officials to cancel this year's piglet and sow exhibits at the annual show in Syracuse. In a press release , state veterinarian David Smith said...
Less than two weeks ago I read a news report that Eastern Ontario was bracing for an anticipated spread of a significant disease plaguing pig farmers in many U.S. states- porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED). Unfortunately, as reported by CBC last...
News stories tagged with "disease"
Willsboro, NY, Aug 04, 2009 — This summer, researchers are fanning out across the Northeast trying to get a clearer picture of what is happening to the region's bats. Scientists say many bat colonies have been wiped out by a fungal disease, called white-nose syndrome, first detected in 2006. One of the big questions still unanswered is how white-nose syndrome is transmitted. Brian Mann joined a team of biologists studying bats in an old church in Willsboro in the Champlain Valley. Go to full article
Feb 27, 2009 — The mysterious ailment called "White-nose Syndrome" continues to decimate bat populations across the Northeast. A new outbreak was confirmed earlier this month in New Hampshire and the disease has spread as far as West Virginia. Scientists have begun collecting tissue from infected caves, here in the North Country and in Vermont, creating a genetic record of bat colonies that could vanish completely. As part of a collaboration with public radio stations across the Northeast, Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Jan 05, 2009 — To kick off the new year, we begin a new occasional series. It's called Story 2.0. We'll review stories our news team has filed in the past. Then we'll follow up with the people we interviewed to find out what's happened since. Today, chronic wasting disease. The fatal deer disease was discovered in two wild deer in Oneida County in April 2005. It was the first time it had been found east of Illinois. Wildlife officials were worried the disease would spread throughout the deer herd in New York and the Northeast. But so far, no new cases have been found. Chronic wasting disease has no known effect on people. All the same, it rattled some when it was discovered that one of the contaminated deer was served at the Verona Fire Department's sportsmen's dinner. David Sommerstein traveled to Verona for our story back in 2005. He updates the story with Martha Foley. Go to full article
Feb 08, 2007 — The environmental group Save The River is kicking off a campaign to urge Seaway freighters to clean their ballast water this weekend in Alexandria Bay. At the group's annual "Winter Weekend," the new St. Lawrence Seaway chief is scheduled to make his first public appearance in the North Country. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Jun 08, 2005 — Soybeans are a growing crop in the North Country. Farmers are looking south for signs of a potentially devastating fungus that attacks soybeans. A serious outbreak there could bring soybean rust north. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tracy Samilton reports: Go to full article
Dec 30, 2004 — North Country churches and relief agencies are mobilizing their resources for both short- and long-term aid for the countries in South Asia and East Africa devastated by Sunday's tsunami and earthquake. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Apr 14, 2003 — The Salvation Army church in Plattsburgh announced on Friday that it will no longer offer assistance to refugee families trying to reach Canada. The move follows a dispute with the Clinton County Health Department. As Brian Mann reports, other groups in Plattsburgh are preparing for a new rush of asylum seekers. Go to full article