Author Archives: Dr. Kimberly May

Salmonella Updates from the CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent us a message with links to the most up-to-date info on the ongoing outbreaks, and it’s worth sharing with you.

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Cost of a life: $8.04?

Challa Babu will never see his 17th birthday because he recently died of a very preventable disease. Even worse, ‎$8.04 in U.S. dollars could have saved him.

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H1N1 update

Although the pandemic (worldwide epidemic) of 2009 H1N1 influenza was declared over by the World Health Organization in late 2010, the virus is still around…and as flu season approaches, we may still see cases of 2009 H1N1 influenza infection in people and/or animals. Cats (domestic as well as wild/big cats), pigs and ferrets are at highest risk of infection with the virus, but it has also been reported in a dog and some other animal species.

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Small world

Our world may not have gotten physically smaller over the years, but our ability to travel rapidly across the globe has certainly made it FEEL smaller. As Dr. Sharon Deem of the St. Louis Zoo says, “We live in a changing world where I can leave here today and be in the middle of the last remaining forest of China in two days. We are up against each other more and more…”  Unfortunately, this also makes it easier to spread disease and pathogens.

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GPS is SOOO yesterday

I remember when I got my first GPS and how awesome it was to be able to drive without trying to read a map or driving directions at the same time. I just purchased a newer one, and it’s amazing how much the technology has advanced in just a few years. This one comes with lifetime map updates, lifetime traffic several other conveniences. I sometimes find myself wondering how we ever got around without them.

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