Kuehl and her colleagues hope to collect samples from at least 100 other pets across King County in the coming weeks as part of a research project to understand the way the virus spreads to domestic animals.
Even before the word “coronavirus” inserted itself into the nation’s vocabulary, a national group of scientists jumped into the effort to start revealing those protein structures, structures that hold the keys to vaccines and treatments.
“Even though we have no evidence that pets can transmit the virus, we desperately need [more] evidence one way or the other,” says Timothy Baszler, executive director of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL), which announced 2 weeks ago that it had developed a COVID-19 test for pets.
Human rabies deaths are so rare in the United States that even healthcare providers may not recognize a rabies infection - or the role that bats might play - which puts patients and the public at further risk, researchers say.
A group of researchers at Washington State University are studying bacteria that can't be stopped with antibiotics, in hopes of solving a worldwide problem.
Hospitals are starting to see some patients with infections even the strongest antibiotics can't conquer. Researchers said we should be very concerned of the global problem.
“It is global and it's not going away," said Dr. Douglas Call, a researcher at WSU who studies antibiotic resistance.
The study started as an accident. Geneticist Patricia Hunt of Washington State University and her team were investigating the reproductive effects of BPA in mice. Housed in BPA-free plastic cages, the test group got doses of BPA through a dropper; the control group didn't.
After spending 10 years in Thailand as a child, Jon Oatley, director of the Center for Reproductive Biology at Washington State University, developed a passion for ending food insecurity around the world.