Travel Animal Doctor: Tuberculosis Transmission to Monkeys

Travel Animal Doctor: Tuberculosis Transmission to Monkeys

Tuberculosis transmission to monkeys is also extremely fatal. – Travel Animal Doctor It is World Tuberculosis Day. Tuberculosis is an ongoing epidemic has killed 1.5 million people a year.  Disease in Humans Tuberculosis is a bacterial disease that spreads from person to person by air and most often affects the lungs. The disease is curable but entails intensive antibiotic therapy for 6 months. Vaccines are available for prevention. Tuberculosis causes cough, weight loss, fever and night sweats, and predisposed individuals are generally immunocompromised due to conditions such as diabetes, HIV or malnutrition. Since mild forms of the disease do exist, people may not realize the disease is present. If an individual does not realize the presence of tuberculosis this person can spread the disease to others without difficulty. Disease in Monkeys Did you know that Tuberculosis in humans can also affect monkeys and vice versa? Zoonoses are the spread of diseases from animal to humans. Tuberculosis can be spread from people to monkeys, and the saliva and nasal secretions of an infected monkey can cause tuberculosis in humans. Tuberculosis is a zoonotic disease between humans and monkeys. Tuberculosis transmission to monkeys can seriously devastate the monkey population, thus those TB tests are extremely important. It is vital to remember that safety protocols in place are there for a reason. Foter / GNU Free Documentation License Working with Monkeys I spent three months in Ecuador volunteering at a zoo where I had the opportunity to rehabilitate various species of monkeys. I also worked at multiple facilities with great apes. In between each institution I was required to take a TB test. The significance of this...
Zucchini Patties – Travel Animal Doctor

Zucchini Patties – Travel Animal Doctor

My aunt Pat gave me a recipe for delicious zucchini patties that appease my appetite without fail.  – Travel Animal Doctor It takes 10 minutes to make and works as the perfect appetizer for any meal. Serves: 5 to 6 Ingredients: 1 cup Bisquick 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups shredded zucchini 2 tablespoons chopped onion (optional) 1 tablespoon butter Optional: Marinara sauce Sour cream Directions: Combine Bisquick, cheese, salt, eggs, zucchini and onion in a mixing bowl.  Blend well. Melt butter in a large skillet. Spoon heaping tablespoons of zucchini mixture into skillet. Fry for 3-5 minutes per side, until golden brown.  Place browned patties on a paper towel. Add more butter to skillet when necessary for additional batches. Dip zucchini patties in marinara sauce or eat with sour cream for some added zest and flavor. My Review This appetizer is a great snack with marinara sauce. I could also see pairing it with an Italian meal, like spaghetti and falafel meatballs. The ingredients are healthy, and the recipe could easily be turned into a vegan recipe by replacing the cheese and butter with vegan alternatives. I have not had much luck finding vegan cheese that I enjoy, so if any vegans are reading this recipe and know of a brand, I would love to hear some tasty options to test. As cheese is just one ingredient of many, I would have no problem using any vegan cheese in this recipe. Eating vegan cheese alone is when I have always been disappointed. The use of marinara sauce adds extra flavor to this appetizer....
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