Latest Wildlife health News

Precautionary quarantine at Belmont Park barn is lifted

Jun. 28, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials have lifted a precautionary quarantine on a barn at Belmont Park after test results for a horse suspected of having equine herpesvirus Type 1 were negative. The New York Racing Association said Sunday all horses in Barn 37 were found to not have fever and were asymptomatic. As a...

FILE - In this June 4, 2012, file photo, an empty barn at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., is viewed. After a 4-year-old colt exhibited fever and neurological symptoms on Saturday, June 27, 2020, a barn at Belmont Park has been placed under a precautionary quarantine because of a suspected case of equine herpesvirus Type 1. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Belmont Park barn under precautionary quarantine

Jun. 27, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A barn at Belmont Park has been placed under a precautionary quarantine because of a suspected case of equine herpesvirus Type 1. New York Racing Association officials say a 4-year-old colt trained by Chris Englehart exhibited fever and neurological symptoms associated with EHV-1 on...

Chris Kirk wins Korn Ferry Tour’s King & Bear Classic

Jun. 20, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Kirk won the Korn Ferry Tour’s King & Bear Classic on Saturday at World Golf Village, a year after taking a leave of absence from the PGA Tour to fight alcohol abuse and depression. “It gives me a deeper sense of appreciation and gratitude for everything....

A sign of temporarily closure is displayed in front of Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, and one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: South Korea has biggest daily rise in 3 weeks

Jun. 19, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported its largest 24-hour increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in about three weeks amid an upward trend in new infections. Officials said Saturday that the 67 additional cases raise the country’s total to 12,373, with 280 deaths. The 67 cases is the...

In this photo provided by the New York Racing Association, Fauci, jockey Tyler Gaffalione up, is led from the paddock to the track for a horse race at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The racehorse named for Dr. Anthony Fauci finished second in his debut. The 2-year-old colt was beaten by a horse named Prisoner in the third race. (Adam Coglianese/NYRA via AP)

Horse named for Dr. Anthony Fauci finishes second in debut

Jun. 3, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

A racehorse named for Dr. Anthony Fauci reached the finish line at a safe enough distance from others that would have made his namesake proud. Fauci the 2-year-old colt finished a distant second to a horse named Prisoner and was well ahead of third-place Indoctrinate in his much-anticipated debut Wednesday at...

This microscope image made available by the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research in 2015 shows human colon cancer cells with the nuclei stained red. On Friday, May 29, 2020, doctors are reporting success with newer drugs that control certain types of cancer better, reduce the risk it will come back and make treatment simpler and easier to bear. (NCI Center for Cancer Research via AP)

New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers

May. 29, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

Doctors are reporting success with newer drugs that control certain types of cancer better, reduce the risk it will come back and make treatment simpler and easier to bear. Gentler drugs would be a relief to patients like Jenn Carroll, a 57-year-old human resources director from New Hartford, Connecticut, who...

A woman speaks on her phone as she shops for Ramadan lanterns ahead of the holy month, in the Sayeda Zeinab neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Ramadan begins with the new moon later this week and Muslims all around the world are trying to work out how to maintain the many cherished rituals of Islam's holiest month during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt's doctors criticize government over virus 'negligence'

May. 25, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s medical union on Monday blamed the government for increasing levels of coronavirus infections and deaths among healthcare professionals, its sharpest criticism yet of the country’s handling of the pandemic. Citing growing frustration over a lack of protective equipment,...

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, a view of the AstraZeneca logo, on a building, in South San Francisco, Calif. Drug maker AstraZeneca secured its first agreements Thursday, May 21, 2020 for 400 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, bolstered by an investment from the U.S. vaccine agency. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

UK to start huge vaccine test; China reports promising hints

May. 22, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced studies and aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if the shot works. Friday’s announcement came as Chinese scientists who are developing a similar vaccine reported...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Chicago Bears chairman Michael McCaskey is seen on the field before the Super Bowl XLI football game between the Bears and Indianapolis Colts in Miami. McCaskey, who led the Chicago Bears for nearly three decades following the death of his grandfather George Halas, died Saturday, May 16, 2020, after a lengthy battle with cancer, the team said. He was 76. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Michael McCaskey, who succeeded Halas as Bears' leader, dies

May. 16, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Michael McCaskey, who led the Chicago Bears for nearly three decades following the death of his grandfather George Halas, died Saturday after a lengthy battle with cancer, the team said. He was 76. A Yale graduate and the oldest of Ed and team matriarch Virginia McCaskey’s...

Seal pup found stranded on Maine beach makes speedy recovery

May. 13, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. (AP) — A harbor seal pup found sick on a Maine beach last week made a speedy recovery. The pup has been transferred to a rehabilitation center in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, for further treatment, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday. The seal pup was just three days old when he was...