Ebola risk to pets?
Infectious disease expert says veterinarians still don't know whether dogs can actually shed the Ebola virus and develop a clinical disease. However, pets in the U.S. are not believed to be at significant risk. Other animals, especially bats and monkeys, are known to be susceptible to the virus.
Farm-to-Fork highlights food safety
More than 30,000 people attended the second annual Farm-to-Fork Festival in downtown Sacramento. Faculty and researchers from the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security were on hand to talk about food safety and harmful pathogens that cause foodborne illness.
Toxo mystery solved
Sticky polymers produced by seaweed aid in the transmission of Toxoplasma gondii from cats to marine snails to the endangered southern sea otter in California's coastal waters. Humans also can be infected by the parasitic disease when they consume contaminated water or undercooked shellfish.