December 12, 2019

Molecular Characterization of Echinococcus granulosus Cysts in North Indian Patients: Identification of G1, G3, G5 and G6 Genotypes

“Cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by the Echinococcus granulosus, is a major public health problem worldwide, including India. The different genotypes of E. granulosus responsible for human hydatidosis have been reported from endemic areas throughout the world. However, the genetic characterization of E. granulosus infecting the human population in India is lacking. The aim of study was to ascertain the genotype(s) of the parasite responsible for human hydatidosis in North India.”<<<Read More>>>

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Wolf Attacks People in India – Three Seriously

“VADODARA: A wolf believed to be suffering from rabies injured six people in a village of Shahera taluka in Panchmahal district. The canine had strayed into the village and later died due to the disease.

The wolf was spotted at Narsana village early on Saturday morning at around 7am by villagers. Forest officials said the animal looked visibly irritated and started attacking persons at the village.

Six people, who were in the farms or walking on pathways, were targeted by the wolf. Three of the victims — Moti Parmar, Balu Raval and Ganga Vankar — were injured seriously in the incident and had to be rushed to Godhra Civil Hospital for treatment. Three others were treated at Shahera community health centre.”<<<Read More>>>

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Bear Kills Villager, Villagers Club Bear to Death

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In or near Karminagar, Andhra Pradesh, India, a bear that had been bothering the local villagers, attacked and killed one of the people there. It is difficult to distinguish the talking in the video but it sounded a couple times as though the reporters were saying the dead villager was attacked while riding a bicycle.

Villagers attempt to scare the bear away from the dead man, with sticks, only to have the bear turn on the people and attack at least one other man. A great number of villagers descend on the bear and club it to death. At some point during the clubbing, a man, whose identity I don’t know, showed up with a rifle and fired two shots at close range at the bear.

Perhaps none of this would have happened if these people had sufficient resources to defend themselves. The report states that the villagers complained that authorities had done nothing about this troublesome bear.

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Bear Mauls 12-Year-Old Girl to Death

But this must be a lie. Bears don’t attack people. The Times of India even reports that, “At least 10 persons and two bears have been killed in bear-human being conflict in Kotpad forest range in past few weeks.” It must something the people are doing to piss off the bears and causing them to attack humans. Or are they blaming bears for 10 dead people because they ate poison mushrooms?

None of this is certainly the bears fault!

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