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Mumps in the National Hockey League: A Wakefield Legacy?

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Several days ago, Dave Lozo, lead writer for the National Hockey League, wrote in the Bleacher Report about an outbreak of mumps among NHL players. As of December 15, 2014, there were 15 NHL hockey players who’d come down with mumps during the 2014-15 season. Apparently several referees have also gotten mumps. Mumps is a viral disease, spread by direct or indirect contact with the saliva or mucus of an infected person. Hand washing can help prevent transmission of the disease. We usually think of mumps as a disease of childhood, but adults can also get mumps, and the complications can be severe in both children and adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mumps complications can include inflammation of the ovaries or testicles (oophoritis or orchitis respectively), inflammation of the brain and/or tissue covering the...

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Mumps in the National Hockey League: A Wakefield Legacy?

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Several days ago, Dave Lozo, lead writer for the National Hockey League, wrote in the Bleacher Report about an outbreak of mumps among NHL players. As of December 15, 2014, there were 15 NHL hockey players who’d come down with mumps during the 2014-15 season. Apparently several referees have also gotten mumps. Mumps is a viral disease, spread by direct or indirect contact with the saliva or mucus of an infected person. Hand washing can help prevent transmission of the disease. We usually think of mumps as a disease of childhood, but adults can also get mumps, and the complications can be severe in both children and adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mumps complications can include inflammation of the ovaries or testicles (oophoritis or orchitis respectively), inflammation of the brain and/or tissue covering the...

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Mumps in the National Hockey League: A Wakefield Legacy?

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Several days ago, Dave Lozo, lead writer for the National Hockey League, wrote in the Bleacher Report about an outbreak of mumps among NHL players. As of December 15, 2014, there were 15 NHL hockey players who’d come down with mumps during the 2014-15 season. Apparently several referees have also gotten mumps. Mumps is a viral disease, spread by direct or indirect contact with the saliva or mucus of an infected person. Hand washing can help prevent transmission of the disease. We usually think of mumps as a disease of childhood, but adults can also get mumps, and the complications can be severe in both children and adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mumps complications can include inflammation of the ovaries or testicles (oophoritis or orchitis respectively), inflammation of the brain and/or tissue covering the...

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Update On Bighorn Sheep Released Near Tucson

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

On December 11, 2014, the Arizona Daily Star reported that a bighorn ewe recently transplanted to the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson was killed by a mountain lion. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) confirmed the kill. The yearling sheep was the first documented kill since 30 sheep were released last month to join the 12 surviving sheep from a group of 31 transplants released in November of 2013. The status of a number of lambs born last spring to transplanted ewes is unknown. The lambs do not wear GPS collars, so their location and condition is difficult to monitor. Most of the transplanted sheep that died in the past year were victims of mountain lion predation. AZGFD hunters have killed three mountain lions that were preying on the transplanted sheep. There are no plans at this time...

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Update On Bighorn Sheep Released Near Tucson

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Blog Posts | 3 comments

On December 11, 2014, the Arizona Daily Star reported that a bighorn ewe recently transplanted to the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson was killed by a mountain lion. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) confirmed the kill. The yearling sheep was the first documented kill since 30 sheep were released last month to join the 12 surviving sheep from a group of 31 transplants released in November of 2013. The status of a number of lambs born last spring to transplanted ewes is unknown. The lambs do not wear GPS collars, so their location and condition is difficult to monitor. Most of the transplanted sheep that died in the past year were victims of mountain lion predation. AZGFD hunters have killed three mountain lions that were preying on the transplanted sheep. There are no plans at this time...

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