March 2020

Chicago Sun-Times (May 20) – Dr. Matt Allender, clinical veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society and director of the University of Illinois Wildlife Epidemiology Laboratory, led a team of researchers in finding and taking samples…
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How Schools Will Handle Virtual Learning

March 16, 2020 / In the News

The 21st (March 16) – Dr. Jim Lowe, director of the college’s i-Learning Center, is a guest on the show to discuss how educators are handling the sudden transition to virtual learning in the days…
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Infectious Disease Expert Defines ‘Coronavirus’

March 16, 2020 / In the News

News-Gazette (March 15) – Dr. Jim Lowe, an associate professor in the UI Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, says: “Viruses are very simple microscopic parasites that cannot reproduce on their own. They need a cell,…
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COVID-19: Surgical Mask Shortages Impact Veterinarians

March 15, 2020 / General News

FAQs for veterinary practitioners See also: FDA: Surgical Mask and Gown Conservation Strategies (link to Anesthesiology News) COVID-19: Recommendations for Veterinary Practices (from University of Illinois)   My practice can no longer obtain surgical masks….
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COVID-19 Transmission among People, Animals

March 15, 2020 / In the News

Tampa Bay Times (March 15) – Yvette Johnson-Walker and Will Sander, veterinary faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, offer their expertise regarding the tiny risk of this form of coronavirus spreading to humans…
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More on Pets and Coronavirus

March 10, 2020 / In the News

Science Alert (from Business Insider; Canberra, Australia, March 9) – Despite reports that a dog tested “weak positive” for coronavirus, most experts agree that household dogs and cats are not at risk of spreading the…
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Hearing Loss in Dogs

March 09, 2020 / In the News

Phys-org (March 5) – Just like humans, dogs are sometimes born with impaired hearing or experience hearing loss as a result of disease, inflammation, aging or exposure to noise, according to Dr. Kari Foss, a…
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New Clinical Trials for Dogs with Cancer

March 07, 2020 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; March 6) – Dr. Alison Masyr, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital who is pursuing specialization in the area of oncology, describes new trials available for dogs with a…
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Coronavirus and Pets

March 06, 2020 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (March 5) – Dr. Ashley Mitek shares the current consensus that there is no evidence dogs can catch the COVID-19 virus. https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/ui-experts-say-dogs-cannot-get-coronavirus/ Also in: * News-Gazette (March 8) https://www.news-gazette.com/living/pets/pet-talk-experts-coronavirus-poses-no-risk-for-fido/article_fd683dfe-abd0-566b-b6ea-9078edb8a3db.html