Horses’ quarantine ‘a nonevent’ (Daily Local News) The equine herpes virus scare in Elkton, Md., is nothing more than that, according to a West Chester-based equine veterinarian. Maryland horse scare: Several test positive for herpes (Daily Local News) A barn housing 35 horses at a facility in Elkton, Md., was quarantined after several horses at the farm tested positive for a strain of an equine herpes virus. Shots vital for healthy lifestyles (Lompoc Record) The needle, the tears and the screaming. It’s a predictable scene when children get immunized. But vaccinations aren’t just for kids. Marine Mammals Suffer Human Diseases (SPACE.com / LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News)
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