M.C. Horzinek

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Investigating ‘underground’ habitat of Listeria bacteria

The literature describes Listeria as ubiquitous bacteria with widespread occurrence. Yet they only become a problem for humans and animals when they contaminate food processing facilities, multiply, and enter the food chain in high concentrations. An infection with Listeria monocytogenes can even be fatal for humans or animals with weakened immune systems. Listeria in soil […]

Obituary Dr. Fritz Huchzermeyer

Dr. Fritz Huchzermeyer (12 January 1930 – 3 March 2014) It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Dr. Fritz Huchzermeyer, Pretoria, South Africa – a prominent veterinary scientist, a creative mind and a good friend; you will remember: he was the author of our last Editorial, the linguistic analysis of the […]

Long-acting shot prevents infection with HIV analogue

A study in macaques has raised hopes that preventing HIV infection in humans will soon be as easy as a shot in the arm four times a year. In a proof-of-concept study, researchers have shown that an antiviral drug injected into the muscle protects monkeys from infection for weeks afterward. “We believe it’s a very […]