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Friday, August 19, 2005

Canary database: animal disease outbreaks as an early warning system for human diseases

An item in EurekAlert, the AAAS' science news service, gives details of this database, launched by Yale School of Medicine and available at
http://canarydatabase.org/ . The database home page says "The Canary Database contains studies in the biomedical literature that explore the use of wildlife, domestic, and companion animals as "sentinels" for the effects of chemical, biological, and physical hazards in the environment that may be a risk to human health".

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