Fwd: RE: eye desease in captive frogs/students as vectors

Richard Gordon gordonr at cc.UManitoba.CA
Fri Apr 9 08:50:51 EST 1999


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>Dear Stan,
>We have had fungal infections of our axolotls that we attributed to medical
>students as vectors, bringing over new strains from our teaching hospital.
>Such students must now wash their hands before handling axolotls.
>Yours, -Dick
>
>>In case anyone was wondering what happened with the eye desease problem I
>>reported having with our captive frogs, I do have a progress report.  We
>>have been dipping the frogs in water containing a mixture of penicillin and
>>streptomycin, and the problem is going away.  I think it is almost
>>certainly bacterial.  I was puzzled by the fact that it was showing up in
>>both our Rana (which are kept in a lab with fluorescent room lights) and in
>>our Xenopus which  are kept in a greenhouse.  It should not have been a
>>puzzle since we have one studnet who takes care of both, and she was
>>probably cross-contaminating them!  Once we were alerted to the problem we
>>have had no more deaths, and the cloudy eyes are clearing up.  If anyone is
>>interested I can send the exact amounts of P/S (but not right now because I
>>have to get home).
>>
>>Thanks to all who responded with various suggestions.
>>
>>Stan Sessions
>>Department of Biology
>>Hartwick College
>>Oneonta, NY 13820
>>(607) 431-4764
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>
>Dr. Richard Gordon, Radiology, U. Manitoba, HSC, 820 Sherbrook Street,
>Winnipeg R3A 1R9 Canada, Phone: (204) 789-3828, fax: (204)
>787-2080/forthcoming book: The Hierarchical Genome & Differentiation Waves:
>Novel Unification of Development, Genetics & Evolution:
>http://www.wspc.com.sg/books/lifesci/2755.html
>

Dr. Richard Gordon, Radiology, U. Manitoba, HSC, 820 Sherbrook Street,
Winnipeg R3A 1R9 Canada, Phone: (204) 789-3828, fax: (204)
787-2080/forthcoming book: The Hierarchical Genome & Differentiation Waves:
Novel Unification of Development, Genetics & Evolution:
http://www.wspc.com.sg/books/lifesci/2755.html




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