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Whats the current status of nerve transplant experimentation?

Whats the current status of nerve transplant experimentation?

Advancing quickly: Though very few nerves have been transplanted in isolation, about 100 hands have been transplanted; nerve function in these cases has been very good. ...Read more

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What makes people hurt animals?

What makes people hurt animals?

Varied reasons: Deliberately harming animals can sometimes be found in individuals who have an antisocial personality disorder. It may provide these individuals with a perverse sense of pleasure. Some times people take out frustration or anger on their pets, because they feel unsafe taking it out on people. ...Read more

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Why would a person love animals but has distain for human beings?

Why would  a person love animals but has distain for human beings?

I have known some : Individuals who had very poor interpersonal skills with people but whom got along with great w animals. They frankly had little use for most people but had a passion for pets. I believe that they perceived the relationships with animals were safer. They may have in part been more comfortable with animals because of their own difficulty relating to other people. ...Read more

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Do animals get Zika?

Do animals get Zika?

Some information: The confirmed hosts which can manufacture Zika virus in sufficient quantity to pass it along to other mosquito vectors include primates (meaning monkeys) and Humans. It remains unknown if other mammal species are able to become ill due to Zika, and thus far no other species are known natural hosts. However, absence of evidence is not equivalent to evidence of absence. Sexual transmission suspected ...Read more

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Can you get mange from an animal?

Can you get mange from an animal?

Generally not: Mange is an infestation with mites, which are for the most part host specific, and unless you are immunosuppressed will not infect humans. ...Read more

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Can people get fleas from animals?

Can people get fleas from animals?

Fleas: Most fleas from dogs are not transmitted to humans (except for pulex irritans). Pulex irritans is the only flea species that lives on humans. ...Read more

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What are the tests for animal bite?

What are the tests for animal bite?

Animal bites: Well thats a problem you are placed in antibiotics if the site gets infected it can be cultured if the animal is wild you may need rabies shots you must seek out medical care for this asap. ...Read more

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