It is with the greatest regret that I inform our campus about the death of Timothy Park, a third-year student in Waterloo’s Accounting and Financial Management program. Timothy passed away in hospital in Toronto on January 24th from an illness.
Our sympathies are with Timothy’s family. The University has offered them our condolences and continued support during this difficult time.
A new source of the botulinum neurotoxin was discovered by Canadian and American scientists in a strain of animal gut bacteria known as Enterococcus faecium. The neurotoxic protein is known for its paradoxical ability to remove wrinkles yet cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness associated with food poisoning.
The vaccines used by commercial fish farmers are not protecting fish from disease, according to a new study.
The study was compiled by researchers at the University of Waterloo, the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso and Chile’s University of Valparaiso. It showed vaccinated fish tend to show more symptoms when contracting diseases, with the health impacts and ultimately deaths occurring as if they’d never received a vaccine.