One Health Headlines: Friday, December 16, 2011

Most people are worried about a global disease outbreak, but aren’t aware that diseases spread by animals to people, or zoonotic diseases, are what they should be most concerned about. That’s according to a poll recently conducted by EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based organization of scientists dedicated to conserving biodiversity, and that story leads off this week’s One Health roundup.

Other stories this week include efforts to track radiation in Japan through collars attached to native monkeys and boars, how rising temperatures and CO2 levels in lakes and oceans affects fish, and vampire bats’ role in triggering a public health crisis in Ecuador.

Thanks for reading, and have a happy and healthy weekend!

Americans Worried About Global Pandemics, Yet Lack Knowledge Of Their Likely Source, Survey Shows
Huffington Post

Wild Monkeys to Aid Radiation Research Efforts
Wall Street Journal

Warming World Abets a Fish Parasite, Study Suggests
New York Times

Ocean fish threatened by CO2 levels
United Press International

Vaccine attacks breast cancer in mice: study
Agence France Presse

Unwelcome company
The Economist

CDC reports two more novel flu cases
CIDRAP News (Minn.)

Dog Poop Poses Disease Risk: Scoop Fido’s Feces While It’s Still Fresh
Huffington Post

DE State Veterinarian encouraging farmers to take steps to protect poultry, people from bird-borne viruses
WGMD-TV (Del.)

Scientists Examine Solar’s Potential Impact on Wildlife in US Southwest
Solar Novus Today

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