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!
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
CDC reports two more novel flu cases
CIDRAP News (Minn.)
Scientists Examine Solar’s Potential Impact on Wildlife in US Southwest
Solar Novus Today