Interesting news from scientists out of New York this week, whose research suggests that H5N1 avian influenza may have infected many more people than previously reported, and that the number of deaths attributed to the virus may have been overestimated.
Other stories in this week’s One Health roundup include research into the pandemic potential of a new swine flu virus, a look at how animal diseases are increasing in our oceans (and how that can affect humans), and the role animals can play in making life easier for nursing home residents.
Thanks for reading, and have a happy and healthy weekend!
Bird flu in humans may be more prevalent but less deadly
CBC News (Canada)
Ferret study suggests new swine flu virus may have pandemic potential
Global TV Edmonton (Canada)
Dr. Nathan Wolfe hunts viruses to prevent pandemic
San Francisco Chronicle
UGA researcher creating vaccine for Chagas
The Associated Press
Animal diseases increasingly plague the oceans
Agence France Presse
Mutated Trout Raise New Concerns Near Mine Sites
Rabies death prompts advice on response
Barnstable Patriot (Mass.)
UT scientist has found way to get paralyzed rats walking
Austin Statesman (Texas.)
Pets Allowed: Animals make nursing home living easier
Mansfield News Journal (Ohio)