One Health Headlines: Friday, April 6, 2012

Salmonella outbreaks were in the news this week. Three outbreaks were linked to pet turtles, which sickened 66 people in 16 states and the District of Columbia. The cause of another outbreak, which has sickened 93 people in 19 states and the District of Columbia, has yet to be determined, although officials are investigating a possible link to sushi and similar raw foods.

Other stories in this week’s One Health roundup include updates on bird flu studies, fears that imported bushmeat could spread pathogens in the United States, research into how bringing your dog to work with you can lower stress, and much, much more.

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

Pet turtles linked to three Salmonella outbreaks in 16 states
CIDRAP (Minn.)

Officials seek source of salmonella outbreak

Imported Bushmeat Could Trigger Pathogen Spread to U.S.
Pet Product News

North American and European leaders update pandemic plans
CIDRAP (Minn.)

Re-Engineered Bird Flu Data Can Be Made Public, U.S. Panel Says
Bloomberg News

Bird Flu Mutations Revealed
The Scientist (U.K.)

Houston rabies case poses new questions about age-old illness
Austin American-Statesman (Texas)

Health officials watching rabies outbreak
Dodge City Daily Globe (Kan.)

“Uptick” In Ticks Has Wildlife Experts Worried

Agency stops seismic tests; worries about dolphins
Yahoo! News

U research helps predict and control seizures in epileptic dogs
Minnesota Daily

How ‘Bring Your Dog to Work’ Days Could Lower Stress


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