One Health Headlines: Friday, April 20, 2012

Once again, rabies dominated the One Health headlines this week, with Toronto reporting its first human case of rabies in 80 years. This is only the third such case in Canada in the last 12 years. Further testing has revealed the 41-year-old man most likely was infected while working in the Dominican Republic.

Other stories in this week’s One Health roundup include a look at the “species gaps” that limit our hunt for zoonotic diseases, Salmonella infections blamed on handling live chickens and feeder rodents, questions about the lingering health effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on fish in the Gulf of Mexico, the latest in animal research, and much, much more.

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

Strain testing suggests Toronto rabies case infected in Dominican Republic
Toronto Star

Rabies outbreak suspends Feral Cat Program
Carlsbad Current-Argus (N.M.)

Your pets, other ‘species gaps’ exist in hunt for diseases that can jump to humans
KPLU-FM (Wash.)

Notes from the Field: Infections with Salmonella Linked to Exposure to Feeder Rodents
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3 salmonella cases in Greene County prompts warning about handling live chickens
KSPR-TV (Mo.)

VIDEO: Scientists: Fish Sick Where BP’s Oil Spill Hit
The Associated Press

Green-glowing fish provides new insights into health impacts of pollution
Phys.org

Blind Mice Given Vision Lead Wave of Regenerative Medicine Tools
BusinessWeek

Researchers Repair Damage Caused by Heart Attacks in Mice
HealthDay News

New Zealand firm to trial pig cells to treat Parkinson’s
Reuters

Wounded warriors work on their equine skills
InsideNOVA (Va.)

The Dogs of Post-War: Pentagon Tests Canine Therapy
The Atlantic

Animal therapy helps raise spirits, lower stress of patients at Holland Hospital
Holland Sentinel (Mich.)

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