One Health Headlines: Friday, June 8, 2012

There were some “firsts” on the zoonotic disease front this week, with the first case of plague in the U.S. this year being reported in a man in New Mexico. Meanwhile, West Nile virus made its first appearance in Indiana mosquitoes this year—much earlier than its typical “debut” in mid-July.

Other stories in this week’s One Health roundup include a look at the essential role veterinarians play in human health, how safety and budget concerns have stalled construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Center, the link between acorns and Lyme disease in New England, the latest in animal research, and much more.

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

Pet Points: Veterinarians essential to human health, too
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New US animal disease facility stalled by budget, politics
Reuters

Hong Kong Boy Infected With H5 Influenza Puts Guangdong on Alert
The Record (N.J.)

British woman’s rabies death prompts new travel warning
AOL Travel

Of Mice and Ticks- Lyme Disease Surge
New Hampshire Public Radio

1st signs of West Nile present in Indiana
WISH-TV (Ind.)

1st case of human plague in US this year is NM man
KOB-TV (N.M.)

Shannon County girl dies from hantavirus
Rapid City Journal (S.D.)

Of Man and Dog: The Fight Against Cancer
WebMD

Australian medical researchers hope to block Hendra virus in humans
News-Medical.net

Stem Cells Behind Clogged Arteries
U.S. News and World Report

Autistic Fish?
The Scientist

Skin Cells Turned Into Brain Cells in Lab Study
Yahoo! News

Rat Study Suggests Exercise Can Reduce Nerve Pain
Psych Central

Belly ‘Membrane’ May Regulate Immune System, Mouse Study Finds
HealthDay News

Equine therapy helps war vets, families
Canton Repository (Ohio)

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