The issue of One Health received some high-profile coverage this week, beginning with a long essay on diseases that animals share with humans that appeared in Sunday’s New York Times. The authors of the essay have a forthcoming book detailing the connections between humans and animals, titled, “Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing”; in addition to their New York Times essay, they have been covered on ABC News, National Public Radio, and many other outlets (including this blog … here and here).
This week’s One Health roundup includes links to those stories, as well as an updated look at the Salmonella outbreak linked to mail-order chicks and ducklings, what butterflies and bats are teaching us about the spread of infectious disease, how culling vampire bats in South America can actually increase the spread of rabies, and much more.
As always, thanks for reading, and have a happy and healthy weekend!
Our Animal Natures
New York Times
123 Now Sickened in Baby Poultry Salmonella Outbreak
Food Safety News
Culling vampire bats is for suckers, says study
Agence France Presse
Oregon man contracts the plague after bitten by stray cat
Project pairs puppies with panhandlers to combat homelessness
Los Angeles Times
Therapy Dogs Help Heal at Northwoods Hospitals