One Health Headlines: Friday, August 17, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: The latest news on the new strain of influenza, H3N2v, spreading from pigs to people at state and county fairs; how drought may be contributing to the anthrax outbreak among livestock in Colorado and Texas; how a virus in snakes could offer clues to Ebola in humans; and much, much more.

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

State fair officials concerned about swine flu
USA Today

Tracking swine flu cases, CDC warns fairgoers not to pet pigs
The Patriot-News (Pa.)

Drought Could Be A Factor In US Anthrax Cases
National Public Radio

1 Man Dead From Rodent Disease at Yosemite
ABC News

Dog bite may have led to man’s death
Omaha World-Herald (Neb.)

Bird flu claims ninth victim this year in Indonesia
Agence France Presse

Equine Encephalitis Detected In Connecticut Mosquito, First One This Year
Hartford Courant (Conn.)

Salem County horse tests positive for West Nile Virus in first reported New Jersey equine case of year

Stopping the northern march of raccoon rabies
Burlington Free Press (Vt.)

How A Virus In Snakes Could Offer Clues To Ebola In Humans
National Public Radio

Researchers discover a new therapy that prevents lung cancer growth in mice

‘Severe abnormalities’ found in Fukushima butterflies
BBC News (U.K.)

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