One Health Headlines: Friday, August 24, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: Federal health officials say the U.S. is headed toward its worst West Nile outbreak since the virus first appeared here in 1999; variant H3N2 influenza, which has been spreading from pigs to people at agricultural fairs this summer, has been identified in several more states; new worries about drug-resistant staph passing from humans to chimps–and back to humans in a more virulent form; and much more.

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

West Nile Outbreak Shaping Up as Worst Ever in U.S., Authorities Say
New York Times

Rain Increases Risk of WNV, EEE among Wisconsin Horses
The Horse

Variant H3N2 spreads to three more states
CIDRAP News (Minn.)

Two cases of H3N2v confirmed in Minnesota
Minnesota Public Radio

H3N2v infections spark debate about barring pigs from fairs
CIDRAP News (Minn.)

Deadly human bacteria infects chimps, raising new worries

Record radiation in fish off Japan nuclear plant

Texas officials say nearly 1M fish die in red tide
Houston Chronicle

How dogs can help unravel genetic diseases in people
Los Angeles Times

Dogs Give Emotional Boost to Sick Kids in Quito
ABC News

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