One Health Headlines: Friday, August 31, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: Two more visitors to Yosemite National Park have been diagnosed with rodent-borne hantavirus; the CDC reports new cases of H3N2v influenza, including limited human-to-human spread; how the “Indiana Jones of pathogens” is scouring the globe for clues on the next pandemic; and much, much more.

As always, thanks for reading, and have a happy and healthy weekend!

Two more Yosemite visitors stricken with deadly virus

Basics about hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite
The Associated Press

CDC reports limited person-to-person spread, more H3N2v cases
CIDRAP News (Minn.)

Hunting for the deadliest prey in the jungle: viruses
The Independent (U.K.)

Studying How Diseases Spread in Primates May Help Predict What Diseases Will Emerge in Humans

Gorillas and chimps are threatened by human disease
BBC News (U.K.)

The raccoon spreads dangerous diseases as it invades Europe

It’s that special time of year when bats start flying out of your drapes
Des Moines Register

Bats threatened by climate change
BBC News (U.K.)

Climate change could increase levels of avian influenza in wild birds

Protect your pets – and yourself –from West Nile Virus
The Oregonian

How Biomimicry is Inspiring Human Innovation
Smithsonian Magazine


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