One Health Headlines: Friday, September 21, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: A look at the role veterinarians play in preventing zoonotic disease transmission at agricultural fairs and petting zoos; cases of rabies in animals are up while the supply of rabies vaccine for humans is down; Sen. Charles Schumer asks the V.A. to permit payments for service dogs to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder; and much more.

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

Beware the fair (and petting zoos)
Bovine Veterinarian

Rabid animals on the rise as human vaccine supply tightens
NBC News

Lab tests show woman contracted plague from cat
Boston Globe

Human Muscle, Regrown on Animal Scaffolding
New York Times

Deadly African Ebola Virus Linked to Bushmeat
Food Safety News

Jungle Island Orangutan Treated For Cancer Just Like Humans
CBS Miami

Snake venom may be ‘drug source’
BBC News (U.K.)

Schumer presses VA to change policy on service dogs for veterans who need them
Staten Island Advance (N.Y.)

Animal-human bond especially strong with frail elderly, kids
Deseret News (Utah)

Therapy dogs offer hospice patients a dose of canine comfort
The Standard-Times (Mass.)

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