Hantavirus made the headlines again this week, as public health officials tested workers at Yosemite National Park for clues into the largest U.S. outbreak in 20 years. Meanwhile, across the country, N.Y. health officials are investigating a case of hantavirus in a man who was bitten by a mouse while camping in the Adirondacks.
Other stories in this week’s One Health roundup include a cull of chickens in Nepal after an outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza killed 1,200 birds; a look at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, and future plans for the island; discussions to ban petting zoos to prevent the spread of disease; and much more.
As always, thanks for reading, and have a happy and healthy weekend!
Plum Island lab ‘is here to protect the nation’
The Day (Conn.)
Nepal culls chickens amid bird flu outbreak
Agence France Presse
Ban petting zoos? E. coli outbreak raises questions
Los Angeles Times
Cats, Not Dogs, The Biggest Rabies Threat
CBS St. Louis
Comparing animal and human cancers for mutual benefit
Equine therapy helping wounded warriors
Duncan Banner (Okla.)