Author Archives: Julie Ciaramella

What’s the “next big one”?

Science writer David Quammen has an excellent piece in the New York Times about zoonotic diseases, and what experts predict will be the “next big one.” He writes: Read more »

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Veterinarian and oncologist in Philadelphia team up for breast cancer research

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a veterinarian and an oncologist in Philadelphia are teaming up for research into the disease. With their findings, they hope to help both dogs and humans.

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FSIS investigating Salmonella outbreak linked to raw poultry

After 278 illnesses were reported in 18 states, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also partnered with state health departments to look into the outbreak that’s linked to raw chicken from Foster Farms plants. The products were sold mainly in California, Oregon, and Washington state.

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Consumers should trust veterinarians, human doctors, public health professionals about avoiding raw milk

From time to time on Aardvarks to Zebras, we’ll be bringing you guest posts written by veterinarians, veterinary students, and others who have direct experience with One Health-related issues.

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World Rabies Day is Sept. 28

World Rabies Day, which is dedicated to helping people understand how rabies is transmitted and what to do when a person is exposed to the virus, is this Saturday, Sept. 28. At the Worms & Germs blog, Scott Weese has a World Rabies Day logo2012 rabies recap with data taken from the U.S. annual rabies surveillance report in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The report found that 6,162 cases of rabies were diagnosed in animals in 2012, and 92% of rabid animals were wildlife — which underscores the importance of staying away from wildlife and vaccinating your animals against rabies.

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