Author Archives: Julie Ciaramella

Avian flu viruses come from same “mother” virus

H7N9 avian flu has been in the news a lot lately, along with a new type of bird flu, H10N8. Researchers say that these bird flu viruses — H7N9, H10N8, and H5N1, which is still common — all come from the same mother virus, H9N2.

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H5N1 death in Canada is first case in North America

According to a report from Canada’s CBC News, scientists have isolated the live H5N1 virus from respiratory specimens taken from a woman who died from H5N1 infection. The woman, who was from Alberta and had recently traveled to China, was the first H5N1 infection and death in North America.

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Biomedical instrument can benefit both animal and human health

A modified wide-bore 600-megahertz magnetic resonance imaging spectrometer may be able to benefit both animal and human health.

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Researchers need to prepare vaccines for next flu pandemic

An article in “The Atlantic” called “The Quest to End the Flu” illustrates the importance of being prepared for a pandemic by having effective vaccines that can be made quickly, using the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak as an example. The article is a really good read for those of us interested in One Health.

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Brucellosis research may lead to better treatment for other zoonotic diseases

Dr. Jean Celli, a researcher at the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University, studies brucellosis and its effects on people and animals. Brucellosis “is an infectious disease caused by bacteria,” according to the CDC’s website, and “people can get the disease when they are in contact with infected animals or animal products contaminated with the bacteria. Animals that are most commonly infected include sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, and dogs, among others.”

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