One Health Headlines: Friday, June 6, 2014

In this week’s One health roundup: The CDC confirmed the fourth ever human case of mad cow disease in the United States; seven people in Virginia are being treated for rabies exposure after encounters with rabid animals in the wild; U.S. Army veterinarians are working to control Kuwait City’s feral cat population and prevent the spread of zoonotic disease; and much more.

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Pet cat tests positive for rabies in Colorado

In Colorado, an indoor/outdoor domestic cat tested positive for rabies after it bit and scratched its owner, who is receiving post-exposure treatment. Two dogs in the household are under a 45-day home observation, and thankfully both are up-to-date on their vaccines. This is an important reminder to have your pets vaccinated for rabies, and to make sure those vaccines stay current.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, May 30, 2014

In this week’s One Health roundup: the head of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) says a shortage of funds for vaccinating dogs against rabies is costing tens of thousands of lives every year; MERS has been linked to camels, but veterinary officials say we should look to other animals as a possible source; “cancer-proof” naked mole rats provide promising clues on how we might prevent cancer in humans; and much more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, May 23, 2014

In this week’s One Health roundup: Although currently overshadowed by MERS, bird flu is still a lurking danger in Egypt; two positive rabies cases reported at Fort Hood (TX) Veterinary Center; dogs may be an effective weapon against seaside E. coli infections by keeping seagulls away from beaches; and much more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, May 16, 2014

In this week’s One Health roundup: A look at the global hunt for the source of the MERS virus, as a second U.S. case is confirmed; humans and companion animals harbor the same types of MRSA infections; domesticated animals could provide new clues into the emergence of infections that can spread between animals and humans; and much more.

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