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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Second case of MERS confirmed in U.S.

MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) has been in the news lately, as the second case has been confirmed in the United States, this time in Florida. (The first case was confirmed in Indiana.) In both cases, the infected patients traveled to the United States from Saudi Arabia. The cases are not related, and both patients are expected to recover.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, May 9, 2014

In this week’s One Health roundup: A new study confirms that MERS can be transmitted from camels to humans; world’s first H5N6 bird flu death reported in China; the loss of large mammals can have serious health consequences for African savannas and the people and animals that depend on them; and much more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, May 2, 2014

In this week’s One Health roundup: A new study suggests camels are almost certainly the source of the MERS virus; a decrease in large wildlife can lead to an increase in rodent-borne disease and risks to humans; the CDC says backyard chickens are linked to Salmonella outbreaks; and much more.

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