Study: one tick bite can expose people to two or more diseases

We know that ticks can carry Lyme disease, but researchers have found that people can be exposed to two — sometimes even three — diseases when they’re bitten by a tick.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, June 20, 2014

In this week’s One Health roundup: Bangladesh reports country’s first case of MERS; why a One Health approach is necessary to combat Ebola in Africa; researchers fight plague in Colorado prairie dog colonies, which could help limit exposure to people and pets; and much more.

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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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