One Health Headlines: Friday, August 22, 2014

In this week’s One Health roundup: A new study suggests that seals brought TB to the Americas hundreds of years before Europeans arrived; the chief veterinarian of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization says “Animal health remains one of the weakest links in terms of how the world deals with disease risks”; researchers identify the “genetic recipe” allowing lizards to regrow tails, which could have medical implications for humans; and much more.

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Ebola in the news

Ebola has been in the news lately, as an American infected with Ebola in Liberia is being treated in Atlanta. Ebola is a rare disease, and there are no approved drugs available to treat it — nor are there approved vaccines. People infected with Ebola are given care to help their immune systems fight the virus.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, August 1, 2014

OneHealthIntersectionIn this week’s One Health roundup: Oregon reports the state’s first confirmed case of rabies this year; why skipping your pet’s fecal exam could be hazardous to your health; researchers at N.C. State University College of Veterinary Medicine are studying the canine genome to learn more about cancer in humans; and much more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, July 18, 2014

In this week’s One Health roundup: Investigation into possible anthrax exposure at the CDC reveals mishandling of H5N1 bird flu samples; researchers use “Big Data” approach to map relationships between human and animal diseases; raw pet food can make animals sick, as well as humans if it isn’t handled properly; and more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, July 11, 2014

In this week’s One Health roundup: new hantavirus cases in Texas; five people in Hungary have been hospitalized for possible anthrax infection related to contaminated beef; preventing animal-to-human diseases at fairs and petting zoos; and much more.

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