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One Health Headlines: Friday, November 9, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: A look at how surgeries performed on pets could wind up saving human lives; a deer in Minnesota becomes the first ever to test positive for rabies in the state; bobcats and humans swap diseases in urban areas; and much more.

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Saving human and animal lives with One Health

Yesterday, the Royal Veterinary College shared with us on Facebook a link to a story about how surgery for pets could save human lives. It’s a great example of One Health. By looking at the similarities between diseases in humans and pets, scientists and veterinarians are saving the lives of both people and animals.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, October 12, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: Scientists investigate a newly discovered virus, similar to a strain carried by bats, which has killed a man in Saudi Arabia; debate drags on about the safety of H5N1 avian influenza research; how a Vietnam veteran was able to control his PTSD with the help of a German shepherd named Dazzle; and more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, August 24, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: Federal health officials say the U.S. is headed toward its worst West Nile outbreak since the virus first appeared here in 1999; variant H3N2 influenza, which has been spreading from pigs to people at agricultural fairs this summer, has been identified in several more states; new worries about drug-resistant staph passing from humans to chimps–and back to humans in a more virulent form; and much more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, August 10, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: New strain of influenza (H3N2v) has infected 145 people after contact with pigs at state and county fairs; an in-depth look at the toll of rabies in India, home of the world’s largest stray dog population; a look at how environmental changes are affecting marine life around the world, and much more.

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