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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 17, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: The latest news on the new strain of influenza, H3N2v, spreading from pigs to people at state and county fairs; how drought may be contributing to the anthrax outbreak among livestock in Colorado and Texas; how a virus in snakes could offer clues to Ebola in humans; and much, 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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One Health Headlines: Friday, June 29, 2012

This week’s One Health roundup includes a look at how proper hygiene and preventive care can help pet owners avoid zoonotic diseases, the race to understand how H5N1 could become more easily transmitted between people, the health benefits of bringing pets to work, and much more.

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New study shows rise in cases of Eastern equine encephalitis among people in Mass.

After many years with no human cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Massachusetts, a new study done in the state shows that cases have risen in recent years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, EEE is extremely rare in humans and is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. After experiencing flu-like symptoms, the affected person is likely to slip into a coma or have a seizure; many people who survive EEE suffer brain damage as a result.

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