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One Health Headlines: Friday, July 20, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: The CDC warns the public about babesiosis, an emerging tick-borne threat to people and animals; veterinarian Monica Murphy co-authors a new book on the cultural history of rabies, the “world’s most diabolical virus”; veterinarians, MDs, and environmental scientists study the “ecology of disease”; and much more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, July 6, 2012

The big One Health news this week centered around a report released by the International Livestock Research Institute showing the enormous toll zoonotic diseases take on humans and animals around the world, particularly in developing nations. According to an article in Nature, “The report identifies 13 such zoonotic diseases, including tuberculosis, anthrax and hepatitis E, which together cause 2.4 billion cases of human illness and 2.2 million deaths each year, mostly in low- and middle-income nations.”

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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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One Health Headlines: Friday, June 22, 2012

Last week we highlighted some of the wide coverage given to the recently published One Health-related book “Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing.” This coverage included a lengthy essay in the New York Times by the authors of Zoobiquity, taking a look at some of the conditions that effect both humans and animals. We lead off this One Health roundup with AVMA President-Elect Doug Aspros’ response to that essay, which appeared in the Times earlier this week.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, June 15, 2012

The issue of One Health received some high-profile coverage this week, beginning with a long essay on diseases that animals share with humans that appeared in Sunday’s New York Times. The authors of the essay have a forthcoming book detailing the connections between humans and animals, titled, “Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing”; in addition to their New York Times essay, they have been covered on ABC News, National Public Radio, and many other outlets (including this blog … here and here).

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