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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, July 27, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: Diseases you can catch from your pet, what zebrafish can teach us about human development and disease, the role the BP oil spill played in Gulf of Mexico dolphin deaths, how dogs can reduce office stress, and much more.

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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 8, 2012

There were some “firsts” on the zoonotic disease front this week, with the first case of plague in the U.S. this year being reported in a man in New Mexico. Meanwhile, West Nile virus made its first appearance in Indiana mosquitoes this year—much earlier than its typical “debut” in mid-July.

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