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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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One Health Headlines: Friday, October 26, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: Veterinarians and human doctors in Kenya team up to fight infectious diseases and limit outbreaks; researchers in Iowa surprised to find MRSA in 2.6 percent of wildlife tested; rabies cases in Arkansas rise nearly three times higher in 2012 compared to 2011; and much more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, August 31, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: Two more visitors to Yosemite National Park have been diagnosed with rodent-borne hantavirus; the CDC reports new cases of H3N2v influenza, including limited human-to-human spread; how the “Indiana Jones of pathogens” is scouring the globe for clues on the next pandemic; and much, much more.

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Pets can be infected with West Nile Virus, too

Humans aren’t the only ones susceptible to West Nile Virus (WNV) — our pets can become infected, too. There’s no vaccine for WNV in pets, but the good news is that infections in dogs and cats are rare and usually not fatal. Also, pets can’t transmit WNV to humans. The only way WNV can be transmitted to humans and pets is through a bite from an infected mosquito.

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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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