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One Health Headlines: Friday, September 28, 2012

Today is World Rabies Day, so we begin our One Health roundup with a series of articles on global rabies eradication efforts, as well domestic cases identified here in the United States. Other headlines include the latest news in the hantavirus investigation at Yosemite National Park, the importance of parasite control to protect not only your pets but the people in your household as well, a look at how research into pain treatment for dogs may also benefit humans, and much more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, May 18, 2012

This week’s One Health roundup includes stories on the risks of Salmonella from small turtles and recently recalled pet food, how a warmer winter led to an increase in vehicle-wildlife collisions, the high cost of dog bites, the latest in animal research, and much, much, MUCH more (it was a busy week).

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One Health Headlines: Friday, April 6, 2012

Salmonella outbreaks were in the news this week. Three outbreaks were linked to pet turtles, which sickened 66 people in 16 states and the District of Columbia. The cause of another outbreak, which has sickened 93 people in 19 states and the District of Columbia, has yet to be determined, although officials are investigating a possible link to sushi and similar raw foods.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, February 3, 2012

We lead off this week’s One Health roundup with an incredible story out of California, where an 8-year-old girl became one of the few people ever to survive a rabies infection (you can read the CDC report here ).

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Turtles and Salmonella

Turtles can be great, low-maintenance pets, but there’s an added risk: SalmonellaSalmonella is a type of bacteria.  You can’t see it without a microscope, but it can make people very sick.

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