Tag Archives: West Nile virus

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, 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, 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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