In December 2017, a dog that had pneumonic plague was brought to a veterinary teaching hospital in northern Colorado. Several factors, including signalment, season, imaging, and laboratory findings, contributed to delayed diagnosis and resulted in potential exposure of >116 persons and 46 concurrently hospitalized animals to Yersinia pestis.
This guide provides principles, best practices, and options to assist countries in achieving sustainable and functional collaboration at the human-animal-environment interface.
As global trade and travel expands, zoonotic diseases are increasingly posing concerns worldwide. To face these threats, collaboration, coordination, communication, and concerted action between different sectors are needed, using a multisectoral, One Health approach.
Scientists reported they have identified a receptor that lets bat flu viruses enter their host’s cells and cause infection. This receptor also exists on the cells of certain livestock and humans.
Bats are a reservoir for a new type of influenza virus. These newly discovered flu viruses could potentially also attack the cells of humans and livestock, researchers have now shown.
There are many measles related viruses circulating in other animals that are not far from being able to infect human cells.
This study showed that domestic pigs in Israel are infected with hepatitis E virus (HEV)-G3. The high HEV seropositivity of the farm workers together with the previous identification of this virus in human sewage suggests circulation to humans.
Researchers conducted a surveillance system assessment of institutional and individual capacity in Kinshasa and Haut Katanga provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for nationally identified priority zoonotic diseases.
Scientists investigated virus mutations and found that certain mutations made the Middle East respiratory (MERS) virus more resistant against the human immune system. The analysis of mutations is essential for predicting the risk of a pandemic.
A new study of disease transmission in bats has broad implications for understanding hidden or "cryptic" connections that can spread diseases between species and lead to large-scale outbreaks.