Washington -- That National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded $117 million in grants to several veterinary programs for biomedical research.
This on-demand AVMA course by Dr. Armando Hoet will provide a summary of the current understanding of MRSA as a zoonotic pathogen, briefly discussing the two scenarios in regards to animals: scenario 1, spillover of MRSA human strains to animals; and scenario 2, transmission of true zoonotic MRSA (ZO-MRSA) strains. (1 CE credit)
The purpose of this on-demand AVMA course by Dr. J. Paul Spurlock is to identify and discuss those zoonoses of public health concern that private practice veterinarians in the United States may encounter at the clinic or in the field, to provide resources for improving zoonotic disease prevention both in the general public and among veterinary personnel, and to identify readily available, authoritative references that may be accessed for little to no cost. (1 CE credit)
Many sheep and goat producers are unaware of zoonotic diseases that can be passed from animals to man. Some zoonoses such as pinkeye or soremouth cause symptoms in the host animal so that the producer knows the animal is ill, but he may not realize that the disease could be transmitted to himself or his family.
Davis, Calif. -- Researchers at the University of California-Davis College of Veterinary Medicine studying data from previous avian influenza epidemics say seniors are more resistant to the new H1N1 virus, and they know why.
International Report -- Today is the third annual observance of World Rabies Day, a glocal rabies awareness campaign spearheaded by the United Kingdom charity Alliance for Rabies Control (ARC) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
National Report -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture, concerned about a perceived drop in swine disease samples from pork producers, is urging veterinarians to continue monitoring herds for a variety of diseases, including the H1N1 influenza virus.