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10 stories about World Zoonoses Day

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July 6th is World Zoonoses Day, celebrated each year on the anniversary of Louis Pasteur’s first rabies vaccine to be administered to a human in 1885.

According to the CDC, 60% of all existing infectious diseases are zoonotic, at least 70% of emerging infectious diseases come from animals and 80% of potential bioterrorism agents are zoonotic.

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For World Zoonoses Day, we’ve put together a list of 10 current zoonotic-related stories. You can find more related stories here at our One Health Resource Center.

Targeting specific people with the West Nile vaccine is more cost effective than the national plan

A West Nile vaccination schedule that targets older people in areas of the United States with high incidence of the virus would be a more cost-effective strategy than an age-based strategy alone or a national plan, researchers said. Continue reading.

Researchers identify the “hidden” life cycle of malaria parasites in the human spleen

Researchers identified a new “hidden” life cycle of malaria parasites in the human spleen – a finding that could have implications for malaria elimination programs. Continue reading.

Questions and Answers: WHO updates guidelines for testing genetically modified mosquitoes

In these questions and answers Jan Kolaczinski, PhD, MSc, Head of the Department of Vector Control and Insecticide Resistance in the WHO Global Malaria Program, discusses new guidelines for testing for genetically modified mosquitoes and what this means for researchers. Continue reading.

Novel coronavirus identified in child in Malaysia

A novel canine-feline coronavirus was discovered in a Malaysian child with pneumonia. “Similar to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, this novel virus has some unique genetic traits that suggest recent zoonotic transmission,” researchers wrote. Continue reading.

Malaria vaccine candidate in study 77% effective, researchers report

The results of the Phase 2b study showed that a malaria vaccine was up to 77% effective in young children after 12 months of follow-up. Continue reading.

New study shows human-to-cat SARS-CoV-2 transmission

Researchers found that people in the UK transmitted SARS-CoV-2 to cats, although no evidence of cat-to-human transmission was found. Continue reading.

Vietnam records first case of Drakunkel Worm infection

The first known human case of the Dracunculus worm in a human caused by an unknown species of worm was reported in Vietnam. Continue reading.

CDC: 2017 had the highest number of malaria cases reported in the US since 1971

In 2017 there were 2,161 confirmed malaria cases in the United States – the highest number since 1971, according to a report in the MMWR. Continue reading.

ACIP shortens the recommendation for rabies PrEP to a two-dose regimen

To better align with international guidelines, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has revised its Rabies PrEP recommendation to a two-dose vaccination schedule. Continue reading.

Questions and Answers: What is the “next threat” after COVID-19?

In these questions and answers Greg Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA, from the Duke Global Health Institute, discusses potential emerging viral threats and how to target new respiratory virus monitors at the “human-animal interface.” Continue reading.

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