Global Animal Health News

  • Anthony Nicola in the lab
    07.21.2015
    The herpes experts are coming – one is already here
    More than 500 scientists from around the globe will gather in Idaho this week to confront the scarlet letter “H.” Herpes will be the focus of the 40th Annual International Herpesvirus Workshop in Boise, running Saturday through Wednesday.
    WSU Insider
  • African child with a dog.
    07.02.2015
    Notes from the Field: Freedom from the Cold Chain by Allowing Villagers to Help Themselves
    Today the team are carrying out a WSU-funded vaccine trial that will determine whether our hypothesis—that the rabies vaccine is still effective even when it is not stored at cold temperatures—is true.
    Global Health Perspective
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    06.23.2015
    Tracking Animal Disease to Improve Human Health
    Victoria Olsen-Mikitowicz (’15 DVM) spent one month in Kenya working on several research projects including the population-based animal syndromic surveillance project, or PBASS.
    WSU Global Health Perspective
  • WSU Shield
    06.09.2015
    WSU center seeks to improve animal health worldwide
    Washington State University center is designed to work on global animal health issues.
    Capital Press
  • WSU Shield
    05.11.2015
    Humans, livestock in Kenya linked in sickness and in health
    Though researchers have long suspected a link between the health of farmers and their families in sub-Saharan Africa and the health of their livestock, a team of veterinary and economic scientists has quantified the relationship for the first time in a study.
    WSU Insider
  • WSU Shield
    03.23.2015
    Cattle killer: two parasites are better than one
    When calves are infected by two parasite species at the same time, one parasite renders the other far less deadly, according to a new study published in the journal of Science Advances.
    WSU Insider
  • Jennifer Zambriski
    03.16.2015
    Tiny parasite, big disease: 22 years since fatal outbreak
    Twenty-two years ago this month, residents of Milwaukee started falling ill with nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
    WSU Insider
  • WSU Shield
    02.04.2015
    Fear the measles virus – not the vaccine
    The virus that took hold at the resort shortly before Christmas has journeyed beyond the “happiest place on earth” to sicken people in 14 states, including Washington, Oregon, Utah and Arizona.
    WSU Insider
  • WSU Shield
    01.29.2015
    Carnivores Spread Distemper to Lions
    New research shows that dogs are no longer the primary source of a disease that has infected and killed lions in Tanzania.
    Voice of America
  • WSU Shield
    01.28.2015
    Dog disease in lions spread by multiple species
    Canine distemper, a viral disease that’s been infecting the famed lions of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, appears to be spread by multiple animal species.
    WSU Insider