Infection prevention and control
Social distancing as well as proper cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation measures can help prevent and control COVID-19 infection.
AAHA issues guidelines on infection control
Hospital-acquired infections are an ongoing battle for health care facilities in both human and veterinary medicine.
Speaker: Animal hospitals must practice infection control
Dr. Pantaleon presented three sessions on biosecurity—and infection control—during a daylong track at the annual meeting of the
Survey to assess infection control practices and zoonotic diseases
An outbreak of monkeypox demonstrated the need for veterinarians to be protected from the inherent risk that zoonotic diseases pose
Marine mammals succumbing to dual-parasite infections
A National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases study identified a link between severe illness and co-infection with Sarcocystis
California cow had lone known BSE infection
Federal agriculture authorities found no threat to human health from a California cow discovered in April to have been infected
Zoonoses control: hurdles, headaches, and solutions
The opportunity for disease to pass from animal to human occurs daily around the globe in everyday activities.
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the global control of canine rabies
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the global control of canine rabies.
Drug-resistant bacteria hurt more people than previously reported
Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria sicken more people than previously reported, although improved infection controls are reducing deaths, according to a…
Improving human health protection
Veterinarians will soon have more concrete infection control guidelines, thanks to the joint efforts of many individuals
Cats spreading fungal disease to people in Brazil
Cats are spreading a nasty fungal infection to people in Brazil.
BSE found in dairy cow
A dairy cow in California was found to be infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
Though COVID-19 cases rare in pets, testing is available
Veterinarians can test for the COVID-19 virus in animals, but whether and when they should still remain issues. At press time in late April, only a…
CDC reminder: Bats are the leading rabies vector in the US
Bats are responsible for roughly seven in 10 rabies deaths among people who are infected with the rabies virus in the United States.
No evidence pets can become ill with COVID-19 virus as it surges in US
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials see no evidence that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in people sickens pets or can spread to…
Congressmen call for public health coordination amid coronavirus outbreak
As coronavirus infections spread, veterinarians in Congress stress that the outbreak shows the need for coordinated health planning among federal…
Outbreak of Seoul virus in humans linked to pet rats
An outbreak of Seoul virus linked to pet rats had infected at least 13 people as of Feb. 15.
CDC on the offensive to stamp out rodent virus
Three deaths linked to a rodent borne virus have the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention working to raise awareness about the zoonotic
U.S. given improved BSE risk rating
The U.S. has a negligible risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy infection, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health
Chicks, Ducklings and Salmonella
Proper hygiene and sanitation are critical to preventing Salmonella infection associated with handling chicks, ducklings and other poultry.
Human-to-animal COVID-19 spread not common
Positive test results for the COVID-19 virus in a small number of animals have drawn a large amount of attention. Still, current evidence indicates…
USAHA wants more work on federal programs, rules
USAHA asks federal authorities to invest more to guard against livestock diseases and let veterinarians transport and use controlled
CDC reorganization creating emerging and zoonotic disease center
A new division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to improve resource allocation, scientific
The AVMA supports the sustained commitment of all responsible state and federal agencies to continue appropriate and timely actions to control and
Research delayed, rodent populations reduced during pandemic
Universities delayed new studies this spring to reduce contact among people, including researchers and animal caregivers. Those delays often involved…