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Human, Animal Health Experts Work Together on This Year’s Flu Prevention

Human, Animal Health Experts Work Together on This Year’s Flu Prevention

It’s the time of year when public health officials prepare for human flu. But this year’s preparations are complicated by the..

December 11, 2015
Petting Zoos Becoming a Thing of the Past at N.C. State Fair

Petting Zoos Becoming a Thing of the Past at N.C. State Fair

Some folks bemoan the disappearance of an opportunity for kids to interact with farm animals. But there may be just too much risk. By Rose..

October 20, 2015
Lyme Disease-Bearing Ticks Creeping Their Way Slowly South

Lyme Disease-Bearing Ticks Creeping Their Way Slowly South

Evidence is mounting that ticks carrying Lyme disease are spreading into North Carolina from Virginia. By Rose Hoban There are few diseases..

September 2, 2015
Top 10 N.C. Health Care Stories of 2013

Top 10 N.C. Health Care Stories of 2013

Health care in North Carolina was often the big story in 2013, from Medicaid to the Affordable Care Act to controversy surrounding North..

December 31, 2013
Bartonella is Everywhere, So Why Don’t We Know More About It?

Bartonella is Everywhere, So Why Don’t We Know More About It?

Bartonella is a bacteria transmitted by fleas, ticks, animals, even spiders, but few people know about it. New methods for diagnosing it..

December 5, 2013
MRSA Infection Found in Communities Near Pig Farms

MRSA Infection Found in Communities Near Pig Farms

Evidence of links between large-scale animal-rearing practices and human health in neighboring communities continues to accumulate. By..

September 25, 2013
There are Thousands of Organisms in Your Bed

There are Thousands of Organisms in Your Bed

… and on your countertops, and your sofa, and on the TV remote, and on your keyboard. And that’s a good thing, apparently. By..

June 6, 2013
What is One Health?

What is One Health?

By Rose Hoban SARS, bird flu, West Nile Virus, HIV and many other emerging diseases all have one thing in common – they had their..

January 9, 2013
New Rules in Place to Reduce Outbreaks at the NC State Fair

New Rules in Place to Reduce Outbreaks at the NC State Fair

People attending the State Fair in Raleigh next month will see some changes in how animal are displayed, after an E. Coli outbreak last..

September 24, 2012
Discovery of Bacteria in Wild Pigs Prompts Alert to Farmers, Hunters

Discovery of Bacteria in Wild Pigs Prompts Alert to Farmers, Hunters

Discovery of Brucella suis in wild pigs means farmers, hunters and commercial pork producers need to keep their guards up. By Rose Hoban Go..

April 23, 2012
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