Ukrainians Face New Hurdle at U.S. Border: No Dogs

Federal health guidelines limit the entry of pets from countries like Ukraine with a high incidence of rabies. For some refugees, the rule has been devastating.

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Capitol Fox’s Three Kits Euthanized After Rabies Exposure

The saga of the wild red fox — celebrated as a mascot, then hunted as an aggressive attacker, then killed and found to be rabid — grew darker after her kits were euthanized as well.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #foxes, #rabies, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

Wild Fox on Capitol Hill Is Euthanized After Attacks

The tale of a wild fox on Capitol Hill had captivated those who live and work there. Then a congressman and several others were bitten, the fox was captured and she turned out to be rabid.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #foxes, #rabies, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

Fox Captured on Capitol Grounds After Reports of Attacks

Animal control officers descended on Capitol Hill after reports of lawmakers, staff members and reporters being attacked by a wild fox believed to have been nesting on the Capitol grounds.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #foxes, #house-of-representatives, #rabies, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

Questions Remain After Highway Crash Involving Monkeys

A Pennsylvania woman who had contact with them says she has signs of illness, but no one else has reported symptoms. And the airline that shipped them is getting out of the business.

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Vaccine Hesitancy Comes for Pet Parents

Some pet owners have extended vaccine worries to their furry pals. When is it appropriate to skip a dog or cat’s shot, and when is it absolutely crucial?

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #cats, #content-type-service, #dogs, #pets, #rabies, #vaccination-and-immunization, #veterinary-medicine

Five People in the U.S. Died From Rabies in 2021, the Highest Number in a Decade

Three of the deaths involved direct contact with bats, the C.D.C. said.

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C.D.C. Eases Up on Dog Travel Ban

The agency will now allow some pets to be brought back into the United States from 113 countries considered as high risk for rabies.

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Flying With Your Pet? It Just Got a Lot More Difficult.

A recent C.D.C. rabies rule, pricey pet ‘tickets’ and limits on animals in airline cabins are making traveling with a pet more complicated.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #dogs, #pets, #rabies, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

Hank Paulson: The World’s Biodiversity Is in Peril

The growing damage to the world’s biodiversity presents dire risks to human societies.

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U.S. to Ban Dogs From Over 100 Countries Amid Concern Over Spread of Rabies

The countries targeted by the ban, which will take effect on July 14, include the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Cuba, China, Russia and Ukraine.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #china, #colombia, #cuba, #dogs, #dominican-republic, #india, #philippines, #rabies, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

A Bobcat Attacks, and a Husband Swings Into Action

Kristi Wade credits her husband, Happy Wade, with saving her life when a rabid bobcat attacked her in their North Carolina driveway.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #burgaw-n-c, #cats, #north-carolina, #rabies

Bats and the Coronavirus

They probably spread the virus that’s killing humans. We almost certainly spread the fungus that’s killing them.

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What’s Mightier Than the Coronavirus? A Freshly Killed Chicken

How Hong Kong’s food culture has adapted to epidemic after epidemic, fending off disease while saving its favorite dishes, and its soul.

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Bat Got Into Your House? Here’s What to Do

“Bats are like people: They panic and can’t calm down,” a researcher said. Here’s how you can help safely evict your unexpected visitor.

#bat-conservation-international, #bats, #content-type-service, #rabies, #tuttle-merlin, #united-states

Treating Mild Coronavirus Cases Could Help Save Everyone

Acting before or very soon after an infection is the best way to handle most acute viral diseases. Why aren’t we focusing on that with Covid-19?

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