Veterinary Newsletter


Summer 2009
  • Toxic Algae in Pierce County Lakes
  • Rabies Treatment Recommended for 14 People
  • West Nile Virus is Here in Washington State
  • Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Pierce County
  • ACIP Votes to Recommend Reduced Rabies Vaccination Series
  • World Rabies Day
  • Pasteur's Anti-Rabies Treatment
  • Plague fatal - New Mexico
  • Rabies, Animal - Kansas
  • Rabid Kitten on Cranbrook Campus, Michigan
  • Arizona Reports HantaVirus Death
  • HantaVirus Infection in New Mexico
  • Plague, Tularemia, Prairie Dogs - South Dakota

Spring 2009
  • Is the Economy Affecting the Zoonotic Disease Program?
  • Animal Bites and Potential Rabies Exposures in Washington State
  • Puyallup Spring Fair Gears Up to Prevent Deadly Cattle Disease
  • 2009 Plans for West Nile Virus in Pierce County
  • Rabies Vaccine Suppy - Current Situation
  • Researcher Healthy 21 Days After Ebola Accident
  • Don't Let Rabies Spoil Your Spring Vacation
  • Avian in Raccoons in Japan
  • Rabid Fox in North Carolina
  • Pierce County Zoonotic Disease Data
Winter 2008
  • Cattle at Puyallup Fair Affected by Malignant Catarrhal Fever
  • Interagency Workgroup Begins Revision on Zoonotic Disease Rules
  • 2008 West Nile Virus Season Update
  • Coyote in Wapato Park
  • Environmental Health Indicators Report and Workshops
  • Hantavirus Death in New Mexico
  • Turtle in Oregon Have Salmonella
  • Rabies in Texas Cat
  • Rabid Fox Attacks Boy in South Carolina
  • Woman Jogger Attacked by Rabid Fox in Arizona
  • Fox Attacks Church Members in South Carolina
  • 160+ Mountain Bikers Made Sick by Sheep Droppings in United Kingdom
  • Students in Montana Start Shots for Rabies
  • Pierce County Zoonotic Disease Data
Summer 2008
  • Rabies Imported Through "Operation Baghdad Pup"
  • Hantavirus Claims Life of Ellensburg Police Officer 
  • West Nile Virus is Here
  • Rabies Vaccine Supply Situation
  • Rabies in Skunks in Colorado
  • Rabies, Canine, Human Exposure in Georgia
  • Pierce County Bat Positive for Rabies
  • Black-Footed Ferrets Struck by Plague
  • Anthrax Kills 25 Bison in Montana
  • Woman in Nevada Gets Tularemia
  • Illness Halts Raw Milk Program
  • Pierce County Zoonotic Disease Data
Spring 2008
  • Polly Doesn't Want Psittacosis
  • West Nile Virus Season is Here
  • Symptoms of West Nile Virus May Persist
  • Feline Enteric Zoonotic Diseases
  • Veterinary Guidelines for Managing Zoonotic Diseases in Cats
  • Rabid Mountain Lion Attacks Boy
  • Human Rabies Death in Santa Barbara County
  • Man Bitten in Attack by Rabid Fox in New York
  • Fatal Hantavirus Case in Taos County, New Mexico
  • PLU Nursing Students Work on Newsletter for School Project
Fall 2007
  • Toxic Blue-Green Algae in Pierce County Lakes
  • Few West Nile Virus Detections This Season
  • Imported Dogs May be a Public Health Concern
  • Bird Feeding Cautions Eased
  • Wildlife Biologist Dies of Plague
  • Man Dies From Rabies in Minnesota
  • Panic Over Suspected Rabies in India
  • Hantavirus Claims Life in South Dakota
  • New Study Sheds New Light on Pig Farms and MRSA Bacteria Transmission
  • Leptospirosis Outbreak Kills 25 After Storm
  • Fatal Fungus Creeps South Into Washington
  • Wolves in Alaska Likely Have Rabies

Summer 2007
  • Four Horses Test Positive for West Nile Virus
  • Hantavirus Case in Franklin County
  • Waterfowl Losses at Wapato Lake Tacoma
  • Vibriosis Outbreak Closes Shellfish Growing Areas
  • Two Bats Test Positive for Rabies in Pierce County
  • Rabid Beaver Attack in Maryland
  • World Rabies Day September 8, 2007
  • Rabies Continues to be a Problem in China
  • Increase in Rabid Animals in Samara, Russia
  • Low Pathogenic H5N1 vs. Highly Pathogenic H5N1
  • Veterinarians May be at Increased Risk of Avian Influenza
  • Pierce County Zoonotic Disease Data

Spring 2007
  • Cryptococcus gattii in the Pacific Northwest
  • 20 People Exposed to Rabid Dog in Virginia
  • Raw Cougar Meat Makes Man Sick
  • Lab Puppy Exposes 50 to Rabies in North Carolina
  • Lewis County Acts to Reduce Spread of Burcella Canis
  • Horse Dies from Rabies at Rhode Island Stable
  • 2007 West Nile Virus Season is Starting
  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Early Detection Data System

Winter 2006
  • African Grey Parrot Dies of Chlamydiophilla psittaci
  • West Nile Virus Arrives in King County
  • 10-Year-Old Dies from Rabies
  • West Nile Virus 2006 Summary for Pierce County
  • Identifying Zoonotic Disease Measures
  • Did you know.....?
  • Pierce County Zoonotic Disease Data
  • Horse Stabled at Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Tested Positive for Rabies
  • Rabies Epidemic in China
  • Rabies Heads Fatal Disease List Again

Summer 2006

  • Poultry at County and State Fairs to be Screened for Bird Flu
  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
  • State Expands Oyster Closure Areas
  • Seeking Committee Members
  • Rabies Testing in Washington State
  • Pierce County Zoonotic Disease Data
  • 2006 Rabies Activity in Pierce County
  • Condor Chick Die of West Nile in Idaho
  • Yakima Horse Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
  • Advisory Group to Offer Guidnace on Cattle Identification Technology

Spring 2006

  • Avian Influenza Surveillance and Response
  • Avian Influenza, Cats;  H5N1 Systemic Infection
  • Embargo of Birds from Specified Countries
  • Hantavirus Infection Kills Airman at Texas Army Base
  • Are You Ready for Another West Nile Virus Season?
  • Giardiasis in Pet Store Puppies
  • Animal Control Agencies in Pierce County
  • Canine Leptospirosis Update
  • Potentially Dangerous Dog Ordinance
  • Pierce County Zoonotic Disease Data

December 2005

  • Avian Influenza....a Public Health Threat?
  • Confirmation of Human Rabies Infection in Mississippi
  • Cities Will Run Animal Control
  • Request for Poultry Raisers to Send in Samples
  • Pierce County Zoonotic Disease Data
  • West Nile Virus Data
  • Death of Farm Worker Attributed to Hantavirus
  • Communicable Disease Epidemiology
  • New Permit May Be Required of Veterinarians
August 2005
  • Plague and Tularemia Serosurvey Results
  • HEALTH Advisory for Veterinarians in Western Washington, August 2005
  • West Nile Virus Found in Snohomish County Horses Brought in From California
  • Unsuspecting Campers Trap Rabid Bat
  • Psitticosis in Pierce and King Counties
  • West Nile Virus & Washington:  A Zoonotic Disease Mystery
  • West Nile Virus Data
  • Pierce County Zoontic Data
  • Toxic Blue-Green Algae Blooms
  • Waterfowl and Trout Losses at Wapato Lake

April 2005

  • Toxic Blue-Green Algae Blooms
  • Bat Tests Positive for Rabies
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Petting Zoo - USA (Florida)
  • Outbreak of Equine Strangles in California
  • Plague and Tularemia Serosurvey Projecet Update - Any Results Yet?
  • Chicks and Ducklings Discouraged as Easter Gifts
  • 2005 West Nile Virus Update
December 2004
  • Two Avian Malaria Cases at Point Defienace Zoo
  • Plague - Tularemia Serosurvey Project
  • Bats Positive For Rabies in Tacoma
  • Eleven Cases of Canine Leptospirosis in Western Washington
  • Degu Alert
  • Wisconsin Girl is First Unvaccinated Patient to Survive Rabies Infection
  • West Nile Virus Update for 2004

September 2004

  • Outbreak of Human Cryptosporidiosis
  • Case of Leptospirosis in a Goat
  • Rabies Preexposure Phrophylaxis
  • Cool Weather Brings Fewer Bat Calls After Long Hot Summer
  • Pierce County Zoonotic Data
  • Washington State Department of Health Rabies Test Statistics
  • Notifiable Conditions and the Veterinarian
  • Anticipating the Arrival of west Nile Virus
  • European-wide Alert About Rabies in France (September 9, 2004)
June 2004
  • Satff Infection with staph - the "newest player" in your game?
  • Is This a Wolf Hybrid???
  • Wings
  • An Intersting Twist to the Almond Recall
  • Puerto Rican Puppies
  • New Employee, Monica Roppo, R.S.
  • Dog Swallows Bat
  • The Tale of the Giant African Snail

March 2004

  • Psitticosis in Pierce County
  • Notifiable Conditions and the Veterinarian
  • What should we do with this prairie dog?
  • Hotlines Every Veterinarian Should Know
  • 2003 Animal Bite Summary
  • 2003 West Nile Virus Field Testing Summary
Fall 2003
  • Simon...The Runaway Pigtail Macaque
  • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Animal Health Care Response
  • Are you, your employees and the equine patients you treat protected against tetanus?
  • Are you psychotic, overdosing, or did you just forget your booster shot?
  • There's a Fungus Amungus!
  • Washington Sate Department of Health Contacts
Summer 2003
  • West Nile Virus Update
  • TPCHD Antibiotic Resistance Project
  • Overview of Dogs and Cats and West Nile Virus
  • Local Vet - Dr. Laurel Wright, DVM, Spanaway Veterinary Clinic
  • Zoo Animal Vaccinations
  • Do You Suspect WNV in an Equine?
  • Monkeypox Update in Washington State