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What's all the buzz about? Stay up-to-date with the latest NWHC and USGS News items below.

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Date published: April 8, 2014

Sea Otters Can Get the Flu, Too

Northern sea otters living off the coast of Washington state were infected with the same H1N1 flu virus that caused the world-wide pandemic in 2009, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. 

Date published: March 19, 2014

North Atlantic May Be a New Route for Spread of Avian Flu to North America

The North Atlantic region is a newly discovered important pathway for avian influenza to move between Europe and North America, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report published today.

Date published: March 12, 2014

Parasite in Live Asian Swamp Eels May Cause Human Illness

Raw or undercooked Asian swamp eels could transmit a parasitic infection called gnathostomiasis to consumers.

Date published: September 2, 2013

Honolulu Field Station Newsletter 3: September 2013

Updates from the NWHC Honolulu Field Station in September 2013.

Date published: August 28, 2013

Deadly Diseases Could Strike Bighorn Sheep

Declining bighorn sheep populations may be vulnerable to some of the fatal diseases, including chronic wasting disease (CWD), that are found in their western U.S. habitats, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.

Date published: November 19, 2012

White-Nose Syndrome Bat Recovery May Present Challenges Similar to Those in Some Recovering AIDS Patients

Bats recovering from white-nose syndrome show evidence of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS), according to a hypothesis proposed by the U.S. Geological Survey and collaborators at National Institutes of Health. This condition was first described in HIV-AIDS patients and, if proven in bats surviving WNS, would be the first natural occurrence of IRIS ever observed.

Date published: October 22, 2012

Science Working to Combat Deadly White Nose Syndrome in Bats

New findings on white-nose syndrome are bringing scientists closer to slowing the spread of this deadly bat disease, according to recent and ongoing studies by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: October 6, 2012

Honolulu Field Station Newsletter 2: October 2012

Updates from the NWHC Honolulu Field Station in October 2012.

Date published: May 11, 2012

USGS Continues Research on White-Nose Syndrome

National Wildlife Health Center Collaborates with EcoHealth Alliance

Date published: May 2, 2012

Honolulu Field Station Newsletter 1: May 2012

Updates from the NWHC Honolulu Field Station in May 2012.

Date published: April 30, 2012

For the Birds: AMBLE Along Lake Michigan

AMBLE along the lake this summer and fall and join a local community that cares about lakeshore conditions and bird health. 

Date published: February 27, 2012

Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Transmitted During Summer in California Wetlands

Waterfowl in California can spread low pathogenic avian influenza viruses during summertime when wetland temperatures are warm and waterfowl densities are low, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study.