ABC News – Dog Infects Humans With Plague for First Time in US
A plague-infected dog spread the dangerous disease to four Colorado residents, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health officials told ABC News that this the first report of a dog infecting a human with the plague in the U.S.

The Associated Press – Losses from bird flu to top 20M with new cases in Iowa, including 5.5M at egg-laying farm
Agriculture officials say five more farms likely have been affected by the deadly H5N2 bird flu virus, including an egg-laying operation with 5.5 million chickens.
Thursday’s announcement means Midwest losses will top 20 million turkeys and chickens.

Kaiser Health News – Making Information Power: Psychiatrists Unveil A New Resource For Patients
As mental health professionals, policy makers and advocates focus on taking steps to mend the fragmented mental health care system, the role of patients and their friends and families is sometimes overlooked.
That’s why the American Psychiatric Association is releasing a first-of-its-kind book to decode in plain English the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – a guide for mental health providers that is also used to determine insurance coverage. The resource, Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide To DSM-5, includes in-depth explanations of risk factors, symptoms and symptom management, treatment options and success stories.

The New York Times – Indiana Governor to Approve Needle Exchanges to Fight H.I.V.
Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana has said he will sign a bill allowing cities and counties to create needle exchange programs if they are experiencing an outbreak of H.I.V. or hepatitis C because of intravenous drug use.
The bill requires the state health commissioner to approve each such program by declaring a public health emergency that must be renewed after a year.