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First Physician in History to Serve on American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) Board - Tuesday, May 02, 2017

First Physician in History to Serve on American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) Board

May 1, 2017 -- The American Veterinary Epidemiology Society’s (AVES) President and Executive Director, Dr. Craig N. Carter formerly announced today that Dr. Laura H. Kahn accepted an appointment serving on the AVES board of directors.  Dr. Kahn will be the first physician in the history of AVES to serve on the board.  Kahn received the AVES’ highest honor, the prestigious “Gold Headed Cane” award at the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) annual meeting/convention in San Antonio, Texas (USA) on August 8, 2016  She is a co-founder of the One Health Initiative team (2006-7) and website (October 2008)  

Dr. Carter also announced the inclusion on the AVES Executive Board of the prominent and extraordinary veterinarian, Dr. W. Ron DeHaven, a retired CEO and Executive Vice President of the AVMA.  DeHaven retired from his position with AVMA in 2016.  Prior to that he spent more than two decades with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, most recently as the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) administrator and chief veterinary officer for the United States.  DeHaven was also a recipient of the AVES Gold Headed Cane Award on August 8, 2016.

With the additions of Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP and W. Ron DeHaven, DVM, MBA, the AVES board is now comprised of President Craig N. Carter, DVM, PhD, Immediate Past President, Charles O. Thoen, DVM, PhD, Past President, Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, Saul T. Wilson, DVM, MPH, Bruce Kaplan, DVM, and William Stokes, DVM 

About these recent appointments, Dr. Carter said, “we  are extremely proud to announce that these two new Board members were appointed during our last meeting on April 18, 2017.  Dr. Ron DeHaven’s many years of creative and strong governmental and AVMA leadership experience will be extremely valuable in furthering the goals and mission of the AVES.”  Carter noted that, “physician Dr. Laura Kahn, is a co-founding member of the One Health Initiative and has recently released a book entitled One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance published by the Johns Hopkins University Press which explores the realities of how antimicrobial resistance poses a major risk to both human and animal health”.  Carter said, “Kahn’s devotion to the One Health philosophy makes her a perfect fit to serve on the AVES Board of Directors.  Both DeHaven and Kahn will significantly help in our goals of improving animal health, human health, epidemiology and One Health.”

World Health Organization (WHO) - One Health - April 2017 - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

World Health Organization (WHO) - See full notice:

“One Health

April 2017

What is 'One Health'?

'One Health' is an approach to designing and implementing programmes, policies, legislation and research in which multiple sectors communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes.

The areas of work in which a One Health approach is particularly relevant include food safety, the control of zoonoses (diseases that can spread between animals and humans, such as flu, rabies and Rift Valley Fever), and combatting antibiotic resistance (when bacteria change after being exposed to antibiotics and become more difficult to treat).

Why do we need a One Health approach?

Many of the same microbes infect animals and humans, as they share the eco-systems they live in. Efforts by just one sector cannot prevent or eliminate the problem. For instance, rabies in humans is effectively prevented only by targeting the animal source of the virus (for example, by vaccinating dogs).

The composition of seasonal flu vaccines for humans is informed by which flu strains are circulating in animals. Drug-resistant microbes can be transmitted between animals and humans through direct contact between animals and humans or through contaminated food, so to effectively contain it, a well-coordinated approach in humans and in animals is required.

Who makes the One Health approach work?

Many professionals with a range of expertise who are active in different sectors, such as public health, animal health, plant health and the environment, should join forces to support One Health approaches.

To effectively detect, respond to, and prevent outbreaks of zoonoses and food safety problems, epidemiological data and laboratory information should be shared across sectors. Government officials, researchers and workers across sectors at the local, national, regional and global levels should implement joint responses to health threats.

WHO works closely with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to promote multi-sectoral responses to food safety hazards, risks from zoonoses, and other public health threats at the human-animal-ecosystem interface and provide guidance on how to reduce these risks.

New model needed for public health response, former CDC director says - April 22, 2017 - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Homeland Preparedness NewsNew model needed for public health response, former CDC director says”

Friday, April 21, 2017 by Debra Flax



New model needed for public health response, former CDC director says

Homeland Preparedness News

New model needed for public health response, former CDC director says ... and adoption of a one-health approach to human and animal disease.

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“... Referencing “Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs” — a book written by *Michael Osterholm, director for the Center for Infectious Disease and Policy at the University of Minnesota, and Mark Olshaker – Gerberding discussed an example of a recommended crisis agenda that would comprehensively cover aspects of long-term crisis management. Included in the agenda were tasks, such as development of a “Manhattan Project” for the flu vaccine, establishment of an international organization to address antimicrobial resistance, launch of the Global Alliance for Control of Aedes-transmitted diseases, anticipation of climate-change effects, and adoption of a one-health approach to human and animal disease. ... “


One Health Supporter Endorsements – One Health Initiative website
Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, Director U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia

June 26, 2007 - U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

"This is fantastic news [RE: June 25, 2007 adopted AMA One Health resolution]. I am sure I speak for all of CDC in voicing my complete enthusiasm and support for the "One Health" movement.  I appreciate the leadership that AMA and AVMA are providing in creating this powerful network of health protection.  And you can quote me anytime/anywhere it is helpful."

*Dr. Osterholm is a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board




Greg Gray

Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA, Professor, Medicine, Environmental Health and Global Health

Professor, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Infectious Diseases & Duke Global Health Institute, Durham, North Carolina (USA) and Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. Formerly, Director, One Health Center of Excellence for Research & Training, Professor Department of Environmental and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions, and Infectious Diseases and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida (USA).

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Dr. Gregory C. Gray, a physician, is a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Advisory Board and a Professor at Duke University with 3 affiliations: the Division of Infectious Diseases in Duke University's School of Medicine, Duke Global Health Institute, and Duke Nicholas School of the Environment. He also serves part-time as a Professor in the Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore and as a Professor of Global Health at Duke Kunshan University in China.


Dr. Gray has visiting professorship positions in six other academic institutions in China, Romania, Australia, and the USA. His medical boards are in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Gray has conducted diverse epidemiological studies of infectious diseases for 25 years in 5 continents. Much of his work has involved identifying risk factors for occupational diseases, particularly for infectious diseases. He has studied numerous occupational groups including farmers, animal breeders, veterinarians, military personnel, turkey workers, poultry workers, horse workers, hunters, and pig workers.


A strong supporter and champion of the One Health approach, Gray has won multiple One Health research and training grants, established two centers of One Health (USA & Romania) and developed 4 graduate programs in One Health (PhD [the first known internationally], MHS, Certificate and Program) when he directed the One Health program at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (USA); while there he helped support and champion the exceptional One Health Newsletter He has mentored more than 50 graduate students, postdocs, and international scholars in research and often guides their work to peer-reviewed publication. 


He has served on numerous national expert advisory committees including those associated with the US Armed Forces Epidemiological Board, the Infectious Disease Society of America, and the Institute of Medicine. He has authored more than 260 scientific reports and book chapters in the peer-reviewed medical literature. Currently, he serves on the Editorial Board for the journals Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses and Tropical Diseases,Travel Medicine and Vaccines.


Gray was recently recognized in an April 10, 2017 One Health Initiative website NEWS item entitled PHYSICIANS in the One Health Vanguard!

PHYSICIANS in the One Health Vanguard! - Monday, April 10, 2017

A One Health viewpoint...

PHYSICIANS in the One Health Vanguard!

The international One Health movement (formerly called One Medicine) cannot flourish without medical doctors (i.e. physicians).  In reality, their leaders fostered it collaboration(s) with veterinary medical doctors (i.e. veterinarians) and other prominent health scientist-research professionals.

Notable 19th and early 20th century One Health physicians include:


Sir William Osler (1849-1919), “Father of Modern Medicine”, one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Among several early associations with veterinary medicine and veterinarians, in 1873, Osler, who had recently received his medical degree from McGill University, left Canada to study with physician Dr. Rudolf Virchow [1821-1902] in Berlin. Virchow impressed upon the young Osler the importance of the autopsy and scientific inquiry in the practice of medicine. Osler returned to Canada in 1874, where he established veterinary pathology as an academic discipline in a North American school of veterinary medicine.

Sir John McFadyean (1853-1941), “Founder Modern Veterinary Research”, a remarkable veterinarian and physician, founded the Journal of Comparative Pathology & Therapeutics, built bridges across human and veterinary medical fields in infectious diseases and comparative medicine.  In addition to his degree in veterinary medicine, McFadyean sought to learn the newest and best in science, which led him to enroll at the Faculties of Medicine and Science of Edinburgh University where he earned his human medical degree. Notable for challenging the celebrated German physician and pioneering microbiologist known as the founder of modern bacteriology who gave the first description of the tubercle bacillus in 1882 and surprisingly had stated that no precautions were needed to be taken against milk or flesh from cattle afflicted with tuberculosis because bovine TB differed from the infection found in humans.  McFadyean was subsequently proven right.

Theobald Smith, MD (1859-1934), widely considered to be America's first internationally significant medical research scientist, worked under Dr. Daniel E. Salmon, a veterinarian and Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry.  Smith also discovered the bacterial species which would eventually form the genus Salmonella.  With veterinarian Dr. Frederick L. Kilbourne, Smith discovered that the parasite causing cattle fever, Babesia bigemina, was spread by ticks. This was the first demonstration that a biting arthropod could spread disease, and set the stage for physician Walter Reed and his colleagues to prove a few years later that mosquitoes transmit yellow fever.

FYI, a partial list of modern day 20th and 21st century visionary “One Health physician” champions and leaders:


Larry R. Anderson, DVM, MD - Sumner County Family Care Center, PA, Wellington, Kansas (USA)

Steven W. Atwood, VMD, MRCVS, MD, MPH – Animal Health Care Associates, West Tisbury, MA (USA)


Stephen F. Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD, Research Professor, Dept. of Surgery, Director of Tissue Engineering, McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (USA)


B. Sonny Bal, MD, JD, MBA - Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine (USA)

Stephen A. Berger, MD, Director of Geographic Medicine, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Donald S. Burke, MD - Dean, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh (USA)


Dave Cundiff, MD, MPH, Public Health and general Preventive Medicine physician, Olympia, WA (USA)


David Curiel, MD, PhD,  Director of the Cancer Biology Division of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (USA)

*Ronald M. Davis, MD, former President, American Medical Association, Detroit, Michigan (USA)

Virginia M. Dato, MD, MPH - Public Health physician, former Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) and immediate Past President, American Association of Public Health Physicians

David N. Fisman, MD, MPH – Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto and Department of Medicine, North York General Hospital (Canada).

Kathleen F. Gensheimer, MD, MPH - Chief Medical Officer - Outbreak Director, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Washington, D.C. (USA)

Greg Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA - Professor, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Infectious Diseases & Duke Global Health Institute, Durham, North Carolina (USA) and Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. Formerly, Director, One Health Center of Excellence for Research & Training, Professor Department of Environmental and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions, and Infectious Diseases and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida (USA).

John C. Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAO - Editor, Missouri Medicine: The Journal of the Missouri Medical Association and an ophthalmologist, Kansas City, MO (USA)

*D.A. Henderson, MD, MPH - Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine; Resident Scholar at the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; former Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health from 1977 to 1990; Directed WHO global smallpox eradication program 1966-1977 (USA)

David L. Heymann, MD – Editor, Control of Communicable Diseases Manual and Director, U.K. Health Protection Agency (United Kingdom)

James M. Hughes, MD - Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Emory University (USA)

Josef D. Jarhult, MD, PhD, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden


Karl M. Johnson, MD, Past Director, Middle America Research Unit, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH, Founding Chief, Special Pathogens Branch, CDC (retired), Placitas, NM  87043 (USA)


Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP - Research Scholar Program on Science and Global Security, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (USA): Co-Founder, One Health Initiative team & website 


Gerald Keusch, MD  member U.S. One Health Commission Advisory Council, Professor of Medicine and International Health, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Special Assistant for Global Health to the President, and Senior Advisor to the Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University (USA)


Dan Lucey, MD, MPH, Georgetown University Medical Center and Senior Scholar with the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Washington, DC (USA)


Lawrence C. Madoff, MD - Editor, ProMED-mail, Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and an infectious disease public health physician (USA).

Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD, MACP, FAAP, Association of American Medical Colleges, Professor Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC (USA)

Thomas P. Monath, MD - Chief Scientific & Chief Operating Officer, BioProtection Systems/NewLink Genetics Corp., Devens MA 01434 (USA): Co-Founder, One Health Initiative team & website 


Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (USA)


Björn Olsen, MD - Professor, Senior Physician Infectious Diseases Uppsala University and University Hospital (Sweden)

Albert J. Osbahr, III, MD, Past Chair, U.S. One Health Commission Board, medical director of occupational health services at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, North Carolina (USA)

Peter M. Rabinowitz, MD, MPH – Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Director of Human Animal Medicine Project (USA)

Richard Riegelman, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor and Founding Dean of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, Washington, DC. (USA)

Kevin M. Sherin, MD, MPH, FACPM, FAAFP - Health Officer and Director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, Orlando, Florida (USA)


*Myron “Mike” G. Schultz, DVM, MD, DCMT, FACP, former Senior Medical Officer, Global Disease Detection Operations Center, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA 30333 (USA)


Gary Simpson, PhD, MD, MSc, MPH – College Master-Paul L. Foster School of Medicine - Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Professor of Infectious Diseases in Medical Education (USA)

Annette L. Sobel, MD, MS, Executive for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Health Security Initiatives, Texas Tech, University Health Sciences Center and Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (USA)


Cecil B. Wilson, MD, MACP – Practicing internist from Winter Park, Florida (USA), past president of the American Medical Association and past president of the World Medical Association.


Others are listed among the One Health Initiative Supporters and

ALL PHYSICIANS ARE ENCOURAGED AND URGED TO ACTIVELY JOIN-PARTICIPATE!  Please help us educate/engage your physician colleagues and friends... One Health implementation will help protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come.


Bruce Kaplan, DVM

Contents Manager/Editor One Health Initiative Website

Co-Founder One Health Initiative team [Apr2006-Mar2007]/website [Oct2008]


One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team:

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪

Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH  

8th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference - Friday, April 07, 2017

2017 CUGH Conference


April 7-9, 2017:  8th Annual CUGH Conference


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The first edition of the global One Health Day, held on 3 November 2016, generated over 150 events in over 35 countries engaging approximately 17,000 participants. Officially launched in April 2016 by three leading international One Health groups, the One Health Commission, the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team, and the One Health Platform Foundation, this initiative has grown into an annual, sustainable platform for One Health supporters around the world.

Today, the three leading global partners launch promotion of the 2017 annual One Health Day campaign, calling upon individuals and groups from around the world to implement One Health educational projects and awareness events under the auspices of One Health Day. Regional One Health Day Spokespersons in Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas will continue to liaise with project teams in their respective regions, while a network of One Health Day Country Ambassadors works within their countries to encourage creation of inspiring events. Anyone, from academia to government to corporate to private individuals can plan and implement a One Health Day Event. The events do not have to fall right on November 3. All events should be registered on the webpage to be promoted on the One Health Day website and represented on the global One Health Day Events map.  Student groups from all disciplines can compete for cash prizes and global recognition. Participating teams can have the One Health Day logo translated into a language of their choice. All promotional materials are freely downloadable from the One Health Day website.

The One Health Day organizing team was very pleased to have received numerous outstanding entries for the three 2016 Student Event Competition awards. Competing groups had to meet a set of criteria and were required to submit a post-event summary. The International Evaluation Committee was impressed with the work of the One Health Day Student teams, and the decision process has hence been challenging. Based on an objective assessment by these internationally recognized One Health leaders, three teams will each be awarded a $5,000 prize. The winning 2016 One Health Day Student Event teams are: University of California at Davis, Washington University at St Louis, Missouri and George Washington University in Washington D.C. Two additional $500 One Health Day Planning Team Special Recognition Awards will go to the teams from Makerere University, Uganda, and the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Student Event awards in 2017 will go to the top event in each of four global regions so students are encouraged to begin planning.

Additional information is available online at


About One Health Day

One Health Day answers the urgent need for a One Health trans-disciplinary approach towards solving today’s critical global health challenges. It is a timely initiative that gives scientists and advocates a powerful voice for moving beyond current provincial approaches to emerging zoonotic infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, climate change, environmental pollution, food safety, comparative/ translational medicine and many other problems, to a holistic default way of doing business.

About One Health

One Health is a movement to forge co-equal, all-inclusive collaborations, in both research and applied sciences, between human and animal health arenas, chemical, engineering and social scientists, dentists, nurses, agriculturalists and food producers, wildlife and environmental health specialists and many other related disciplines, assembled under the One Health umbrella. As early as 2010 the World Bank recognized and published documentary evidence supporting benefits of a One Health approach in disease prevention, public health and global security. Today, the One Health approach is being increasingly accepted by numerous major international organizations such as the World Medical Association (WMA), the World Veterinary Association (WVA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Many other supporting organizations can be found at

Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs - An important new book publication... - Friday, March 31, 2017

Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

by Michael T. Osterholm (Author), Mark Olshaker (Author)


An important new book publication...

“...we highlight One Health in the book as a critical element of our necessary public health priorities. In fact, I make the incorporation of a One Health approach as a point in our crisis agenda. Hopefully we can continue to advance this very important priority.”

    --March 21, 2017: Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH--


Also please see the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), the University of Minnesota School of Public Health reviews of the book:


Note: Dr. Osterholm is a member of the One Health Initiative Team’s Advisory Board

One Health concept influences other important health/safety endeavors..Occupational Health and Safety in Aquaculture: Insights on Brazilian Public Policies - Saturday, March 25, 2017

One Health concept influences other important health/safety endeavors...

Occupational Health and Safety in Aquaculture: Insights on Brazilian Public Policies


Pedro Keller de Oliveira, Richard Souto Cavalli, Hiran Castagnino Kunert Filho, Daiane Carvalho, Nadine Benedetti, Marco Aurélio Rotta, Augusto Sávio Peixoto Ramos, Kelly Cristina Tagliari de Brito, Benito Guimarães de Brito, Andréa Ferretto da Rocha, Marcia Regina Stech, and Lissandra Souto Cavalli Journal of Agromedicine Vol. 22 , Iss. 2,2017


Aquaculture has many occupational hazards, including those that are physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic, and mechanical. The risks in aquaculture are inherent, as this activity requires particular practices. The objective of the present study was to show the risks associated with the aquaculture sector and present a critical overview on the Brazilian public policies concerning aquaculture occupational health. Methods include online research involved web searches and electronic databases including Pubmed, Google Scholar, Scielo and government databases. We conducted a careful revision of Brazilian labor laws related to occupational health and safety, rural workers, and aquaculture. The results and conclusion support the idea that aquaculture requires specific and well-established industry programs and policies, especially in developing countries. Aquaculture still lacks scientific research, strategies, laws, and public policies to boost the sector with regard to occupational health and safety. The establishment of a safe workplace in aquaculture in developing countries remains a challenge for all involved in employer-employee relationships.

“...The One Health concept (, when applied to aquaculture, includes aspects of human, animal, and environmental health, such as disease prevention (animal and human), food safety and nutrition, fish escapes, and environmental pollution.36 Gomaz JG, Fry JP, Erazo M, Love DC. Public health perspectives on aquaculture. Curr Environ Health Rep. 2014;1:227–238.[CrossRef], [PubMed][Google Scholar] The proposal to apply the One Health concept in aquaculture36 Gomaz JG, Fry JP, Erazo M, Love DC. Public health perspectives on aquaculture. Curr Environ Health Rep. 2014;1:227–238.[CrossRef], [PubMed][Google Scholar] is appropriate from an occupational health perspective because human health is closely linked to environmental and animal health. Under the One-Health umbrella (Figure 1), occupational health in aquaculture must join multidisciplinary efforts to promote health and safety by adopting and implementing specific practices and policies. The promotion of health among workers includes the adoption of good manufacturing practices, good hygiene practices, and a hazard analysis and critical control point program. The production process must have effective hygiene and sanitation programs.37 Huss HH, Reilly A, Embarek PKB. Prevention and control of hazards in seafood. Food Control. 2000;11:149–156.[CrossRef], [Web of Science ®][Google Scholar] The above three programs and practices are frameworks that guide the identification and assessment of hazards and risks of the aquaculture sector.38 Reilly A, Käferstein F. Food safety hazards and the application of the principles of the hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) system for their control in aquaculture production. Aquacult Res. 1997;28:735–752.[CrossRef], [Web of Science ®], [CSA][Google Scholar] Other requirements that should be a priority are occupational risk maps, continuing education and training, and aquaculture waste management, all of which are actions that promote health among workers. Specific polices and health surveillance,39 Cavalli LS, Brito KCT, Brito BG. One health, one aquaculture: aquaculture under One Health umbrella. J Mar Biol Aquacult. 2015;1:1–2.[CrossRef][Google Scholar] work and academic partnerships, scientific studies, laboratory networks,40 Rubin C, Myers T, Stokes W, Dunham B, Harris S, Lautner B, Annelli J. Review of Institute of Medicine and National Research Council recommendations for One Health initiative. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013;19:91–95.[CrossRef], [Web of Science ®][Google Scholar] and guidelines and standards with protocols for emergencies are all necessary. To provide global knowledge regarding occupational accidents, we propose a universal online platform that is frequently updated (i.e., a world occupational aquaculture injuries database) and easily available to report injuries from aquaculture activities.

Figure 1. Occupational aquaculture under the One Health umbrella. The occupational perspective involves human, animal and environmental health, as well as risk assessments and measures for maintaining a safe workplace. PPE, personal protective equipment; GMP, good manufacturing practice; GHP, good hygiene practice; HACCP, hazard analysis and critical control point. (Image based on One Health umbrella from One Health initiative,

Especially in developing countries, a joint effort is necessary to improve and promote safe practices in the daily lives of workers. Regulatory agencies, government, scientists, employers, and workers should work together to control, monitor, and reduce the risks of injuries and fatal accidents on aquaculture farms. Perhaps the most innovative and challenging issue in One Health in relation to aquaculture is to promote a safe workplace. ...”

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Dra. Lissandra Souto Cavalli

Pesquisadora IV

Saúde e Biossegurança/Inovação Tecnológica

Departamento de Diagnóstico e Pesquisa Agropecuária - DDPA

Secretaria de Agricultura, Pecuária e Irrigação do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul - Seapi

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One Health Lecture: Physicians, Farmers, and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance (recording) - March 21, 2017 - Iowa State University (USA) - Thursday, March 23, 2017

“Excellent presentation and exciting day for all of us.”

      *Claire B. Andreasen, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP—

Please listen to recorded session now available:

One Health Lecture: Physicians, Farmers, and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
5:30 pm  2226 Vet Med

Click link to recorded session

Dr. Laura Kahn

Presented by **Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP
Princeton University

Dr. Kahn holds a B.S. degree in nursing from UCLA, an M.D. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, an MPH from Columbia University, and a Master of Public Policy from Princeton University.  She is a research scholar with the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University. Dr. Kahn is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and is a recipient of the New Jersey Chapter’s Laureate Award.  At the 2016 AVMA meeting, Dr. Kahn was awarded the Karl F. Meyer–James H. Steele Gold Headed Cane Award for her lifetime contributions to public health and One Health. She currently teaches, “Hogs, Bats, and Ebola: An Introduction to One Health Policy” to Princeton University freshmen. Her most recent book, One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance, was published in June 2016 by Johns Hopkins University Press.

The One Health Lecture Series was established in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in honor of Dr. Roger Mahr, DVM Class of 1971 [see]

Note: *Dr. Andreasen is Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology and Director of the One Health program at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University in Ames, IA (USA).

**Dr. Kahn is a co-founding member of the One Health Initiative team [April 2006] and One Health Initiative website [October 2008].

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