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Press Releases - Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and World Health Organization (WHO) launch a guide for countries on taking a One Health approach to addressing zoonotic diseases - Monday, March 11, 2019

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Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and World Health Organization (WHO) launch a guide for countries on taking a One Health approach to addressing zoonotic diseases

Zoonotic diseases continue to be a threat to global health, causing millions of deaths and economic losses every year. To support countries to control these diseases, the Tripartite organisations (FAO, OIE and WHO) today launched a guide entitled ‘Taking a Multisectoral, One Health Approach: A Tripartite Guide to Addressing Zoonotic Diseases in Countries’.

Rome/Paris/Geneva, 11 March 2019 - Zoonotic diseases – those diseases that can spread between animals and people – continue to have major impacts on human health. Every year, nearly 60 000 people die from rabies, and other zoonotic diseases such as avian influenza, Ebola or Rift Valley fever constitute additional threats. These diseases do not only affect human health, but also animal health and welfare, causing lowered productivity (milk or egg quality and safety, etc.), or death, and consequently affecting farmers’ livelihoods and countries’ economies.

Diseases know no borders. As global trade and travel expands, zoonotic diseases are increasingly posing concerns worldwide. Every day, new health challenges emerge at the human-animal-environment interface. To face these threats, collaboration, coordination, communication, and concerted action between different sectors are needed, using a multisectoral, One Health approach. However, many countries lack the capacity to implement such collaboration.

To support countries in filling these gaps, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO) today launched a guide entitled ‘Taking a Multisectoral, One Health Approach: A Tripartite Guide to Addressing Zoonotic Diseases in Countries’.

Building multisectoral, One Health bridges to strengthen national capacities

This guide, referred to as the Tripartite Zoonoses Guide (TZG), provides principles, best practices and options to assist countries in achieving sustainable and functional collaboration at the human-animal-environment interface. It is flexible enough to be used for other health threats; for example, food safety and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). By using the TZG and its associated operational tools (which are currently being developed) countries can build or strengthen their national capacities in:

  •  Multisectoral, One Health coordination mechanisms
  •  Strategic planning and emergency preparedness
  •  Surveillance and information sharing
  •  Coordinated investigation and response
  • Joint risk assessment for zoonotic disease threats
  • Risk reduction, risk communication, and community engagement
  • Workforce development


Options for monitoring and evaluating the function and impact of these activities are additionally included to support countries in their efforts to make improvements in their zoonotic disease frameworks, strategies and policies. Moreover, taking the One Health approach presented in the TZG helps countries to make the best use of limited resources and reduces indirect societal losses, such as impacts on livelihoods of small producers, poor nutrition, and restriction of trade and tourism.

By working collaboratively across sectors and disciplines, human and animal lives are saved, livelihoods are secured, and our global health systems are improved in a sustainable way. The Tripartite organizations encourage countries to use the TZG to achieve these goals by taking a One Health approach to address zoonotic diseases.

Access to the TZG

 More information

 Contact

  • OIE: Catherine Bertrand-Ferrandis, Head of Communication Unit, media@oie.int , +33 1 44 15 19 72


DUKE (USA) ONE HEALTH News - January 30, 2019 - Monday, March 04, 2019
DUKE ONE HEALTH News

Leptospirosis Study Update from the Field

January 30, 2019

By Jane Fieldhouse, MSc and Diego Gálan

Leptospirosis study team at Sibu Clinical Research Centre (left-to-right Ms. Jakie Ting, Ms. Kamilah Dahian, Dr. Wendy Lee, Ms. Tiing Tiing Chua, Diego Gálan, Dr. Teck-Hock Toh, and Dr. Gregory Gray)

The Duke One Health team is working with collaborators across several hospitals in Sarawak, a state along the northwest coast of the island of Borneo, to improve early diagnosis of leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease with symptoms similar to those of other tropical infectious diseases such as malaria. Leptospirosis most commonly presents as an acute febrile illness, though severe and potentially fatal manifestations can occur.

The study will enroll patients at Sibu and Kapit Hospitals, where clinicians currently rely on rapid diagnostic tests as their only means of diagnosing leptospirosis. However, physicians in hospitals have become aware of the poor sensitivity and specificity of these tests. In order to obtain a reliable diagnosis, physicians in Sarawak must send patient samples to Kuala Lumpur, where a MAT analysis is performed. However, results from external testing take approximately 2-4 weeks to which often is not useful to individual patients.

Diego Gálan, a third-year medical student at Duke University, is conducting the leptospirosis study with Malaysian collaborators

The study aims to enroll 150 patients with clinical symptoms consistent with leptospirosis infection. Consenting patients will be asked to complete a survey capturing demographic information that will help us better understand the risk factors associated with this infection. Furthermore, blood and urine samples from the enrolled patients will be analyzed using a common rapid diagnostic test, a commercial ELISA assay, and a newer molecular assay. The US and Malaysian investigators will compare the sensitivity and specificity of the different tests and analyze the feasibility of implementing the new diagnostic tests in the hospitals in Sarawak. This project will hopefully improve the diagnostic power of the hospitals in Sarawak resulting in improved patient care. A better understanding of molecular and serologic epidemiology of leptospirosis, as well as understanding of alternative etiologies in acutely febrile patients, is important for determining health protection decisions and better-defining risks for exposure.

 

Support for this work comes from US Navy Medical Research Center – Asia.


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Field Epidemiology Manual - Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) - Sunday, February 24, 2019

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Field Epidemiology Manual - Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)

 

Edited by Sonja A. Rasmussen and Richard A. Goodman

The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual is a definitive guide to investigating acute public health events on the ground and in real time. Assembled and written by experts from the CDC as well as other leading public health agencies, it offers current and field-tested guidance for every stage of an outbreak investigation—from identification to intervention and other core considerations along the way.

SEE: https://www.cdc.gov/eis/field-epi-manual/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1bZ92n2WYmZ5qKOBG-jtLkTzISQoF_ZXRRqaeAo7W-bOtfOfVK-Mf2CJI


U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Q Fever Fact Sheets Available in Six Languages - Thursday, February 21, 2019

 

What's New in One Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases | One Health Office

Q Fever Fact Sheets Available in Six Languages

Did you know that CDC now has Q fever fact sheets available in six languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, French, Vietnamese, and simplified Chinese? The fact sheets provide quick information about Q fever, including who is at risk, signs and symptoms, and how to protect yourself. These fact sheets are available FREE on CDC’s Q fever website.

 

Check out the fact sheets

 

Find updates about One Health, new resources, and more on our website and follow @CDC_NCEZID on Twitter.

Footnote from One Health Initiative team: An additional important available resource text...

The Principles and Practice of Q Fever: The One Health Paradigm (2017)
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Duke One Health researchers: Planes, Trains and Viruses: How Transit Air Might Predict the Next Outbreak - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Planes, Trains and Viruses: How Transit Air Might Predict the Next Outbreak

Duke One Health researchers are using bioaerosol sampling—that is, testing airborne particles—to start chipping away at this question. Their hope is ...

Epidemiologist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox Strongly Endorsed One Medicine/One Health concept - Thursday, February 14, 2019

Epidemiologist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox Strongly Endorsed One Medicine/One Health concept

 

 

 

 


                 

D.A.Henderson, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. Resident Scholar, Center for Biosecurity, U. of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Service Professor. Dean Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Pier IV Building, Suite 210, Baltimore,
Maryland 21202

 

April 22, 2007 Dr. D. A. Henderson, legendary leader of the worldwide smallpox eradication program.

"I thank you for your email and congratulate you and your colleagues in promoting the "One Medicine" concept. It is an initiative that is long overdue but, at the same time, I don't personally identify dramatic solutions that are apt to change the landscape in the short term. I would note that when one has had the good fortune to have enjoyed the tutelage of **Jim Steele during my tenure at CDC and periodically ever since, as a friend, the one medicine concept becomes well engrained. Indeed, when I came to Hopkins as Dean in 1977, I cast about to determine how we might link up with a veterinary school for research and educational purposes. Unfortunately, geography was simply too great a hurdle to overcome.

Bottom line: I would be more than happy to do whatever I could in support of your efforts."

 *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).  The late Dr. Henderson was a physician member of the One Health Initiative Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.

**James H. Steele, DVM, MPH – Professor Emeritus, University of Texas School of Public Health (USA).  The late Dr. Steele http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/NOV2013%20In%20Memoriam.pdf was a veterinarian member of the One Health Initiative Advisory Board.  Dr. Steele was considered by many as the doyen of veterinary medical public health in the 20th and early 21st centuries.


An extraordinary team of health professionals...Faculty Editorial Board, Kansas State University (USA) - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

An extraordinary team of health professionals ...

One Health Newsletter

Faculty Editorial Board – Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan, KS (USA)

Paige Adams, DVM, PhD
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University

Jean Paul Gonzalez, MD, PhD
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University

Ellyn Mulcahy, PhD, MPH
Director
Master of Public Health
Kansas State University


*Helena Chapman, MD, MPH, PhD
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
NASA Applied Sciences Program

*Dr. Chapman is a member of the One Health Initiative Team’s Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php


One Health Newsletter, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2019 - Monday, February 04, 2019

Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506 (USA)
College of Veterinary Medicine

 

One Health Newsletter

One Health Newsletter Volume 11, Issue 1

The One Health Newsletter is a collaborative effort by a diverse group of scientists and health professionals committed to promoting One Health. This newsletter was created to lend support to the One Health Initiative and is dedicated to enhancing the integration of animal, human, and environmental health for the benefit of all by demonstrating One Health in practice.

The theme of this issue is One Health Regulation and Policy. All of the articles below display exciting applications of the One Health concept. This issue of the One Health Newsletter was written by professionals, post doctoral associates, and graduate/veterinary students with the assistance of our faculty editorial board and guest contributors. ...”

Please see http://www.vet.k-state.edu/OneHealth/Vol11-Iss1/index.html


U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - One Health resources - Jan31, 2019 - Thursday, January 31, 2019

What's New in One Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases | One Health Office

 

Download CDC's One Health Resources

Did you know that CDC’s One Health Office has free graphics and other resources available online? You can find downloadable graphics, fact sheets, web buttons, and more on the CDC One Health website. Feel free to use and share these resources to get the word out about using a One Health approach.

 https://www.cdc.gov/onehealth/multimedia.html

See One Health resources Find updates about One Health, diseases spread between humans and animals, new infographics, and much more on our homepage


A One Health Endorsement Message from Ireland: ReproDoc Ltd, Jan 22, 2019 - Thursday, January 24, 2019

A One Health Endorsement Message from Ireland:

     reprodoc

                                                                                                            Cullenagh

                                                                                                            Fermoy

                                                                                                            Co. Cork

                                                                                                            Rep Ireland

                                                                                                            reprodocltd@gmail.com

___________________________________________________________________________

 

To

Bruce Kaplan, DVM

Laura H Kahn, MD,MPH, MPP

Thomas P. Monath, MD

OneHealth Initiative

kkm@onehealthinitiative.com                  

                                                                                                            22/01/2019

 

Dear colleagues,

 

We, the staff at ReproDoc Ltd recognize that human health, animal health, and ecosystem health are linked. We therefore are delighted to endorse your “One Health” initiative to promote, improve, and defend the health and well-being of all species by enhancing cooperation and collaboration between physicians, veterinarians and other scientific health and environmental professionals. We feel it is our responsibility to improve animal health and welfare, in order to minimise the negative environmental impact the agricultural industry has on our planet. In our present century the world faces increasing challenges from emerging diseases and their transmission across species.  It is vital that all health professionals work closely together in joint research, communication and education, for the greater public health good, and we are pleased to see your initiative and would like to support your excellent work in the future.

 

With our best regards,

 




 
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