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One Health Newsletter - Kansas State University (USA) - Sunday, September 24, 2017

One Health Newsletter

The first Kansas State University developed edition of the One Health Newsletter is scheduled to be released in October 2017, in advance of International One Health Day on November 3rd.  Contributions from professionals around the globe are welcome.   Previous issues of the newsletter and archival information can be found here.

The One Health Newsletter is a collaborative effort by a diverse group of scientists and health professionals committed to promoting One Health.  This quarterly 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. To submit comments or article suggestions please email Rachel Reichenberger (rmcadam@vet.k-state.edu).

Please see http://www.vet.k-state.edu/OneHealth/ and Kansas State University (USA) Takes Over Production of One Health Newsletter https://goo.gl/QpAeaU.

 


The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report confirms - September 20, 2017 - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What critical ingredient is missing in this important World Health Organization (WHO) message?

 

Answer: “One Health” Approach! 

 

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 One Health conceptual approach needs to be hard-wired into all global public health and comparative medicine research and development messages nationally and worldwide.  There is more than ample evidence over the past decades of the 21st & 20th centuries and before that.  *See the practical, real world ‘tip-of-the-iceberg’ proof following a reprint of this important WHO September 20, 2017 “The World is running out of Antibiotics”!

Please see http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/running-out-antibiotics/en/

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report confirms

News release

20 September 2017 | Geneva - A report, Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis, launched today by WHO shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. The report found very few potential treatment options for those antibiotic-resistant infections identified by WHO as posing the greatest threat to health, including drug-resistant tuberculosis which kills around 250 000 people each year.

"Antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency that will seriously jeopardize progress in modern medicine," says Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. "There is an urgent need for more investment in research and development for antibiotic-resistant infections including TB, otherwise we will be forced back to a time when people feared common infections and risked their lives from minor surgery."

In addition to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, WHO has identified 12 classes of priority pathogens – some of them causing common infections such as pneumonia or urinary tract infections – that are increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics and urgently in need of new treatments.

The report identifies 51 new antibiotics and biologicals in clinical development to treat priority antibiotic-resistant pathogens, as well as tuberculosis and the sometimes deadly diarrhoeal infection Clostridium difficile.

Among all these candidate medicines, however, only 8 are classed by WHO as innovative treatments that will add value to the current antibiotic treatment arsenal.

There is a serious lack of treatment options for multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant M. tuberculosis and gram-negative pathogens, including Acinetobacter and Enterobacteriaceae (such as Klebsiella and E.coli) which can cause severe and often deadly infections that pose a particular threat in hospitals and nursing homes.

There are also very few oral antibiotics in the pipeline, yet these are essential formulations for treating infections outside hospitals or in resource-limited settings.

"Pharmaceutical companies and researchers must urgently focus on new antibiotics against certain types of extremely serious infections that can kill patients in a matter of days because we have no line of defence," says Dr Suzanne Hill, Director of the Department of Essential Medicines at WHO.

To counter this threat, WHO and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) set up the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (known as GARDP). On 4 September 2017, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Wellcome Trust pledged more than €56 million for this work.

"Research for tuberculosis is seriously underfunded, with only two new antibiotics for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis having reached the market in over 70 years," says Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the WHO Global Tuberculosis Programme. "If we are to end tuberculosis, more than US$ 800 million per year is urgently needed to fund research for new antituberculosis medicines".

New treatments alone, however, will not be sufficient to combat the threat of antimicrobial resistance. WHO works with countries and partners to improve infection prevention and control and to foster appropriate use of existing and future antibiotics. WHO is also developing guidance for the responsible use of antibiotics in the human, animal and agricultural sectors. ...”

*1  WHO “One Health” April 2017 http://www.who.int/features/qa/one-health/en/

  2  FDA, CDC, and USDA Announce [September 20, 2017] Scientific Meeting of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm576493.htm  

 3  One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance 2016 https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/one-health-and-politics-antimicrobial-resistance

  4  Zoonotic Tuberculosis: Mycobacterium bovis and Other Pathogenic Mycobacteria 2014 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118474295,subjectCd-LS50.html

  5  Heart Disease proof/positive endorsement 2017 https://goo.gl/hL5oZC plus many more examples (tip of the iceberg) https://goo.gl/rDYVNn

Including: Heart Disease, Cancer, Orthopedic Disease, Anesthesiology, Obesity, Parasitic Diseases, Tuberculosis, Global Infectious Disease, Influenza, Human Hepatitis C virus, Tickborne Diseases, Food Safety, Hendra virus vaccine, Aspergillus felis, Immunizations (vaccinations), Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Ebola, Antibiotic Use and Resistance, Staphylococcus resistant infections, Environmental health Policymaking, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever viruses, Renderpest, Emergency/Disaster preparedness and others.


Kansas State University (USA) Takes Over Production of One Health Newsletter - Saturday, September 16, 2017

Kansas State University (USA) Takes Over Production of One Health Newsletter

After nearly nine years of highly successful publications with contacts worldwide, the One Health Newsletter (OHNL) is being transferred to the auspices of the Kansas State University.

The One Health Newsletter was initiated in 2008 by the Florida Department of Health (USA) and published through the winter of 2014 https://goo.gl/hjUWod.  It was then transitioned to the University of Florida (Emerging Pathogens Institute) which published until 2017 https://goo.gl/ATajrK [provided courtesy Mary M. Merrill, MHS, former University of Florida OHNL co-editor].

 “The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team proudly collaborated with both former outstanding One Health Newsletter publishers and is delighted to continue associating with our longstanding friends and notable One Health colleagues at K-State”, said Dr. Bruce Kaplan, Contents Manager/Editor One Health Initiative Website Co-Founder One Health Initiative team/website.

Kansas State University faculty, staff, and students plan to feature current issues and innovations in One Heath in each edition, which will include 3-5 stories that will provide professionals and students a go-to source Of One Health news.

The development of each edition will be guided by a faculty editorial board at Kansas State University including Dr. Paige Adams, Dr. Jean-Paul Gonzalez, and Dr. Ellyn Mulcahy. Colleagues from the University of California Davis, and Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania), will also participate in the editorial process, with input from invited contributors. Students at these universities will then search for and develop current and late-breaking content based on the guidance of the editorial board and contributors. The goal is share diverse perspectives on all topics, staying true to the One Health mission.

Ms. Rachel Reichenberger, program co-ordinator at the College of Veterinary Medicine, explains the K-State approach “There is so much information released every day in relation to One Health. With this newsletter, we plan to harness student interest as a way to scan for and highlight emerging problems and creative solutions around the globe.”

‘Global events such as Zika virus transmission, childhood obesity, record-breaking flooding, and antibiotic resistance clearly indicate that challenges impacting human health are not confined to one locale or a single species. Our students will learn, through interdisciplinary and interprofessional training, that one health issues must be addressed with transboundary and translational solutions.’ Says Dr. Ellyn Mulcahy, Associate Professor and Director of the MPH program at K-State.

The first Kansas State University developed edition of the One Health Newsletter is scheduled to be released in October 2017, in advance of International One Health Day on November 3rd. Contributions from professionals around the globe are welcome. Please send all story contribution ideas to onehealthnewsletter@gmail.com.

 

Official notice provided to the One Health Initiative website September 15, 2017 by:

Rachel Reichenberger

Project Administrator

International Programs  

College of Veterinary Medicine

Kansas State University

1800 Kimball Ave, Suite 180

Manhattan, KS 66502 (USA)

Tel: +1 785-532-4024

Skype: KSU.CVM.IP


Major One Health Player: One Health Academy—Washington, DC (USA) - Friday, September 15, 2017

Major One Health Player: One Health Academy—Washington, DC (USA)

 The One Health Academy [see http://www.onehealthacademy.org/] promotes interdisciplinary collaboration among health professionals, industry, and policy makers by promoting public health, as well as environmental, food, agricultural, and economic protection.

Our monthly events serve to unite:

  • Federal governmental departments
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Private industry leaders

to promote collaboration through networking, discussion following educational presentations, and informal mentoring.

  

One Health Academy monthly meetings are dinner meetings held at the NEW Capital Yacht Club at Channel Inn located at 660 Water St SW, Washington, D.C. 20024 around the left side of the Inn on the water front (visit the Location Page for additional information). The meetings are typically the 2nd Thursday of every month from September to June with dinner starting at 6:30PM and the featured talk beginning between 7:15 to 7:30PM.

To register to attend a talk, please visit the RSVP page.

If you would like to become a member of the One Health Academy, please send an email to onehealthacademy@gmail.com with the following information: 

  • Name
  • Organization
  • Email address 
  • Areas of interest

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The One Health Academy has been and continues to be a very important player in the national and international One Health movement.  It is currently directed by Dr. Will Sander, a veterinarian, https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-sander-a39ab147: Will Sander, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, One Health Academy, Director, Veterinary Specialist Senior Consultant, CTR A&AS Support, Booz Allen Hamilton.

Dr. Sander and his One Health Academy colleagues are extraordinary promoters of One Health and all it stands for.  They consistently present knowledgeable One Health speakers at their monthly meetings in Washington, DC.


"One Health collaboration" Essential - Evidence documented for Comparative Medicine & Global Public Health - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

"One Health collaboration" Essential - Evidence documented for Comparative Medicine & Global Public Health

 

“One Health collaboration” 2017 American Veterinary Medical Association convention promotional comments https://goo.gl/5SBEo1 (one minute 41 seconds)…

 

Then see Heart Disease proof/positive endorsement https://goo.gl/hL5oZC plus many more (tip of the iceberg) https://goo.gl/rDYVNn

Including: Heart Disease, Cancer, Orthopedic Disease, Anesthesiology, Obesity, Parasitic Diseases, Tuberculosis, Global Infectious Disease, Influenza, Human Hepatitis C virus, Tickborne Diseases, Food Safety, Hendra virus vaccine, Aspergillus felis, Immunizations (vaccinations), Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Ebola, Antibiotic Use and Resistance, Staphylococcus resistant infections, Environmental health Policymaking, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever viruses, Renderpest, Emergency/Disaster preparedness and others.


Renowned Physician Interventional Cardiologist Endorses One Health Concept - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Renowned Physician Interventional Cardiologist Endorses One Health Concept

 

The One Health Concept: How Multidisciplinary Training and Collaboration Leads to Major Advances in Health Care

A One Health endorsement message from Gary S. Roubin, BVSc. (Hons.), MB, BS., PhD, MD, FRACP, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI

Cardiovascular Associates of the Southeast Birmingham, Alabama

Please see http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/The%20One%20Health%20concept%20is%20a%20worldwide%20strategy%20for%20expanding%20interdisciplinary%20collaborations%20and%20communications%20in%20all%20aspects%20of%20health%20care%20for%20humans.pdf or https://goo.gl/cZ61UE.

 

“The One Health, One Medicine philosophy of multidisciplinary collaboration has the extraordinary potential to expand scientific knowledge and innovation in health care. This collaboration can improve the longevity and quality of life for millions of patients. There is marked synergy between animal and human health. The way scientific collaboration between the Veterinary and the Medical community can improve patient care is well illustrated by the development of the First Balloon Expandable Coronary Stent. *

The writer was fortunate to have completed a 5-year Veterinary Medical Degree followed 1-year later by a 5-year Medical Degree at the University of Queensland, Australia. Following clinical training that culminated in specialist qualifications in Cardiovascular Diseases, he completed his education with a PhD in Cardiac Hemodynamics at Sydney University, Australia.

A National Heart Foundation Fellowship took him to Emory University in Atlanta Georgia USA to work with Professor Andreas Gruentzig – the pioneer of Coronary Balloon Angioplasty. Coronary angioplasty was plagued by the shortcoming abrupt vessel collapse and closure complicating this potentially valuable procedure.

The writer’s multidisciplinary skills facilitated successful research in multiple animal species and disease models. He collaborated closely with fellow veterinarians at Emory University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

 

This work culminated in the development of the first balloon expandable coronary stent and first FDA approved coronary stent in 1994. The innovative, early clinical work and the scientific foundation of the preclinical animal studies was the underpinning for a medical procedure that has been used in hundreds of millions of patients since its introduction.

 

Coronary stenting revolutionized coronary intervention - saving lives in patients with unstable coronary syndromes and improving quality of life in countless others.

Utilizing his multidisciplinary Veterinary and Medical skills the writer has gone on to develop devices for stenting of the carotid artery, embolic protection filters for the brain and devices for closing large bore access punctures in arteries.

There can be no doubt about the unique potential for the One Health Model for Multidisciplinary Training and Collaboration.”

*The First Balloon-Expandable Coronary Stent: An expedition that Changed Cardiovascular Medicine.: Roubin, Gary: University of Queensland Press 2014

[https://www.amazon.com/First-Balloon-Expandable-Coronary-Stent-Cardiovascular-ebook/dp/B00QEGEQXG]

Gary S. Roubin, MD, PhD

(917) 217 6070.
garyroubin@aol.com

Medical Director

Cardiovascular Associates of the Southeast

3980 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham. AL 35243 groubin@cvapc.com

(205) 510 5000

Provided by Dr. Gary S. Roubin to the One Health Initiative team’s website September 4, 2017 via Bruce Kaplan, DVM https://goo.gl/XwQMfw, and Peter G. Anderson, DVM, PhD, University of Alabama (USA) School of Medicine http://apps.medicine.uab.edu/FacultyDirectory/FacultyData.asp?FID=19493.  

Note: Dr. Roubin and his colleagues’ notable One Health achievement, i.e. development of the First Balloon-Expandable Coronary Stent, was first reported by the One Health Initiative team in the One Health Initiative website February 9, 2010 https://goo.gl/xjnr9Z.


One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team Member (veterinarian co-founder) awarded 2017 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Meritorious Service Award - Thursday, August 31, 2017

One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team Member (veterinarian co-founder) awarded 2017 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Meritorious Service Award

 

Dr. Bruce Kaplan received the 2017 AVMA Meritorious Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Veterinary Profession – July 22, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) (https://goo.gl/mfkBRj; biography https://goo.gl/zbVw2t).  JAVMA News, September 15, 2017 issue https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/170915d.aspx.

Please view and listen to awardee’s brief audio-video message (1 minute 41 seconds) promoting One Health to AVMA convention audience, practicing veterinarians and all health scientist professionals in the U.S. and worldwide: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cye61r1yvowv72k/Award%20Kaplan.mov?dl=0


A One Health Initiative team co-founder discusses aspects of One Health concept - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A One Health Initiative team co-founder discusses aspects of One Health concept

 Production of LabAnimal www.nature.com/laban

 One Health With Laura Kahn

 

Please listen to https://soundcloud.com/dustin-graham-396053697/one-health-with-laura-kahn (20 minutes 50 seconds podcast)

 

“An interview with Laura Kahn , co-founder of the One Health Initiative, and author of "One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance".  Laura describes the gaps between human, animal, and environmental health, and the importance of bridging them through the One Health concept.”

 

 
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Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP

Research Scholar
Program on Science and Global Security
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University

Co-Founder, One Health Initiative 
http://www.onehealthinitiative.com

Columnist, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
http://www.thebulletin.org

Follow on Twitter

@LauraKahn1

Dr. Kahn https://goo.gl/9aaHW7 is a national (USA) and internationally recognized physician One Health leader and spokesperson for the 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.


Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard poultry [Requires One Health approach] - Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard poultry

 

Deborah Bloch, M.D., FAAP and Larry K. Pickering, M.D., FIDSA, FPIDS, FAAP

 

08/24/2017

 

Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard poultry [Requires One Health approach]

 

“In a collaborative effort, the CDC, multiple states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are investigating the outbreaks, which span 48 states and the District of Columbia (see map). Dates of illness so far include Jan. 4 to June 20, 2017. Of the 580 people with available data, 174 were hospitalized; there were no deaths. As of June 1, 36% of cases were children younger than 5 years of age. ...”

 

“... Backyard flocks highlight the need to implement an important public health measure referred to as the One Health Initiative (www.onehealthinitiative.com). This initiative requires collaborative efforts among multiple disciplines (physicians, veterinarians and other health care professionals) at different levels to improve the health of children, adults, animals and the environment. ...”

 

Read complete article at http://www.aappublications.org/news/2017/08/24/MMWR082417


Report of the One Health Technical and Ministerial Meeting to Address Zoonotic Diseases and Related Public Health Threats - Monday, August 21, 2017

reliefweb

20 Aug 2017

Report of the One Health Technical and Ministerial Meeting to Address Zoonotic Diseases and Related Public Health Threats

Report from World Health Organization

Published on 18 Aug 2017 — View Original

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The “One Health” concept underway in West Africa aims to adopt a holistic approach in responding to possible public health events such as high-impact infectious diseases emerging at the interface between humans, animals and the environment. A technical and ministerial meeting was convened at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dakar, Senegal, from 8 to 11 November 2016 to share experiences and explore challenges encountered during the One Health approach to fight zoonosis and related public health threats. ...

Read full article at http://reliefweb.int/report/world/report-one-health-technical-and-ministerial-meeting-address-zoonotic-diseases-and


 
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