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Vaccines for zoonoses: a one Health paradigm - Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Vaccines for Zoonoses: A One Health Paradigm
SciTech Europa Quarterly (March 2018) - Issue 26

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World Bank One Health Operational Framework - Friday, May 04, 2018

World Bank One Health Operational Framework 

The World Bank has released an Operational Framework for Strengthening Human, Animal and Environmental Public Health Systems at their interface (“One Health Operational Framework”). This new framework, developed in partnership with EcoHealth Alliance, aims to provide a basis for understanding and implementing a One Health approach in global and country investments. Building on World Bank’s prior “People, Pathogens, and our Planet” reports, it examines the strategic context, rationale and case for investing in One Health, provides an inventory of tools and other resources from the human health, agriculture, environment and disaster risk reduction sectors to facilitate multi-sectoral coordination, and incudes technical guidance for appropriate One Health entry points and operations along the prevent-detect-respond-recover spectrum of preparedness. The Operational Framework is available for free download at: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/703711517234402168/Operational-framework-for-strengthening-human-animal-and-environmental-public-health-systems-at-their-interface

 Provided May 3, 2018 by:

*William B. Karesh, DVM, Executive Vice President for Health and Policy

EcoHealth Alliance

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*Dr. Karesh is a longstanding U.S. and international One Health leader.  He will be providing additional "One Health" insights at the 5th International One Health Congress in Saskatoon, Canada, June 22-25, 2018 https://onehealthplatform.com/sites/default/files/downloadables/OHP_5OHC_programme.pdf.  

 


May 3, 2018 Urgent! Please Take Action for One Health legislation by Friday, May 4! - Thursday, May 03, 2018

 

 

 

May 3, 2018 

Urgent!  

Please Take Action for One Health legislation by Friday, May 4!

 

 

Dear Doctors and all One Health Supporters/Advocates,

 
Your actions could help make One Health the default way of addressing emergency preparedness in the U.S. 


You may have seen the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) Daily News Alerts May 1st article entitled "Bipartisan effort to improve Bioterrorism and pandemic response drafted in Senate HELP committee" (http://bit.ly/2rgnXYv). The draft legislation will address the reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) which is set to expire on October 1, 2018.  There is an opportunity to provide public comments on this draft by close of business on May 4. 

 

There are some minor amendments to PAHPA that will further collaboration among the key Federal, State, local and tribal entities through the development of a One Health Framework by directing the Secretaries of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) to work together with other Departments and Agencies. Taking into account interactions between animal health, human health, and environmental health, as they relate to public health emergency preparedness, is quintessential.


How can you help? 

Please see below suggested language for specific PAHPA amendments that would implement a One Heath framework in the U.S.  We would greatly appreciate your adding any of your own thoughts and forwarding (or copy and paste) this suggested PAHPA amendment language to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee at  PAHPA2018@help.senate.gov   by COB Friday, May 4th.

Additionally, there is an ad hoc working group from the One Health Commission, the One Health Initiative Team and the U.S. community of One Health advocates supporting passage of the proposed visionary bipartisan Senate Bill S.2615,  
Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2018, that was introduced on March 22 by Senators Tina Smith (Democrat-MN) and Todd Young (Republican-IN).  A brief one-page
'Call to Action' document (http://bit.ly/2HMOCDl) has been prepared for your consideration and use.    


Thank you very much for your support of One Health and for helping make the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services more effective and efficient in their delivery of these important programs. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD bdunham@gwu.edu   

Ad hoc Committee Primary Spokesperson

One Health Commission Council of Advisors

Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM, CT   lajeuneconsulting@gmail.com

One Health Commission Council of Advisors

Cheryl M. Stroud, DVM, PhD

Executive Director, One Health Commission

Bruce Kaplan, DVM 

Contents Manager/Editor One Health Initiative Website

Co-Founder One Health Initiative team/website

Gerald W. Parker, DVM, PhD, MS

Board of Directors, One Health Commission
Associate Dean, Global One Health, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Joseph F. Annelli, DVM, MS

Former Director, One Health Coordination Center, USDA APHIS Veterinary Services, Senior Advisor for Agriculture and Health Systems, Office of the Associate Deputy Administrator.

Helena J. Chapman, MD, MPH, PhD

University of Florida

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Suggested amendments to latest DRAFT Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2018, released on 4/27/2018 by the Senate HELP Committee for public comment by May 4, 2018.

 

The draft legislation specifically seeks to reauthorize the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA). Initially enacted in 2006 to establish, as well as build on, an all-hazard protocol for public health threats that may contribute to a public health emergency. PAHPA was last reauthorized in 2013 and many of the provisions within it are set to expire in September, 2018.

 

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''(9) ZOONOTIC DISEASE, FOOD, AND AGRICULTURE.-Improving coordination among Federal, State, local, and tribal entities to prevent, detect, and respond to outbreaks of plant or animal disease (including zoonotic disease) resulting from a deliberate attack, the intentional adulteration of food, or other public health threats that could compromise national security, taking into account interactions between animal health, human health, and environmental health as directly related to public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities, as applicable.

 

Amend as follows:

 

''(9) ZOONOTIC DISEASE, FOOD, AND AGRICULTURE.-In collaboration with the Secretary of Agriculture, improve coordination through developing a One Health Framework among Federal, State, local, and tribal entities to prevent, detect, and respond to outbreaks of plant or animal disease (including zoonotic disease) resulting from a deliberate attack, the intentional adulteration of food, or other public health threats that could compromise national security, taking into account a multi-sectoral One Health approach to interactions between animal health, human health, and environmental health as directly related to public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities, as applicable.

 

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''(iv) a strategy to minimize and address such gaps and improve inefficiencies.'';(G) in paragraph (7), as so redesignated-(i) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ''(taking into account zoonotic disease, including gaps in scientific understanding of the interactions between human, animal, and environmental health)'' after ''human health'';

 

Amend as follows:

''(iv) a One Heath Framework strategy to minimize and address such gaps and improve inefficiencies.'';(G) in paragraph (7), as so redesignated-(i) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ''(taking into account zoonotic disease, including gaps in scientific understanding of the interactions between human, animal, and environmental health)'' after ''human health'';

 

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(c) STRATEGIC NATIONAL STOCKPILE.-Section 319F-2(a)(2)(E) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 7d-6b(a)(2)(E)) is amended by inserting before the semicolon '', taking into account the manufacturing capacity and other available sources of products and supplies in the stockpile''.

 

Amend as follows:

(c) STRATEGIC NATIONAL STOCKPILE.-Section 319F-2(a)(2)(E) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 7d-6b(a)(2)(E)) is amended by inserting before the semicolon '', taking into account the manufacturing capacity and other available sources of products and supplies in the stockpile''.

Amend (c) Stockpile (2) as follows: the Secretary shall, in collaboration with the Secretary of Agriculture conduct an annual review including the National Veterinary Stockpile

 

 

Amendments not considered in the DRAFT Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2018 that should be added:

''Subtitle A - National All-Hazards Preparedness and Response Planning, Co-ordinating, and Reporting

''SEC. 2801. PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE FUNCTIONS.


''(a) IN GENERAL-The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall lead all Federal public health and medical response to public health emergencies and incidents covered by the National Response Plan developed pursuant to section 502(6) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, or any successor plan.

''(b) INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT-The Secretary, in collaboration with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the head of any other relevant Federal agency, shall establish an interagency agreement, consistent with the National Response Plan or any successor plan, under which agreement the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall assume operational control of emergency public health and medical response assets, as necessary, in the event of a public health emergency, except that members of the armed forces under the authority of the Secretary of Defense shall remain under the command and control of the Secretary of Defense as shall any associated assets of the Department of Defense.''.

 

Amend as follows:

 

Insert the following after (a) and change (b) to (c):

 

''SEC. 2801. PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE FUNCTIONS.

''(a) IN GENERAL-The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall lead all Federal public health and medical response to public health emergencies and incidents covered by the National Response Plan developed pursuant to section 502(6) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, or any successor plan.

"(b) INTERAGENCY (multisectoral) COLLABORATION - The complexity of public health emergencies necessitates a whole of government response also known as a One Health (human, animal and environmental) approach. The Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Agriculture shall jointly lead the development of a National One Health Framework to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of issues at the human, animal and environmental interface.

''(c) INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT - The Secretaries, in collaboration with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the head of any other relevant Federal agency, shall establish an interagency agreement, consistent with the National Response Plan or any successor plan, under which agreement the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall assume operational control of emergency public health and medical response assets, as necessary, in the event of a public health emergency, except that members of the armed forces under the authority of the Secretary of Defense shall remain under the command and control of the Secretary of Defense as shall any associated assets of the Department of Defense.'' 

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The One Health Commission (OHC) and One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team (OHI) mutually encourage all One Health community supporters to help widely distribute, promote and actively participate in this call to action for significant bipartisan One Health/public health legislation consideration and expeditious enactment by the U.S. Congress.  Because------ "One Health" is a nonpartisan issue.

 


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"One Healh" approach needed across the board... - Monday, April 30, 2018

 “A months-long US Salmonella outbreak in 2016 and 2017 linked to ground beef was likely caused by contaminated dairy cows, emphasizing the need for a "One Health" approach with better tracking to prevent illness, a report today in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) has found.”

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2018/04/investigators-trace-2016-17-salmonella-outbreak-dairy-cows

 

“The collaborative mechanisms required to prevent rabies are a model for collaboration on One Health at every level and among multiple stakeholders, and are a recipe for success.”

http://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/news/guidelines-and-recommendations-on-lifesaving-immunization/en/

 

 


Former One Health Coordinator for United States Department of Agriculture Continues One Health Activities - Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Former One Health Coordinator for United States Department of Agriculture Continues One Health Activities

Joseph (Joe) Annelli, DVM, MS, a veterinarian formally with the USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS) as Senior Advisor for Agriculture and Health System viz. the One Health Coordinator retired in January 2018 after a remarkable 32 year career.  Dr. Annelli was active in a broad range of policy and program development. 

Annelli continues to advance the cause of One Health by consulting with the World Health Organization (WHO) and participates in development of a Zoonotic Disease Guide https://www.oie.int/doc/ged/D12060.PDF.  In addition, this month (April 2018) he has been and is working collaboratively with a voluntary ad hoc committee of representative One Health advocate-leaders https://goo.gl/7Ra6Zx as principal author of a “call to action” One Pager for a proposed bipartisan U.S. Senate Bill “Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2018 (S.2615)https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2615/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%22tina+smith%22%7D&r=18.  Two visionary U.S. Senators, a Democrat and Republican, Senator Tina Smith (D-Minnesota) and Senator Todd Young (R-Indiana) introduced the bipartisan Bill on March 22, 2018.  Notably, “One Health” is a nonpartisan issue.

A native of the state of New York, Annelli received a BS in Biology in 1976 from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY, and later a Master of Science (MS) in Zoology with an emphasis on Wildlife Management from Long Island University (New York-USA).  He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree at Araneta University in Quezon City, Philippines in 1983. 

Throughout his federal career Annelli was an innovative thinker, one who pushed the needle forward with issues like eradicating avian influenza from the live bird market system in New York City. Other important efforts included helping to eradicate pseudorabies from the U.S. domestic herds, introducing the Incident Command System to USDA’s Veterinary Services (VS) office, building the USDA-APHIS Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and emergency programs activities into a world class response organization. Annelli managed the White House Avian and Pandemic Preparedness implementation plan while on detail to the USDA Secretary’s Office working with all of USDA by leading the International Avian and Pandemic Influenza Response Team, developing a Crisis Management Center at the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, leading USDA on Global Health Security at the White House, initiating the USDA wide One Health Joint Working Group, the Federal Interagency One Health Working Group, and founding and leading the One Health Coordination Center https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/sa_one_health.

Annelli sees the biggest challenge for Public Practice Veterinarians as being able to overcome the heretofore unrecognized really that they are indeed the first line of defense for human health (a One Health reality!).  Regrettably, animal health agencies are frequently considered mere Livestock agencies limited to animal health and animal welfare. Actually, their true role is to ensure that the U.S. government helps to provide “wholesome, abundant, affordable food for the U.S. and the World.”  As Annelli says, “when I say ‘wholesome,’  the term encompasses food that is nutritionally rich and rid of disease, and while the programs may be focused on animals, ultimately we are [helping to] ensure human health. For example, when dealing with rabies [control], we develop animal vaccines, yes, but if we were to focus on developing human vaccines, we’d only be addressing a symptom of the problem and not the root cause itself—rabies would still be present and so too would the threat of infection.”

Footnote: In tandem with USDA-APHIS, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/home is a significant public health food safety agency with a workforce of dedicated public health veterinarians striving to keep the people of the U.S. safe from foodborne illnesses.  Both federal agencies work collaboratively with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and their One Health division https://www.cdc.gov/onehealth/index.html and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) https://www.fda.gov/.

 


U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Monday, April 23, 2018

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Highlights of our recent work to prevent the spread of infectious diseases


April 2018

Celebrating #LabWeek

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CDC is celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 22-28. This important annual event celebrates laboratory professionals and the impact they make on public health. You can join the conversation by following @CDC_NCEZID and using #LabWeek on Twitter.


Working Around the Clock

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NCEZID scientists have been working 24/7 to protect the public's health. From a new test for smallpox to the first international training for MicrobeNet (an online database that can help experts identify more than 2,400 bacteria and fungi), we share our laboratory expertise in many ways.  


Sharing Lab Expertise

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Did you know that our reference labs provide the United States and the world with a library of information to help identify dangerous pathogens?

Learn more about our laboratories and the vital roles they play in detecting and investigating infectious diseases.


advancing emergency preparedness through one health act - Saturday, April 21, 2018

 

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This “Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2018 (S.2615)” One Pager - Call to Action was prepared by a voluntary ad hoc committee of representative One Health advocate-leaders... - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

One Health is the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, plants and our environment.

One Health implementation will help protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come.

 Between animal and human medicine there are no dividing lines--nor should there be.  The object is different but the experience obtained constitutes the basis of all medicine.”

  --Rudolf Virchow, MD (the father of cellular pathology)--

This “Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2018 (S.2615)” One Pager - Call to Action was prepared by a voluntary ad hoc committee of representative One Health advocate-leaders...

Please see complete draft PDF http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/S.2615%20One%20Pager%20-%20Call%20to%20Action.pdf or https://goo.gl/VhTgE7

Committee members:

Joseph F. Annelli, DVM, MS - Former Director, One Health Coordination Center, Senior Advisor for Agriculture and Health Systems, Office of the Associate Deputy Administrator, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Principal Author

Helena J. Chapman, MD, MPH, PhD – Currently, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellowship, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Science Division, Washington, DC  

Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD - Former Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD. Currently, Professorial Lecturer, The Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, Washington, DC – Committee Legislation Leader & Primary Spokesperson

Bruce Kaplan, DVM - Contents Manager/Editor One Health Initiative website, co-founder One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team (OHI), former U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) epidemiologist (EIS) and USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) staff officer, Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS), Washington, DC

Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM, CT - Owner and Principal LaJeune Consulting; Alumna American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Sciences & Technology Policy Fellow, U.S. House of Representatives; past President Washington State Veterinary Medical Association

Gerald W. Parker, DVM, PhD, MS - Currently, Associate Dean for Global One Health, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), serving as Campus Director for Global One Health for Texas A&M University, holding joint appointments in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, as strategic advisor of the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases in AgriLife Research, and the Bush School of Government & Public Service, as Director of the Biosecurity and Pandemic Policy Program.  Formerly principal deputy assistant secretary  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

Cheryl M. Stroud, DVM, PhD - Executive Director, One Health Commission (OHC), former American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) representative to OHC, Immediate Past Chair, North Carolina One Health Collaborative (NC OHC), Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, NC State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

The One Health Commission (OHC) and One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team (OHI) mutually encourage all One Health community supporters to help widely distribute, promote and actively participate in this call to action for significant bipartisan One Health/public health legislation consideration and expeditious enactment by the U.S. Congress.  Notably, “One Health” is a nonpartisan issue.

 


Urgent call to action for all One Health supporters/advocates..The One Health Initiative team urges you to consider - Sunday, April 15, 2018

Urgent call to action for all One Health supporters/advocates...

The One Health Initiative team urges you to consider:

1.       On March 22, 2018, Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) and Senator Todd Young (R-IN) introduced a bi-partisan bill, S.2615 “Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2018” which has been referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) for their review. https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2615.  As you know “One Health” is a nonpartisan issue.

2.       S.2615 will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the U.S. Government’s response to (disease) emergencies by requiring the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) to do more than just coordinate but actively collaborate among themselves and other relevant Departments and Agencies to develop and implement a federal One Health Framework. Human health, animal health and environmental health are inextricably linked and a One Health approach is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally and globally to address issues of mutual concern, such as: emergency preparedness for disease outbreaks.

3.       The One Health Framework in S.2615 would:

·        Advance workforce development related to prevention of and response to disease outbreaks in animals and humans.

·        Improve coordination between federal agencies who study human and animal health and the environment.

·        Advance scientific understanding of the connections between human, animal, and environmental health.

4.       Please share S.2615 with your Senators to be sure they are aware of this bill and encourage their support.  If your Senator is a Member of the HELP Committee (https://www.help.senate.gov/), please encourage their support for S.2615 and request that this bill be granted full attention by the Committee, with hearings, mark-up and reporting that will garner majority support to move forward.  Thank you!!

Please click here to see the U.S. Senators https://www.help.senate.gov/about/members that we need to contact ASAP...

The Majority Chair and Minority Chair are shown below:

Members

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Chairman

Senator Lamar Alexander(Republican - TN) Official Website »

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Ranking Member

Senator Patty Murray(Democratic - WA) Official Website »

5.       Please let your Representatives know about S.2615 so they understand the benefits of this bill and that a companion bill will soon be introduced in the House. 

Thank you!!


Fifth International One Health Congress - June 22, 2018 - June 25, 2018 -Saskatoon, Canada (REMINDER with UPDATES) - Saturday, April 14, 2018

REMINDER with UPDATES

Fifth International One Health Congress

June 22, 2018 - June 25, 2018

Saskatoon, Canada

“The 5th International One Health Congress is the world’s premier conference for the worldwide One Health community. One Health advocates from all over the globe will gather in Saskatoon, Canada, from 22 to 25 June 2018 for four days of lectures, debates, workshops and symposia. 

To capture the multifaceted One Health paradigm, the Congress will have distinct program tracks on One Health Science (zoonoses, climate change, food and water safety), antimicrobial resistance and science/policy. Visit the congress website to view the updated program or to register for the congress.

Late breaker abstracts for the congress will be accepted until 15 May 2018. We are looking for contributions on a variety of One Health themes. Visit our conference webpages for an overview of the session topics and the abstract submission instructions.” 

SEE: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Congress%20flyer.pdf

        http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/5OHC_SPS_EID.pdf

        http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/5OHC_SPS_FLU.pdf

        http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/5OHC_SPS_NZD.pdf  


 
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