One Health News

Search News:
Found 771 Matching Results. View archived News Here.

Safely celebrate the holidays with your pets - U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Monday, December 19, 2016


Gov bubble 20px


Safely celebrate the holidays with your pets

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 12/19/2016 12:17 PM EST

Saving Lives, Protecting People.

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

logo no nameWhat's New

One Health

Our recent work to connect human, animal, and environmental health in the US and around the world.


December 2016

Bookmark and Share

dog with boneSafely celebrate the holidays with your pets

Pets and other animals provide many benefits to people, like increasing fitness, lowering stress, and bringing happiness to their owners. But, did you know that animals can carry germs that can be shared with people?

It is hard to know which pets could be carrying diseases, especially since pets carrying these germs often look healthy and normal. This holiday season, keep in mind some tips that can help you and your pets stay healthy:

  • Practice good hygiene around your pets so they don't pass germs to you.
  • Learn about diseases different types of pets can spread - just in case.
  • Take your pet to its veterinarian regularly so it stays in good health.

You can also find out more about how CDC uses an approach called One Health to study and prevent diseases that spread between animals and people.

Happy Holidays!

Find updates about One Health, diseases spread between humans and animals, new infographics, and much more on our home page.

DUKE UNIVERSITY - DUKE ONE HEALTH - Thursday, December 15, 2016


What is One Health?

holding-pig-squareWith rapid transportation of people, animals, and food, now the norm in many world economies, we are facing new complex zoonotic diseases and food safety problems on a scale never seen before. To respond to and control these problems, we will need new approaches. One Health, an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses animal, human, and environmental health, has been embraced as a way forward by many groups of professional experts. It is a worldwide strategy for advancing health care in humans, animals and the environment through communication and collaboration between multiple disciplines with the realization that human, animal, and environmental health are all connected.

The Duke One Health team serves as a base for the rapidly expanding Duke research portfolio in One Health, as well as a hub for encouraging ongoing campus-wide research activities in this field. Duke has an expansive academic and clinical network both domestically and abroad. This team provides a strong, interdisciplinary base for ongoing One Health activities across this network. ...


5th International One Health Congress - Canada, June 2018 - Monday, December 12, 2016


Announcement: 5th International One Health Congress travels to Canada in June 2018

Join the One Health research and policy community at the 5th International One Health Congress, which will be held in Saskatoon, Canada, on 22 - 25 June 2018. The congress is organized by the One Health Platform and the University of Saskatchewan, in close cooperation with the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS). Special attention will go to antimicrobial resistance, translational science, and recent advances in the fields of zoonoses and emerging infectious diseases. Visit the congress website at or download the announcement brochure

New version of the Epidemic Intelligence Information System for food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses (EPIS-FWD) launched - Sunday, December 11, 2016

Eurosurveillance, Volume 21, Issue 49, 08 December 2016


New version of the Epidemic Intelligence Information System for food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses (EPIS-FWD) launched

CM Gossner 1 , DVM, MSc, MBA, PhD

+ Author affiliations

1. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden

Correspondence: Celine Gossner (

Citation style for this article: Gossner CM. New version of the Epidemic Intelligence Information System for food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses (EPIS-FWD) launched. Euro Surveill. 2016;21(49):pii=30422. DOI:

On 1 December 2016 the third version of the Epidemic Intelligence Information System for food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses (EPIS-FWD) was launched. With this development, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) moved one step further towards the One Health approach.

In collaboration with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the Molecular Typing Cluster Investigation (MTCI) module was expanded to also allow the assessment of Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and Listeria monocytogenes microbiological clusters based on non-human isolates (i.e. food, feed, animal and environmental) and on a mix of non-human and human isolates.

Depending on the type of cluster assessed, the MTCIs are coordinated by ECDC or EFSA or jointly by both agencies together with public health and/or food safety and veterinary experts from the involved European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) Member States.

ECDC collects human typing data through the European Surveillance System (TESSy) since 2013 [1]. Typing data from non-human isolates can now be submitted by the food and veterinary authorities of the EU/EEA Member States through the EFSA molecular typing data collection system. Furthermore, the joint ECDC-EFSA molecular typing database allows the comparison of the typing data collected by ECDC and EFSA.

First launched in March 2010, the Epidemic Intelligence Information System for food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses (EPIS-FWD) has become an important tool for assessing on-going public health risks related to FWD events worldwide. Currently, 52 countries from five continents have access to the outbreak alerts in the EPIS-FWD [2].

Since its launch, 305 outbreak alerts have been assessed through the EPIS-FWD; 32 (10%) were from countries outside of the EU/EEA which underlines the global dimension of the system.

The Health Security Committee, a part of the European Commission and the officially nominated public health risk management authority in the EU/EEA, has access to the EPIS-FWD to ensure the link between risk assessment and risk management. The World Health Organisation (WHO), including the International Network of Food Safety Authorities (INFOSAN) managed jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and WHO, is invited to contribute to the discussions in the EPIS-FWD when international outbreaks involve non-EU/EEA countries.

Through this new version of EPIS-FWD, ECDC and EFSA are encouraging the sharing of data between sectors and aspire to strengthen the multi-sectorial collaboration at international and national levels.


1.     van Walle I. ECDC starts pilot phase for collection of molecular typing data.Euro Surveill. 2013;18(3):20357.PMID: 23351656

2.     European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Tools and Information Sources 2016 [cited 2016 28 Nov]; Available from:

Special One Health meetings in Washington, DC (USA): ONE HEALTH ACADEMY - Friday, December 09, 2016

Special One Health meetings in Washington, DC (USA):


The One Health Academy 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 with the following information: 

  • Name
  • Organization
  • Email address 
  • Areas of interest


There is a 50 person limit for each meeting so we suggest you register early. The cost of the evening is $20 per person ($10 for students with ID) it includes dinner, discussion with colleagues, and networking.

If you have any questions about this event or future events you can contact us at 





CALL FOR SPEAKERSOne Health Academy is filling up our Speakers roster for 2016 meetings. If you know of someone who has something to speak about that could be of interest to our group please let us know. You can contact Will Sander at

POST ITMembers if you have something you would like to share with our members or request of One Health Academy please send it to Will Sander at and we will POST IT to our website.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OHAIf you are interested in helping in the organizing of our meetings, please contact Dr. Will Sander at

GRANT WRITER VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR OHA: If you have the "know how" on how to write a grant and time to give, please contact Dr. Tom McGinn at



The World We Need...Preparing Society to Create the World We Need through One Health Education - Dec 7, 2016 - Wednesday, December 07, 2016


Date: December 7, 2016



1. One Health Education Pre-Conference Survey


As you know, a One Health Education survey has been shared with those who responded with interest to our June 16 press release. Thank You to those who have already completed it. We took responses received by November 4 to prepare a preliminary summary for the November 18 online conference, but we left the survey open. If you have not yet participated and would like to do so, please find it here: Be sure to click 'Done' at the end to submit your responses.


This survey will close next Monday, December 12, and a final summary will be prepared and posted online on the One Health Education conference webpage.


2. November 18 online One Health Conference


Individuals who responded with interest to the June press release were also invited to attend an on-line conference held on November 18. Thank You very much to those of you who were able to participate. A summary of our very productive discussions that day will be available soon. 


Stay tuned for future developments. 


George Lueddeke, PhD, Chair, One Health Commission Education Task Force


Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD, Executive Director, One Health Commission


Background reading: 



4th International One Health Congress - December 3-7, 2016 - Friday, December 02, 2016

International One Health Congresses

Since 2011, three International One Health Congresses have been organized on a biennial basis.

The fourth edition will be held in Melbourne, Australia, December 3-7, 2016...beginning tomorrow!

More information is available at


One Health training, research, and outreach in North America - Tuesday, November 29, 2016


One Health training, research, and outreach in North America

Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD1*, Bruce Kaplan, DVM2, Jenae E. Logan, MScGH3,5 and Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA3

1One Health Commission, Apex, NC; 2One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team, Sarasota, FL, USA; 3Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine and Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA10

Citation: Infection Ecology and Epidemiology 2016, 6: 33680 -

Published November 29, 2016 – SEE

Infection Ecology & Epidemiology – the One Health Journal

About the Journal:

... publishes original and cross-disciplinary research from across medical and ecological disciplines engaged in describing the complexity of zoonotic infections and the interface between wild and domestic animals, and humans.

Learn more

The One Health concept is a global strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals, and the environment. The synergism  achieved will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care. When properly implemented, it will help protect and save millions of lives in our present and future generations (1). ...

1. One Health Initiative autonomous pro bono team. About the One Health Initiative. Available from: [cited 3 September 2016].

Please read full article at

*Direct Correspondence to: Dr. Cheryl Stroud, Executive Director, One Health Commission, P.O. Box 972, Apex, NC 27523, USA, Email:

'A Plea for Global Health Action Bottom-Up' – A One Health issue... - Monday, November 28, 2016

'A Plea for Global Health Action Bottom-Up' – A One Health issue...

A recent article (Please read link, 'A Plea for Global Health Action Bottom-Up’, appearing in Frontiers in Public Health (authors: Prof Ulrich Laaser, Dr. Stephen Dorey, Dr. Joann Nurse) may be especially timely and relevant for those engaged in implementing the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals as well as for the task force team  (Dr. George Lueddeke, chair) preparing an education K-12+ “Preparing society to create the world we need through ‘One Health’ education!” funding proposal on behalf of the One Health Commission Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team coalition.

Among other key recommendations, the authors of the article highlight that "top-down political strategy for global health needs to be complemented by a bottom-up strategy to gain momentum." In addition, they underscore the importance of  involving public health professionals in implementing the One Health concept worldwide as they "have a central role advocating the links and well-being of humans as well as other organisms and the wider environment."

Prepared and provided by:

Dr. George Lueddeke [BA, OTC, MEd, PhD], Consultant in Higher & Medical Education, United Kingdom (


Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Laaser DTM&H, MPH

Section of International Public Health (S-IPH)

Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Bielefeld

POB 10 01 31

D-33501 Bielefeld, Germany




On Facebook:

On Twitter: @laaseru

On Skype: laaseru

An Extraordinary “One Health” educational plan: K-12 Education ONE HEALTH KANSAS - At Kansas State University (USA) - Wednesday, November 23, 2016

***An Extraordinary “One Health” educational plan:

One Health kansas - At Kansas State University (USA)

Connecting animals, people and their environment through education...

K-12 Education and Public Outreach Resources

***One Health

Please note: “Preparing society to create the world we need through ‘One Health’ education!” June 9, 2016 Press Release


One Health Initiative
Home | About One Health | Mission Statement | One Health News | AVMA Task Force Report | One Health Newsletter |
Publications | Supporters | Supporter Endorsements | Upcoming Events | Contact Us