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A One Health Approach to Harmful Algal Blooms - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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A One Health Approach to Harmful Algal Blooms

 

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a One Health issue because they affect human, animal, and environmental health. HABs can contaminate the environment, drinking water, recreational water, and food. Exposure to HAB toxins through water, food, or air may cause a range of mild to severe symptoms in both humans and animals.

 

CDC and states are working to learn more about HABs and how to prevent and control the illnesses they can cause.

 

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MMWR Highlights New York's Work on HABs

A recent CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report features work by the New York State Department of Health on investigating HABs using a One Health approach. The article highlights information collected through a pilot HAB surveillance system, which found that illnesses associated with HABs may be more common than previously thought. The surveillance project showed a threefold increase in reported illnesses when compared to past years.

 

See the full article: Harmful Algal Bloom–Associated Illnesses in Humans and Dogs Identified Through a Pilot Surveillance System — New York, 2015

 

 


One Health Harmful Algal Blooms System

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The One Health Harmful Algal Bloom System (OHHABS) is a voluntary reporting system available to state and territorial public health departments and their designated environmental health or animal health partners. It collects data on individual human and animal cases of illnesses from HAB-associated exposures, as well as environmental data about HABs. OHHABS is an example of One Health surveillance. The goal of OHHABS is to collect information to support the understanding and prevention of HABs and HAB-associated illnesses.

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One Health in Action: Poisoned Sea Otters in California

 

In 2007, California scientists and veterinarians found themselves in the middle of a mystery. Over the span of a year, 11 dead or dying sea otters had been found around Monterey Bay, California. A One Health investigation team with scientists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), US Geological Survey (USGS), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the State Water Resources Control Board, and local universities and organizations came together to crack the case. They found a large HAB to be the culprit.

 

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How to Prevent HAB-Associated Illnesses

HAB Prevention  

 

Protect yourself and your pets from HABs by not entering or playing in bodies of water that:

 

  • Smell bad
  • Look discolored
  • Have foam, scum, or algal mats on the surface
  • Contain or are near dead fish or other dead animals (for example, do not enter a body of water if dead fish have washed up on its shore or beach)

 

Follow local or state guidance if you are notified that your tap water contains algal toxins. Boiling water does not remove algal toxins and can increase the amount of toxin in the water.

 

Be aware of advisories and health risks related to consuming contaminated fish and shellfish. For more information, see the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Choose Fish and Shellfish Wisely web pages.

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Gubernatorial Proclamation Signing [Iowa (USA) One Health Month!] - November 22, 2017 - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Gubernatorial Proclamation Signing [Iowa (USA) One Health Month!]

On behalf of the Iowa One Health committee of Iowa, we'd like to invite you to attend a Proclamation signing by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds declaring the month of November as Iowa One Health Month!

The Proclamation signing will take place on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 11:30am in the Governor's formal office at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Please arrive by 11:15am. Anyone is welcome to attend and free parking (map) is available around the Capitol Complex.

The purpose of this Proclamation is to support, strengthen and expand One Health-related efforts in Iowa, and to increase awareness of One Health principles to improve human health, veterinary health, agriculture, and land stewardship. 

One Health is defined as the collaborative effort of multiple health and social science professions, together with their related disciplines and institutions – working locally, nationally, and globally – to attain optimal health for people, domestic animals, wildlife, and our environment. To learn more about the Iowa One Health Conference, visit here https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/ceid/other-ceid-events/conferences/.

Your attendance at this Proclamation signing would help demonstrate the importance of developing solutions to many interconnected problems that impact the health of humans, animals, and the environment. 

We hope to see you on November 22, 2017! 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Neil Vezeau & Jake Swanson, MPH

General Co-Chairmen, Iowa One Health

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@iowaonehealth | Iowa One Health on Facebook


World Antibiotic Awareness Week and the One Health concept - From Royal Society of Tropical Medicne and Hygiene - Monday, November 13, 2017

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week and the One Health concept

Monday, 13 November 2017

Laura H Kahn is a physician and research scholar for the Programme on Science and Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She is also the Co-Founder of the One Health Initiative

This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week sponsored by the World Health Organization.

Antibiotics are the foundation of modern medicine and they have saved countless lives. In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Dr Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin, warned about the dangers of improperly using the drug causing the rise of resistant bacteria.

Antibiotic resistance is increasing

Sadly, his words have proved prescient and today bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to many antibiotics. It is estimated that at least 700,000 people die from antimicrobial infections each year.

If the problem isn’t resolved over the next 30 years, around 10 million deaths could occur annually.

As the problem worsens, a blame game has developed between medicine and agriculture as to who is most at fault.

The medical community blames those in agriculture for indiscriminate antibiotic use, especially the use of low doses of antibiotics to promote growth in food animals. The agriculture community blames those in medicine for inappropriate prescribing practices and widespread overuse. ...

Please read complete article:

https://rstmh.org/blog/2017/oct/23/world-antibiotic-awareness-week-and-one-health-concept


What should the US national biodefense strategy look like? - Thursday, November 09, 2017

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist 70 Years Speaking Knowledge to Power

8 November 2017

What should the US national biodefense strategy look like?

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Co-Founder One Health Initiative team & OHI website

See: https://thebulletin.org/what-should-us-national-biodefense-strategy-look11268

The National Security Council staff and leaders of the effort to draft a national biodefense strategy have an enormous opportunity to make a difference right now. The fact that we will soon have a coordinated strategy is a great reassurance. But planning mistakes or omissions could lead to grave dangers in the future. A comprehensive, One-Health-based strategy is essential for preparing for the next deadly biological threat.”


European research program tackles foodborne zoonoses - November 6, 2017 - Monday, November 06, 2017

European research program tackles foodborne zoonoses


By FoodProcessing Staff
Monday, 06 November, 2017

 


A European research program that aims to develop and share scientific knowledge on issues such as foodborne zoonoses will be coordinated by ANSES, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety.

Zoonoses are infectious diseases of animals that can be transmitted to humans, including the Ebola virus disease and salmonellosis.

The ‘One Health’ concept acknowledges that human health, animal health and the environment are linked, and this drives the need to develop safety measures. Therefore, the purpose of the European Joint Programme (EJP) on One Health is to expand cooperation and communication between its 40 partners from 19 member states, including physicians, veterinarians and other scientific health and environmental professionals.

Together, these research centres, most of which have reference mandates on foodborne zoonoses, aim to promote scientific progress in foodborne zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and emerging risks. ...

Read more/complete article: http://foodprocessing.com.au/content/food-design-research/news/european-research-program-tackles-foodborne-zoonoses-492595652#ixzz4xfzFAOYD


CANADA COMMUNICABLE DISEASE REPORT: Volume 43-11, November 2, 2017: Antimicrobial resistance and One Health - Saturday, November 04, 2017

CANADA COMMUNICABLE DISEASE REPORT: Volume 43-11, November 2, 2017: Antimicrobial resistance and One Health

ISSN 1481-8531

SEE: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/reports-publications/canada-communicable-disease-report-ccdr/monthly-issue/2017-43/ccdr-volume-43-11-november-2-2017.html

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Pan-Canadian framework for action on antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use
Public Health Agency of Canada

Overviews

Enhancing antimicrobial stewardship by strengthening the veterinary drug regulatory framework
M Mehrotra, X-Z Li, MJ Ireland

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s research program on antimicrobial resistance 
E Topp

Surveillance

Surveillance of laboratory exposures to human pathogens and toxins: Canada 2016
A Bienek, M Heisz, M Su

Tuberculosis drug resistance in Canada: 2006–2016
V Gallant, J Vachon, W Siu

Web Exclusive

Tuberculosis drug resistance in Canada: 2006–2016 Supplementary data
V Gallant, J Vachon, W Siu

Advisory Committee Statement

New vaccine administration practice recommendations from the Canadian Immunization Guide
C Jensen, D Moore, C Mah, O Baclic, S Marchant-Short on behalf of the National Committee on Immunization (NACI)

Rapid communication

Hepatitis A virus infection associated with cannabis use
C Sikora, T Tipples, X-L Pang, A Andonov

ID News

Canadian antimicrobial resistance surveillance system - 2017 report highlights


"One Health Day" Helps Solve Health Challenges - The Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee Department of Agriculture (USA) - Thursday, November 02, 2017

"One Health Day" Helps Solve Health Challenges

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 | 9:52am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee Department of Agriculture are working to raise awareness of the connections among human, animal and environmental health with observances of the second annual internationalOne Health Day” Nov. 3, 2017.  https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/health/news/attachments/OneHealthDay.jpg

“The One Health concept recognizes the health of people, animals and the environment are all deeply connected. One Health Day highlights the need for a trans-disciplinary approach to solve critical global health challenges including emerging diseases, antimicrobial resistance, food safety, environmental pollution and many others.

“Identifying diseases that affect animals and could impact humans and doing all we can to stop them in their tracks before that happens is important  to the One Health approach,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “We worked together to do this in a recent outbreak of avian flu in Tennessee, making sure the outbreak was stopped in poultry while at the same time protecting the humans involved from any opportunity to get the bird flu themselves, or mix a bird-type flu with a human flu virus.” ...”

Please see complete News Release at:

'One Health Day' helps solve health challenges – Set for Nov. 3 - https://www.tn.gov/news/54014

Winchester Herald Chronicle

The One Health concept recognizes the health of people, animals and the environment are all deeply connected. One Health Day highlights the need ...

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Get ready for #OneHealthDay! - Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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CDC's One Health Work

CDC’s One Health Office is excited to join One Health Day on November 3, 2017 a worldwide campaign to demonstrate the need for a One Health approach to public health.


A One Health approach encourages collaborative efforts of many experts (like disease detectives, laboratorians, physicians, and veterinarians) working across human, animal, and environmental health to improve the health of people and animals, including pets, livestock, and wildlife. 

 

Join us on November 3 by following @CDC_NCEZID and using #OneHealthDay

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


One Health Platform Foundation Fostering 5th International One Health Congress meeting in Canada 2018 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

One Health Platform Foundation Fostering 5th International One Health Congress meeting in Canada 2018

The One Health Platform Foundation https://www.onehealthplatform.com/ is providing extraordinary leadership for the upcoming 5th International One Health Congress meeting in Canada:

The 5th International One Health Congress - Location: Saskatoon, Canada - Date: 22/05/2018 - 25/05/2018

Please 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 5th International One Health 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.

See http://onehealthplatform.com/international-one-health-conferences/home

Read about the extraordinary leaders/initiators of the One Health Platform, Prof. Ab Osterhaus (chair), Prof. John MacKenzie (vice-chair) and Mrs. Chris Vanlangendonck (daily management and communication). Together, they form the OPH organization’s management board https://www.onehealthplatform.com/ohp/who-we-are/management-board

Dr. Ab Osterhaus is one of the world’s leading virologists. His interest in the One Health concept culminated in his current position as the CEO of Artemis One Health Foundation and professor of wildlife virology and virus discovery at the Utrecht University. He is also the director of the newly established Center for Infection Medicine and Zoonoses Research at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany. To foster cooperation in all aspects of one health, Dr. Osterhaus has joined forces with professor Dr. John Mackenzie (Curtin University, Australia), who has an outstanding international reputation in the field of microbiology and its impacts on public health. Complementing the scientific knowledge of Drs. Ab Osterhaus and John MacKenzie is Mrs. Chris Vanlangendonck’s expertise in the field of science communication, management strategies and organizational dynamics. She is the director of Semiotics, the Belgium-based agency that provides strategic communication advice to scientists, scientific organizations and academic institutions.


A One Health Model - Duke Global Health Institute (USA) - Thursday, October 26, 2017

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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.”

Media See https://sites.globalhealth.duke.edu/dukeonehealth/media/

Duke University: Check out the Duke One Health video and photo library to learn more about the work we are doing around the world. Videos · Photo Gallery.

Resources: https://sites.globalhealth.duke.edu/dukeonehealth/resources-2/

 

 

 

 


 
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