One Health News

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) consultation sets research priorities for monkeypox

June 4, 2022

3 June 2022 – News release – Geneva SEE: https://www.who.int/news/item/03-06-2022-who-consultations-sets-research-priorities-for-monkeypox “… Experts underlined the need for expedited studies to better understand the disease epidemiology, its clinical consequences, and the role of various modes of transmission. In addition, the following research needs were highlighted: a comprehensive One Health approach to understand animal-to-human transmission and animal reservoirs; development and evaluation of better diagnostic tools that can be available around the world; improved approaches to communicate and engage communities in…

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G7 science academies set out top four research priorities | Science|Business (sciencebusiness.net) [RE: One Health…]

June 2, 2022

G7 science academies set out top four research priorities | Science|Business (sciencebusiness.net) [RE: One Health…] 02 Jun 2022 | News In advance of the G7 heads of state get together later this month, the academies are demanding action on pandemic preparedness, zoonotic diseases, decarbonisation and melting ice SEE https://sciencebusiness.net/news/g7-science-academies-set-out-top-four-research-priorities “… “The G7 summit must provide leadership…

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Science Academies Call on G-7 Governments to Take Urgent Action to Accelerate Decarbonization, Develop Antiviral Drugs to Increase Pandemic Preparedness, Address Other Global Challenges

May 31, 2022

News Release | May 31, 2022 Science Academies Call on G-7 Governments to Take Urgent Action to Accelerate Decarbonization, Develop Antiviral Drugs to Increase Pandemic Preparedness, Address Other Global Challenges | National Academies SEE: https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/05/science-academies-call-on-g-7-governments-to-take-urgent-action-to-accelerate-decarbonization-develop-antiviral-drugs-to-increase-pandemic-preparedness-address-other-global-challenges  National Academies The Need for a One Health Approach to Zoonotic Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance [PDF] To address the global challenges posed by zoonotic …

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Avian influenza: How bird flu affects domestic and wild flocks, and why a One Health approach matters | National Post

May 27, 2022

 SEE: https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/avian-influenza-how-bird-flu-affects-domestic-and-wild-flocks-and-why-a-one-health-approach-matters  “… Avian influenza virus and One Health Management and control of avian influenza virus requires a One Health approach, which places equal importance on measures that address avian influenza virus from animal, human and environmental health perspectives. Climate change, human population growth and socio-economic factors have long-lasting impacts on environmental health. A cross-sectoral…

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REMINDER! wva/wma global conference on one health – World Veterinary Association

May 26, 2022

REMINDER! wva/wma global conference on one health – World Veterinary Association World Veterinary Association CONFERENCE ON ONE HEALTH. Drivers towards One Health. “Strengthening collaboration between. Physicians and Veterinarians”.

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WHO/Europe | Food safety – Building One Health preparedness capacities: Implementation of the National bridging workshop roadmap in Kazakhstan

May 24, 2022

SEE: https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/food-safety/news/news/2022/5/building-one-health-preparedness-capacities-implementation-of-the-national-bridging-workshop-roadmap-in-kazakhstan 24-05-2022 Kazakhstan has a historically well-developed agriculture sector with an emphasis on livestock production. There are territories prone to endemic zoonotic diseases as well as to environmental issues such as the Aral Sea. The interactions between humans, animals and the environment increase the risk of public health threats and spread of diseases. Having…

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PMGR: Strengthening One Health & Supporting Schools in the COVID-19 Response – Audio Description | Covid-19 | news-journal.com

May 21, 2022

PMGR: Strengthening One Health & Supporting Schools in the COVID-19 Response – Audio Description | Covid-19 | news-journal.com May 21, 2022 PMGR: Strengthening One Health & Supporting Schools in the COVID-19 Response – Audio Description | Covid-19 | news-journal.com  VIEW PUBLICATION

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McGill/Pegasus Summer Institute in Peace, Global Health & Sustainability (May 24 – June 10)    Tue May 24 to Fri Jun 10, 2022, Virtual

May 21, 2022

McGill/Pegasus Summer Institute in Peace, Global Health & Sustainability (May 24 – June 10)    Tue May 24 to Fri Jun 10, 2022, Virtual SUMMER INSTITUTE SERIES  Environment and Human Health-June 6-10   SCHEDULE  (The World Clock)  For further information, please contact:  Melissa Whaling  missywhaling@gmail.com 

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Tracking coronavirus in animals takes on new urgency – The Washington Post

May 20, 2022

Tracking coronavirus in animals takes on new urgency – The Washington Post May 20, 2022 “We really have to highlight the concept of one health. It’s not only about human health. We have to consider health in animals and the environment. And if you don’t look after these areas, we are the one that suffer…

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Synthetic Biology in Our Future from a One Health Perspective

May 13, 2022

" ... Paradoxically the COVID-19 pandemic has had a providential side-effect: It has accelerated worldwide recognition that a One Health approach is the best prescription for more expeditious and efficacious public health innovations. Simply put, all aspects of future biomedical advances are likely to benefit from a One Health interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary approach.” 

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FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Global Health Worker Initiative | The White House [One Health approach utilized]

May 12, 2022

SEE: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/05/11/fact-sheet-the-biden-harris-administration-global-health-worker-initiative/ “…Develop a multidisciplinary Global Health Security workforce. Achieving global health security requires a multi-sectoral approach that incorporates an understanding of the linkages among human, animal, and environmental health– a “One Health” approach. As part of the U.S. Government’s Global Health Security programs, USAID is investing up to $85 million over five years to create…

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RE: Cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus A(H5N1) in birds throughout the U.S. – CDC Information Resources Provided May11, 2022

May 11, 2022

Cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus A(H5N1) in birds throughout the US continue to be seen and one case of H5 bird flu in a person, please find resources that you can use and share below: Bird Flu Current Situation Summary | Avian Influenza (Flu) (cdc.gov) What To Know About Bird Flu Fact Sheet…

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Animals In Space: We Owe Them Now And In Future

May 9, 2022

Prime examples of a One Health approach, animals have tested the way for humans in space; now research moves back to Earth with new lines of inquiry by *Richard Seifman and *Claude Forthomme – Senior Editor  May 9, 2022 in Science, Society SEE: https://impakter.com/animals-in-space-owe-now-future/  *Members, Advisory Board – One Health Initiative

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Disease-causing parasites can hitch a ride on plastics

May 8, 2022

THE MEMBER MAGAZINE OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY  NEWS – Disease-causing parasites can hitch a ride on plastics SEE: https://www.asbmb.org/asbmb-today/science/050822/disease-causing-parasites-can-hitch-a-ride-on-plas “Typically when people hear about plastic pollution, they might envision seabirds with bellies full of trash or sea turtles with plastic straws in their noses. However, plastic pollution poses another threat…

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Avian Flu and the COVID Connection 

May 2, 2022

Avian Flu and the COVID Connection  SEE: https://impakter.com/avian-flu-covid-connection/ “… These are early days in Avian flu vaccine development and availability, and in the future we may look to some of the new technologies, such as mRNA, to provide faster and more easily produced vaccines.  But the idea of getting ahead of a possible epidemic or pandemic…

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A One Health approach to tick borne diseases | Second Opinion | KCRW

April 30, 2022

A One Health approach to tick borne diseases | Second Opinion | KCRW SEE: https://www.kcrw.com/culture/shows/second-opinion/a-one-health-approach-to-tick-borne-diseases Veterinarians and Human health providers often deal similar diseases and that would stand a better chance of treatment with improved communication between the two professions. Michael Wilkes, MD, PhD Host, Second Opinion Michael Wilkes is Professor of Medicine at the University of…

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A warming world gives viruses more chances to hitchhike from species to species – The Verge

April 28, 2022

A warming world gives viruses more chances to hitchhike from species to species – The Verge That puts humans at greater risk, too https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/28/23044725/climate-change-zoonotic-virus-spillover “… That includes pairing surveillance of new viruses with observations of how species’ geographic ranges are shifting, the authors say. It’s part of a bigger movement to adopt a concept called One…

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Pathogens can hitch a ride on plastic to reach the sea: Microplastics can carry land-based parasites to ocean, affecting wildlife and human health [highlights need for One Health approach] — ScienceDaily

April 27, 2022

Pathogens can hitch a ride on plastic to reach the sea: Microplastics can carry land-based parasites to ocean, affecting wildlife and human health — ScienceDaily SEE: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/04/220426101709.htm “… Crypto and giardia cause gastrointestinal disease and can be deadly in young children and people who are immunocompromised. “This is very much a problem that affects both humans and…

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Securing a Sustainable Life on Land – SDG 15 – 2022 ECOSOC Youth Forum, Thematic Breakout sessions, Parallel Session 2B | UN Web TV

April 20, 2022

“… They can amplify and increase the reach and impact of major international initiatives – from the One Health approach to ensuring the health of ecosystems and people,  …” SEE: https://media.un.org/en/asset/k1u/k1ubfny1xh

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World Health Day: Our Planet, Our Health – AMRRIC (this year theme supports One Health approach)

April 18, 2022

World Health Day: Our Planet, Our Health – AMRRIC SEE: https://www.amrric.org/uncategorized/view/world-health-day-our-planet-our-health/ “ … The year’s theme is a big show of support for ‘One Health’ approaches. The idea of “One Health” is built on the understanding that animal health, human health and the health of the shared environment in which we live are deeply interconnected.…

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