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Biodefense Headlines – 23 October 2022

 Background image: photomicrograph of a small bowel tissue sample, which had been extracted from a patient with an acute case of cholera. Credit: Dr. Gangarosa / CDC


 Disease X: Time to Act Now and Prepare for the Next Pandemic Threat

The current pandemic is not necessarily the last or worst, since risk factors for the emergence of EIDs persist and increase, including population growth and aging, environmental contamination, climate change, loss of biodiversity, changing vector habitats and globalization. Global preparedness strategies should be integrated and coherent with national frameworks, and based on a One-Health approach, including the contrast to the antimicrobial resistance, and the prevention of environmental changes. European Journal of Public Health



Resistant Aspergillus fumigatus and Dermatophyte Species: A One Health Perspective on an Urgent Public Health Problem

Recent evidence has identified the agricultural use of triazole fungicides as an important driver of triazole-resistant A. fumigatus infections. Antifungal-resistant dermatophyte infections are likely driven by the inappropriate use of antifungal drugs and antibacterial and corticosteroid creams. This review highlights the need for a One Health approach to address emerging antifungal resistant infections. Current Clinical Microbiology Reports