One Health News

Safeguarding Animal, Human and Ecosystem Health: One Health at the World Bank

July 10, 2020

[including COVID-19 pandemic] " ... One Health strategies are highly cost-effective. One Health improves effectiveness of core public health systems, substantially reducing morbidity, mortality, and economic costs of outbreaks. ...”

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ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY: Unite human, animal and environmental health to prevent the next pandemic [“One Health approach”]– United Nations (UN) Report

July 7, 2020

“The report’s authors identify the One Health approach -- which unites public health, veterinary and environmental expertise -- as the optimal method for preventing as well as responding to zoonotic disease outbreaks and pandemics.”

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Health: How Fauci, 5 other health specialists deal with covid-19 risks in their everyday lives

July 3, 2020

As Americans learn to live with the coronavirus, many are struggling with decisions about which practices are safe or risky for them. The Washington Post asked six public health/infectious diseases specialists about their own behavior choices.

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CDC says U.S. has ‘way too much virus’ to control pandemic as cases surge across country

June 30, 2020

HEALTH AND SCIENCE CDC says U.S. has ‘way too much virus’ to control pandemic as cases surge across country SEE: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/29/cdc-says-us-has-way-too-much-virus-to-control-pandemic-as-cases-surge-across-country.html  “… The coronavirus has proven to be the kind of virus that Schuchat and her colleagues always feared would emerge, she said. She added that it spreads easily, no one appears to have immunity…

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History of the One Health Initiative team and website

June 29, 2020

https://www.onehealthinitiative.com   AND  www.archive.onehealthinitiative.com  One Health Initiative will unite human and veterinary medicine In association with: History of the One Health Initiative team and website (April 2006 through September 2015) and the One Health Initiative website since October 1, 2008 … revised to date June 2020 Note: There have been many inquiries requesting an accurate historical account…

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“Bats, Ducks, and Pandemics: An Introduction to One Health Policy”

June 29, 2020

One Health is the concept that human, animal, and environmental/ecosystem health are linked. The concept provides a useful framework for examining complex health issues such as food safety and security, emerging and vector-borne diseases, and antimicrobial resistance.

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COVID-19 and mask confusion: Separating myths from realities [helps protect wearer too!]

June 27, 2020

BOTTOM LINE:  Wearing a mask helps protect the wearer and others ... from COVID-19!!

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How Do We Prevent the Next Pandemic?

June 25, 2020

Understanding the interface between humankind and wildlife is essential to averting infectious-disease outbreaks. We can't afford to ignore it anymore.

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World’s largest public agricultural research network launches COVID-19 Hub to support global scientific response

June 23, 2020

"... Around two-thirds of CGIAR’s existing research portfolio is already directly relevant to tackling the coronavirus outbreak. The work of most immediate relevance encompasses four research pillars: food systems, One Health (the human-animal-environment health interface), inclusive public programs for food security and nutrition, and policies and investments for crisis response, economic recovery and improved future…

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The 21st Century U.S. and Worldwide Landmark Catalyst for “One Medicine-One Health”

June 20, 2020

"It has been a special privilege to serve as the Chair of the One Health Initiative Task Force (OHITF). The concept of One Health is not new and perhaps has even enjoyed stronger endorsement and support in past decades prior to the advent of clinical specialization in human and veterinary medicine. Achieving the end point…

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A Pandemic and a Call to Action for One Health: The FDA [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] One Health Initiative – June 11, 2020

June 18, 2020

WEBCAST A Pandemic and a Call to Action for One Health: The FDA [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] One Health Initiative JUNE 11, 2020 Please Go to bottom of the page on this link for listening to outstanding “One Health” recordings containing excellent explanatory slides: https://www.fda.gov/science-research/fda-grand-rounds/pandemic-and-call-action-one-health-fda-one-health-initiative-06112020-06112020 Webcast Recordings: *Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D. Professorial Lecturer, Milken Institute…

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END NOTES — Leadership During Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises (Dr. Laura Kahn)

June 16, 2020

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP Please LISTEN TO Dr. Kahn’s Leadership Podcast: http://wws.princeton.edu/news-and-events/news/item/leadership-during-epidemics-bioterror-attacks-and-other-public-health World leaders have been tested in their ability to protect their citizens against Covid-19, which has upended nearly every facet of society. Stable leadership is needed now more than ever. In this episode, Dr. Laura Kahn shares her take on the skills necessary…

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact & Response … Passing the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act

June 14, 2020

The COVID-19 global pandemic has punctuated the need for taking an integrated One Health approach to fostering and protecting human health and wellbeing. ...

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Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine – ONE HEALTH

June 12, 2020

One Health is an approach to understanding the interconnectivity of humans, animals, and the environment, and achieving the best health results for all. One Health initiatives are being supported by global organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and more.

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Notable “One Health” endorsements

June 11, 2020

Karl M. Johnson, MD Past Director, Middle America Research Unit National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH Founding Chief, Special Pathogens Branch, CDC (retired) 10 Calle Final Placitas, NM 87043 November 15, 2008 – Eminent virologists, Drs. Karl Johnson (physician) and Fred Murphy (veterinarian) worked at CDC as co-equal investigators, together discovering the etiologic…

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Focus needed to better manage future pandemics

June 9, 2020

The One-Health approach is gaining traction as it enables the collaboration needed across different sectors and disciplines, working at the local, regional, national, and global levels...

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A perspective … some significant Historic Inspirations for advancing the One Medicine/One Health concept & movement – 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries

June 8, 2020

Leading past One Medicine/One Health physicians—“Giants”:   Rudolf Virchow, MD (the father of cellular pathology and coined the term “zoonosis”) “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.”  Vichow’s Contributions to Veterinary Medicine: Celebrated Then, Forgotten…

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Nature is our Greatest Source of Health and Well-Being

June 5, 2020

“... Supporting agrobiodiversity and adopting integrated ecosystem-based and One Health approaches provide valuable opportunities to enhance the sustainability of food production systems and are instrumental to the effective management of potential health risks, such as food safety and infectious diseases outbreaks. ...”

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