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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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Watching for new COVID variants in wildlife “now critical,” CDC says (ktvq.com)

April 11, 2022

SEE: https://www.ktvq.com/news/coronavirus/watching-for-new-covid-variants-in-wildlife-now-critical-cdc-says

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Portman, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce the Risk of Zoonotic …

April 9, 2022

Portman, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce the Risk of Zoonotic … SEE: https://www.portman.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/portman-colleagues-introduce-bipartisan-legislation-reduce-risk-zoonotic In particular, this legislation emphasizes the United States’ role in promoting a One Health approach, which includes collaboration with the …

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REPEAT: U.S. National Institute of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) Physician Director, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Addresses One Health…

April 9, 2022

“…we have long embraced a one-health paradigm at NIAID, especially in the realm of emerging and re-emerging diseases, most of which are zoonoses and must be studied in the context of the ecosystems humans share with microbes, non-human hosts, vectors, reservoirs and other actors.  Many of the research efforts about which I speak and write…

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REPEAT: Renowned Physician Interventional Cardiologist Endorses One Health Concept

April 9, 2022

Renowned Physician Interventional Cardiologist Endorses One Health Concept SEE: https://onehealthinitiative.com/renowned-physician-interventional-cardiologist-endorses-one-health-concept/ REPEAT: September 5, 2017 The One Health Concept: How Multidisciplinary Training and Collaboration Leads to Major Advances in Health Care

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USDA APHIS | APHIS Releases Annual Impact Report for 2021

April 7, 2022

SEE: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/newsroom/stakeholder-info/administrator-letters-to-stakeholders/2021-impact-report  “… At the same time that the pandemic challenged us, it also gave us a vital inroad to advancing One Health. Through the American Rescue Plan Act, Congress allocated $300 million to APHIS to strengthen our One Health capacity and develop an early warning system for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). This…

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Strategic framework for collaboration on antimicrobial resistance

April 6, 2022

Together for One Health 6 April 2022  | Publication SEE: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240045408  

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An exemplary One Health model for current and future medical school programs – University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX (USA)

April 2, 2022

  Issue 1                                                                                            April 2022   Introduction to the UTMB…

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Two new One Health-associated positions posted: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Member, Texas Medical Center: UTMB One Health Advancing Health Care in Humans, Animals and the Environment

March 31, 2022

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Member, Texas Medical Center: UTMB One Health Advancing Health Care in Humans, Animals and the Environment SEE: Research Associate: https://aa083.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/senior-research-associate-internal-medicine-infectious-disease-5371 Biostatistician/bioinformatician: https://aa083.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/biostatistician-i-bioinformatics-scientist-internal-medicine-infectious-disease-7930?et=VdtjGtFV Provided by: Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA Professor, Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Microbiology and Immunology, and Preventive Medicine & Population Health University of Texas…

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Integrated effort needed to mitigate fracking while protecting both humans and the environment < Yale School of Public Health

March 31, 2022

SEE: https://ysph.yale.edu/news-article/integrated-effort-needed-to-mitigate-fracking-while-protecting-both-humans-and-the-environment/ “… The authors recommend scientists and practitioners take a more integrated approach that spans both public health and conservation interests and focuses more on regions and populations that are underrepresented, historically marginalized or poorly understood. They cite One Health initiatives as an example of how a wide range of collaborations can work. One Health is…

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Convention on Biological Diversity: Draft recommendation to focus on One Health approach, COVID-19 (downtoearth.org.in)

March 31, 2022

SEE: https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/health/convention-on-biological-diversity-draft-recommendation-to-focus-on-one-health-approach-covid-19-82153    

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WORLD VETERINARY ASSOCIATION President-Elect (former American Veterinary Medical Association President) Advocates for One Health

March 28, 2022

March 28, 2022— In a message today to the One Health Initiative team, World Veterinary Association (WVA) President-elect, Dr. John de Jong expressed strong support and advocacy for the One Health concept/approach.  President de Jong’s election to WVA was discussed in a March 7th article in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).…

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