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Pig flu in humans more common than we think?

January 4, 2012

Pig flu in humans more common than we think?  Prepared for publication on the One Health Initiative website and submitted January 3, 2011 by:   John Friary, MPH, MS Global Pathogens Laboratory http://gpl.phhp.ufl.edu Emerging Pathogens Institute Department of Environmental and Global Health College of Public Health and Health Profession University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (USA)…

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World Veterinary Association (WVA) One Health Section Now Available on Home Page Tab – January 3, 2012

January 3, 2012

World Veterinary Association (WVA) One Health Section Now Available on Home Page Tab   January 3, 2012—The One Health Initiative team is proud to announce that through our longstanding liaison with the World Veterinary Association’s Contents Manager Jim Edwards, ONZM, BVSc, MRCVS, Dip.Bus.Studs http://www.worldveterinaryconsultants.com/?Directors:Jim_Edwards and a past President of WVA, we have added a Tab to…

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An important unique example of One Health in ACTION…International Laboratory on Vector Borne Diseases Established in West Africa

December 30, 2011

An important unique example of One Health in ACTION…   International Laboratory on Vector Borne Diseases Established in West Africa     “The LAMIVECT (Laboratoire mixte international sur les maladies à vecteurs”, or international laboratory on vector-borne diseases) Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) was born in May 2011. It gathers the main actors on research, training and…

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Book Review Requested by One Health Initiative Website Team: Animals, Diseases, and Human Health: Shaping Our Lives Now and in the Future

December 26, 2011

Book Review Requested by One Health Initiative Website Team: Animals, Diseases, and Human Health: Shaping Our Lives Now and in the Future Reviewed by Lisa Ann Conti, DVM, MPH, Diplomate ACVPM, CEHP, CPM, AVES (Hon) Animals, Diseases, and Human Health: Shaping Our Lives Now and in the Future presents some of the more common dilemmas…

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December 22, 2011

One Health “AHEAD” – Wildlife Conservation Society & Partners   What is AHEAD? –  www.wcs-ahead.org“Animal & Human Health for the Environment And Development (AHEAD) was launched at the 2003 IUCN World Parks Congress in Durban, South Africa.  By assembling a dream team of veterinarians, ecologists, biologists, social and economic scientists, agriculturists, wildlife managers, public health…

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December 19, 2011

“One Health” Air Force Veterinarian Receives U.S. Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Fellowship   Major Thomas Doker (DVM, DACVPM, MPH, CPH), the public health flight chief for the 82nd Aerospace Medical Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base in Frederick, Oklahoma, was recently chosen for a fellowship with the…

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Kentucky (USA) Veterinary Medical Association History Book contains One Health Feature

December 14, 2011

Kentucky (USA) Veterinary Medical Association History Book contains One Health Feature   Please see PDF link http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/One_Health_from100_Year_book.pdf to read complete One Health chapter…     “Celebrating 100 Years of Compassionate Care, 1911 – 2011, a new book released by the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA), is now available for online purchase www.kvma.org.  Its 120 pages…

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One Health Program Progress Report from the Netherlands

December 10, 2011

One Health Program Progress Report from the Netherlands   Reported by: Arno Vermeulen PhD, Managing Director, Immuno Valley ALTANT programme, Yalelaan 42, 3584 CM Utrecht, The Netherlands P: +31 30 253 1142 –  M: +31 6 46311342   Please see December 7, 2011 PRESS RELEASE – PDF link http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Press%20Release%20Immuno%20Valley%20ALTANT%2020111207%20(2).pdf   … ‘One Health’: animals and humans…

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National League of Cities – Adopted [One Health Resolution] at the 2011 Congress of Cities – November 12, 2011 (USA)

December 4, 2011

Historic One Health Resolution (USA)…   National League of Cities · Adopted at the 2011 Congress of Cities · November 12, 2011 (USA)  2012 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources  Pg.68 & 69   NLC RESOLUTION #2012-17 – ONE HEALTH INITIATIVE [Please see http://alturl.com/tz5gx and http://alturl.com/zh45j]   WHEREAS, cities depend on the health and vitality of their…

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One health national programme across species on zoonoses: a call to the developing world

December 2, 2011

Infection Ecology and Epidemiology Journal – Citation: Infection Ecology and Epidemiology 2011, 1: 8293 – DOI: 10.3402/iee.v1i0.8293 CASE STUDY One health national programme across species on zoonoses: a call to the developing world Asokan G. V., Dr1*, Vanitha Asokan, Dr2 and Prathap Tharyan, Dr3 1College of Health Sciences, Kingdom of Bahrain; 2American Mission Hospital, Kingdom of Bahrain; 3South Asian Cochrane Network &…

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One Health Initiative website team Honorary Advisory Board Joined by New Member – November 25, 2011

November 25, 2011

One Health Initiative website team Honorary Advisory Board Joined by New Member   November 25, 2011—The One Health Initiative honorary Advisory Board was established on December 1, 2010. Today, we are pleased to announce that among the current outstanding One Health supporters/advocates and recognized leaders, The Mayor of Moscow, Idaho (USA), Nancy Chaney, RN, BA,…

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National League of Cities (USA) Adopts One Health Resolution

November 18, 2011

Major One Health News…   National League of Cities (USA) Adopts One Health Resolution   November 18, 2011 (USA)—The National League of Cities (NLC) http://nlc.org/ adopted an historic One Health Resolution at its annual business meeting in Phoenix, AZ (USA) on November 12, 2011, with approximately 700 voting members in attendance.    The resolution states…

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November 17, 2011

One Health Publications   Courtesy of:  *Clinicians Brief Journal – November 2011 Issue:   ·         “Public Health Significance of Toxoplasma” – See http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/CapsulesNov2011.pdf.   ·          Ask the expert…“Checklists: An Answer to Avoiding Mistakes” – See http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/AsktheExpert_Checklists.pdf   See full November issue: http://www.cliniciansbrief.com/journal   *Clinician’s Brief, the official Journal of the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC),…

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One Health Approaches Serve to Mind the Gaps – November 11, 2011

November 9, 2011

One Health Approaches Serve to Mind the Gaps Olga Jonas, Economic Adviser, World Bank, Washington, DC 20433 (USA) www.worldbank.org/flu     Provided to One Health Initiative Website – November 9, 2011 The breaking of the levees in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was the single most catastrophic failure of an engineered system…

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A neglected zoonosis…Notes from the Field: Q Fever Outbreak Associated with Goat Farms — Washington and Montana, 2011

November 6, 2011

A neglected zoonosis… Notes from the Field: Q Fever Outbreak Associated with Goat Farms — Washington and Montana, 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: October 14, 2011 / 60(40);1393: See PDF http://alturl.com/dvt7z On April 22, 2011, the Q fever bacterium Coxiella burnetii was detected in a goat…

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November 3, 2011

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services – Food and Drug Administration (FDA) One Health Initiative: Fat Cat? By Ashley Steel, Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA – November 2, 2011 “We drive through 7 am gridlock to survive the monotony of our 9-to-5 jobs all to find a way to pay for life’s expenses.…

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Antibiotic Use in Food Animals Symposium Establishes New Benchmark for Information, Science – News Release October 31, 2011

November 1, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – A serious One Health Issue!   National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Contact: Teres Lambert 847-838-2966 tlambert@animalagriculture.org   Antibiotic Use in Food Animals Symposium Establishes New Benchmark for Information, Science See: 2011 NIAA Symposium Proceedings: Antibiotic Use in Food Animals:  A Dialogue for a Common Purpose…

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October 30, 2011

MIT News (USA): Analysis of 29 mammals reveals genomic ‘dark matter’ Genomic comparison offers a new map for charting human disease and biology.   Haley Bridger, Broad Institute   October 13, 2011   “An international team of researchers has discovered the vast majority of the so-called “dark matter” in the human genome, by means of…

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Food Safety and One Health Issues Discussed: “Produce Problems: How Pigs, Pollution And Other People Taint Our Fruits And Veggies” – October 26, 2011

October 27, 2011

Food Safety and One Health Issues Discussed: Produce Problems: How Pigs, Pollution And Other People Taint Our Fruits And Veggies By Reporter Lynne Peeples – The Huffington Post lynne.peeples@huffingtonpost.com The second in a series investigating the complex linkages between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. Please see: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/26/produce-contamination-illness-listeria-infection-loop_n_1033152.html

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October 26, 2011

2nd Report of the National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee – April 2011 (USA)   Includes references to building One Health infrastructure:   “Challenges        –  One Health: Domestic animal, wildlife and plant disease surveillance systems and food and vector disease monitoring systems should be integrated into the national biosurveillance strategy for human health.”   http://www.cdc.gov/about/advisory/pdf/NBASFinalReport_April2011.pdf

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