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April 11, 2011

Canine Genetics May Hold “One Health” Answers for Humans   A study by U.S. and Swedish researchers discovered that a genetic variation causing Shar-Pei dogs to have wrinkled skin also is responsible for a periodic fever disorder is similar to periodic inherited autoinflammatory fever syndromes in humans http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Autoinflammatory/default.asp.  This research could help elucidate basic science…

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April 7, 2011

Discoverer of Cancer Causing Hepatitis B Virus and Nobel Prize Winner Dies:  an apparent unrecognized “One Health” example     Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD, physician Nobel Prize winning biochemist and medical researcher who discovered the hepatitis B virus and subsequently showed that it could cause liver cancer (i.e., hepatocellular carcinoma) and helped develop a…

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Emerging Threats to One Health: Implications to U.S. National Security – Colloquium April 12, 2011

April 5, 2011

Emerging Threats to One Health: Implications to U.S. National Security – Colloquium University of Missouri (USA) – Reynolds Alumni Center… April 12, 2011 Emerging Threats to One Health: Implications to U.S. National Security ·                         A 2011 Intelligence Community (IC) Centers for Academic Excellence (CAE) Regional Colloquium ·                          Hosted by the Office of the Assistant to…

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Fatal respiratory infections in endangered gorillas are linked to human contact

April 2, 2011

Public release date: 30-Mar-2011 Contact: Daniela Hernandezdfh2101@columbia.eduColumbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health Fatal respiratory infections in endangered gorillas are linked to human contact New study indicates that ecotourism may be contributing to the decline of mountain gorillas in African preserves “In a study published online this week in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases http://www.cdc.gov/eid/content/17/4/711.htm,…

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March 31, 2011

Major initiative to ensure the importance of companion animals within the global ‘One Health’ movement launched by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) at its recent 2010 Congress in Geneva “At the event, the WSAVA announced the formation of a One Health Committee which will be dedicated to driving forward One Health-related programmes and…

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March 27, 2011

Noted U. S. “One Health” Veterinarian-Pathologist Wins 2011 ‘Michele Raible Distinguished Teaching Awards in Undergraduate Medical Education’      One Health supporter/advocate and exemplar, Peter Anderson, DVM, PhD of the University of Alabama, Birmingham and Byron Crawford, MD of Tulane University were announced as winners of the 2011 Michel Raible Distinguished Teaching Awards in Under…

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March 22, 2011

  An Opinion – One Health   “We are in it together”… physicians and veterinarians serving human and animal health worldwide   By Bruce Kaplan, DVM*          Known as the father of modern medicine and the father of Internal medicine, the great Canadian physician Sir William Osler, was a 19th and early 20th…

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Raccoon Roundworms in Pet Kinkajous — Three States, 1999 and 2010 – U.S. CDC Report – March 18, 2011

March 18, 2011

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)   Raccoon Roundworms in Pet Kinkajous — Three States, 1999 and 2010 March 18, 2011 / 60(10);302-305 Baylisascaris procyonis (BP) is the common roundworm of raccoons (Procyon lotor). Adult BP live in the small intestine of this host, where they…

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U. S. City Mayor Strongly Endorses One Health Concept and Principles – March 10, 2011

March 13, 2011

U. S. City Mayor Strongly Endorses One Health Concept and Principles   The Mayor of Moscow, Idaho (USA), Nancy Chaney recently [March 10, 2011] sent the following One Health endorsement statement to the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team.  The city of Moscow, located in north central Idaho along the Washington/Idaho border, is home to the University…

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March 11, 2011

2nd Infection, Ecology and Epidemiology Network (IEE) Scientific meeting March 15-16, 2011 – Sigtuna, Sweden Registration is now closed (fully booked) Preliminary program Workshop I-IV Abstracts John Woodall: The One Health Initiative and ProMed-mail Liana Steeghs: Immuno Valley Björn Olsen: How much is the loss of a tiger worth? Erik Forsberg: UppsalaBIO Lovisa Svensson: Infection Ecology…

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March 9, 2011

One Health Research for Animals and Humans – University of Missouri-Columbia’s Comparative Orthopedic Laboratory (USA)   Foundation for Biomedical Research 818 Connecticut Avenue, NWSuite 900Washington, DC 20006   info@fbresearch.org www.fbresearch.org www.researchsaves.org   Foundation for Biomedical Research’s (FBR) newest TV spot, “Emma’s Story, is now airing on national networks including Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. The 60-second…

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Emerging Threats to One Health: Implications to U.S. National Security – University of Missouri (USA) – April 12, 2011

March 7, 2011

An Important Meeting to Consider and Attend …    Emerging Threats to One Health: Implications to U.S. National Security  University of Missouri (USA) – Reynolds Alumni Center… April 12, 2011  http://muconf.missouri.edu/odni/Program.html     “Health Security has historically been marginalized in it’s criticality to U.S. National Security. Real world events such as SARS, Avian Influenza, Mad…

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March 4, 2011

Reminder…   “Infection, Ecology and Epidemiology (IEE Network)” 2nd meeting will be in Sigtuna, Sweden, 15-16 March, 2011 http://www.sigtunastiftelsen.se/in+english__.html Key note lecturer:  Dr. John (Jack) Woodall is a viral epidemiologist, member of the One Health team and currently the contents manager of the One Health Initiative website’s ProMED-mail page.  Read more about dr Woodall here! You will…

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Penn State University (USA) website for the Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science Links to One Health Initiative Website

February 28, 2011

Penn State University (USA) website for the Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science Links to One Health Initiative Website   The One Health Initiative website has been notified that the Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania (USA) website for the Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science is providing a reciprocal…

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February 24, 2011

  Yale School of Medicine: Yale Human Animal Health Project – A Center for “One Health” studies (USA)   The Yale Human Animal Medicine Project, at the Yale School of Medicine, is advancing on a number of fronts under the direction of program director Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH.  According to Dr. Rabinowitz these include zoonoses in general,…

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A One Health in ACTION example from the 20th century – Published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS), 1983;65:137

February 22, 2011

A One Health in ACTION example from the 20th century:   The short life’s history of John L. Marshall, DVM, MD (1936 – 1980) demonstrates the tremendous potential of combining human and veterinary medical knowledge.  Dr. Marshall was a prominent orthopedic surgeon (first as a veterinarian and then as a physician) who appreciated the comparative…

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Outstanding One Health-One Medicine Program: Unique Program Facilitator at University of Missouri (MU) – USA

February 16, 2011

Outstanding One Health-One Medicine Program: Unique Program Facilitator at University of Missouri (MU) – USA     Carolyn Henry, DVM, MS is the One Health/One Medicine Program Facilitator at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO (USA).  She says, “My interest area is comparative oncology, but as the new Provost-appointed facilitator for the One Health/One Medicine…

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February 14, 2011

ProMED One Health Publications                The One Health Initiative website has offered its national (U.S.) and international readers a unique One Health view since February 2009.  A co-founder and associate editor of ProMED-mail www.promedmail.org, Jack Woodall, PhD, has diligently managed the contents of the our website’s special Home page tab called “ProMED outbreak reports” http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/promed.php.…

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February 13, 2011

1st International One Health Congress – Australia – February 14-16, 2011     http://www.onehealth2011.com/email/index11.html  

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University of Missouri (USA) Vice Chancellor for Research Issues Strong One Health Endorsement

February 10, 2011

University of Missouri (USA) Vice Chancellor for Research Issues Strong One Health Endorsement   Robert V. Duncan, PhD, Vice Chancellor for research at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO (USA) issued the following One Health endorsement to the One Health Initiative website on Tuesday February 8, 2011.  Dr. Duncan is also a professor of…

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