One Health News

July 11, 2011

2nd Report of the National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee – April 2011   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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July 6, 2011

International One Health Group Endorses One Health Initiative Website as “web portal” for all One Health Information   July 6, 2011:   An open invitation meeting on One Health was held at the UK Health Protection Agency in London on 29th June, 2011 to identify needs and actions required to progress a globally inclusive international one…

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Nigerian Public Health Veterinarians and Physicians Adopting Aggressive Visionary Model Approach to One Health

July 5, 2011

Nigerian Public Health Veterinarians and Physicians Adopting Aggressive Visionary Model Approach to One Health   BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON ONE HEALTH NIGERIA E-GROUP   “OneHealthNigeria@googlegroups.com (OHN) is a private initiative created to actively promote the One Health Initiative Concept (http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/index.php).  As the list creator, I am a Nigerian Veterinary Epidemiologist [Tayo Babalobi, DVM, MPVM, PhD, MCVSN]…

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Faculty Position in ONE HEALTH offered at U.S.A. College of Veterinary Medicine-The Ohio State University

June 29, 2011

Faculty Position in ONE HEALTH offered at U.S.A. College of Veterinary Medicine-The Ohio State University   The Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track position as a One Health Specialist. The position is affiliated with the multi-college Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases…

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June 28, 2011

REMINDER: General Invitation to One Health open forum discussion (JUNE 29, 2011) – RE: International Society of One Health Proposal   During the first International Congress on One Health held in Melbourne in February 2011, it was agreed to hold a one day meeting to discuss the best way forward for the One Health initiative. The…

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June 27, 2011

One Health History Question:   Who coined the term “One Medicine”?   Answer: Dr. Calvin Schwabe coined the “One Medicine” term and crystallized the concept in the 20th century.   *By Bruce Kaplan, DVM and Cheryl Scott, RN, NP, DVM, MPVM     A re-examination of historically valid references appears to verify that the American…

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Australian International One Health Leader Supports One Health Institute of Medicine (IOM) Study

June 20, 2011

Australian International One Health Leader Supports One Health Institute of Medicine (IOM) Study    June 17, 2011:   Dr. Martyn Jeggo, veterinarian and international One Health leader from Australia, sent this letter http://alturl.com/ewqmu supporting an Institute of Medicine (IOM) One Health study/report on the same day that the National Academies of Practice (NAP) http://www.napractice.org/index.cfm sent…

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National Academies of Practice (NAP) Supports One Health Institute of Medicine (IOM) Study

June 17, 2011

National Academies of Practice (NAP) Supports One Health Institute of Medicine (IOM) Study    June 17, 2011:   The NAP http://www.napractice.org/index.cfm sent a letter of support (see http://alturl.com/g6uny) written to Secretaries of Health and Human Services (Kathleen Sebelius) and Homeland Security (Janet Napolitano). The NAP letter was signed by the NAP President and President-elect, Drs.…

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June 15, 2011

Important Final Notice: Don’t Miss … One Border One Health Symposium (Details below) June 23 – 24, 2011 San Diego, CAOne Border One Health Symposium A Regional Symposium Advancing Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration and Border Surveillance for Emerging Infectious Diseases See more: http://www.oneborderonehealth.com/ Registration for Day 1 extended until Friday June 17, 2011. Register Now! Seating is…

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Prominent Maine United States Senator Meets with Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Representatives

June 10, 2011

Left to right:  Carol McCarthy, MD, Robert Smith, MD, MPH, Kathleen Gensheimer, MD, MPH, Senator Susan Collins (R ME), Rob Owens, PharmD Prominent Maine United States Senator Meets with Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Representatives   Senator Susan Collins (R ME) visited with representatives of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) http://www.idsociety.org/ on Wednesday June 1, 2011.  Physician, Dr. Kathleen Gensheimer,…

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June 9, 2011

Recent Multidisciplinary “One Health” Paper Published by UK Physician and Team   “The intensification of livestock production and its impact on zoonotic disease risk” The Communicable Diseases Policy Research Group from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine headed by prominent research physician Professor Richard R. Coker, MD Richard.Coker@lshtm.ac.uk recently published…

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Maine Physician Public Health Consultant Strongly Endorses One Health – June 7, 2011

June 7, 2011

Maine Physician Public Health Consultant Strongly Endorses One Health – June 7, 2011   “The “One Health” initiative, with its goal of improving animal and human health globally is long overdue.  The increasing cadence of emerging infections and the complex inter-relationships that exist between humans, wildlife and the environment demands the simultaneous study of disease…

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One Border One Health Symposium: San Diego, CA – June 23-24, 2011

June 6, 2011

Important Notice: Don’t Miss … One Border One Health Symposium (Details below) June 23 – 24, 2011 San Diego, CAOne Border One Health Symposium A Regional Symposium Advancing Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration and Border Surveillance for Emerging Infectious Diseases Online Registration begins on May 11, 2011, and will continue through June 15, 2011.  See more: http://www.oneborderonehealth.com/ One…

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Prominent Netherlands Physician Appointed First One Health Professor for Utrecht Life Sciences Faculty of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

June 5, 2011

Prominent Netherlands Physician Appointed  First One Health Professor for Utrecht Life Sciences Faculty of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine   PRESS RELEASE   Roel Coutinho the first Professor for Utrecht Life Sciences   “Zoonoses form the new threat to public health”   Roel Coutinho has been appointed Professor for Utrecht Life Sciences at the Faculty of…

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Visionary Canadian Medical and Veterinary Medical College Deans Jointly Discuss One Health

June 2, 2011

Visionary Canadian Medical and Veterinary Medical College Deans Jointly Discuss One Health   A visionary joint meeting of Deans from the Canadian medical and veterinary medical colleges was held in conjunction with the Canadian Conference on Medical Education in Toronto, Canada, in May 2011.  The theme of the meeting, jointly organized by Elizabeth Stone (Dean,…

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Prominent Swedish Physician Advocates One Health Principles to Fight Global Infectious Disease

May 31, 2011

Prominent Swedish Physician Advocates One Health Principles to Fight Global Infectious Disease     “With humans seemingly fighting a losing battle against the invasion of an ever-changing army of infectious diseases, how do we predict and prepare for the next epidemic?  Björn Olsen, MD, PhD, Professor and Senior Physician of Infectious Diseases at Uppsala University,…

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May 27, 2011

General Invitation to One Health open forum discussion – RE: International Society of One Health Proposal   During the first International Congress on One Health held in Melbourne in February 2011, it was agreed to hold a one day meeting to discuss the best way forward for the One Health initiative. The possibility was discussed of…

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Symposium: One World, One Health, One Medicine – Boston, MA (USA) – October 21, 2011

May 25, 2011

Notice: Don’t Miss Important One Health Symposium Scheduled in October 2011 49th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)  Symposium: One World, One Health, One Medicine – Boston, MA (USA) Friday, October 21, 2011: 2:15 PM-4:15 PM  Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: ·                  describe…

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May 21, 2011

Reminder…   Important New “One Health” Oriented Journal Publication from Sweden   Infection Ecology and Epidemiology – This journal is now available and online.   Read more here.   Aims & Scope Infection Ecology & Epidemiology (IEE) is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal aiming to be a truly international forum for the free exchange of original,…

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May 17, 2011

One Health in ACTION …   “Conservation Through Public Health” (CTPH) Uganda Supports One Health   May 17, 2011–Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, BVM, MRCVS, Chief Executive Officer of Conservation through Public Health (CTPH) http://www.ctph.org/index.php from Kampala, Uganda notified the One Health Initiative website team today of CTPH’s strong “support of One Health and desire to develop some…

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