One Health News

The Biological Weapons Convention: Proceeding without a verification protocol – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists – May 9 2011

May 16, 2011

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists The Biological Weapons Convention: Proceeding without a verification protocol [… “One Health” efforts including surveillance of human, animal, and plant diseases should be encouraged, expanded, and supported. …]   By Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP | 9 May 2011 The Seventh Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) will…

View Article

May 12, 2011

International One Health leader/prominent Australian veterinarian to give Keynote address at Fourteenth Annual Conference on Vaccine Research – Baltimore, Maryland (USA): May 16-18, 2011   Martyn Jeggo, BVetMed, PhD is scheduled to present the “One Health-One Medicine” Keynote address at the Fourteenth Annual Conference on Vaccine Research in Baltimore, Maryland (USA) http://www.nfid.org/index.html / http://www.nfid.org/conferences/vaccine11/ on…

View Article

May 11, 2011

One Health in ACTION …   Unheralded Veterinary Medical Research Doctor Contributes to Clinical Human and Animal Medical Health   Another prime example of interdisciplinary professionals collaborating and influencing the course of medical (health) research discoveries has been the important work by veterinarian George E. Lees, DVM, MS, currently with the Small Animal Clinical Sciences…

View Article

ZOONOTIC DISEASE EXPERT [Veterinarian] ADVISES [U.S.] HOMELAND SECURITY OF THREATS TO AGRICULTURAL SUPPLY CHAIN – May 4, 2011

May 7, 2011

Source: Juergen Richt, 785-532-4408, jricht@k-state.eduhttp://www.k-state.edu/media/mediaguide/bios/richtbio.htmlNews release prepared by: Karinne Cortes, 785-532-461, kcortes@vet.k-state.edu Wednesday, May 4, 2011 ZOONOTIC DISEASE EXPERT [Veterinarian] ADVISES [U.S.] HOMELAND SECURITY OF THREATS TO AGRICULTURAL SUPPLY CHAIN See http://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/may11/richt50411.html for original news release.   MANHATTAN [Kansas (USA)] — It has been estimated that a pound of meat — whether beef, chicken or…

View Article

May 5, 2011

Unique “One Health” Tenure-track Faculty Job Position Offered at University of Florida (USA)   The University of Florida’s College of Public Health and Health Professions, Environmental and Global Health Department http://egh.phhp.ufl.edu, located in Gainesville, FL (USA) advertised (posted) a unique and visionary position on April 27, 2011. Applications are invited for a tenure-tract Assistant/Associate/Full Professor…

View Article

May 3, 2011

1st International One Health Congress Summary – February 14 – 16, 2011 – Victoria, Australia   SEE: Complete Official Summary Report posted (attachment released May 3, 2011) on Publications page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications.php   Key messages arising from the inaugural International One Health Congress:   The One Health approach          Recognises the interdependence of, and seeks…

View Article

1st International One Health Congress Abstracts – EcoHealth Journal

May 1, 2011

1st International One Health Congress Abstracts – EcoHealth Journal      This historic first international One Health meeting http://www.onehealth2011.com/email/index11.html was held in Victoria, Australia February 14-16, 2011.  Its theme concerned “Human Health, Animal Health, the Environment and Global Survival”.   The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono website team strongly supported, endorsed, and publicized this…

View Article

April 26, 2011

One Health Initiative Team and Advisory Board Urge United States Secretaries of Departments: Health and Human Services and Homeland Security to Help Provide Funding for “One Health” Institute of Medicine (IOM) Study/Report     The following letter was mailed to the U.S. Secretaries Kathleen Sebelius (Department of Health and Human Services) and Janet Napolitano (Department…

View Article

One Health Meeting Initiated Between Local Physician and Veterinarian Associations in Florida (USA) – April 19, 2011

April 24, 2011

One Health in ACTION …   One Health Meeting Initiated Between Local Physician and Veterinarian Associations in Florida (USA)   A first ever local Capital Medical Society/Big Bend Veterinary Medical Association joint meeting was held in Tallahassee, Florida (USA) on April 19, 2011 to discuss “One Health.”  In addition to practicing clinicians (physicians and veterinarians),…

View Article

Salmonella detected at frog breeder in 217-case outbreak – USA

April 21, 2011

Salmonella detected at frog breeder in 217-case outbreak Centers for Infectious Disease Research & Policy – University of Minnesota (USA) Jim Wappes  . Editorial Director Apr 8, 2011 (CIDRAP News) – “The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported yesterday that 217 people in 41 states since 2009 have become ill with Salmonella from…

View Article

Are We All Sanitarians?

April 18, 2011

One Health in ACTION …   Are We All Sanitarians?    Larry Gordon, MS, MPH, DHL, DEAAS    Sanitarian   Jerrold M. Michael ScD, DrPH, DEE, Rear Admiral, USPHS (Ret.) recently wrote: “While doing research on an article on the National Board of Health, which existed between 1879 and 1883, I learned a lot more…

View Article

One health: the importance of companion animal vector-borne disease

April 14, 2011

One health: the importance of companion animal vector-borne disease   By: Professor Michael J. Day, BSc, BVMS (Hons), PhD        Professor of Veterinary Pathology        School of Clinical Sciences        University of Bristol, United Kingdom   Dr. Day is Chair of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s (WSAVA) One Health Committee.   Parasites & Vectors…

View Article

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…

View Article

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…

View Article

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…

View Article

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,…

View Article

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…

View Article

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…

View Article

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…

View Article

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…

View Article