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Free access to world-renowned public health database to assist swine-flu effort

May 8, 2009

The following was graciously provided by: Robert Taylor, Content Manager Animal, Human & Social Sciences, CABI Head Office Nosworthy Way Wallingford Oxfordshire OX10 8DE United Kingdom News release  Free access to world-renowned public health database to assist swine-flu effort 1 May 2009  CABI today has announced free access to its specialist Global Health database –…

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OBITUARY: JANE BROTHERTON WALKER

May 6, 2009

The following News item was provided by:   Ronald D. Warner, DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM, ACEAssoc Professor (epidemiology, prev med, public health)Dept of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine Director, Travel Medicine ClinicTexas Tech Univ. Health Sciences Center3601 4th StreetLubbock, TX  79430-8143  OBITUARY: JANE BROTHERTON WALKER A ProMED-mail post <http://www.promedmail.org> ProMED-mail is a program…

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Dynamic Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and strong One Health Advocate Dies – Janis H. Audin, MS, DVM

April 23, 2009

Dynamic Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) and strong One Health Advocate Dies Dr. Janis H. Audin (MS IL ’75, DVM IL ’79), a champion of progressive veterinary medical journalism and “One Health” died April 22, 2009 following a long, courageous and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. The world has…

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF WILDLIFE VETERINARIANS POSITION STATEMENT ON ONE HEALTH

April 17, 2009

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF WILDLIFE VETERINARIANS POSITION STATEMENT ON ONE HEALTH – APPROVED   Health care stewards of animals and humans face unprecedented challenges associated with emerging pathogens, loss of biodiversity, climate change, and explosive human population growth resulting in habitat loss and increased wildlife/human interactions.  About 60% of existing human pathogens, and more than 75%…

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ONE HEALTH NEWSLETTER – 2009 Spring Issue Published

April 13, 2009

April 13, 2009 ONE HEALTH NEWSLETTER – 2009 Spring Issue Published … http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/One_Health/OHNLSpring2009.pdf   The One Health Newsletter’s 2009 Spring Issue is now published online.  It contains a variety of interesting and pertinent One Health articles. Among items of note is the lead article entitled “Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida” by J. Glenn Morris…

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Encouraging Middle School Students to Learn About Infectious Diseases Through Web-based Adventures

April 8, 2009

Note: A “One Health” educational assist for future health and healthcare scientists. Encouraging Middle School Students to Learn About Infectious Diseases Through Web-based Adventures   A report by the Federation of American Scientists in 2006 recognized the shift by government, business, and education to environments in which games play a greater role in learning. One of…

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April 7, 2009

Rome Comparative Oncology Centre – a new One Health Initiative in Italy   Dr. Romano Zilli has informed us today April 7, 2009 about the establishment of a “Centre for Comparative Oncology” in Rome, Italy that involves the Medical and Veterinary Medical local services.  It is being run by the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Lazio e Toscana and Tor…

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March 20, 2009

Important New Kansas State University Website Announced – March 20, 2009 Welcome!  Kansas State University is proud to offer a unique blend of public health education opportunities for our state and beyond.  This website provides you up-to-date, comprehensive information about the Master of Public Health Program, whether you are a prospective student, current student, faculty…

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One Health Kansas Project – Curriculum Coordinator Position

March 19, 2009

Posted March 2009 on American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine e-Jobs, Vol 2: http://www.acvpm.org/  Am   Curriculum Coordinator  –  Kansas   Kansas State University Vice President for Research Office seeks a Curriculum Coordinator for the One Health Kansas Project. One Health Kansas is a project at Kansas State University (K-State) funded by the Kansas Health…

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Rockefeller Foundation Bestows Grant to Fund National One Health Commission

March 10, 2009

Rockefeller Foundation Bestows Grant to Fund National One Health Commission Posted : Thursday, 05 Mar 2009 Author : American Veterinary Medical Association   AVMA Receives Grant   Read more… http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/rockefeller-foundation-bestows-grant-to-fund-national-one-health-commission,739717.shtml  

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Royal Society urges integration of human and veterinary medicine

March 10, 2009

Nature Medicine 15, 227 (1 March 2009) | doi:10.1038/nm0309-227a Royal Society urges integration of human and veterinary medicine www.nature.com/nm/journal/v15/n3/full/nm0309-227a.html

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STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA), HUMAN, ZOO ELEPHANT – USA: (CALIFORNIA) 2008

March 8, 2009

STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA), HUMAN, ZOO ELEPHANT – USA: (CALIFORNIA) 2008**************************************************************************A ProMED-mail post<http://www.promedmail.org>ProMED-mail is a program of theInternational Society for Infectious Diseases<http://www.isid.org Date: Fri 6 Mar 2009Source: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report 2009; 58(08):194-198 [edited]<http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5808a3.htm?s_cid=mm5808a3_e> Methicillin-resistant _Staphylococcus aureus_ (MRSA) infections are amajor cause of human skin and soft tissue infections in the UnitedStates (1). MRSA colonization…

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Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) Influenza A(H5N1) Excerpt

March 4, 2009

  Excerpted from         Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER)               27 February 2009, vol. 84, 9 (pp 65–76) http://www.who.int/wer/2009/wer8409/en/index.html  “Influenza A (H5N1) From September 2008 to 11 February 2009, 21 human Cases of influenza A (H5N1) were confirmed in Cambodia, China, Egypt, Indonesia and Viet Nam.  Many of these people had visited live bird markets or had…

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One World, One Health: Issues at the Intersection of Animal & Human Health

March 3, 2009

USDA Office of the Chief Economist Agricultural Outlook Forum, 2009 Arlington, Virginia February 26 – 27, 2009  Scroll Down to Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Food Safety Track  One World, One Health: Issues at the Intersection of Animal & Human Health  One World, One Health: Issues at the Intersection of Animal & Human HealthModerator: Cindy…

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The International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED 2009)

March 2, 2009

The International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED 2009)Vienna, Austria Was held: February 13-16, 2009, Hotel Hilton The co-sponsors of the meeting were ProMED-mail, European Center for Disease Prevention and Control  (ECDC), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), The European Commission, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. By all accounts, the presentations were outstanding ‘One…

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Environmental Health and One Health

February 28, 2009

Environmental Health and One Health Environmental Health is Core Public Health at your Service! Dr. Lisa Conti, Director Please see our 10-minute introduction to the Department’s Environmental Health Programs http://www.doh.state.fl.us/environment/learning/hse/index.htm Division of Environmental Health Florida Department of Health 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN A-08 Tallahassee, FL 32399 (850) 245-4250 Please tell us how we are…

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Prominent One Health Advocate and Kansas Public Health Veterinarian Now Working for U. S. Senator as AVMA Congressional Fellow

February 20, 2009

Prominent One Health Advocate and Kansas Public Health Veterinarian Now Working for U. S. Senator as AVMA Congressional Fellow   Note: The physician-veterinarian One Health team of Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Bruce Kaplan, DVM and Thomas P. Monath, MD recently requested an update on the career of Dr. Gail Hansen [DVM, MPH], formerly…

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Saving Jaguars, Tigers can Prevent Human Diseases? – National Geographic News, Feb 16, 2009

February 17, 2009

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/02/090216-jaguars-health-panthera.html

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Officials driven to take closer look at food safety – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Feb 15, 2009

February 15, 2009

Officials driven to take closer look at food safety The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday, February 15, 2009  http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2009/02/15/foodrule0215.html To One Health Supporters/Advocates:   Consider writing a 400 – 1000 word article (with appropriate photographs if available) giving pros and/or cons and remedies for the food safety dilemma in the U.S. today. Submit to the “One Health…

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Peanut Corp update: Recall of salmonella-tainted peanuts expanded to pet foods

February 12, 2009

Peanuts Salmonella-tainted foods expanded to PET FOODS Please See: http://www.nydailynews.com/money/2009/02/04/2009-02-04_peanut_corp_update_recall_of_salmonellat.html  Also see associated MMWR article on Publications page:  http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications.php

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