One Health News

July 5, 2010

Wellcome Trust & Wolfson Foundation Funds Establishment of ‘Laboratory of Comparative & Veterinary Virology’ at new Centre for Virus Research at University of Glasgow, Scotland (UK)     Prof. Massimo Palmarini, DVM, PhD, Director of the Medical Research Centre, University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research notified the One Health Initiative website team today (July…

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One Health Submissions Welcomed for Posting…

July 4, 2010

NOTICE (July 5, 2010):  The One Health Initiative Website Welcomes …  Worldwide One Health Submissions for Posting on: ·                         One Health News page ·                         Publications page ·                         Upcoming Events page Comments and suggestions also appreciated…  Please send to kkm@onehealthinitiative.com c/o Contents Manager Bottom line of One Health Implementation: “Untold millions of lives will be protected…

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Praecipio International Team Endorses One Health – June 30, 2010

July 1, 2010

Praecipio International Team Endorses One Health  In a June 30, 2010 message to the One Health Initiative website team, *physician director and co-founder of Praecipio International              http://praecipiointernational.org/ and http://praecipiointernational.org/?page_id=852, James M. Wilson V, MD endorsed One Health and wrote:   “One Health has the full support of our team at Praecipio and an open offer…

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June 30, 2010

Brazilian Virologist Responsible for the Isolation of Dengue fever (“breakbone fever”) Virus Dies   Dr. Hermann Gonçalves Schatzmayr (1936 – June 21, 2010), was a Brazilian veterinarian, virologist and researcher of Austrian descent. He was 75 and was the head of the Department of Virology at the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (IOC / Fiocruz) in Rio…

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U. S. Food and Drug Administration says Antibiotics in Animals Need Limits

June 29, 2010

Antibiotics in Animals Need Limits, F.D.A. [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] Says By GARDINER HARRIS  New York Times Published: June 28, 2010  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/health/policy/29fda.html?hp Also see WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20100628/fda-antibiotics-in-livestock-affects-human-health?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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One Health Book Reviewed Favorably in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) -USA

June 25, 2010

One Health Book Reviewed Favorably in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) -USA   *This book review has been reprinted with the permission of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  It originally appeared in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVA), 2010;236:1304-1305 [http://avmajournals.avma.org/loi/javma].  To quote from this review, please Reference the…

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20th Century Public Health Leader and unheralded early One Health Practitioner Dies

June 23, 2010

20th Century Public Health Leader and unheralded early One Health Practitioner Dies   June 23, 2010   The One Health Initiative website recently became aware of the death of Oscar Sussman, DVM, MPH, JD on March 25, 2010.  He was 92 years old.   In an obituary published online, Dr. Sussman was noted for his…

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Important 4th Edition Book Published with One Health Implications

June 21, 2010

Important 4th Edition Book Published with One Health Implications   http://www.amazon.com/Pathogenesis-Bacterial-Infections-Animals-Carlton/dp/0813812372/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277135164&sr=1-2   The Fourth Edition of “Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections in Animals” captures the rapid developments in understanding the mechanisms of virulence of the major bacterial pathogens affecting animals. Now including a color plate section, the new edition has added emphasis on bacterial evasion of…

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North Carolina State College (USA) of Veterinary Medicine Participates in International Cancer Study

June 9, 2010

North Carolina State College (USA) of Veterinary Medicine Participates in International Cancer Study   Read complete story: http://wake.mync.com/site/wake/news%7CSports%7CLifestyles/story/52303/NC_State_College_of_Veterinary_Medicine_Participates_in_International_Cance   “… The Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research (CCMTR) is a community of more than 100 research scientists from five North Carolina State University colleges. These investigators are involved in collaborative “One Health” studies with…

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June 5, 2010

“One Health in ACTION”   New One Health Course Launched – University of California Global Health Institute (USA) – April 2010   The One Health Center of expertise was launched as part of the University of California Global Health Institute in November 2009 (http://www.ucghi.universityofcalifornia.edu/). In April, One Health Center faculty at UC Davis and UC Riverside…

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Favorable Book Review for One Health Activist Author – U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Journal – June 2010

June 4, 2010

U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) journal recently published a favorable review of the book: Who’s in Charge? Leadership during Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises By Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPPPraeger Security International, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, 2009ISBN 978-0275994853Pages: 236; Price: US $49.95 It appeared in the…

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Announces New Food Safety Reporting Website

June 3, 2010

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Announces New Food Safety Reporting Website   www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm212845.htm   The FDA and the National Institutes of Health (USA) launched a new website on May 24, 2010 called the Safety Reporting Portal (SRP).  This site is used to report food safety problems and/or adverse events involving FDA-regulated foods (not including…

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One Health Initiative Symposium: Vaccination of Animals for Prevention and Control of Zoonotic Diseases – ASTMH Annual Meeting Nov 3 -7, 2010

June 1, 2010

One Health Initiative Symposium: Vaccination of Animals for Prevention and Control of Zoonotic Diseases   American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – 59th Annual Meeting – www.astmh.org   November 3-7, 2010 Marriott Atlanta Marquis Hotel Atlanta, Georgia (USA)   A symposium organized jointly by members of the ASTMH and the Society for Tropical Veterinary…

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May 31, 2010

Hendra virus outbreak in Australia Affecting Human Lives: a ‘One Health in Action’ example   In response to several News reports including Australia.To News on May 21, 2010 entitled “New research sheds light on Hendra virus” and a ProMED-mail article posted on the One Health Initiative website’s ProMED page May 24, 2010 entitled “HENDRA VIRUS…

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May 29, 2010

NOTICE (June 7, 2010):  The One Health Initiative Website Welcomes …  Worldwide One Health Submissions for Posting on: · One Health News page ·Publications page ·Upcoming Events page Comments and suggestions also appreciated…  Please send to kkm@onehealthinitiative.com c/o Contents Manager

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May 27, 2010

“Wildlife and One Health” edition of the One Health Newsletter   One Health Newsletter Published – May 25, 2010 – Spring Issue, 2010 Volume 3 Issue 2   http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/One_Health/OneHealth.html   http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/newsletter.php

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Cancer Surgeon and One Health Advocate Saves Human Lives

May 24, 2010

 Cancer Surgeon and One Health Advocate Saves Human Lives in Tampa, Florida (USA) Prominent oncology surgeon and One Health supporter, Mokenge P. Malafa, MD has been saving lives at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida (USA) for years. Dr. Malafa is chair, department of gastrointestinal oncology, section head, pancreatic oncology and program leader, gastrointestinal tumor program at Moffitt.…

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ProMED-mail: A Valuable One Health Asset Worldwide

May 18, 2010

ProMED-mail: A Valuable One Health Asset Worldwide “The costs of doing a poor job tracking infectious diseases as they move between animals and humans have been staggering over the last 60 years.  ProMED-mail (please see our ProMED page on this website) makes a valiant and remarkable effort to overcome this deficit.  A cadre of physicians,…

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May 17, 2010

Please see previous News Item RE: One Health in ACTION!   More about Dr. Breitschwerdt and his laboratory’s research contributions to One Health… Flea Bites Linked with Chronic Infections [by a veterinarian], Possible Birth Defects [human infants] – USA http://twt.tl/2mB1Bnl   Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt, a veterinarian, directs the Intracellular Pathogens Research Laboratory (IPRL)in the Center for Comparative…

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Flea Bites Linked with Chronic Infections [by a veterinarian], Possible Birth Defects [human infants] – USA

May 15, 2010

One Health in Action! Flea Bites Linked with Chronic Infections [by a veterinarian], Possible Birth Defects [human infants] – USA http://twt.tl/2mB1Bnl A researcher in North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has discovered that bacteria transmitted by fleas–and potentially ticks–can be passed to human babies by the mother, causing chronic infections and raising the possibility…

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