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Rinderpest: first eradicated animal disease

December 11, 2009

Rinderpest: first eradicated animal disease vetsweb.com – December 7, 2009 http://www.vetsweb.com/news/rinderpest-first-eradicated-animal-disease-720.html   Rinderpest, one of the most devastating animal diseases known to man, will officially be declared extinct some time in the next eighteen months. The Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) stated “It will be the first time in history that humankind has succeeded in…

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December 9, 2009

One Health Workshop—‘First of its kind’ in City University, Hong Kong December 10, 2009    December 9, 2009    Dear One Health Initiative,    I would like to draw your attention to the One Health Workshop being   conducted in City University, Hong Kong on 10 December 2009. This is  the first initiative of its kind…

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Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP Discusses One Health at ISDS 2009 Eight Annual Conference in Miami, Florida

December 3, 2009

December 3, 2009 ISDS Syndromic.org Dr Laura Kahn to discuss the “One Health” concept of integrating veterinary and human medicine #isds09  about 2 hours ago   International Society for Disease Surveillance – 2009 Eight Annual Conference   http://www.syndromic.org/  and http://www.syndromic.org/conference/2009/agenda.pdf   In 2005 the International Society for Disease Surveillance was launched. Mission Statement The mission…

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Institute of Medicine – One Health Study Potential Highly Significant: For National and Global One Health Implementation and Institutionalization

November 30, 2009

Institute of Medicine – One Health Study Potential Highly Significant:   For National and Global One Health Implementation and Institutionalization     Prepared by Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Bruce Kaplan, DVM, Thomas P. Monath, MD and Jack Woodall, PhD – November 30, 2009      One Health Initiative http://www.onehealthinitiative.com Website Team    …

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NEW Online Food Safety Course Offered by Institute of Food Technologists

November 24, 2009

NEW Online Food Safety Course Offered by Institute of Food Technologists   The Institute of Food Technologists is offering a new online food safety course to help participants learn more about incorporating food safety throughout the entire product development process. Explore the key issues concerning food safety, identify food safety hazards and control measures, and…

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One Health Supporter Stephen S. Morse, PhD Named Director of USAID Early Warning Project

November 22, 2009

One Health Supporter Stephen S. Morse Named Director of USAID Early Warning Project Initiative will monitor diseases that move between animals and people to prevent next pandemic http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/news/stephen-s-morse-named-director-usaid-early-warning-project November 9, 2009 — A new project — PREDICT — has been created with up to $75 million in funds over five years from the U.S. Agency…

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An Important New Book by Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP

November 19, 2009

An Important New Book by Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP                   *NOW AVAILABLE…    Please see details on link below:   http://www.greenwood.com/catalog/C9485.aspx http://www.amazon.com/Whos-Charge-Leadership-Epidemics-International/dp/0275994856/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259598191&sr=8-1  Who’s In Charge?Leadership during Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health CrisesSeries: Praeger Security InternationalLaura H. Kahn 0-275-99485-6/978-0-275-99485-3 Laura H. Kahn ISBN: 0-275-99485-6 ISBN-13: 978-0-275-99485-3 236 pages Praeger Publishers *Publication:…

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One Health Liaison Website Links with University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

November 18, 2009

One Health Liaison Website Links with University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine                                               November 4, 2009 “The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine is emerging as a leader in interdisciplinary research into new treatments that will benefit human and animal health — the One Health/One Medicine concept.” …read more, see link below:…

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Historic FIRST Joint One Health Symposium with ASTMH & SVTM – Nov 21, 2009, Washington, DC

November 17, 2009

  Historic FIRST Joint One Health Symposium with the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) and the Society of Veterinary Tropical Medicine (SVTM) will be held Nov 21, 2009 at 3:45 p.m.   ASTMH 58th Annual MeetingNovember 18-22, 2009Washington, DC, USAContact: info@astmh.orgwww.astmh.org   The agenda:   TITLE: One World – One Health and…

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Institute of Medicine (IOM) announces study on One Health – USA

November 16, 2009

  Newly Formed One Health Commission Holds Groundbreaking Summit at National Academy of Sciences on One Health: Improving Health in an Interconnected World   Institute of Medicine announces study on One Health WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ — The newly formed One Health Commission, in partnership with the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, today…

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U vet school gets $55M to study deadly pandemics

November 2, 2009

U vet school gets $55M to study deadly pandemics The University of Minnesota’s School of Veterinary Medicine has been awarded a $55 million federal grant, one of the largest in the university’s history, to help stop future pandemic diseases around the globe…. By JOSEPHINE MARCOTTY, Star Tribune Last update: October 30, 2009 – 10:39 PM…

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Iceland: H1N1 outbreak in pigs possibly from staff

October 30, 2009

VetsWEB.com http://www.vetsweb.com/news/iceland-h1n1-outbreak-in-pigs-possibly-from-staff-587.html Iceland: H1N1 outbreak in pigs possibly from staff //29 Oct 2009 The ag authorities of Iceland reported ten cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 on a farm of 4500 pigs. Clinical signs started with 10 sows off feed, temperature >40°C, some were coughing and two aborted. Two workers had had flu-like symptoms for a few…

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October 22, 2009

“ONE HEALTH in Action”!         —ProMED-Mail—   Early on, editor Dr. Larry Madoff, several of the associate editors and other participants of ProMED-mail (see listed below) expressed strong support for the One Health concept to the One Health team founders of the One Health Intiative website.  Their important global action contributions have been and…

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October 16, 2009

ONE HEALTH SUPPORTER…   New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine (NZCCM) – Auckland            Officially opened on August 10, 2007   http://www.aucklandzoo.com/Homepage/Explore-The-Zoo/Conservation-Medicine-Centre/   The One Health Initiative website was notified October 16, 2009 that the NZCCM is a One Health supporter.   Provided by:   Richard Jakob-Hoff, BVMS, MACVSc (Wildlife Medicine) Senior Veterinarian – Conservation…

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National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians links website to One Health Initiative website

October 13, 2009

The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) http://www.nasphv.org/  helps direct and develop uniform public health procedures involving zoonotic disease in the United States and its territories. The NASPHV, a longstanding One Health supporter, now offers a link to the One Health Initiative website: http://www.nasphv.org/links.html

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October 7, 2009

  Ultrasound Discovery of the 20th Century – Unheralded as One Health Example http://www.ob-ultrasound.net/jjwild.html    [1982 Press Release]   John J. Wild, MD (physician) and William Reid, PhD (Electrical Engineer): working as an interdisciplinary team, Drs. Wild and Reid discovered and built the ultrasound instrument used commonly today to diagnose cancer in humans [and animals].  …

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Florida State Department of Health = One Health MS Power Point Presentation

October 4, 2009

  Florida State Department of Health                        Environmental Health Press Release – April 13, 2009   Dr. Lisa Conti’s One-Health MS Power Point Presentation. (11.5 MB zipped Power Point Presentation)

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A Unique One Health Perspective

September 28, 2009

A Unique One Health Perspective   Individuals holding degrees in veterinary medicine (DVM/VMD) and human medicine (MD) See comments below by Leonard C. Marcus, VMD, MD,  Larry R. Anderson, DVM, MD, Carey L. Renken, MD, (DVM Candidate), Steven W. Atwood, VMD, MD, MRCVS, MPH (Candidate) and Stephen F. Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD.     Quoted from an…

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NEWS RELEASE – Rabies is Still Deadliest Disease, Yet Preventable

September 27, 2009

News Release The Alliance for Rabies Control   For Immediate Release                                                    Monday, September 28, 2009  Contact: Peter Costa                                         00 + 1.919.830.2199                                                                                                 peter.costa@worldrabiesday.org   Rabies is Still Deadliest Disease, Yet Preventable   Manhattan, KS, September 28, 2009 – Rabies is a disease with the highest case fatality rate of any known infectious disease. Rabies exists…

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Judith A. Monroe, MD, Physician Health Commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health Recently Announced New Assistant Commissioner, James Howell, DVM, MPH

September 25, 2009

Indiana State (USA) Epidemiologist— Public Health Veterinarian and One Health Supporter/Advocate—Accepts Position as Assistant Commissioner for the Public Health & Preparedness Commission   Judith A. Monroe, MD, Physician Health Commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health  http://www.in.gov/isdh/  Recently Announced New Assistant Commissioner, James F. Howell, DVM, MPH (see below): , I am pleased to announce…

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