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More Sophisticated, Better Coordinated Global System Needed To Effectively Prevent, Detect, Respond to Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

September 23, 2009

     More Sophisticated, Better Coordinated Global System Needed To Effectively Prevent, Detect, Respond to Zoonotic Infectious Diseases   The National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine issued a press release on September 22 in support of the recently-issued report entitled “Sustaining Global Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases.”  This effort was funded by…

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September 6, 2009

Started: August 25, 2009 (Tuesday)   Announcement:   A “Twitter” account is now available on this One Health Initiative website Home page or you may access it via https://twitter.com/OneHealthNews.  ** Access to this feature has been temperamental.  If so, try again repeatedly 2 to 4 times… and/or later.)

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September 1, 2009

Tuesday, September 01, 2009. Reprinted with permission from ALN Europe™ www.alneurope.com   http://www.alneurope.com/articles.asp?pid=55   The Case For A One Health Paradigm ShiftBy Bruce Kaplan, DVM and Mary Echols, DVM, MPHSeptember/October 2009 The One Health concept calls for a merging of perspectives from within human and veterinary medical disciplines. A public health emergency declared due to the…

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Editorial: ‘ONE HEALTH’ and Parasitology

August 25, 2009

“ONE HEALTH” Editorial Published on ‘Parasites and Vectors’ … ‘One Health’ and Parasitology   http://www.parasitesandvectors.com/   Please see http://www.parasitesandvectors.com/content/2/1/36 or PDF at http://www.parasitesandvectors.com/content/pdf/1756-3305-2-36.pdf Editorial    ‘ONE HEALTH’ and parasitologyBruce Kaplan, Laura H Kahn, Thomas P Monath, Jack WoodallParasites & Vectors 2009, 2:36 (12 August 2009)[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] [PubMed] [Related articles]

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August 23, 2009

Remembering a Great One Health Physician Giant in History …   Richard Shope, MD   Submitted by: Russell W. Currier, DVM, MPH, Dipl. ACVPMExecutive Vice President EmeritusAmerican College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine1864 NW 151 CourtDes Moines IA 50325-7850Cell (515) 710-2331; home (515) 987-5541Email: ruscurrier@yahoo.com   In honor of the late great physician researcher, Dr. Currier…

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Winner Announcement: 2008 Latin America – Caribbean Award

August 20, 2009

Winner Announcement: 2008 Latin America – Caribbean Award   The Alliance for Rabies Control and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are proud to announce the winners of the 2008 World Rabies Day Latin America – Caribbean Award!!!  We received 66 reports from projects in 16 participating countries and 25 abstracts were submitted for consideration for…

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New Acting Director Named for National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases at CDC (USA)

August 19, 2009

New Acting Director Named for National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases at CDC (USA) I am pleased to announce that RADM Ali Khan, M.D., M.P.H., will be Acting Director of the National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases (NCZVED), effective September 1.  Ali will replace Lonnie King, D.V.M., who is leaving to…

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NEW One Health Network website (Belgium)

August 6, 2009

NEW One Health Network website (Belgium)  www.onehealthnet.be “Why? Because… Human welfare and health relies much on animal health…Animals and human beings share a great number of pathogens…Human and veterinary medicine use the same molecules and face similar drug resistance problems…Animal health and epidemiology help understand better public health and epidemiology…The world has become a global…

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August 5, 2009

New National (USA): One Health Commission website launched…   Please see:   http://www.onehealthcommission.org/ CONTACT Roger K. Mahr, DVMOne Health Project Director Phone: 630-222-8877 Fax: 630-377-8336 Email: rkmahr@onehealthcommission.org

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One Health Giant and Great Leader to Leave the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009   One Health Giant and Great Leader to Leave the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)   –         Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA to become Dean at the Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine   The One Health Initiative website learned today that Dr. Lonnie King, Director of the National Center for…

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Breaking News: World Rabies Day Challenge to Climb Mt Snowdon!!!

July 27, 2009

July 30, 2009   Breaking News: World Rabies Day Challenge to Climb Mt Snowdon!!!   Raising Funds for World Rabies Alliance   Dear Friends and Colleagues:   The Alliance has just received word that two groups within the Veterinary Laboratories Agency in Weybridge U.K. have thrown down the gauntlet , as it were, in an…

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Vermont (USA) Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Resolution Endorses One Health

July 18, 2009

Vermont (USA) Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Resolution Endorses One Health   July 2, 2009 – Provided to One Health Initiative website by:                                         John Trumper, MD                                         P.O. Box 7, Brattleboro                                         Vermont 05302   Passed July 1, 2009 – RESOLVED:     That the Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics continue…

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Vermont (USA) Pediatrician Describes Activist One Health Collaborative Educational Efforts – June 26, 2009

July 17, 2009

Vermont (USA) Pediatrician Describes Activist One Health Collaborative Educational Efforts   June 26, 2009   John Trumper, MD, a retired Vermont pediatrician, updated the One Health Initiative website regarding physician efforts to expand and utilize One Health principles by educating fellow practicing physicians and veterinarians statewide.  This hopefully represents a significant and efficacious blueprint [in…

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IMPORTANT – Request for Information on Veterinary Vaccine Utilization in Sub-Saharan Africa

July 4, 2009

July 4, 2009 Important!   Request for Information on Veterinary Vaccine Utilization in Sub-Saharan Africa   By Thomas P. Monath, MD   We need help from the veterinary community in solving a critical problem for human vaccines. This is a major opportunity for One Health.   A novel vaccine for protection of infants against malaria,…

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One Health advocate on board the USNS Comfort representing the Alliance for Rabies Control

July 3, 2009

Date: July 13, 2009 Location: NICARAGUA – Robin Hughes, DVM Reports For more please see:   http://www.rabiescontrol.net/EN/Programs/Projects-Overview/USNS_Comfort.html Date: July 5. 2009 Location: NICARAGUA  As reported June 15, 2009 by Robin Hughes, DVM:   …”The Surgeon General of the United States made a brief visit to the ship to learn about Operation Continuing Promise and visited us at…

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June 30, 2009

New ProMED “One Health” Initiative Launched Targeting Physicians, Veterinarians and other public health workers in Anglophone Africa – June 30, 2009   I am pleased to announce this new enterprise targeting physicians and veterinarians in Anglophone Africa, complementing ProMED-FRA which does the same for francophone Africa.  These are not duplicates from the English ProMED lists,…

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Death of Former CDC Employee and noted Rabies Expert – George M. Baer, DVM, MPH

June 17, 2009

  June 17, 2009   Death of Former CDC Employee and noted Rabies Expert – George M. Baer, DVM, MPH Dr. George Martin Baer, a former CDC employee in the Division of Viral & Rickettsial Diseases, died on June 2, 2009, in Mexico City, Mexico, at the age of 73. He was an eminent virologist,…

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June 14, 2009

Centre for Public Health, Zoonoses Launched at University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College May 04, 2009 – News Release http://www.uoguelph.ca/news/2009/05/centre_for_publ.html   As stated in the News Release (please see entire notice in link above) and repeated in full on this One Health Initiative’s website Publication page …A one-of-a-kind centre aimed at preventing and controlling emerging animal-related…

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Orthopedic Surgeons (a veterinarian and physician) Research Creative Hip and Knee Replacements for Dogs and Humans Together

June 3, 2009

One Health in ACTION!  Orthopedic Surgeons (a veterinarian and physician) Research Creative Hip and Knee Replacements for Dogs and Humans Together Veterinarian James “Jimi” Cook, DVM, PhD, a University of Missouri- Columbia college of veterinary medicine professor of orthopedic surgery and physician B. Sonny Bal, MD, JD, MBA, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery college of medicine…

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AVIAN Influenza Toolkit – May 25, 2009 – The Australian Government Department of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry (DAFF)

May 25, 2009

AVIAN Influenza Toolkit  –  May 25, 2009   http://www.aitoolkit.org/Default.aspx   The Australian Government Department of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry (DAFF) has conducted a project aimed at assisting APEC member economies to enhance their social, political and institutional arrangements to better prepare for and respond to the threat of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and…

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