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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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New ProMED-mail access featuring One Health items

February 6, 2009

                  New ProMED-mail access featuring One Health items                            Co-Founder of ProMED-mail Joins One Health Initiative Website                               http://www.onehealthinitiative.com                The ‘Kahn-Kaplan-Monath’ One Health team is proud to announce that John (Jack) Woodall, MA, PhD has agreed to be the ProMED-mail “Contents Manager/Editor” for a newly established ProMED-mail page on the One Health Initiative website.  One…

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The Alliance for Rabies Control’s February 2009 newsletter is now available

February 5, 2009

The Alliance for Rabies Control's February 2009 newsletter is now available on our website at:                 WWW.rabiescontrol.net/ARCnewsletter11.pdf  Articles include rabies updates from Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mozambique and Brazil, oral vaccination in wildife in the US, rabies in Ethiopian wolves and vaccine regimen. There is also news about World Rabies Day, the student essay prize winner and…

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January 31, 2009

Nature’s perfect food isn’t perfect   By Jan M. Sargeant, DVM, PhD From Thursday’s Globe and Mail January 29, 2009  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090128.wcomilk29/BNStory/specialComment/home   Provided by: J.E.B. Graham, DVM Toronto, Ontario Canada   Author of the book “SOW’S EAR to SILK PURSE” Anecdotes from the Life of a Veterinarian

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Tuberculosis in a dog in Ontario, Canada

January 30, 2009

January 14, 2009   Tuberculosis in a dog in Ontario, Canada   Summary: A report in the latest newsletter from the University of Guelph Animal Health Laboratory describes a case of tuberculosis (TB) in a pet dog. The dog was a seven-year-old Bichon Frise that had an abdominal mass, low-grade fever, nasal discharge…   View…

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Bird flu found in British Columbia turkey farm

January 29, 2009

  Bird flu found in British Columbia turkey farm   This is the first report of confirmed H5N1 in North America.   http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/397386_birdflu25.html

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Modeling disease spread

January 15, 2009

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists             January 15, 2009            “Modeling disease spread”  http://www.thebulletin.org/web-edition/columnists/laura-h-kahn/modeling-disease-spread   By Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP       Research Scholar         Program on Science and Global Security         Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs        Princeton University

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ONE HEALTH NEWSLETTER – 2009 Winter Issue

January 12, 2009

January 12, 2009 ONE HEALTH NEWSLETTER – 2009 Winter Issue Published … http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/One_Health/OneHealth.html The One Health Newsletter’s 2009 Winter Issue is now published online.  It contains a variety of interesting and pertinent One Health articles. Among items of note is a “One Health Steering Committee Update” by Carina Blackmore, DVM, PhD.  Dr. Blackmore is Chair…

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Veterinary Public Health group at American Public Health Association Convention Decides to Orient towards ONE HEALTH INITIATIVES

December 30, 2008

Veterinary Public Health (VPH) group at American Public Health Association (APHA) Decides to Orient Towards “One Health Initiatives”  The Veterinary Public Health (VPH) group at the American Public Health Association (APHA) October 2008 convention in San Diego, California decided to orient their VPH, Special Primary Interest Group (SPIG) towards the “One Health Initiative”.    The…

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Supercourse Library of Lectures – Thomas P. Monath, MD

December 25, 2008

Supercourse Library of Lectures   The original power point slide presentation of Thomas P. Monath, MD to the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) in March, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) entitled  “One Medicine/One Health”: Personal Reflections of a True Believer” is now posted in the Supercourse Library of Lectures and may be uploaded…

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The 59th Annual James H. Steele Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man

December 22, 2008

Call for Papers – The 59th Annual James H. Steele Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man  –  June 2 – 5, 2009 All information relevant to the conference is available at: http://diseasesinnature.googlepages.com > Tom J. Sidwa, D.V.M. Manager, Zoonosis Control Branch Texas Department of State Health Services Phone: 512-458-7111 ext 6628 FAX: 512-458-7454 Tom.Sidwa@dshs.state.tx.us…

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State Environmental Health Directors (SEHD) Endorse One Health

December 20, 2008

  State Environmental Health Directors (SEHD) Endorse One Health   Lisa Conti, DVM, MPH, Director of the Florida Department of Health’s Environmental Division and Chair of the State Environmental Health Directors (SEHD) advised us that SEHD has endorsed One Health.   http://www.astho.org/pubs/SEHDFactSheet_Feb08_2.pdf

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One Health Supporter/Advocate RETIRED BRIG. GEN. MICHAEL CATES TO HEAD K-STATE’S MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM

December 18, 2008

Sources: Michael B. Cates, michael.cates@us.army.mil;and Ralph Richardson, 785-532-5660, rcr@k-state.eduPhoto available. Contact media@k-state.edu or 785-532-6415.News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415, kmayes@k-state.edu Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008 RETIRED BRIG. GEN. MICHAEL CATES TO HEAD K-STATE’S MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM MANHATTAN — Retired Brig. Gen. Michael B. Cates, former commander of the U.S. Army Center for Health…

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ProMED-mail Adds Link to One Health Initiative Website

December 9, 2008

ProMED-mail Adds *Link to One Health Initiative Website www.promedmail.org     December 9, 2008—Jack Woodall, PhD, co-founder and Associate Editor of ProMED-mail www.promedmail.org informed us today that ProMED has now added the One Health Initiative www.onehealthinitiative.com website link to their site.  “Simply click on Links in the left margin, then Global Links, and look for…

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Op-Ed Guest Column Sarasota Herald-Tribune (USA-Florida) – In age of pandemics, human and animal health intersect

December 2, 2008

Op-Ed Publication December 2, 2008 in Sarasota Herald-Tribune Newspaper: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20081202/COLUMNIST/812020315/2080/OPINION?Title=In_age_of_pandemics__human_and_animal_health_intersect

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