One Health News

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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Handbook for Zoonotic Diseases of Companion Animals Now Available

November 24, 2008

Zoonoses Handbook Now Available – February 2008With support from Bayer Animal Health, the Center for Food Security & Public Health (CFSPH) – IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY- has published the Handbook for Zoonotic Diseases of Companion Animals. The Handbook is for veterinary and human medical professionals and addresses the etiology, prevention and liability issues for zoonoses of companion animals. It…

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Colombian Non-profit Organization Endorses ‘One Health’

November 19, 2008

Colombian Non-profit Organization Endorses ‘One Health’   November 19, 2008   Attentively and according to information available on One Health  Initiative Web page, I am attaching the requested information to be a  Supporter Organization.   The Corporación RedSPVet_, Red de Salud Pública Veterinaria (Veterinary  Public health Network, RedSPVet),is a non Profit Organization, that associates Veterinary…

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November 19, 2008

  National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Endorses “One World-One Health”                                                    http://www.neha.org/index.shtml   The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is a strong professional society with over 4,500 members across the nation. NEHA’s mission is “to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all”.   NEHA announced…

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Dean Emeritus of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Comments on Comparative Medicine’s Problematic Implementation in Veterinary Medical Education

November 17, 2008

Dean Emeritus of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Comments on Comparative Medicine’s Problematic Implementation in Veterinary Medical Education   In an October 30, 2008 letter to Dr. Michael Chaddock, Deputy Director of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges in Washington, D.C., Dr. J. Thomas Vaughan reflected upon the historical aspects of comparative medicine…

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November 8, 2008

Great 21st Century Physician ‘One Health’ Leader Dies   Date on November 6, 2008 Ronald M. Davis, MDPast President, American Medical Association It is with tremendous sadness that we report the passing of Dr. Ron Davis, past President of the AMA and a major supporter of the One Health Initiative.  Indeed, the AMA wouldn’t have…

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The Foundations of Medical and Veterinary Virology: Discoverers and Discoveries, Inventors and Inventions, Developoers and Technologies

November 7, 2008

The Foundations of Medical and Veterinary Virology: Discoverers and Discoveries, Inventors and Inventions, Developers and Technologies   Frederick A. Murphy, DVM, PhDUniversity of Texas Medical BranchDepartment of Pathology, Route 0609301 University BlvdGalveston, TX 77555-0609 famurphy@utmb.edu   Dr. Fred Murphy, the famous veterinary virologist who co-discovered the Ebola virus as etiologic agent of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever,…

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Exciting

November 4, 2008

Exciting New Website Launched   News Tracker, Health-Humanitarian-Tech   http://www.trackernews.net/     Provided by:   J.A. Ginsburg, editoreditor@trackernews.net  

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K-State and Kansas Health Foundation Team Up to Promote “One Health Kansas”

October 30, 2008

Sources: Lisa Freeman, 785-532-2844, freeman@vet.k-state.edu; BethMontelone, 7 85-532-1333, bethmont@k-state.eduNews release prepared by: Cheryl May, 785-532-6415, may@k-state.edu K-STATE AND KANSAS HEALTH FOUNDATION TEAM UP TO PROMOTE ‘ONE HEALTHKANSAS’ MANHATTAN — Kansas State University and the Kansas Health Foundationare collaborating to make Kansans healthier. A new venture, “One HealthKansas,” will promote awareness and understanding of theinterconnections among…

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