One Health Publications

Wildlife Trade, Pandemics and the Law: Fighting This Year’s Virus with Last Year’s Law

January 24, 2021

Wingard, J., S. Belajcic, M. Samal, K. Rock, M. L. Custodio, M. Heise, S. Fiennes, C. Machalaba, A.A. Aguirre. (2020). Wildlife Trade, Pandemics and the Law: Fighting This Year’s Virus with Last Year’s Law. Legal Atlas, LLC. January 2021. Available at https://www.legal-atlas.com/publications

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Uniting Infectious Disease and Physical Science Principles on the Importance of Face Masks for COVID-19

January 23, 2021

Laboratory Evidence on How Surgical and Cloth Masks Protect the Wearer and Others from COVID-19 

“Initial guidance from the CDC on the use of cloth face coverings was focused on the protection this would afford to others (an approach termed source control). In a scientific brief published November 9, 2020, the CDC reiterated the benefit of face coverings to protect others, while emphasizing that masks also protect the wearer (filtration for personal protection). 

Masks work by blocking or filtering out viruses that are carried in aerosols. …”

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One Health for all: The intrinsic connection among people, animals, and our shared planet

January 17, 2021

This visual essay in “The Photographer’s Frame” explores One Health, a “collaborative, multisectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.”

INTRODUCTION

A One Health awakening

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines One Health as “[a] collaborative, multisectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.” With the arrival of and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world faces an awakening to the critical necessity of a One Health approach 

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Bird Flu Outbreak: Another call for the One Health Approach

January 17, 2021

Greater Kashmir

OPINION & EDITORIALTODAY’S PAPER

“ … Covid-19 and the Bird Flu call for implementing One Health in a state as an integrated approach to attain optimum health for people, animals and the environment. One Health offers the opportunity to acknowledge shared interests, set common goals, and drive towards team work to benefit overall health of a nation.

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Strengthening vital partnership between WHO and France

January 14, 2021

13 January 2021 Departmental news

“… The annual strategic dialogue comes at a time when France has reaffirmed its strong commitment and leadership in global health with three key announcements this year: 1) the launch of the ACT-Accelerator initiative by President Emmanuel Macron, WHO and partners to support the development and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines 2) an additional contribution of 50 million euros to steer the ACT-Accelerator initiative through WHO to intensify the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic for 2020-2021 3) the launch of a High level Council of experts moving forward with the One Health approach to strengthen prevention and preparedness for emerging zoonotic diseases….

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FAO Director-General stresses crucial role of biodiversity in combating zoonotic diseases

January 13, 2021

Mirage News

The One Health approach has been a core pillar of FAO’s COVID-19 … flagship Hand-in-Hand Initiative also aims to mainstream biodiversity goals.

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New World screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax) myiasis in feral swine of Uruguay: One Health and transboundary disease implications

January 11, 2021

Conclusions

This is the first report on myiasis in feral swine caused by screwworm in South America. In contrast to myiasis in cattle, which can reach deep into host tissues, screwworms in feral swine tended to cause superficial infestation. The presence of feral swine in screwworm endemic areas represents a challenge to screwworm management in those areas. Screwworm populations maintained by feral swine may contribute to human cases in rural areas of Uruguay, which highlights the importance of the One Health approach to the study of this invasive host species–ectoparasite interaction.

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