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One Health movement strong in Bangladesh

April 27, 2010

One Health movement strong in Bangladesh   See - First Pathobiology eNews Department of Pathology & Parasitology Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Chittagong, Bangladesh   Provided by: Amam Zonaed Sddiki, DVM, MS, PhD (UK), ICGEB Fellow (Italy)Associate ProfessorDepartment of Pathology and ParasitologyChittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences UniversityKhulshi, Chittagong-4202 Bangladesh

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CMA Artist Stephen Michael Apatow Promotes One World, One Health World Veterinary Day 2010

April 24, 2010

Music Industry News Network Business News (more headlines)     CMA Artist Stephen Michael Apatow Promotes One World, One Health World Veterinary Day 2010 April 24, 2010   http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=129586                                 Website: http://www.unarts.orgCMA Artist Stephen Michael Apatow, [1] founder of the Humanitarian Resource Institute [2] and United Nations Arts Initiative [3] is working with the World Veterinary Association [4] to promote the World Veterinary Day on 24 April 2010 [5] with this years theme One World, One Health. As Director of Research and Development for the Humanitarian University Consortium [6] Graduate Studies Center for Medicine, [7] Veterinary Medicine [8] and Law, [9] he is working to engender collaboration of the human medical/veterinary academic and professional levels in 192 United Nations member countries through the global One Health Initiative. [10]As the keynote speaker at the Los Alamos conference The Future of Biodetection Technologies in 2006 [11] Apatows presentation DNA-based Detection Technologies [12] presented the intelligence community with an overview operational human-veterinary medical molecular diagnostic applications with case studies that included West Nile Virus and Pandemic Influenza. As the instructor of the One Medicine: One Health (Zoonotic Disease) Online Course, [13] he is currently developing an intensive distance education platform on Human-Animal Medicine [14] utilizing the text book authored by By Peter M. Rabinowitz, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Services, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT and Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, CEHP, Director, Division of Environmental Health, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL.For additional information, visit:World Veterinary Day 2010: One World, One Health:Url: http://www.worldvet.org/taxonomy/term/24 One Health InitiativeUrl: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com References:1. Stephen Michael Apatow, Founder of Humanitarian Resource Institute and the United Nations Arts Initiative. Url: http://www.apatow.org 2. Humanitarian Resource Institute: Url http://www.humanitarian.net 3. United Nations Arts Initiative: Url: http://www.unarts.org 4. World Veterinary Association: Url: http://www.www.worldvet.org 5. World Veterinary Day 2010: April 24 2010 One World, One Health: Url: http://www.worldvet.org/taxonomy/term/24 6. Humanitarian University Consortium: Url: http://www.humanitarian.net/university/consortium 7. Humanitarian University Consortium: Medicine: Url: http://www.humanitarian.net/university/med 8. Humanitarian University Consortium: Veterinary Medicine: Url: http://www.humanitarian.net/university/vet 9. Humanitarian University Consortium: Law: Url: http://www.humanitarian.net/university/law 10. One Health Initiative: Url: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com 11. The Future of Biodetection Technologies: Los Alamos National Laboratory, September 26-27, 2006. Url: http://www.lanl.gov/bioscience/biodetection.shtml 12. DNA-based Detection Technologies: Stephen M. Apatow, Humanitarian Resource Institute. pathobiologics International. Url: http://www.pathobiologics.org/btac/lanl/bioscience/ref/SMABDS_Final.pdf 13. One Medicine: One Health (Zoonotic Disease) Online Course: Medicine: Humanitarian Resource Institute, Pathobiologics International. Url: http://www.humanitarian.net/biodefense/fazdc/zdc1 14. Human-Animal Medicine - Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants and Other Shared Health Risks. Url: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/ISBN/9781416068372/HumanAnimal-Medicine

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The Alliance for Rabies Controls April 2010 newsletter

April 22, 2010

The Alliance for Rabies Controls April 2010 newsletter is now available at: www.rabiescontrol.net/ARCnewsletter17.pdf

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Field, U. of C. studying how disease jumps from animal to man

April 21, 2010

Chicago Breaking News Center… Field, U. of C. studying how disease jumps from animal to man April 20, 2010 5:28 PM | UPDATED STORY Field Museum biologists returned from an African expedition last year with an unusually large collection of 1,100 bird and small mammal specimens, including blood, tissue and stomach content samples. But what they will do next with those specimens is even more unusual. They will use them to study how rare diseases - like Ebola, AIDS and SARS - originate in wild animals and then jump to humans with deadly consequences.  …  For more see: http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/04/field-u-of-c-studying-how-disease-jumps-from-animal-to-man.html

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Shifting from Emergency Response to Prevention of Pandemic Disease Threats at Source

April 20, 2010

Shifting from Emergency Response to Prevention of Pandemic Disease Threats at Source Meeting ReportChatham House, April 2010 http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/publications/papers/view/-/id/854/

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April 19, 2010

UN News Centre…   Bird flu, though largely contained, still poses global threat – UN health expert Avian influenza is still a menace.   16 April 2010 – Although concerted international action has successfully eliminated the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus from poultry in nearly all 63 countries infected by the world outbreak in 2006, it persists in five nations, posing a continuing threat to global animal and human health, a senior United Nations official warned today.  …   See more: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=34387&Cr=&Cr1

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Preliminary FoodNet Data on the Incidence of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food — 10 States, 2009

April 16, 2010

Preliminary FoodNet Data on the Incidence of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food --- 10 States, 2009 April 16, 2010 / 59(14);418-422 The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) of CDCs Emerging Infections Program conducts active, population-based surveillance in 10 U.S. states for all laboratory-confirmed infections with select enteric pathogens transmitted commonly through food (1). This report describes preliminary surveillance data for 2009 and trends in incidence since 1996. In 2009, a total of 17,468 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection were identified. In comparison with the first 3 years of surveillance (1996--1998), sustained declines in the reported incidence of infections caused by Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157, Shigella, and Yersinia were observed. The incidence of Vibrio infection continued to increase. Compared with the preceding 3 years (2006--2008), significant decreases in the reported incidence of Shigella and STEC O157 infections were observed. For most infections, reported incidence was highest among children aged <4 years; the percentage of persons hospitalized and the case fatality rate (CFR) were highest among persons aged ≥50 years. In 2009, the Healthy People 2010 target of ≤1.0 case per 100,000 population for STEC O157 infection (objective 10-1b) was met (2). Further collaborative efforts with regulatory agencies and industry are needed to sustain and extend recent declines and to improve prevention of foodborne infections.  http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5914a2.htm

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New UN study urges sustained momentum to tackle human, animal influenza threats – April 14, 2010

April 15, 2010

UN NEWS CENTRE   New UN study urges sustained momentum to tackle human, animal influenza threats 14 April 2010 – While there has been substantial global progress towards pandemic preparedness in recent years, it is vital to maintain that momentum to respond effectively to existing and possible future threats, according to a new study by the United Nations and the World Bank. “Continued global vigilance for infectious disease outbreaks and pandemics is of critical importance for health security and well-being,” says the report, entitled “Animal and pandemic influenza: a framework for sustaining momentum.” The report notes that an estimated 75 per cent of new human diseases originate in animals… For more please see: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=34368&Cr=pandemic&Cr1

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Jenner Vaccine Foundation Supports/Promotes One Health

April 12, 2010

Jenner Vaccine Foundation News   Issue 01/ November 2009   Please see important side bar regarding One Health support on page 5:   “One Health Initiative will be further promoted within the Jenner vaccine Foundation and the Jenner Institute with the appointment of two JENNER FELLOWS in 2010…”   http://www.jennervaccinefoundation.org/JennerNewsletter_web.pdf

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One Health Approach to Identify Research Needs in Bovine and Human Babesioses: Workshop Report – April 8, 2010

April 9, 2010

One Health Approach to Identify Research Needs in Bovine and Human Babesioses: Workshop Report     Perez de Leon AA, Strickman DA, Knowles DP, Fish D, Thacker E, de la Fuente J, Krause PJ, Wikel SK, Miller RS, Wagner GG, Almazan C, Hillman R, Messenger MT, Ugstad PO, Duhaime RA, Teel PD, Ortega-Santos A, Hewitt DG, Bowers EJ, Bent SJ, Cochran MH, McElwain TF, Scoles GA, Suarez CE, Davey R, Howell Freeman JM, Lohmeyer K, Li AY, Guerrero FD, Kammlah DM, Phillips P, Pound JM, and Development in the U.S. G Parasites & Vectors 2010, 3:36 (8 April 2010) [Abstract] [Provisional PDF]   http://www.parasitesandvectors.com/content/pdf/1756-3305-3-36.pdf

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Surveillance for Human West Nile Virus Disease — United States, 1999–2008

April 8, 2010

  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S.A. Surveillance for Human West Nile Virus Disease --- United States, 1999--2008 Surveillance Summaries April 2, 2010 / 59(02);1-17 Nicole P. Lindsey, MS, J. Erin Staples, MD, PhD, Jennifer A. Lehman, Marc Fischer, MD Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Corresponding author: Nicole Lindsey, MS, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, CDC, 3150 Rampart Road, Fort Collins, CO 80521. Telephone: 970-266-3595; Fax: 970-266-3568; E-mail: nplindsey@cdc.gov. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5902a1.htm

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Primary bladder phaeochromocytoma diagnosed by a vet [Veterinarian].

April 3, 2010

One Health in ACTION! Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2010 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print] Primary bladder phaeochromocytoma diagnosed by a vet. Oderda M, Michelon F, Appendino M, Gallo M, Senetta R, Pacchioni D, Tizzani A, Gontero P. Department of Urology, University of Turin, Molinette Hospital, Italy . Abstract Bladder phaeochromocytomas are rare neuroendocrine neoplasms whose diagnosis can be missed in spite of their rather suggestive presentation. It is mandatory to collect a thorough medical history and to recognize their typical symptoms. This study reports the case of a woman, treated for hypertensive crisis, who was diagnosed with bladder phaeochromocytoma thanks to a vet noting her fainting after micturition. PMID: 20180653 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20180653     

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March 30, 2010

  One Health ‘MedMyst Magazine’ – An Important Unique Educational Publication  Produced by Rice University (USA) – Center for Technology and learning – http://medmyst.rice.edu   2010 Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning   Provided by:   Kimberly Schuenke, PhD Associate Director, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Program Administrator Western Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research The University of Texas Medical Branch 1.104D Keiller Bldg. Dept. of Pathology 915 Strand St. Galveston, TX  77555-0609  (USA)   and   Leslie M. Miller, PhD Senior Research Scholar Principal Investigator MedMyst III: Infectious Disease Materials for Middle School Students Rice University 6100 Main, Houston, Texas 77005-1827 (USA)

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March 29, 2010

“Canine Aggression Toward Children” -  a valuable One Health Podcast (USA)   American Veterinary Medical Association MEDIA LIBRARY - http://www.avmamedia.org/default.asp   “Every year, approximately 800,000 people in the United States are bitten by dogs, half of them children. Dr. Ilana Reisner, assistant professor of behavioral medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, discusses why children are so disproportionately the victims of dog bites, and how adults can help protect their children through training and education.”   http://www.avmamedia.org/display.asp?sid=78&NAME=Canine_Aggression_Toward_Children  

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Use of a Reduced (4-Dose) Vaccine Schedule for Postexposure Prophylaxis to Prevent Human Rabies

March 28, 2010

Use of a Reduced (4-Dose) Vaccine Schedule for Postexposure Prophylaxis to Prevent Human Rabies Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Morbidity and Mortality Report - March 19, 2010 / 59(02);1-9   http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5902a1.htm

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United States Animal Health Association (Executive Committee) Approves Support of One Health Initiative

March 24, 2010

United States Animal Health Association (Executive Committee) Approves Support of One Health Initiative   The One Health Initiative website was notified today (March 24, 2010) that The Executive Committee of the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) recently approved the organization to become an official supporter of the One Health Initiative.  We would appreciate being included in your list of supporters, as well as provide any of our organization’s expertise in animal health to the Initiative.  Attached is a formal letter designating our support [please see letter of support].   Provided by:   Benjamin D. Richey United States Animal Health Association Executive Director 4221 Mitchell Ave. St. Joseph, MO 64507 p: 816.671.1144 f: 816.671.1201 www.usaha.org    Note: The autonomous pro bono One Health team of Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Bruce Kaplan, DVM, Thomas P. Monath, MD and Jack Woodall, PhD (managers of the One Health Initiative website) are delighted to learn that the United States Animal Health Association (Executive Committee) has endorsed the One Health concept.    USAHA, since 1897, has been and continues to be recognized as a premier “non-profit, member-driven, science-based organization devoted to prevention, control and eradication of animal disease in the United States.  USAHA has nearly 1200 members representing state and federal agencies, universities, industry and veterinary organizations and other groups with interest in animal health, disease control, animal welfare, food safety and public health.  USAHA serves as a clearinghouse for new information and methods that can be used in the development of laws, regulations, policy and programs.  Through deliberations of its annual meeting and 32 committees, USAHA works to develop solutions to animal health-related issues.”   USAHA has been added to the One Health Initiative’s website One Health Supporter lists.  Please see http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php and http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications.php (scroll down).      

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One Flu for One Health [letter]

March 19, 2010

Capua, I, Cattoli, G. “One Flu for One Health [letter]”.  Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Apr; [Epub ahead of print]   http://www.cdc.gov/eid/content/16/4/pdfs/09-1593.pdf :

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March 18, 2010

FEEDSTUFFS   Global food basket requires ‘one-world’ health initiative – March 17, 2010, Rod Smith   Special coverage from the annual meeting of the National Institute for Animal Health (NIAA) in Kansas City, Mo., March 15-17 The concept of One Health/One World is critical for todays global food basket thats filled by large quantities of foods moving around the world, according to Dr. Corrie Brown, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Brown, keynoting the NIAA opening session yesterday, referenced Thomas Friedmans book The World Is Flat and said where the focus once was on nation-states, today its on the interdependence of countries and economies.  ………   http://www.feedstuffs.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=F4D1A9DFCD974EAD8CD5205E15C1CB42&nm=Breaking+News&type=news&mod=News&mid=A3D60400B4204079A76C4B1B129CB433&tier=3&nid=EB05633A3EC6492C96CC8EF5D812355E    

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American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) tackles veterinary shortage with new program

March 17, 2010

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) tackles veterinary shortage with new program Vetsweb.com March 17, 2010   The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), as part of its ongoing effort to boost the number of food animal veterinarians in the US, introduces an educational debt relief program for those veterinarians whose job it is to keep food animals healthy and the food supply safe. ….   http://www.vetsweb.com/news/avma-tackles-veterinary-shortage-with-new-program-967.html

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March 16, 2010

Official Newsletter of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) – Vol 10 – No.1 – March 2010   One Health Center Stage at NIAA’s Annual Meeting   http://www.animalagriculture.org/Information/Publications/NIAA/2010/March.pdf

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