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Florida Department of Health (USA) Director of Environmental Health Division Presented One Health Paper at Doha, Qatar Scientific Program December 16, 2009

December 23, 2009

Florida Department of Health (USA) Director of Environmental Health Division Presented One Health Paper at Doha, Qatar Scientific Program December 16, 2009 (view attached PowerPoint Slides):   Lisa Conti, DVM, MPH, Director of the Florida Department of Health’s (USA) Environmental Health Division and One Health Newsletter editorial board member, presented a talk entitled “Thé intersection between Human and Animal Health - Zoonotic Diseases” http://www.q-medec.com/brochures/CongressBooklet.pdf  Wednesday, December 16 as an invited speaker at the Qatar International Medical Exhibition & Congress 2009 http://www.medical-events.com/congress/q-medec-qatar-international-medical-exhibition-congress-2009 in Doha, Qatar.    The Qatar Health Conference 2009 http://www.q-medec.com/, the first of its kind for the State of Qatar, was held in the Doha Exhibition Center, December 12-16.  Dr. Conti’s presentation was one of 12 in the Development and Implementation of Disaster Reduction Strategies in the Middle East Disaster Track.    Dr. Conti focused her One Health talk on zoonoses which may be used as bioterrorist agents using slides from both Iowa State Universitys ‘train the trainer’ preparedness tools as well as colleagues presentations. She also mentioned toxicological environmental and occupational health issues.  As with most other presenters in this track, the audience did not ask questions or appear to contact the speakers after the talks. The organizers established the objectives of the conference and exhibition to promote awareness of medical research, service, products and equipment and to boost the countrys healthcare market.              Dr. Conti, a noted American public health veterinarian, and prominent American public health physician at Yale Medical School, Dr. Peter Rabinowitz, published a groundbreaking ‘first of its kind’ One Health book December 18, 2009 entitled Human-Animal Medicine – Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses and other Shared Health Risks http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416068372. 

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Links between human and animal health gain new attention

December 22, 2009

Links between human and animal health gain new attention    Guest Column in thé Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Florida (USA), December 22, 2009   http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20091222/COLUMNIST/912221024/2127?Title=Links-between-human-and-animal-health-gain-new-attention   By BRUCE KAPLAN, D.V.M. Guest Columnist Published: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 1:00 a.m. Last Modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 at 8:35 p.m. On Dec. 2, 2008, the Herald-Tribune published a guest column titled In age of pandemics, human and animal health intersect describing the preceding two years of progress of the One Health Initiative, a movement to accelerate and enhance health and health care research for humans and animals, greatly increase public-health efficacy, expand the scientific knowledge base and improve patient clinical health care on a national and global scale. <!-- AC = -->At that time, few in the medical communities and general population were aware of this dynamic process and its great potential. While improved, this knowledge gap still prevails. Physicians, veterinarians and other health science leaders of the One Health movement knew then that implementation will result in life-protecting and life-saving advances for health and health care worldwide. Numerous examples are documented. While the concept was promoted by visionary scientific professionals during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, it was not until the early 21st century that its time had come to be recognized in crucial terms. Approximately 75 percent of emerging infectious diseases affecting humans are transmissible from animals to humans (zoonos-es), i.e. of animal origin. Some pose bioterrorism threats. About 60 percent of all human pathogens are zoonotic and have become of sufficient concern as to force federal and state government public-health officials to take notice. Examples include avian influenza viruses, AIDS, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), West Nile virus and many others. These signal the urgent need for human and veterinary medicine to renew and increase collaborative research efforts. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, along with the American Medical Association, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Veterinary Medical Association and many others around the world recognize the dire need for instituting One Health principles. This means forging co-equal, inclusive communications and scientific collaborations among physicians, veterinarians and all scientific health-related disciplines. A One Health Commission has been established to help implement the concept and raise awareness of the importance of transcending institutional and disciplinary boundaries to improve health outcomes for all species. Moreover, the National Academy of Sciences Board on Global Health of the Institute of Medicine and the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research of the National Research Council recently announced their intention to conduct a study of One Health in early 2010, pending adequate funding (http://www.iom.edu/en/Reports.aspx). The Florida Department of Healths Environmental Health Division has become a significant national leader in the One Health movement by establishing a widely read One Health Newsletter Web site (http://www.doh.state. fl.us/Environment/medicine/One_Health/OneHealth.html.) Public health and clinical medicine/surgery experts in the U.S. and worldwide have been attracted to submit One Health articles. The newsletters editorial board works in tandem with the One Health Initiative Web site, managed by a team of two physicians, a veterinarian and a Ph.D virologist-scientist (www.onehealthinitiative.com). This Web site endeavors to provide pertinent global One Health news, publications and upcoming events items. The director of the Florida Department of Healths Environmental Health Division, Dr. Lisa Conti, a noted public health veterinarian, and physician Dr. Peter Rabinowitz, a prominent Yale Medical School public-health authority, have co-authored Human-Animal Medicine -- Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants and Other Shared Health Risks, a groundbreaking One Health book for use by practitioners of medicine and veterinary medicine. The book is expected to published in mid-December. Among other worldwide One Health activities, the first International One Health Congress meeting is being planned for Feb. 14-16, 2011, in Melbourne, Australia. Many aspects of human and animal health, the environment and global survival will be discussed by eminent international health scientists. Hopefully, the time has come for a life-protecting, life-saving strategy that has been largely missing from the scene, yet promoted by visionary public-health leaders for centuries. Dr. Bruce Kaplan is a Sarasota veterinarian and primary content manager of the One Health Initiative Web site. This story appeared in print on page A8 All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.  Permission to reprint on One Health Initiative website granted December 22, 2009 by Thomas L. Tryon, Editor, Opinion Page Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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December 15, 2009

A “One Health” Approach to Address Emerging Zoonoses: The HALI Project in Tanzania PloS Medicine - http://www.plosmedicine.org – December 15, 2009 Jonna A. K. Mazet1*, Deana L. Clifford1, Peter B. Coppolillo2, Anil B. Deolalikar3, Jon D. Erickson4, Rudovick R. Kazwala5 1 Wildlife Health Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America, 2 Wildlife Conservation Society, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America, 3 Department of Economics, University of California, Riverside, California, United States of America, 4 Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America, 5 Department of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania Jonna Mazet and colleagues describe their work in the Tanzania-based HALI Project, which adopts the “One Health” approach to address emerging zoonoses and that recognizes the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health.   http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000190

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Rabies in the 21st Century – A Global Challenge

December 9, 2009

Rabies in the 21st Century - A Global Challenge, appears in Volume 27, Issue 51 of Vaccine.     http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/issue/5188-2009-999729948-1562167

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Avian Influenza Toolkit – December 14 – 20, 2009

December 4, 2009

  New on the AI Toolkit this week (14 – 20 December)   Case Study Pandemic 2009 as a case study for disease surveillance and risk assessment Using ‘Pandemic 2009’ as a case study example, Angus Nicoll for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, discusses disease surveillance and risk assessment, and what can and cannot be assumed in the future. Also covered are vaccination issues, pressures on emergency room services, and lessons learned.   Feature Document Surveillance for Influenza A virus in animal populations: what can work? Delivered by Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology, Colorado State University – Mo Salman – at the Influenza at the Interface between Human and Animals Conference, this presentation takes a look at surveillance systems and other prevention strategies for H5N1 in animal populations.   News Cases of Influenza A-Infected Pigs Confirmed in Korea   Safari West cheetah first zoo animal with swine flu   More pandemic influenza A H1N1 articles released  

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One Health concept of integrating veterinary and human medicine

December 3, 2009

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP Discusses One Health at ISDS 2009 Eight Annual Conference in Miami, Florida - Thursday, December 03, 2009 December 3, 2009 ISDS Syndromic.org Dr Laura H. Kahn discussed the One Health concept of integrating veterinary and human medicine at  The International Society for Disease Surveillance – 2009 Eight Annual Conference  http://www.syndromic.org/  and http://www.syndromic.org/conference/2009/agenda.pdf

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Executive Summary of the One Health Commission Summit – November 17, 2009

December 1, 2009

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE ONE HEALTH COMMISSION (USA) SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON, DC ON NOVEMBER 17, 2009

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Institute of Medicine – One Health Study Potential Highly Significant: For National and Global One Health Implementation and Institutionalization

November 30, 2009

Institute of Medicine - One Health Study Potential Highly Significant:   For National and Global One Health Implementation and Institutionalization Prepared by Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Bruce Kaplan, DVM, Thomas P. Monath, MD and Jack Woodall, PhD - November 30, 2009      One Health Initiative http://www.onehealthinitiative.com Website Team    

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European Union survey on MRSA in pigs: Spain highest contamination rate

November 27, 2009

European Union survey on MRSA in pigs: Spain highest contamination rate vetsweb.com -  November 27, 2009   http://www.vetsweb.com/news/eu-survey-on-mrsa-in-pigs-spain-highest-contamination-rate-688.html  

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One Health Academic Programs of Importance

November 26, 2009

One Health Academic Programs of Importance       Obtained from  http://phpartners.org/index.html and http://phpartners.org/veterinary.html                 Combined Master of Public Health/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program - College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) - The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics have created a combined 5-year program of study that can result in earning both the Masters in Public Health degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees.        Coordinated MPH (Health Behavior) DVM (School of Veterinary Medicine) - Auburn University, School of Veterinary Medicine and University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Public Health        Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Master of Public Health (DVM/MPH) Joint Degree - University of Florida        Dual Degree DVM/MPH - School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin - Madison        DVM-MPH Degree Program - University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine        DVM/Master of Public Health Program - Tufts University (North Grafton, MA)        DVM/Masters of Public Health Program - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign        DVM/MPH dual degree program - College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) - The Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine offers a DVM/MPH degree program in collaboration with the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.        DVM/MPH Dual-Degree Program at the University of Minnesota - The Veterinary Public Health (VPH) program allows students to combine their veterinary studies at any accredited veterinary college while pursuing the M.P.H. at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health.        Emphasis in Infectious Disease/Zoonoses, Master of Public Health Program - Kansas State University        Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine - University of California- Davis - This specialized masters degree program focuses on preventive medicine, but is not an accredited public health degree.        Master of Science in Veterinary Public Health Texas A&M - The Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health program is administered through the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences within the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.        Master of Veterinary Public Health - North Carolina State University        MPH Program for Veterinarians - The University of Iowa College of Public Health and Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine        Purdue University Graduate Certificate Program in Veterinary Homeland Security - National Biosecurity Resource Center for Animal Health Emergencies - Long-distance graduate-level program with courses certified by APHIS.        Veterinary Public Health - University of Glasgow        Veterinary Public Health Concentration - University of Tennessee        Veterinary Public Health Program - The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine  

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The Alliance for Rabies Controls November 2009 newsletter

November 24, 2009

The Alliance for Rabies Controls November 2009 newsletter is now available on our website at: www.rabiescontrol.net/ARCnewsletter15.pdf It includes articles on a rabies control project in India, rabies risks to cavers, the early history of rabies, a World Rabies Day project in Congo, updates on the Alliances Bohol rabies control project, photographs from the 3rd World Rabies Day and various news updates about rabies and the Alliances work.  We have again included hyperlinks in the pdf file. Whilst reading the pdf file you can now click on the links (highlighted by blue text) and access the linked webpages directly.  With Best Wishes, Deborah Briggs, Executive Director of the Alliance, and Louise Taylor, newsletter editor 

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Animal-human connections, one health, and the syndemic approach to prevention.

November 16, 2009

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19157669 Soc Sci Med. 2009 Mar;68(6):991-5. Epub 2009 Jan 20. Animal-human connections, one health, and the syndemic approach to prevention. Rock M, Buntain BJ, Hatfield JM, Hallgrímsson B. Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada. mrock@ucalgary.ca A syndemic involves two or more afflictions that, by interacting synergistically, contribute to excess burdens of disease. A syndemic approach to prevention, meanwhile, focuses on connections among health-related problems, considers those connections when developing health policies, and aligns with forces for social change. In this short report, we expand the syndemic concept to acknowledge the extent to which animal health connects with human health and, with reference to existing publications, we demonstrate the pertinence of this expanded definition for a syndemic approach to prevention. Our demonstration assumes practical importance in relation to the concept of one health, which many prominent veterinary and human health scientists have recently endorsed as a sound basis for redressing human diseases, animal diseases, and environmental degradation worldwide. While social scientists have mostly ignored animal health, few one health proponents have emphasized social conditions or involved social scientists. By explicitly accommodating animal-human connections in our expanded conceptualization of a syndemic, we hope to help create a space in which human health, veterinary, and social scientists may learn from one another, collaborate in research, and cooperate to clear the way for innovations in prevention.  PMID: 19157669 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Dutch call to investigate Q-fever effects in people

November 13, 2009

Dutch call to investigate Q-fever effects in people vetsweb.com - 13 Nov 2009 http://www.vetsweb.com/news/dutch-call-to-investigate-q-fever-effects-in-people-643.html

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Antibiotic resistance in Europe: the challenges ahead

November 13, 2009

  Eurosurveillance, Volume 14, Issue 45, 12 November 2009  Editorials  Antibiotic resistance in Europe: the challenges ahead  http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=19405

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Reference to One Health on page 9.

November 10, 2009

  http://researchmagazine.uga.edu/fall2009/ugaresearch-Fall-2009.pdf   Fall 2009 Issue   UGAresearch – Vol 38, No. 2 - Discovery and Innovation at the University of Georgia   See: Reference to One Health on page 9.

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One Health Liaison Website Links with University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

November 4, 2009

  One Health Liaison Website Links with University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine                                               November 4, 2009 “The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine is emerging as a leader in interdisciplinary research into new treatments that will benefit human and animal health — the One Health/One Medicine concept.” …read more, see link below: http://cvm.missouri.edu/news/onehealthinitiative.htm

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Special book signing event for Blair Justice, PhD and James H. Steele, DVM, MPH

November 3, 2009

The University of Texas School of Public Health   Invites you to a special book signing event featuring              Newly published works from celebrated            University of Texas School of Public Health                           Emeritus Professors.       Blair Justice, PhD and James H. Steele, DVM, MPH                    Thursday, November 19, 2009                                4 to 6 P.M. Provided by: Cathy Merriman Director of Development UT School of Public Health 1200 Herman Pressler, Suite 126 Houston, TX  77030 713-500-9059

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Rabies cases a continuing threat to global public health: Ancient disease still a modern problem

November 2, 2009

Rabies cases a continuing threat to global public health: Ancient disease still a modern problem   The NATION’S HEALTH – American Public Health Association   http://www.apha.org/publications/tnh/current/Nov2009/Nation/RabiesNAT.htm   Provided by: Peter J. Costa, MPH, CHES Global Communications Coordinator Global Alliance for Rabies Control World Rabies Day Campaign 00 + 1.919.830.2199 peter.costa@worldrabiesday.org www.worldrabiesday.org

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Sustaining Global Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases

October 29, 2009

IMPORTANT!  Sustaining Global Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases   http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12625   Authors:Gerald T. Keusch, Marguerite Pappaioanou, Mila C. Gonzalez, Kimberly A. Scott, and Peggy Tsai, Editors; Committee on Achieving Sustainable Global Capacity for Surveillance and Response to Emerging Diseases of Zoonotic Origin; National Research Council Authoring Organizations Description: H1N1 (swine flu), SARS, mad cow disease, and HIV/AIDS are a few examples of zoonotic diseases--diseases transmitted between humans and animals. Emerging zoonoses are a growing concern given multiple factors, including an increase in zoonotic disease outbreaks, their often novel ...Read More

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Confronting Infectious Diseases in an Interconnected World: People, Animals, and the Environment

October 28, 2009

  Confronting Infectious Diseases in an Interconnected World:   People, Animals, and the Environment   The National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases (NCZVED)   Strategic Framework 2009 - 2014   U.S. Department of Health and Human Services   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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