One Health Publications

Workshop Report: Achieving Sustainable Global Capacity for Surveillance and Response to Emerging Diseases of Zoonotic Origin.

January 7, 2009

Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies Website Report  On December 31, 2008 the Institute of Medicine [IOM] released a workshop report in response to their 5 meetings held since June 25, 2008 on Achieving Sustainable Global Capacity for Surveillance and Response to Emerging Diseases of Zoonotic Origin.  For information on the meetings, see:   http://www.iom.edu/?ID=54653.  There is also a link to access the full report.   The description of the book is One of the biggest threats today is the uncertainty surrounding the emergence of a novel pathogen or the re-emergence of a known infectious disease that might result in disease outbreaks with great losses of human life and immense global economic consequences. Over the past six decades, most of the emerging infectious disease events in humans have been caused by zoonotic pathogens-those infectious agents that are transmitted from animals to humans. Noteworthy changes in the patterns of human and animal contact in recent years make conditions ripe for global outbreaks of zoonotic diseases. Some of these diseases, including AIDS, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and Avian Influenza, have already caused global health and economic crises. With one billion people crossing international borders every year, animals and animal products including meat traveling great distances to reach their final destinations, and disproportionate population growth in countries with the highest poverty rates, new outbreaks could emerge with devastating health, economic, environmental, agricultural, and sociopolitical results.   In June 2008, the Institute of Medicines and National Research Councils Committee on Achieving Sustainable Global Capacity for Surveillance and Response to Emerging Diseases of Zoonotic Origin convened a workshop. This workshop addressed the reasons for the transmission of zoonotic disease and explored the current global capacity for zoonotic disease surveillance. In particular, workshop participants discussed methods of disease surveillance as a way of detecting outbreaks of zoonotic disease in humans, outbreaks of diseases in animals, and how these data can inform the responses to these outbreaks or perhaps prevent outbreaks in the future. The committee will follow up these discussions with a consensus study with its recommendations for sustainable global capacity for zoonotic disease surveillance and response, to be released June 2009. http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3783/54653/60957.aspx   Provided by: Tracy S. DuVernoy, DVM, MPH, DACVPM Department Head, Surveillance Operations & Communications, HJF Department of Defense Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center 2900 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD  20910 phone:  301-319-3297 Fax:  301-319-9213 cell:  202-471-0862 DSN:  285 email:  tracy.duvernoy@amedd.army.mil or tracy.duvernoy@us.army.mil

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6th Croatian Congress on Infectious Diseases – October 24-27, 2009

January 5, 2009

6th Croatian Congress on Infectious Diseases  -With international participation-  First Announcement:  October 24-27, 2009 Hotel Ivan – Solaris, Sibenik, Croatia 

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Envirovet Summer Institute 2009 Announcement

January 5, 2009

Envirovet Summer Institute 2009 Announcement   Session one: June 16 to July 19, 2009 Session two: July 19 to August 10, 2009   Contact: Robin Royer Program Associate   Program in Wildlife and Ecosystem Health Department of Veterinary Biosciences College of Veterinary Medicine University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2001 S. Lincoln Ave. Urbana, IL 61802 217.333.2672 FAX:  217.244.1652 rroyer@illinois.edu http://vetmed.illinois.edu/envirovet/  

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APHA-VPH-SPIG Business Meeting Minutes

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 ultimate goal of the group has been to attain SPIG status.  Among other requirements, groups must have at least 100 members. (please visit the Publications page of this website to read APHA VPH SPIG business meeting minutes).   Interested public health veterinarians and other public health community professionals may contact Dr. Jim Dale for more information (see below).    James E. Dale, DVM, MPH, MBA, DACVPM Jefferson County Department of Health & Environment Director, Environmental Health 1801 19th Street; Golden, CO 80401 Desk: 303.271.5718 -  Fax:303.271.5702 - Cell: 303.916.0810 jdale@jeffco.us -  JamesEDale@aol.com

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A Resolution by the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine in Support of

December 23, 2008

Below is the citation from Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences for A Resolution by the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine in Support of One Health.  The volume and website is as follows: Volume 1149 December 2008http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121569862/issueAU: Bob Henry Bokma, Edward Paul Johnson Gibbs, Alfredo Alonso Aguirre, Bruce Kaplan TI: A Resolution by the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine in Support of One Health SO: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences VL: 1149 NO: Animal Biodiversity and Emerging Diseases Prediction and Prevention PG: 4-8 YR: 2008 CP: © 2008 New York Academy of Sciences ON: 1749-6632 PN: 0077-8923 AD: United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, Riverdale, Maryland, USA;  College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA;  Wildlife Trust, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA;  Sarasota, Florida, USA DOI: 10.1196/annals.1428.053 US: http://dx.doi.org/10.1196/annals.1428.053 Provided by Bob Bokma, DVM

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The Alliance for Rabies Control – November 8, 2008 NEWSLETTER

December 3, 2008

The Alliance for Rabies Control: Previous Newsletter issues may be viewed at http://www.rabiescontrol.net/EN/Newsletter.html Current Newsletter, November 2008 at www.rabiescontrol.net/ARCnewsletter10.pdf   Courtesy [December 3, 2008]: Deborah Briggs, Executive Director of the Alliance and Louise Taylor, Newsletter editor  

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In age of pandemics, human and animal health intersect

December 2, 2008

Guest Column - Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Florida-USA) Reprint Permission Granted: Thomas Lee Tryon, Opinion Editor, December 2, 2008  

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The Need for Public-Health Veterinarians as Seen by Future Employers

November 26, 2008

Permission to reprint granted 11-26-08 by:   Marguerite Pappaioanou, DVM, MPVM, PhD, Dip ACVPM Executive Director Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) 1101 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 301 Washington DC 20005-3536 www.aavmc.org 

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Public-Health Training for Veterinarians

November 26, 2008

Permission to reprint granted 11-26-08 by:   Marguerite Pappaioanou, DVM, MPVM, PhD, Dip ACVPM Executive Director Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) 1101 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 301 Washington DC 20005-3536 www.aavmc.org 

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Avian Influenza at the Human-Animal Interface

November 21, 2008

The presentations from the October 7-9, 2008, technical consultations on avian influenza at the human animal interface, sponsored by FAO, OIE, and WHO and held in Verona, Italy, are now posted on the FAO website, and can be accessed at: http://www.fao.org/avianflu/en/conferences/verona_2008.html.    Provided by:   Tracy S. DuVernoy, DVM, MPH, DACVPM Department Head, Surveillance Operations & Communications, HJF Department of Defense Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center 2900 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD  20910  

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Emerging Infections

November 19, 2008

Presented at Princeton University November 19, 2008 by:   Stephen S. Morse, PhD, FAAM, Fellow ACE Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology Founding Director, Center for Public Health Preparedness Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health New York, NY 10032   https://courseworks.columbia.edu/cms/outview/courseenter.cfm?no=EPIDP8475_001_2008_3

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One World, One Health Rabies

November 8, 2008

One World, One Health Rabies   An important Power Point Slide presentation by Dr. George W. Beran.  This was presented in brief form at the International Conference on Rabies in the Americas, September 28 – October 3, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Beran expects to present it in more detailed form at the World Rabies Day in Atlanta, Georgia, September 2009.   Provided by: George W. Beran, DVM, PhD, LHD President, American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) Distinguished Professor College of Veterinary Medicine Iowa State University Ames, Iowa 50011

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

November 7, 2008

The Foundations of Medical and Veterinary Virology: Discoverers and Discoveries, Inventors and Inventions, Developers and Technologies  Provided by: Frederick A. Murphy, DVM, PhDUniversity of Texas Medical BranchDepartment of Pathology, Route 0609301 University BlvdGalveston, TX 77555-0609 famurphy@utmb.edu

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Downloadable Graphics Files for: The Foundations of Medical and Veterinary Virology: Discoverers and Discoveries, Inventors and Inventions, Developers and Technology

November 7, 2008

Downloadable Graphics Files:Virus Images (.tif files)andThe Foundations of Medical and Veterinary Virology: Discoverers and Discoveries, Inventors and Inventions, Developers and Technology (.doc and .ppt files)   Provide by: Frederick A. Murphy, DVM, PhDDepartment of PathologyUniversity of Texas Medical Branch301 University Blvd Route 0609Galveston, TX 77555-0609(Office Tel) 409 747 2430(Home Tel) 409 744 3143(Cell Tel) 409 739 3332(Email) famurphy@utmb.edu   http://www.utmb.edu/ihii/virusimages/FoundationsofVirologycombined.ppt#706,515,Slide 515         Note: It may take some time to download these graphics files.

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