One Health Publications

Nitric oxide shown to cause colon cancer

January 23, 2009

MIT News   Nitric oxide shown to cause colon cancer   http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/colon-cancer-0119.html   Provided January 23, 2009 by:   Marguerite Pappaioanou, DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM Executive Director, American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges 1101 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 301 Washington DC 20005-3536

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The New England Regional Biosafety Laboratory (NE-RBL)

January 22, 2009

The New England Regional Biosafety Laboratory (NE-RBL) Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Tufts University, Grafton, MA www.tufts.edu/vet/rbl Provided by:   Saul Tzipori, DVM, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, NE-RBL Director Distinguished Professor of Microbiology/Infectious Diseases Agnes Varis University Chair in Science and Society Director, Division of Infectious Diseases Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Tufts University North Grafton, MA 01536

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AVMA representative sought for one-health steering committee

January 22, 2009

 AVMA representative sought for one-health steering committee “Dr. Roger K. Mahr, the previous AVMA representative, has agreed to serve as the steering committees project director, which is an administrative staff role.”

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One-health wonders – Ron Davis, MD

January 15, 2009

The late Dr. Ron Davis, physician and immediate past president of the American Medical Association was honored by a One-health wonders column in the January 15, 2009 Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Ron was a valued One Health Supporter and friend collectively and individually of the Kahn-Kaplan-Monath One Health team.  He was a giant in the One Health movement and shall be sorely missed.

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ONE HEALTH NEWSLETTER – 2009 Winter Issue Published

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 2009 Winter Issue of the One Health Newsletter intentionally solicited various points of view on the judicious use of antimicrobials in an effort to promote discussion on this important and controversial subject.  Indeed, in the spirit of One Health we encourage prospective authors to express different points of view on a variety of public health and clinical health topics, not just antibiotic use. ”    Mary Echols, DVM, MPH, Editor One Health Newsletter

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Birdflu2008: Avian Influenza and Human Health

January 11, 2009

Permission to publish provided by Robert E. Kahn, PhD on January 13, 2009

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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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