One Health Publications

COVID-19 won’t be our last pandemic. Here’s how Biden can prepare us for the next one [One Health approach advised]

February 19, 2021


It begins with critical actions to bolster our biotech economy

“… The federal government also would be wise to adopt a “One Health” policy approach that recognizes the intertwined relationship between human, animal and environmental health. Human health is closely linked to the environment, with the prevalence of infectious disease increasing as climate change and population growth forces people and animals closer together. …”

Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath is a physician-scientist and the president and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, the world’s largest biotech trade association.

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The Next Pandemic: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

February 16, 2021


As COVID-19 continues to spread, John Oliver discusses what could cause the next pandemic, what we can do to avoid it, and why you shouldn’t kiss pigs.

[The need for having a One Health approach is addressed]

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A single dose investigational subunit vaccine for human use against Nipah virus and Hendra virus

February 9, 2021

Published: 08 February 2021


Nipah and Hendra viruses are highly pathogenic bat-borne paramyxoviruses recently included in the WHO Blueprint priority diseases list. A fully registered horse anti-Hendra virus subunit vaccine has been in use in Australia since 2012. Based on the same immunogen, the Hendra virus attachment glycoprotein ectodomain, a subunit vaccine formulation for use in people is now in a Phase I clinical trial. We report that a single dose vaccination regimen of this human vaccine formulation protects against otherwise lethal challenges of either Hendra or Nipah virus in a nonhuman primate model. The protection against the Nipah Bangladesh strain begins as soon as 7 days post immunization with low dose of 0.1 mg protein subunit. Our data suggest this human vaccine could be utilized as efficient emergency vaccine to disrupt potential spreading of Nipah disease in an outbreak setting.


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Genomic epidemiology identifies emergence and rapid transmission of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 in the United States

February 9, 2021

Genetic epidemiology is a relatively new medical discipline that seeks to understand how genetic factors interact with the environment in the context of disease in populations. Areas of study include the causes of inherited disease and its distribution and control.



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How we can stop animals making us sick

February 8, 2021

Macquarie University/The Lighthouse

“The best way to prevent outbreaks of disease passed from animals to humans lies in the One Health approach, says Macquarie University philosopher Dr Jane Johnson. 

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Five Steps To Prevent The Next Pandemic

February 5, 2021

With 2 million dead worldwide and a year’s worth of economic devastation, it should be harder to look the other way now.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update by Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM, CT, CFE

February 5, 2021

In this informational session, Dr. Carrie La Jeunesse will provide a synopsis of current information on the two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines currently being deployed under the Emergency Use Authorization in the United States.

Basic vaccine information
Emergency use authorization vs. full licensing
Susceptibility of different populations
Tiered vaccine administration roll-out
Side effects and precautions
Vaccine resistance, at risk-populations, and health communications
What COVID-19 vaccines might mean for/in the workplace.

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The Sleeping Giants of Vaccine Production Awaken

February 4, 2021

Stirred to action by the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine stalwarts mobilize new formats, accelerate development, and scale up manufacturing


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