One Health Publications

ASPHER – Department of Public and One Health, School of Health Sciences

March 23, 2021

Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, increasing life expectancy and promoting health through organized community action, while One Health refers to the integrated approach of human and animal health, including food safety and the environment. The Department of Public and One Health (POH) focuses on research and training in Public and One Health. POH fosters innovative and interdisciplinary collaboration for an integrated approach to human, animal and environmental health. Graduates of the Department will have professional career opportunities in Public Health Services at the national and local level as well as NGOs and International and Transnational Organizations (e.g. WHO, ECDC, EFSA, OIE). 

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Leading the way in environmental antimicrobial resistance research

March 19, 2021

Michigan State University ranks ninth in the world and is the only U.S. university in the top ten in terms of advancements in environmental antimicrobial resistance research, according to a recent announcement by the Global Health Research and Policy.

“… Understanding and reducing environmental antibiotic resistance is instrumental in maintaining effective antibiotic use to treat bacterial infections in humans and animals. Tiedje said the emphasis on the “One Health Concept” has helped to place a higher emphasis on environmental antimicrobial resistance research.

“It is important that One Health has gained a lot of traction,” Tiedje said. “It relates to the issues of antibiotic use and resistance in humans, but also use in animals and the prevalence of antibiotics in the environment. Because humans, animals and the environment are all potential sources and reservoirs for antibiotics, that leads to resistant organisms and resistance genes which can transfer among them, including to animals and humans.” …”



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Wildlife-pet markets in a one-health context

March 9, 2021

Full citation: Warwick. C., Steedman. C. (2021) Wildlife-pet markets in a one-health context, Int. J. One Health, 7(1): 42-64. Warwick & Steedman IJOH 2021 []

Provided to the One Health Initiative team March 9, 2021 by:

Dr Clifford Warwick

PGDip(MedSci) PhD CBiol CSci EurProBiol FRSB

Biologist & Medical Scientist
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American Bar Association (ABA) urges Treaty for Animal Welfare: a step to prevent the next pandemic

March 4, 2021

“…Mitigating the risk of future spillovers requires steps to be taken to promote animal welfare by recognizing its interconnection with public health and environmental protection. This notion is reflected in the concept of One Health embraced by the United Nations and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention. However, notwithstanding this linkage, there is as yet no international treaty in which States have agreed to binding minimal standards of treatment for animals. …”

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Avian influenza A(H5N8) infects humans in Russian Federation

March 2, 2021

“… Dr Richard Pebody, who leads the High Threat Pathogen Team at WHO/Europe, was quick to reassure: “The people who were reported to be infected did not develop symptoms and they were all exposed to an infected poultry flock in the course of their work. The infection does not appear to have come from other human beings – which is good news.”

Dr Pebody added, “The poultry flock has been culled and no further infections in humans have been found. It is also encouraging that this incident shows the system that alerts local and international authorities is working. However, this underlines the ongoing importance of global surveillance in the face of constantly evolving influenza viruses. Changes to the influenza virus must be closely monitored in animals and humans alike; this is a good example of the One Health approach, recognizing that human and animal health are intertwined and depend on each other.”…”

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Effectiveness of interventions as part of the One Health approach to control coronavirus disease 2019 and stratified case features in Anhui Province, China: A real-world population-based cohort study

March 2, 2021

CONCLUSIONS: Timely and powerful measures as part of the One Health approach ( effectively and efficiently controlled the COVID-19 outbreak in Anhui, which can be a good real-world example strongly demonstrating the usefulness of such measures in places with outbreaks originating from imported cases. Precise and dynamic prevention and control measures should be implemented and based on features including sex, age group, exposure history, and phase of outbreak.

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