One Health Publications

Avian Flu and the COVID Connection  – Impakter

May 2, 2022

Avian Flu and the COVID Connection  – Impakter

“… These are early days in Avian flu vaccine development and availability, and in the future we may look to some of the new technologies, such as mRNA, to provide faster and more easily produced vaccines. 

 

But the idea of getting ahead of a possible epidemic or pandemic in poultry is one that could cross over to humans. It certainly warrants attention, given what we have experienced and are experiencing with COVID-19.  

 

And this is only the tip of the iceberg for potential future zoonotic diseases emerging into pandemics equal to or worse than COVID, such as the Nipah virus which has a 40 -75% death rate for humans. Among other interesting developments, Nipah vaccine development programs for a single-dose vaccine are underway. 

 

But the point is this: The next big one could be right around the corner. 

 

We need to pay greater attention and resources to the fact that an estimated 60% of known infectious diseases and up to 75% of new or emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic in origin, i.e. diseases transmitted from animals to humans. And the lesson to be drawn is clear:  it is becoming increasingly likely that what works in one species may work in another.”

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Addressing the Climate Crisis: An Action Plan for Psychologists (apa.org)

May 2, 2022

Addressing the Climate Crisis: An Action Plan for Psychologists (apa.org)

For as much as is known about climate science and One Health impacts of climate change, the problem is fundamentally rooted in human behavior and beliefs. Accordingly, solutions will involve addressing why people think and behave as we do within the contexts of motivation, comprehension, coping, and resilience. A recent report from the American Psychological Association Climate Change Task Force (on which I served) describes challenges and opportunities for us to take substantive measures to preserve human, animal, and environmental health, well-being, justice, and hope for future generations. The report offers a blueprint for multi-sectoral collaboration and curricular modernization for maximal impact. One Health advocates are already leaders in that regard. See the link from *page 10 of this APA document below.

Nancy Chaney, RN, MS, AVES Dipl. (Hon)

One Health Initiative Advisory Board Member

 

*“… Various multidisciplinary frameworks have emerged in recent years to capture the relationships among the environment, human activity, and human and animal health [e.g., One Health (Deem et al., 2018), EcoHealth, GeoHealth, Planetary Health, the Anthropocene (Zalasiewicz et al., 2019)]. These frameworks can help guide more comprehensive mitigation and adaptation efforts that address the full range of environmental challenges. Although the scope of the task force (and this report) is limited to climate change, the task force encourages APA and others to address climate and other environmental issues in this broader, integrated fashion. …”

*Pg. 10  AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION ADDRESSING THE CLIMATE CRISIS: AN ACTION PLAN FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS

 

Also please see:

One Health Initiative (OHI) Advisory Board member to serve on American Psychological Association (APA) Climate Change Task Force – October 10th, 2020

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One Health Commission – 2021 Annual Report

April 29, 2022

April 2022
One Health Commission
2021 Annual Report
Connect, Create, Educate
for One Health

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FAO part of project to boost food safety in Zimbabwe | Food Safety News

April 28, 2022

“ … “For example, experts prioritized the need to train students in a holistic or One Health approach, including skills in communication and behavioral sciences, to be able to address complex issues in food systems such as emerging foodborne diseases and the ability adapt to new technologies and tools, such as bioinformatics, to predict, prevent, detect, control, and respond to foodborne disease threats.” …”

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Virtual “One Health” Exhibition – CIH LMU

April 22, 2022

Virtual “One Health” Exhibition – CIH LMU

In the Virtual One Health Exhibition, researchers from CIHLMU and EUGLOH (The European University Alliance for Global Health) tell digital stories …

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A layered approach is needed to prevent infections from becoming harder to treat – ScienceDaily

April 22, 2022


A layered approach is needed to prevent infections from becoming harder to treat – ScienceDaily

Participants identified 91 factors across the One Health spectrum that influence antimicrobial resistance, with 331 connections between them and …

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Call for Papers: PLOS Medicine Special Issue ‘Bacterial Antimicrobial Resistance: Surveillance and Prevention’ – Speaking of Medicine and Health

April 20, 2022

Call for Papers: PLOS Medicine Special Issue ‘Bacterial Antimicrobial Resistance: Surveillance and Prevention’ – Speaking of Medicine and Health

“… AMR is a One Health problem and its causes lie in human, animal and environmental domains.  The overuse and misuse of antibiotics, and the potential for transmission within and between these domains is responsible for the rapid global spread of drug-resistant pathogens. Use of antibiotics increased by 65% globally between 2000 and 2015, and more than doubled in LMICs over the same period. Pathogen AMR evolution can limit the effectiveness of available antibiotics and far outpaces our ability to develop new drugs. Of the 32 antibiotics in clinical development to tackle priority pathogens in 2019, only six were classified as innovative. Action to impede the development of drug-resistance is urgently required. …”

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FSIS: More testing not preventing | Food Safety News

April 17, 2022

FSIS: More testing not preventing | Food Safety News

“… The proposal does not address preventing Salmonella contamination. A core principle of control programs, including HACCP, is prevention, not simply testing (Zwietering 2016). Although testing can provide a regulatory incentive, prescribing scientific risk-based preventive measures would offer needed improvement. FSIS could promote pathogen control incentives by modernizing inspection similar to current European Union initiatives, e.g. “Risk-based Meat Safety Assurance System” (RB-MSAS) (Cavalheiro, 2022, Alban 2021, Blagojevic 2021, Riess & Hoelzer, 2020). This would also promote USDA’s One Health approach. …”

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One Health & Implementation Research, Volume 2, Issue 1

April 12, 2022

Journal One Health & Implementation Research

https://ohirjournal.com/journal/archives

One Health & Implementation Research, Volume 2, Issue 1

  1. Article Type: Review

Title: The use and applicability of Internet search queries for infectious disease surveillance in low- to middle-income countries

Author: Julia Beckhaus , Heiko Becher, Matthias Hans Belau

Link: https://ohirjournal.com/article/view/4721

  1. Article Type: Review

Title: Ecoepidemiology of dengue in Brazil: from the virus to the environment

Authors: Ana Beatriz Souza Martins, Carlos Henrique Alencar

Link: https://ohirjournal.com/article/view/4720

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