One Health Publications

One Health at 30,000 feet: Measured Optimism – Impakter

September 10, 2022

New pandemic financing with over $1.4 billion in commitments and a United Nations high-level meeting planned for 2023: both acknowledge the One Health concept

By *Richard Seifman, JD, MBA

September 10, 2022  in HealthPolitics & Foreign Affairs

*Member One Health Initiative team

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$11.3 million NIH Superfund award to address environmental health issues caused by VOCs – School of Medicine News – Wayne State University

September 10, 2022

“… The CLEAR research team is led by Melissa Runge-Morris, M.D., professor of Oncology and of Pharmacy, and Carol Miller, Ph.D., who also co-lead the One Health Initiative at Wayne State University. Dr. Runge-Morris is the director of the Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors at Wayne State University. Miller is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University and director of Healthy Urban Waters, funded by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation. The innovative CLEAR program integrates engineering and biomedical approaches to detect, quantify and eradicate the health risks that stem from environmental exposure to VOCs and their mixtures. The research team is made up of 31 faculty in six colleges and schools at Wayne State, along with researchers from Henry Ford Health, Michigan State University, Ann Arbor Technical Services Inc., North Carolina State University and the University of Florida.  …”

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Learning from the Past: Why One Health is Needed – Impakter

September 4, 2022

A new historical overview of how the One Health concept developed over 150 years brings home the fact that the time has come to adopt it worldwide  

 

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Metagenomic analysis of endemic viruses in oral secretions from Chinese pigs – Umar – Veterinary Medicine and Science – Wiley Online Library

September 3, 2022

Abstract

Background

Pigs are unique reservoirs for virus ecology. Despite the increased use of improved biosecurity measures, pig viruses readily circulate in Chinese swine farms.

Objectives

The main objective of this study was to examine archived swine oral secretion samples with a panel of pan-species viral assays such that we might better describe the viral ecology of swine endemic viruses in Chinese farms.

Methodology

Two hundred (n = 200) swine oral secretion samples, collected during 2015 and 2016 from healthy pigs on six swine farms in two provinces in China, were screened with molecular pan-species assays for coronaviruses (CoVs), adenoviruses (AdVs), enteroviruses (EVs), and paramyxoviruses (PMV). Samples were also screened for porcine circovirus (PCV) 3, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and influenza A virus (IAV).

Results

Among 200 swine oral secretion samples, 152 (76.0%) were found to have at least one viral detection. Thirty-four samples (17%) were positive for more than one virus, including 24 (70.5%) with dual detection and 10 (29.5%) with triple detection. Seventy-eight (39.0%) samples were positive for porcine AdVs, 22 (11.0%) were positive for porcine CoVs, 21 (10.5%) were positive for IAVs, 13 (6.5%) were positive for PCV, 7 (3.5%) were positive for PMV, six (3.0%) were positive for PRRSV and five (2.5%) were positive for porcine EV.

Conclusion

Our findings underscore the high prevalence of numerous viruses among production pigs in China and highlight the need for routine, periodic surveillance for novel virus emergence with the goal of protecting pigs.

 

 

 

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Texas professionals are employing a one health approach to protect the United States against biosecurity threats – ScienceDirect

September 1, 2022

Introduction

Texas, the second-largest U.S. state in both population and geography, leads the nation in number of farms (>248,000 in 2021) and in multiple agriculture and natural resource commodities. A catastrophic event in Texas has potential to affect the entire nation’s supply chains. When a catastrophic event disrupts infrastructure or damages environmental ecology, it may be associated with infectious disease threats to human or livestock health. [1] This report examines how academic professionals in Texas are working together to mitigate naturally occurring and manmade catastrophic events in Texas through a One Health (OH) approach via research, training, policy, and practice. The lessons demonstrated by these collaborative initiatives have applicability beyond Texas, to the rest of the United States and our interconnected world.

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UTMB One Health Newsletter September 2022 – Issue 6

September 1, 2022

Provided by:

 

Laura Pulscher, MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

UTMB One Health Laboratory
Department of Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-0435

P 409-747-2024

E lapulsch@utmb.edu

www.utmb.edu/one-health

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World Medical Association Journal – Official Journal of The World Medical Association, Inc. Nr. 2, August 2022, Vol. 69

August 31, 2022

Please see Page 3

EDITORIAL by *Helena Chapman, MD, MPH, PhD, Editor in Chief of the World Medical Journal E-mail: editor-in-chief@wma.net

“ … Close attention to the impacts of natural and anthropogenic activity on our planet will require the One Health concept (human-animal[1]environment nexus) to be a central element of local and national initiatives that aim to strengthen health system preparedness and resilience. … “

*Member One Health Initiative team

 

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7th World One Health Congress (miceapps.com) – November 7 – 11, 2022

August 30, 2022

MEETING
ALL SPECIES

7th World One Health Congress – 2022, Singapore

 

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Slugs, snails are not alone in causing rat lungworm disease in humans – ScienceDaily

August 27, 2022

This work was the master’s degree thesis research of the first author, Helena Turck, as part of a graduate program in One Health jointly run by …

 

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The Global Health System Needs More “Prevention” To Address Future Pandemics  – Impakter

August 27, 2022

News  August 27, 2022

“ … In recent G7 and G20 meetings, there has been greater awareness and support for doing so, with the endorsement of a “One Health” approach, one which considers the human, animal, plant, and the ecosystem interface as the most effective and sustainable route to wellbeing.   …”

 

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It’s Time to Get Serious About Preventing Pandemics – Impakter

August 25, 2022

A new World Bank/WHO Fund could treat prevention as a priority and for which the One Health interdisciplinary approach is critical   

By Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP and Richard Seifman, JD, MBA

August 25, 2022  in HealthPolitics & Foreign Affairs

 

 

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Los Angeles County offers free COVID-19 testing for animals (dvm360.com)

August 25, 2022

“Veterinary Public Health in Los Angeles County, California, announced it received funding from the CDC and Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) to support the county’s efforts of surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in animals. Through this project, the county will be able to learn more about COVID-19 from a One Health view. The free testing will also help learn more about the significance of humans, animals, and environmental relationships regarding COVID-19.  …”

 

 

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Global antimicrobial resistance: a system-wide comprehensive investigation using the Global One Health Index | Infectious Diseases of Poverty | Full Text (biomedcentral.com)

August 23, 2022

Zhou, N., Cheng, Z., Zhang, X. et al. Global antimicrobial resistance: a system-wide comprehensive investigation using the Global One Health Index. Infect Dis Poverty 11, 92 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40249-022-01016-5

Abstract

Background

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the top ten global public health challenges. However, given the lack of a comprehensive assessment of worldwide AMR status, our objective is to develop a One Health-based system-wide evaluation tool on global AMR.

 

 

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One Health for One Planet Education Initiative  (1 HOPE)

August 18, 2022

Provided by:

George Lueddeke (PhD)  (OHI  bio)

Adviser in Higher, Medical and One Health Education

Global Lead, International One Health for One Planet Education Initiative (1 HOPE)

Southampton, United Kingdom

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Publications

Planet Earth: Averting a Point of No Return?’

https://impakter.com/planet-earth-averting-point-no-return/

Reflections on the Transformation of Higher Education in the 21st Century

Part 1: The One Health & Wellbeing Concept

Part 2: Development of a Global ‘All Life’ narrative

Part 3: The international One Health for One Planet Education Initiative (1 HOPE) and the ‘ecological  university’

 

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