One Health Publications

FAO Director-General stresses crucial role of biodiversity in combating zoonotic diseases

January 13, 2021

Mirage News

The One Health approach has been a core pillar of FAO’s COVID-19 … flagship Hand-in-Hand Initiative also aims to mainstream biodiversity goals.

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New World screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax) myiasis in feral swine of Uruguay: One Health and transboundary disease implications

January 11, 2021


This is the first report on myiasis in feral swine caused by screwworm in South America. In contrast to myiasis in cattle, which can reach deep into host tissues, screwworms in feral swine tended to cause superficial infestation. The presence of feral swine in screwworm endemic areas represents a challenge to screwworm management in those areas. Screwworm populations maintained by feral swine may contribute to human cases in rural areas of Uruguay, which highlights the importance of the One Health approach to the study of this invasive host species–ectoparasite interaction.

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The Vaccine Was Fast. Here’s How to Make it Even Faster

December 29, 2020

News > Medscape Medical News > Features


“… Germ Hunters Join Forces

But what if instead of an eleventh-hour clamber to investigate an unidentified pathogen, there was a network of scientists on call to leap into action?

That’s the goal of a new network launched in August by Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Named the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID), it has a team of scientists strategically placed around the world in major centers, with others entrenched on the fringes of human settlement where hunters and farmers may be exposed to novel pathogens; near villages where human-to-human transmission begins; and where unusual cases of fever, encephalitis, and sudden death start to crop up.

The network was funded with $82 million over 5 years. Wang, now a professor at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, heads the Asia and East Africa division. …”

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World must be ready for the next pandemic, UN says on first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness

December 28, 2020

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One Health Approach 

WHO Video | WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the
International Day for Epidemic Preparedness

In a separate message, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted the importance of a One Health Approach”, which integrates human health, animal health and plant health, as well as environmental factors.

This is all the more important given that 75 per cent of new and emerging human infectious diseases are zoonotic, caused by germs that spread between animals and people.

“Any efforts to improve human health are doomed unless they address the critical interface between human and animals,” said Dr. Tedros.

The head of WHO also urged countries to invest in preparedness capacity to prevent, detect and mitigate emergencies, and reiterated the importance of strong primary health systems as the foundation of universal health coverage as well as the “eyes and ears” of health systems everywhere.

“True preparedness is not just a job of the health sector, it requires an all-of-government and all-of-society approach,” he added.


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One Health – PA Dept. of Agriculture – (USA)

December 26, 2020 › AHDServices › diseases › Pa…

The Pennsylvania One Health Task Force supports this line of thinking by assembling a group of federal, state and academic stakeholders to work together, with …

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International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA) EUROPE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2021

December 22, 2020

Please forward these opportunities to a student you know!

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Kord Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory Wins Farm Bill Grant to Further Protect Animal Health

December 17, 2020

“This field test project is unprecedented and illustrates the importance of One Health, a collaboration between human and animal health sectors,” Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. said. “It will be a game-changer for animal agriculture and the food supply chain and raise Tennessee’s standing as a national leader in enhanced disease surveillance and testing. We’re grateful for USDA’s recognition with this grant award.”


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