One Health Publications

Putting One Health thinking at the heart of the European Green Deal

November 3, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has shown us why we need closer cooperation between veterinary and human health sectors, writes Roxane Feller.

 

 

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What Is One Health?

November 1, 2020

Forbes Logo Vector

“The connection between human health and wild animals has been demonstrated on an unprecedented and global scale with the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen that causes Covid-19. SARS-CoV-2 is closely related to coronaviruses commonly found in bats, but may have found its way to people through a pangolin intermediary.

This interconnectedness of the health of people, animals, and the environment is known as one health. 

But, one health is more than the acknowledgement of a fact. The CDC defines one health as a “collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach” aimed at “achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.” …”

Map of important emerging infectious diseases by Anthony Fauci from NIAID updated in 2017

*Map of important emerging infectious diseases by Anthony Fauci from NIAID updated in 2017 –  US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (HTTPS://WWW.NIAID.NIH.GOV/SITES/DEFAULT/FILES/MAIN%20MAP.JPG)

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*Note: Map produced by Thomas P. Monath, MD circa 2008 https://www.onehealthinitiative.com 

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Farm antibiotic sales continue to fall across Europe and United Kingdom

October 31, 2020

“… “While the use of antibiotics in food production is not the main driver of antibiotic-resistant infections in people, it can be a contributing factor. Any use of an antibiotic has the potential to create resistance and, as part of a One Health approach, we all have a duty to protect the efficacy of medical and veterinary antibiotics by reducing, refining or replacing use.” …”

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COVID and the Armed Forces: No Clear Cut Rules

October 30, 2020

“The pandemic currently spreading across the globe is not slowing but accelerating. COVID-19 has become a factor for national and global security with few equals in modern history. If morbidity and mortality rates continue to rise along the present trajectory, it is likely that many countries will be looking to their armed forces to engage in the response. …”

 

 

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COVID was just one—there could be 850,000 other animal viruses in the zoonotic pipeline

October 30, 2020

by Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

“Future pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, do more damage to the world economy and kill more people than COVID-19 unless there is a transformative change in the global approach to dealing with infectious diseases, warns a major new report on biodiversity and pandemics by 22 leading experts from around the world. …”

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One Health Week to be held virtually this year

October 30, 2020

The One Health Day is an international campaign dedicated to the goal of bringing attention around the world to the need for One Health interactions and for the world to ‘see them in action. As a way to worked towards this goal, the UConn Students for One Health are holding their second annual One Health Week. Photo courtesy of One Heath Platform website.

 

 

 

 

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Experts say there will be more pandemics—but you can prepare now

October 30, 2020

“… One Health is an international initiative based around the idea that environmental health, veterinary health, and human health are inextricably linked. Scientists hope that the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to breaking down the barriers between these different disciplines, resulting in faster and more effective identification of potential pandemics. …”

 

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Delaware Valley University to Celebrate One Health Week

October 30, 2020

Delaware Valley University. Delaware Valley University will celebrate One Health Week to raise awareness about the interconnectedness of the well-being of people and society, the environment and plants, and animals.

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“Zoonosis And One Health” by Utah State University, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

October 30, 2020

Utah Public Radio

… study and teach concepts of One Health, a cross-disciplinary approach to achieving optimal health for people, animals, and our shared environment.

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Dengue Fever in a One Health Perspective

October 28, 2020

Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

SEE: https://www.intechopen.com/books/dengue-immunopathology-and-control-strategies

Edited by Márcia Aparecida Sperança

Federal University of ABC

Dengue Fever in a One Health Perspective underlines important aspects of dengue virus, the most prevalent and life-threatening arbovirus in the world. Over three sections, chapters cover such topics as biological and environmental aspects, physiopathology, molecular biology, diagnosis, and control strategies. The first section provides knowledge on basic aspects of dengue virus biology and its emergence and re-emergence associated to environmental changes. The second section includes two chapters on dengue immunopathology, a drawback in disease control and vaccine development. Finally, the third section examines molecular biology tools employed in dengue virus immunopathogenesis studies, diagnosis, drug design, and in the use of vectors as sentinels in surveillance and vector biology studies.

Published: October 28th 2020

ISBN: 978-1-78985-649-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-202-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-650-7

Copyright year: 2020

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Five things you need to know about bats, disease and coronavirus

October 27, 2020

“Bats are in the limelight these days because they are rumoured to be the source of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the coronavirus pandemic. But that is just part of their story. Bats turn out to be miraculous creatures. Their ability to age without decrepitude or cancer, as well as fight off a multitude of infections, are giving us clues about how to do the same for ourselves.

Professor Emma Teeling is co-founder of Bat 1K, an initiative to sequence the genomes of all bat species. She is a zoologist and geneticist at University College Dublin, Ireland, and talked to Horizon about what she has discovered. …”

 

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UWI and CCCCC Agree to Collaborate with PAHO & EU to Strengthen Climate Resilience of CARIFORUM health systems

October 27, 2020

26th October, 2020

“…The University of the West Indies will focus on creating an interdisciplinary cadre of 16 climate change fellows from across the region, trained in Climate Change, One Health and Leadership. …”

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