One Health Publications

Chinas Coronavirus: How Do We Stop Such Deadly Threats?

January 28, 2020

Chinas Coronavirus: How Do We Stop Such Deadly Threats? SEE entire article at: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2020-01-27/commentary-chinas-coronavirus-how-do-we-stop-such-deadly-threats U.S. News & World Report Often, the best that public health officials can hope for it to slow down ... Often, such an interdisciplinary collaboration is termed the One Health ... ... How do we fix this problem? Many scientific and policy experts now recognize that humans and animals are inextricably linked. Animals are a huge part of the worlds agricultural and food systems. However, despite the benefits of modern farm biosecurity measures, when a virus finds its way into a large farm, the virus may easily be sustained in the farm, passing from one generation of animals to the next. The continuous viral reproduction can sometimes lead to mutations or the mixing of viruses and a never-before-seen virus may emerge. Hence, new collaborative partnerships must be forged between agricultural businesses and human, animal and environmental health groups so that emerging viruses can be better be detected and mitigation strategies developed before a novel virus crosses over to infect man. Often, such an interdisciplinary collaboration is termed the One Health Approach. Many institutions are calling for One Health interdisciplinary collaborations as the best approach to complex problems such as emerging viral threats. While there is much discussion about engaging in such collaborations, there is also much resistance from the agricultural industries as those businesses fear a negative impact on their commerce. It may eventually take legislation and policy to make One Health collaborations routine. Contributor: Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH https://www.usnews.com/topics/author/gregory-c-gray.  Dr. Gray is a member of the One Health Initiative teams Advisory Board (Hon.) http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php

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THE TRUMPET – Project Save the World Occasional Newsletter

January 25, 2020

JANUARY 2020 VOL. 1, NO. 1 THE TRUMPET Project Save the World’s Occasional Newsletter “Promote One Health Initiatives! Animals and people can exchange diseases, and also be affected by the environmental changes, including global warming. Now health researchers are working together to solve these joint problems.” SEE: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfYAILlIu0c

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Transmission

January 21, 2020

U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal (EID) Volume 26, Number 2—February 2020 Perspective Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Transmission Abstract Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection causes a spectrum of respiratory illness, from asymptomatic to mild to fatal. MERS-CoV is transmitted sporadically from dromedary camels to humans and occasionally through human-to-human contact. Current epidemiologic evidence supports a major role in transmission for direct contact with live camels or humans with symptomatic MERS, but little evidence suggests the possibility of transmission from camel products or asymptomatic MERS cases. Because a proportion of case-patients do not report direct contact with camels or with persons who have symptomatic MERS, further research is needed to conclusively determine additional mechanisms of transmission, to inform public health practice, and to refine current precautionary recommendations.

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Farm project hopes to create a learning and treatment retreat by teaming up with AmeriCorps

January 16, 2020

Farm project hopes to create a learning and treatment retreat by teaming up with AmeriCorps Top Stories by: Larmie Sanyon Posted: Jan 15, 2020 / 07:12 PM EST / Updated: Jan 15, 2020 / 07:12 PM EST MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A group of young people from out of state, who are members of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), are working on a farm for the next month to help with an important initiative. They are working on the One Health Initiative, which is trying to merge human medicine, veterinary medicine and environmental sciences into a proactive, holistic way of approaching solutions, Assistant Team Lead Liam Poitra explained. ... SEE more: https://www.wboy.com/top-stories/farm-project-hopes-to-create-a-learning-and-treatment-retreat-by-teaming-up-with-americorps/

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A One Health issue…How animal abuse is Linked with human violence – The LINK-Letter

January 14, 2020

A One Health issue... How animal abuse is Linked with human violence - The LINK-Letter SEE: http://nationallinkcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/LinkLetter-2020-January.pdf Provided by: National Link Coalition http://nationallinkcoalition.org/ c/o Phil Arkow, Coordinator 37 Hillside Road Stratford, NJ 08084 856-627-5118 arkowpets@snip.net

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Upcoming Webinar February 9, 2020 at 13 EST/ 18:00 GMT: Integrating One Health into education and policy

January 13, 2020

The International Student One Health Alliance is hosting a webinar on integrating One Health into education and policy, 9th February 2020 at 13:00 EST/ 18:00 GMT: https://www.facebook.com/internationalstudentonehealthalliance/posts/2197796693849354

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US veterinary hospital faces rare antibiotic-resistant E coli – [A ONE HEALTH ISSUE!]

January 11, 2020

US veterinary hospital faces rare antibiotic-resistant E coli http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/01/us-veterinary-hospital-faces-rare-antibiotic-resistant-e-coli CIDRAP On Apr 1, 2019, Shelley Rankin, PhD, the chief of clinical microbiology at the University of ... Its the quintessential One Health problem, she said. ... A One Health conundrum The report on the outbreak, which appeared this week in Emerging Infectious Diseases, raises a lot of questions. Although the number of dogs and cats affected was small—14 over several months—and its still unclear whether they were infected with the pathogen or colonized, Rankin said what remains unknown is how the animals acquired NDM-5–producing E coli, where these resistance genes are lurking, and how easily they can be transmitted between animals and humans. ... Rankin said that while seeing a CRE outbreak in veterinary medicine did not come as a surprise, especially at a large veterinary hospital, she and her colleagues were not prepared for it, and she doesnt think the profession is prepared for it. Shes hoping that getting the word out about the outbreak, and having discussions with public health agencies, human medical colleagues, and experts in environmental monitoring, will result in some guidance for veterinarians. Its a really good One Health opportunity, she said. Its a great opportunity to bring everyone together. See also: Jan 8 Emerg Infect Dis research letter https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/2/19-1221_article 

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What is One Health?

January 7, 2020

What is One Health? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfluP-tFC2k&fbclid=IwAR1n2soGJGqfoiBjrKm5T5EEdIq5Epk_sc4VWYvkDQZeQqbX7Fj5OtUYKFQ Published on Oct 26, 2017 Explained in cooperation with Expert Advisor Dr. Aileen Marty, learn about One Health: how the health of humans, animals, and plants are interconnected. This video was created to support the campaign Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-Being. Find more information on our website http://simpleshow-foundation.org/.

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One Health the Theme of University of Guelphs Derry Dialogues

January 7, 2020

  One Health the Theme of U of Gs Derry Dialogues U of G News - University of Guelph Links among human health, animal health and environmental well-being will be explored in this years Derry Dialogues, an annual interdisciplinary ... https://news.uoguelph.ca/2020/01/one-health-the-theme-of-u-of-gs-derry-dialogues/  

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India launches One Health Initiative with help from Penn States Applied Biological and Biosecurity Research Laboratory (ABRL)

January 6, 2020

India launches One Health Initiative with help from Penn States Applied Biological and Biosecurity Research Laboratory (ABRL) https://news.psu.edu/story/565017/2019/03/28/impact/india-launches-one-health-initiative-help-penn-states-abrl  March 28, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (USA)— Penn State’s Applied Biological and Biosecurity Research Laboratory (ABRL), together with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Biological Threat Reduction Program, recently worked with India’s Department of Biotechnology within the Ministry of Science and Technology to help the Indian government launch its complex and ambitious One Health Initiative at the One Health India Conference 2019, a two-day gathering held Feb. 18-19 in New Delhi. India’s One Health Initiative is an intersectoral approach to tackling the most urgent health threats in the region, with a focus on low and middle-income countries across south and southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. ...

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One Health

January 3, 2020

  Food and Agriculture Organization of ... thejournalofregulation.com One Health: http://www.fao.org/policy-support/mechanisms/mechanisms-details/en/c/448751/  

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Will we join hands for a tomorrow without antimicrobial resistance?

January 2, 2020

  Will we join hands for a tomorrow without antimicrobial resistance? The European Sting These three aspects of the OneHealth approach should be urgently addressed not only directly but also indirectly. The universities have a huge role in ... https://europeansting.com/2020/01/02/will-we-join-hands-for-a-tomorrow-without-antimicrobial-resistance/ “...The huge problem of today can only be managed by the united effort of professionals from various backgrounds. In other terms, a One Health approach has to be implemented globally to be able to reach palpable results. ...”   “...These three aspects of the OneHealth approach should be urgently addressed not only directly but also indirectly. The universities have a huge role in incorporating this perspective into their curriculums to make sure that the future generation can manage AMR efficiently. Additionally, research institutes should promote research on ways to manage AMR in a OneHealth approach as a supplement to their constant pursuit of new antibiotics (6). All of this however should be supported by governments around the world by following WHO’s recommendations for antibiotic use, by implementing vaccination programs, raising awareness on proper hygiene and assisting all concerned stakeholders in their war against AMR (7). Let us join hands in our battle against antimicrobial resistance and fight for a safer tomorrow.”  

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DUKE (USA) ONE HEALTH Newsletter – Issue 22 January 2020

January 1, 2020

   ISSUE 22                                                                                            January 2020   SEE: https://mailchi.mp/7bf5e05d54f4/oh-newsletter-january-issue-2562711  and https://sites.globalhealth.duke.edu/dukeonehealth/monthly-newsletters/

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One Health Awareness Month – Jaunary 2020

December 31, 2019

Please share widely December 31, 2019 One Health Awareness Month Campaign January 2020 is One Health Awareness Month (in the US). https://conta.cc/39mv3im

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Zoonotic parasites of dromedary camels: so important, so ignored

December 30, 2019

·        Open Access ·        Published: 27 December 2019 Zoonotic parasites of dromedary camels: so important, so ignored https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13071-019-3863-3;  https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3863-3 Sazmand, A., Joachim, A. & Otranto, D. Zoonotic parasites of dromedary camels: so important, so ignored. Parasites Vectors 12, 610 (2019) doi:10.1186/s13071-019-3863-3  

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Awareness Month Resolution for January 2020, US …

December 29, 2019

US Senate Passes Bipartisan One Health Awareness Month Resolution for January 2020, US ... Sierra Sun Times designating January as “National One Health Awareness Month” to promote ... One Health is a relatively new term being used by health experts ... https://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/21464-u-s-senate-passes-bipartisan-one-health-awareness-month-resolution-for-january-2020-u-s-senator-dianne-feinstein-reports-focuses-on-the-linkages-between-human-animal-and-environmental-health

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From the Human to the Planetary

December 24, 2019

  From the Human to the Planetary The Good Men Project After an exploration of One Health as an approach to planetary care, I ask .... Third, while I explore One Health as an initiative to protect future health, ... https://goodmenproject.com/uncategorized/from-the-human-to-the-planetary/  

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December 20, 2019

U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan ‘One Health’ Awareness Month Resolution   Please see complete press release https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=D986D0A7-0FFE-463A-86BE-7C745149D5F0   Dec 20 2019           Washington, DC (USA)—The Senate yesterday unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) designating January as “National One Health Awareness Month” to promote collaboration between public, animal and environmental health scientists.   One Health is a relatively new term being used by health experts – including at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – to better focus on the linkages between human, animal and environmental health and the need to develop comprehensive solutions. For instance, public health specialists are now working with physicians and veterinarians to minimize the inappropriate use of antibiotics in human and animal patients to combat antibiotic resistance.   “By using the ‘One Health’ approach, global health problems including antibiotic resistance and the spread of infectious diseases can be more easily addressed,” Senator Feinstein said. “Our resolution will hopefully draw attention to the need for holistic approaches to addressing human health that take into account changes in environmental and animal health. With diminishing resources and a growing human population, fighting problems with a ‘One Health’ approach must be encouraged now more than ever.” “The health of our population is dependent on the interconnection of people, animals, and the environment,” said Senator McSally. “I was glad to join Senator Feinstein in introducing this resolution designating January as National One Health Awareness Month to promote ‘One Health’ and its growing collaboration in order to make our world a healthier place.”   Full text of the resolution follows:   Designating January 2020 as National One Health Awareness Month to promote awareness of organizations focused on public health, animal health, and environmental health collaboration throughout the United States and to recognize the critical contributions of those organizations to the future of the United States.   Whereas One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach, working at the local, regional, national, and global levels, with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment;   Whereas the mission of One Health is to establish closer professional interactions, collaborations, and educational opportunities across the various medical, veterinary, and environmental health professions and their allied science professions to simultaneously improve public health, animal health, and environmental health;   Whereas the increasing threats posed by emerging diseases shared between animals and people, foodborne, vector-borne, and waterborne diseases, and other environmental factors may support the need for an integrated effort by professionals from multiple disciplines, including health, science, technology, and engineering;   Whereas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 75 percent of new or emerging infectious diseases in people are spread by animals;   Whereas, each year, International One Health Day is November 3; and   Whereas One Health is essential to combating and strengthening the surveillance of emerging and reemerging diseases: Now, therefore, be it   Resolved, That the Senate designates January 2020 as “National One Health Awareness Month” to—   1. promote awareness of organizations that focus on One Health efforts to improve the quality of life for people and animals;   2. recognize the efforts made by such organizations in using a One Health approach to prevent epidemics; and   3. recognize the importance of using the One Health approach to simultaneously protect the health of people, animals, plants, and the environment in the United States.   ###

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American Veterinary Medical Association champions U. S. Congress One Health lislation

December 19, 2019

AVMA in the Field AVMA champions One Health legislation Were working with veterinarians in Congress to generate support for legislation that would improve public health preparedness for an emergency by requiring federal agencies to develop a One Health approach. Learn more >

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