One Health Publications

Immune Responses to COVID-19 to be Focus of Upcoming Coppoc One Health Lecture

October 24, 2020

“During this pandemic year, the 7th annual Coppoc One Health Lecture will shine the spotlight on immune responses and other issues related to efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.  The talk, entitled “Immune Responses in, and Animal Models for, COVID-19,” will feature Dr. Stanley Perlman, professor of microbiology and immunology, and professor of pediatrics at the University of Iowa.  The virtual event will be held on the Zoom platform November 5 at 3:30 p.m., and is open to the public. …”

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U of G infectious disease expert named Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow

October 23, 2020

“… “Being named a fellow of the CAHS is an honour, and it shows recognition of the importance of animals in human health and the broader One Health concept,” said [Dr.] Weese [a veterinarian]. …”

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Obituary: Dr. Charles Adebayo Oke, medical epidemiologist who studied animal-to-human diseases

October 21, 2020

“… “He was especially interested in zoonotic diseases — those that are passed from animals to people — and now we see with COVID-19 that veterinary medicine is a big part of that field,” she said.

Dr. Oke’s life changed when he enrolled as a veterinary student at the University of Ibadan and met the late *Dr. James H. Steele, an American veterinarian who was teaching a “one medicine/one health” concept at the Nigerian university.

“It’s the philosophy that the health of animals is tantamount to the health of humans,” Sam Oke said.

Dr. Steele became a lifelong mentor to Dr. Oke and invited him to study at the University of Texas School of Public Health after he graduated as a doctor of veterinary medicine. …”

*James H. Steele, DVM, MPH

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Vet labs like ADRDL assist with COVID testing

October 20, 2020

Brookings Register

In 2006, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) established the One Health Initiative Task Force. The One Health concept states simply …

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The world needs the contribution of African scientists

October 16, 2020


“… by the best possible talent and initiative of all the peoples of the world. … neglected tropical diseases, “One Health” (the global initiative to coordinate …”

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October 15, 2020


Covid-19 has shown what can happen when insufficient attention is paid to the relationship between health and disease at the human, animal and environment interfaces. In response to the need to develop a holistic treatment of health hazards and a systemic change of perspective in risk hazard, two LIDC member colleges – the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Royal Veterinary College – both paragons of excellence in their respective fields, run a ‘One Health’ post-graduate course that equips students with a comprehensive foundation on the principles of diseases in the context of socio-ecological systems, global health and food safety, as well as knowledge and skills in relation to One Health methodologies.

On 13 October, leaders of this course join guest speakers in a conversation on issues around public health, veterinary sciences, social and environmental sciences, ecology and wildlife health.

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Swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus replication in primary human cells reveals potential susceptibility to infection

October 13, 2020



One Health recognizes that human, animal, and environmental health are tightly interconnected (1). …”

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The Lancet One Health Commission Webinar Series ONE HEALTH: RECONNECTING OUR FUTURE

October 8, 2020

Oct 8 2020 FINALef GL Lancet web – re education (2)

One Health Education: Capacity-Building in a Covid-19 World 08.10.2020 Dr George Lueddeke Chair, international One Hope for One Planet Education initiative (1 HOPE)

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Newly discovered viruses suggest ‘German measles’ jumped from animals to humans

October 8, 2020

“… The paper is “really important because there’s very little understanding of where rubella came from,” says molecular anthropologist Anne Stone of Arizona State University, Tempe. “It was all by itself without any close relative.” The finding underscores the importance of the One Health approach, which recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to that of animals and the environment, she says. …”

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USAID outlines zoonotic viral disease initiative [One Health Approach]

October 6, 2020


“The transmission of zoonotic viral diseases to humans can cost lives, disrupt economies, and create lasting human health and societal problems, as we’ve seen most recently with the impact of COVID-19,” Deborah T. Kochevar, the STOP Spillover program director and a faculty member at Tufts, said.

The program leverages expertise from Tufts’ schools in infectious-disease forecasting, surveillance, prevention and eradication; food and water safety and risk reduction; social behavioral change; global health diplomacy; and One Health programming and education.


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