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SEE: PBS’ “SPILLOVER—ZIKA, EBOLA & BEYOND”, A Documentary - August 3, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016

Of great “One Health” realm importance!

Don’t miss U.S. Public Broadcasting System (PBS) Program…

SEE: PBS’ “SPILLOVER—ZIKA, EBOLA & BEYOND” film - Premieres Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

Also note official press release “Spillover” (a one-hour documentary) features University of California, Davis (USA) ONE HEALTH INSTITUTE PREDICT work and much insight from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other notable institutions is premiering next Wednesday. Some other approved press materials to view/share from PBS’ “SPILLOVER—ZIKA, EBOLA & BEYOND” include:

Provided to One Health Initiative website July 28, 2016 by:

Matthew Blake, COO

UC Davis One Health Institute

1089 Veterinary Medicine Drive

VM3B, Ground Floor

Davis, Ca 95616 (USA)

(530) 754-9032 desk

(530) 304-4871 mobile

"One Health Day" and "Preparing society to create the world we need through ‘ One Health ’ education!" - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Africa Health News (Issue 5):

Especially see One Health Day

And ...

Preparing society to create the world we need through ‘ One Health ’ education!

One Health meeting Reminder...Advancing One Health Through Biotechnology - September 21-23, 2016 | Bethesda, Maryland - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

One Health meeting Reminder...

Advancing One Health Through Biotechnology

 September 21-23, 2016 | Bethesda, Maryland

“This conference focuses on using animal biotechnology to advance the objectives of One Health.  The tools of biotechnology are uniquely suited to address challenges at the nexus of human, animal and environmental health. Topics to be discussed include biotechnology applications and policy issues associated with emerging infectious diseases, animal models of human diseases, food safety, biodefense, agricultural productivity, biodiversity conservation, and animal health and welfare.”

For Details SEE:


One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team recommends One Health animal biotech summit

Advisory Committee:

*Dr. Bernadette Dunham is a member of the One Health Initiative Team’s Advisory Board  


Yellow fever: World Health Organization (WHO) authorizes emergency expansion of global vaccine stocks by using fractionated doses - Friday, July 22, 2016

Yellow fever: World Health Organization (WHO) authorizes emergency expansion of global vaccine stocks by using fractionated doses

WHO has published a statement endorsing the emergency use of fractionated doses of the vaccine to stretch global stockpile which is being rapidly depleted with requests from at-risk countries not only in Africa but also in Latin America.

“1. Preamble

This document represents the World Health Organization (WHO) Secretariat position on the use of yellow fever (YF) vaccine in the context of supply shortages in response to the current outbreak in Africa in 2016. The development of this paper was led by the WHO Initiative for Vaccine Research with contributions to specific sections from the WHO Departments of Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases, Essential Medicines, and Immunization Vaccines and Biologicals. The evidence and the proposed recommendations, reflected in this document, has been discussed with YF experts and reviewed by the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization. SAGE and the YF experts provided input to this paper. The recommendations were vetted by SAGE, but they don’t represent a formal SAGE recommendation. The paper will be updated as additional data become available. A full review on the use of fractional dose YF vaccine will be conducted by SAGE in October 2016.

2. Introduction

Ongoing YF outbreaks are sharply increasing the demand for YF vaccine, exhausting the global stockpile and putting at risk the immunization of endemic populations. The campaigns currently planned have led to a shortage of the vaccine, a situation which could deteriorate further should expansion of outbreaks necessitate additional immunization campaigns on a large scale. An assessment of existing opportunities to increase the availability of vaccine in response to ongoing outbreaks is therefore urgently required. This paper reviews the evidence on dose-sparing strategies through fractional dosing of YF vaccine as an immediate and short-term option to meet the needs of large-scale campaigns, and proposes recommendations for fractional dose vaccination in case of imminent need in the context of outbreak response. The paper is intended to support efforts to introduce YF vaccine fractional dose use in situations where supply capacity is threatened or inadequate, e.g. following the spread of YF into densely populated areas. This is not proposed as a longer-term strategy or to replace established routine immunization practices.” ...

Please see

Provided July 22, 2016 by: 

Jack Woodall, PhD

Co-founder & Assoc.Ed. 


Former member One Health Initiative Team

GIDEON “The world’s premier global infectious diseases database” SUPPORTS ONE HEALTH - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

GIDEON “The world’s premier global infectious diseases database” SUPPORTS ONE HEALTH

GIDEON ( is an active supporter and exchanges information with the One Health Initiative

Please see


MEDICINA (Buenos Aires) 2016; 76: 159-165 - Journal Online: (Open-Access)



Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2One Health Initiative, Sarasota, Fla, 3Board Certification Internal Medicine, McFarland Clinic, Ames, IA, 4Former Director of the National Center for Animal Health Programs, United States Department of Agriculture, 5Deputy Administrator, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. USA

Abstract: The objective of this report is to provide information on Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex infections in animals and in humans. Included is information on the susceptibility of different species as well as information on etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention and control of this disease. The term One Health has been adopted to describe the unified human medical and veterinary interdisciplinary/mul­tidisciplinary collaborative approach to zoonoses and will be critical for future endeavors in the control of the global TB epidemic. This unified paradigm is ideally suited for control of bovine TB and many other international public health and clinical health issues. Sharing resources and increasing interaction between public health and veterinary medical scientists can raise awareness of ‘shared risk’ of bovine TB between humans and animals and, in resource-limited situations, can maximize use of existing infrastructure and reduce unnecessary duplication of effort in disease control programs.

*Dr. Charles O. Thoen [DVM, PhD], an internationally recognized Tuberculosis expert, is the principal Co-editor of the One Health textbook, Zoonotic Tuberculosis: Mycobacterium bovis and Other Pathogenic Mycobacteria,subjectCd-LS50.html - 3rd Edition (2014) and immediate past president of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES).  Dr. Thoen is also a longstanding One Health leader and supporter

One Health Innovations Symposium The Nexus of Human and Animal Medicine - Sunday, July 17, 2016

One Health Innovations Symposium The Nexus of Human and Animal Medicine AUGUST 28 – 29, 2016 Kansas City Convention Center

In partnership with the Schools of Veterinary Medicine at University of Missouri and Kansas State University, the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute will present a two day symposium focused on the translational and comparative aspects of human and animal medicine. The August 28 – 29 event entitled “One Health Innovations – The Nexus of Human and Animal Medicine” will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center.

Keynote Speakers

One Health Advances and Successes in Comparative Medicine and Translational Research

Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD

Executive Director, One Health Commission (OHC)
Immediate Past Chair, North Carolina One Health Collaborative (NC OHC)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
NC State University

Comparative Oncology: One Health in Action

Amy K. LeBlanc, DVM, DACVIM

Director, Comparative Oncology Program
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

Guest Speaker

Luis Carlos Montalván
The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute is pleased to welcome Former Captain Luis Carlos Montalván, a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and advocate as our guest speaker during lunch on Monday, August 29.  Luis, along with his beloved service dog, Tuesday, has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people across North America about disability awareness, trauma, and healing.  Their story of service, sacrifice, and restoration is touching and inspirational, providing undeniable proof of the unique bond that can occur between dogs and people.


Designed for physicians, veterinarians, and scientists interested in research and clinical studies, the two-day Symposium will feature speakers including Francis Karanu BVM, PhD, Cell Therapy Research Scientist, Likarda, LLC; David Baron, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation; Jeffrey Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM – Oncology, Associate Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Missouri; and *James Cook, DVM, PhD, William and Kathryn Allen Distinguished Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Director, Orthopaedic Research Division, University of Missouri.

The Symposium will be presented in 1 hour segments on topical areas with 3 speakers, a human health, animal health and industry/regulatory speaker followed by a panel discussion. 

The agenda will include topical areas such as:

  • Diabetes – Islet cell transplant
  • Gene Therapy – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Osteosarcoma Vaccine – Listeria Monocytogenes
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Gene Therapy – Melanoma
  • Bioinformatic approaches to drug discovery
  • Orthopedics
  • Wharton Jelly – Stem Cell

Abstracts from this year’s Symposium will be published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Medicine and printed copies will be available for Symposium attendees.

*Dr. Cook is a member of the One Health Initiative Advisory Board


Information provided by:

Tami Parr, Kansas City Area Life Sciences InstituteCommunications/Event Planning, 30 W. Pershing Road, Suite 210 | Kansas City, MO 64108, Phone: 816-753-7700 | Fax: 816-285-0628 | Direct: 816-285-0584

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“Microbial Resistance: Can we have pork chops and antibiotics too?” - Wednesday, July 13, 2016


REAL SCIENCE NOW – Republican National Convention – Cleveland, Ohio (USA)

July 16, 2016 8:30am-5pm

The Institute for the Science of Origins and Great Lakes Science Center present: Real Science Now!

The Newest Science and Medicine Unblinkingly Distilled for the Public, Press and Republican National Convention.

Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
July 16, 2016 8:30am-5pm

Free and open to the public! See you there!


“Top scientists on what’s now and what’s next! From new planets to curing cancer to virtual reality, human evolution, climate change, stem cells, viruses, nanoscience, black holes, the Higgs boson, water, energy, GMOs, HIV, DNA, antibiotic resistance in medicine and agriculture, addiction, autism, the brain, sleep, health care designed for your own personal genetics, and much more! Understandable précis direct from real scientists in the real world of science and medicine!”


 3:10 PM

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, a co-founder of One Health Initiative Team/website and Columnist, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists speaks about:
“Microbial Resistance: Can we have pork chops and antibiotics too?”


Note:  The One Health concept is a non-partisan issue and all informational materials presented by Dr. Kahn at the upcoming RNC meeting are for educational purposes. 

Important One Health Webinar –July 13, 2016 at 11am EDT with Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP Presenting - Tuesday, July 12, 2016

U.S. One Health Commission (OHC) Sponsors Important One Health Webinar –July 13, 2016 at 11am EDT with Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP Presenting


"One Health can provide a safe, 'no judgment zone' for many needed conversations surrounding our most difficult global and environmental health challenges. On July 6, 2016 the One Health Commission was pleased to present Dr. Kahn's data driven research in her webinar, 'One Health and the Politics of Antibiotic Resistance'. The first of a two-part series, that webinar saw over 200 online attendees from over 30 countries. Now that the word is out, tomorrow's July 13th webinar on 'Antimicrobial Resistance and the Environment' will likely draw even more participants."


 Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD, Executive Director, One Health Commission

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment (Part 2 of 2)

07/13/2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  EDT

Title: Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment (Part 2 of 2)

This presentation will discuss findings of widespread antibiotic resistance in the environment. Massive amounts of human and animal waste applied to agricultural fields alter the global “resistome.” Wildlife never exposed to antibiotics harbor antibiotic resistant bacteria in their feces. The Human Microbiome project has found that microbial cells outnumber human cells by an estimated 10-fold, fundamentally changing our perceptions about health and disease. Taken together, the findings of antibiotic resistance in external and internal environments suggest that human antibiotic use has altered global microbial populations in ways that we do not fully understand. We are fast approaching a post antibiotic era. This presents challenges and opportunities and will require a One Health approach to succeed. 

Learning Objectives: 
1. Understand the 21st century challenges posed by the growing human population and its increasing demands for terrestrial and aquatic animal proteins. 
2. Develop familiarity with metagenomics and “The Global Resistome.” 
3. Understand how open defecation jeopardizes human, animal, and environmental health. 
4. Understand how application of manure to agricultural fields alters the global “resistome” and harms global health. 

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP 
Research Scholar 
Program on Science and Global Security 
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs 
Princeton University

Dr. Kahn is a Co-Founder, One Health Initiative,
and Columnist, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists,  

 For more information, please click here.

Major One Health University Center of Excellence (USA) Helps Promote Global “One Health Day” - November 3, 2016 - Friday, July 08, 2016

Major One Health U.S. University Center of Excellence Helps Promote Global “One Health Day”

The University of California (UC Davis) College of Veterinary Medicine, a prominent and highly respected One Health oriented U.S. institution of higher learning is helping to promote the November 3, 2016 Global “One Health Day”.

Press Release (June 28, 2016):

Home Page – Public Health box:

UC Davis One Health Blog posted June 7, 2016 -

Provided by:

Linda C. Ybarra

Director, Communications and Marketing

School of Veterinary Medicine

University of California, Davis (USA)



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