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The New One Health Journal Veterinary Sciences Released — Basel, Switzerland
Vet. Sci., Volume 1, Issue 1 (June 2014), Pages 1-76
Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

The New One Health Journal Veterinary Sciences Released — Basel, Switzerland

Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/vetsci

 

Vet. Sci., Volume 1, Issue 1 (June 2014), Pages 1-76 http://www.mdpi.com/2306-7381/1/1/


American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) President-elect (2014-2015), Dr. Ted Cohn, Issues “ONE HEALTH” Support Comments at AVMA Convention
American Veterinary Medical Association Convention News - July 27, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014.

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) President-elect (2014-2015), Dr. Ted Cohn, Issues “ONE HEALTH” Support Comments at AVMA Convention

 

 July 27, 2014 - Denver, Colorado (USA)

 

Please read second paragraph and third from last paragraph:

 

http://digitaleditions.sheridan.com/publication/?m=18293&l=1

 

From American Veterinary Medical Association Convention website https://www.avma.org/events/convention/pages/convention-news.aspx


In Memoriam: James Harlan Steele (1913–2013) - An early One Health leader
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal (EID)
Sunday, July 20, 2014.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal (EID)

Volume 20, Number 3—March 2014

An early One Health leader…

In Memoriam: James Harlan Steele (1913–2013)

“James Steele, DVM, MPH, passed away on November 10, 2013, in Houston; he was 100 years old. Jim Steele (Figure) was an extraordinary man. All of the dimensions of his life were on a grand scale. He was larger than life in so many ways; his vision, his leadership, his accomplishments in public health, his worldwide friendships, his mentorship of scores of young acolytes who came within his orbit, his extraordinary memory, his bear hugs, and his longevity were all manifestations of his boundless enthusiasm for life. …

Read complete article: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/20/3/im-2003_article.htm

Also please listen to:

In Memoriam: James Harlan Steele (1913—2013)

Drs. Jennifer McQuiston and Casey Barton Behravesh talk with Dr. Myron Schultz about the legendary Dr. James Harlan Steele. Created: 5/19/2014 by National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID). Date Released: 5/20/2014. Series Name: Emerging Infectious Diseases.

http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=8632476

By:

Myron G. Schultz, DVM, MD, DCMT, FACP
Senior Medical Officer
Global Disease Detection Operations Center
Center for Global Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop D-68
Atlanta, GA 30333

Note: Dr. Steele was also the founder of the prestigious American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES). Its current President is Charles Thoen, DVM, PhD.  Drs. Thoen, Craig Carter (Steele biographer - http://www.amazon.com/One-Man-Medicine-Health-Steele/dp/1439240043) and other members of the AVES Executive Board will be attending the upcoming American Veterinary Medical Association convention in Denver, Colorado (USA) July 25-29, 2014.  AVES will be honoring high achieving individuals with an awards ceremony including Virginia Dato, MD, MPH and Jack Woodall, PhD.  Dr. Dato is a distinguished member of the One Health Initiative team's Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php and Dr. Woodall is a member of the One Health Initiative team.


One Health in action: the work of the HAIRS group
Veterinary Record 2014;175:61-63 doi:10.1136/vr.g3641
Saturday, July 19, 2014.

7th One Health Veterinary Record article posted on One Health Initiative website today…

British (United Kingdom) Veterinary Journal Publishes another Article of One Health Series 2014

Veterinary Record 2014;175:61-63 doi:10.1136/vr.g3641       

One Health in action: the work of the HAIRS group

Dilys Morgan, MBChB, DTMH, MSc, MD, FFPHM, MBE

+ Author Affiliations

Public Health England, 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ, UK

e-mail: dilys.morgan@phe.gov.uk

Abstract

The Human Animal Infections and Risk Surveillance (HAIRS) group is collaboration between a number of human and animal health organisations within the UK government. The group aims to provide a ‘joined-up’ response to emerging diseases that threaten the health of people or animals. Here, Dilys Morgan, who chairs the group, discusses its work, highlighting its response to Schmallenberg virus, and shows how a One Health approach can improve government responses to potential crises.

Please read entire article at: http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/175/3/61.full or click on PDF attachment.

Provided FREE-ACCESS to the One Health Initiative website June 27, 2014 by:

Laura Feetham
Assistant Editor, Veterinary Record and In Practice
BMJ, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JR
T: 020 78747061
E: lfeetham@bmj.com
W: bmj.com/company

Note: The previous six One Health articles of the series were posted in the One Health Initiative website January 23, 2014, February 23, 2014, March 25, 2014, April 20, 2014, June 3, 2014 and June 29, 2014.

 


Notice on Vacancies on the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (USDA-FSIS)
United States Department of Agriculture – Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS)
Friday, July 18, 2014.

July 11, 2014

United States Department of Agriculture – Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS)

 Subject:  Notice on Vacancies on the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (USDA-FSIS)

                                                                        

We are working to recruit new members for the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF).  The Committee provides scientific advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Health and Human Services concerning the development of microbiological criteria by which the safety and wholesomeness of food can be assessed. 

 

We are seeking members with scientific expertise in the fields of microbiology (food, clinical, and predictive), food technology, toxicology, epidemiology, risk assessment, infectious disease, biostatistics, and other related sciences. We are also seeking nominations for one individual affiliated with a consumer group to serve on the NACMCF. This member will serve as a representative member to provide a consumer viewpoint. Please see the attached Federal Register Notice for additional details on this Committee and how to apply.

 http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/2f1784a8-57e8-4126-9476-e5de86af8f5e/2014-0017.htm?MOD=AJPERES

 

Provided by:

 

Karen Y. Thomas

Advisory Committee Specialist

USDA, FSIS, OPHS, MD, NACMCF

Stop 3777, PP3, 9-210B

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20250

Office:  202-690-6620

Fax: 202-690-6364

Email: Karen.thomas-Sharp@fsis.usda.gov


Known Universities Around the world with One Health Programs (as of July 2014)
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (USA)
Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (USA)

Known Universities Around the world with One Health Programs (as of July 2014)

Graphic prepared and provided by:

Mary Leigh Merrill, MHS

Program Coordinator // Co-Editor, One Health Newsletter

One Health Center of Excellence, Emerging Pathogens Institute,

University of Florida

2055 Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL 32611 (USA)

Tel.: (352) 273-9649 // Cell: (662) 871-8335

Email: mleighmorris@epi.ufl.edu // Website: http://epi.ufl.edu/onehealth

Note:  The One Health Initiative team/One Health Initiative website collaborates closely with the University of Florida’s Co-editors of the One Health Newsletter http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/newsletter.php and the current Director of their One Health Center of Excellence, Greg Gray, MD, MPH.  Dr. Gray also serves on the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.


The whole family, one waiting room
TribTalk, A Publication of the Texas Tribune - July 9, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014.

The whole family, one waiting room

By Dean Eleanor M. Green, Texas A&M University, July 9, 2014

Please read http://www.tribtalk.org/2014/07/09/the-whole-family-one-waiting-room/

Provided by:

 “… a link to an article that Dean Green wrote for the Texas TribTalk.  It captures our [TAMU] One Health philosophy quite well.”

Mike Chaddock, DVM, EML

Assistant Dean for One Health and Strategic Initiatives &

   Clinical Professor, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Texas A&M University

Mchaddock@cvm.tamu.edu  

Suite 101, VMA Building

4461 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-4461

Tel. 979.845.5617

Fax. 979.845.5088


Development of antibiotics a ‘double-edged sword’
vetsonline - United Kingdom (UK)
Tuesday, July 08, 2014.

vetsonline

 

Development of antibiotics a ‘double-edged sword’

David Cameron’s call for global action to tackle antibiotic resistance has been welcomed by the veterinary profession, but experts warn that a focus on new drugs is not enough to save us from returning to “the dark ages of medicine”. …

“A one health approach is needed – humans and animals share common problems when it comes to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), therefore they need a common solution – yes, new antibiotics can be part of the solution but this can’t just be solved by pharmacology alone.”

Edinburgh academic and BMF advisor Tim Nuttal added: “Without also developing and implementing strategies to reduce antimicrobial use, to use these drugs more wisely, and to develop non-antibiotic ways to manage bacterial infections, we could find ourselves in exactly the same position. It is also disappointing that the One Health nature of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance hasn’t been given more prominence.”

Please see http://www.vetsonline.com/news/latest-headlines/140703-development-of-antibiotics-a-double-edged-sword.html#.U7U44fK8lXE.twitter


World health officials call for global action on antimicrobial resistance
WN Vaccine News: World Health Organization (WHO)
Thursday, July 03, 2014.

WN Vaccine News: World Health Organization (WHO)

 

“…Reducing antimicrobial resistance will require a One Health approach…”

 

World health officials call for global action on antimicrobial resistance

Published on July 2, 2014 by Emma Rogers

“Health officials across the world recently called on lawmakers to do more to address the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which may hamper the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.” …

Reducing antimicrobial resistance will require a One Health approach combining efforts of many stakeholders and sectors, especially in the fields of health, agriculture and aquaculture to work together using synergistic and complementary approaches. The effectiveness and future use of antimicrobials must be preserved for the treatment of human and animal diseases.”

Please read entire article: http://vaccinenewsdaily.com/world_health_organization/331095-world-health-officials-call-for-global-action-on-antimicrobial-resistance/


“Top Ten” list of food-borne parasites released
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Wednesday, July 02, 2014.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations media release, Tuesday 1 July 2014 [= “One Health” issue]

“Top Ten” list of food-borne parasites released

New guidelines being developed to control parasites in food

July 2014, Rome - A "Top Ten" list identifying the food-borne parasites of greatest global concern has been released today, and new guidelines are being developed to control them.

The parasites affect the health of millions of people every year, infecting muscle tissues and organs, causing epilepsy, anaphylactic shock, amoebic dysentery and other problems. Some can live on in our bodies for decades.

Despite their huge social costs and global impacts, information is generally lacking regarding just where these parasites come from, how they live in the human body, and – most importantly – how they make us sick.

As a first step in tackling the problem, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) are initially focusing on the ten food borne parasites with the greatest global impact. The rankings contained in today's FAO-WHO report, Multicriteria-based ranking for risk management of food-borne parasites, are based on the parasites' burden on human health and other factors, and includes information on where they can be found.

The top ten are:

1.                              Taenia solium (pork tapeworm): In pork

2.                              Echinococcus granulosus (hydatid worm or dog tapeworm): In fresh produce

3.                              Echinococcus multilocularis (a type of tapeworm): In fresh produce

4.                              Toxoplasma gondii (protozoa): In meat from small ruminants, pork, beef, game meat (red meat and organs)

5.                              Cryptosporidium spp.(protozoa): In fresh produce, fruit juice, milk

6.                              Entamoeba histolytica (protozoa): In fresh produce

7.                              Trichinella spiralis (pork worm): In pork

8.                              Opisthorchiidae (family of flatworms): In freshwater fish

9.                              Ascaris spp. (small intestinal roundworms): In fresh produce

10.                          Trypanosoma cruzi (protozoa): In fruit juices

The list and supporting report were developed following a request by the global food standards body, the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), for FAO and WHO to review the current status of knowledge on parasites in food and their public health and trade impacts.

FAO's food safety and quality unit and WHO responded by jointly organizing a global call for information on the problem.

Twenty-two nations and one regional body responded, followed by an assessment and analysis by 21 experts on the impact of food-borne parasites.

From this work, an initial list of 93 parasites was developed. The list was then narrowed down to the 24 most damaging parasites based on the following criteria: 1) number of global illnesses, 2) global distribution 3) acute morbidity 4) chronic morbidity and 5) economic impact.

 

Please read complete Press Release: http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/237323/icode/


 
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