One Health Publications
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. …”
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. …”View Publication
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. …”View Publication
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]. …”View Publication
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. …”View Publication
Vet labs like ADRDL assist with COVID testing
October 20, 2020
In 2006, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) established the One Health Initiative Task Force. The One Health concept states simply …View Publication
The world needs the contribution of African scientists
October 16, 2020
LIDC WEBINAR WITH LSHTM AND RVC: WHY ONE HEALTH? – OCTOBER 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
October 15, 2020
DISCUSSIONS ON ONE HEALTH AND THE CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES GLOBALLY
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. …View Publication
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). …”View Publication
The Lancet One Health Commission Webinar Series ONE HEALTH: RECONNECTING OUR FUTURE
October 8, 2020
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)View Publication