One Health researchers from the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University, the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, and the Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV), Brazil met at the One Health Research and Training Coordination Workshop at UFV in Viçosa, Brazil from October 1-3, 2014.
ZOOBIQUITY 2014 - STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION
Call for Posters
Medical, veterinary and other health science students who plan to attend Zoobiquity 2014 in Seattle are invited to submit a poster for consideration for presentation at the conference. A prize (to be determined) for the best submission will be conferred at the end of the meeting. Interested students should prepare and submit abstracts of their posters as follows:
Registration is now open for the 2014 Zoobiquity conference being held in Seattle, WA on Saturday November 1st, 2014. The conference, "Human and Animal Health in a Changing Global Environment", will feature presentations and interactive discussions between human, veterinary and environmental medicine and health experts to explore the linkages and overlaps between these disciplines.
We are proud to announce that the Human Animal Medicine Project is now officially the Center for One Health Research (COHR), residing in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. The Center for One Health Research investigates the health linkages between humans, animals, and their shared environments; including zoonoses, comparative clinical medicine, animals as sentinels, animal worker health, nutrition and food safety, and the human-animal bond.
Physicians play a key role in zoonotic disease detection and prevention. When patients mention their contact with pets or wild animals it is important for health workers to follow up with questions that assess exposures and potential risks of zoonotic diseases. The CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases has published an informative guideline for physicians to assist them in reviewing and acting upon potential zoonotic issues for patients.
Dr. Michael Kane, Gates Grand Challenge Round 11 recipient and data scientist at the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences will be presenting a talk on "The Big Data Analytics Landscape with Applications in Augmented Knowledge Discovery" on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:30 am at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Conference Center in Seattle, WA. This presentation will provide an overview of the challenges faced by data scientists and ideas of innovative approaches to solve them. Dr.
A new study in Kenya led by Dr. Peter Rabinowitz in the UW School of Public Health will investigate whether children living in close proximity with domestic animals show evidence of sharing of gut microbes that can affect nutritional status. If this is the case, it is possible that resetting the microbiome—the gut's microbial communities--in livestock can be a sustainable intervention to improve children's health and development. Dr.
Members of the Stone Mountain One Health Proof of Concept Working Group announce have published their review of evidence regarding proof of concept of the One Health approach to disease prediction and control. It can be found in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 19, Number 12, December 2013.
A recent ProMed posting (Saturday, May 4 2013 Volume 2013 : Number 216) provides an update on the outbreak in China of the H7N9 strain of avian influenza, which as of May 1 has resulted in 127 confirmed human cases, of which 26 (20.5%) have been fatal. While the virus does not appear to have caused significant human-human transmission, the route of exposure from an animal source to humans is onl