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One Health is an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems. It recognizes the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants, and the wider environment (including ecosystems) are closely linked and inter-dependent. The approach mobilizes multiple sectors, disciplines and communities at varying levels of society to work together to foster well-being and tackle threats to health and ecosystems, while addressing the collective need for clean water, energy and air, safe and nutritious food, taking action on climate changes and contributing to sustainable development. The One Health paradigm forges co-equal, all-inclusive collaborations between animal, plant, environmental and human health arenas, i.e. chemical, engineering and social scientists, dentists, nurses, agricultural/horticulturalists and food producers, wildlife and environmental health specialists and many other related disciplines that fall under its purview. The reader can review a compilation of organizations that are actively working to advance the One Health paradigm shift and many additional  organizations and individuals that declare support for the concept.

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March 27, 2023
Recent international health emergencies such as COVID-19 pandemic, monkey pox, Ebola outbreaks, and continued threats of other zoonotic diseases, food safety, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenges, as well as ecosystem degradation and climate change clearly demonstrate the need for resilient health systems and accelerated global action. One Health is seen as the main approach for tackling these pressing and complex challenges facing our society…....The Quadripartite aims to achieve together what no one sector can achieve alone…...At their first annual face-to-face meeting, the heads of the Quadripartite organizations issued an unprecedented call for enhanced global action…..urging all countries and key stakeholders to promote and undertake the following priority actions:
  1. Prioritize One Health in the international political agenda, increase understanding and advocate for the adoption and promotion of the enhanced intersectoral health governance. 
  2. Strengthen national One Health policies, strategies and plans, 
  3. Accelerate the implementation of One Health plans,
  4. Build intersectoral One Health workforces
  5. Strengthen and sustain prevention of pandemics and health threats at source,
  6. Encourage and strengthen One Health scientific knowledge and evidence creation and exchange, 
  7. Increase investment and financing of One Health strategies and plans 
Image Credits: WHO/Pierre Albouy - Joint statement signing by Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UNEP - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO - QU Dongyu, Director-General, FAO and Monique Eloit, Director-General, WOAH
From the OHHLEP

From relying on response to reducing the risk at source
February 22, 2023
The devastating impact of COVID-19 on human health globally has prompted extensive discussions on how to better prepare for and safeguard against the next pandemic. Zoonotic spillover of pathogens from animals to humans is recognized as the predominant cause of emerging infectious diseases and as the primary cause of recent pandemics…. This spillover risk is increased by a range of factors (called drivers) that impact the nature, frequency and intensity of contact between humans and wild animals. Many of these drivers are related to human impact, for instance, deforestation and changes in land use and agricultural practices. While it is clear that the triad of prevention-preparedness-response (P-P-R) is highly relevant, there is much discussion on which of these three strategic activities in the field of emerging infectious disease should be prioritized and how to optimally target resources. For this, it is important to understand the scope of the respective activity and the consequences of prioritization.

OHHLEP Publication -

Adisasmito WB, Almuhairi S, Behravesh CB, Bilivogui P, Bukachi SA, Casas N, Becerra NC, Charron DF, Chaudhary A, Zanella JRC, Cunningham AA, Dar O, Debnath N, Dungu B, Farag E, Gao GF, Hayman DTS, Khaitsa M, Koopmans MPG, Machalaba C, Mackenzie JS, Markotter W, Mettenleiter TC, Morand S, Smolenskiy V, Zhou L, The Lancet, Volume 401, Issue 10376, 2023, pp. 530-533.
December 23, 2022
The G20 countries are looking for guidance from the One Health Quadripartite in operationalizing One Health approaches. In 2022, the Quadripartite supported the Indonesian G20 Presidency by developing the Lombok G20 One Health Policy Brief. Multiple consultations with governments and input from the One Health High-Level Expert Panel helped identify seven recommendations for countries to scale up this integrated approach: 1) Raise awareness and advocacy for OH priorities, 2) Identify gaps and opportunities, 3) Improve OH governance 4)Support OH funding or investment 5) Use the OH Joint Plan of Action as a blueprint for action 6) Implement the OH approach in all relevant policies 7) Facilitate OH research, knowledge and capacity.
December 23, 2022
At the October 2022 launch of the One Health Joint Plan of Action (OH JPA) at the World Health Summit, the German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze reminded the audience that our ecosystems’ foundations are at stake: “It is no secret that our biodiversity is under threat. We need ecosystems for our food security and for our health, for safe drinking water, fertile soils, clean air, and protection of the global climate.”
On Tuesday 14th February, 2023 the ZNPHI launched the National One Health Strategic Plan for 2022-2026 and the one-year implementation plan…..The national coordinator for One Health, Dr Raymond Hamoonga, emphasized that creating the platform for the coordination of One Health within the plan is a huge step toward at the level of the permanent secretary and civil structure. Dr Hamoonga further stated that ZNPHI will thrive in seeking out better ways to integrate Zambia’s multi-sectoral coordination.
March 9, 2023 Odyssey Conservation Trust (OCT) is working in Senegal with our partners Foundation OCP and University Mohammed VI Polytechnique of Morocco with the Department of National Parks in Senegal to integrate a One Health approach into some aspects of Protected Areas management. After presenting the results of a One Health assessment that we conducted last year around the Niokolo-Koba National Park last year, OCT showed all the benefits of using a One Health approach in order to improve benefits for local communities and for biodiversity while reducing risks at the Human-Animal-Environment interface.
Summary of the WOHC 2022 from three attendees
November 16, 2022
Authors: Taufique Joarder, Sreytouch Vong, Renzo Guinto
Featured article in International Health Policies: Shfting power in global health through constructive disruption.
“....we sensed from a few sessions that One Health governance is still fragmented and requires improved coordination, collaboration, communication, and innovations across the multiple stakeholders involved. Global health practitioners must collaborate to support One Health science and implementation. There still needs to be a greater understanding of the One Health framework among discipline stakeholders and different levels of society. It is important to communicate better between diverse discipline stakeholders, including scientists, politicians, and communities….A clear message from most of the plenary sessions was that investment in prevention is way cheaper than a response to the next outbreak. ……Empowering communities through a bottom-up approach to tackling the One Health challenges was another principle theme of the plenaries…..Prof. Linfa Wang…..aptly summarized three takeaways or calls to action: a. Invest in prevention, b. Work across sectors, and c. Greater One Health advocacy – and better communication between scientists, policy-makers, and communities……Oneness in One Health, as we felt, is within reach, but we are not there yet.”

January 2023
The ADI/ILA is directly derived from the peace movement through international law born in the United States of America at the end of the 19th century (1873). Its mandate is to work for the evolution of international law and to propose either new norms or an improvement of existing norms. Its creation is contemporary to that of the first universal intergovernmental organizations, such as the International Telegraph Union (ITU) in 1865 and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874. “The purpose of this White Paper is to examine the One Health concept (also called ‘approach’ or ‘dimension’) from an international law and global governance perspective and to contribute to discussions on the integration of this term into the international legal system. It is largely based on interviews with twelve experts in the various domains related to One Health. While the One Health concept arose in the international discourse around fifteen years ago, most of the international community, including those working in the field of health law, had not heard of the term or had at least not paid much attention to it until recently. The COVID-19 pandemic singlehandedly changed all that, with the concept of One Health now receiving privileged attention within the draft pandemic treaty and International Health Regulations (IHR) reform discussions at the World Health Organization (WHO).”
One Health is woven throughout this Consensus Study from the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).

“Three of the key challenges facing EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)—interconnected human and ecological risks, environmental justice and cumulative risk, and the health and environmental impacts of climate change—illustrate the need for a substantially broader and better integrated approach to environmental protection. Based on its review of those illustrative challenges and consideration of others, the committee has described and calls for EPA ORD to pursue all of its scientific aims in a new framework—to apply systems thinking to a One Environment−One Health approach in all aspects of ORD’s work. Citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Transforming EPA Science to Meet Today's and Tomorrow's Challenges. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
One Health - Comparative Medicine and Translational Research News

The Comparative Oncology Program advances the study of cancer in dogs to help canine and human patients. Twenty years ago Dr. Chandra Khanna convinced his bosses at NIH of the concept of studying canine cancer as a model for human cancer to improve treatment for canine and human patients alike. The first step for the Comparative Oncology Program was to create the structure to bring veterinary colleges with expertise in oncology together as the Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium. The first study through the program, published in PLOS One in 2009, showed that a treatment could deliver tumor necrosis factor to destroy the blood vessels of tumors in dogs rather than the blood vessels of normal tissue. That study also demonstrated that the consortium could recruit patients and provide results that couldn’t be provided by studies in mice or humans. Thereafter, the program was able to bring in biopharmaceutical partners and other organizations to fund studies in dogs.
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Gruetzmacher K, Karesh WB, Amuasi JH, Arshad A, Farlow A, Gabrysch S, Jetzkowitz J, Lieberman S, Palmer C, Winkler AS, Walzer C, Science of The Total Environment, Volume 764, 2021.

A new global initiative committed to championing preventative One Health approaches, N4H is focused on deep prevention, avoiding zoonosis spillover events through conserving ecosystems and biodiversity and strategically linking cross-cutting sectors and approaches. Through an initial contribution of EUR 50 million from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) via Germany's International Climate Initiative (IKI), the N4H Initiative was launched August 2022 to prevent future pandemics by fostering locally developed and integrated approaches to secure the health of people, animals and the environment. N4H brings together the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and EcoHealth Alliance. N4H hosted a side event in December 2022 at the COP15 Conference and is currently looking for country partners to implement preventative measures with the technical support of the N4H Consortium. The consortium will support interested, eligible countries / jurisdictions (including sub-national or regional entities) in implementing One Health approaches. See the N4H introductory animated video
[Note: there seems to be another, separate N4H group in the UK that works to connect people with nature. That group can be found at ]
Launched by the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID, home of ProMed). The International Journal for Infectious Diseases One Health (IJID OH) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that promotes original research and perspectives related to One Health. IJID OH will feature updates, commentaries, and scholarly works from key leaders, visionaries, and organizations using a One Health approach. The aim of IJID OH is to advance scientific knowledge related to the connections between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.
The PAMJ One Health was created (in 2021?) to highlight the rich output of One Health practice across Africa and beyond. An Open Access Journal, PAMJ is the biggest native Open Access Publisher in Africa. Accepting manuscripts from all over the world focusing on One Health practice and research, it publishes articles showcasing and advancing One Health practice and research in Africa and beyond welcoming articles in: zoonotic diseases, antibiotic resistance, food safety, food security, vector-borne diseases, environmental health, chronic diseases, mental health, occupational health, etc.

New Novella: Teaching One Health to Youth with Fiction
By Laura Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP
This One Health and social justice themed hard science fiction novella is geared for students ages 10 and up. Two parallel coming of age stories collide on a distant planet. Siddhartha, known as Siddie, and his parents joined a small group of families leaving Earth. Blue belonged to a species calling themselves kodrya (ko-drya). Unbeknownst to Blue, Earthlings were orbiting her world and preparing to land. One in particular, named Siddie, would change her destiny. This novella will be a useful teaching tool to educate students about One Health, social justice, and the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Invisible International has just released an important medical education course on neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with Lyme disease, with treatment recommendations for specific manifestations. The course is taught by Shannon Delaney, MD, MA, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and neuropsychiatrist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. A key section of the course reviews the latest evidence on Lyme disease persistence (think long COVID) after standard treatments, useful in overturning the long-held belief that Lyme disease is always easy to treat and cure.
Launched August 2022 by the Planetary and Global Health Program of the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine with support from the International Alliance Against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade, this fellowship was established to enhance the domestic capacity of the Philippines for One Health trans-disciplinary research and knowledge translation to effectively tackle wildlife trade and biodiversity loss as drivers of infectious disease emergence, with the purpose of preventing future zoonotic spillovers in the next 50 years.

November 30, 2022
Amendment to the Lyon Declaration for a European Health Union (OEGH Declaration)
Prague, Czech Republic. Brought forward by the One Europe for Global Health Coalition. Amendment added: the place of the Youth; the One Health paradigm and the Climate Change issues; reinforcement of Governance and Financing.
One Health called for 12 times.

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) AMR Project – Senegal
Funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, this project uses a One Health approach to assess which farm-level antimicrobial use interventions are most efficient to prevent the development and transmission of antimicrobial resistance in poultry in Senegal. ILRI partnered with the High National Council for Global Health Security and One Health of Senegal, the Senegal Ministry of Livestock and Animal Production, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Copenhagen to lead the project. 
See a recently released project study that analysed the effects of vaccination, attitudes towards antimicrobial resistance, and biosecurity practices on antimicrobial use, animal mortality and farm productivity. The study found that farmers who were more aware about antimicrobial resistance were less likely to use antibiotics in healthy birds. Citation: Emes, E., Faye, A., Naylor, N., Belay, D., Ngom, B., Fall, A.G., Knight, G. and Dione, M. 2023. Drivers of antibiotic use in semi-intensive poultry farms: Evidence from a survey in Senegal. Antibiotics 12(3): 460.
The U.S. CDC recently updated its Waterborne Disease Outbreak Investigation Toolkit to include information on harmful algal blooms (HABs). A new HAB appendix outlines processes for identifying, investigating, and responding to HABs using a One Health approach. This (open) resource aims to support state and local coordination to keep people, animals, and their shared environment safe from HAB-associated illnesses and outcomes.
Blogs / Commentaries / Editorials / Opinions 
March 27, 2023
Author: Richard Seifman In: IMPAKTER
What was absent in the past, and is only tangentially included in the present is the concept of One Health. ……Going forward, the integration of One Health and its linkage to water needs to be an integral part of water planning and action agenda in the future.
March 4, 2023
Authors: Richard Seifman, Judy Bachrach  In: IMPAKTER
Animals have gotten a bum rap: Sure, some of them cause mass plagues, infestations and horrible diseases and even death - but by and large, they are invaluable; in fact, their sanguine relationship with humans, with making our environment and our lives better is crucial.
20 January 2023
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine experts reflect on the key take-home messages of the recent Lancet Series on One Health and Global Health Security.
Across four papers they analysed the current landscape of preventive, surveillance, and response measures to potential public health emergencies, while illuminating how effective adoption of One Health approaches could improve global health security.
One conclusion: “One Health networks must establish more egalitarian governance structures to ensure inclusive and equitable partnerships and agenda-setting.”
July 12, 2022 (In case you missed it)
Author: Debanjana Dey  In: Down to Blog
Nexus of science, social science, indigenous knowledge and policy necessary
“The [One Health] framework aims to assist national authorities in initiating steps to strengthen efforts towards the control of zoonoses and AMR in a comprehensive manner through collaborative activities among various sectors for a healthier and productive human and animal population co-existing in a safe environment. ..The implementation of One Health can be driven by policies (legislations and regulations, financing), knowledge sharing, institutional collaboration, joint programmes and operational plans, advocacy and awareness amongst policy makers and professionals, engagement of civil society and active community participation.”
June 2, 2022 (In case you missed it)
Authors: H. Kray, T. Syed, AC.Canales Gomez  
 In: World Bank Blogs
“....most memorable conversations was with a woman who reported how most of her cattle were sick, and how her family members had also gotten sick. How so? She shared harrowing insights on how transmissible diseases took the lives of their livestock, facing the community with the unwanted decision to take the animal carcasses as food, as they had no other source of nutrition, and then how they suffered diseases themselves as a result.
April 22, 2022 (In case you missed it)
Author: Katarzyna Nowak  In: The Revelator (An initiative of the Center for Biological Diversity)
Commemorating the 50th Earth Day amid the COVID-19 pandemic offers a chance to look to a sustainable future and embrace the unifying concept of One Health……may we become less estranged from empathy and more able to pull together as a diverse, multicultural community to tread more respectfully and gently, and take only what we need? Could we follow a universal rule of law and set of regulations under the auspice of the unified and holistic concept of “One Health,” which sees us as not just hyper-connected to each other or to other human beings and their cultural practices but intertwined with all other living beings and their habits on the planet? Can we achieve enlightened awareness of how our individual choices about how we use the natural world affect the lives and well-being of others, near and far-flung, human and non-human?.....
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Editors: Prata J, Ribeiro A, Rocha-Santos T, April 2022
Introducing core concepts of the One Health approach by presenting focal key challenges, the objective of this book is not centered solely on epidemiologic interactions of infectious diseases but also on the environmental and ecological implications of current major threats. Written by international experts, the ten chapters provide a comprehensive approach consisting of core concepts, practical examples, and applications that align with key challenges to public health. This book is a valuable resource for public health professionals, veterinarians, physicians, environmental researchers, policymakers, and other professionals who seek to understand the overarching complexities of health. View Chapter titles.
Animals Journal Special Issue 2022
An Open Access Journal by MDPA,
Guest Editor: Dr. David González-Barrio, U Madrid, Spain
The concept of the ‘One Health’ approach involving collaboration between veterinary and medical scientists, policy makers, and public health officials, is necessary to foster joint cooperation and control of emerging zoonotic diseases. Zoonotic diseases caused by a wide range of arthropods, bacteria, helminths, protozoans, and viruses can cause serious and even life-threatening clinical conditions in animals, with a number of them also affecting the human population due to their zoonotic potential.
Biodiversity Journal Special Issue - Volume 21, Issue 2 (2020)
Foreword by Vanessa Reid, Biodiversity’s Managing Editor
Almost two years ago, Bruce Gill (Biodiversity’s Editor-in-Chief) and I received an intriguing email from a Dr. Chet Trivedy inquiring whether Biodiversity might be interested in publishing a themed issue dedicated to ‘One Health and Conservation’. I must confess, at first, I wasn’t entirely sure what One Health meant ……. I had never heard the term before, so naturally I was interested to find out more. After a lively, fascinating call with Chet, I was hooked on the idea and we proceeded with pulling content together. Having spent the past year (2020) reading and editing the submissions, I believe this themed issue of Biodiversity reveals the tip of the iceberg for the importance of a One Health approach to conservation. My thanks go to Chet for his continual dedication to this field of work, and to all those who are bringing the One Health agenda to the public and scientific community.
Editorial, Solving the One Health Puzzle, by Chet Trivedy, Emergency Physician and Academic.
Published 2014 by Veterinarians Without Borders
We live in one world. The anatomy of that world can be characterized through analyses of its many levels of spatial topography; its physiology is comprised of feedbacks among nutrient cycles, human behaviour, and the activities of all species on the planet, as delicate and complex as any physiological cycles described for animals and people. When we see the planet from economic, cultural, biological and spiritual perspectives, we are all seeing the same planet, but from different angles.

"This handbook was developed to provide veterinarians, physicians, and public health professionals with information on zoonotic diseases of companion animals. It also serves as a tool for educating staff and the general public on the recognition and prevention of zoonotic diseases."
Published by Bayer HealthCare Animal Health and the Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State U. Dvorak G, Rovid-Spickler A, Roth JA Eds, (2008).

Hot Off the Press!! (Last 90 days - see also Publications list below in Library Section)
Strengthening a One Health approach to emerging zoonoses, Mubareka S, Amuasi J, Banerjee A,, FACETS. 8(1): 1-64. Jan 12, 2023.

Elnaiem A, Mohamed-Ahmed O, Zumla A, Mecaskey J, Charron N, Abakar MF, et al. January 19, 2023.

Can One Health achieve the target of end TB strategy: perspective from zoonotic TB prevention and control in India, Sandul Yasobant et al. PAMJ - One Health. 2022; 8:7. DOI: 10.11604/pamj-oh.2022.8.7.35430

Lefrançois T, Malvy D, Atlani-Duault L, Benamouzig D, Druais PL, Yazdanpanah Y, Delfraissy JF, Lina B. Lancet. 2023 Mar 4;401(10378):789-794. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01840-2

Ferrinho P, Fronteira I, Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20, 4704. March 7, 2023. 

Drivers of Antibiotic Use in Semi-Intensive Poultry Farms: Evidence from a Survey in Senegal. Emes E, Faye A, Naylor N, Belay D, Ngom B, Fall AG, Knight G, Dione M. Antibiotics. 2023; 12(3):460.

One Health WASH: an AMR-smart integrative approach to preventing and controlling infection in farming communities. Pinto Jimenez CE, Keestra SM, Tandon P, et al., BMJ Global Health 2023
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One Health Social Sciences (OHSS) News
Social sciences are essential to understanding and addressing the root causes of disease and determinants of community health. Without an understanding of how sociological, cultural, economic, demographic, historical, linguistic, geographic, political, and other social dimensions contribute to health, society will be limited in achieving it for all. Social science disciplines are critical to making One Health the default way of doing business at all levels of research, academia, policy, and government.

Be sure to visit the OHSS webpage (about to be updated) and check out the OHSS Webinars Library for recordings of past webinars.
The One Health Commission welcomes Wendy Rib, DVM, PhD as co-chair of the One Health Social Sciences Initiative. Wendy has recently joined Severine Thys, who currently serves as co-chair, in leading the group in their aim to expand the role of social scientists within One Health. 

Wendy has been active in the OHSS initiative since its beginnings in 2017. She presented a webinar titled A Veterinary Perspective on the Role of Anthropologists in the One Health Initiative during one of the monthly OHSS meetings. Having worked as an equine veterinarian and as a college professor of baccalaureate veterinary technology students, Wendy is experienced in preventing zoonotic diseases. She also helps her students discover the many health benefits of animal ownership and how the wellbeing of animals links to human health. Wendy has recently completed her dissertation in Anthropology focused on the Black Vegan social movement and the connection between food, community, and health. She hopes that by being both a veterinarian and an anthropologist, she will be successful in expanding the trans-disciplinary network within One Health. 
With the arrival of Wendy as co-chair, the OHSS leadership team has been re-organized to offer new and creative energy while keeping the rich experience from the past! The new leadership team is now composed of two chairs (Séverine and Wendy), an advisory team (Helena, Veronica and Bernardo) and sub-committee directors (a representative of each Small Working Group – still to be defined).

OHSS Initiative 2.0, here we go!!

The OHSS-Food Safety and Food Security Small Working Group is currently conducting a Survey  to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and practices toward food safety and security under One Health umbrella. Study targets are University students and Faculty and all One Health advocates. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. Please participate to assist their efforts.

One Health in Action - Success Stories!!
This report is an example of how human and animal health clinicians can enhance their diagnostic acuity and benefit their patients by working together. 
Blastomycosis, caused by the fungus Blastomyces, is a rare but potentially serious infection in humans and animals. It is endemic in Wisconsin where this report originates. This narrative describes how a local veterinarian alerted the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) of a cluster of four dogs with diagnoses of blastomycosis, all living within a 1-mile area that is not usually considered an area with hyperendemic transmission. Review of surveillance data identified two human cases reported in the same area within 3 weeks of the canine cases.  
       Though blastomycosis is reportable in humans in Wisconsin, it is not reportable in animals. Fortunately, in this case alerts were issued to physicians and veterinarians in the surrounding counties, emphasizing the importance of timely diagnosis and treatment of blastomycosis. This alert encouraged local veterinarians to report cases potentially associated with this cluster. As a result, multiple human cases were diagnosed after notification of the ongoing cluster.
       Environmental assessments identified a river and unpaved paths running through the neighborhoods under investigation. Construction in this neighborhood during the past decade might have dispersed Blastomyces spores. A more comprehensive investigation was launched to characterize potential environmental exposure sources in this community. Analysis of these data is ongoing.

Citation: Segaloff HE, Wu K, Shaw S, et al. Notes from the Field: Cluster of Blastomycosis Among Neighborhood Residents — St. Croix County, Wisconsin, 2022. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2023;72:348–349. DOI:
Student News

International Student
One Health Alliance

ISOHA Contact Information! For memberships, projects, and partnerships, please contact ISOHA at this address.

International Veterinary Student Association (IVSA) Standing Committee on One Health (SCOH) Article Competition

For IVSA members. Articles being evaluated by Dr. Siddhartha Thakur, Dr. Prejit and Dr. Robyn Alders. Essay submission deadline was Mar 25, 2023. Watch for the winner announcements.
ISOHA Overview Document, Membership Information, and Resources

(WhatsApp group only for Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral students who are interested in One Health to discuss One Health issues, share information, and collaborate.)

Upcoming Events
April 12, 2023
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Webinar in the "Shared Planet, Shared Health" series hosted by the U.S. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History from Washington D.C., USA. Ever-lit landscapes, a hallmark of industrialization, now cover much of the Earth’s surface- but humans and other animals need the dark. Exposure to artificial light at night can disrupt organisms' physiological processes with implications for health and conservation. Speaker: Biologist Valentina Alaasam, Moderated by Ashley Peery, educator for the exhibition, Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
April 14-16, 2023 Conference (in person)
14th Annual Conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
Held in conjunction with the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2023 and the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres International Global Innovation Forum 2023. Subthemes include:
  • Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
  • Pandemic Prevention, Covid-19, Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Other Communicable Diseases
  • Non-Communicable Diseases, Health Systems, Public Health, Primary and Surgical Care
  • Planetary Health, One Health, Environmental Health, Climate Change, Biodiversity Crisis, Pollution 
  • Politics, Governance, Diplomacy, Law, Corruption, Human Rights, Public Institution Strengthening   
  • Decolonizing - Reforming Global Health, Equity, Justice, Global Health Education and Research
  • Translation and Implementation Science, High Impact Development Initiatives, Bridging Research to Policy, Innovation and Research
Pre-Conference Satellite Sessions were held April 3-7, 2023 #CUGH2023
April 25-27, 2023
Wenzhou-Kean University. Co-hosted by the Working Committee of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), the Zhejiang Association for Science and Technology and the People’s Government of Wenzhou as a lead up to the 2023 World Young Scientist Summit which will be held in Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China, in November, 2023. Contact:
April 26-29, 2023 Conference
World Veterinary Association Congress 2023
Taipei, Taiwan. Coincides with World Veterinary Day, April 29. Implementing One Health requires a multi-sectoral approach with three key elements, human health, animal health and environment. Despite being equally important, the environmental dimension of One Health has fallen behind the human and animal dimensions.
May 2, 2023 Online Webcast Discussion
12:30 - 1:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time
Webinar in the "Shared Planet, Shared Health" series hosted by the U.S. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History from Washington D.C., USA. Ever-lit landscapes, a hallmark of industrialization, now cover much of the Earth’s surface- but humans and other animals need the dark. Bees are nature’s pollinating superheroes responsible for pollinating at least one third of the fruits and vegetables we eat. Bees are essential for maintaining our food supply and these critical creatures face the interacting threats of habitat loss, pesticide use, and the spread of parasitic disease. Entomologist Samuel Ramsey, will discuss his work to understand how parasitic mites feed on developing bees. He will also share what he has learned about the spread of the Tropilaelaps mite, and what that means for bees the world over. Free but you must Register.

May 31 - June 3, 2023 Conference

Colorado State University (CSU), Fort Collins, Colorado. Hosted by the CSU Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech. Contact: for more info.

June 1-2, 2023 Conference
Hosted by Khazar University One Health Azerbaijan. Scientists, young researchers, students, various societies and representatives from all over the world are invited to participate. Purpose: bring together relevant experts and institutions operating at the local, national and global levels to achieve healthy people, animals, plants and the environment, to enhance collaborations and explore the One Health solutions in Azerbaijan.
October 18-22, 2023 Conference
From Evidence to Action
Chicago, Illinois, Categories include:
  • Global Health: Diversity, Inclusion, Decolonization and Human Rights; Information/Communication/Technologies Solutions in Global Health including Modeling; Planetary Health including Climate Change; Security/Emerging Infection Preparedness, Surveillance and Response(s); Other
  • One Health: The Interconnection between People, Animals, Plants and Their Shared Environment
September 20-23, 2024
Cape Town, South Africa. Overseen by the Global One Health Community (formerly the One Health Platform), a Conference Scientific Program Committee and a Local Program Committee are under development to plan and organize the next World One Health Congress. Previous Congresses were conducted in 2011 (Melbourne), 2013 (Bangkok), 2015 (Amsterdam), 2016 (Melbourne), 2018 (Saskatoon) and 2020 (Scotland-Virtual).
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March 30 - April 1, 2023
Oxford, UK. This conference focused on the need for collaboration across disciplines and sectors in order to address human-wildlife conflicts worldwide.

March 28, 2023 Symposium
Hosted by Invisible International at Scripps Health’s Primary Care Conference. Attendees included primary care physicians from 20 U.S. states and Canada. Speakers: Nevena Zubcevik, DO and Elizabeth Maloney, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Education Co-director at Invisible International respectively. An overview of the One Health framework was presented using Lyme disease to illustrate the power of the One Health approach with relevant peer-reviewed studies on clinical strategies. Attendees received a toolkit for integrating One Health into clinical practice, which includes a validated symptom questionnaire, a risk assessment tool, and access to Invisible International’s online platform for AAFP-accredited medical education, supported by the Montecalvo Foundation. The tools demonstrate how collaborations across human and animal health disciplines are essential to further developing innovative and climate-responsive clinical care. CME was provided. Participation in this conference was made possible by a generous donation from the Lipman Family Foundation and Invisible's annual fund supporters.
March 27, 2023 Webinar Series
Hosted by the International Alliance against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade
Building national capacity for trans-disciplinary and translational research and advocacy for wildlife conservation and zoonotic spillover prevention in the next 50 years. The Philippines is a biodiversity hotspot and a major hub for the global wildlife trade. With support from the International Alliance Against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade, the Planetary and Global Health Program of the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine established the NGOHP Fellowship Program to strengthen domestic capacity for One Health research in tackling wildlife trade and biodiversity loss as drivers of infectious disease emergence. Three projects under the fellowship were introduced:
  • A Critical Look into the Existing Policies and Practices on Preventing Zoonotic Risks from Illegal Wildlife Trade in the Philippines
  • Exploration of Perspectives, Experiences, and Visions of Local Stakeholders on the One Health Issues in the Philippines
  • Local One Health Index (LOHI): Developing a Transdisciplinary Tool to Assess the One Health Performance at the Subnational Level in the Philippines
March 23-24, 2023
Glascow, Scotland, Stratclyde University. Hosted by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Council. Exploring all things microbiome across the One Health Microbiome spectrum including human, animal, plant, and environment.
March 22-24, 2023
Water is a dealmaker for the Sustainable Development Goals, and for the health and prosperity of people and planet. But our progress on water related goals and targets remains alarmingly off track, jeopardizing the entire sustainable development agenda. The first UN water conference in a generation, the UN 2023 Water Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Tajikistan and the Netherlands, is a watershed moment to mobilize Member States, the UN system and stakeholders alike to take action and bring successful solutions to a global scale. To catalyse action, the Conference is seeking voluntary commitments, galvanized by the Programme, to the Water Action Agenda. Read the vision statement of the Water Conference
One Health at the 2023 World Water Conference

This session fostered awareness and multistakeholder dialogue bringing together the tripartite organisations (UN FAO, WHO, OIE and UNEP) with the government, the private sector, and experts from environment, health, and WASH sectors. The event presented an opportunity to understand the multitude of water and health linkages and antimicrobial resistance from a water environment perspective, specifically the scope of the problem, sources, drivers, transmissions mechanisms, and the implications to global water security and mitigation actions.
Rural Water Initiative for Climate Action, Ltd (RWICA) presentation at the UN 2023 Water Conference Virtual Side Event
This event put forward the voices of least developed countries--last mile communities--with the goal of connecting citizens to scientists at the forefront of water quality testing and monitoring to translate citizen-generated data into action. The discussion centered around the importance of citizen science and the concept of One Health in ensuring the availability and accessibility of clean water, as well as promoting public health.

Also: See how One Health was brought forward in 2022 at the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar.
March 21-22, 2023 Webinar
Hosted by the India One Health Support Unit has been set up at the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) comprising of experts from various sectors such as veterinary and animal husbandry, lab capacity assessment, wildlife, epidemiology, animal husbandry economics, data standards/integration, administration & project management and communications to provide technical as well as administrative support to this project. The DAHD − in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank − has initiated One Health activities which will bring together key stakeholders to plan how to effectively mount a collaborative and coordinated response to One Health challenges.
March 21, 2023
Brussels, Belgium. Hosted by Bamberg Health. Eight 45-minute Panel Discussions on:
  • One Global Health
  • A Social Approach to Health: Demographic Challenges and Sustainable Development
  • One Health approach to Livestock and Fauna
  • Innovation in Veterinary Medicines and Treatments

  • The Global Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
  • Epidemiology and Sustainable Vaccination Strategies
  • Prevention and Control of Zoonoses
  • Sustainable agriculture and Innovation in Food Production
March 16-17, 2023
Pak One Health Alliance under the technical support of Ending Pandemics ( organized a two-day “National Bridging Workshop for One Health Promotion in Pakistan” at Islamabad on March 16-17, 2023. Senior officials from Public Health, Livestock, Environment, Food & Agriculture departments were the key participants. Leading One Health experts and professionals from academia (e.g. NIH, PARC, UHS, UVAS, UOA & FAST-NU) delivered lectures on their respective areas of work under One Health perspective. Int’l One Health experts Dr. Mirwais Amiri/EMPHNET-Amman & Dr. Carrie McNeil/ Ending Pandemics-USA joined through Zoom link and gave lectures on OH Operationalization and Pandemics Prevention and Control respectively. Director General – Health, Ministry of National Health Services inaugurated the workshop, whereas Chief Health, Ministry of Planning Development concluded the event.
March 14-17, 2023
This meeting brought together Massey University’s One Health researchers with international partners, government scientists and the Aotearoa New Zealand One Health research community to identify research priorities that address global One Health issues. Global One Health Research Partners, Massey University, Wageningen University and Research, University of California Davis and Nanjing Agricultural University are working together to leverage their respective expertise, relationships and geographic distribution to implement collaborative research that addresses global One Health issues.
March 8, 2023 Webinar
Hosted by the US Smithsonian Museum of Natural History OUTBREAK Exhibit Shared Planet Shared Health webinar series. Hendra virus spreads from flying foxes, to horses, and sometimes from horses to humans. The ecology of this transmission route involves an intricate interplay between the environment, bats, horses and humans that has fascinated researchers since the virus was first characterized in 1994. Our understanding of when and why Hendra outbreaks occur has become clearer, and provides insights into how preserving bat habitats can reduce infections in horses and humans. Wildlife disease ecologist Alison Peel discussed the dynamics of Hendra virus spillover and shared some intriguing new research with big implications for how caring for the environment could help prevent disease spillovers on our shared planet.
March 8, 2023
The Belgian PREZODE Expert Group with support from the Belgian Biodiversity Platform, FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment and Sciensano, held a workshop to discuss the development of a national 'One World One Health Vision' for Belgium, with a focus on the emergence of diseases of zoonotic origin. Belgian experts from across sectors including biodiversity, human health, veterinary science, climate change, science policy, and scientific research, attended the workshop and contributed to the discussions.
March 6, 2023 Seminar
University of Alaska Biomedical
One Health Series
Speaker, Andrew Cyr.
February 28-March 3, 2023 Conference
The Center for One Health Research (COHR), Fairbanks, Alaska
We invited faculty, staff, and students of higher education, researchers, K-12 educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals to participate in this three and a half day event. Together, we engaged in dynamic conversations and networking opportunities through hands-on workshops, individual/panel presentations, posters, and plenary sessions. More info:
February 21, 203
The Ohio State University Global One Health initiative (GOHi), in collaboration with the Ethiopian National One Health Steering Committee and the World Health Organization Ethiopia office, conducted a consultative workshop on One Health. Ethiopia is one of the countries that has formally adopted a National One Health Strategic Action Plan. This workshop brought together more than 40 participants from government stakeholders and development partners to discuss success stories, identify gaps and challenges in One Health implementation and sustain successful collaborations in Ethiopia.
December 12, 2022
Montreal, Canada 7th – 19th December 2022. The Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme hosted a side event at the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which brought together governments and stakeholders from around the world. The SWM Programme is an Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) initiative, which is funded by the European Union (EU) with co-funding from the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) and the French Development Agency (AFD). The SWM Programme is implemented through a consortium partnership, which includes the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). This COP15 side event explored participatory opportunities to promote sustainable solutions to wild meat consumption in different contexts and presented progress being made towards implementation of the Decision 14/7 on sustainable wildlife management and the Voluntary Guidance for a sustainable wild meat sector adopted by COP14.
November 30, 2022
Prague, Czech Republic. Hosted by the Virchow Foundation for Global Health and the Czech Medical Association. Purpose of the Event:
  • Discuss financing of One Health and Global Health
  • Highlight the importance of environmental health in Global Health efforts, and
  • Center youth involvement in OEGH to ensure sustainability in European health policies
  • Anticipate proposals coming from the new EU GH Strategy to be released later that day
October 13, 2022
Organized by the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) with the National University of Laos (NUOL) and the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) provided as opportunity for IRD researchers to present their projects related to the One Health approach to students and specialists from the University.
September 19, 2022
Hosted by the WCS, the Belgian One Health Network, the PREZODE Initiative, and the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, this special reception was held to discuss the importance of the One Health approach and the critical need to include ‘prevention at source’ in the new World Health Organization (WHO) instrument to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.
August 16, 2022
Thanh Nien, Ha Noi, in the implementation of the Viet Nam One Health Partnership for Zoonoses Framework signed on March 23, 2022 between 3 co-chairing Ministries (MARD-Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MONRE) and Ministry of Health (MOH) and 29 partners. As a signing member of the partnership, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Viet Nam Program supported the One Health Partnership Secretariat to host this forum to discuss policy issues among partners and stakeholders on seven focus areas of One Health Partnership.
Call for Papers

Call for papers are open for ISID’s open-access, peer-reviewed journal, IJID One Health. IJID One Health, the official journal of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), aims to advance scientific knowledge related to the connection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. As a platform for the presentation and discussion of scholarly one-health information, the scope of the journal traverses’ domains of human, clinical and veterinary diagnostics, surveillance, epidemiology, public health responses, innovations, and interventions. For more information about the journal and the submission form, visit:
One Health approaches inherently contain complex data science challenges due to extraordinary intricacies and differing scales across ecosystem components. Heterogeneity of data, collection, reporting, and databases create significant hurdles for making data ‘data science ready.’ Nuanced interactions and varying responses to threats, including different scales of interactions and effects, present significant obstacles requiring innovative integration techniques. Regardless, data science has been transformative for situational awareness and predictive insight into short- and long-term integrated health outcomes. Authors are encouraged to submit research highlighting challenges and unique opportunities arising from using a One Health data science approach across a variety of applications. Submit research highlighting specific challenges and unique opportunities arising from the use of a One Health, multi-modal data science approach across a variety of applications.
CABI One Health Special Issues

The environmental and health issues surrounding meat consumption are well known, and an active debate is taking place around the ethics of reducing meat in diets or its replacement with synthetic plant-derived alternatives. One Health approaches, which seek the benefits of a closer cooperation of multiple sectors, are ideally positioned to address the dilemma of multiple social, economic and environmental targets for sustainability. We invite authors to contribute articles to CABI One Health in the form of Ethical Debates, Policy Forums and Commentary articles, as well as original research and reviews on the topic, for this Special Collection on animal-source food consumption from a One Health perspective with the aim of showcasing a broad range of perspectives in order to elucidate potential solutions and future directions.

See the Editorial: To meat or not to meat: A One Health perspective on animal-source food consumption, Jakob Zinsstag Bassirou Bonfoh, Paul Teng, Lisa Crump, CABI One Health, 2022
Courses and Summer Programs

Seeking ways to be involved in One Health this summer?
Be sure to check out the One Health related Summer Programs on the Commissions Summer Opportunities Bulletin Board.
Open Access Online Courses

Enrollment for eight new asynchronous online courses is now open!

There are no pre-requisites to enroll. Once enrolled, learners will complete the courses (in this round) at their own pace

These courses are designed for completion by learners who aspire to acquire One Health competencies. The courses serve as continuing professional development for in-service professionals working in various One Health sectors, and are also suitable for students pursuing professional, graduate, and undergraduate degrees.

Enrollment Period: March 6 - March 31, 2023
Courses Open: April 3 - June 30, 2023
For more information: One Health Workforce Academies.


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. For operations in Arusha, Tanzania, the are looking for a citizen of the East African Community (EAC) for the internship position.

Project sponsored by Wageningen University & Research. Ten winning teams will receive funding of up to 10.000 US$ for their project ideas, and to showcase their work in Rome in October at the WFF and beyond. Pitch your team’s Global One Health solutions to minimise the effects of emerging infectious diseases that negatively impact animal, human and environmental health. Help create safer agrifood systems that are shielded from zoonotic diseases, in turn, promoting healthier livestock, animals and humans alike. Deadline 31 May. Selected teams will receive mentorship to help shape their ideas.

University of Illinois, Chicago, USA. Provides leadership and oversight of all Natural Resources programming and initiatives. Fosters an inclusive culture in which all contributions are appreciated and recognized, collaboration and innovation are encouraged, and the abilities of all are engaged to fully realize the potential of the team and of each team member.
Fellowships/ Residencies / Postdocs

State College, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University Department of Geography. Begin July 1, 2023. Develop proposals, implement research projects, organize events and conferences, and support initiatives on health and environment at the University.

Helmholtz Institute for One Health, University of Greifswald, Grefswals, Germany

Fellows and Research Associates
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galvaston (UTMB-Galvaston), world-famous for its excellence in emerging infectious disease research and training. Seeking new team members who have a passion to protect the world against today’s and tomorrow’s emerging infectious disease threats. 

The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) and the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) established their joint fellowship program in 2010 to foster international, peer-to-peer collaboration and the exchange of scientific knowledge and best practice. The program enables early-career investigators, from low and lower-middle income countries outside of the region, to travel to Europe for multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training. In the formative stages of their careers, successful applicants are given the opportunity to extend their research experience, learn from experienced infectious disease specialists, and return home with knowledge and processes that will help them improve clinical practice in regions where it most needs strengthening. Proposals that enhance the transfer of technologies to geographical areas where they are particularly needed are favored. Deadline: June 16, 2023 at 12pm (EST).

Hosted by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC. Eligible projects will be undertaken by multi-institutional research consortia that bring together the range of intersectoral and multi-disciplinary perspectives, capacities, and contributions needed to achieve One Health research at the human-animal-environment interface. April 5 deadline. Inquiries:
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New Books
Editors: Joseph A. Impellizeri
Though not specifically framed in One Health, this book exemplifies the One Health aspects of Comparative Medicine and Translational Research. Electro-chemotherapy was born in Europe for application in human oncology, was successfully translated into Veterinary Oncology, and is gaining attention beyond Europe. This book provides translational research describing electroporation in lab animals, in humans and in pets. It is the first veterinary textbook on electroporation encompassing both electrochemotherapy and gene-electrotransfer-- with both human and veterinary applications.
Editors: E Chivian, A Bernstein
Again, while not specifically framed in One Health, Sustaining Life is proportedly the first book to examine the full range of potential threats that diminishing biodiversity poses to human health. It presents a comprehensive--and sobering--view of how human medicines, biomedical research, the emergence and spread of infectious diseases, and the production of food, both on land and in the oceans, depend on biodiversity. Ten chapters cover everything from what biodiversity is and how human activity threatens it to how we as individuals can help conserve the world's richly varied biota, arguing that we can no longer see ourselves as separate from the natural world, nor assume that we will not be harmed by its alteration. Our health depends on the health of other species and on the vitality of natural ecosystems.
  • IUCN report: circular economy must take biodiversity into account
  • Launch of the BiodivClim Knowledge Hub 
  • First European biodiversity monitoring pilot
  • And more
  • Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series in Infectious Diseases
  • Recent Publications by CeZAP Affiliated Faculty
March, 2023
  • IACP Resolution Calls for Stronger Link-based Animal Cruelty Enforcement
  • Human Law Enforcement Changing with Greater Link Awareness
  • Study Critiques NIBRS Animal Cruelty Data and The Link
  • Much more!
March 2023
  • GOHi leaders visit Washington, D.C.
  • One Health updates
  • GOHi facilitates basic data analysis training in Ethiopia
  • Review of National Causality Assessment Process in Ethiopia
March 28
  • Stray dogs and rabies in India; Air pollution and long COVID
March 15
  • Vaccines for planetary health; Environmental bacterial isolates as infective as clinical ones.
March 7
  • The silent pandemic; Increased antibiotic prescribing in the United States.
  • Research & Policy
  • Events and Opportunities
  • Read, Watch, Listen
March 2023
  • The Rake in the Haystack: A Glimpse Into the Burgeoning World of Viral Spillover
  • One Health Initiatives for the New UTMB Department of Global Health and Emerging Diseases
  • Potential Novel Introduction of H9N2 in Live Bird Markets in Myanmar
  • One Health Approach to Combatting Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Hosted by One Health Trust (formerly CDDEP)

March 7, 2023 Podcast - In this episode, Dr. David Denning, professor of infectious diseases, global health, and medical mycology at Wythenshawe Hospital and the University of Manchester, chats with One World, One Health host Maggie Fox about the threat of fungal diseases, especially as people alter their environments.
March 14, 2023 Podcast - Three full years into the COVID-19 pandemic and the world still doesn’t have a firm answer about where the virus came from. People who have been studying coronaviruses and other viruses for decades
say it’s overwhelmingly likely the SARS-CoV-2 virus came from animals, just as the 2002-2004 SARS virus did, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS virus did, as Ebola does, and as most influenza viruses do. But there’s no smoking gun- no animal being sold for food that carries the virus and that could conceivably have been the source of the pandemic. And that makes people suspicious and leads to speculation that a laboratory leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China could have been the source. Dr. Felicia Goodrum, professor of immunobiology at the University of Arizona and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Virology, argues that the tone of the current debate is harmful and undermines trust in science.“COVID-19 has cast a harsh light on the many cracks, fissures, and disparities in our public health system, and the inability to broadly come together to face a colossal crisis and focus on the needs of the most vulnerable,” they wrote. Listen as Dr. Goodrum tells One World, One Health host Maggie Fox about what’s at stake.
April 4, 2023 Podcast - In 1994 a new virus was killing racehorses in Australia. Then it killed a horse trainer. Hendra virus has been traced to large, furry bats known as flying foxes. While it doesn’t make the bats sick, they can spread it to animals such as horses, which can become very ill and die. Researchers led by Dr. Raina Plowright, a professor at Cornell University, have found the bats only hang out around the horse farms when they’re hungry. The solution? Blooming trees. It’s a perfect example of how climate change, animal health, and human health are linked. Dr. Plowright explains how she and colleagues solved a decades-old mystery and came up with a possible solution.

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