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The One Health concept arose from the realization that human health and animal health are inextricably linked and that a holistic approach is needed to understand, to protect, and to promote the health of all species. Whether it is emerging infections diseases, antibiotic resistance, globalization, natural disasters, or climate  change, human and veterinary medical communities must work together to successfully combat the serious health threats of the 21st century. One Health seeks to improve communication and encourage collaboration between veterinarians, physicians, environmental scientists and public health professionals to find multidisciplinary solutions to these shared challenges. This newsletter was created to lend support to the One Health Initiative and is dedicated to enhancing the integration of animal, human, and environmental health for the benefit of all by demonstrating One Health in practice.

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Current Issue - Fall

Fall 2013-Volume 6 Issue 4 (PDF 1 MB)

In this issue:

  • Vaccines against diseases transmitted from animals to humans
  • An analysis of the linkages between public health and ecosystem integrity
  • In Memoriam, James Steele
  • ProMED Fall 2013 outbreak roundup
  • Brief Items in One Health
  • Coming Events     
  • Recent One Health Publications

Summer - Issue

Summer 2013-Volume 6 Issue 3 (PDF 1 MB)

Summer 2013-Text only version (PDF 81 KB)

In this issue:

  • One Health: The Environment
  • Land use and Roosting Ecology Reveals Links to Nipah virus Epidemiology
  • Rabies in Taiwan After 50 years-in Wildlife
  • One health Approach to a Mobile Medical Unit in Pasco County, FL
  • Outbreak reports from Around the World, 2nd Quarter 2013
  • Hendra virus Vaccine: A Classical Example of One Health
  • An Account of Recent One health Actions
  • Brief Items in One Health
  • Coming Events
  • Recent One Health Publications

Spring Issue

Spring 2013-Volume 6 Issue 2 (PDF 1 MB)

Spring 2013-Text only version (PDF 87.7 KB)

In this issue:

  • The Novel H7N9 Influenza A Virus: Its Present Impact and Indeterminate Future
  • One Health Human-Animal Comparative Medicine Presentations—Asthma
  • The Wildlife Health Event Reporter— A Surveillance and Communication Tool
  • Study Shows Human-Wildlife Microbe Exchange and Multidrug Resistance in Wildlife in Protected Areas in Africa
  • Excerpt from: One Health, Food Security, and Veterinary Medicine
  • One Health Initiative Advances Care for Humans, Animals, and the Environment
  • ProMED Outbreak Reports, First Quarter 2013
  • Brief Items in One Health
  • Coming Events
  • Recent One Health Publications

Winter Issue

Winter 2013-Volume 6 Issue 1 (PDF 1 MB)

Winter 2013-Text only version (PDF 84 KB)

In this issue:

  • Why physicians should be interested in One Health
  • Advance One Health or impede One Health—an opinion
  • Human-driven environmental change influences malaria trans-mission
  • A need for a One Health approach to anthrax surveillance and control
  • Coughs and sneezes, bats, birds, pigs, and you
  • ProMED-mail outbreak reports, September-December 2012
  • The new United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act
  • Opportunities in One Health
  • Coming Events
  • Recent One Health Publications

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