Veterinarians at the front lines of disease prevention

On its website, The National Journal takes a look at the One Health concept and the role veterinarians are playing in combating epidemics and preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases. It’s worth a read, and it was even posted on Public Health Thank You Day, a day designed to recognize everyone who works in public health — including veterinarians, who make important contributions to the field.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, November 14, 2014

In this week’s One Health roundup: The outbreak of Ebola is a stark reminder of the link between human, animal, and environmental health; puppy smuggling in Europe could increase chances of a rabies outbreak; Genetics of blind cave fish lays ground for treating eye disease in humans; and more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, November 7, 2014

In this week’s One Health roundup: Bats may carry Ebola virus in Africa, but they may also carry the cure; UGA College of Veterinary Medicine receives Gates Foundation grant to study norovirus; a clinical trial to treat mammary tumors in cats could help treat human breast cancer in the future; and more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, October 31, 2014

In this week’s One Health roundup: University of Wisconsin professor sees common lessons in avian influenza and Ebola research; Asian nations prepare for a possible Ebola outbreak, with lessons learned from SARS, bird flu, and other past epidemics; research on dogs could lead to better understanding of human cancer; and more.

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One Health Commission to hold webinar Nov. 10

The One Health Commission is holding a free, all-day webinar on Monday, November 10, 2014 from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. According to the OHC’s website (where you can register to attend), the 1st International Who’s Who in One Health Webinar will “bring together noted One Health leaders, advocates, professionals and students in real-time to discuss global One Health efforts while providing a forum for dialogue within and across disciplines.”

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