Author Archives: Julie Ciaramella

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 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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Ebola in the news

Ebola has been in the news lately, as an American infected with Ebola in Liberia is being treated in Atlanta. Ebola is a rare disease, and there are no approved drugs available to treat it — nor are there approved vaccines. People infected with Ebola are given care to help their immune systems fight the virus.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, July 11, 2014

In this week’s One Health roundup: new hantavirus cases in Texas; five people in Hungary have been hospitalized for possible anthrax infection related to contaminated beef; preventing animal-to-human diseases at fairs and petting zoos; and much more.

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Study: one tick bite can expose people to two or more diseases

We know that ticks can carry Lyme disease, but researchers have found that people can be exposed to two — sometimes even three — diseases when they’re bitten by a tick.

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