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More surveillance needed to monitor animal diseases, experts say

According to research, zoonotic pathogens have caused the majority of emerging infectious diseases in the past 60 years. Today experts are saying more surveillance is needed to track these diseases, and that scientists aren’t doing a good enough job at monitoring animal diseases that could make the jump to humans. However, efforts are underway to increase monitoring of zoonotic diseases, most notably at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Read more »

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One Health Commission launches redesigned site

The One Health Commission has launched a redesigned website where you can find all of the latest One Health news. The site is a great tool to find out more information about this initiative that helps to improve the health of people, animals, plants, and the environment.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, December 16, 2011

Most people are worried about a global disease outbreak, but aren’t aware that diseases spread by animals to people, or zoonotic diseases, are what they should be most concerned about. That’s according to a poll recently conducted by EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based organization of scientists dedicated to conserving biodiversity, and that story leads off this week’s One Health roundup.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Friday, everyone! Lots of good information in this week’s One Health roundup, including our lead story, which looks at research on how snake venom can help fight cancer by starving tumors.

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One Health Headlines: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This week’s One Health roundup comes a bit early due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but we still have plenty of great stories for you. In honor of the holiday, we’ll lead off with a look at how one group in Rhode Island is looking to reduce landfill waste this Thanksgiving by feeding turkey carcasses (pasteurized) and other leftovers to a local farmer’s pigs.

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