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Core Competencies in One Health Education: What Are We Missing? Jun-04-2018 This paper discusses the unique challenges facing the incorporation of One Health core competencies in educational programs and provide recommendations to advance their visibility and use. (National Academy of Medicine)
Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Associated with Exposure to Animal Manure in a Rural Community - Arizona and Utah, June-July 2017 Jun-14-2018 Twelve cases of STEC O157:H7 infection associated with exposure to animal manure and secondary person-to-person transmission occurred in an Arizona-Utah border community. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR))
Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks - United States, 2009-2015 Jul-26-2018 During 2009-2015, the Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System (FDOSS) received reports of 5,760 outbreaks that resulted in 100,939 illnesses, 5,699 hospitalizations, and 145 deaths. Among 2,953 outbreaks with a single confirmed etiology, norovirus was the most common cause of outbreaks [38%] and outbreak-associated illnesses [41%], followed by Salmonella. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR))
Tickborne diseases are likely to increase, say NIH officials Jul-26-2018 The incidence of tickborne infections in the United States has risen significantly within the past decade. It is imperative, therefore, that public health officials and scientists build a robust understanding of pathogenesis, design improved diagnostics, and develop preventive vaccines, according to a new commentary in the NEJM. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)
The Opioid Epidemic: What Veterinarians Need to Know Aug-15-2018 Resource outlines what steps can veterinarians take if they stock and administer opioids. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)
E coli cases prompt ground chuck recall from Publix stores Sep-04-2018 An investigation into Escherichia coli O26 illnesses, mostly in Florida, has prompted the Publix supermarket chain to voluntarily recall ground chuck shipped to stores in two dozen Florida counties, the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced last week. (University of Minnesota, Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP))
Multistate Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections Linked to Contact with Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks, 2018 (Final Update) Sep-14-2018 CDC and multiple states investigated several multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks. A total of 334 people were infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella reported from 47 states. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)
FDA Releases Five-Year Plan for Supporting Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Settings Sep-17-2018 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has just unveiled its five-year action plan for supporting antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary settings. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)
Join September 24 Food Safety Twitter Chat Sep-20-2018 September 24 from 2-3 p.m. ET, co-hosted by CDC, the National Restaurant Association, and Media Planet. Use #FoodSafetyChat to join the conversation. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)
National Parks Service Disease Prevention and Response Branch The Disease Prevention and Response (Epidemiology) Branch within the National Park Service Office of Public Health works to prevent, detect, and respond to disease transmission within the National Parks. We work from a One Health perspective, recognizing that the health of people, animals, and the environment are all related. (National Park Service)
Disaster Preparedness for Veterinarians Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT) serve as first responders to ensure high-quality care of animals during disasters and emergencies. (American Veterinary Medical Association)
Food Defense and Emergency Response Resources to help reduce the risk of tampering or other malicious, criminal, or terrorist actions on the food and cosmetic supply. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)
National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT) The National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT) provides assistance in identifying the need for veterinary services following major disasters, emergencies, public health or other events requiring Federal support and in assessing the extent of disruption to animal and public health infrastructures. (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HHS)
State Animal & Agriculture Response Teams Interagency state organizations dedicated to preparing, planning, responding and recovering during animal emergencies in the United States. SART is a public private partnership, joining government agencies with the private concerns around the common goal of animal issues during disasters.
ProMED-mail The Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED) is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. It has several moderators for animal diseases and zoonoses and uses electronic communications to provide up-to-date news on disease outbreaks around the world. (International Society for Infectious Diseases)
Global Early Warning System for Major Animal Diseases, including Zoonoses (GLEWS) The overall objective of GLEWS is to improve data sharing and risk assessment for animal disease threats of the three sister organizations (FAO, OIE and WHO) for the benefit of the international community. (World Health Organization (WHO))
National Animal Health Surveillance System (NAHSS) Animal health surveillance information for aquaculture, cattle, equine, poultry, sheep and goats, and swine. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))
National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) for Enteric Bacteria NARMS is a collaboration among Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Center for Veterinary Medicine) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (Food Safety and Inspection Service and Agricultural Research Services) within the framework of FoodNet and CDC's Emerging Infections Program's Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Program. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)
National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS) Dashboard An online data tool with public access to nearly 20 years of information on foodborne, waterborne, and other enteric (intestinal) disease outbreaks. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)
National Residue Program (Residue Chemistry) FSIS conducts tests for chemicals-including antibiotics, sulfonamides, and various other drugs, pesticides and environmental chemicals-in meat, poultry and egg products destined for human consumption. This site links to the sampling plan, the testing results and information on the tests used, as well as a list of violators. (Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA)
AVMA Advocacy AVMA represents the interests of veterinarians on federal legislative and regulatory issues that influence animal health, public health and the veterinary profession. This sites provides summaries of selected AVMA policies, state veterinary medical associations, AVMA federal and state government relations contacts, comprehensive issue papers, and tools for effective advocacy efforts. (American Veterinary Medical Association)
Animal Legal & Historical Web Center - Michigan State University College of Law Includes state veterinary practice laws. Browse by Topic, Subject, Species or select laws by State or Federal categories. Some world laws are also included.
State public health veterinarians of the United States Contact information for the public health veterinarian for each state. (American Veterinary Medical Association)
Influenza and Zoonoses Education among Youth in Agriculture To improve influenza education and communication efforts around youth in agriculture, several government and non-governmental organizations partnered to launch a pilot program called Influenza Education among Youth in Agriculture. This program provides hands-on activities for youth, zoonotic disease curricula and lesson plans, educational workshops, biosecurity and handwashing posters, and also holds meetings to foster relationships, build networks, and achieve project goals to protect human and animal health. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)
AFDO-Managed Retail Program Standards Grant Program The program provides funds for the completion of projects and training to enhance conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards). (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)
Current Research Information System CRIS is the USDA's documentation and reporting system for ongoing and recently completed research and education projects in agriculture, food and nutrition, and forestry. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))
Ecology of Infectious Diseases - National Science Foundation The Ecology of Infectious Diseases program solicitation supports the development of predictive models and the discovery of principles governing the transmission dynamics of infectious disease agents.
Morris Animal Foundation Large nonprofit foundation 501(c)(3) dedicated to funding research studies to protect, treat and cure animals, including companion animals (dogs, cats, horses, llamas/alpacas), as well as wildlife (mountain gorillas, elephants, rhinoceros, wolves, and many varieties of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish).
Advancing the One Health Concept through Collaborations that Connect, Create, and Educate Archived webinar from November 2016 provided an overview of One Health, discussed the critical need for and process of connecting the many passionate stakeholders around the world, and shared an update on efforts across the U.S. and beyond to make One Health ways of thinking the ‘default way of doing business.' (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)
Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) The purpose of CRWAD is to discuss and disseminate the most current research advances in animal diseases.
Food Safety Podcast A podcast for food safety professionals hosted by the Food Safety Magazine editorial team. Each episode will feature a conversation with a food safety professional sharing their experiences and insights of the important job of safeguarding the world's food supply.
Zoonoses & One Health Updates (ZOHU) Calls One-hour monthly webinars that provide timely education on zoonotic and infectious diseases, One Health, and related health threats at the animal-human-ecosystem interface. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)