This article from Emerging Infectious Diseases provides information on Salmonella outbreaks due to live poultry between 1990 and 2014, as well as examines overall trends and prevention campaigns. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility will research high-consequence biological threats involving zoonotic (i.e., transmitted from animals to humans) and foreign animal diseases. (Department of Homeland Security U.S.)
The National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases aims to prevent disease, disability, and death caused by emerging diseases (those that are new or just recently identified), and zoonotic diseases (those spread from animals to people). (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
The U.S. Public Health Service provides veterinarians an opportunity to serve as a Commissioned officer and pursue a One Health concept of medical care. The USPHS Veterinary Category provides officers opportunities in public health, epidemiology, food safety, laboratory animal medicine, veterinary pathology, and regulatory compliance and oversight. (U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS))
The VMD aims to protect public health, animal health, the environment, and promote animal welfare by assuring the safety, quality and efficacy of veterinary medicines. (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) UK)
FAO aims to prevention and control zoonoses and minimize the risk of contamination (biological, chemical and physical) entering the food chain trough animal products. (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO))
This commission brings together the American Society for Microbiology, the American Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, the Association of Academic Health Centers, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies cooperating across disciplines to achieve optimal health for people, domestic animals and wildlife.
The One Health Initiative is a movement to forge co-equal, all inclusive collaborations between physicians, osteopathic physicians, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines.
USAHA is a science-based, non-profit, voluntary organization comprised of state and federal animal health officials, national allied organizations, regional representatives, and individual members. USAHA works with state and federal governments, universities, veterinarians, livestock producers, national livestock and poultry organizations, research scientists, the extension service and seven foreign countries to control livestock diseases in the United States. Website includes links to all the animal industry and species-specific veterinary associations as well as agencies and disease-specific information.
The Veterinary Public Health Special Primary Interest Group focuses on the interface of humans and animals; not just the diseases but the quality of life, health benefits and environmental health issues as well. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
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, HHS (ASPR))
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)
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))
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 (FSIS))
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 (AVMA))
The Biodefense Reference Library is a collaborative initiative of international medical, veterinary and scientific experts to share information and enhance academic discussion of issues associated with preparedness, response, mitigation and policy.
IVIS website provides free (registration required) access to original, up-to-date publications, proceedings of veterinary meetings, short courses, continuing education, an international calendar of veterinary events, image collections and much more.
This special issue (vol 123 iss 3) of Public Health Reports focuses on the important interface between public health and veterinary medicine for improving human health, animal health, and food safety. Co-published with the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. (Public Health Reports)
This journal indexed by PubMed covers international research and developments in veterinary epidemiology, animal disease prevention and control, animal health economics, and One Health. Read abstracts online for free-subscription required to access full text.
Fee-based knowledge resource center for animal health and infectious diseases that includes many full text journals, conference proceedings and electronic books, as well as online expert forums for veterinarians.
Public health and food safety are one of the areas highlighted in this 2005 report which discusses how veterinary research offers numerous opportunities for improving animal and human health. Pages 132-6 discuss the CDC's involvement in veterinarian training and research.
A comprehensive report that attempts to define the nature, extent, scope, and implications of the "Livestock Revolution" in developing countries. (International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) USA)
Harry Michael Chaddock developed this 25-page paper (n.d.) at the request of U.S. Senate staffers to show how veterinarians are involved in public health issues. (Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges)
CAPC, an independent industry-sponsored council established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. Brings together broad expertise in parasitology, internal medicine, public health, veterinary law, private practice and association leadership and provides consumer and practitioner information on separate websites. Some Spanish materials.
CONSULTANT is a veterinary diagnostic support system used to suggest possible causes for clinical signs and symptoms. It provides a brief synopsis of the cause including a general description, species affected, associated signs/symptoms, and literature references.
This information includes images, presentations, speaker's notes and a vaccine directory for diseases which are notifiable to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) as well as a number of zoonotic agents.
Global disease alert map that brings together disparate data sources for a comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Data is aggregated by disease and displayed by location with links to disease alerts. (Boston Children’s Hospital)
A global early warning system to detect and reduce the impacts of emerging diseases that move between wildlife and people (zoonotic diseases). (United States Agency for International Development (USAID))
Edited by Susan E. Aiello, B.S., D.V.M., E.L.S. and published by Merck & Co., Inc. NJ, USA, the Manual is a free online browseable and searchable reference that describes many zoonotic diseases and provides a quick reference table of more than 200 Global Zoonoses with distribution, probable means of transmission and clinical manifestations in humans.
PANAFTOSA houses the Virtual Library in Veterinary Public Health (http://bvs.panaftosa.org.br/index.php?lang=en) and several information systems: the Epidemiological Information System SIEPI, the Epidemiological Surveillance System for Rabies in the Americas SIRVERA, and the Continental Epidemiological Surveillance System SIVCONT (production and training). It also offers events, which are routinely announced via the PANAFTOSA Regional Events Directory.
NACCHO works to increase the capacity of local health departments to address environmental health issues including vector control, integrated pest management, and infectious diseases related to rodents and other emerging vectors. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
The Atlas of Salmonella in the United States, 1968-2011, summarizes 42 years of laboratory-confirmed surveillance data on Salmonella isolates from humans. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
The Animal Disease Component of EMPRES offers information and maps about transboundary animal diseases that are among the most contagious and place a serious burden on the economies of the countries in which they occur. (United Nations)
Guidance materials on developing a food defense plan and training materials and podcasts for for front-line employees in the food and agriculture industry. (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA))
The Department of Food Safety, Zoonoses and Foodborne Diseases works with other WHO departments, Regional Offices and WHO collaborating centres as well as other international and national agencies. In particular, WHO works closely with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to address food safety issues along the entire food production chain. Its website includes the Department's publications including Food Safety News and the Initiative to estimate the Global Burden of Foodborne Diseases. (World Health Organization (WHO))
This CIFOR toolkit allows state and local health departments to conduct self-assessments of their outbreak detection, and to implement appropriate recommendations. (Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response)
National Agricultural Biosecurity Center aims to develop, coordinate, implement, and leverage a broad range of programs and capabilities to address diverse threats to the U.S. and world agricultural economies and food supply. (Kansas State University (KSU))
NEARS is a national effort to systematically collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate environmental data from foodborne illness outbreak investigations. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
PulseNet compares the DNA fingerprints of bacteria from patients to find clusters of disease that might represent unrecognized food or water disease outbreaks. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
VCEHP is an online learning series that contains 11 online courses and emphasizes the use of integrated pest management (IPM) to address public health pests and vectors that spread diseases, including Zika virus and others. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine)
The University of Wisconsin partnered with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) to provide this repository of food safety-related learning objects. Includes access to UTMB's Clinical Laboratory Science learning objects. Free registration required. This project is sponsored in part by the US Department of Agriculture, Higher Education Challenge Grant.
The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics have created a combined 5-year program of study that can result in earning both the Masters in Public Health degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees.
The Veterinary Public Health (VPH) program allows students to combine their veterinary studies at any accredited veterinary college while pursuing the M.P.H. at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health.
The Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health program is administered through the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences within the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. (Texas A&M University USA)
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. (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA))
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).
January 25-27, 2017, Washington, DC. The 2017 Consumer Food Safety Education Conference will focus on behavior change-the heart of improving food safety practices at home and at work. (Partnership for Food Safety Education)
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))
February 8-10, 2017 San Francisco, CA. 2-day meeting for laboratorians, epidemiologists and environmental health specialists involved with foodborne and enteric disease outbreak response. (Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) U.S.)