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June, 2016

  • 25 June

    LACANET One Health Project’s 2016 dry season field studies

    LACANET One Health Project’s 2016 dry season field studies http://www.onehealthsea.org/node/213

  • 25 June

    Zika Virus Associated with Microcephaly

    Researchers in Ljubljana, Slovenia, found the mosquito-borne virus in the brain tissue of a microcephalic fetus that had been carried by a 25-year-old European woman who had symptoms of the disease in the 13th week of her pregnancy, when she was living in Brazil. Read more

  • 25 June

    First MERS Vaccine Clinical Trial

    Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research started vaccinations yesterday in the first clinical trial to test the safety and immune response in people of a vaccine candidate to prevent Middle East respiratory syndrome, known as MERS. Read more  

  • 25 June

    One Health Journal: first issue now available online

    The One Health Journal aims to bring together leading experts of various research fields to advance scientific knowledge on inter- and intra-species pathogen transmission. It publishes high-quality research based on the recognition that human, animal and ecosystem health are inextricably linked, and can have profound effects on human society. View the first issue on ScienceDirect  

  • 25 June

    Saudi Arabia reports asymptomatic MERS cluster

    Saudi Arabia today reported five new MERS-CoV cases in Riyadh that involve asymptomatic infections from healthcare or household contact. http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2016/06/saudi-arabia-reports-asymptomatic-mers-cluster

  • 24 June

    Yellow fever still spreading in Angola and DRC

    The yellow fever situation in Angola is highly concerning because of persistent transmission in Luanda, despite vaccination efforts, and health officials are also worried about further spread in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Read more

April, 2016

  • 22 April

    Workshop on One Health Core Competencies Identification of the Current Workforce, Thailand: Report out from Dr. Saengduen Moonsom, THOHUN Coordinator, Thailand

    The One Health Core Competencies (OHCC) Identification of the Current Workforce Workshop was held in Bangkok on March 23-25, 2016 by the Thailand One Health University Network (THOHUN). The meeting brought together approximately 50 participants representing 6 Ministries who are partners under “The One Health Collaboration Network.” The Ministries of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Education, Natural Resources and Environment, Public Health, Social Development and Human Security, Labor, and  the Thai Red Cross Society discussed and identified the OHCC required for the establishment of multi-sectoral collaboration at all levels of Thai Government workforce to effectively respond to emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) and zoonotic diseases.  A survey and mapping for core and functional competencies of the seven ministries and the Thai Red Cross Society was performed by the THOHUN National Coordinating Office prior to the workshop to identify common domains (sets) of competencies for further discussion and harmonisation. With the collaboration of the One Health Workforce team from University of Minnesota and Tufts University, and support from seasoned trainers of THOHUN, ministry representatives received a clearer picture of their roles and responsibilities in response to EIDs and zoonotic diseases. A set of 6 OHCC domains (i) One Health Professionalism,  (ii) Communication and Informatics, (iii) Culture, Values, Ethics and …

  • 22 April

    Workshop on One Health Core Competencies Identification of the Current Workforce, Thailand: Report out from Dr. Saengduen Moonsom, THOHUN Coordinator, Thailand

    The One Health Core Competencies (OHCC) Identification of the Current Workforce Workshop was held in Bangkok on March 23-25, 2016 by the Thailand One Health University Network (THOHUN). The meeting brought together approximately 50 participants representing 6 Ministries who are partners under “The One Health Collaboration Network.” The Ministries of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Education, Natural Resources and Environment, Public Health, Social Development and Human Security, Labor, and  the Thai Red Cross Society discussed and identified the OHCC required for the establishment of multi-sectoral collaboration at all levels of Thai Government workforce to effectively respond to emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) and zoonotic diseases.  A survey and mapping for core and functional competencies of the seven ministries and the Thai Red Cross Society was performed by the THOHUN National Coordinating Office prior to the workshop to identify common domains (sets) of competencies for further discussion and harmonisation. With the collaboration of the One Health Workforce team from University of Minnesota and Tufts University, and support from seasoned trainers of THOHUN, ministry representatives received a clearer picture of their roles and responsibilities in response to EIDs and zoonotic diseases. A set of 6 OHCC domains (i) One Health Professionalism,  (ii) Communication and Informatics, (iii) Culture, Values, Ethics and …