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December 2011

Dec 15
December 15
Survey: Americans unaware of animals' role in pandemic threats

Research conducted by the New York-based EcoHealth Alliance reveals that 2 in 3 Americans worry about a new pandemic. The research also reveals that fewer than 1 in 5 people realize that the next pandemic will most likely come from animals. Increasing the public's understanding is vital to preventing a "Contagion"-like scenario, says One Health Initiative veterinarian Bruce Kaplan. The Huffington Post (12/14)

 

November 2011

Nov 18
November 18
National League of Cities (USA) Adopts One Health Resolution

The National League of Cities (NLC) http://nlc.org/ adopted an historic One Health Resolution at its annual business meeting in Phoenix, AZ (USA) on November 12, 2011,

 

 

October 2011

Oct 12
October 12
Roger Mahr One Health lectureship series launched at ISU with World Food Prize Laureate saying that people and animals and nature depend on one another.

Reverend David Beckmann, who was awarded the 2010 World Food Prize, said that the One Health approach “just makes sense” in his speech entitled “One Health: World Health through Collaboration”, delivered. October 12, 2011, in conjunction with the 25th anniversary World Food Prize events in Des Moines, Iowa. Reverend Beckmann's lecture is the first of the One Health Lectureship Series established in the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in honor of Dr. Roger Mahr, CEO of the One Health Commission. Rev. Beckmann is also an economist and a laureate of the World Food Prize.

 

September 2011

Sep 30
September 30
'Contagion' Connections: How Links Among Humans, Animals And The Environment May Be Spawning A New Class Of Infectious Diseases

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Animals carry a number of viruses, usually without consequence to themselves, but those same viruses can prove deadly to another species. Humans have simply yet to cross paths with most of these pathogens.

"In the future, we're going to come across viruses that have been around for millions of years in obscure animals," says Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based organization of scientists dedicated to conserving biodiversity.

 

July 2011

Jul 1
July 1
Mind Over Miller: Are we too specialized? Part 1: Human medicine

According to CNN News, only 2% of the students in U.S. medical schools intend to go into general practice or family practice. It is anticipated that we will soon be faced with a shortage of more than 40,000 general practitioners. 

I wish it were policy that no medical school graduate could take a residency in a specialty unless he or she had a minimum of two years of general practice beforehand. Why? For several reasons.

 
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