29 Nov 2012

In the media 2012

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Innan pandemin slår till

En fartblind djurindustri, till­tagande antibiotikaresistens och otillräcklig vaccin­produktion. Antingen inväntar vi katastrofen eller så tar vi den sista chansen att ändra våra beteenden, säger professor Björn Olsen, initiativ­tagare till nätverket IEE.

– Frågan är inte längre om en ny pandemi kommer att drabba mänsklig-heten. Det handlar om när och hur hårt den slår.

Läs mer på Uppsala universitets webbplats.


Special report: One World, One Health: Infectious diseases in a changing world

Many treatments in modern medicine would be impossible without antibiotics but increased resistance to these drugs means there needs to be a shift in the focus of research and closer collaboration between different scientific disciplines.  Read the article by Björn Olsen in Public Service Europe.


Immuno Valley

Photo: Karin Artursson

Karin Artursson, Eva Haxton and Karin Troell from IEE have visited Immuno Valley in the Netherlands to exchange ideas about collaboration on One Health involving academia and industry.  Kristin Hellman, Uppsala Bio, joined the delegation.  A summary is available on the Uppsala Bio website.


Migratory Birds, Ticks, and Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus

In response to the emergence of CCHFV in Europe during spring 2009 and 2010, we screened migratory birds for ticks as they traveled from Africa to Europe. Here we present a model for the transfer of CCHFV-infected ticks.

Read the article by Mats Lindeborg et al. here.


Development of a curriculum for training in One Health analytical epidemiology at the University of Zambia

Here is an interesting example of work in the One Health area:

"The One Health Analytical Epidemiology course was developed under the auspices of the Southern African Centre for Infectious Diseases Surveillance by staff from the University of Zambia with collaborators from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Royal Veterinary College in London. The course is aimed at equipping scientists with multidisciplinary skill sets to match the contemporary challenges of human, animal and zoonotic disease prevention and control."

Source: Muma, J.B., Simuunza, M., Mwachalimba, K., Munyeme, M., Namangala, B., Hankanga, C. et al., 2012, ‘Development of a curriculum for training in O ne Health analytical epidemiology at the University of Zambia’, Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 79(2), Art. #475, 4 pages. http://dx.doi.org/

The article is available here as a PDF.

People, pathogens and our planet: the economics of one health

Report from the World Bank. From the abstract: "This study ... seeks to provide more detailed information on the costs of the various functions and categories of expenditure involved in the establishment and operation of system for the prevention and control of emerging zoonotic diseases at country and global level. It will also seek to provide information on efficiency and effectiveness gains that will result from the introduction of a One Health approach."

With these aims, the study has two target audiences: (a) project planners, who will benefit from the information of the costs of setting up surveillance and control systems to be used as benchmarks when planning preparedness and control operations; and (b) policy planners at the decision-making level, who would use the information on the efficiency and effectiveness gains to guide them in the decision-making process regarding the eventual introduction of One Health."

Download the report from the World Bank website.

In Wild Animals, Charting the Pathways of Disease

The New York Times has published an article on "Eco-immunity" (28 May 2012).

IEE founder honoured

Björn Olsen, founder of IEE, has been named "General practitioners' friend of the year 2012" by the Swedish Medical Association.  The prize ceremony took place 20 April 2012.

One Health from a Nordic perspective

A new report (PDF, in Swedish) from the Nordic Council.

F.D.A. Is Ordered to Restrict Antibiotics’ Use in Livestock

Article in the New York Times 23 March 2012.

Scientific and business communities have found common ground

Press release:Businesses and academia work together to develop alternatives to antibiotics in livestock farming (PDF).

One Health Inititive promotes our new "One Health" Journal!

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