One Health

August 8, 2019
It has been one year since an Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). To date, there have been nearly 3,000 human cases with over 1,800 deaths in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri.
July 30, 2019
On July 16th, Dr. Irene Bueno-Padilla of the University of Minnesota and Joshua Burman of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency gave a presentation on antibiotics in the environment. The presentation was part four of a five-part webinar series hosted by the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association and Minnesota One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative.
Tags: One Health
July 11, 2019
Last month, a central Iowa man was charged with five counts of animal neglect in what the Animal Rescue League of Iowa called the worst animal hoarding case it has seen in over a decade. Authorities found 300 cats in the man’s home, nearly 200 of them dead, plus toxic air quality and six to 12 inches of feces covering almost every visible surface of the home.
May 2, 2019
This week I participated in the 68th annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) conference in Atlanta, Georgia. While sitting in a large conference hall listening to the many EIS officers discuss fascinating epidemiology case investigations, I decided to share what I learned about the EIS program so far.
January 29, 2019
Last week, farm advocates, families affected by farmer suicide, and mental health counselors called on Minnesota lawmakers in the House Agriculture, Food Finance, and Policy Committee to fast-track three funding bills for farmer support resources. The bills would provide $150,000 in additional funding through June 2019 for state mental health programs, including training for additional mental health counselors. The bills would also triple the funding for the next two years.
July 18, 2018
CAHFS was formed in 2001 after high-profile public health issues sent shock waves through the agricultural community. Now 17 years later, the center plays a key role in protecting people from animal diseases & food borne illnesses.
July 16, 2018
The world’s most pressing issues— increases in global population size, food insecurity, social inequality, and environmental deterioration—cannot be addressed through a single lens.
Continue reading: A Spectrum of Solutions
June 1, 2016
Just back from two weeks in Kosovo, Transformational Leadership Project principal investigator Dr. Karin Hamilton is encouraged by the enthusiasm of students across the food safety and animal health spectrum for working together to build a strong, safe food system in the developing country.
Continue reading: Kosovo Farm to Table
March 1, 2016
Global Health Institute - Thailand (GHIT) is an annual activity involving intensive training and comprehensive short courses to encourage application of One Health essential skills and competencies.
Continue reading: Global Health Institute 2016
June 1, 2013
Two years ago, Dr. Karlyn Eckman of the Water Resources Center at the University of Minnesota took notice of shifting cultivation, subpar water quality, and food insecurity in the northeastern state of Mizoram in India.