9 stories from the One Health Resource Center

December 17, 2021

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Healio’s One Health Resource Center offers the latest news on infectious diseases that occur through interactions between people, animals and the environment.

We’ve compiled a list of the nine best Resource Center stories of 2021.

Photo of the mosquito Aedes aegypti, 2018;  photo credit: James Gathany
Source: CDC.gov/James Gathany.

Q&A: A CDC disease sleuth answers questions about monkeypox

We spoke with Faisal Minhaj, Doctor of Pharmacy, a CDC outbreak intelligence officer at the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, to answer some lingering questions about monkeypox, which this year occurred in two travelers to the United States from Nigeria. Read more.

Study demonstrates ‘exciting potential’ of Wolbachia– infected mosquitoes to fight dengue fever

The release of mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia led to a 77% reduction in the incidence of symptomatic dengue fever in an Indonesian city, according to researchers, who said the same approach could be used to fight other diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. Read more.

Q&A: WHO updates guidelines on genetically modified mosquito testing

We spoke with Jan KolaczinskyPhD, MSc, the head of the vector control and insecticide resistance unit of the WHO’s Global Malaria Programme, after the WHO published the second edition of its guidelines for testing genetically modified mosquitoes. Read more.

Homeless people face ‘substantial risk’ of trench fever

Bartonella quintana, the bacterial pathogen that caused trench fever in soldiers during World War I, was identified in 15% of homeless people during a recent outbreak in Denver, researchers reported. Read more.

Health officials trace several Salmonella outbreaks in backyard poultry

The outbreaks included 163 cases of Salmonella in 43 states, 34 of which resulted in hospitalization, according to the CDC. No deaths have been reported and no poultry recalls have been active. Read more.

New coronavirus identified in Malaysian child

Researchers have identified a novel canine-feline alphacoronavirus in a Malaysian child with pneumonia. If the virus is identified as a pathogen, it could be the eighth single coronavirus known to cause disease in humans, Greg Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA, an infectious disease epidemiologist and professor at the Duke Global Health Institute, and colleagues reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Read more.

Questions remain after WHO team visits Wuhan in search of answers to SARS-CoV-2

A WHO report rated the possibility that the COVID-19 pandemic was triggered by a lab leak as “extremely unlikely”. Read more.

VIDEO: Doctors will see more health effects of climate change

In this video, Nitin Damle, MD, MS, MACP, former CPA President, discusses highlights of his presentation at the virtual CPA Internal Medicine meeting on the health implications of climate change. Read more.

Q&A: After COVID-19, what is the “next threat”?

We spoke with Greg Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA, from the Duke Global Health Institute, about potential emerging viral threats and what can be done to prevent pandemics. Read more.

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