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Animal-assisted interventions: A national survey of health and safety policies in hospitals, eldercare facilities, and therapy animal organizations
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Contributor(s):: Linder, D. E., Gibbs, D. M., Siebens, H. C., Mueller, M. K., Freeman, L. M.
Viral Zoonoses That Fly with Bats: A Review
| Contributor(s):: Alfonso Calderon, Camilo Guzman, Jorge Salazar-Bravo, Luiz Tadeu Figueiredo, Salim Mattar, German Arrieta
Emerging infectious diseases are a growing threat to human health and a great challenge for global medical attention systems. Governmental agencies in tropical regions with abundant zoonotic pathogens should implement an active vigilance/monitoring model in bat reservoir populations because of...
Crossing institutional boundaries: mapping the policy process for improved control of endemic and neglected zoonoses in sub-Saharan Africa
| Contributor(s):: Anna Okello, Susan Welburn, James Smith
The recent adoption of the World Health Assembly Resolution 66.12 for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in May 2013 is an important turning point for advocacy regarding a number of endemic zoonotic infections, defined by the World Health Organization as the neglected zoonotic diseases (NZDs)....
A Systems Approach to Evaluate One Health Initiatives
| Contributor(s):: Simon R Ruegg, Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen, Sandra C Buttigieg, Mijalche Santa, Maurizio Aragrande, Massimo Canali, Timothy Ehlinger, Ilias Chantziaras, Elena Boriani, Miroslav Radeski, Mieghan Bruce, Kevin Queenan, Barbara Hasler
Challenges calling for integrated approaches to health, such as the One Health (OH) approach, typically arise from the intertwined spheres of humans, animals, and ecosystems constituting their environment. Initiatives addressing such wicked problems commonly consist of complex structures and...
Member Perceptions of the One Health Initiative at a Zoological Institution
| Contributor(s):: Hannah Padda, Amy Niedbalski, Erin Tate, Sharon L. Deem
Zoological institutions play an important role in promoting the goals of the One Health movement. We launched the Institute for Conservation Medicine (ICM) at the Saint Louis Zoo in 2011 to advance the goals of One Health. In 2016, we distributed a survey to Zoo members to evaluate member...
GI Zoonoses in Companion Pets of the Homeless : the Effects of Environment and Behavior on the Prevalence of GI Parasites, and the Role of Veterinarians in Public Health Education
| Contributor(s):: Matthew Edwards, Luis Ruedas (adviser)
Veterinarians are the front-line in the world of pet-health and zoonoses which means they are also at the front-line of human health and have an important role of educating clients on behaviors that would both reduce the risk of human and pet contracting a disease. In this study we collected 85...
Standards for the academic veterinary medical library
| Contributor(s):: Sarah Anne Murphy, Martha A. Bedard, Jill Crawley-Low, Diane Fagen, Jean-Paul Jetté
The Standards Committee of the Veterinary Medical Libraries Section was appointed in May 2000 and charged to create standards for the ideal academic veterinary medical library, written from the perspective of veterinary medical librarians. The resulting Standards for the Academic Veterinary...
Working with Animals
Fact sheet on working with animals produced by the Women’s Occupational Health Resource Center (WOHRC). The WOHRC (1979-1987) was a research and training program devoted to identifying and better understanding hazards faced by women workers. WOHRC was housed in Columbia’s School...
Relationship of human and animal tuberculosis in the interface areas of the National parks of the Kafue Basin in Zambia
| Contributor(s):: Musso Munyeme
Tuberculosis is a disease of worldwide public health and economic importance. In Zambia the disease has been consistently reported in the Kafue Basin without a clear understanding of transmission dynamics in the livestock-wildlife interface. The main objective of this study was to determine the...
A Functional Tool for the Prioritization of Zoonotic Diseases in Ontario
| Contributor(s):: Victoria Ng, Jan M. Sargeant
Presentation on the creation of a functional tool regarding prioritization of zoonotic diseases in Ontario including a discussion of disease criteria for prioritization and multi-criteria decision analysis.
Preparedness and disaster response training for veterinary students
| Contributor(s):: Dianne Dunning
Background: The nation's veterinary colleges lack curricula necessary to meet veterinary demands for animal public health and emergency preparedness. A One Health (OH) perspective, which is a collaborative effort of multiple disciplines to promote the optimal health of people, animals, and...
Incorporating one health into medical education
| Contributor(s):: Rabinowitz, P. M., Natterson-Horowitz, B. J., Kahn, L. H., Kock, R., Pappaioanou, M.
Evacuation of Pets During Disasters: A Public Health Intervention to Increase Resilience
| Contributor(s):: Chadwin, R.
Medicina veterinária de desastres e catástrofes : contributo para a extensão do Plano Municipal de Emergência de Proteção Civil de Lisboa aos animais de companhia
| Contributor(s):: José Filipe Miranda Vieira
Os desastres têm capacidade de acometer ecossistemas completos provocando distúrbios na fauna e flora e atingem populações que, pela própria definição de desastre, não são capazes de dar uma resposta adequada. Quando estes ocorrem...
Veterinary Public Health Collaborations: An Essential Component of Future Public Health Preparedness
| Contributor(s):: Bryan C. Gooding
Veterinarians protect the public's health by serving in multiple roles as epidemiologists, food inspectors, and veterinary medical officers in local, state, federal, and military organizations. One of the more prominent roles that veterinarians play in the public health arena is preventing...
The Experiences of the Central Texas Elderly and Animal-Assisted Interventions in Assisted-Living Facilities via Medicalization
| Contributor(s):: Heather Nicole Yonce
Medicalization is defined as a “process in which personal and social problems and behaviors have come to be viewed as diseases or medical problems that the medical and allied health professionals have a mandate to ‘treat’” (Kaufman 1994, 45-46). Medicalization is enacted...
Willingness to Consult a Veterinarian on Physician's Advice for Zoonotic Diseases: A Formal Role for Veterinarians in Medicine?
| Contributor(s):: Rick Speare, Diana Mendez, Jenni Judd, Simon Reid, Saul Tzipori, Peter D Massey
Physicians appear to find zoonotic diseases a challenge and consider that this topic belongs more to the veterinary profession. However, veterinarians have no formal role in clinical medicine. Data were collected as part of the Queensland Social Survey 2014 to determine the willingness of the...
Compliance with Hygiene Recommendations for Human-animal Contact at Petting Zoos
| Contributor(s):: Kathleen E. Werden, Paul C. Bartlett
Background: Most children at petting zoos are at least somewhat naïve with respect to animal contact, which is probably why they are being taken to a petting zoo. Unfortunately, their immune systems may be equally naïve, thereby putting these children at high risk of contracting one of...
Assessing Factors Associated with Observed Levels of Adherence to Antirabies PEP Vaccine Among Animal Bite Victims in Machakos Level Five Hospital
| Contributor(s):: Alice N. Gichohi
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine factors associated with observed levels of adherence to ant rabies PEP vaccine among animal bite victims in Machakos level five hospital.Methodology: The study used Cross sectional study design. It utilized both qualitative and quantitative...