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  1. The Importance of Coral Reefs and How to Ensure Their Longevity, a One Health Approach

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    | Contributor(s):: Lexi Shusterove, Jared Romero

    Coral Reefs are large, diverse underwater ecosystems made from coral; the skeletons of colonial marine invertebrates. The reefs provide food, shelter, and areas for breeding for about 25% of the ocean's marine species. When it comes to the environment, reefs generate half of Earth's...

  2. Do Pets Keep People Healthy?

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    | Contributor(s):: Katherine Compitus

    "Zooeiya" describes the positive benefits of human-animal interactions.

  3. Development of a pilot human-canine ethogram for an animal-assisted education programme in primary schools – A case study

    | Contributor(s):: Lee, Chee Yan, Ngai, Joe Tsz Kin, Chau, Kathy Ka Ying, Yu, Rose Wai Man, Wong, Paul Wai Ching

  4. Animal-Assisted Interventions Improve Mental, But Not Cognitive or Physiological Health Outcomes of Higher Education Students: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Huber, A., Klug, S. J., Abraham, A., Westenberg, E., Schmidt, V., Winkler, A. S.

    Due to the high burden of mental health issues among students at higher education institutions world-wide, animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) are being used to relieve student stress. The objective of this study was to systematically review of the effects of AAIs on the mental, physiological,...

  5. First Evidence of Natural SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Domestic Rabbits

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    | Contributor(s):: Matthieu Fritz, Daphné de Riols de Fonclare, Déborah Garcia, Stéphanie Beurlet, Pierre Becquart, Serge G. Rosolen, Alexandra Briend-Marchal, Eric M. Leroy

    We tested 144 pet rabbits sampled in France between November 2020 and June 2021 for antibodies to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by microsphere immunoassay. We reported the first evidence of a natural SARS-CoV-2 infection in rabbits with a low observed...

  6. Qualitative Research for One Health: From Methodological Principles to Impactful Applications

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    | Contributor(s):: Chris Degeling, Melanie Rock

    The One Health concept has inspired a rich vein of applied research and scholarly reflection over the past decade, yet with little influence from qualitative methodologists. With this overview, we describe the underpinning assumptions, purposes, and potential pitfalls of data collection...

  7. One world, one health, one virology of the mysterious labyrinth of coronaviruses: the canine coronavirus affair

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    | Contributor(s):: Annamaria Pratelli, Alessio Buonavoglia, Gianvito Lanave, Maria Tempesta, Michele Camero, Vito Martella, Nicola Decaro

    Human coronaviruses (HCoVs) often have animal origins and then adapt to humans by jumping directly or via an intermediate host. The emergence of SARS-CoV in 2003, MERS-CoV in 2012, and SARS-CoV-2 in late-2019, confirms that coronaviruses can cause severe-to-fatal disease and that bats are...

  8. The One Health Approach to Toxoplasmosis: Epidemiology, Control, and Prevention Strategies

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    | Contributor(s):: A. Alonso Aguirre, Travis Longcore, Michelle Barbieri, Haydee Dabritz, Dolores Hill, Patrice N. Klein, Christopher Lepczyk, Emily L. Lilly, Rima McLeod, Judith Milcarsky, Caroline E. Murphy, Chunlei Su, Elizabeth VanWormer, Robert Yolken, Grant C. Sizemore

    One Health is a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort that seeks optimal health for people, animals, plants, and the environment. Toxoplasmosis, caused by Toxoplasma gondii, is an intracellular protozoan infection distributed worldwide, with a heteroxenous life cycle that practically affects...

  9. Detailed Assessment of Pet Ownership Rates in Four Underserved Urban and Rural Communities in the United States

    | Contributor(s):: Hawes, Sloane M., Hupe, Tess M., Gandenberger, Jaci, Saucedo, Maria, Arrington, Amanda, Morris, Kevin N.

  10. One Health: How Interdependence Enriches Veterinary Ethics Education

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    | Contributor(s):: Joachim Nieuwland, Franck L. B. Meijboom

    What does One Health imply for veterinary ethics education? In order to answer this question, we will first have to establish what One Health itself involves. The meaning and scope of One Health, however, cannot be established without reference to its values—whose health matters?...

  11. The role of religion in One Health. Lessons from the Hanuman langur (Semnopithecus entellus) and other human-non-human primate interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Vijayaraghavan, G., Tate, V., Gadre, V., Trivedy, C.

  12. Pet Owners' Perceptions of COVID-19, Zoonotic Disease, and Veterinary Medicine: The Impact of Demographic Characteristics

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    | Contributor(s):: Powell, L., Lavender, T. M., Reinhard, C. L., Watson, B.

    This study aimed to investigate the impact of sociodemographic characteristics on pet owners' concern about the transmission of zoonotic disease and SARS-CoV-2, and to describe owners' perceptions of veterinarians and physicians as resources for zoonoses information. Between September and...

  13. One health: a guiding imperative

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca A. Johnson

    Given the large proportion of households that include pets, this is perhaps a most important time to consider human-companion animal interaction as a vehicle to facilitate One Health (human-animal health). The potential benefits of this interaction is worthy of exploration for a number of...

  14. How has Covid-19 changed our views of the One Health agenda?

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    | Contributor(s):: Michael James Francis

  15. Prioritizing Zoonotic Diseases for Multisectoral, One Health Collaboration in the United States

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  16. Institutional one health and animal-human health connections in Nthongoni, Eastern Kenya

    | Contributor(s):: Mwangi, D. K.

    In recent years, there has been increased global advocacy for the use of a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach: a One Health approach, with the goal to achieve optimal health outcomes for people, animals and their shared environment. This study explored One Health...

  17. Prioritizing zoonotic diseases for multisectoral, one health collaboration in the United States : workshop summary

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    | Contributor(s):: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), United States. Department of the Interior., United States. Department of Agriculture

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) organized a One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization (OHZDP) workshop to further joint efforts to address zoonotic disease challenges in the...

  18. One health national programme across species on zoonoses: a call to the developing world

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    | Contributor(s):: G. V. Asokan, Vanitha Asokan, Prathap Tharyan

    Zoonoses constitute 868 (61%) of all known infectious diseases, 75% of the infections considered ‘emerging’ are zoonoses. Developed nations have national programmes, adjoining “One Health” concept to combat zoonoses, whereas inadequacies exist in developing nations. As a...

  19. Spatial and Simultaneous Seroprevalence of Anti-Leptospira Antibodies in Owners and Their Domiciled Dogs in a Major City of Southern Brazil

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    | Contributor(s):: Aline do Nascimento Benitez, Thais Cabral Monica, Ana Carolina Miura, Micheline Sahyun Romanelli, Lucienne Garcia Pretto Giordano, Roberta Lemos Freire, Regina Mitsuka-Breganó, Camila Marinelli Martins, Alexander Welker Biondo, Isabela Machado Serrano, Thiago Henrique Carneiro Rios Lopes, Renato Barbosa Reis, Jancarlo Ferreira Gomes, Federico Costa, Elsio Wunder, Albert Icksang Ko, Italmar Teodorico Navarro

    Although leptospirosis has been considered a major concern in urban areas, no study to date has spatially and simultaneously compared both owner and dog serology in households of major cities. Accordingly, the aim of the present study was to assess the seroprevalence of Leptospira...

  20. Zootherapy as a potential pathway for zoonotic spillover: a mixed-methods study of the use of animal products in medicinal and cultural practices in Nigeria

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    | Contributor(s):: Friant, S., Bonwitt, J., Ayambem, W. A., Ifebueme, N. M., Alobi, A. O., Otukpa, O. M., Bennett, A. J., Shea, C., Rothman, J. M., Goldberg, T. L., Jacka, J. K.

    BACKGROUND: Understanding how and why people interact with animals is important for the prevention and control of zoonoses. To date, studies have primarily focused on the most visible forms of human-animal contact (e.g., hunting and consumption), thereby blinding One Health researchers and...