One Health Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2

The theme of this issue is Fieldwork in One Health. All of the articles below display exciting applications of the One Health concept. This issue of the One Health Newsletter was written by professionals, post doctoral associates, and graduate/veterinary students with the assistance of our faculty editorial board and guest contributors.


One Health Fieldwork: A Closer Look

By Paige Adams, Helena Chapman, Ellyn Mulcahy and Jean Paul Gonzalez

The concept of single health is the concept of a health sensu lato that extends from infectious and degenerative diseases to traumatology and nutrition.

One Health in Action: A Field Pilot Study on Rabies in Ethiopia

By Tariku jibat Beyene

Through extensive fieldwork, this project aimed to explore the health and economic burden of rabies in humans and livestock.

Participatory Discussion on Rabies in Yabelo, Southern Ethiopia

Giardia intestinalis in Argentina: A One Health Field Study

By Sahana Kuthyar

This study examined the prevalence of Giardia intestinalis infection and genotypes in a diverse array of species, including black-and-gold howler monkeys, humans, dogs, and cattle, in Northern Argentina.

A group of female howler monkeys huddled in the trees at daybreak.

Wildlife and One Health: From Jackal to Humans

By Shabangu Ntji

A fieldwork model for One Health that places wildlife as the starting point of inquiry when it comes to infectious diseases.

An indigenous wild carnivore known as the black-backed jackal

The Pasteur Institute and Global Health

By JP Gonzalez

A review of “The Story of the Pasteur Institute and Its Contributions to Global Health"

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Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events: A One Health Perspective is the topic of Kansas City One Health Day on Nov. 6

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The theme for the next One Health Newsletter is One Health Communication and Education. We are calling all One Health professional and student advocates to submit article ideas to one of the editorial board members. The expected distribution for the next newsletter will be in January 2020.

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Faculty Editorial Board

Dr. Paige Adams
Paige Adams

College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University

Dr. Jean Paul Gonzalez

Jean-Paul J. Gonzalez
School of Medicine
Georgetown University

Dr. Ellen Mulcahy
Ellyn Mulcahy

Master of Public Health
Kansas State University

Helena Chapman

Helena Chapman
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
NASA Applied Sciences Program

Student Editors

Valerie Jojola Mount A graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at Kansas State University. Her general focus is in infectious disease and zoonoses, with aspirations to further concentrate in epidemiology. She obtained a B.A. from the University of New Mexico in Biological Anthropology. Of particular interest for her is how the social determinants of health impact patterns of behavior like breastfeeding, particularly in American Indian populations.

Megan Eppler A graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at Kansas State University. Her general focus is in infectious disease and zoonoses and she hopes to pursue the field of parasitology. She has a passion for aiding populations with limited medical care where parasites are prevalent. The near-eradication of Dracunculus medinensis by the Carter Center inspired her to care for overlooked medical problems, such as entire villages falling blind from Onchocerca volvulus. Megan graduated with a B.S. in Biology and an English minor from Kansas State University.


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Editorial Board

One Health in Action: A Field Pilot Study on Rabies in Ethiopia

Tariku jibat Beyene - author info Tariku received his DVM and joint MSc degrees from Addis Ababa University/Ethiopia and Freie Universität Berlin/Germany respectively. He also received his PhD degree from Wageningen University/The Netherlands. His areas of research interest include the application of methods from epidemiology, economics to study infectious diseases and food safety risks to develop practical and feasible mitigation tools.

Giardia intestinalis in Argentina: A One Health Field Study

Sahana Kuthyar - author info Aspiring disease ecologist interested in host-microbe interactions at multiple scales. She is especially interested in understanding commensal host-microbiota interactions and how they are disrupted during pathogenic infection, as well as how these changes shape host health. She graduated with a B.S. and an M.S. in Environmental Sciences from Emory University, and she currently manages a gut microbiome lab at Northwestern University.

Wildlife and One Health: From Jackal to Humans

Shabangu Ntji - author info Earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Botany and a Bachelor of Science (hons) in Zoology, from the University of Venda, South Africa. She recently completed a Masters degree in Veterinary Science from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, under the supervision of Prof Matjila P.T. Her research topic was on the Occurrence of Babesia rossi in domestic dogs, African wild dogs and Black-backed jackals in South Africa. She was the recipient of the 2017 World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology African Foundation Scholarship for a Veterinary Parasitology Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Pasteur Institute and Global Health

Jean Paul Gonzalez - author info Adj. Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Division of Biomedical Graduate Research Organization. School of Medicine, Georgetown University.

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One Health Newsletter

The One Health Newsletter is a collaborative effort by a diverse group of scientists and health professionals committed to promoting One Health. This newsletter was created to lend support to the One Health Initiative and is dedicated to enhancing the integration of animal, human, and environmental health for the benefit of all by demonstrating One Health in practice.

To submit comments or future article suggestions, please contact any of the editorial board members.