WHO Report on Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption 2016 - 2018 Early implementation
12 NOV - This report presents 2015 data on the consumption of systemic antibiotics from 65 countries and areas, contributing to our understanding of how antibiotics are used in these countries. In addition, the report documents early efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO) and participating countries to monitor antimicrobial consumption, describes the WHO global methodology for data collection, and highlights the challenges and future steps in monitoring antimicrobial consumption.
Risk of neuropsychiatric adverse events associated with the use of oseltamivir: a nationwide population-based case-crossover study
12 NOV Via CIDRAP - Hye-Rim Kang et al.,
Although the potential risk of neuropsychiatric adverse events (NPAEs) upon administration of oseltamivir has been raised in case reports, the association between the use of oseltamivir and the risk of NPAEs is unclear.
Roll-Back Eradication of Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) From Wildlife in New Zealand: Concepts, Evolving Approaches, and Progress
12 NOV - Graham Nugent et al.,
The New Zealand government and agricultural industries recently jointly adopted the goal of nationally eradicating bovine tuberculosis (TB) from livestock and wildlife reservoirs by 2055. Only Australia has eradicated TB from a wildlife maintenance host. Elsewhere the disease is often self-sustaining in a variety of wildlife hosts, usually making eradication an intractable problem.
One Health-One Education: Medical and Veterinary Inter-Professional Training
Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
Physicians and veterinarians are increasingly expected to collaborate across disciplines; however, in most cases their education and training remain isolated. Students are rarely provided with opportunities for inter-professional learning during their coursework and clinical training. One Health issues (e.g., zoonotic diseases, water pollution, toxic waste, impact of climate change, and food safety and security) not only engage students across disciplines, but require faculty and senior leadership across various health-related fields to share knowledge and balance perspectives throughout curriculum development and implementation. Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii infection) was selected as the first case because of the potentially different perspectives that medical and veterinary practitioners may have on advising a pregnant woman with regard to risk factors, prevention, testing, and treatment.
African swine fever found in animal feed raises China's contagion risk
11 NOV - Dominique Patton
Major Chinese animal feed maker Tangrenshen Group reported on Sunday that feed produced by one of its units had been contaminated with African swine fever, raising fears of its spread further across the country.
Policy points out key threats to Samoa
10 NOV - Ivamere Nataro
Four main key areas are highlighted in the Samoa National Security Policy as threats considered most critical to Samoa.
Ebola outbreak now DRC's largest ever, with 319 cases
9 NOV - Stephanie Soucheray
Officials today reported 7 new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising the outbreak total to 319 confirmed or probable cases, making the outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces the country's biggest in its history.
HHS officials reaffirm support for Global Health Security Agenda
9 NOV - Dave Kovaleski
Officials from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department attended the Fifth Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Ministerial Meeting in Indonesia this week to reaffirm U.S. support for the initiative and commit additional funding.
Financing Outbreak Preparedness: Where Are We and What Next?
9 NOV - Amanda Glassman et al.,
This week, global leaders gathered at the 5th Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meetings in Bali under the overarching theme of “advancing global partnerships” for greater health security. Alongside this event, the World Bank hosted a discussion on preparedness financing at the country level.
FDA authorizes emergency use of first Ebola fingerstick test with portable reader
9 NOV - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that an emergency use authorization (EUA) has been issued for a rapid, single-use test for the detection of Ebola virus (Zaire ebolavirus).