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(1/20/23) The WOAH Observatory's first Annual Report provides an overview of the extent to which its international standards are being implemented by its members. The report contains over 100 indicators grouped into 12 sections, giving a global perspective on members' adherence to standards and identifying areas where more tailored support may be needed to fill current gaps in implementation. Read more here

(1/20/23) China has been attempting to play down the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak as the country continues to recover. This effort is reflected in the holiday rush that is at full tilt in the country. Despite the ongoing health crisis, government officials maintain the narrative that everything is under control. Read more here

(12/9/22) A new study published in Nature showed that the presence of flowers in forest remnants, when potentially contagious bats were nearby, helped to prevent zoonotic spillovers in the area. This could present a very interesting land management strategy to prevent future pandemics. Read more here

(16/Nov/22) We're in the middle of COP27 and here, at the UF One Health Center, we decided to bring you the most relevant and important news coming from Egypt. With climate change being a major driver of One Health related problems, we are sure that you will enjoy it. Check it here.

(18/Nov/22) Habitat loss and food shortages have pushed bats into closer proximity to horses and humans, fueling Hendra virus spillover, a new study suggests, a perfect example of how the One Health approach can be applied in real life. Read more here

(16/Nov/22) On November 13, health and finance ministers of the G20 countries officially launched the $1.4 billion global pandemic fund ahead of the G20 Summit which took place November 15-16. Read more about it here

(16/Nov/22) The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published six key recommendations for advancing food safety based on discussions held at the recent ONE—Health, Environment, and Society—Conference. The hybrid event was held in Brussels, Belgium, and virtually on June 21–24, 2022. Read them here

(01/Oct/22) A team of researchers found that after the mass mortality event caused by an amphibian-killing fungus, the number of Malaria cases in Central America started to increase. This effect is closely linked to the ecological role that tadpoles and frogs play in controlling Malaria-transmitting mosquito populations to humans.  Read more here

(26/Sep/22) The USDA started to scatter more than three million of oral rabies vaccines over 13 states aimed at controlling the spread of the rabies virus primarily among raccoons. The vaccine packets have been proven safe to consume for more than 60 animals including domestic dogs.  Read more here

(14/Sep/22) A joint team of researchers from Burkina Faso and the UK recently published an article showing very promising results regarding the effectiveness of a Malaria vaccine. A disease that is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and has been a challenge for researchers for years. Read more here


(7/Sep/22) Researchers from the University of Florida attended a call for a trapped dolphin. After conducting tissue analyses they found that the young male was infected with the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, or HPAIV. Another case was found in a porpoise in Sweden. Read more here 

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