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Nov. 3, 2016: One Health Day

CDC Around the World: News, Web, & SOcial Media Updates From the CDC Center for Global Health

Nov. 3, 2016

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November 3 is One Health Day. The health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment.

Spotlighted Topic of the Week: One Health Day

Blog of the Week

‘One Health’ – A Comprehensive Approach To Preventing Disease, Saving Lives

For as long as people have lived with – and in close proximity to – animals, the benefit of that reality has come with a serious trade-off… the potential for disease. That reality also explains why a “One Health” approach is used at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify and minimize the risk from zoonotic diseases, the technical term for diseases that spread between animals and people... Read blog


Infographic of the Week


Video of the Week

One Health: From Concept to Action

The One Health concept recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. This video provides a brief introduction to One Health and why it is important for public health professionals, veterinarians, ecologists, and environmental health professionals to work together. By promoting this collaboration, CDC keeps people safe and healthy. Watch video


Story of the Week

The Story of the Rift Valley Fever Virus Vaccine

In late 1997, a disease outbreak began in East Africa. In three months, 90,000 people became sick and almost 500 people died. Many animals in the region also died, causing economic difficulties for the people who relied on these animals for milk, meat, and as a trading commodity. The loss of human lives and animals was devastating for the communities. The cause of this outbreak was the Rift Valley fever virus... Read story

Rift Valley Vaccine Trial

CDC Zika Updates

Latest Outbreak Info

Zika affected countries map

On January 22, 2016, CDC activated the Incident Management System and, working through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), centralized the response to the outbreaks of Zika occurring in the Americas and increased reports of birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome in areas affected by Zika. On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) because of clusters of microcephaly and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika. On February 8, 2016, CDC elevated response efforts to a Level 1 activation, the highest response level at the agency.

CDC is working with international public health partners and with state and local health departments to

  • Alert healthcare providers and the public about Zika.
  • Post travel notices and other travel-related guidance.
  • Provide state health laboratories with diagnostic tests.
  • Monitor and report cases of Zika, which will helps improve our understanding of how and where Zika is spreading.

More resources on the CDC Zika website »

In the News

Health Report: Polio Vaccine Shortage 
Voice of America
October 25, 2016

CDC: Polio eradication within sight but efforts still needed
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
October 24, 2016

Billionaires Pony Up More Funds in Fight to Eradicate Polio 
The Wall Street Journal
October 24, 2016

Rocks And Auto Parts Were Part Of Polio Survivor's Rehab Plan
October 24, 2016

Here’s Some Promising News on World Polio Day
October 24, 2016

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