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CONTEST: What does One Health mean to you?

January 09, 2020
One Health Contest

In conjunction with One Health Awareness Month, the One Health Institute is kicking off a contest urging students to explore their understanding and connection to the concept of "One Health."

Experiential Summer Field Course in East Africa Trains Future One Health Leaders

December 19, 2019
2019 Rx One Health Field Institute participant shares her experience in this “crash-course” in One Health

Applications for the 2020 Rx One Health Field Institute are now open! This four-week, field-based experiential summer program in East Africa offers career training for recent graduates or students in medical and veterinary school, as well as early-career health, agriculture, environmental sciences, and conservation professionals. 

$85M to Develop a One Health Workforce for the Next Generation

October 09, 2019
USAID Award Supports New Project Led by UC Davis One Health Institute

The U.S. Agency for International Development will award up to $85 million over the next five years to the University of California, Davis’ One Health Institute and consortium partners to implement the One Health Workforce—Next Generation project.

Scientists Identify Bombali Ebolavirus in Bats in Guinea

September 09, 2019
Team Members Are Engaging With Local Communities

The sixth ebolavirus, Bombali virus, has been detected in insect-eating bats in Guinea. In addition to findings reported by researchers earlier this month, scientists from the University of California, Davis, detected the virus in Angolan free-tailed bats roosting inside people’s houses in Guéckedou and Kissidougou.

What’s Killing Sea Otters? Scientists Pinpoint Parasite Strain

August 22, 2019
Genetic Link Found Between Deadly Pathogen and Wild and Feral Cats on Land

Many wild southern sea otters in California are infected with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, yet the infection is fatal for only a fraction of sea otters, which has long puzzled the scientific community. A study from the University of California, Davis, identifies the parasite’s specific strains that are killing southern sea otters, tracing them back to a bobcat and feral domestic cats from nearby watersheds.

Hotter Temps Bring More Bugs: 5 Ways to Protect Yourself

July 17, 2019

Whether it’s relaxing lakeside, exploring vast forests or hiking through the mountains, the warm weather draws major crowds to some of our favorite outdoor locations. But we’re not the only ones flocking to these locations this summer.

As climate change warms the landscape, it opens a door for some disease-carrying bugs, like ticks and mosquitoes (arthropods, collectively), to march into unchartered territories. Just a few degrees can mean the difference between the presence or absence of some insects in your neighborhood, and can increase how often they reproduce.