Epi-Intelligence in Uganda

Studying emerging infectious diseases at the interface of humans, animals and the environment takes collaboration, local experts and perseverance

 

New One Health Fellowship currently accepting applications

Pathways to One Health Fellowship

The EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics team is excited to launch an undergraduate fellowship program starting in the Winter of 2023 to help provide more inclusive and accessible opportunities at UC Davis.

The One Health Fellowships pilot program will offer students an opportunity to gain research experience and receive mentorship in support of their career development within the veterinary and health sciences. Two UC Davis undergraduate students from underrepresented groups will receive fellowships during the 2022-2023 academic year.

CapRadio Insight: UC Davis Virus Spillover Tool

A tool to determine priority viruses for spillover risk

For millennia, animals, both wild and domestic, have provided humans with a seemingly endless number of benefits, from food to livelihood, education, transportation, and even emotional support. But this relationship also opens us up to zoonotic diseases, which can spill over from animals to humans. According to the CDC, 75% of new or emerging infectious diseases come from animals. The most notable example is COVID-19.

NEW PUB: Predicting the potential for zoonotic transmission and host associations for novel viruses

Tool Helps Quantify Zoonotic Risk, Focus Priorities for Viral and Wildlife Surveillance

In the past decade, scientists have described hundreds of novel viruses with the potential to pass between wildlife and humans. But how can they know which are riskiest for spillover and therefore which to prioritize for further surveillance in people?

Scientists from the University of California, Davis created network-based models to prioritize novel and known viruses for their risk of zoonotic transmission, which is when infectious diseases pass between animals and humans.

NEW PUB: Virus Discovery in Pygmy Mice

The genome sequences of five strains of a mammarenavirus were assembled from metagenomic data from pygmy mice (Mus minutoides) captured in Sierra Leone. The nearest fully sequenced relatives of this virus, which was named Seli virus, are lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Lunk virus, and Ryukyu virus.

Published in American Society of Microbiology Journals

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37th Annual Wildlife & Exotic Animal Symposium

Wildlife & exotic animal vets share expertise with future veterinarians

This annual event is organized by members of two student clubs based at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine - WAAM (Wildlife & Aquatic Animal Medicine) and AEMC (Avian & Exotic Medicine Club) - with support from the One Health Institute.

37th Annual WEAS March 5 & 6, 2022

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RFP: One Health Integration in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The mission of the One Health Institute (OHI) is to work at the interface of animals, people, and the environment to solve complex problems impacting health and conservation. As we work to solve these complex problems, it is our responsibility to use our research, teaching, advocacy, and academic leadership to fight the widespread adversities that disproportionately harm BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students, faculty, staff, and communities around the world.