One Health

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.

Jonna Mazet: What if we could immunize the world against Pandemics? (TEDMED Hive Talk)

July 11, 2019
Jonna Mazet: TEDMED Hive Talk

TEDMED is a health-focused iteration of the renowned TED conference, celebrating the ideas behind progress in health and medicine through a program called The Hive. Diversity and multi-disciplinary collaboration are at the core of TEDMED's mission to "catalyze a healthier world."

Just last year, OHI Executive Director Jonna Mazet was nominated as a 2018 TEDMED Hive Innovator for her work as anchor author of the Global Virome Project. Her talk was entitled "What if we could immunize the world against pandemics?" 

Falling Stars

January 30, 2019

The combination of ocean warming and an infectious wasting disease has devastated populations of large sunflower sea stars once abundant along the West Coast of North America in just a few years, according to a study co-led by the University of California, Davis, and Cornell University published Jan. 30 in the journal Science Advances.

Coconut the Snow Leopard Recovers From Eyelid Surgery

October 25, 2018

Coconut, the snow leopard cub born at the Sacramento Zoo earlier this year, underwent a rare eyelid surgery on Wednesday, October 24. UC Davis veterinary specialists and the Sacramento Zoo veterinary team collaborated to correct a congenital eyelid defect known as coloboma. This ocular deformity is sometimes documented in snow leopards under human care. Coconut was also born with other birth defects that impact his mobility.

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