Category Archives: One Health One Medicine

Prevent Epidemics with a “One Health” Approach

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
June 5, 2017

A new Zika outbreak could have already started — and we likely wouldn’t know it yet. A recent study published in Nature concludes that the virus spread for months before infections were first reported in South America.[1] Fortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced a new, faster method of determining whether mosquitoes […]

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Bon Voyage: An increased global exchange of disease looms

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
May 8, 2017

In 2014, when a doctor who had been treating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa brought the disease back to New York City, the United States was completely unprepared. A survey of America’s hospitals at the time showed that only 6 percent were ready to receive an Ebola patient.[1] Over a year later, things aren’t […]

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Clean Hands Save Lives

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
May 2, 2017

For many of us, handwashing is a regular habit engrained in us as children. But in many cases, the activity — which takes less than a minute of our time – can mean the difference between life and death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that washing your hands with soap and warm […]

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