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One Health Aotearoa aims to improve health and well-being through integrated, cross-sectoral, and whole-of-society approaches to health hazards. We focus on inclusive­ness across the health sectors: animal, environment and human. Read about the latest research from our members.

Dr Brent Gilpin

Unravelling the mysteries of yersiniosis

ESR investigators have been given the green light to unravel an unexplained and increasing epidemic of gastroenteritis in New Zealand. The bacterium Yersinia enterocolitica causes fever, diarrhoea abdominal pain and in 12 per cent of cases this requires hospital treatment. In last 12 months there have been 1,177 notified cases of yersiniosis, more than double the number ...
Coronavirus cells as 3D render

COVID-19: OHA investigators in the media

One Health Aotearoa investigators have been highly sought after as opinion leaders on the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to providing technical advice to various authorities, our investigators have featured prominently in the media in the effort to provide accurate and timely expert opinion on this developing situation and to keep New Zealand informed. Here is ...

One Health Aotearoa Winter 2020 Newsletter

Our winter 2020 newsletter announces more information about our sixth symposium in December including early bird registration and confirmed speakers. It also features a piece buy our ESR colleagues outlining the lack of evidence for foodborne transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. View the One Health Aotearoa Winter 2020 newsletter.
Professor David Murdoch

OHA Co-director awarded University of Otago’s highest honour

The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged global cooperation and highlighted the importance of science-based policy in preventing the devastating impact on communities and economies by novel infectious diseases, according to the winner of the University of Otago’s highest honour. Professor David Murdoch is this year’s recipient of the University of Otago’s Distinguished Research Medal.  It is ...
Sheep in a paddock

It’s all in the genomes: New study reveals scale of Havelock North campylobacteriosis outbreak

When the campylobacteria outbreak hit Havelock North in 2016, no-one fully understood how widely it affected the local communities. Gene-sequencing technology used by scientists has shown the true scale of the outbreak. The joint study from ESR, Massey University, Otago University, the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board and the Eastern Institute of Technology suggests the campylobacteriosis ...