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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 Ayesha Verrall

Old vaccine brings new surprises

New research about an old vaccine – one that has been in use for nearly 100 years – has not only shown how effective it is but also suggests it improves our immune response to a wider range of bacteria than originally intended. BCG, Bacille Calmette-Guerin, has been used for TB vaccination since 1921. A ...
Jackie Benschop

Leptospirosis keynote at upcoming occupational health symposium

Leptospirosis is a globally important multi-host, multi-pathogen disease which can be transmitted to humans from animals, with more than one million cases and 60,000 deaths annually. Humans are infected through contact with urine from infected mammals including wildlife, rodents, farmed species and pets. Associate Professor Jackie Benschop from Massey University’s School of Veterinary Science will ...