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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.

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One Health Aotearoa Autumn 2018 newsletter

Our latest newsletter calls for indications of interest to join our One Health Aotearoa Antimicrobial Resistance Work Stream, announces the dates for our 4th symposium and highlights Innovative River Solutions at Massey University. View the One Health Aotearoa Autumn 2018 newsletter
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This year’s flu – the Strains of the Day

ESR scientists say the flu strain (influenza A(H3N2)) associated with an increase in hospitalisation and deaths in the Northern Hemisphere is part of this year’s vaccine in New Zealand. ESR’s Public Health Physician, Sarah Jefferies, says countries such as the UK reported moderate to high levels of influenza and influenza-like illness during their 2017/18 season. ...
Michael Baker and Philip Allan from the University of Otago, Wellington

Safety warning labels needed on fresh chicken, say researchers

New research has found that many New Zealand consumers are unaware of the high levels of Campylobacter contamination of fresh chicken and most want safety labelling about the risks on poultry products. A University of Otago, Wellington study of consumers, published last week in the international journal BMC Public Health, found that only 15 per cent of ...
Sheep in a paddock

Spotlight on Leptospirosis in Hawke’s Bay

Associate Jackie Professor Benschop from Massey University’s Molecular Epidemiology and Public Health Laboratory is in Hawke’s Bay this week to present the most current leptospirosis research and its health impact to the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board. Read the full article on the New Zealand Herald website.