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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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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. A number ...
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Recent leptospirosis publications involving OHA investigators

One Health Aotearoa investigators involved in leptospirosis research have recently published a couple of articles in the journals Pathogens and Animals. Diverse Epidemiology of Leptospira Serovars Notified in New Zealand Dr Shahista Nisa and colleagues from ESR, University of Otago and Massey University used routinely collected leptospirosis surveillance data from 1999 to 2017 to highlight the ...

Preliminary programme for the 6th OHA Symposium

The sixth One Health Aotearoa Sympsoium takes place in regional hubs around the country and online in five weeks’ time. The OHA Symposium Organising Committee has released the preliminary programme which covers the big One Health issues affecting New Zealand and further afield. View the 6th One Health Aotearoa Symposium preliminary programme [PDF, 235KB] Sessions ...

Improving water quality in King Country key aim for Massey professors

Two leading experts in agriculture and environment from Massey University will work alongside farmers from the Waikato region to find solutions to sediment retention after being granted $50,000 from the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge. One Health Aotearoa Principal Investigator Professor Russell Death, a freshwater ecologist, and Professor Ian Fuller, a fluvial geomorphologist, have formed a partnership after being approached by Waikato farmer Blair ...
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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 ...