One Health Science

Track 2: One Health Science

Friday 22 June 2018
Saturday 23 June 2018
Surveillance and early detection

Saturday 23 June 2018, 10:45-12:30
One Health Science

Ab Osterhaus, RIZ Hannover, Germany, Co-founder One Health Platform Foundation, Co-chair 5th International One Health Congress
Nistara Randhawa,

One Health Institute UC Davis, USA

Session programme:

  1. One Health-oriented outbreak response in Cameroon: A case study of the 2016 Monkeypox outbreak response in Cameroon
    Moctar Mouiche, MOSAIC, Cameroon
  2. Zoonotic Enteric Parasites in Humans, Animals, and Drinking Water in Mongolian Households and Their Associated Risk Factors
    Anu Davaasuren, The National Center for Communicable Diseases, MOH, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  3. Evidence of silent infection of domestic pigs with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 and H1N1pdm09 in ‘hot spot’ Nigeria: Is a pandemic virus already in the pipeline?
    Clement Adebajo Meseko, National Veterinary Research Institute, Nigeria
  4. Phylogenetic analysis of viruses detected in mosquitoes, horses and humans supports epidemiological data indicating two different geographical origins for epidemics of encephalitis due to Murray Valley encephalitis virus
    David William Smith, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, Australia
  5. Prevalence and characterization of Brucella spp. in slaughter animals in Gauteng Province abattoirs and assessment of zoonotic risk factors posed to abattoir workers
    Francis Babaman Kolo, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Changing the Future of Epidemic Response & Pandemic Prevention

Jonna AK Mazet, UC Davis, USA


  1. Shifting the response paradigm from reactive to proactive
    Jonna AK Mazet, UC Davis, USA
  2. Rapid response & control lessons from Ebola in DRC
    Charles Kumakamba, Democratic Republic of Congo
  3. Nipah in Bangladesh: when epidemics become endemic
    Ariful Islam, icddr,b - Bangladesh
  4. Accurately forecasting viral spread
    Nistara Randhawa, One Health Institute UC Davis, USA
  5. Strategy to understand new high consequence viral species
    Tracey Goldstein, One Health Institute UC Davis, USA
  6. The Global Virome Project: assessing & mitigating risk from emerging zoonotic threats
    Jonna AK Mazet, UC Davis, USA
Intervention strategies

Saturday 23 June 2018, 14:00-15:45
One Health Science

Sarah Cleaveland
Rachel Hopper,

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Session programme:

  1. Adapting the determinants of health perspectives to developing and implementing integrated priorities to address social and ecological expectations for fisheries and community health
    Craig Stephen, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  2. Control versus elimination of Taenia solium in eastern Zambia: Preliminary assessment of a two-year interventional program in the Katete and Sinda districts in the Eastern Province of Zambia
    Emma Clare Hobbs, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
  3. An integrated human-animal health approach to reduce the disease burden of psittacosis
    Lenny Hogerwerf, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands
  4. Factors associated with improved uptake of Johne’s Disease control mechanisms on Australian dairy farms: Regulatory insights from evolving control strategies
    Paul Douglas Burden, University of Calgary, Canada
  5. Harm reduction: A strategy for One Health action in the face of uncertainty and conflict
    Adana Mahase-Gibson, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. St. Kitts and Nevis 

Pathogenesis 1

Saturday 23 June 2018, 16:15-18:00
One Health Science

Marietjie Venter, University of Pretoria, SA
Felicity Burt, University of the Free State, South Africa

Session programme:

  1. Cytokine patterns in Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal syndrome and Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
    Katerina Tsergouli, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  2. Replication of naturally occurring MERS-CoV protein 4a deletion variants in vitro and in vivo
    Mart Matthias Lamers, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands
  3. Stressors in persistently infected bats may influence the severity of the disease and/or increase virus sheddings
    Sonu Subudhi, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  4. Inflammatory effects of glyphosate and endotoxin exposure on human alveolar epithelial cells
    Upkardeep Singh, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  5. Dynamic interaction of rabies virus with endosomes and end binding partners (EB3 and p140cap) of Cytoskeleton
    Waqas Ahmad, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Jhang Campus, Pakistan

Sunday 24 June 2018
One Health in underprivileged communities

Sunday 24 June 2018, 10:45-12:30
One Health Science

Mark Rweyemamu, Director of the Southern African Centre for Infectious Diseases and Surveillance (SACIDS)
Rafael Maciel de Freitas,

Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

Session programme:

  1. Molecular detection and characterization of Anaplasma phagocytophilum strains associated with different hosts in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    Agatha Onyemowo Kolo, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  2. Assessment of aerosolization of Avian Influenza A associated with market hygiene and practices and potential occupational exposure of live bird market workers in Bangladesh
    Mahbubur Rahman, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, Bangladesh
  3. Transformation within Indigenous Lived Experiences and the Journey from a Pedagogy of Oppression to a Pedagogy of Hope and Freedom
    Anne Poelina, the University of Notre Dame, Australia
  4. Tackling the second deadliest Neglected Tropical Disease: Predicting and reducing the impact of snakebite on human and animal health through One Health analyses of hotspots and access to care
    Rafael Ruiz de Castaneda, Institute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  5. What will it take to eliminate rabies in Africa?
    S Mwangi Thumbi, Washington State University, Kenia

Neglected Zoonotic Diseases in Resource-Poor, Marginalised and Under-Served Communities: Challenges in Infectious Disease Control

Martyn Jeggo, Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Australia

Bernadette Ramirez, World Health Organization


  1. Where we left off: main conclusions of the 2014 International meeting on the control of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases
    Mike Ryan, World Health Organization
  2. Combatting Neglected Zoonotic Diseases at the human/animal interface: an overview
    Ab Osterhaus, RIZ Hannover, Germany
  3. Challenges and opportunities to preventing and responding to outbreaks of helminth/bacterial/viral infections in livestock
    Vivek Kapur, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  4. Need to acquire community support to implementing effective control programmes
    Helen Scott-Orr, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Australia
Pathogenesis 2

Sunday 24 June 2018, 14:00-15:45
One Health Science

Malik Peiris, University of Hong Kong
Wendy Karen Jo Lei,

Research Center for Emerging Infections and Zoonoses, Hannover, Germany

Session programme:

  1. Species specific binding of the MERS-coronavirus S1A protein
    W Widagdo, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands
  2. Using Bioluminescent Salmonella Strains to Study Host - Pathogen Interaction in Chicken will Allow One-Health-Approach
    Dinesh Hirantha Wellawa, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, Canada
  3. Influenza A viruses activate host PI3K/Akt survival pathway for pro-viral advantage in chicken but not in duck cells
    Sanjeeva Kumar, University of Nottingham, UK
  4. Environmental CO2 Modification of Innate Immune responses to LPS and Organic Dust
    David Schneberger, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  5. Rabies virus interrupts cofilin pathway and induces depolymerization of actin in hippocampal region
    Waqas Ahmad, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Jhang Campus, Pakistan

Infectious diseases from an ecohealth perspective 1

Sunday 24 June 2018, 16:15-18:00
One Health Science

Craig Stephen, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Patrick Leighton, University of Montreal, Canada

Session programme:

  1. Integrating Ecosystem Approaches to Health: A One Health Investigation of Rift Valley Fever Virus
    Melinda K Rostal, EcoHealth Alliance, USA
  2. The Other Side of One Health: A Brucellosis story
    Barbara Akorfa Glover, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  3. One ring to rule them all: Uniting human, animal, and environmental data using the Checklist for One Health Epidemiological Reporting of Evidence (COHERE)
    Peter M. Rabinowitz, Center for One Health Research, University of Washington, USA
  4. Ecohealth Project at the community level: Disease Research and development at the human-domestic animal and wildlife interface, Uganda
    Innocent Bidason Rwego, University of Minnesota, Uganda
  5. “Whenever I see a fruit bat, I think Hendra” – Attitudes and risk perception of Australian horse owners towards flying foxes in relation to Hendra virus
    Anke Wiethoelter, University of Melbourne, Australia

Monday 25 June 2018
Infectious diseases from an ecohealth perspective 2

Monday 25 June 2018, 10:30-12:15
One Health Science

Jonna Mazet, UC Davis, USA
James Bangura,

PREDICT/Sierra Leone

Session programme:

  1. The role of mainland-island bat movement in the dissemination of viruses of public health concern in the Caribbean
    Janine Seetahal, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago
  2. Nematode co-infections, environmental factors and weather impact infection with the zoonotic bacterium, Bartonella tribocorum, in urban Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus)
    Jamie Lee Rothenburger, University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Canada
  3. Environmental Change Increases Human-Macaque Interactions and the Risk of Zoonotic Disease Spillover
    Ariful Islam, EcoHealth Alliance, USA
  4. Explaining variation in human and animal zoonotic infection risk in northern Tanzania: defining agro-ecological systems and their contribution to risk
    William Anson de Glanville, University of Glasgow, UK
  5. Building collaborative capacity to evaluate zoonotic viral sharing among bats, primates, and people in Tanzania
    Elizabeth VanWormer, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA


John Mackenzie, Curtin University, Australia

Emma Clare Hobbs, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Session programme:

  1. Coronavirus bio-surveillance of the insectivorous bats at the Matlapitsi cave in the Limpopo province, South Africa
    Marike Geldenhuys-Venter, University of Pretoria, South Africa 
  2. Zika Virus Surveillance at the Animal-Human Interface in Brazil, Colombia, and Peru, 2017-2018
    Stephanie Salyer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US
  3. Avian-origin PB1 gene confers selective advantages to 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus RNA transcription and replication
    Fangzheng Wang, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  4. Learning form an evolutionary host: IRF3 signaling is critical to prevent Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus propagation in big brown bat cells
    Arinjay Banerjee, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  5. Anti-viral activity of HDAC6 against influenza A virus mediated via suppression of viral RNA polymerase subunit PA
    Yong-Sam Jung, Nanjing Agricultural University, China 
  6. Rapid and sensitive molecular detection of viruses, bacteria, and parasites without sophisticated laboratory equipment
    Joanne Macdonald, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia 


Led by Peter Daszak, Editor-in-Chief of the journal EcoHealth, and President of EcoHealth Alliance.

The writeshop covers how to strategically write and publish high-quality scientific research in a peer-reviewed journal. The inside-editorial perspective of the manuscript submission, review, and publication process will be shared with attendees. Topics covered include Impact Factors, Open Access, and H Index as well as a brief, systematic break-down of the components of a scientific publication from the Introduction to Acknowledgments. Attendees of the writeshop will participate in a short exercise in drafting an abstract. The format of the writeshop is informal and questions are encouraged throughout. EcoHealth journal Editorial Board Members including Review Editors and Reviewers will also be in attendance.

Limited number of seats available. To secure your seat, send an e-mail with your details to registration manager Elina Martin at [email protected].