ISSUE 2 May 2018
Meet the Newsletter Editors:


Jessica Choi (left) and Jane Fieldhouse, MSc (right) serve as the editors of Duke One Health Team News. Jessica Choi is a first-year master's student at the Duke Global Health Institute. Jane graduated from the Duke Global Health Institute in December 2017 and is currently working as a research analyst for the One Health Team at Duke University. 

Jessica Choi
Jane Fieldhouse, MSc
Recent Publications
Role, Ownership, and Presence of Domestic Animals in Peri-urban Households of Kisumu, Kenya
By Amber, PhD
Risk factors were assessed for zoonoses exposure by human-animal interaction type and the household members responsible for the interactions. Some of the risk factors were identified as animal ownership, sharing living space with domestic animals, and sleeping in the same space with domestic animals.

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Low Prevalence, Enzootic Equine Influenza among Horses, Mongolia
By Lexi Sack, DVM
Prevalence of equine influenza virus (EIV) in horses and Bactrian camels was investigated. Active surveillance of EIV in 2016-2017 in four aimags (provinces) suggests that Mongolia may be a hot spot for novel EIV emergence.
Tertiary Treatment and Dual Infection to Improve Microbial Quality of Reclaimed Water Potable and Non-potable Reuse: A Case Study of Facilities in North Carolina
By Emily Bailey, PhD
Emily Bailey, a post-doc at Duke One Health Research Laboratory, has recently published her dissertation work, which examined the water treatment methods for improving microbial quality in North Carolina.

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Systematic Review of Zoonotic Enteric Parasitic Disease among Nomadic and Pastoral People
By Amber Barnes, PhD
An analysis of 54 articles, Dr. Barnes, and the Mongolian research team determined that zoonotic parasites pose a public health threat to nomadic communities and their animals. Among exposure to potential threats to infections, physical interaction with dogs was the leading cause of zoonotic enteric parasite disease. 
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Project Updates
5th One Health Training Program, May 17 - June 8, 2018
The 5th One Health Training Program begins on May 17th. This year, 22 scholars are joining from Pakistan, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, and Sierra Leone. The One Health Training Program is an intense 3-week program offered annually, which introduces the concept of One Health problem solving, global surveillance, and interventions to reduce infectious disease threats.
Updates on One Health Team Members
Natalie Wickenkamp to join Team 4 in Mongolia
Natalie is completing her Master’s degree in Global Health at Duke University. Her primary research interests are zoonotic disease, wildlife disease surveillance, and modeling disease transmission using network theory. In Mongolia, Natalie will be studying the prevalence of mosquito-borne arboviruses in wildlife, domestic animals, and humans in Central Mongolia. She is looking forward to meeting the team and conducting fieldwork on the Mongolian steppe. As a linguistic enthusiast, she is also excited to learn a little bit of Mongolian.
Welcome aboard, Natalie!

Research Recognition

One Health Bass Connections team was selected to present their work
For the 2018 Bass Connections Showcase, our Duke One Health team was honored to be selected to deliver a five-minute lighting-talk presentation on our work conducted in Malaysia during the summer of 2017. Kerry Mallison (right), a junior, and Rick Tsao (left), a sophomore, did an outstanding job presenting the project and their findings from Sarawak. A video of the presentation will be made available in the coming months. 
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