This phenomenon is palpable across all nations at different levels and poses a range of human and animal health system burdens. In a recent United Nations (UN) report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a recent analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO), climate-related health emergencies are most prominently on the rise in Africa, where more than half of regional public health events in the past 20 years are linked to climate variables, and climate-related health events have increased in frequency by 25% over the past decade.
On March 29, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued a joint report, “The European Union Summary Report on Antimicrobial Resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2019–2020.”
As of January 2022, SARS-Cov-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic has been shown to infect at least 29 non-human mammalian species based on observational and experimental studies across free-living, captive, farmed, and domesticated animals [CIT].
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released a new report on the future of food safety.
Although there is widespread agreement that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a global threat to human health, it has been very difficult to estimate the magnitude and geographic distribution of the global attributable morbidity and mortality to antimicrobial-resistant bacterial infections.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that a suspect case of chronic wasting disease was found in a wild deer along the North Dakota border.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota is involved in two concurrent active multi-state foodborne Salmonella outbreaks.
Melting snow and mild temperatures trigger more outdoor activity among both people and ticks. There are about twelve types of ticks in Minnesota, three of which are most common and can spread disease to people and animals.
Mink farmers and their communities in Minnesota are alerted to keep away from the farming facilities if they’re infected with COVID-19 and are within the infectious period. The first case of U.S. farmed mink was reported from Utah in August 2020, which triggered a national investigation involving wildlife and human health experts across the country.