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Thursday, May 26 • 09:30 - 10:00
One Health - A medical perspective

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In Queensland, the formation of the Queensland One Health Group (QOHG), including veterinarians, environmental officers, industry representatives and medical staff, has enhanced communication between disciplines and improved understanding between the specialties with the aim of early recognition of threats to health. Although One Health is not a new concept, it is not often considered in medical practice. Six interlinked cases of canine and human Brucella suis infection highlight the use of One Health principles in medical practice. Other examples of One Health in practice include the impact of the 2011 Queensland floods on health, recognition of the importance of vector distributions in Queensland and consideration of the environment in the transmission of multi-resistant organisms

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Dr Kathryn Wilks

Dr Kathryn Wilks started her career as a Veterinary Science graduate with an interest in the concept of “One Health”. This interest led to her undertaking a project in the Kimberley region investigating the dynamics of dogs in Aboriginal communities and the effect of a canine... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2016 09:30 - 10:00
Room L2 Adelaide Convention Centre

Attendees (10)