Mètode 114 One health: un món, una salut

Introduction: One world, one health

Although a One Health perspective has, in one way or another, been around at least since the time of Hippocrates, the term itself was coined by William Karesh in a 2003 The Washington Post article. Since that time, the concept has been discussed, applied, and

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monkeypox

Monkeypox and Occam’s razor

Monkeypox circulated under the radar for an undetermined period of time in many non-endemic countries. How did this happen?

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Monkeypox

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Viruses against bacteria

The use of phages in biomedicine can address the problem of multi-resistant bacteria. However, there are some weak points we must overcome before using them in clinical practice.

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Are viruses alive?

The scientific community agrees that viruses are not alive. However, the idea sparks some debate because it depends on how we define life.

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June Almeida, virus photographer

We remember June Almeida, the first person to photograph a human coronavirus.

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virus names

A matter of virus names

The WHO published recommendations on how to name new infectious diseases to avoid stigmatising a country, community, or economic sector.

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Viruses: are they alive?

An analysis of our historical relationship with viruses to understand the reactions to the present pandemic.

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The only recourse

Our intelligence may be the only recourse against emerging infectious diseases like SARS-CoV-2.

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Maurice Hilleman

Maurice Hilleman and oblivion

Maurice Hilleman is probably the scientist who has prevented the highest number of deaths and illnesses from infection in the history of medicine. He and his team obtained or improved more than 25 vaccines against viruses and bacteria.

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