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How Big a Threat Is Bird Flu?

Cows and at least one person in the U.S. have been sickened by avian influenza. OHI's Dr. Christine Kreuder Johnson is one of the experts recently interviewed on Scientific American's podcast "Science, Quickly" to discuss the risk to humans.

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INTERVIEW: Nature's soaring scavengers - the Vulture Family

Host Dave Schlom investigates the world of vultures and condors with Michelle Hawkins, the Director of the UC Davis California Raptor Center.

One of the most underappreciated bird families, vultures around the planet perform vital roles in ecosystems, eating the remains of dead animals and tidying up the natural world!


OHI Research Faculty Dr. Tierra Smiley Evans Receives UC Davis Global Affairs Seed Grant

Happy International Women's Day! Today we honor Dr. Tierra Smiley Evans, research faculty here at the One Health Institute at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and Chief Veterinary & Scientific Officer of Gorilla Doctors who received a Seed Grant for International Activities from UC Davis Global Affairs to study the microbiome of mountain gorillas.

Avian Influenza Virus Is Adapting to Spread to Marine Mammals

The highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 has adapted to spread between birds and marine mammals, posing an immediate threat to wildlife conservation, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, and the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) in Argentina.

The study, published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, is the first genomic characterization of H5N1 in marine wildlife on the Atlantic shore of South America.

The Passing of Fuzzy

We are deeply saddened to share the news that our beloved Fuzzy the Golden Eagle passed away on Tuesday morning. Based on her history and circumstances, we suspect she died from age-related natural causes. Fuzzy was at least 31 years old at the time of her death.

Catastrophic Mortality of Elephant Seals in Argentina Identified as Outbreak of Avian Influenza

The first reported outbreak of high pathogenicity H5N1 avian influenza (HPAI) in elephant seals has been identified by researchers in Argentina. The outbreak caused extreme mortality, with a 70% mortality rate in pups born in the 2023 breeding season, according to research co-led by the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center at the School of Veterinary Medicine and published in Marine Mammal Science. The mortality rate reached at least 96% by early November 2023, in the surveyed areas at Península Valdés (PV) in Argentina.

Rx One Health Field Institute 2024 applications now open

The 2024 Rx One Health Field Institute welcomes you to join us!  Explore California's vibrant and diverse ecosystems while building One Health skills!  The 2024 theme is One Health for a Changing Climate.

LEARN about biodiversity conservation, pathogen transmission, health inequities, epidemiology, disease surveillance, communications, community and stakeholder engagement, teamwork, leadership, and more while immersed in a variety of biodiverse landscapes.

WildAlert coming soon to Florida

We are thrilled to announce that WildAlert will soon be coming to the state of Florida! 

WildAlert will be implemented in support of activities currently conducted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI).

OHI Lab Wins Safety Award

Our own OHI Laboratory has won the Grand Prize for the 2023 UC Davis Safety Services Awards! Led by Dr. Brian Bird, the OHI Laboratory is dedicated to not only practicing safety in their own lab but also training other scientists and future lab leaders to work safely around the globe.

Join our Rift Valley fever vaccine project team

Current Opportunities Global Operations Manager

Deadline: October 18, 2023

Epidemiologist Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Number: #8261800
Deadline: October 22, 2023

Virologist-Immunologist Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Number: #8261926
Deadline: October 22, 2023

Virologist-Diagnostics Development Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Number: #8262050
Deadline: October 22, 2023

Application Info Here