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).

Tanzania's One Health Champion: Rudovick Kazwala

Honoring Professor Rudovick Kazwala

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that our dear mentor and colleague Professor Rudovick Kazwala passed away on April 3, 2023.

NEW STUDY: Projecting the Impact of an Ebola Virus Outbreak on Endangered Mountain Gorillas

Study Predicts Poor Survival Rates if Ebola Infects Endangered Mountain Gorillas

In partnership with several collaborators including Smithonian Institution we published a computer simulation of what could happen if mountain gorillas got Ebola virus. There was an outbreak in humans in 2018 in DR Congo not far from Virunga National Park, so we know the virus is present in the region and gorillas are susceptible to the disease. Fortunately, this was just a theoretical exercise and the mountain gorillas remain Ebola-free.

OHI Around the World: One Health in Chile

Is Chile California’s home away from home? I visited Santiago, Chile again in Feb 2023, and once again felt strong synergies across the people and the places that have so much in common…it struck me that we share similar climates, similar crops, similar coasts, similar mountains, similar music, similar passions, to those we find in California… just in opposite hemispheres of our world.

OHI Team Receives Funding for Digital Technology Development

OHI Research Faculty Dr. Pranav Pandit is leading a team as Principal Investigator - in collaboration with OHI colleagues Drs. Brian Bird, Christine Kreuder Johnson, and Marcela Uhart - to develop climate-sensitive models for individual arenaviruses in close collaboration with regional public health experts in Africa and South America.

Epi-Intelligence in Uganda

Studying emerging infectious diseases at the interface of humans, animals and the environment takes collaboration, local experts and perseverance


New One Health Fellowship currently accepting applications

Pathways to One Health Fellowship

The EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics team is excited to launch an undergraduate fellowship program starting in the Winter of 2023 to help provide more inclusive and accessible opportunities at UC Davis.

The One Health Fellowships pilot program will offer students an opportunity to gain research experience and receive mentorship in support of their career development within the veterinary and health sciences. Two UC Davis undergraduate students from underrepresented groups will receive fellowships during the 2022-2023 academic year.

CapRadio Insight: UC Davis Virus Spillover Tool

A tool to determine priority viruses for spillover risk

For millennia, animals, both wild and domestic, have provided humans with a seemingly endless number of benefits, from food to livelihood, education, transportation, and even emotional support. But this relationship also opens us up to zoonotic diseases, which can spill over from animals to humans. According to the CDC, 75% of new or emerging infectious diseases come from animals. The most notable example is COVID-19.

NEW PUB: Predicting the potential for zoonotic transmission and host associations for novel viruses

Tool Helps Quantify Zoonotic Risk, Focus Priorities for Viral and Wildlife Surveillance

In the past decade, scientists have described hundreds of novel viruses with the potential to pass between wildlife and humans. But how can they know which are riskiest for spillover and therefore which to prioritize for further surveillance in people?

Scientists from the University of California, Davis created network-based models to prioritize novel and known viruses for their risk of zoonotic transmission, which is when infectious diseases pass between animals and humans.